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Is it just me, or could you see the embarrassment plastered all over Obama's face as he tried to emphasize the need to respect and obey the "rule of law?"
Just finished watching Obama call the "protests" unfolding in response to the decision "legitimate." Call me crazy, but I'm not sure exactly what there is to "protest" about.
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marcmat Wrote: Nov 08, 2014 2:14 PM
It would truly be remarkable -- at least in my view -- for a majority of the Court to sanction judicial rewriting of a federal statute that was and remains so unpopular that not one, but TWO wave elections have occurred in which the moving force behind victory was in large part the potential repeal of an unpopular law.
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marcmat Wrote: Nov 08, 2014 2:11 PM
Illegal adoption? What's that about?
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marcmat Wrote: Nov 08, 2014 12:43 PM
From a legal perspective, his votes would be consistent. Judicial restraint supports his first ruling -- shocking as it was -- that the individual mandate can be sustained as a tax. Likewise, it also supports the notion that the subsidy provision as written applies only to exchanges created by the states, and that it's Congress' job to fix the statute to the extent that it needs fixing. The fact that the democrats no longer have the support in Congress to get the job done is the very essence of how the system is designed to work.
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marcmat Wrote: Nov 08, 2014 11:06 AM
In my view, SCOTUS granting cert. yesterday in the Halbig case is no coincidence. The Court has sent a message that unless the President seriously wakes up and yields to the people's will that Obamacare is an unmitigated and unwanted disaster, the availability of federal subsidies is going to be struck down based on the language of the statute, and the entire scheme will crumble like a house of cards and be dispatched -- by the democratic process -- to the dustbin of history.
Any bill that does not continue to further Obama's progressive agenda will be characterized as "a return to the failed policies of the Bush administration," with the media lapdogs being more than happy to beat that drum incessantly for the next two years.
Look for any common-sense bill that falls on the President's desk to be portrayed as nothing more that "a return to the failed policies of the Bush administration," serving as the dog-whistle signal to the media to fall in line step for step.
You "hear" us, huh? Okay then, effectuate the will of the people and agree to sign a bill repealing Obamacare . . .
First item on the agenda for Friday's meeting with the petulant child: "No more golf."
"We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.” -- Barack Obama, 10/26/2010.
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