Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dems are in DEFCON 1 over Obamacare

 Oh my. After months of politicking by the mainstream media and the Democrats to try to sway the justices on the Supreme Court before oral arguments we find out that the SCOTUS couldn't care less what these wonks think.

The left have spent months scouring past decisions by Justices Kennedy and Roberts (supposedly the two most likely to uphold the law) trying to find something - anything - that would suggest that if either justice voted against the Affordable Care Act the liberals could invalidated the ruling (at least in the court of public opinion) as nothing more than the court playing politics with the American public's health care.

But after all these shenanigans we find that the Mandatory statute in the law is probably unconstitutional if not the entire statute. I absolutely love it when reality smacks these folks right in the kisser. What really has me excited though is just how hysterical the liberals have become. Let's look at what some of the spin meisters are already saying after just the three days of arguments. First up Gollum Carville on CNN via Forbes:

"I think that this will be the best thing that ever happen to the Democratic party because health care costs are gonna escalate unbelievably," Carville told CNN's Wolf Blitzer of a possible Supreme Court decision to strike down the law. "I honestly believe this, this is not spin."

Hell and yes! The best thing ever Jimmy! Let's overturn some more of Obama's legislative achievements that'll show em! Don't know about you guys but my bovine excrement meter just pegged. But wait Jimmy's not done yet - more from the same interview:

"You know what the Democrats are going to say – and it is completely justified: 'We tried, we did something, go see a 5-4 Supreme Court majority,'" Carville added. "The public has these guys figured out. Our polls show that half think this whole thing is political."

You see what he's doing there? If the Supreme Court votes along so called 'party' lines then it's all political and therefore invalid. I wonder if the vote went 5-4 the other way would he say that it was just as political. Hopefully we will not have to find out.

The other point I want to make here is that he goes to great pains to say that 'We tried, we did something'. This is what always infuriates me about liberals. In their world it's not the result that matters it's that WE selfless progressives TRIED. Never mind the fact that if Obamacare goes forward it will not only bankrupt the country it also had the advantage of actually killing people as well!  But all that really matters to these misunderstood selfless public servants is the fact that they DID something and they should get love and accolades for being brave enough to try.

But here's the kicker, it would take years for us to realize the true devastation this law will wrought on us and our kids, in the meantime these self righteous twits will be living large with taxpayer funded Cadillac health plans that they have conveniently provided for themselves. Hey Princess Nancy, if Obamacare is so great why do members of congress have a different plan? Just asking.

But Carville's not through, just for good measure he reminds us that this isn't spin yet again:

"Just as a professional Democrat, there's nothing better to me than overturning this thing 5-4 and then the Republican Party will own the health care system for the foreseeable future. And I really believe that. That is not spin,"

Wasn't it Queen Gertrude who said - Methinks he doth protest too much? OK she didn't say exactly that but my point is that if you gotta keep saying something over and over you're probably trying to convince yourself as well as your audience.

OK I've picked on Carvy enough let's go see what nuggets of knowledge Hot-Rod Harry Reid has to lay on us:

"There's a significant school of thought that the administration is -- it puts them in a better position for the election if it's turned down," Reid said.

Yeah that 'significant school of thought' is in his belly button where I am sure he spends an inordinate amount of time gazing at every day. But I assume he is saying this because Obamacare is wildly popular with the American public and the voters will make those mean conservatives pay dearly at the polls in November if the law is overturned by the court?

Golly Harry, don't want to be a downer or anything but if I remember right, in the mid-terms it was the Dems who paid a heavy price for passing Obamacare in the first place.Not sure how Harry works out that this will help the Prez. 

Oh and by the way, the most recent Rasmussen Reports poll shows complete repeal is favored 56 percent to 39 percent, and these numbers have been impressively stable. Doh!

The last super spin cycle (and my personal favorite) comes from none other than the big man himself vis-a-vis his press secretary:

"The Affordable Care Act is a bipartisan plan and one that we think is constitutional," Deputy White House press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Wednesday afternoon.

SAY WHAT??? I bet this is news to Boehner and McConnell. Just for the record how many republicans actually voted for the final bill from either chamber? NONE! NADA! ZIP! ZERO! I mean the unmitigated gall for the White House to say this is simply beyond the pale. Can't you just smell the desperation? I can already see what's coming next - It's all Bush's fault?

What is really telling here is that part, if not all, of the law will be overturned and the Dems have lost their collective minds over its failure. And for anyone who's been paying attention it shouldn't come as a surprise. 

The Law was cobbled together by people who had no idea what they were doing. Reid played parliamentary tricks to get it through the Senate and nobody bothered to read the damn thing before it was signed by the president.

So it all boils down to this. The Dems passed a very bad law with devastating consequences for many generations to come. Simply put it is nothing more that a huge steaming pile of crap that the Democrats tried to shove down the throats of America and the Supreme Court is simply doing its duty by calling BS on it (and rightfully so).

So now the liberal elite are apoplectic with indignant anger that anyone would question their infinite wisdom. After all they are smarter than the rest of us and they know what's best for us much better than we do.

There is some good news though, the actual ruling is not due until late June. If the Dems are this worked up now, just think how much fun we are going to have over the next 90 days. I see full fledged tempy-tantrums daily!

All I gotta say is pass the popcorn.

 Exit question: how long until Verrilli gets thrown under the bus? 3. . . 2 . . . 1 . .


  1. You are so right about the coming spectacle! All kidding aside, this is the most important decision in our lifetime, in the history of our country. Our country's future is at stake. Our children's future is at stake. Does anybody know a free country we can move to if this thing passes?

    1. Shovelready - Amen brother. Can you imagine just how much this will set back our children if it does not get struck down. The planets were in perfect alignment for them to shove this down our throats, if the SCOTUS will not strike it down I don't know when we will ever get another chance to kill it. Fingers crossed.

    2. If America fails there is nowhere for us to go. Leftists can leave, I'm staying here.

    3. Right you are It's (love that handle). By the way loved the Fancy Nancy Extravaganza!

  2. And if it passes the IRS will be the enforcer.

  3. The Congressional Website lists 974 pages of Healthcare reform, Justice Scalia asks if he has to read all 2,700 pages of this bill. Where is the 1,726 pages of ObamaCare that Scalia has to read, that is not on the Website? Somebody in the press has to square these numbers. Did Justice Scalia just expose this Bill with more hidden pages inadvertently?

    1. Anonymous - thanks for coming by. Actually i listened to Levin's show the other day and he had a brain surgeon on who was talking about this very thing. Apparently there are a ton of things that have not been made public yet. Scares the hell out of me.

  4. I don't think Carvelle was spinning, I think he considers the Healthcare law as is bad for Democrats and he's glad to get rid of it. Read his comments again. I think he'd be even happier if it wasn't killed the year of the election but better late than never.

    If the bill is killed Obama will look foolish for pinning everything on it instead of economic recovery, that should be fairly easy to campaign against. The question is, will Republicans fashion decent ads because all of the "I'm here to repeal healthcare" ads they've thought up are gone. All they've got is "he's incompetent and gambling with our lives" which is strong but could very easily be seen as negative which many pundits say turn off the voters (although I'm not so sure about that).

    1. rjschwarz - thanks for dropping by - I agree and it is my belief that the Republicans should have an alternative ready and waiting. Something that makes fiscal sense as well as actually help the problem.

  5. The Republicans would be smart to have one or more very simple bills ready to go if this gets struck down. These should address the major concerns that people have with health insurance - like losing coverage, what to do with pre-existing conditions, etc. The Dems will not want to go along - they will say we need a COMPREHENSIVE overhaul (read: I want to stick all sorts of stuff in there), and would thus hold simple enhancements hostage. It should be clear to the American people which they want.

    1. Anonymous - good to see you - actually i think the issue is that it is not a one size fits all. For example, by utilizing HSA in conjunction with say a family $3,000 catastrophic deductible would easily cover almost everyone. Then perhaps for those under a certain income level the gov could subsidize the HSA - with the stipulation that the recipient pays some as well. Gotta keep them engaged!


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