No Surprise — LGBT Super PAC for Obama

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Becky Yeh – OneNewsNow California correspondent

A family activist says it’s no surprise that a California LGBT super PAC wants another term of President Barack Obama.

Trending groups known as super political action committees (PACs), which came about in 2010, are able to raise unlimited monies for political causes. One was recently created to get President Obama re-elected in November. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Pride-LGBT, a newly formed San Francisco-based super PAC, will seek to reach the lesbian, “gay,” bisexual, and transgender community through social media platforms on behalf of Obama. The group’s founder, Marcus Lovingood, says that demographic is “so incredibly strong” that if empowered more, it will be “engaged and work together on a larger scale.”

Randy ThomassonRandy Thomasson of is not surprised.

“He has done everything [for the LGBT community] except [give them] the word ‘marriage,’ but he is threatening inside to go with that in the future,” Thomasson offers. “And so it’s no surprise whatsoever that the homosexual, bisexual, transsexual activists have said Let’s raise money for Barack Obama. He’s our guy. He does our values. Well, that’s certainly true.”

Lovingood also told the Chronicle that the LGBT community could really change the outcome of the election in November, adding that President Obama has done more for those individuals in the past four years than any president has done in 25 years.

The group wants to increase voter registration and grassroots efforts, and it hopes to raise $1 million by June.

Obama Warning to Supreme Court ‘Unprecedented’

Why do conservatives allow this argument to stand without showing the MANY MANY situations where the court has OVERTURNED conservative legislation enacted by the “democratically elected” body?

Mr. President, sir,….uh the knife cuts both ways!!!!    Have you EVER complained ONCE when duly passed pro-life legislation was struck down?????

It cuts both ways and moreso against conservative bills….

GOP: Obama Warning to Supreme Court ‘Unprecedented’

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 11:48 AM

By: Jim Meyers

Republicans have taken sharp issue with President Barack Obama’s warning to the Supreme Court on the Obamacare case, charging that the president is seeking to “intimidate” the high court.

Obama warned on Monday that a rejection of his healthcare reform law would be an act of “judicial activism” that Republicans claim to oppose.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said it is a “fantasy” to think “every law you like is constitutional and every Supreme Court decision you don’t is ‘activist.’”

“Judicial activism or restraint is not measured by which side wins but by whether the court correctly applied the law.”

GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, in an interview with Fox News, said an activist court is one that “departs” from the Constitution and legislates from the bench. In this case, he maintained, the judges simply are weighing whether a law is constitutional.

“That will not be an activist court — that will be a court following the Constitution,” Romney said.

Obama said at a news conference with the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Monday: “I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.

“And I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint, that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a good example. And I’m pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step.”

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, responded by telling Fox News Radio: “Nothing could be more appropriate for the Supreme Court to decide than whether a bill is constitutional or not.

“It is not unprecedented at all for the Supreme Court to declare a law unconstitutional; they do that on a regular basis so it’s not unprecedented at all. What is unprecedented is the president of the United States trying to intimidate the Supreme Court.”

The court spent three days hearing arguments last week in four separate challenges to Obamacare.

A central challenge was over the individual mandate — the requirement that Americans buy health insurance. Republicans say the mandate is unconstitutional and the government cannot force people to buy insurance.

The court is expected to issue formal opinions in the case by late June.

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