Quotes of the day

posted at 10:45 pm on June 27, 2012 by Allahpundit

The Supreme Court’s healthcare ruling Thursday will deliver a definitive judgment on President Obama’s effectiveness as a leader

[P]recisely because of the scale of the [legislative] victory and its sweetness, its reversal in court on Thursday would be an especially bitter pill for the Obama camp to swallow…

“If this goes down, it reinforces the idea that he may be a very nice guy but he does not have the qualifications to be president,” [Ron Bonjean] said.

***

Mr. Obama has been doing more than sitting back and waiting. The president has three separate speeches prepared in anticipation of the ruling on his signature legislative achievement, a person familiar with them said.

One of the speeches addresses a complete overturn of the law, while another is crafted as if the court strikes down the law’s individual mandate but upholds other provisions. The third speech, for if the court upholds the entire law, is more celebratory, according to this person.

***

Let’s put all this in historical context. The Democratic party is the oldest existing political party in the entire world, and it was founded as a people’s party. Andrew Jackson’s veto message of a bill to recharter the Bank of the United States stands to this day as a kind of mission statement for the modern party…

The individual mandate is an overwhelmingly unpopular item that requires a patently unjust transfer of wealth for the purpose of paying off the interest groups that have the biggest financial stake in health care. Considered next to Jackson’s veto message: It is a signal that the Democratic party has become the opposite of what its founders intended to be. The individual mandate is a testimony to the broken nature of the modern party. It is a symbol that, despite their egalitarian rhetoric, contemporary Democrats are ready, willing, and able to bend the policy needle toward the interests of “the rich… and the potent,” at the expense of the “farmers, mechanics, and laborers.”

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Mitt Romney reserved some of his harshest criticism of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law for the eve of the Supreme Court ruling that will decide its fate, labeling the law as “moral failure” by a president who chose to focus on healthcare, rather than jobs, at a time of national economic crisis.

“His policies were not focused on creating jobs. They were focused on implementing his liberal agenda. There’s nothing wrong with people having an agenda, but when the country’s in crisis, you have a moral responsibility to focus on helping people come out of that crisis,” Romney said at a rally here Wednesday evening. “It was not just bad policy; it was a moral failure to put forward a piece of legislation that wouldn’t help Americans get back to work, and to focus the energy of the White House on Obamacare.”

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“I believe 6-3,” Pelosi told the Reuters Washington Summit on Wednesday…

“If you get Kennedy, I don’t think that Roberts would want it to look political” and oppose it, Pelosi said, alluding to the fact that Roberts has said he favors unanimity on his court…

Pelosi voiced confidence that the healthcare law she helped draft will meet any constitutional test. “It is ironclad. We didn’t do this off the back of our hand,” she said.

***

Becerra said the “worst outcome” would be a 5-4 decision, because “that will go, unfortunately, a long way [toward] confirming this growing belief in the gut of the American people that the Supreme Court no longer cares so much about the Constitution, it cares more about politics.”

Becerra added, “We should all take some time tonight to pray a little to make sure the Supreme Court doesn’t come out with another 5-4 decision which, once again, unmasks its political tendencies.”

***

When Democrats lose, however, they tend to place the blame a little higher. The Supreme Court is rigged. The election was stolen by Diebold voting machines. After John Kerry lost in 2004, Democrats snickered about an electoral map showing the “real America” being composed of the West Coast and Northeast. The rest of the map — the red states Bush carried — was dubbed “Jesusland.” The inference being that the real problem was with the American people.

All of which is why, facing the prospect of losing the Obamacare case, the left’s first instinct hasn’t been to blame a bad law. Or bad lawyering. Or even just bad luck. No, to the liberal mind there are no bad outcomes; only broken systems. (In the Washington Post, Jonathan Turley claimed the very possibility Obamacare might be struck down suggested we should rethink the structure of the high court. He proposes we start by installing 10 more justices.)

And so, later this week liberal Democrats will condemn the high court as a body no longer fit to adjudicate our nation’s laws. It will have to be reformed and remade before any American, anywhere, can sleep soundly.

***

[Ezra] Klein wrote this week of how the Right built a “permission structure” allowing conservative judges to rule the individual mandate unconstitutional.

Here’s the flip side of that story: liberal Strategic Epistemic Closure is all about dismantling any permission structure on the Right. For instance, get enough elites to dismiss an idea, and boom, it’s “discredited.” Get enough liberals to act shocked at a proposal, and you’ve made it “controversial.” Then pretend some objective standard has been met, and warn the media not to give credence to discredited or controversial ideas…

[A] permission structure has been built in the form of legal precedent — including many bad decisions by liberal judges — slowly making it possible for Washington to do what sounds absurd on its face: forcing us into intrastate commerce in the name of regulating interstate commerce.

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It would be easy to criticize all this for its sheer unselfconscious lack of seriousness: These people are actually saying that any outcome except the one they want must be driven by an outcome-oriented political crusade. Only their view could result from an actual engagement with the question before the Court, and any other view could only be a function of corruption or of cynicism. It must be nice to be so enlightened…

This debate is indeed a political debate, in the best and highest sense. But that does not make it a cynical debate, or an illegitimate one. On the contrary. The apparent inability of many left-wing commentators to see that point tells us more than all their diatribes in recent days. Their anger about the very possibility that the Court might disagree with them about Obamacare suggests that they do not believe that there can be such a thing as a serious political debate — they take serious and political to be opposites. And it shows.

***

“My guess is they’re not sleeping real well at the White House tonight — that’s the way it ought to be,” Romney said of the pending decision during a campaign speech in Virginia…

Returning to his earlier remark, Romney predicted “there’s going to be a lot of sleepless nights in the White House in the next few months.”

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The countdown begins

burrata on June 27, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Not going to work tomorrow.

BTW I’m not first am I?

BoxHead1 on June 27, 2012 at 10:47 PM

In case of Barackalien attack:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSsJmrI2XFg

It’s going to be one of THOSE kinds of days tomorrow.

wildcat72 on June 27, 2012 at 10:47 PM

No,I’m not.

BoxHead1 on June 27, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Here we go…

Shay on June 27, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I find, the South Koreans, are making the greatest films now.

the new aesthetic on June 27, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Who thinks Eric Holder may resign tomorrow before the vote? Over 20 Dems ready to cross the aisle has them freaked on MSNBC. And Scott Brown of all liberal Roepublicans just came out demanding his resignation.

Marcus on June 27, 2012 at 10:48 PM

*clink*

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 10:48 PM

VP Joe has lost it.

the new aesthetic on June 27, 2012 at 10:49 PM

One of the speeches addresses a complete overturn of the law, while another is crafted as if the court strikes down the law’s individual mandate but upholds other provisions. The third speech, for if the court upholds the entire law, is more celebratory, according to this person.

I might actually watch his speech, my first one ever, if it addresses the first outcome.

TXUS on June 27, 2012 at 10:50 PM

One of the speeches addresses a complete overturn of the law,

Obama issues fatwa and gives the 9 and USA a one finger salute

while another is crafted as if the court strikes down the law’s individual mandate but upholds other provisions.

The court acted stupidly , F U Thomas

The third speech, for if the court upholds the entire law, is more celebratory, according to this person.

F U America

burrata on June 27, 2012 at 10:50 PM

There are many wildfires outside of Jerusalem — that look to potentially be started by terrorists. SMOKE: IT’S THE SCENT OF “ARAB SPRING”.(graphic provided, based on “Irish Spring” soap logo).

Mutnodjmet on June 27, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Pelosi voiced confidence that the healthcare law she helped draft will meet any constitutional test. “It is ironclad. We didn’t do this off the back of our hand,” she said

…anybody think she’s read it yet?

KOOLAID2 on June 27, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Should have led with NSFW with that Joe Biden link.

the new aesthetic on June 27, 2012 at 10:51 PM

OT Update on Norm & June from their daughter:

Written 7 hours ago

News continues to be good from Creighton. Yesterday dad was moved out of ICU. His intestines are fully “awake”, he’s been eating solid food, and his catheter has been removed (again).

Today, dad has had a blood test to check his white blood cell count, which was down – a very good thing. If he continues to improve, they will consider releasing him to rehab later this week.

Right now, small improvements are the name of the game. Dad still is not walking as much as the doctors would like, but it hurts him so much to do so. Even a little progress requires a mountainous effort on his behalf.

Dad welcomes visitors, but we would recommend to keep them brief. He still tires very easily. Thankfully, most of the confusion seems to have disappeared.

A friend wrote a bible verse on the dry erase board in dad’s room, and it is very appropriate:

Phil. 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Blessings and thanks to all of you prayer warriors!

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2012 at 10:51 PM

I might actually watch his speech, my first one ever, if it addresses the first outcome.

TXUS on June 27, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I believe umm that the umm court has acted umm unjustly umm

BoxHead1 on June 27, 2012 at 10:51 PM

constitutional? are you serious? are you serious?

Slade73 on June 27, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Pelosi voiced confidence that the healthcare law she helped draft will meet any constitutional test. “It is ironclad. We didn’t do this off the back of our hand,” she said

Then what was with all the closed door deals?

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Praying

aunursa on June 27, 2012 at 10:53 PM

What is there left to say?

God help us.

davidk on June 27, 2012 at 10:53 PM

[P]recisely because of the scale of the [legislative] victory and its sweetness, its reversal in court on Thursday would be an especially bitter pill for the Obama camp to swallow…

Let’s hope it’s a really big suppository.

squint on June 27, 2012 at 10:53 PM

VP Joe has lost it.

the new aesthetic on June 27, 2012 at 10:49 PM

OMG!…he wasn’t asking her if it was as good for her…as it was for him…was he?

KOOLAID2 on June 27, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Not going to work tomorrow.

BoxHead1 on June 27, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Not only do I have to go to work tomorrow, but I’ve got to go to an offsite management meeting. Which means I can’t covertly have Drudge or HA up all day and pretend to work. A friend is going to text me with the verdict. It’s like waiting on the OJ verdict, except you knew exactly how that one was going to turn out. I may need to dust off the rosary beads tonight.

TxAnn56 on June 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Tomorrow could be HUGE… We may see the Obameltdown of ALL Obameltdowns.

wildcat72 on June 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Pelosi voiced confidence that the healthcare law she helped draft will meet any constitutional test. “It is ironclad. We didn’t do this off the back of our hand,” she said.

What Pelosi meant was that the slobering liberal socialist progressive pigs in congress had to come up with something radically communist to destroy this country with, but they are brainless and could come up with nothing. So what they did is ate reams of paper and shat a bill.

That’s what she meant when she said they have to ‘pass it’ to find out what’s in it. Turns out what came out is the same thing that’s in her head anyway.

Wolfmoon on June 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM

OMG!…he wasn’t asking her if it was as good for her…as it was for him…was he?

KOOLAID2 on June 27, 2012 at 10:53 PM

I am quite sure he would have broken laws in 53 of the 57 states there.

the new aesthetic on June 27, 2012 at 10:55 PM

So while we were tuned in on this ObamaCare thing back in 2009..

Obama was killin’ Mexicans….

Do I understand this correctly?

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 10:55 PM

If anybody wants entertaining moonbattery TV you should watch the replay again on The Ed Show on MSNBC in 10 minutes with the opening segment with Ed and Jonathan Alter discussing the democrats who plan to vote to hold Holder in contempt. I laughed and laughed at the first time, so glad I can watch it again before bed.

Marcus on June 27, 2012 at 10:55 PM

…anybody think she’s read it yet?

KOOLAID2 on June 27, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I don’t know if anyone has read except maybe some of Sibelius’ underlings who are preparing regulations and end runs.

On FOX tonight, Greta said the law is a mess and there’s no sense to be made of it (that’s not an exact quote, but a summary of her opinion). She also said what has been said here: this law was written by people whose names we do not know and who we did not elect.

INC on June 27, 2012 at 10:55 PM

I may need to dust off the rosary beads tonight.

TxAnn56 on June 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Please do darlin’
Pray like there is no manana…

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2012 at 10:56 PM

After I get my early chores done and the horses out to pasture, I fully expect to see the early morning edition of Humpbot.

JPeterman on June 27, 2012 at 10:56 PM

The president has three separate speeches prepared in anticipation of the ruling on his signature legislative achievement, a person familiar with them said.

1) The racist GOP wants all of you to die.

2) I stood up to the GOP and now we will march forward to a better future.

3) I have declared martial law and suspend elections.

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Look at em, just sitting/standing there pretty as a picture. It’s in the pan, processing.

Bmore on June 27, 2012 at 10:57 PM

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2012 at 10:51 PM

I’m so glad to hear that he’s doing better!

INC on June 27, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I’m nervous. This is a defining moment for the character of our country. I’m just glad that the decision comes so early out here in CA. I just want to get it over with.

JohnInCA on June 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM

“If this goes down, it reinforces the idea that he may be a very nice guy but he does not have the qualifications to be president,” [Ron Bonjean] said.

For what it is worth, I’ve never considered the jug-eared Kenyan a very nice guy. He may have the qualifications to be President (35-year-old American) but he never was fit for the job. And to think idiots told me to give this bastard a chance when he was elected.

Happy Nomad on June 27, 2012 at 10:59 PM

It’s all , and only, about getting re- elected at this point. The media WILL NOT cover any obiefailure diligently.
He’ll take his cheap shots, and move along.

FlaMurph on June 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

There’s a purple…bus…parked near my place, windows blacked out and engine running. Just sitting there, facing the house. I’m not sure what to make of it.

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

“If this goes down, it reinforces the idea that he may be a very nice guy but he does not have the qualifications to be president,” [Ron Bonjean] said.

Well, if it comforts you to think of him that way, go right ahead. The rest of us will continue to hold him in the utmost contempt for being a sleazy grifter.

Cleombrotus on June 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Who thinks Eric Holder may resign tomorrow before the vote? Over 20 Dems ready to cross the aisle has them freaked on MSNBC. And Scott Brown of all liberal Roepublicans just came out demanding his resignation.

Marcus on June 27, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Are they still saying 20? On Fox earlier tonight, they said that the NRA has been pressuring Dim congressmen to vote yes or face negative NRA ratings and commercials in their campaigns. Apparently that pressure was working, but then the White House got wind of it and they started calling and pressuring the Dims who’d agreed to vote yes, and a bunch of them back-tracked.

Also, I see reports that the black caucus is planning to walk out if Holder is voted in contempt. Apparently, it’s “disrespectful” or “racist” or a “high tech lynching” or something to hold a black politician accountable for his failure to behave in accordance with his oath of office.

Looks like tomorrow will be an interesting day.

AZCoyote on June 27, 2012 at 11:01 PM

they were interviewing Nolan Ryan during the Rangers game tonight, talking baseball. There was a guy sitting next to him being completely ignored just watching the game. It was George W. Bush.

Slade73 on June 27, 2012 at 11:02 PM

The third speech, for if the court upholds the entire law, is more celebratory, according to this person.

*

I seriously won’t be able to stomach watching the third speech. I’d probably throw the remote right through my TV.

JohnInCA on June 27, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Who thinks Eric Holder may resign tomorrow before the vote? Over 20 Dems ready to cross the aisle has them freaked on MSNBC. And Scott Brown of all liberal Roepublicans just came out demanding his resignation.

Marcus on June 27, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Not going to happen any time soon. His arrogance knows no bounds.

JPeterman on June 27, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Mr. Obama has been doing more than sitting back and waiting. The president has three separate speeches prepared in anticipation of the ruling on his signature legislative achievement, a person familiar with them said.

I suppose those speeches will be loaded into three seperate teleprompters/ “No, Mr. President, that one was for if you won”

Rovin on June 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM

And to think idiots told me to give this bastard a chance when he was elected.

Happy Nomad on June 27, 2012 at 10:59 PM

But..

He is askin’ again…
For your support…

He’s now wearin’ a belt….
And under it…

Is tons of experience…

FORWARD 2012..

*I must excuse myself after posting that. Back shortly*

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Mr. Obama has been doing more than sitting back and waiting. The president has three separate speeches prepared in anticipation of the ruling on his signature legislative achievement, a person familiar with them said.

Good thing he’s hard at work preparing for solid action, just like he always is.

The Rogue Tomato on June 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM

JohnInCA on June 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM

The mere fact that they’ve gotten this far with their agenda and have us playing defense is troubling regardless of how it comes down tomorrow. Even if it’s struck down in its entirety, they’ve still managed to further their agenda.

Cleombrotus on June 27, 2012 at 11:05 PM

of course i don’t usually work on thursday- and now i find i must.

it reinforces the idea that he may be a very nice guy

i always am fascinated by this sort of commentary. he has never struck me as a nice person- not for a second. he’s a narcissist- he can be charming when and only when it suits his needs and aspirations. that’s not nice, that’s called manipulative and self absorbed. the man is a fabrication and there’s nothing nice about a bundle of self serving lies.

mittens on June 27, 2012 at 11:05 PM

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2012 at 10:56 PM

…thanks for the update of your friend!…pneumonia had me concerned.

KOOLAID2 on June 27, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Hey, if the law is upheld at least you will get to see live footage of Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz groping one another and removing their clothing in sweating ecstasy.

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I took off work, too. Hell, all my vacation time has gone to elections and townhalls for three years now. BIG pot of coffee in the morning.

We’ve been waiting a long time.kill it. Kill it dead.

wolly4321 on June 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

…thanks for the update of your friend!…pneumonia had me concerned.

KOOLAID2 on June 27, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Ya think? It scared the $hit outta’ me…

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

The third speech, for if the court upholds the entire law, is more celebratory, according to this person.

Best enjoy that if it happens because it’ll be the last progressive celebration for a long time.

forest on June 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Was just reading your earlier scribe and you raised a lot of great points…enough that I am also feeling a little Eeyore-ish about the outcome.

Unless it is a 7-2 for or against the Plan, we are in for *months* of MSM back-n-forth about how this side or that used “extraordinary” tactics to bend the Court to that side’s will.

BlaxPac on June 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2012 at 10:51 PM

So glad to hear that prayers have been answered.

AZfederalist on June 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Hey, if the law is upheld at least you will get to see live footage of Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz groping one another and removing their clothing in sweating ecstasy.

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Oh for crying out loud, I’m trying to eat here.

JPeterman on June 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Not only do I have to go to work tomorrow, but I’ve got to go to an offsite management meeting. Which means I can’t covertly have Drudge or HA up all day and pretend to work. A friend is going to text me with the verdict. It’s like waiting on the OJ verdict, except you knew exactly how that one was going to turn out. I may need to dust off the rosary beads tonight.

TxAnn56 on June 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Given your situation tomorrow, and when you hear that the entire bill has been thrown out, you are fully exempted from the no-spike-the-football Boehner directive laid out earlier this week. But, please don’t go Karaoke or dance on the tables until after dark. ;-)

TXUS on June 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

That’s a bus load of union goons.

SparkPlug on June 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Obamacare is incomprehensible. It shouldn’t hard to come to the conclusion that the whole law is Unconstitutional.

Kini on June 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Serenity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COKPLZ1FmWg

bayview on June 27, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Who thinks Eric Holder may resign tomorrow before the vote? Over 20 Dems ready to cross the aisle has them freaked on MSNBC. And Scott Brown of all liberal Republicans just came out demanding his resignation.

Marcus on June 27, 2012 at 10:48 PM

The Eric Holder vote for Contempt is looking like it will be a far more bipartisan vote than the vote for Obamacare was.

slickwillie2001 on June 27, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Ya think? It scared the $hit outta’ me…

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I know…

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Hey, if the law is upheld at least you will get to see live footage of Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz groping one another and removing their clothing in sweating ecstasy.

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 11:06 PM

…they’ll be doing handstands on Andrea Mitchell’s boobs!

KOOLAID2 on June 27, 2012 at 11:11 PM

There’s a purple…bus…parked near my place, windows blacked out and engine running. Just sitting there, facing the house. I’m not sure what to make of it.

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Make sure you aim for the drivers side when it comes barreling toward your house, then get out of the way.

/s

AZfederalist on June 27, 2012 at 11:12 PM

I know…

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 11:11 PM

We all knew…

We do appreciate the updates…

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 11:12 PM

I’ll never forget the image of Nanzi Pelosi walking through the American people with that smug smile on her face with that gavel in her hand. Damn her to Hell either way.

SouthernGent on June 27, 2012 at 11:12 PM

For what it is worth, I’ve never considered the jug-eared Kenyan a very nice guy.
Happy Nomad on June 27, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I think he’s a cut throat Chicago pol just like his mentors and sponsors. He embraces chavez like they were long lost brothers and put a little moa zedong on the Christmas tree.. Obama is such a lovely man. His preacher who married him and helped educate his 2 girls cursed out the USA from the pulpit. God bless the USA. no g*d*mn the USA! calm down boxhead.

BoxHead1 on June 27, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Everyone… just pray.

Even if you don’t believe… like me… just pray.

it’s out of our hands and it can’t hurt.

dforston on June 27, 2012 at 11:12 PM

So glad to hear that prayers have been answered.

AZfederalist on June 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Thanks, and please keep those prayers ascending…
God Bless y’all for praying.

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Given your situation tomorrow, and when you hear that the entire bill has been thrown out, you are fully exempted from the no-spike-the-football Boehner directive laid out earlier this week. But, please don’t go Karaoke or dance on the tables until after dark. ;-)

TXUS on June 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Thanks neighbor. I can mask my ecstasy; however, if it goes the other way, I may have to throw my back out on purpose so I can go home. I tend to be not just a glass is half empty type, but a “where’s the glass” type.

TxAnn56 on June 27, 2012 at 11:13 PM

That ticking noise the purple bus is making means it needs a quart of oil.

wolly4321 on June 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM

No matter the outcome this is the beginning of the fight…it continues until we get our country back.

d1carter on June 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Hey. The market should be open for at least a half an hour before the SCOTUS hands down it’s ruling.
Where should I go long ?

J_Crater on June 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM

What time will the supremes decide?

SparkPlug on June 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Bishop
That’s my UAW goons waiting on you…..lol

angrymike on June 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM

The Eric Holder vote for Contempt is looking like it will be a far more bipartisan vote than the vote for Obamacare was.

slickwillie2001 on June 27, 2012 at 11:10 PM

That sounds awesome. Until you realize that would only require two dems to vote for it and that would double the number of Republicans who voted for that abomination of a health care bill. (I think Chiu voted for the actual bill and not one of the markups).

AZfederalist on June 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM

If Nancy Pelosi says the bill is iron clad, then we shouldn’t even bother watching the decision. When has that paragon of womanhood ever been wrong?

TXMomof3 on June 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM

it’s out of our hands and it can’t hurt.

dforston on June 27, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Nothing is out of our hands…
230 years ago….
They purged themselves of a dictator..

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Where should I go long ?

J_Crater on June 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Prosthetic device manufacturers?

Wolfmoon on June 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM

We all knew…

We do appreciate the updates…

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Thanks for caring and praying…

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2012 at 11:16 PM

D- 10 Hours 45 Minutes

God continue to bless this Nation Amen

D-fusit on June 27, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 11:06 PM

That has to be the most nasty visual, EVER.

TXMomof3 on June 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM

From the “Don’t let the door hit you where Darwin split you” file:
http://influencealley.nationaljournal.com/2012/06/black-lawmakers-plot-walkout-s.php

davidk on June 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM

What time will the supremes decide?

SparkPlug on June 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM

They decided already, but the announcement of what the decision is will be 10am EST, that’s what I heard earlier unless it’s been changed.

This crap btw, caused my federal case to be rescheduled. Thanks a bunch SCOTUS, I just LOVE wasting time.

Wolfmoon on June 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM

“Republic Yea or Nay” is what is at stake.

If things go wrong America and the contract with each citizen known as the Constitution are effectively null and void.

wildcat72 on June 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM

What time will the supremes decide?

SparkPlug on June 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM

I think the court goes into session at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. Don’t know the exact time the decision will be announced.

JohnInCA on June 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Thanks for caring and praying…

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2012 at 11:16 PM

No prob…

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Article #8 really is worth a read: Carney: The Left’s Effort to Discredit all Conservative Thought

slickwillie2001 on June 27, 2012 at 11:21 PM

It’s kinda sad when we have to pray for our gubmint to do the right thing, as opposed to knowing that they will.

wolly4321 on June 27, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Getting the supreme court to down Obamacare is a longshot but who knows.

gerrym51 on June 27, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Thanks neighbor. I can mask my ecstasy; however, if it goes the other way, I may have to throw my back out on purpose so I can go home. I tend to be not just a glass is half empty type, but a “where’s the glass” type.

TxAnn56 on June 27, 2012 at 11:13 PM

As to your last sentence, we’re either related or soul mates. Here’s to hoping you won’t need to go to the glass so early. *Clink*

TXUS on June 27, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I’m going to sleep well tonight and not worry about the decision.

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 11:24 PM

“Republic Yea or Nay” is what is at stake.

If things go wrong America and the contract with each citizen known as the Constitution are effectively null and void.

wildcat72 on June 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Yes, you are absolutely right.

The sad part is that for the last 80 years or so the concept of limited government has been under such withering attack that we have to actually hold our breath to see if government is allowed to force citizens to purchase something.

JohnInCA on June 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Serenity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COKPLZ1FmWg

bayview on June 27, 2012 at 11:09 PM

More like this at :20 seconds :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC1Ri_0MlEs

Russ86 on June 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

O/T: The actor who played Robbie Douglas on My Three Sons passed away. We used to watch it on the ole black and white t.v. when I was a kid.

TxAnn56 on June 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I have been on a diet for 4 mos. (lost 19lbs so far, yea!). Bought a big can of whip cream today. If the news is good in the morning, going to have a Kahlua coffee with whip cream 5 inches high!

News bad? Going to take that can of whip cream and spray it all over the “Recovery and Reinvestment Act” sign still standing down the street from me.

Barred on June 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Getting the supreme court to down Obamacare is a longshot but who knows.

gerrym51 on June 27, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I don’t think so..

Forcing citizens to buy something…

Mandate, that is…

I can’t see this standing…

The rest……
Taken out by our representative..

Dream?

reality,…..

Our work continues.

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM

TxAnn56 on June 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Was that the oldest son?

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2012 at 11:27 PM

How many pages was it exactly. It always seemed to change. 2,700 or so?

wolly4321 on June 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

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