I had myself all calmed down now I'm angry again. Keep that in mind and stay with me a minute. A couple of months ago c-Span broadcast the state dinner party that was thrown for Angela Merkel. It was a totally garish revolting scene. No hoi polloi(us) in sight. Our elected officials all dressed up parading and posing for the cspan camera. And here comes Mr & Mrs Roberts. I thought what the heck is he doing cavorting around with the pretend-royals he is supposed to police. In the event you're still with me, here's why Roberts adjudicated in the manner that he did, so that Kegan and Sotomayer will invite him to dinner in their homes and they will like him. I speculate that there was not one person at that Merkel-provided-excuse-for-a-taxpayer-funded party, who is concern about payments, financial obligation or their health care expenses. They are so detached from the lives of the average American citizen, because it is all about Them, thee entitled class.
The left saying Roberts "created" it as a tax is completely bogus. One because of what RS said above and two because the justices don't sit there and say "how can we change this and modify it to be something we want?" They don't add things into it that weren't argued in the first place. If it was never brought up as a tax in the first place, and the Obama administration refused to call it a tax and never brought that up as an issue then the Supreme Court would not have upheld it as a tax.
Roberts jokes about trip to 'impregnable' fortress... http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HEALTH_CARE_CHIEF_JUSTICE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-06-29-11-54-34
I don't know about you, but, I'm FED UP WITH THE ARROGANCE!
I'm quite confident that anti-seizure drugs partially lobotomized whatever passion he may have had for human freedom if he ever had any for starters. The other possibility is that they threatened him and his family. I wouldn't put anything past Sovietized Slum Lords.
Congress was on cue to grab the baton and run with it. Congress should be able to strike down Obamacare on July 11th. It is a tax and the fact that it originated from the Senate should deem it invalid. I don't think that the last we've heard of the AHA.
What makes this ad so compelling is the fact that they are running it on the heels of yesterday's decision so people can hear Obama's promises followed by his lies. All of it fresh in everyone's minds.
Great use of an ad! Again, they are doing a GREAT job with these.
Folks, go here to sign and demand they repeal the whole monstrousity. Then, after you sign, a screen comes up where you can donate to conservative candidates running for Congress. I haven't donated yet, but I am. It will probably only be 5 bucks per candidate, but if everyone would do that, it would be a lot of money.
Senator Demint is doing this.
Please sign, donate, and forward to your email list.
It's funny... it almost seems to be a joke to refer to him as the "Liar-and-Chief" anymore. I wonder if there's a medical malody that prevents him from EVER speaking the truth? He's a compulsive liar? Lying Terrets (sp?)? He was born without the honesty muscle/gene/bone?
Obama has cemented his legacy as the worst and most dangerous President ever in American History. I hope and pray that we remove this monster in November. He is a dictator in the making and he is worse than ANY terrorist attack - especially now that he has become emboldened.
Pray, fight, vote!
So should we as citizens be demanding that this law go back to the House for a new vote, now that the language has changed? it's not the law the House passed, right? It's a "Bait & Switch" now, isn't it?
Technically, it wasn't passed correctly. Both chambers are supposed to pass the exact same bill and that never happened. Pelosi deemed it passed in the House. I never understood how that could be legal.
Well, if they do my Rep. has already said he's voting for a repeal. He was interviewed last night and already vowing to work on repealing it.
Because the penalty is now legally defined as a tax, the law, in fact the entire O-care beast is vulnerable. The bar has been lowered as to how many votes are needed to kill it from within, from a two thirds majority to kill the law entirely, to a simple majority of 51 to rip out its funding mechanism, the non-compliance tax. The ruling also prevents the Feds from penalizing and forcing the compliance of the States with O-care. The ruling has turned the monster into a paper tiger.
What we need to focus on, right now is evicting Zero, winning control of the Senate and retaining control of the House. Once that is accomplished, we have two years to burn that paper tiger into inconsequential ashes.
This whole decision will reinvigorate the TEA party.
Taxed Enough Already! Turn this ship around in November or face running aground and sinking!
Just proves that liberals impose huge taxes on people, always and forever. Yet in all this debate nobody seems to be asking where all the doctors for this plan will come from? Not only are there NOT enough doctors to treat all these people, but the doctors that remain are going to lose a lot of money under Obamacare, since all rates will be set by the Federal government, especially for Medicaid or Medicare. You will see more and more doctors simply go private and refuse to deal with government insurance. This will not only put a huge strain on the doctors that do remain in these programs, but it will dramatically increase waiting times for the few doctors that remain. This issue should be brought up by Romney. If you ever expect to see your family doctor again, kill this law. If you do not, you will eventually be forced into a government clinic where you will either live or die, depending on the type of care you get. Are you willing to settle for that?
There is much more to come on the doctors. Which ones will embrace this because they love socialized medicine, which fight it, and which just walk away.
Much of our family works in the healthcare industry and I can tell all of you who do not, that government takeover is a slow ugly death.
What compounds this evil is hat already care is being with held. We just worked with a mid-50's woman in "a New England state". Her private health insurance is now completely regulated by the government. She has a serious heart problem causing her to be unable to work or carry out simple physical tasks without shortness of breath and dizziness. The operation she needs in not minor but routine. In most all other states she would have had approved immediately and in rehab by now. Her doctor told her he will not recommend it until her condition becomes life threatening.
As care receivers Americans have NO IDEA what is in store for you and your loved ones. None. It is happening now in Massachusetts and across the US for all Medicare patients. It is slow and sinister. The human impact will not be seen until it is too late.
I am shocked at how many people think heathcare should be "free" and worse, how many think government healthcare is "free".
I ask them to think about the business they in and how they could operate if the government told them they had to provide their goods and services to whoever demanded it whether they could pay or not.
I ask them how they would feel if they government told them how much they could charge for their services and what it would be like if they could not charge more than others, or find more innovative, higher quality and more profitable solutions than their competitors.
I ask them what exactly they would do when the realized their potential income and profits were capped and, that no matter how good they were or how hard they worked they could not make any more money.
I tell them that is what we have done to the largest private industry in America, from the country doctor, to the engineers who build life saving medical equipment, to the companies who invent new drugs, to the largest hospital.
I ask them to think about how it feels to be a doctor in America
This is the stunning part for me. How can they believe anything is free? And we have Mrs 0bama running around talking about free contraceptives. The recipient class truly believes that they are entitled to free everything. Coming soon free dental care, free pet care, free whatever they decide they want next.
Very good! What I also remind people is that Americans are generous and whenever there is someone that needs a life saving treatment that can't afford it, there are fundraiseres and doctors that will volunteer their services, work out a payment plan, etc. that if the gov't runs it and says "NO" that's it. NO is the answer and there won't be fundraisers, etc. to turn to.
TRS, you've focused in on a really interesting angle of this - that the statists are on the defense? I never expected they would try to blame this on Roberts . I had expected they would leave this whole tax/non-tax, injunctions/commerce-clause thing alone because Americans are too ignorant to figure it out how much damage was done to the Republic with the Robert's Precedent. . So if they are responding, they must be on the defense.
Of course I am further off the elephant compound than even Levin in that I believe Roberts intentionally sabotaged us yesterday, that it was not just sloppy as Levin said.
You said "So don’t let people blame this on Roberts, but on Obama and his team of crooked lawyers."
Are you now in Rshill's camp that this was Roberts, sacrificing the queen?
SDee, after some reflection I woke up this morning and I am even more pissed off today than I was yesterday. I cannot believe that Justice Roberts upheld a statue based on a pseudo intellectual opinion that needs to be broken down to really understand the mumbo jumbo rhetorical BS! Roberts job is to comply with the Constitution not try to punish citizens who made a terrible choice in 2008! I mean who in the hell does he think he is? Is that in his job description to make the American people pay for a horrible mistake with the election of Barack Obama? Do judges do that? This opinion was way outside of his Constitutional ability to interpret laws that comply with the constitution. I am so pissed off at this decision because like Mark said Obama care could have stopped and over yesterday! The conservative senators and representative should write him a letter inquiring about his ability to lead and interpret the Constitution. Since it appears that the pressure worked when Leaky Pat Leahy called him out on the senate floor the conservative senators should put him on blast in a letter about his ability to serve and suggest a resignation, of course after the election. Moreover, why don't we have people who can put pressure on judges to adhere to the Constitution like it appears that pressure was put on Roberts? None of the republican senators made a speech telling the any of the judges to comply with the constitution or they will be impeached. I am so disgusted at this because the decision was based on nothing that was argued in the lower courts nor the supreme court so why would he think that its OK to render an opinion that is not Constitutional and really has nothing to do with the Constitution? I mean has he forgotten why he is there? We know that the liberal justices don't believe in the Constitution because they imply it and write about all the time. But, no one ever thought that Roberts would not comply with the Constitution.
I read somewhere that he is taking medication for epilepsy which can really effect his cognitive abilities and is critical for decision-making. This should be investigated in that letter from the senators.
I have no faith that the RINO's will follow through to use the taxing power to get rid of this monstrosity of a statue. Obama's entire persona and being is a lie and it is no surprise that he would lie about this too.
why don't we have people who can put pressure on judges to adhere to the Constitution like it appears that pressure was put on Roberts
This is a Republican affliction. When Obama said he wanted to be the president for all of us and was a uniter not a divider, we knew that was BS. When RINOs govern, they adhere to this lofty ideal which manifests in constant compromise with the left.
You have more confidence than I that elephants can play chess. Now if this is the Capitalists.......
Remember this - What is the most important piece on the board? The King? No, it has little power, and is extremely vunerable. The Queen? No, it is too valuable to risk in precarious positions. The Rook, Knight, or Bishop? Nope, just middle men doing the Queens business. The Pawn? Bingo. The Pawn is the most valuable piece on the board. Without them, the more powerful pieces have no defense. With them, you can march a position down the board for a checkmate. They are the foundation of your gameplan. All praise the lowly pawn.
Ken, I've posted a website that Senator Demint has set up called www.repealitnow.com
Could you guys run this as a story here? It would get way more coverage that way. Thanks!
His decision does allow for the gutting of the "O-care" beast with a simple majority vote of 51 instead of the super-majority required to kill it prior to this decision.
I certainly understand that. Daddy's neither a rook, bishop or knight, just a brave little pawn, moving one or two steps at a time.
Rshill - I've never in my life hoped so badly that I am wrong, as I am about Roberts.
He is the one who let the usurper stumble around his oath of loyalty and administered it in private. He is the one who blocked all of the Article 2 Section 1 eligibility challenges from the docket.
There is clearly far more to the man than meets the eye. My knowledge of the outright and complete corruption of our government still guards any optimism of it. I am however keeping the corner of my eye open.
Are you in a swing state? I never see ads either. Recently my husband was on a business trip in VA, and he couldn't believe the number of political ads he saw while watching a ballgame on TV.
I live in Florida, a swing State and I never see them, but then again, when I think about it I don't watch MSM.
My question exactly. Nice ads... but if no one sees them.... Where do they appear? The MSM is not going to pass up the chance of Obama practicing his perpetual perfidy slip from their hands by airing the counter argument.
I'm expecting them to hit national T.V. in or around Sep/Oct - when Obama has run out of money and when Romney has the most - also, when they'll stick in people's short-term memory at the best time and have the most influence. This is in line with Romney's strategy to date.
Michelle would indeed expose this... she's a pit bull! Bernard Goldberg and/or Glenn Beck... even Drudge, Red State and/or Breibart.com would expose this.
The difference between 2008 and 2012, is that now we're paying attention... and we're pissed.
Hope this was helpful. :)
I really appreciate this. It's a subject I know nothing about. And it appears just from some of the points you make that it is worthy of an expose from some trusty "alternate" media types. It sounds like something right up Michelle Malkin's alley.
Great question - wish I knew for sure.
My guess: I suppose it's possible with some crooked networks (like ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, etc.). But what it may boil down to is the color of advertiser's money. FNC airs Democratic or bad ads because they get paid alot to do so - regardless if it opposes their beliefs. Maybe the other networks will follow suit - afterall, money is money. Or they may not for fear of reprisal from Obama and the FCC or some Gov't. agency.
I think a real concern might be Obama and the DNC buying up all the prime time advertising slots during Sep/Oct. I'm sure those networks will give them 1st dibs.
No doubt this is gonna get messy. The good news is that Obama has already spent tens of millions of dollars and is rapidly becoming cash-strapped. We'll see.
Thanks for this. One question which no one has yet answered. Is there a broadcast policy among broadcasters or within the various broadcasters that require at least a veneer of objectivity in running ads. Do they refuse ads simply because they are Republican. Do you have any idea about this?
I saw three anti-Obamatax ads last night. I didn't see the RNC's ad but the ones I saw were good.
It probably depends on what channels you watch, whether you have satellite or cable as well as your geographical area.
For the record, the ones I saw were on the local FOX as well as our local CBS channels.