Quotes of the day

posted at 10:54 pm on March 27, 2012 by Allahpundit

“‘The government had in my view as bad a day as it reasonably could have,’ said Tom Goldstein, founder of SCOTUSblog and a regular litigator at the high court. ‘It won’t cause the government to have a complete cardiac arrest — they’ll just be nauseous for months. … The only people coming out of that building optimistic today were the plaintiffs.’…

“In the orgy of panel discussions, interviews and feature articles previewing this week’s arguments, law professors, Supreme Court litigators and journalists confidently predicted that the justices would uphold the individual mandate as a logical extension of the federal government’s well-established ability to regulate the health insurance market…

“Within the first few minutes of Tuesday’s arguments, that bravado seemed to go out the window.

“‘Eventually, the conventional wisdom will catch up with reality,’ Goldstein joked. ‘It’s absolutely true that this argument has gotten the back of the hand from the legal glitterati, including myself.’”

***

“Sorry to keep reiterating this point, but I’ve contended since December 2010 that if the pro-ACA side is unable to articulate a limiting principle that would prevent their decision from giving the federal government an essentially plenary police power to regulate virtually all human activity and inactivity, the individual mandate is doomed. The conservative majority simply will not accept a doctrine that suggests that federal power is not one of limited and enumerated powers.

“Unfortunately for the law’s defenders, the SG today lapsed into incoherence when Justices Alito, Kennedy, and Scalia asked him to identify a limiting principle (check out various liberal blogs for apoplectic reactions to SG Verrilli’s performance)…

“So far, we seem to be left with the ‘health care is special’ argument, which is not a limiting principle, but could persuade a conservative justice or two to join a limited holding. Yet Justice Kennedy suggested today that if the ACA is upheld, the government will soon be back arguing that some other sector of the economy is ‘special.’ Not a good day for limiting principles.”

***

“Unlike Scalia and Alito who were more animated with their comments expressing doubt about the law’s validity, Chief Justice John Roberts plainly offered some of his own concerns that at times mirrored Kennedy’s.

“He used the phrase ‘all bets are off’ twice when talking about the ways future Congresses will attempt to fix perceived problems if the law survives. ‘There’s this health care market. Everybody’s in it. So we can regulate it, and we’re going to look at a particular serious problem, which is how people pay for it. But next year, they can decide everybody’s in this market, we’re going to look at a different problem now, and this is how we’re going to regulate it. And we can compel people to do things — purchase insurance, in this case. Something else in the next case, because you’ve — we’ve accepted the argument that this is a market in which everybody participates.’

“Some of the justices wondered whether the government could compel people to exercise, eat broccoli or buy certain cars if the mandate is upheld. Verrilli maintained that wouldn’t be the case.”

***

“Reaction in the press room, although mixed, seemed more negative than reaction elsewhere. My canvassing of legal experts found pretty mixed opinions on how the case will turn out. (Walter Dellinger, the Duke law professor who supports the law, pointed out that the plaintiffs effectively made it clear that the only way to create national health insurance would be through a single-payer system, an idea most conservatives detest.)…

“One other note: As somebody who knows the policy issues, the hearing was incredibly frustrating to watch. Both judges and lawyers, on both sides, seemed not to understand the specifics of the health care market and why it would (or would not, depending on your legal philosophy) make the mandate constitutional. But, of course, that’s a pretty good argument for why judges should leave legislative judgment to the legislative branch.

“That was Verrilli’s point at the end, during final summation: That, by striking down the mandate, the judiciary would be committing an aggressive act of judicial review, stepping into matters traditionally reserved for the democratically elected Congress and president. I happen to think he’s right about that. Whether five justices of the court agree, alas, is pretty unclear at this point.”

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“[W]ith a bit of political jujitsu, the president could turn any such defeat into a victory for a single-payer healthcare system — Medicare for all

“If the Supreme Court strikes down the individual mandate in the new health law, private insurers will swarm Capitol Hill demanding that the law be amended to remove the requirement that they cover people with pre-existing conditions.

“When this happens, Obama and the Democrats should say they’re willing to remove that requirement – but only if Medicare is available to all, financed by payroll taxes.

“If they did this the public will be behind them — as will the Supreme Court.”

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Via Reason TV.

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I don’t even like being first…

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 10:56 PM

:-D

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Great pic..

Better then the Picard one

Electrongod on March 27, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I don’t even like being first…

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Then let someone else have the chance :)

Electrongod on March 27, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Healthcare is special! Everyone needs it! Plus, we’re gonna throw in a bunch of free contraceptives and goodies over here. Boob job, anyone?

John the Libertarian on March 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Nothing from Justice Thomas?

dukecitygirl on March 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM

A bad day for Obama is a great day for ‘We the People’.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM

All we can do is pray. I’m not a religious person, but I’m praying and praying hard.

JPeterman on March 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Boob job, anyone?

John the Libertarian on March 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Well.
Since you are givin’ them for free…

Wait a tick….

Electrongod on March 27, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I don’t even like being first…

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 10:56 PM

You weren’t, so why are you complaining?

Bishop on March 27, 2012 at 10:59 PM

dukecitygirl on March 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM

He tends to sit and listen during oral arguments.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2012 at 10:59 PM

A bad day for Obama is a great day for ‘We the People’.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Here..here..

Electrongod on March 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Bad Day

Dr Evil on March 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

John the Libertarian on March 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Yes please. Make mine a ‘C’ cup.
What?

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Both judges and lawyers, on both sides, seemed not to understand the specifics of the health care market and why it would (or would not, depending on your legal philosophy) make the mandate constitutional. But, of course, that’s a pretty good argument for why judges should leave legislative judgment to the legislative branch.

this guy actually writes for TNR…what an idiot. Stupid judges don’t know as much about tonsils as Barry does i bet.

r keller on March 27, 2012 at 11:01 PM

The government needs to have lots of bad day like this one, it’s time for the people to have good days again.

Axion on March 27, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Here..here..

Electrongod on March 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

I know…
Bad spelling

Electrongod on March 27, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Forget broccoli, food in general will be next.

Bishop on March 27, 2012 at 11:02 PM

You weren’t, so why are you complaining?

Bishop on March 27, 2012 at 10:59 PM

LOLOLOL

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Forget broccoli, food in general will be next.

Bishop on March 27, 2012 at 11:02 PM

And gas rationing follows.

JPeterman on March 27, 2012 at 11:03 PM

It won’t cause the government to have a complete cardiac arrest

That’s a real shame.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

That hand JugEars is rubbing against his forehead needs to be somewhere else, after the day he had today!

KOOLAID2 on March 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Nothing has been struck down yet, people.

Lanceman on March 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Forget broccoli, food in general will be next.

Bishop on March 27, 2012 at 11:02 PM

With no salt or sugar of course. Oh, look, they are already starting in New York…

UnderstandingisPower on March 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM

And then 8-track tapes will be rationed, and when that happens I’ll start the revo from my house.

Bishop on March 27, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Once again the future of the country depends on which side of the bed Justice Kennedy will get up on on the day of the decision.

Igor R. on March 27, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Nothing from Justice Thomas?

dukecitygirl on March 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Silent for six years.

rukiddingme on March 27, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Nothing has been struck down yet, people.

Lanceman on March 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Not yet…
But we know have an insight of how the justices feel about the mandate…

As Lib4Life once said…

“We are heading toward the right path..”

Not sure if that means anything….

Electrongod on March 27, 2012 at 11:11 PM

i’m sorry people, joy is premature.

Yeah, the ‘conservative’ justices made mincemeat out of the guy…and yes, the left is surprise how insipid their arguments sound in a court of Law…So?

The lib justices can hardly wait to carry obama on their shoulders to a victory of the People.

So we’re down to Kennedy…as always. As Dr. K said last week…it all depends on which side of the bed Kennedy wakes up on.

Don’t be fooled. It is up to one person.

r keller on March 27, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Is the fate of our republic in the hands of one person, Justice Kennedy? I pray he understands the effect of this abomination of a law.

Our founders and the framers are rolling…

freedomfirst on March 27, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Forget broccoli, food in general will be next.

Bishop on March 27, 2012 at 11:02 PM

After all, everyone participates in the food market. All we’re doing is regulating the financial instrument governing said participation.

/Solicitor General

sadarj on March 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Nothing from Justice Thomas?
dukecitygirl on March 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Silent for six years.

rukiddingme on March 27, 2012 at 11:10 PM

I wonder what he got for class participation in college.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Sorry. I’m echoing multiple commenters.

freedomfirst on March 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Once again the future of the country depends on which side of the bed Justice Kennedy will get up on on the day of the decision.

Igor R. on March 27, 2012 at 11:09 PM

When you put it that way it doesn’t sound like a very rational system. BTW I thought that maybe you had gotten bored with us here. :-)

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM

They will probably rule to allow it, all the circus notwithstanding.

Igor R. on March 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Sorry. I’m echoing multiple commenters.

freedomfirst on March 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM

But add the the message…

Electrongod on March 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I wonder what he got for class participation in college.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Credit for class participation usually stops somewhere around junior high school, Einstein. Of course you infantile morons would think that college grads should include “class participation”.

Sheesh.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM

When you put it that way it doesn’t sound like a very rational system. BTW I thought that maybe you had gotten bored with us here. :-)

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM

It’s not a job, it’s an adventure.

Igor R. on March 27, 2012 at 11:18 PM

I had a great idea and then someone started talking about boobs and stuff. Now I am pleasantly distracted.

SparkPlug on March 27, 2012 at 11:18 PM

sadarj on March 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Honestly, this argument makes much more sense in relation to the food market than it does in relation to the medical services market. Which means that if the insurance mandate is upheld, we’re in for a long ride.

sadarj on March 27, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Thomas is just a stamp. What a disgrace.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I’m not getting my hopes up too high, but I’ve been predicting a 6-3 strike-down! :-D

SouthernGent on March 27, 2012 at 11:20 PM

It’s not a job, it’s an adventure.

Igor R. on March 27, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Sorry, what is?

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Yes please. Make mine a ‘C’ cup.
What?

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

You’re too short. You’d just keep falling over.

katy the mean old lady on March 27, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Right now I’m too afraid to feel optimistic..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2012 at 11:21 PM

This whole thing is an exercise in idiocy. It should be obvious to any normal person that it’s unconstitutional but they are arguing about arcane things in an idiotic way.

Igor R. on March 27, 2012 at 11:21 PM

What downers here..

humpbot….
Humpbot….
HUMPbot….
HUMPBOT….
HUMPBOT…

HUMPBOT!..

In a Animal House, John Belushi kind of way.

Electrongod on March 27, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Sorry, what is?

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Being here.

Igor R. on March 27, 2012 at 11:23 PM

O_O..:(

Dire Straits on March 27, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Thomas is just a stamp. What a disgrace.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 11:20 PM

O_O..:(

Dire Straits on March 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I wonder what he got for class participation in college.
0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Credit for class participation usually stops somewhere around junior high school, Einstein. Of course you infantile morons would think that college grads should include “class participation”.
Sheesh.
ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM

You really want to argue this? What college did you go to?

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I’ve have a question…

… How the he%% is she sitting in judgement of this case?

‘I Hear They Have the Votes, Larry!! Simply Amazing.’

Seven Percent Solution on March 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

“Within the first few minutes of Tuesday’s arguments, that bravado seemed to go out the window.

Shows us what thin ice the bravado sat upon in the first place.

mankai on March 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

You’re too short. You’d just keep falling over.

katy the mean old lady on March 27, 2012 at 11:21 PM

LOL.

SparkPlug on March 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Credit for class participation usually stops somewhere around junior high school, Einstein. Of course you infantile morons would think that college grads should include “class participation”.

Sheesh.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM

LOL!- I was going to say they stopped after elementary school, and my daughter threw all hers away because they don’t mean anything. I guess this helps determine the mental age of liberals. About ten. They want participation ribbons throughout life.

Night Owl on March 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM

I don’t even like being first…

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Funny you’ve done it twice today. Just because you get out of the gate first, in a marathon it doesn’t count for much. ; )

Bmore on March 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Bad Day

Dr Evil on March 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Good. I’m not arguing with you.(sorry for the Tom Hanks) liked this movie wish he hadn’t become a political hack.

MontanaMmmm on March 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM

You really want to argue this? What college did you go to?

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

well at least he didn’t go to troll school like you.

SparkPlug on March 27, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Roberts is going to put a bullet in us. Guaranteed.

He’s going to work a deal out with Kennedy. Kennedy will vote with Scalia.

Roberts vote will go with Ginsburg, but he’ll write something separate under the premise of judicial review. This way, it’s not a blessing on Obamacare, but it’s also not a stake.

It’s the ultimate makeup for all the bad blood between Roberts and Barry, and he’s got the cache none of the other eight have, so all we’ll here is “Bush appointee Chief Justice Roberts….”

It’s his bench. If they’re going to “fundamentally change the relationship”, Roberts will be the one to cast the final vote.

I’m no Allah pessimist, but we’re screwed.

budfox on March 27, 2012 at 11:27 PM

You really want to argue this? What college did you go to?

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Yes, let’s argue. I see you losing.

JPeterman on March 27, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Being here.

Igor R. on March 27, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Yes. An adventure in fractiousness.

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 11:28 PM

“I hope the government doctors aren’t as fu*king useless as my government lawyer.” –President Barack Obama 03/27/2012

FlatFoot on March 27, 2012 at 11:28 PM

My personal feeling is that if the mandate is upheld by a 5-4 decision, Obama is toast. Every poll shows that a majority of Americans want Obamacare overturned. If it’s upheld by 1 SCOTUS vote, the American people will go to the polls and make their voices heard.

ardenenoch on March 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

“One other note: As somebody who knows the policy issues, the hearing was incredibly frustrating to watch. Both judges and lawyers, on both sides, seemed not to understand the specifics of the health care market and why it would (or would not, depending on your legal philosophy) make the mandate constitutional. But, of course, that’s a pretty good argument for why judges should leave legislative judgment to the legislative branch.

Yeah right … because Congress is so smart

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toby11 on March 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Both judges and lawyers, on both sides, seemed not to understand the specifics of the health care market and why it would (or would not, depending on your legal philosophy) make the mandate constitutional. But, of course, that’s a pretty good argument for why judges should leave legislative judgment to the legislative branch.

What kind of screwball reasoning is this? Legal philosophy??? We have too many legislators who have no “legislative judgment.” They don’t even understand the Constitution and its limitations on the federal government (starting with but not limited to Nancy Pelosi, the Minority Leader).

onlineanalyst on March 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Muddled Elite Media Coverage of Key News Items: Zimmerman, Kobulnicky, El Cajon Muslim Woman: The elite media being shamed by items being uncovered and spread through the new media.

Mutnodjmet on March 27, 2012 at 11:30 PM

It won’t cause the government to have a complete cardiac arrest

That’s a real shame.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Don’t worry, though, such things are covered under Obamacare.

profitsbeard on March 27, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Funny you’ve done it twice today. Just because you get out of the gate first, in a marathon it doesn’t count for much. ; )

Bmore on March 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Especially when you just end up getting trampled by the herd! :-D

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 11:30 PM

How did the administration end up with an inept and inarticulate Buffon arguing its signature achievement. I’m really puzzled. According to CNN’s Tobbin the guy was so poor it was embarrassing.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Thomas is just a stamp. What a disgrace.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Well of course dear. He’s just Whitey’s tool. Don’t you remember what Mommy taught you?

katy the mean old lady on March 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

well at least he didn’t go to troll school like you.

SparkPlug on March 27, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Never made it through graduation, and it shows.

Bmore on March 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Don’t worry, though, such things are covered under Obamacare.

profitsbeard on March 27, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Ha. Not at her age. She’ll be lucky to get a morphine drip. Pretty sure that’s what they’ve had in mind all along anyway.

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

stepping into matters traditionally reserved for the democratically elected Congress and president.

Unfortunately, for this nitwit’s understanding, the law was not written nor passed “democratically.”

onlineanalyst on March 27, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Yes. An adventure in fractiousness.

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 11:28 PM

What we got here is a failure to communicate in an orderly fashion.

Igor R. on March 27, 2012 at 11:32 PM

It won’t cause the government to have a complete cardiac arrest
That’s a real shame.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Don’t worry, though, such things are covered under Obamacare.

I don’t know, the government is pretty old … which under Obamacare means you’re SOL.

toby11 on March 27, 2012 at 11:32 PM


So far, we seem to be left with the ‘health care is special’ argument,

So are unicorns but I don’t want to be forced to buy one. I mean, I just don’t have enough skittles to feed it.

BacaDog on March 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Boob job, anyone?

John the Libertarian on March 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I’ll see your boob job and raise you one gender reassignment procedure.

UltimateBob on March 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM

How did the administration end up with an inept and inarticulate Buffon arguing its signature achievement. I’m really puzzled. According to CNN’s Tobbin the guy was so poor it was embarrassing.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

He fits the Obama hiring policy criteria. Inept is good.

katy the mean old lady on March 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM

You really want to argue this? What college did you go to?

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Argue what? That colleges should use class participation in grading? Are you insane or just stupid?

BTW, what does my college mean and why would you even ask such a question on the internet? You are deranged.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM

I hear lib4life has lotion…

:)

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Seven Percent Solution on March 27, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Jennifer Haberkorn and Josh Gerstein
Sounds somewhat promising. As a capella said on an earlier thread. ” Too soon to ice up the beers just yet.” I concur. Five points all in the right direction it would seem however.
David Bernstein
“judicial abdication” Hope remains that the court will not find ‘limiting principle’. Please let them find it a major failure on all fronts. Please.
Lee Ross
Roberts playing Devil advocate? “Can you create commerce to regulate it?” Good question. Will the court have a good answer?
Jonathan Cohn
Bad day for 0′s side. Good. Lets hope there are more bad days ahead for him. God knows he has has his hand in making plenty of bad days for the American people. Supporters and detractors a like. They’re side sounds frustrated. This is good. Still the beer remains warm.
Robert Reich
“If they did this the public will be behind them — as will the Supreme Court.” What public, what court? Just remember, I have said this over and over. It is probably starting to sound warn out. Single Payer is the Goal.

Audio 1 Kennedy? If virtually everyone is in the market why the legislation in the first place? Market definitions are hard./
Video 1 Trouble? Don’t get too excited just yet Libertarians. Vermilli is it? Fumble.
Individual mandate in jeopardy. Big jeopardy if Roberts isn’t playing Devils Advocate.
Video 2 Bickering, spinning, intellectual dishonesty. I get plenty of that here between the shills and the trolls. ; )

I am cautiously optimistic. With warm beer at the ready. Ice has not been put in the coole ryet. How’s that a capella?

Bmore on March 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM

budfox on March 27, 2012 at 11:27 PM

What the hell are you smoking.
There’s ZERO way that Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, or Alito votes in favor of the mandate. ZEEEERO!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM

What we got here is a failure to communicate in an orderly fashion.

Igor R. on March 27, 2012 at 11:32 PM

I was suprised you didn’t weigh in last night considering that it was the debut of Obama’s exciting new program: Open Mic Night with Medvedev & Me.

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 11:37 PM

O_O..:(

Dire Straits on March 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Why Dire, I have never seen you like this.

Bmore on March 27, 2012 at 11:37 PM

cooler yet

dang keyboard cover!

Bmore on March 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM

How did the administration end up with an inept and inarticulate Buffon arguing its signature achievement. I’m really puzzled. According to CNN’s Tobbin the guy was so poor it was embarrassing.
0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Obama needs people to look up to just like anyone else.

Chuck Schick on March 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM

You’re too short. You’d just keep falling over.

katy the mean old lady on March 27, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Yeah?
Well it would be better than the band-aid that I’ve got now.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM

The government should be completely out of medical care anywhere and everywhere.

Igor R. on March 27, 2012 at 11:40 PM

How did the administration end up with an inept and inarticulate Buffon arguing its signature achievement. I’m really puzzled. According to CNN’s Tobbin the guy was so poor it was embarrassing.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

That’s who the Electoral College voted for, so what are you going to do?

pedestrian on March 27, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Say we get lucky and they do strike it down. What about the severability (sp) clause? Will the whole thing go down? I sure hope so.

Mirimichi on March 27, 2012 at 11:41 PM

So are unicorns but I don’t want to be forced to buy one. I mean, I just don’t have enough skittles to feed it.

BacaDog on March 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM

LOL Well, just hang on until we get to the single-payer unicorn system. Now granted, the ‘unicorn’ you receive won’t be so much a
‘unicorn’ as it will be an elderly, asthmatic burro with a gold-painted cardboard horn. And it won’t be so much ‘magical’ as it will be flatulent and ill-tempered, but everyone will have the same kind, so it will be FAIR!

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I was suprised you didn’t weigh in last night considering that it was the debut of Obama’s exciting new program: Open Mic Night with Medvedev & Me.

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Sometimes life interferes. But there was something fishy about the whole thing. What did they spend the whole meeting talking about, if at the end he has to say “Tell Vladimir to give some breathing room”?

Igor R. on March 27, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Class participation, is that worse then “present “

angrymike on March 27, 2012 at 11:43 PM

dang keyboard cover!

Bmore on March 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Someday when you quit spilling food and drink over it your wife will let you take it off.

RickB on March 27, 2012 at 11:43 PM

budfox on March 27, 2012 at 11:27 PM

You put into words what I was thinking/feeling.

Mirimichi on March 27, 2012 at 11:43 PM

That’s who the Electoral College voted for, so what are you going to do?

pedestrian on March 27, 2012 at 11:41 PM

*Snort!*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2012 at 11:43 PM

well at least he didn’t go to troll school like you.

SparkPlug on March 27, 2012 at 11:27 PM

0bamaderangementsyndrom flunked out of troll school. The nutball couldn’t even come up with a righty sounding handle.

First rule of troll school; fit in.

These bottom of the barrel lefty’s couldn’t even get that one right.

Geeze, y’all, no good tunes?…go to bed, its late.

ALT may fall over…but what a sight…

cozmo on March 27, 2012 at 11:43 PM

It won’t cause the government to have a complete cardiac arrest
That’s a real shame.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Don’t worry, though, such things are covered under Obamacare.

profitsbeard on March 27, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Then the media talking heads can use up air discussion whether too many of the Justices are too old to save.

onlineanalyst on March 27, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Sometimes life interferes. But there was something fishy about the whole thing. What did they spend the whole meeting talking about, if at the end he has to say “Tell Vladimir to give some breathing room”?

Igor R. on March 27, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Pretty sure it had something to do with “Poland” and “serfs” and “blonde slave girls.” But sometimes I read too much into these things…

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 11:44 PM

How did the administration end up with an inept and inarticulate Buffon arguing its signature achievement. I’m really puzzled. According to CNN’s Tobbin the guy was so poor it was embarrassing.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

He must have been reading for a teleprompter..

Electrongod on March 27, 2012 at 11:44 PM

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