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I’m trying to decide which right-wing reaction to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare is my favorite, and I just can’t settle on one winner. So maybe you could help me.

Here are your options:

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A. An angry Glenn Beck — but I repeat myself — referring to Chief Justice John Roberts as “the Dread Pirate Roberts” and announcing that his website would be selling T-shirts featuring Roberts’ picture and the caption “Coward,” all for just $30.

B.) U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, celebrating after hearing initial and incorrect reports that the Supreme Court had struck down the mandate:

C.) The statement put out by Roy Nicholson, chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party, who went all Jefferson Davis on us:

“All of us are now simply chattel of the government to be used and ordered about as they choose. The history books will mark this date as the day our constitutional republic was killed. It will now rest with We The People to decide if it will be resurrected or left to rot in the shallow grave dug for it.

Where is the weeping and wailing? Where is the anger and outrage? Do the people of the country realize what has just been stolen from them? Do the people of the world recognize that the shadow of darkness is now fallen upon them as well and that there remains no defender of their feeble freedoms? The all-out oppression of all people has begun.

Those “occupiers” now controlling the three federal branches of government have joined together in rejecting all Constitutional restraint and in doing so they have severely violated their oaths to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Together they now stand as blatant usurpers of power and have reduced our constitutional republic, along with all of its freedoms, to nothing more than a dictatorial junta. Becoming a banana republic is next.

When a gang of criminals subvert legitimate government offices and seize all power to themselves without the real consent of the governed their every act and edict is of itself illegal and is outside the bounds of the Rule of Law. In such cases submission is treason. Treason against the Constitution and the valid legitimate government of the nation to which we have pledged our allegiance for years. To resist by all means that are right in the eyes of God is not rebellion or insurrection, it is patriotic resistance to invasion.

May all of us fall on our faces before the Heavenly Judge, repent of our sins, and humbly cry out to Him for mercy on our country. And, may godly courageous leaders rise up in His wisdom and power to lead us in displacing the criminal invaders from their seats and restore our constitutional republic.”

D.) Matt Davis, former spokesman for the Michigan Republican Party, who posed the question:

Is Armed Rebellion Now Justified?

“Implicit in Benjamin Franklin’s fabled response at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention was a dire warning: That the Republic would one day devolve into tyranny unless we the people prevented it.

In 2008, we the people elected Barack Obama as president, and the 100-year progressive trek to tyranny begun in 1912 with Woodrow Wilson’s election was complete. It cannot be said too many times — for the purposes of emphasis and clarity — that the Constitution was possible ONLY AFTER the American Revolution; and that the war itself would not have been possible without the collective agreement, as so eloquently articulated in the Declaration of Independence, that the course of human events will sometimes justify one group of people to sever themselves from their oppressors.

In other words, America itself was possible only after its people summoned the will to risk their lives and their futures — as well as those of their children — for a freedom they did not enjoy but knew was their gift from God. Along with their desire to be free came their willingness to engaged in armed rebellion for their freedom.

If government can mandate that I pay for something I don’t want, then what is beyond its power? If the Supreme Court’s decision Thursday paves the way for unprecedented intrusion into personal decisions, then has the Republic all but ceased to exist? If so, then is armed rebellion today justified?

God willing, this oppression will be lifted and America free again before the first shot is fired.”

Or as they put it in the music-video version:

E.) U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, who clearly wasn’t paying attention when he was studying constitutional law back in ophthalmology school:

“Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional.”

F.) Ben Shapiro, editor-at-large of Breitbart.com, who tweeted:

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Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, we await your verdict.

– Jay Bookman

1,085 comments Add your comment

Keep Up the Good Fight!

June 30th, 2012
12:00 pm

Jay, we need an all of the above! :D How many times will these Chicken Little conned cry that America is doomed and the gullible sheep of the party follow them.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

June 30th, 2012
12:03 pm

Apparently freedom to vote is just too much “freedom” for many cons that only believe in America if it fits their vision. Oh how the hate the true freedom.

Dave

June 30th, 2012
12:07 pm

Obamacare equated to separate but equal?

Soothsayer

June 30th, 2012
12:08 pm

I say let’s all buy a Glenn Speck T-shirt, have a jumping up and down hissy, buy some assault rifles in Arizona, mount an armed insurrection and rid the country of all of these librul bed wetters.

JamVet

June 30th, 2012
12:12 pm

A) Glenn Beck is obviously drinking again.

B) That con woman needs an exorcism.

C) Mississippi probably needs to secede.

D) Michigan’s Aryan nation and Skinheads unite!

E) Rand who?

F) Fainting couches for Ben and everyone at coward.com

The poll itself is almost impossible to answer. It is like asking which player on the 1962 Mets was the most responsible for their 40 – 120 season….

Zebra

June 30th, 2012
12:16 pm

My favorite has to be Rand Paul because it is so patently stoopid and because he is an elected Tea Party member.

ByteMe - Political thug

June 30th, 2012
12:17 pm

My fav was Colbert’s response to the FOX and CNN getting it wrong:

“You. Suck. At. News.”

larry

June 30th, 2012
12:19 pm

The funny thing about it, or maybe not so funny, is that people actually will take these extremists seriously. I am scared that someone will do something stupid between now and the election. God forbid, i hope nothing happens.

barking frog

June 30th, 2012
12:21 pm

Growing warlike comments
by influential people can
bring the dangerous out
in force. More Mcveighs
may be in the future.

Soothsayer

June 30th, 2012
12:21 pm

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June 30th, 2012
12:22 pm

Jay:

I like this quote :

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” Abraham Lincoln

Zebra

June 30th, 2012
12:23 pm

My other fave is the meme that the wingnuts will be motivated now, as if they haven’t been foaming at the mouth for 4 years.

Hehe, as in now you’ve gone and done it son. We are really motivated and I mean it this time.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 30th, 2012
12:23 pm

…………. and, I thought this was worth considering also:

“Chief Justice Roberts Is A Genius

Posted on June 28, 2012 by I.M. Citizen

Before you look to do harm to Chief Justice Roberts or his family, it’s important that you think carefully about the meaning – the true nature — of his ruling on Obama-care. The Left will shout that they won, that Obama-care was upheld and all the rest. Let them.

It will be a short-lived celebration.

Here’s what really occurred — payback. Yes, payback for Obama’s numerous, ill-advised and childish insults directed toward SCOTUS.

Chief Justice Roberts actually ruled the mandate, relative to the commerce clause, was unconstitutional. That’s how the Democrats got Obama-care going in the first place. This is critical. His ruling means Congress can’t compel American citizens to purchase anything. Ever. The notion is now officially and forever, unconstitutional. As it should be.

Next, he stated that, because Congress doesn’t have the ability to mandate, it must, to fund Obama-care, rely on its power to tax. Therefore, the mechanism that funds Obama-care is a tax. This is also critical.

Recall back during the initial Obama-care battles, the Democrats called it a penalty, Republicans called it a tax. Democrats consistently soft sold it as a penalty. It went to vote as a penalty. Obama declared endlessly, that it was not a tax, it was a penalty. But when the Democrats argued in front of the Supreme Court, they said ‘hey, a penalty or a tax, either way’. So, Roberts gave them a tax. It is now the official law of the land — beyond word-play and silly shenanigans. Obama-care is funded by tax dollars. Democrats now must defend a tax increase to justify the Obama-care law.

Finally, he struck down as unconstitutional, the Obama-care idea that the federal government can bully states into complying by yanking their existing medicaid funding. Liberals, through Obama-care, basically said to the states — ‘comply with Obama-care or we will stop existing funding.’ Roberts ruled that is a no-no. If a state takes the money, fine, the Feds can tell the state how to run a program, but if the state refuses money, the federal government can’t penalize the state by yanking other funding. a serious problem. Are we going to have 10, 12, 25 states not participating in “national” health-care?Therefore, a state can decline to participate in Obama-care without penalty. This is obviously Suddenly, it’s not national, is it?

Ultimately, Roberts supported states rights by limiting the federal government’s coercive abilities. He ruled that the government can not force the people to purchase products or services under the commerce clause and he forced liberals to have to come clean and admit that Obama-care is funded by tax increases.

Although he didn’t guarantee Romney a win, he certainly did more than his part and should be applauded.

And he did this without creating a civil war or having bricks thrown through his windshield. Oh, and he’ll be home in time for dinner.

Brilliant.”

ATL -07

June 30th, 2012
12:24 pm

I don’t know– but it sure is fun watching all those right wing heads explode– Wingnuts indeed…

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 30th, 2012
12:25 pm

Oh, and this one too:

“A LAWYER WITH A BRIEFCASE CAN STEAL MORE THAN A THOUSAND MEN WITH GUNS.” Mario Puzo

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June 30th, 2012
12:25 pm

And always one of my personal favorites:

“If in the opinion of the People, the distribution or modification of the Constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.”

George Washington

chris

June 30th, 2012
12:26 pm

We the people have to repent first. When the greatest voice in the WWII era said the only thing we have to fear is fear itself he was refering to the quote of Job “that thing I feared has come upon me”. “We the people” was refering to the vast body of believers in the great”I AM”. With Job he needed only keep the faith, realize where fear comes from, then soon “I AM” restored all plus to Job. Jobs comforters kept telling him to try to earn grace with deed and self righteous acts of religion to bribe “I AM”. After a time all of the fellas heard that thier words were babble with no knowledge of what they spoke. Job was the first to repent. After the repentance and after all was restored to Job then he used his new freedoms to live a fear free life even giving his daughters inheritance. He had to repent first then the blessings.

Zebra

June 30th, 2012
12:27 pm

Please show me where” he forced liberals to have to come clean and admit that Obama-care is funded by tax increases.” He called the penalty permissible under Congress’ right to tax.That is all.

Midori

June 30th, 2012
12:27 pm

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June 30th, 2012
12:27 pm

Oh, and you left these out:

7) To the American people: “It’s absolutely NOT a tax increase !” http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/06/obama-campaign-its-a-penalty-not-a-tax-127721.html

6) To the American people: “Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this Presidency.”

5) To Larry King: “There has been a tendency by this (the Bush) administration to hide behind executive privilege.”

4) Speech to an Hispanic group: “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case ………. ”

3) To the American people: “The private sector is doing just fine.”

2) Please pass to Vladimir: “After the election I’ll have more flexibility.”

1) To the American electorate: “If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”

BINGO !!

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 30th, 2012
12:29 pm

QUESTION:

If you were a Supreme Court Justice your vote could save only ONE of these entities which would it be.

The Congress

The Presidency

The Supreme Court

The Constitution

I have to run for awhile but I’ll be back to check your responses (or lack thereof).

Smoke&Mirrors

June 30th, 2012
12:32 pm

Most of these are seriously (unfortunately) funny.
The one about armed rebellion… there might be a serious problem with that one!

Considering the video, the history of the French revolution ought to be studied as long as we have further divides between the haves and the have-not’s. It is a very poor choice of supporting evidence. ‘Let them eat cake’ didn’t work out to well for the aristocracy (the ‘job creators’).

One can argue ‘lazy’ and ‘freeloader’ … but there currently aren’t that many truly in that category. Anyway, who’s place is it to judge?

Zebra

June 30th, 2012
12:33 pm

@0311/8541/5811/1811/1801-You still didn’t adress Jay’s question. What was your favorite idiotic wingnut’s head explosion? That too tough for you?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

June 30th, 2012
12:34 pm

Scout must have a cut and paste quota to meet again today…….

10x the quotes, none of the intelligence of those who actually said those words in their context.

JamVet

June 30th, 2012
12:34 pm

Pay a small tax, or buy health insurance, you con mooches.

Problem solved…

Zebra

June 30th, 2012
12:34 pm

Orange 12

June 30th, 2012
12:37 pm

How much did this JEEP that Obamacare just provided to everybody just add to the National deficit?

chris

June 30th, 2012
12:38 pm

Roberts played a very savvy political move perfectly. He dumped the whole debate back on the politicians and the VOTERS to settle which was the intent of our constitution in the first place. Now”WE THE PEOPLE” need to do our jobs.

Real American

June 30th, 2012
12:41 pm

“Where is the weeping and wailing? Where is the anger and outrage? Do the people of the country realize what has just been stolen from them?”
__________________________________________

ROFLMAO!!!! *snort*______________stop it!

larry

June 30th, 2012
12:41 pm

Actually , Scout did miss some quotes , on purpose i suppose………..

Like Mr. Romney stating that

You can your current insurance, ensure that every American has access to affordable care

Those that have pre-existing conditions know that they will be able to be insured.

In other words, he agrees with the Supreme Court’s decision.

He just doesnt want to go into details on how to pay for it.

MiltonMan

June 30th, 2012
12:42 pm

How about CNN first reporting that ObamaCare had been overturned.

Never mind – CNN love child of the loony left

From the Center

June 30th, 2012
12:43 pm

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June 30th, 2012
12:23 pm

I agree, it was an excellent move, but be careful, you are raining in the Liberal celebration.

RB from Gwinnett

June 30th, 2012
12:43 pm

Liberals… Having the government steal from their neighbors for their own wants and thinking its funny and cute.

It’s not. It’s stealing.

Smoke&Mirrors

June 30th, 2012
12:43 pm

Sure Romney knows how he will pay for his mythical version of a health care bill – tax cuts for the wealthy!

MiltonMan

June 30th, 2012
12:43 pm

“Pay a small tax, or buy health insurance, you con mooches.”

What is the libs defintion of a “small tax”> The left cannot even defined what the evil rich a

JamVet

June 30th, 2012
12:43 pm

How about Faux News doing the same thing, Milton?

Colbert to both: You. Suck. At. News.

Real American

June 30th, 2012
12:44 pm

Zebra…I think “numbers” guy was trying to offer more options for Jay….no?

JamVet

June 30th, 2012
12:44 pm

Miltie, don’t be so grossly uninformed. You know what the penalty for not having your own health insurance is. Or should…

getalife

June 30th, 2012
12:45 pm

I went with the no shame capitalist glenn beck.

The cons want to take on the military?

Watch out for the drones!

Smoke&Mirrors

June 30th, 2012
12:46 pm

Right now there is no penalty for not having insurance. You go to the emergency room, they have to treat you, and then pass the bill on to everyone else. But that’s not a tax….

getalife

June 30th, 2012
12:49 pm

It is time for the American people to celebrate having a competent President crushing the gop and getting the people’s business done.

This President deserves reelection and praise for actually doing good for the American people.

This is very rare in Washington these days.

Political Mongrel

June 30th, 2012
12:50 pm

The public (or at least the thinking part of it) has long been able to see through end-of-the-world hysterics and hype. The danger is the ones who can’t. Idiots and the terminally gullible still vote.

barking frog

June 30th, 2012
12:51 pm

The medicaid expansion will
qualify many on unemployment to get
medicaid. Any revolution
should be against the
governors who want to
deny them this healthcare.

Oscar

June 30th, 2012
12:56 pm

I would vote all of them as class A crazy. No other word for them.

getalife

June 30th, 2012
12:57 pm

Good point frog.

We are attacking jundal on that issue.

He will cave.

getalife

June 30th, 2012
1:01 pm

I think Jay had fun writing this one.

milty,

cnn and fox reported the mandate was stuck down.

Why did you leave out fox?

Partisan sore lose much?

larry

June 30th, 2012
1:04 pm

Headline: Boy i have heard those Republicans are really great customers.

Strippers say ” Hands down the GOP are the best customers.”

Jim Wito

June 30th, 2012
1:07 pm

I was a little confused over how to vote. The title said Most “over-the-top: but then you ask for “your favorite” reaction. Glenn Beck is my favorite “all I am interested in is making money” reaction. I am appalled … nut let me make some money of it. Rep. Jean Schmidt reaction wouldn’t have been a big deal if the decision went the other way so I can’t fault her there. Tough to call who was dumber – Ben Shapiro and Rand Paul. Matt Davis gets a nod there. Does he realize he is talking about the American Revolution but uses a song from a show that was about the FRENCH revolution? I thought conservatives hated the French? I guess he must like a socialist revolution. I voted for over-the-top as the Mississippi Tea Party guy. If he really read The U.S. Constitution it clearly states Federal law takes precedent over state law. But then he probably thinks the Civil War is still going on.

martin the calvinist

June 30th, 2012
1:09 pm

ha most of them are quite loopy….in my humble opinion!

JamVet, it’s cheaper to pay the penalty than buy insurance…….logic tells me if you really wanted people to buy the health insurance, wouldn’t you have to make the fine as large as a health care plan for that individual or make the fine larger…..just food for thought……

Anyway, studying a few of the provisions of the “Obamacare” legislation there are things in it that are reasonable, like allowing small businesses to pool together to purchase a plan for their employees and giving the business tax credits….should’ve happened years ago, emphasis on preventive care, makes sense though health insurance was orginally designed for protecting one from a financial disaster from a major medical event instead of people going to the emergency room for a hang nail or a headache. to a major extent, you should be able to get insurance even if you have diabetes…

what I don’t like about it is that the federal gov’t can not mandate you to purchase a product and fine you if you don’t. too much power for any gov’t to have. I bet you wouldn’t want George W. Bush to have that kind of power. I also don’t like the tax on medical devices, working for a company that provides them, the tax has caused us to lay off 200 people so we can pay it, there is no guarantee that we will have enough business to make up the cost of the tax to rehire any of them….I don’t like the mandatory 85% of your premium must pay for health care related expenses, that number is too high and it will cause the down fall of a segment of our private sector and place it in the hands of our federal gov’t which is too big as it is and it does not or ever will have the revenue it needs to run a gov’t of it’s size……

barking frog

June 30th, 2012
1:10 pm

getalife
i went with beck too.
so greedy.

getalife

June 30th, 2012
1:11 pm

willard did a great job explaining the mandate and willardcare when he was gov.

The dems are running his ads.

He will not repeal willardcare cons.

You know that.

Smoke&Mirrors

June 30th, 2012
1:18 pm

What I fail to understand: The act has some really good stuff, as Martin indicated. So why not fix the parts that cause problems? Starting all over is most risky for the lives of many people. It ain’t fiction – if this whole thing is overturned, people will continue to go bankrupt over healthcare costs – maybe some of your friends, family and neighbors – and others will die due to the lack treatment.

Is it just because Obama was behind the bill? If Romney had become president 4 years ago, and pushed this through just like it is now…. would there be such an uproar? I think not.

martin the calvinist

June 30th, 2012
1:20 pm

I have been trying to come up with a way to make my point on why everyone on this blog, including Jay to not celebrate about the Supreme Court finding Obamacare constitutional in the way it did and I came up with a scenario that should explain my point….the example I’m using I admit I’m stretching but the facts of Obamacare and how it was defined constitutional are in this example.

say we have a President who makes the NRA president the “gun czar” and he proposes that in order to help police forces keep crime down everyone that is an able-bodied adult has to own an fully automatic M4, and it becomes law. In this law you have to purchase that M4, get it registered federally along with 100 boxes of ammunition, if you don’t you will be fined a $1000 dollars (the fine being used to help fund police officers to protect your residence) and the same administration hires 20,000 new IRS agents to ensure every able-bodies adult American purchases that assault rifle and gets it registered.

that is what happened when the Supreme Court declared “Obamacare” constitutional. Do you want either party to do this to you? Do you want either party to have that much power over you? I don’t. That is why to the very fabric of my core, disagree with what just happened this past Thursday and I hope it gets struck down somehow…..

Pizzaman

June 30th, 2012
1:23 pm

The best one was the Teapublican, prostrate on the sidewalk, “weeping and gnashing his teeth” on his bible, wearing a black suit. Anyone lying on the sidewalk in a black suit in DC’s summer heat really needs the Affordable Care Act for it’s mental benifits.

I’ve posted this over on Wingnut’s site: Hay Teapublicans your going to repeal (should be easy, maybe) and replace. Just what are you going to replace it with? If you want the votes you have to produce the facts. But I suspect you have no idea and it’s just another empty campaign promise.

Smoke&Mirrors

June 30th, 2012
1:33 pm

Martin,
Interesting comparison, and you have a certain point but with hard goods.
However, at some point in your life, you WILL need healthcare. It’s sort of like death and taxes….pun intended .

You will not likely have to use the M4. Big difference.

Mighty Righty

June 30th, 2012
1:42 pm

The Supreme Court decided that anything is okay so long as it is deemed by them as a tax. Therefore it would be constitutional to tax the users of abortion clinics an amount equal to whatever the govenrnent determines the clinics cost the nation. No proof of actual cost would be required. It would be constitutional to charge a fee, excuse me tax, to any person that does not avail themself of the clinic as well. The possibilities are endless. The government can not only force you to pay for whatever they want to provide or sell bu for things you don’t by or use. Before you think this is rediculous, it hasn’t been but a few years since americans overwhelmingly thought there was no way our government would ever or ever could force us to buy a product.

Oscar

June 30th, 2012
1:43 pm

Constitution gives the Congress the power to tax. And that is what they did. Passed a tax. Don’t see a constitutional problem. Taxes can be repealed if the elected representatives in Congress vote to repeal it.

That’s the way our system works. Elected representatives pass taxes. And they can repeal taxes.

martin the calvinist

June 30th, 2012
1:45 pm

smoke, I have this little saying…perception is reality, some people perceive what ever they want to, I wouldn’t put it past a politician to “create a crisis of criminal activity” and say it’s necessary for the average citizen to have a weapon of high caliber…..but I get what you are trying to say…..take out the gun, say to create a cleaner environment, everyone that drives has to drive a fully electric car, if you don’t buy one, we are going to tax you ( supposedly for air cleaning) (but we know what really happens to revenue when it gets to DC) to me the same thing…..my point is that the gov’t has been given a blank check with new powers……powers it shouldn’t have over the American people….

Mighty Righty

June 30th, 2012
1:50 pm

Smoke&Mirrors

“However, at some point in your life, you WILL need healthcare. It’s sort of like death and taxes….pun intended ”

Not true. Many, many people live their entire lives without ever.even seeing a doctor. And many more never rerquire surgery or hospitalization.

Redneck Convert (R--and ;proud of it)

June 30th, 2012
1:52 pm

O woe is me! The Supreme Court done nullified the Constitution. Just wait till this Roberts runs for reelection. He’ll be outta here quicker than a bad tooth at a dentists convention.

JamVet

June 30th, 2012
1:52 pm

JamVet, it’s cheaper to pay the penalty than buy insurance…….logic tells me if you really wanted people to buy the health insurance, wouldn’t you have to make the fine as large as a health care plan for that individual or make the fine larger…..just food for thought……

Of course not!

People with paid health insurance will do the things that they normally do. Get checkups, get minor procedures taken care of, etc.

Those without will do what they do now. Do without. And wait until the very last moment or things become a complete emergency.

Not having access to proper healthcare is a neocon’s wet dream come true.

But no other organization in the civilized world thinks like them.

jconservative

June 30th, 2012
1:54 pm

Since 1803 the Constitution has said what the Supreme Court says it says.

Thursday the Supreme Court said that Congress could not create commerce to regulate.

Thursday the Supreme Court said, once again, that Congress under the Constitution has the constitutional power to tax and spend.

Thursday the Supreme Court said that Congress could not change a policy, Medicaid, that punished a state for refusing to adopt another voluntary Medicaid program.

Orange 12

June 30th, 2012
1:56 pm

Gee, I guess everybody works for the government now.

JamVet

June 30th, 2012
1:56 pm

Therefore it would be constitutional to tax the users of abortion clinics an amount equal to whatever the govenrnent determines the clinics cost the nation.

Fine.

Just get the nitwits who run your beloved party to get the legislation passed.

But good luck with that. Notwithstanding the GOP’s War on Women, the days of treating women like your property are not coming back…

Oscar

June 30th, 2012
1:58 pm

Not true. Many, many people live their entire lives without ever.even seeing a doctor. And many more never rerquire surgery or hospitalization.

__________

The majority of congress did not agree with you. And passed the tax. Which is within their constitutional power to do.

getalife

June 30th, 2012
1:59 pm

cons,

You will get sick.

Pay up moochers.

stands for decibels

June 30th, 2012
2:00 pm

Haven’t read the comments yet, but…

I’m trying to decide which right-wing reaction to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare is my favorite, and I just can’t settle on one winner.

Neither can I. Rand Paul’s is easily the funniest, though.

Smoke&Mirrors

June 30th, 2012
2:00 pm

Mighty Wrongee,
OK, sure, and that’s why our morbidity/mortality rate rivals that of many third world nations, while we pay much, much more in healthcare costs….

Martin,
Yes, you have a good argument, and they have always had that power. That’s why we don’t live in a dictatorship… that is unless one party takes total control of all three branches of government and dictates without the ballot box. It could happen, and history has shown that it does.

martin the calvinist

June 30th, 2012
2:00 pm

your hate for “neocons” blinds you of the logic I was trying to display…..I’m not talking about access, I’m talking about the fine its self, I think it’s fishy that the fine is less than what it cost me and my wife for health insurance…..I want the coverage, I am blessed that I have it…..I just think if the Democrats were so concerned about access and poor people not having health insurance all they had to do was raise the Medicare tax, create a Medicaid tax and expand Medicaid to cover those who don’t have care….you didn’t need 2000 pages of a bill to do so and you sure didn’t need to expand the federal gov’t to unpresidented measures to do so…..that is all I’m saying……

stands for decibels

June 30th, 2012
2:01 pm

Any word on Spike’s whereabouts?

getalife

June 30th, 2012
2:03 pm

You are fat and angry cons.

You will have a stoke or heart attack.

Pay up moochers.

JamVet

June 30th, 2012
2:04 pm

I hate neocons as much as I hate puffer fish.

Which is to say that god put them here for a reason, I just laugh at them…

Smoke&Mirrors

June 30th, 2012
2:10 pm

Martin,
I agree…. 2K pages is a lot of hooey. Way too much politics in this.
But, if they really wanted efficiency, and cost savings….. medicare should have been expanded to optionally include anyone. That, unfortunately, would probably cause an upheaval that would create more billions in campaign donations.

And yes, I buy insurance on the so called ‘open market’. It is incredibly costly, the most expensive item on my monthly budget, and it’s easier to pull teeth than change carriers.

Liberal Pariah

June 30th, 2012
2:11 pm

Jay must be hurting for real material trying to prove that the right has kooks just like the left. The Matt Davis ‘Armed Rebellion’ rant scares me the most. Fortunately for the right, we don’t need a SCOTUS ruling to see over the top from the left…as long as Nancy Pelosi is drawing a breath. And she is scarier than any of these guys because she actually has some power in the government.

Midori

June 30th, 2012
2:14 pm

Getalife,

I firmly believe that hate is what killed Breitbart.

Fat Tony better watch his back…….

DannyX

June 30th, 2012
2:15 pm

I think US Representative and current Republican candidate for governor of Indiana should at least get an honorable mention for comparing the SC Obamacare Ruling to the 9/11 Attacks.

stands for decibels

June 30th, 2012
2:16 pm

As for the World’s Stupidest Tweet cited by Jay–Does anyone here really think that any Brietbarter, if time-traveling back to the time of the Dred Scott decision, wouldn’t have said “bully bully! Jolly good show, chaps!”, or whatever it was right wingers used to say back then?

Janney

June 30th, 2012
2:17 pm

I was hoping you would address the madness, Jay. I heard Boortz went fairly ballistic also. It’s kind of scary. Don’t know who is more whacko; guess I’ll go with Glenn Beck.

stands for decibels

June 30th, 2012
2:19 pm

I really should be a good little capitalist and part fools from their money, selling “IMPEACH ROBERTS NOW!” stickers online.

stands for decibels

June 30th, 2012
2:20 pm

Ok, I went with my gut and voted for Rand. He is, after all, the one cited with the most real power to wield.

Mama Says

June 30th, 2012
2:21 pm

Jay

To answer your question, the lady from Mississippi wins.

Now to the point.

I do not support an armed rebellion however I am afraid that is where we are heading.

Our leaders cannot compromise, our partisanship is becoming more entrenched and in an effort to balance things out it has become ok to discriminate against white males, which apparently doesn’t bother any liberal.

Now liberals celebrate the constitutionally of healthcare. Well that’s ok I would celebrate getting something that I wanted. Yet while you celebrate you just completely ignore what you have really accomplished. You have managed to take an otherwise productive question such as how does everyone get healthcare and change the constitution with it.

The dangerous part that you guys cannot comprehend during your boastfully proud moment is that the Supreme Court wrote new law and you had no input. This bill never called for more taxes, as Obama and many others claimed over and over. Obama went forward with the argument as a penalty if you did not get insurance. The court by ruling that the government could make you buy insurance as long as it used taxation as a push rod, gave any administration the ability to do the same.

Congrats on your victory, someday you will understand what you really won. A government that can now controll every aspect of your life, should it decide to. If a dominate democratic government can force this healthcare through, then be prepared to accept what a dominate republican government can do.

You just have no idea what you have accomplished.

But it would do you some good to think about it in the abstract. If this were about abortion would you be so happy that the government can now make you do it ?

elgrunir

June 30th, 2012
2:21 pm

@ those who complain about the ACA being over 2000 pages: it’s required to include references/copies of previous legislation, so it’s not 2000 pages of new material. Get over it.

Orange 12

June 30th, 2012
2:24 pm

“I really should be a good little capitalist and part fools from their money, selling “IMPEACH ROBERTS NOW!” stickers online”

Yeah, you an get rich quick.

Zebra

June 30th, 2012
2:25 pm

@MightyRighty 1:50-I can’t wait to see the link for this little gem. “Not true. Many, many people live their entire lives without ever.even seeing a doctor. And many more never require surgery or hospitalization.”

Hahahahahahahahaha

stands for decibels

June 30th, 2012
2:27 pm

“If this were about abortion would you be so happy that the government can now make you do it ?”

Jay, I think you should add this as Item g) to your poll.

TM

June 30th, 2012
2:27 pm

I thought Jay’s response was the most over the top when he labeled everyone who would have to pay the tax–excuse me-penalty a “freeloader” or “moocher”.

RB from Gwinnett

June 30th, 2012
2:28 pm

“However, at some point in your life, you WILL need healthcare. It’s sort of like death and taxes….pun intended .

You will not likely have to use the M4. Big difference.”

You fail to understand what the bill actually requires. It does not give you healthcare. I requires you to buy health insurance. Whether or not you ever use it has no bearing on the issue. You will buy it.

Conversely, you do need protection from those who would do you harm. The requirement for you to purchase a gun for that protection, regardless if you ever use it or not, is exactly the same thing.

If you sheep haven’t figured out the government no longer cares what “we the peons” think or want, there’s not much hope you ever will.

And the poster who thinks we should be afraid of our military must think they’re all unthinking idiots. Has it occurred to you many of them think Obama is an idiot too?

Skip

June 30th, 2012
2:29 pm

I’m OK with paying a little more so some poor slob can have medical care, I don’t care if he deserves it or not. I believe in helping my fellow man, cons included. To me it’s are we in this together or is it every man for himself. And if you think you can go it alone you don’t get out much.

Mama Says

June 30th, 2012
2:29 pm

Hey decibels,

Explain to me why what I say cannot occur please

PressedOn

June 30th, 2012
2:32 pm

Tell us which left-wing reaction is your favorite, Bookman.

They aren’t the three words the Democratic National Committee intended to define their response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on healthcare, but they instantly whipped around the Internet thanks to the power of Twitter: “It’s constitutional. Bitches.”

it’s constitutional. Bitches.

— Patrick Gaspard ‏@patrickgaspard June 28, 2012

Patrick Gaspard, the Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee, tweeted the news at 10:19 a.m. Thursday, responding to a fight that has raged along partisan lines since 2009.

Three hours after he sent it, Gaspard’s tweet had been retweeted 1,525 times and saved 333.

Greg Greene, the DNC new media outreach director, offered “sad trombone” sounds to the Republicans: “Anyone have a trombone? The folks at @GOP need someone to lend them one.”

According to conservative Michelle Malkin’s site Twitchy, which took a screenshot, Greene deleted another tweet that suggested a high level of boisterousness in the office: “Overheard in the office: “TAKE THAT MOTHER******S

America: this DNC Senior Staffer celebrates while you get taxed: Overheard in the office: “TAKE THAT MOTHER******S!!” – @ggreeneva

— NRCC (@NRCC) June 28, 2012

http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/235397-dnc-staffers-go-off-script-celebrating-healthcare-ruling

Mama Says

June 30th, 2012
2:33 pm

I will try to say this once again,

This was never about healthcare for regular conservatives it was about government power.

I know a lot of you on this blog are stubborn and hard headed but why you cannot understand that government having the ability to tell you what you are going to buy is not freedom I will never get.

You celebrate a loss of your rights today and that would be crystal clear if you cared to think

stands for decibels

June 30th, 2012
2:34 pm

Explain to me why what I say cannot occur please

It can occur. Just as I can have a purple flying dragon living in my basement, that I genetically engineered myself..

Both are about as likely, and about as pertinent to the issue at hand.

Mamouian

June 30th, 2012
2:35 pm

A bunch of liberals spiking the football. The backlash will be even more entertaining.

Senor Coughee

June 30th, 2012
2:35 pm

Kinda reminds one of the Democrats response to the Supreme Court ruling in 2000 that decided the election. But, hey, I realize, THIS is different in your eyes, Jay.

Thomas Heyward Jr.

June 30th, 2012
2:35 pm

Nothing like Totalitarianism or Fascism to make a Lefty Prog giddy.
.
Effing tools.

Smoke&Mirrors

June 30th, 2012
2:35 pm

elgrunir
OK 906 pages of stuff.
Don’t get me wrong, I think we needed it, only that simplicity might have been a better approach. Sorta like Mitt did in Massachusetts … oops ….

Midori

June 30th, 2012
2:38 pm

I “think” PressedOn has a point to make – tho it escapes me.

bleary

June 30th, 2012
2:38 pm

How can I vote on this if all of my personal liberty has been taken away?

Jay

June 30th, 2012
2:39 pm

Oh please Mama. “…. discriminate against white males”?

Look at the CEOs of the Fortune 500. Look at the US Senate. Look at the White House, one non-white male and no females in our entire history.

Some erosion of previous privileged status does not equal discrimination against you. Seriously, white men playing the victim card is just sad, and I say that as someone who ought to know.

Skip

June 30th, 2012
2:39 pm

Mama, governments are people too