The Corner

James Clyburn Wants Obama to ‘Campaign Against the Supreme Court’

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Representative James Clyburn (D., S.C.) suggested that the president should campaign against the Supreme Court if it strikes down Obamacare. “In terms of the Congress, I believe that it would be off-base for us to do that, but for the president, I don’t think it is,” Clyburn argued, before noting a precedent: “we’ve seen presidents run against the Supreme Court. Franklin Roosevelt did it to the Supreme Court.” FDR’s terrible legacy does not stand alone. We’ve already seen President Obama campaign against the Supreme Court, admonishing the justices sitting in front of him during his 2010 State of the Union for their Citizens United decision. If his signature piece of legislation is struck down, expect to see the Left turn roundly on the Court and the president to run unashamedly against “judicial activism” in November. 

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