Saturday, June 30, 2012

SCOTUS Decision - In Pictures UPDATED and BUMPED

[orig post 6.29.12 8:22am]

Images found at People's Cube - here and here.

So ObamaCare was ruled constitutional yesterday by the Supreme Court.

It appears the Court did all they could do to maneuver around the Constitution in order to give a thumbs up.

The Administration sent a lawyer to defend it who couldn't complete a sentence.  All the 'smart' people on the right said he failed.

The legislation required citizens subjects to buy health coverage.  This was the first time ever that a law required citizens subjects to purchase a service.

All the 'smart' people on the right said this was unconstitutional.

By definition, this vote makes ObamaCare constitutional.

To those 'smart' people on the right - why should we look to you ever again as a 'legal expert'?

To those 'smart' people on the right - why didn't you see what the Supreme Court Justices saw?

To those 'smart' people on the right - why wasn't this decision discussed as a possibility?

Another from Eric Holder via People's Cube:

"Fast and Furious was a tax."


Prof. Jacobson posted this audio of Mark Levin, who shares our anger over the SCOTUS decision.

Quote of the day (2:35 mark):

Chief Justice Roberts saved ObamaCare despite its multiple Constitutional violations.

Prof. Jacobson in another post:

Some well-meaning people are peddling the notion that today’s Obamacare decision was a long term victory, that we lost the battle but won the war, that there was some master plan by Chief Justice Roberts to gut the expansion of Commerce Clause power under the fig leaf of a majority ruling upholding the mandate under Congress’s taxing power.


If this were some other more narrow law, if this was not a monumental takeover of the most private aspects of our lives, if this monstrosity would not cause such long term damage to our health care system, if this law was not Obamacare ….

I might be inclined to agree with you.

But it is Obamacare, it is the takeover of a substantial portion of our economy which empowers the federal government to write tens of thousands of pages of regulations telling us how to live and how to die.

This was the hill to fight on for any conservative Justice of the Supreme Court.
Yet because the conservative Chief Justice sided with the liberal Justices on the result, we have Obamacare.

Whether the Chief Justice did it out of good faith belief in the correctness of his opinion (which is what I believe) or as part of some master plan (the theory some are peddling), the result is the same:  Until further notice Obamacare is the law of the land.

Sure, we now are motivated for November.  And maybe in the end we will get rid of Obamacare.

But that is then and this is now.

UPDATED and BUMPED 6.30 9pm:

Drudge headline: "Experts eat crow after Supreme Court ruling..."  links to The Hill's article: Experts eat crow after the healthcare ruling that only lists a few names:  Alberto Gonzales, Ilya Solmin, Kevin Walsh, and Jeffrey Toobin.

Ann Barnhardt responds to Republicans who see a silver lining in this SCOTUS case:

Do you people not have functioning brains? Is there truly no capacity for any intelligent thought or the ability to recall and parse objective facts and evidence? Really?
Chief Justice John Roberts emotionally operates on the same level as the average twelve year old girl, and just sold out not just the Republic, the Constitution and the entire American populace, but really the entire planet, because now that the United States is no more, the forces of evil will run absolutely rampant over the rest of the planet.
Roberts just ratified the “right” for the government to tax people on their existence. Either you purchase a service commodity, thus paying a tax which is collected by the insurance company itself, or you will pay a tax to the IRS directly.
Oh, but all of the dumbasses out there swear up and down that this step in the battle for the Republic had to be lost so that we could later, in some grand strategy, win the war.

Listen dumbasses, the war is already lost. YOU JUST LOST IT. You didn’t just sac your queen in order to set up a checkmate. Your ass just got checkmated and Barry Obama is sitting on the couch lighting up a joint, and texting Reggie Love to come over for a little celebratory
Bottom line, if you continue to argue that Roberts’ decision was anything less than the end of the Republic, then you are either a total jackass, or you are despicable liar looking to keep some stream of revenue or power concentration flowing. And may God forgive you for whichever sin you choose to wallow in; unrepentant cowardice, unrepentant willful stupidity or unrepentant greed; because, knowing what’s coming, I’m not sure I can.

Ann Barnhardt owns a Commie Obama Ushanka hat.  Do you think the hat is still just a joke?

U/T: Ann

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