Judge Vinson’s decision notes that there used to be a severability clause in the legislation at one point but that it was removed. This removal Judge Vinson takes to be purposeful and an acknowledgment by congress that this health scam pyramid could not stand once the “mandate” block was removed. Of course, we know it was boobery (as one Obama Dimocrat acknowledged) pure and simple.
The judge ruled the entire law unconstitutional and now Obama and his courtroom clowns will have to get a stay from the courts in order to keep the law from dying a quicker death than Hosni Mubarak.
Judge Vinson referenced the Boston Tea Party in his opinion. The judge also cited what Obama said in 2008. Our readers will remember that at the time we warned Obama that his statements would come back to bite him in his scrawny buttocks. Judge Vinson imprinted his teeth in Barack’s buns:
ObamaCare. What a joke. And how many of our fellow lefties sold their souls -- or whatever was left of them -- to whore for that ridiculous and insulting program?
“I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to the idea, stating that ‘if a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house,’” Judge Vinson wrote in a footnote toward the end of the 78-page ruling Monday.”
Speaking of ridiculous and insulting, Robert Kuttner wonders "Where's the Protest at Home?" (ICH):
On Saturday, I crossed paths with a few hundred protesters marching from Cambridge to Boston to call for the resignation of Egyptian President Mubarak. By appearance, they were a mixture of Arab-Americans, locals, and people from assorted other backgrounds.
The loud, peaceful march was almost startling, because you hardly see street protests in America these days, even in liberal Massachusetts. The Boston Globe quoted one Egyptian-American woman saying that middle class anger in Egypt has swelled with unemployment and inflation.
"You can't live a fairly decent life without being rich," she said.
In 2011, you might say the same about downwardly mobile America.
But where are the protests in our country? Where is the leadership connecting the dots... between the financial meltdown, the record profits and bonuses on Wall Street, the continuing collapse of home equity, the joblessness, and the assault on public services in the name of budgetary prudence?
For the moment, the small amount of citizen protest seems to belong to the Tea Parties. However, the Republican responses to President Obama's State of the Union address showed a total vacuum of plausible remedies.
Silly Bobby Kutt, you were a Barry cheerleader, remember? And you've never taken accountability for that. But until you do, why do you express surprise?
We've still got huge numbers of Barack cheerleaders among us writing bad pieces excusing the War Criminal for this, that and everything else. And you wonder why the public is confused?
The left echo chamber needs to get honest and, until they do, don't expect the people to be able to sort it out on their own. Isn't that the whole point of the left leaders? To provide leadership?
They haven't done that. They've just provided excuses.
Those of us on the left who've told the truth know damn well who whored and who didn't. And until the whoring stops and the whores take accountability for their actions, quit whining about "Where are the people?" You just had a stupid piece at In These Times by a Barack cheerleader whining that people needed to stop focusing criticism on Barry.
As if. He's had less negative criticism than any president in my lifetime. But with the nut jobs in the Cult of St. Barack, even noting the truth and the factual is just too much for them.
So Kuttner, police your own before you whine about the public.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"