I've been complaing for years about the control over us exercised by "nine unelected people who serve for life," even when there has been a conservative majority on the Supreme Court. (See here, for example.) It's nice to now have some high-profile company:
President Obama hosted a North American summit with Canadian Prime Minister Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon today at the White House.
During this summit, the President commented on the recent Supreme Court hearings on his signature healthcare law.
Obama remains 'confident' that the law will be upheld and felt he had to remind 'conservative commentators' that for four years they complained of 'judicial activism' and that an 'unelected group of people' would overturn a 'duly constituted and passed law' , a scenario he compared his healthcare fight to.
Of course the main compaint of most of those conservative commentators has been the court's disregard for the Constitution, and Obama's preemptive complaint is that the court might take note of Congress' disregard for the Constitution. It isn't "judiicial activism" for the court to decide whether a law meets constitutional muster -- that's exactly what it's supposed to do. We may disagree over the court's application of constitutional principles, but let's not get so petulant about it.