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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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[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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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.

That iron is looking pretty rusty there, Nan.

Bitter Clinger on June 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Wolfmoon on June 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Thanks Wolfmoon.

SparkPlug on June 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

I have a sense that we’ll be seeing Barack the Malevolent soon.

ted c on June 27, 2012 at 11:30 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…

“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.

Barky doesn’t have the qualifications to be President (he’s not eligible, even). He doesn’t ever have the qualifications to be a 7th grade teacher.

Everything else this idiot said is utter trash. ObamaCare was illegally pushed through (after it was killed many times) by every illicit maneuver Barky and his junta could dream up. It is an offensive monstrosity that should have had him impeached there and then. And he’s only gotten orders of magnitude worse since then.

I don’t share anything with these leftist tools. They are offenses to civilization. They would have been more at home in the Soviet Union, which is not the sort of nation I care to live in. And they’re just plain stupid, on top of it.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Is everyone nervous or calm about the pending decision?

I am nervous.
Dave is calm but he is not here.

SparkPlug on June 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Was that the oldest son?

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2012 at 11:27 PM

If memory serves me correctly, he was the second oldest. The oldest was Mike Douglas played by Tim Considine who left after a year or two on the show.

TxAnn56 on June 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

At this point its all over but the shouting.

Speakup on June 27, 2012 at 11:32 PM

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.”

I’m going to have to borrow it from the library again so I can finish reading it, but Jay Cost’s book “Spoiled Rotten: How the Politics of Patronage Corrupted the Once Noble Democratic Party and Now Threatens the American Republic” is exactly correct. I’m not as optimistic as Jay is; it’s been my contention for a long, long time that the Democratic Party name is just camouflage so the Commies can continue their stealth takedown of this country.

PatriotGal2257 on June 27, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Tell you what, hopping around the political interwebs is sort of eerie, everyone is giving their last minute take before the big show tomorrow, as if we were about to hear a first message from an alien species or something.

When was the last time there was this much dread and anticipation of a SCOTUS ruling, it’s creepy, the entire nation seems to be standing still waiting.

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM

If memory serves me correctly, he was the second oldest. The oldest was Mike Douglas played by Tim Considine who left after a year or two on the show.

TxAnn56 on June 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

That’s it. I think the way it was written in the program was that the family moved to CA and the oldest son married and stayed in their home town. The new youngest son, Ernie, was adopted.

I loved the show, although the last few seasons were a bit much with the plot lines.

INC on June 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM

If memory serves me correctly, he was the second oldest. The oldest was Mike Douglas played by Tim Considine who left after a year or two on the show.

TxAnn56 on June 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

I just googled “my three sons” since I’ve never heard of it.

Don Grady, ex-Mouseketeer and ‘My Three Sons’ star, dies at 68

JPeterman on June 27, 2012 at 11:34 PM

It Sure Isn’t The Archangel Gabriel Over The Obama White House

M2RB: The Doors

Cameo appearance by Bayam

Resist We Much on June 27, 2012 at 11:35 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

2,800 Or so…

Why the number…

It is nothing more then micromanaging…
Nothing good comes from that..

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM

If the news is good in the morning, going to have a Kahlua coffee with whip cream 5 inches high!

I’ve got the champagne and strawberries chilling.

lynncgb on June 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM

If just the mandate is struck down, we’re still stuck with hidden gems like this one:

Nursing mothers will now get additional support, thanks to page 1239 of the health care bill that President Obama recently signed into law. It requires employers to provide “a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from co-workers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.” Only companies with less than 50 employees can claim it’s an undue hardship.

TxAnn56 on June 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Uncle Bud was Fred Mertz…

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM

OC: that is SUPER news about Norm. Proverbs 3:5 (I think, I’m kind of tired right now ), Trust in the Lord with all thine heart. Lean not on your own understanding. He will make your path straight.

I am keeping the faith right along with you!

herm2416 on June 27, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I have a sense that we’ll be seeing Barack the Malevolent soon.

ted c on June 27, 2012 at 11:30 PM

.
What has he been, up till now?

listens2glenn on June 27, 2012 at 11:37 PM

gnite folks. hasta manana.

rest well. tomorrow night, we blog….

ted c on June 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Tell you what, hopping around the political interwebs is sort of eerie, everyone is giving their last minute take before the big show tomorrow, as if we were about to hear a first message from an alien species or something.

When was the last time there was this much dread and anticipation of a SCOTUS ruling, it’s creepy, the entire nation seems to be standing still waiting.

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Its like the gubmint will come clean about the xenomorphs.

SparkPlug on June 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM

JPeterman on June 27, 2012 at 11:34 PM

You missed out. I hate to say it, but I remember the original Mouseketeers with the Spin and Marty series that Grady and Considine were in.

Uncle Bud was Fred Mertz…

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM

I thought he was Grandpa. He died and then Uncle Charley came.

INC on June 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Is everyone nervous or calm about the pending decision?

SparkPlug on June 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Very calm. Expecting the best, but prepared for the worst… just in case.

lynncgb on June 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Wiki says we’re both right!

William Frawley, who played “Bub” O’Casey, the boys’ maternal grandfather,

INC on June 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Caption Contest worthy!!!

ted c on June 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Caption this :
https://p.twimg.com/AwZ7JQeCQAIY5Ei.jpg:medium

burrata on June 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Intrade still looks good.

KCB on June 27, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Who will be the first commenter on tomorrows DECISION thread on HOTAIR?

SparkPlug on June 27, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Its like the gubmint will come clean about the xenomorphs.

SparkPlug on June 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM

I shot one just last week as it lurked in the rafters of my shop. Before I could present the corpse to the world a black van showed up, some mean looking dudes shuffled the thing into the back, and I was told to never talk about it.

But I will not be silenced any longer, the nation must know.

Hold on, someone is at the d

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 11:42 PM

INC on June 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Like a lot of shows, it was better the first couple of years. Then Fred MacMurray remarried and they brought that Dodie kid in. Isn’t it amazing the mindless trivia that we gather over the years? Guess that’s why I always loved the Baby Boomer edition of Trivial Pursuit.

TxAnn56 on June 27, 2012 at 11:44 PM

JPeterman on June 27, 2012 at 11:34 PM

You missed out. I hate to say it, but I remember the original Mouseketeers with the Spin and Marty series that Grady and Considine were in.

INC on June 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM

We never owned a television. My Papa finally broke down and bought one about 10 years go :(

JPeterman on June 27, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Pelosi voiced confidence that the healthcare law she helped draft will meet any constitutional test.

She helped draft ?
The bill was drafted by Tides and Apollo and other Soros funded marxists.
All Pelosi did was barter taxpayer money to horse trade Democrats for their votes .
Remember the Lousiana purchase?

burrata on June 27, 2012 at 11:44 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

I’ve argued in the past that if the mandate is allowed to stand, the Republic as we know it is over and there are two paths, the first, yield and accept the coming tyranny, the second is that a split in the United States must occur, with the Constitutional Republic of the United States comprising the center of the country and the Socialist States of America comprising the East and Left coasts plus Illinois and Michigan. In the CRUSA, the free republic will continue and a revised constitution will be in effect, ensuring the limited power of the federal government.

However, one thought has occurred to me that there may still be a chance to preserve the full republic. A constitutional amendment to clarify the commerce clause and reign in the out of control federal government could preserve the country. The amendment will have to be very carefully crafted to preserve that which is the original intent of the constitution and to block the ridiculous extension of the clause to mean Congress can do whatever it wants.

Something of the order of the following start:

Amendment xdx:

The commerce clause of Article I Section 8 is hereby amended to read:
To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states and with the Indian tribes. The power to regulate commerce among the several states shall confer no power to the Government of the United States other than to a) ensure the free and open trade among the several states shall not be impeded, b) such regulation shall be strictly limited to only those goods and services actually transiting interstate boundaries, and c) no power shall be conferred upon the federal government to regulate commerce occurring within the boundaries of any of the several states.

This is rough and somebody with better legal skills needs to refine it; however, that is the gist of something that may preserve the Republic and prevent a nasty dissolution and all of the pain associated with that as well as actually restoring the freedoms this country once enjoyed before the federal government decided that we were too dumb to take care of ourselves.

AZfederalist on June 27, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Intrade – Individual Mandate ruled unconstitutional – 73.4%

VorDaj on June 27, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Lord Father in Heaven, we pray you find favor with this great nation we call the USA tomorrow and pray your will matches our heart’s desire…amen..

hillsoftx on June 27, 2012 at 11:48 PM

AZfederalist on June 27, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I’ll have to work behind the lines as a partisan because no way Minnesota will leave the Socialist States of Obamarica. I suppose I could strike out for Texas eventually, but the way would be fraught with danger….and I would have to go through Iowa (yuck).

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Lord Father in Heaven, we pray you find favor with this great nation we call the USA tomorrow and pray your will matches our heart’s desire…amen..

hillsoftx on June 27, 2012 at 11:48 PM

amen

BoxHead1 on June 27, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Lord Father in Heaven, we pray you find favor with this great nation we call the USA tomorrow and pray your will matches our heart’s desire…amen..

hillsoftx on June 27, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Amen

burrata on June 27, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Intrade still looks good.

KCB on June 27, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Check tomorrow at 9:30 AM

Conservative4ev on June 27, 2012 at 11:52 PM

I am worried that it will go against us. My husband tells me not to worry, what can I do, but this is a transformational decision. If it goes his way, Obama will have a huge ego boost and who knows what he will decide to do next. Romney may not be able to overcome the propaganda boost this would give Obama. We would be doomed as a republic.

megthered on June 27, 2012 at 11:52 PM

If barky comes out with EO’s an hour later, I hope you guys realize all the talk about pitchfork time will be over.it really will be. Not just talk about it. If will have to be addressed.same goes wuth the contempt vote. We have major problems.

I pray we win tomorrow. But I know I’ll be fighting these commie bastards for the rest of my days. It’s ashame. As an American, all I really want is to be left the hell alone. Leave me be.

wolly4321 on June 27, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Hilarious. Lolz.

Those xenomorphs just play dead. Then at night they come down from the attic in a bad mood.

SparkPlug on June 27, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Maybe it’s meant to be.. I’m actually off tomorrow so I have all day to follow it and blog about it. so maybe the wait and the Court putting this off until now was really meant to be…

LevinFan on June 27, 2012 at 11:53 PM

AZfederalist on June 27, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Remove Michigan from that marxist bit, we’re turning red.

Even if the morons in the larger cities want to be blue, there won’t be many of them left after the revolution anyway.

Wolfmoon on June 27, 2012 at 11:53 PM

All Christian prayers should end in Jesus’ Name…

OmahaConservative on June 27, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Lord Father in Heaven, we pray you find favor with this great nation we call the USA tomorrow and pray your will matches our heart’s desire…amen..

hillsoftx on June 27, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Amen

Amen

Conservative4ev on June 27, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Lord, strike down the Obama Death Panels that will result in the suffering of your people.

And get rid of this plague In the White House.

Let us not be Egypt with more plagues worse than this one in the Oval office.

Amen.

PappyD61 on June 27, 2012 at 11:55 PM

While Barack Obama has been president, the number of Americans on food stamps has increased from 32 million to 46 million. But the Obama administration has decided that is not enough so they are spending taxpayer money on ads that will encourage even more Americans to go on food stamps.

RasThavas on June 27, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Health insurance costs have risen by 23 percent since Barack Obama became president.

RasThavas on June 27, 2012 at 11:58 PM

All of the recent Supreme Court decisions point to just one conclusion: 6-3. In favor. With some strong, strong language that will make conservative pundits feel just a tiny bit better as they lick their wounds.

Sorry, but there it is.

The Resolute Desk on June 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM

If it goes his way, Obama will have a huge ego boost and who knows what he will decide to do next. Romney may not be able to overcome the propaganda boost this would give Obama. We would be doomed as a republic.

megthered on June 27, 2012 at 11:52 PM

If this stands, look for one of the largest electoral sweeps ever. You’ve seen the statistics of the number of people who want to see this abomination overturned. The Tea parties were evidence of the massive opposition to this thing; people [myself and wife included] who had never been active in politics (interested, but not active) became actively involved. The 2010 election is a testament to that. If Obamacare is ruled constitutional, it will make 2010 seem mild; people were still willing to wait for this to work its way through the courts. Only the bluest of the blue areas of the country will be electorally safe for the dems.

AZfederalist on June 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Caption this :
https://p.twimg.com/AwZ7JQeCQAIY5Ei.jpg:medium

burrata on June 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM

LOL!

Night Owl on June 28, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Test

Hawkins1701 on June 28, 2012 at 12:03 AM

how is Julia ever gonna succeed if SCOTUS rules against?

Slade73 on June 28, 2012 at 12:03 AM

The GOP will betray you!..:)
The GOPe will betray you!..For the true cons..:)

Dire Straits on June 28, 2012 at 12:03 AM

AZfederalist on June 27, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Weird, my post agreeing with you and wishing for the “break-up” scenario didn’t take.

I’m guessing the “s” word did it in.

….

There will come a time when it’s no longer considered such a fringe idea.

Hawkins1701 on June 28, 2012 at 12:04 AM

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 just threw up a little in my mouth..:)

Dire Straits on June 28, 2012 at 12:04 AM

A votum pro salus nostri responsal republic.Lord, commodo animadverto is in vestri splendidus pectus pectoris plactum down qui causa patientia , singulariter everto hellhounds obvius niveus domus currently. Take totus progressives quo they mos terminus sursum eventually usquam , in solum of pits of abyssus , pro they es a pius quod nequam semino of pestilence ut has been brought super nos per suum plumbum everto barack hussein obama. Amen

I think I got the gist of what this says word-wise, but it’s wonky. I think it must have been made in an online translator to latin. Someone knowing latin undoubtedly could do much better.

Wolfmoon on June 28, 2012 at 12:05 AM

These tensions are especially pivotal in Obama’s case because he has long sought to make a political asset out of his lack of connection to Washington culture. His desire to distance himself has often carried a note of visceral disdain.

Even during his 2008 primary battle with then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), Obama asserted time after time that long service in the corridors of power did not lead to wisdom, but to a kind of groupthink.

This aloof azz will run “against D.C.” no matter what. Never mind that he is a narcissistic destructive self-centered dolt.

Schadenfreude on June 28, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Relax. BarkCare is going down. Tomorrow. Have faith and sleep well for tomorrow will be a good day.

Bishop on June 28, 2012 at 12:06 AM

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.

It’s so ironclad we didn’t even need to read the bill !

bitsy on June 28, 2012 at 12:06 AM

megthered on June 27, 2012 at 11:52 PM

You said “If it goes his way, Obama will have a huge ego boost and who knows what he will decide to do next.”

I say, -if it goes against him, Obama will be so enraged that who knows what he will decide to do next.

slickwillie2001 on June 28, 2012 at 12:07 AM

how is Julia ever gonna succeed if SCOTUS rules against?

Slade73 on June 28, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Heh !

LevinFan on June 28, 2012 at 12:07 AM

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

Just when I thought it could not get worse..:)

Dire Straits on June 28, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Relax. BarkCare is going down. Tomorrow. Have faith and sleep well for tomorrow will be a good day.

Bishop on June 28, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Now we to wait until Friday??!!

I’m so sick of SCOTUS pushing this off ! :)

LevinFan on June 28, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Whichever way it goes tomorrow,
USA will be a marxist
and then an islamic dictatorship .

burrata on June 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Well, it will either stave off collapse a little longer or accelerate us towards it.

WisCon on June 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Barky didn’t improve my healthcare. He destroyed it. I don’t have any now. The small business I work for no longer provides it. And now I am supposed to pay a fine for not being able to afford that which he destroyed?

That kinda pisses me off.

wolly4321 on June 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM

The Mutt Muncher will cough up a dog turd tomorrow when the people in the black robes smack him down.

SparkPlug on June 28, 2012 at 12:11 AM

wolly4321 on June 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Yep. The whole insurance industry (and then some) has already been mangled by this half-wit, un-Constitutional, criminal law. Even if it gets thrown out, much of the damage has already been done – which is all that Barky wanted, anyway. He got his wish three times over, already.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 28, 2012 at 12:12 AM

How in the heck is Maobama leading in OH and FLA??

How can people be so @@@$$$#$@@# stupid???

If Fla votes for Maobama again they should be made part of Cuba and give OH to Canada!

LevinFan on June 28, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Dire Straits will sauté you.

SparkPlug on June 28, 2012 at 12:13 AM

How the Supreme Court will rule, we don’t exactly know yet.
However we can take comfort knowing that God is against all unrighteousness and those that do it. We rightly should pray that Right will rule. Our prayers are already heard before we even utter them, as the Lord sees the heart, for that is where prayer starts. May the Lord fight for us and our Country and give us Leaders that will do what is right.

bluefox on June 28, 2012 at 12:14 AM

I just googled “my three sons” since I’ve never heard of it.

Don Grady, ex-Mouseketeer and ‘My Three Sons’ star, dies at 68

JPeterman on June 27, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Sorry to hear that. :(

My Three Sons (w/some excellent bass playing!)

Bizarro No. 1 on June 28, 2012 at 12:15 AM

How in the heck is Maobama leading in OH and FLA??

How can people be so @@@$$$#$@@# stupid???

If Fla votes for Maobama again they should be made part of Cuba and give OH to Canada!

LevinFan on June 28, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Smart enough to realize that Obama saved the US manufacturing base through the restructuring of GM and Chrysler.

Just like all those idiots on the coast sthat just don’t understand capitalism or how to create jobs.

bayam on June 28, 2012 at 12:17 AM

SparkPlug on June 28, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Right now Dire Straits is as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 28, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Bizarro No. 1 on June 28, 2012 at 12:15 AM

RIP Don Grady!..Great show!..:)

PS..Good tune also!..:)

Dire Straits on June 28, 2012 at 12:20 AM

bluefox on June 28, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Amen.

One of our prayers includes the phrase, “… and give us leaders worthy of honor and respect”

Dear Lord, may this be so in this decision. Not our will, but yours be done.

AZfederalist on June 28, 2012 at 12:20 AM

All Christian prayers should end in Jesus’ Name…

OmahaConservative
on June 27, 2012 at 11:54 PM

.
Why? Is He “Lord Of All”, or something?

Does He have a name that’s higher than any other name that is named?

Did He conquer Death, Hell, and the grave?

All of the above, and more?

: )

listens2glenn on June 28, 2012 at 12:20 AM

SparkPlug on June 28, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Right now Dire Straits is as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 28, 2012 at 12:18 AM


A little advice for the Dire household…

SWalker on June 28, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Smart enough to realize that Obama saved the US manufacturing base through the restructuring of GM and Chrysler.

bayam on June 28, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Which would also have happened had those companies gone through the legal process of bankruptcy and restructuring only without the illegal acts of expropriating the funds of guaranteed creditors and illegally giving the company to the unions. What do you think those lawless acts did to potential future investments? If you had money, would you sink it into a US company in guaranteed bonds when you knew that the government could expropriate at its whim when something went wrong? Those creditors did not even receive the few cents on the dollar they normally would have.

Gads liberals are just nuts.

AZfederalist on June 28, 2012 at 12:24 AM

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

JPeterman on June 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM

One of my best friend’s wives is a manager at the Original Pancake House in Eden Prairie, MN, and says that Ed Schultz stops in there at least a few times a year! She says he’s always been pleasant when she’s seen him.

Bizarro No. 1 on June 28, 2012 at 12:25 AM

SWalker on June 28, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Very good advice!..:)

Dire Straits on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 AM

listens2glenn on June 28, 2012 at 12:20 AM

I’m glad I saw the :-); otherwise….

bluefox on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 AM

If Obamacare is found to be Constitutional, then we need a Constitutional Convention.

bitsy on June 28, 2012 at 12:31 AM

My Three Sons (w/some excellent bass playing!)

Bizarro No. 1 on June 28, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Nice!

JPeterman on June 28, 2012 at 12:31 AM

You know, forget everything else about the Holder/Obamacare ruling…can you imagine what the Stock Market is gonna look like after they close at 5pm?

God help us if the market stumbles hard in the US…let alone what the foreign markets will do…

BlaxPac on June 28, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Gads liberals are just nuts.

AZfederalist on June 28, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Especially when it comes to economics…

Bizarro No. 1 on June 28, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Where is AnninCA to calm our minds??..She did such a great job when the Dems passed this screwed up law!..:)

Dire Straits on June 28, 2012 at 12:33 AM

AZfederalist on June 28, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Note that now it’s ‘the US manufacturing base’. Tomorrow I guess it will be ‘life as we know it’.

slickwillie2001 on June 28, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Don Grady, ex-Mouseketeer and ‘My Three Sons’ star, dies at 68

JPeterman on June 27, 2012 at 11:34 PM

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Sorry to hear that. :(

My Three Sons (w/some excellent bass playing!)

Bizarro No. 1 on June 28, 2012 at 12:15 AM

.
Say “excellent bass playing” in my hearing and this is what comes up.

listens2glenn on June 28, 2012 at 12:34 AM

One of our prayers includes the phrase, “… and give us leaders worthy of honor and respect”

Dear Lord, may this be so in this decision. Not our will, but yours be done.

AZfederalist on June 28, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Oh, that phrase is good too. Yes, His will also. What a different Country this would be if we followed His will:-)

bluefox on June 28, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Gads liberals are just nuts.

AZfederalist on June 28, 2012 at 12:24 AM

So according to marxists,
Obama borrowed billions from China to shove money into the unions which kicked him back a %age, and manufacturing jobs were saved.
And
Obama borrowed billions from China to shove the money into companies like Solyndra , which kicked him back a %age, and green amufacturing jobs were created once these companies went bankrupt.
And
Obama cheated the vendors/suppliers of GM and Chrysler by paying them just 29 cents on the dollar out of the money he borrowed from China, and thus he saved the manufacturing jobs in US.
And
Obama forced car dealerships which did not give him money, to close , dumping more unemployed people on to a weakening economy , and thus saved manufacturing jobsin USA.
They are nuts :O

burrata on June 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM

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

He should be. The country is at a tipping point, he is blamed for the bad economy, fires, tornadoes, and Fast&Furious and he says nothing.

Enjoy retirement George cause the rest of America is a little worried.

arnold ziffel on June 28, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Man, I’m feeling pretty eeyoreish over this. I just don’t see the SC striking down such a major piece of legislation. It might go against the intent of the constitution but Wickard v. Filburn as a precedent justifies pretty much anything.

jhffmn on June 28, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Speaking of Florida:

The Department of Justice tried to prevent Florida and its Governor, Rick Scott, from removing non-citizens from its voter rolls, asking for a restraining order and arguing that removing non-citizens would be a violation of the National Voter Registration Act. Today, a U.S. District Judge appointed by former President Bill Clinton denied the Department of Justice’s request, according to the Miami Herald. Florida will now be able to rightfully remove non-citizens from its voter rolls.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/27/Judge-Says-Irreparable-Harm-If-Non-Citizens-Vote-In-Florida-Rejects-Justice-Dept-Voter-Purge-Challenge

bluefox on June 28, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Yep. The whole insurance industry (and then some) has already been mangled by this half-wit, un-Constitutional, criminal law. Even if it gets thrown out, much of the damage has already been done – which is all that Barky wanted, anyway. He got his wish three times over, already.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 28, 2012 at 12:12 AM

You wing nuts don’t understand that the US healthcare system is a bloated nightmare of inefficiency and waste. No other country pays such a large % of its GDP for such mediocre results- and ultimately that makes US industry less competitive against not only China, but also Germany and Canada.

It’s not the government that will eventually fix the problems in healthcare, but private enterprise. If the only thing that the Affordable Care Act achieves is openings and incentives for deep structural change, then it’s chances of success are much better. The current healthcare system isn’t sustainable over the long-term; like social security and medicare, it was established at a time when America’s economic primacy enabled benefits to citizens that are not realistic in today’s service-oriented economy.

http://www.avado.com/newsroom/irrelevance-obamacare-supreme-court-ruling-politicians-bicker-while-physicians-innovate

bayam on June 28, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Hey Bayam…I’m not buying any chevy stock. You really want to hang a hat on that?

Probably one of the first usurpations. Ask the bondholders.

wolly4321 on June 28, 2012 at 12:42 AM

bluefox on June 28, 2012 at 12:39 AM

arguing that removing non-citizens would be a violation of the National Voter Registration Act.

W
T
F
???
Is that what the National Voter Registration Act says ?
How come we didn’t know that there is an actual law which legalizes illegal voting in USA

burrata on June 28, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Say “excellent bass playing” in my hearing and this is what comes up.

listens2glenn on June 28, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Good one. Used to watch Barney Miller regularly while growing up.

AZfederalist on June 28, 2012 at 12:43 AM

bayam on June 28, 2012 at 12:41 AM

It’s inefficient because people can use a lot of healthcare they don’t have to pay for.

jhffmn on June 28, 2012 at 12:45 AM

yeah, libs are nuts…they live in a world of political theories…usually derived from someone in the 19th century, and they call themselves ‘smart’

from bloomberg:

The outcome of a 100-year

fight

for U.S. national health care rests on the verdict tomorrow of nine justices, who will emerge from behind a red velvet curtain. […]

“When we talk about Obama 20 or 30 years from now, this is likely to be the bill we talk about,” said Julian Zelizer, a presidential historian at Princeton University. “If the Supreme Court takes away from Obama his biggest accomplishment, this is exactly what a president really fears. In some ways, it’s worse than not getting re-elected.”

libs are mostly silly people who think they live in a primitive world where people die in the streets.

they really believe this. And barry is there to be famous for finally getting this country into the 20th century. FDR, the second coming.

but the truth is that this is mostly about making it ok for people to do their own thing and not worry about being employed. It is also about pride…that the poor can now see themselves (or at least soon enough) using the same system as the non-poor. It is a pride thing.

Pride for the poor and freedom for the artists…that’s it mostly, which is why it seems so irrational.

r keller on June 28, 2012 at 12:45 AM

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