Dem Rep to constituents on HHS mandate: “Basically, we’re not looking to the Constitution”

posted at 3:05 pm on February 27, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

This moment in constitutional cluelessness comes to us from the same townhall meeting Rep. Kathy Hochul held with her NY-26 constituents that we featured on Saturday.  The local media missed this moment in their report, however, and it was even more telling than the chorus of boos that greeted Hochul when she attempted to defend the HHS mandate on contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients.  When challenged by a reader of Freedom’s Lighthouse on the constitutionality of the mandate, Hochul’s response was rather telling:

“Well, basically, we’re not looking to the Constitution on that aspect of it.”

Hochul tried arguing that Congress has decided that people should get access to free health care and that’s the end of that question as far as Hochul is concerned, but clearly it wasn’t with this crowd. As another constituent reminded Hochul, the First Amendment takes precedence over Congress.  In fact, the First Amendment explicitly states that it takes precedence over Congress: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof[.]“  Hochul then tries to claim that she’s defending freedom of religion by, er, telling Catholic organizations that they’re not actually religious organizations any more.

Be sure to watch to the end, or you’ll miss this exchange, too:

Q: So why don’t we provide free access to Band-Aids and cancer screenings? Why is it contraception? Aren’t those more important to health care than contraception? [Applause]

HOCHUL: Well, clearly more work needs to be done … [laughter]

Yes, because clearly Democrats want to mandate that everything be provided for free, funded only by unicorn emissions and fresh crops off the money trees.  They’re just starting with contraception.  As far as that pesky Constitution goes, I think that the new Democratic Party slogan of “We Don’t Look to the Constitution” spells out their choice beautifully — and 72% of Americans already agree that it describes ObamaCare perfectly.


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Comment pages: 1 2

How about instead of free contraceptions they give out free Constitutions?

Flange on February 27, 2012 at 3:08 PM

I thought this had already been posted somewhere here.

radjah shelduck on February 27, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Phil Hare Kathy Hochul doesn’t care.

KingGold on February 27, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Democrats and the MSM dismiss this away as saying the audience was pre-packed with Catholics sent from their church, and it was. Won’t make a difference.

Marcus on February 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Ever since Sen. Bird died the Democrat Party lost its copy.

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM

She has violated the terms of her oath of office. She held up her right hand and swore to support and defend the Constitution, and now her words convict her.

Thank you for submitting your resignation, Congresswoman..

ted c on February 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM

How about instead of free contraceptions they give out free Constitutions?

Flange on February 27, 2012 at 3:08 PM

My personal condoms feature the entire constitution printed out in a 12 font.

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM

The Democrats know the black vote + the socialist vote + the mental defective vote doesn’t add up to an Obama win. They must have the women’s vote and they believe this is the path to get there. My wife tells me he’s wrong but what does she know? She’s one of those awful Catholics that need to be put in their place.

swinia sutki on February 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM

This is why any Republican we put up will win this year…any one of the four (well maybe a little stretch for Paul, but he is not serious at running)…

right2bright on February 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

-Oath of office for U.S. Representatives

Bat Chain Puller on February 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM

It seems that, the more these people speak, the less that I’m able to say – inasmuch as I believe that HotAir IS monitored.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM

All is well people, can’t you see all is well!

RMOccidental on February 27, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Hochul tried arguing that Congress has decided that people should get access to free health care

Congress in this case consisted of democrats only. No Republican voted for ObamaCare.

darwin on February 27, 2012 at 3:14 PM

She has violated the terms of her oath of office. She held up her right hand and swore to support and defend the Constitution, and now her words convict her.

Thank you for submitting your resignation, Congresswoman..

ted c on February 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Great point

darwin on February 27, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Hochul tried arguing that Congress has decided that people should get access to free health care and that’s the end of that question as far as Hochul is concerned,

And I want a “free” car, and a “free” house, and “free” food and “free” vacations, a “free” new computer would be nice. And “free” internet access. Oh, and “free” water service to the house, and “free” trash pickup.

GarandFan on February 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Q: So why don’t we provide free access to Band-Aids and cancer screenings? Why is it contraception? Aren’t those more important to health care than contraception? [Applause]

HOCHUL: Well, clearly more work needs to be done … [laughter]

The crowd was laughing, but that’s the endgame. They want people to demand everything for free. That paves the way for them to take over the entire system and institute single payer. Sure, the costs will skyrocket, the quality of care will decline, and wait times will increase(and some will never even get to see a doctor), but ultimately people will have their “free” health care.

Doughboy on February 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM

My personal condoms feature the entire constitution printed out in a 12 font.

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Too bad you never got passed the first amendment

Bevan on February 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM

I love the use of “free.” It’s the same asinine, Communist crap as “federal money.”

OhEssYouCowboys on February 27, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Hochul tried arguing that Congress has decided that people should get access to free health care

And the voters tried arguing in 2010 that the people should get access to a new Congress. Apparently, the she-dog didn’t listen well.

Archivarix on February 27, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Constitution? We don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution.

NOMOBO on February 27, 2012 at 3:17 PM

WE WANT ANARCHY!

KOOLAID2 on February 27, 2012 at 3:17 PM

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM

You’re not suppose to screw with the Constitution. :-)

Flange on February 27, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Hochul then tries to claim that she’s defending freedom of religion by, er, telling Catholic organizations that they’re not actually religious organizations any more.

Well… not religious religious.

crazy_legs on February 27, 2012 at 3:18 PM

They’re just starting with contraception.

Next stop mandatory family size guidelines, optimal caloric intake recommendations, and Death Panels.

All aboard!

Lily on February 27, 2012 at 3:20 PM

“Well, basically, we’re not looking to the Constitution on that aspect of it.”

Thanks for providing Obamacare opponents more fodder. Hopefully we’ll actually get the chance to use this in the general election.

Doomberg on February 27, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I’ll ask it again:

Where did the Downgrade Administration get the authority to dictate the provision of free stuff?

Chip on February 27, 2012 at 3:21 PM

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM
You’re not suppose to screw with the Constitution. :-)

Flange on February 27, 2012 at 3:18 PM

The amendments are all there as well.

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 3:21 PM

“Well, basically, we’re not looking to the Constitution on that aspect of it.”

Sure, just following the leader huh ?

burrata on February 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM

The mask is now off. They truly are fascists.

rbj on February 27, 2012 at 3:23 PM

They’re just starting with contraception.

Next stop mandatory family size guidelines, optimal caloric intake recommendations, and Death Panels.

All aboard!

Lily on February 27, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Oh come on, you mean like having government agents inspecting school lunches and such..

Oh wait..

Chip on February 27, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Obamacare paradise, kind of like B.F. Skinners’ Walden II, but without all the heart and soul.

RMOccidental on February 27, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Well, I hope the people of Western NY are proud of themseleves by electing this dimbulb, tyrannical clown last spring. They allowed themselves to get scared that Paul Ryan was proposing taking away their Medicare and voted for this twit.

Bitter Clinger on February 27, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I don’t look to the constitution either when I’m gettin’ it on Charles M. Blow style…but I’m not in congress.

DHChron on February 27, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Next stop mandatory family size guidelines, optimal caloric intake recommendations, and Death Panels.

All aboard!

Lily on February 27, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Biden did say he liked the one-child mandate…

DHChron on February 27, 2012 at 3:25 PM

You … you … you … people! You don’t seem to understand that that damned Constitution is getting in the way of Utopia!

Get on board or get out of the way.

And you call yourselves, “Americans.”

OhEssYouCowboys on February 27, 2012 at 3:25 PM

The mask is now off. They truly are fascists.

rbj on February 27, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Socialists, fascists it’s all about being Pro-oppressive, just with different labels.

Chip on February 27, 2012 at 3:25 PM

“Well, basically, we’re not looking to the Constitution on that aspect of it.”

Well, that’s no surprise. People like Kathy Hochul have been thumbing their noses at the Constitution and “winging it” for over a century.

UltimateBob on February 27, 2012 at 3:26 PM

“Well, basically, we’re not looking to the Constitution on that aspect of it.”

This is just part and parcel of similar comments made by Nutty Nancy Pelosi. During the run-up to the ObamaCare vote, she was asked about the Constitutionality of it and responded “You must be kidding me”. And then there’s, “We have to pass it (ObamaCare) in order to find out what’s in it”.

Bitter Clinger on February 27, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Man the guillotines!

SouthernGent on February 27, 2012 at 3:26 PM

She has violated the terms of her oath of office. She held up her right hand and swore to support and defend the Constitution, and now her words convict her.

Thank you for submitting your resignation, Congresswoman..

ted c on February 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM

El Presidente Downgrade ought to be at the top of that list.

Chip on February 27, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Alt Headline: “Democrat Rep. Kathy Hochul: What Constitution?”

BigGator5 on February 27, 2012 at 3:28 PM

In the Utopia of the Soviet Union, you people would be called “wreckers.”

And you’d go to the Gulag.

Just wait.

You just wait.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 27, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Obama farts money. He keeps his stash up his rear.

The Rogue Tomato on February 27, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Biden did say he liked the one-child mandate…

DHChron on February 27, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Which one did he decide to keep, he has like five or something.

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 3:29 PM

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

I want my free AR-15 and 1,000 rounds of ammo!

cartooner on February 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

“Why don’t we have free bandaids? Isn’t that more important to healthcare than contraception??”

Brilliant! The left has already lost this argument and they don’t even realize it.

They tried to make the issue about contraception, they lost.

They tried to, and still do smear opponents to the mandate as people who want to “ban” contraception. This is an absurd position that nobody advocates.

They try to claim that the catholic church is trying to ban their employees and their members from accessing contraceptives. They fail. Everyone knows that this isn’t the reason people are upset.

They try to manufacture consent by headlining polls that say 99% of catholics use contraceptives. The public already knows this and still thinks that is not the point. They don’t want to pay for something that they think is morally objectionable even though it is commonly accepted as an individual decision.

We are seeing a media campaign that is trying to simultaneously make democrats be the champions of “choice” while they dictate acceptable practices and demonize all dissent….at the same time, people who want to stand up for freedom are being called oppressors. We truly live in strange times.

I posted this over at TheRightScoop for this same video.

Mord on February 27, 2012 at 3:31 PM

It has long been known, unequivocally proven, and officially recorded in every reputable Scientific journal and publication in every modern country on Earth that an active fulfilling sex life contributes a great deal towards good health.

I want my government subsidized free sex therapist(s). Not those nasty repugnant street walker sex therapists either. I want those Charlie Sheen high class triple clean healthy nubile young 20-something sex therapists. And a free hot tub. Hot tubs contribute to good health too.

SD Tom on February 27, 2012 at 3:32 PM

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 3:29 PM

obviously you dump the girls in the river…women are so dumb they vote democrat for free birth control.

DHChron on February 27, 2012 at 3:33 PM

kidding ladies! call me

DHChron on February 27, 2012 at 3:34 PM

When CNSNews.com asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday where the Constitution authorized Congress to order Americans to buy health insurance–a mandate included in both the House and Senate versions of the health care bill–Pelosi dismissed the question by saying: “Are you serious? Are you serious?”

See? Hochul is just doing her job and following the party line!

cartooner on February 27, 2012 at 3:34 PM

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

I want my free AR-15 and 1,000 rounds of ammo!

cartooner on February 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

This doesn’t apply when the People don’t live in a “free state.” These Communists will get literal about the Constitution, when it best serves them.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 27, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Someone should have asked her:

What’s the purpose of the Constitution?
Where do our rights come from?
Under what clause of the Constitution can the Government tell me I have to buy healthcare insurance?
Can it also tell me I have to buy a car? A telephone? A savings bond?

Dexter_Alarius on February 27, 2012 at 3:38 PM

“Why don’t we have free bandaids? Isn’t that more important to healthcare than contraception??”

Brilliant! The left has already lost this argument and they don’t even realize it.

They tried to make the issue about contraception, they lost.

Mord on February 27, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Isn’t that part of the same kind of open-ended entitlement we’re talking about?

What’s with stopping just a contraception, why not band aides?

Or anything else that can keep you happy and healthy?

I’d like a Ferrari and Piston upper AR, why can’t I get those items to keep me healthily and happy.

Where does it stop?

Chip on February 27, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Apparently, she must be confused on the rules of congres as much of the 535 are……………

Each report of a committee on a public bill or joint public resolution MUST contain a statement citing the specific powers granted to congress in the constitution to enact a law proposed by bill or joint resolution.

xler8bmw on February 27, 2012 at 3:39 PM

My personal condoms feature the entire constitution printed out in a 12 font.

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Too bad you never got passed the first amendment

Bevan on February 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Are you sure they don’t just say, “We” from the preamble?

Mitoch55 on February 27, 2012 at 3:39 PM

The crowd was laughing, but that’s the endgame. They want people to demand everything for free. That paves the way for them to take over the entire system and institute single payer. Sure, the costs will skyrocket, the quality of care will decline, and wait times will increase(and some will never even get to see a doctor), but ultimately people will have their “free” health care.

Doughboy on February 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM

You’re right. While the crowd was laughing at how patently absurd the whole notion of everything for “free” is, there are those out there thinking “yeah, why don’t I get free bandaids and cancer screenings?”

Lost in Jersey on February 27, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Trying to figure out what voters are going to do is very difficult but, if they’re willing to throw Obama out because of Health Care, I’m sure they’re willing to throw out the defenders of these mandates also, at least I’d hope so.

The Democrats clearly have not thought this out, on any level, so where it ends up no one knows. The problem is, they’ve put the delay tactics on in the Senate so no changes can be made without the next election. ALl I can say is the Republicans had better have a plan they can sell and have it ready, before the election, if this is going to be their issue.

bflat879 on February 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Democrats prefer this Constitution:

The Democratic Party is the party of and for the U.S. working class, a class which is multiracial, multinational, and unites men and women, young and old, employed and unemployed, organized and unorganized, gay and straight, native-born and immigrant, urban and rural, and composed of workers who perform a large range of physical and mental labor—the vast majority of our society. We are the party of the African American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, all other Latino American, Native American, Asian American, and all racially and nationally oppressed peoples, as well as women, youth, and all other working people.

The living standards of workers and the natural environment on which life depends are under constant attack due to the drive for maximum profits inherent in capitalism. Our party fights for jobs and economic security, a decent and rising standard of living, peace, justice, equality, a sustainable environment, gay rights, health care, education, affordable housing, the needs of seniors, democracy, and a fulfilling life for everyone, with socialism as our goal. Only through the abolition of the capitalist system and the socialist reorganization of society can exploitation of human beings by others, and the evils of oppression, war, racism, environmental degradation, and poverty be ended. We seek to build a socialist society which puts people and nature before profits.

Our country’s founding Revolution exalted the ideals of equality, justice, and democracy, of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all. Marxists have long hailed its progressive significance, while recognizing its historical limitations, chief of which was the failure to abolish slavery. The Democratic Party today upholds the continuing struggle to realize these ideals. The revolutionary democratic traditions of the United States call for radical change when injustice, inequality, and exploitation become unbearably oppressive. This legacy gives us, the working class and its allies, the right and responsibility to build a new society. We advocate an expanded Bill of Rights to guarantee religious, political, and individual freedoms, but also freedom from poverty, hunger, joblessness, and racism.

Racism plays a particularly destructive role in the life of our country, imposing severely impoverished living standards on tens of millions of the specially oppressed, and lowering the quality of life for all workers. Racism harms all workers, obstructing the development of working-class consciousness, driving wedges in class unity to divert attention from class exploitation, and creating extra profits for the capitalist class. The Democratic Party is unalterably opposed to all manifestations of racism, national oppression, U.S. national chauvinism, male supremacy, homophobia, and anti-Semitism, which are used by the enemies of progress to divide the working class and people’s forces. The principles of democracy, equality, justice, and class self-interest require a joint fight against all expressions of racism and gender oppression. We fight for full equality for all who suffer from racial, national, and gender oppression as an essential aspect of the unity that is basic to all social progress.

Issues of war and peace, wealth and poverty, ecology and pollution, racial and national division, gender discrimination, and international conflict are all connected to class struggle, and have common features on which to build unity among peoples, organizations, and coalitions. The working class as the necessary leading force along with the other core forces—all racially and nationally oppressed groups, women, and youth—can build a movement that also includes the many streams of our working people—such as family farmers, small business owners, and the self-employed—who united together have the power to make fundamental progressive change.

Peace is essential for the survival of the planet and humanity. The pursuit of world domination to further enrich capitalists has resulted in destructive wars, environmental devastation, and massive poverty. The Democratic Party fights for solidarity among the working class and peoples of all lands and supports their pursuit of self-determination over their own lands and economies. In the spirit of working-class internationalism, the Democratic Party builds the closest bonds with Democratic and Workers Parties throughout the world.

Founded in Chicago in 1919, the Democratic Party of the United States has an outstanding history in the struggles for peace, democratic rights, racial and gender equality, economic justice, union organization, and international solidarity. Our Party is organized on the principle of democratic centralism, combining maximum democratic discussion and decision-making with maximum unity of will and action, ensuring our ability to play a strong organizing role in the class struggle. We focus our efforts on increasing our ability to organize millions into struggle, fighting anti-communism as a divisive weapon of the capitalist class. With Marxism-Leninism guiding our actions, the Democratic Party strives to build the broadest unity against global capitalist imperialism now headed by U.S. imperialism, for immediate gains and reforms that benefit working people, and for a progressive democratization of the government, the economy, and society of our country on the road to and after winning socialism.

With pride in our past and confidence in our future, we hereby establish this Constitution of the Democratic Party of the United States America.

But oops! One important detail… that is not the Constitution of the Democratic Party

… it’s the Constitution of the Communist Party USA.

ITguy on February 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Where did the Downgrade Administration get the authority to dictate the provision of free stuff?

Chip on February 27, 2012 at 3:21 PM

The Obamacare bill gives the HHS secretary the authoity to order all sorts of nasty stuff. Have you read it? It’s absolutely eVILE.

Yeah we knew they weren’t looking to the Constitution. They need to get a schooling from the SCOTUS.

dogsoldier on February 27, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Can it also tell me I have to buy a car? A telephone? A savings bond?

Dexter_Alarius on February 27, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Yes. A Chevy Volt, a trackable phone and you are invested in Solyndra and other green technologies.

cartooner on February 27, 2012 at 3:42 PM

OMG!!!
ANYONE (REP/DEM)who thinks this is ok needs to be taken out of office PERIOD!

mmcnamer1 on February 27, 2012 at 3:42 PM

But oops! One important detail… that is not the Constitution of the Democratic Party…

… it’s the Constitution of the Communist Party USA.

ITguy on February 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

There’s a difference?

Lost in Jersey on February 27, 2012 at 3:43 PM

OMG!!!
ANYONE (REP/DEM)who thinks this is ok needs to be taken out of office PERIOD!

mmcnamer1 on February 27, 2012 at 3:42 PM

omg is f in a right!

DHChron on February 27, 2012 at 3:44 PM

who do “these people” think they are?

mmcnamer1 on February 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

The Buffalo News, the regions only newspaper, has not used one drop of ink to mention or reference this town hall meeting…

mjbrooks3 on February 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

There’s a difference?

No.

ITguy on February 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

My personal condoms feature the entire constitution printed out in a 12 font.

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM
Too bad you never got passed the first amendment

Bevan on February 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM
Are you sure they don’t just say, “We” from the preamble?

Mitoch55 on February 27, 2012 at 3:39 PM

I’m forming more perfect unions and all that.

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

they’re the lords of serfdom mmcnamer

let us eat cake

DHChron on February 27, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I really like this autocratic leadership that the democrats are proponents of!

tom daschle concerned on February 27, 2012 at 3:48 PM

So why didn’t members of the audience detain this criminal politician Kathy Hochul with a citizen’s arrest for treason and attempted crimes against the Constitution? Sebelius and Obama should stand accused as well.

AttaBoyLuther on February 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM

OMG!!!
ANYONE (REP/DEM)who thinks this is ok needs to be taken out of office PERIOD!

mmcnamer1 on February 27, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Violate your oath to tell the truth in court, you’ll go to jail. Violate your oath to hold office, no biggie!

cartooner on February 27, 2012 at 3:50 PM

My personal condoms feature the entire constitution printed out in a 12 font.

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Mine say “Let’s roll”.

arnold ziffel on February 27, 2012 at 3:50 PM

But oops! One important detail… that is not the Constitution of the Democratic Party…

… it’s the Constitution of the Communist Party USA.

ITguy on February 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

ITguy, thanks for posting the link. I’ve never seen a post that captured the essence of what we are fighting against – and who – more than your post.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 27, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Anyone who swears an oath to support the Constitution, and then does not support it, is banned from any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, unless Congress, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, removes such disability.

So, which member(s) of Congress will call for such a vote for Rep. Kathy Hochul?!?

ITguy on February 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Can it also tell me I have to buy a car? A telephone? A savings bond?

Dexter_Alarius on February 27, 2012 at 3:38 PM

The bill gives them the authority to collect all your banking and medical records and keep them. They can collect all your IRS records too.

If any of you havent read that monstrosity, you must. I know its over 2000 pages. They used big text and lots of white space, but READ IT.

I have six pages of notes I took as I went through it.

dogsoldier on February 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM

dogsoldier on February 27, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I read “It”…ironically It was shorter than the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

DHChron on February 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Obama farts money. He keeps his stash up his rear.

The Rogue Tomato on February 27, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Yep. Right next to his head.

psrch on February 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I’m a man and all but shouldn’t the government stay out of my metaphorical vajajay?

DHChron on February 27, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Is this the “not rape rape” whoopie was talking about?

DHChron on February 27, 2012 at 3:57 PM

DHChron on February 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Thats the “it” I was referring to, no the mandate. Neither of which are consititutional.

dogsoldier on February 27, 2012 at 3:57 PM

ITguy, thanks for posting the link. I’ve never seen a post that captured the essence of what we are fighting against – and who – more than your post.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 27, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Thanks, OhEssYouCowboys.

It’s also very helpful to read and understand their party “program”:

The Road to Socialism USA

ITguy on February 27, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I’m pretty sure Stephen King’s It was constitutional ;) the made for TV movie was a crime though

DHChron on February 27, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Shameless idiocy supported by clear and willful ignorance of the Constitution. That’s what you get for putting these democrats socialists in office….

Sherman1864 on February 27, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Where did the Downgrade Administration get the authority to dictate the provision of free stuff?

Chip on February 27, 2012 at 3:21 PM

The Obamacare bill gives the HHS secretary the authoity to order all sorts of nasty stuff. Have you read it? It’s absolutely eVILE.

Yeah we knew they weren’t looking to the Constitution. They need to get a schooling from the SCOTUS.

dogsoldier on February 27, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Gee, somehow I knew that we were going to regret that whole

we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it,

thing..

Somehow I just knew it..

Chip on February 27, 2012 at 4:05 PM

ITguy on February 27, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I’ve “favorited” both.

Thanks, again.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 27, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Shameless idiocy supported by clear and willful ignorance of the Constitution. That’s what you get for putting these democrats socialists in office….

Sherman1864 on February 27, 2012 at 4:04 PM

The trick now will be getting them out of orifice.

Chip on February 27, 2012 at 4:06 PM

“We Don’t Look to the Constitution”

“We Don’t Look to the need no stinking Constitution”

FIFY!

belad on February 27, 2012 at 4:06 PM

She has violated the terms of her oath of office. She held up her right hand and swore to support and defend the Constitution, and now her words convict her.

Thank you for submitting your resignation, Congresswoman..

ted c on February 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM

YES! A thousand times YES.

petefrt on February 27, 2012 at 4:08 PM

ITguy, you’re a treasure ! :-)
Especially to those of us with so little time, and hope to find these things from our HA buds.
Y’ALL rock !

pambi on February 27, 2012 at 4:13 PM

The amendments are all there as well.

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Must be a microdot.

WhatNot on February 27, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Dexter_Alarius on February 27, 2012 at 3:38 PM

What’s the purpose of the Constitution?

Free abortions and condoms.

Where do our rights come from?

The state.

Under what clause of the Constitution can the Government tell me I have to buy healthcare insurance?

The Good and Plenty Clause.

Can it also tell me I have to buy a car? A telephone? A savings bond?

Well, obviously we have more work to do.

/Kathy Hochul

Left Coast Right Mind on February 27, 2012 at 4:23 PM

She has violated the terms of her oath of office. She held up her right hand and swore to support and defend the Constitution, and now her words convict her.

Thank you for submitting your resignation, Congresswoman..

ted c on February 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Time for the People to clear out her office.

Roy Rogers on February 27, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I’ll ask it again:

Where did the Downgrade Administration get the authority to dictate the provision of free stuff?

Chip on February 27, 2012 at 3:21 PM

They pulled it out of their a$$e$ — which is the same place most of their ideas come from.

AZCoyote on February 27, 2012 at 4:29 PM

She has violated the terms of her oath of office. She held up her right hand and swore to support and defend the Constitution, and now her words convict her.

Thank you for submitting your resignation, Congresswoman..

ted c on February 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Time for the People to clean out THEIR office.

/c

Roy Rogers on February 27, 2012 at 4:31 PM

My personal condoms feature the entire constitution printed out in a 12 font.

NoDonkey on February 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM

I have a tattoo that has caused many problems. It says “Aids”. The first time most girls see it they’re quite put off, but I tell them to wait a few minutes and it’ll say Adidas.

/old joke

BobMbx on February 27, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Left Coast Right Mind on February 27, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Don’t forget that US citizenship is now a priviledge, unless you weren’t born here. Then its a right.

BobMbx on February 27, 2012 at 4:32 PM

BobMbx on February 27, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Hey, I’m a Californian…born and raised. A white, heterosexual, conservative male, making me a 6th class citizen.

Left Coast Right Mind on February 27, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Hey, I’m a Californian…born and raised. A white, heterosexual, conservative male, making me a 6th class citizen.

Left Coast Right Mind on February 27, 2012 at 4:41 PM

See ya in the San Diego Zoo.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 27, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Left Coast Right Mind on February 27, 2012 at 4:41 PM

You sound bitter.

BobMbx on February 27, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Comment pages: 1 2