Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The hubris of the arrogant and thick-headed who presume to rule us

Dear Leader's steamrolling-over-rights administration is apparently not going to let a little thing like a federal judge's ruling declaring Obamacare to be unconstitutional (and thus rendering the entire law null and void) prevent them from implementing their precious little Ponzi scheme:

"Noting that the judge did not order the government to stop implementing the law, a senior administration source said 'implementation will proceed at pace.'"

We'll see about that, Mr. President.

"Stephanie Cutter, Deputy Senior Advisor to the president, issued a blog statement pushing back at the judge’s ruling that Congress cannot force individuals to buy health insurance. She said the Constitution authorizes Congress to regulate commerce."

Once again, Ms. Cutter, we feel the need to patiently explain, in a way that even political hacks like yourself can understand, that there's an enormous difference between regulating commerce and the act of forcing someone into participating in that same transaction. 

Obamacare is a dead law walking, thanks in part to Judge Vinson's well-reasoned and (to our untrained legal eyes) very difficult-to-overturn decision as well as Mitch McConnell's upcoming attempt this week to force a Senate vote on repeal.  It's just a matter of time before the zombie-like remains are buried for good.


Crotalus (Dont Tread on Me) said...

I was going to say something else, but decided not to do so. As Tuco (from "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly") says, "If you're going to shoot, shoot! Don't talk." Talking is bragging, and worse, it marks you. Our government is no longer our gentle governor. It is our enemy, and a cunning one, at that.

Anonymous said...

Well, speaking as honestly ans factually as you have, fuck you and the horse you rode in on. The judge took the AFA's arguments and used them directly. It contradicts many Supreme Court precedents, including those written by the "conservative" (fascist) majority that is (hopefully for you troglodytes) suppose to uphold them. By the way, the far narrower ruling in Virginia was rife with error, according to conservative commentators. Please come back towards reality; it may help keep you from having a stroke or coronary when more rational courts rule.

Harry Steele said...

Mr anonymous... Please, Please, Please, come by my house YOURSELF and try to force me to buy your UNCONSTITUTIONAL crap... all that will happen is you dying a very painful death. ANYONE with at least one brain cell KNOWS for an indisputable FACT that the damn thing is UnConstitutional beyond any doubt whatsoever.

Bike Bubba said...

OK, let's imagine, for example, the Founding Fathers passing a law compelling people to buy, say, tea.

(actual example from the ruling)

Sorry, but if history and original intent means anything, Obamacare should be thrown out 9-0. If it's just 5-4, we know exactly what four Justices need to be impeached and removed for not having any clue about the law.