ObamaCare was slapped down hard yesterday when Federal Judge Henry Hudson (the newest Satan to the Left) struck down ObamaCare’s Health Care Mandate ON IT’S MERITS.
Meaning it was UNCONSTITUTIONAL in this ruling.
Hudson’s 42-page opinion said, “extended Commerce Clause powers to compel an individual to involuntarily enter the stream of commerce by purchasing a commodity in the private market.”
Well, of course it is. The penalty that is a tax that is tax that is a penalty is by real definition unconstitutional. But don’t tell that to the Lunatic Left.
They went ape nuts last night. I particularly enjoyed what I saw of Keith “I only use one side of my brain because there’s nothing right about me” Olbermann rail against it saying the Judge was corrupt and the decision was made because of a bribe, etc ad nauseum.
My only response to that was, wasn’t that how we got ObamaCare to begin with?
The backroom deals, the bribes, the corruption, the manipulation of the system.
But since that was for the cause of Progressive Liberalism it was a holy fight that was moral on it face just because they said so.
And they will fight to very last drop of YOUR blood to defend their right to run your life for you! 🙂
The fight is far from over. But estimates place this likely at the Supreme Court’s door just about the time Obama is running for re-election.
The same time as the tax deal will be expiring.
So Obama, who will not risk pissing off his base in 2012 will have to run on a platform of Class warfare, higher taxes, and ObamaCare.
No chance of a “centrist” campaign then. Though, I’m sure the spin will be extravagant.
Now that will be fun to watch! 🙂
A federal judge in Virginia has determined that the part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul that requires all Americans to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional.
U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson deemed that part of the law unconstitutional in the first part of what is sure to be a case that will end up in the Supreme Court. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli led the fight in his state.
I wonder if the SEIU thugs will be picketing their houses this Christmas time. Or maybe the ACLU sue them. Or Media Matters will be digging in their trash and their kindergarten school records for dirt… 🙂
“I am gratified we prevailed. This won’t be the final round, as this will ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court, but today is a critical milestone in the protection of the Constitution,” Cuccinelli said in a statement.
Hudson said the part of the law that requires individuals to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional because it “exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power.”
A district court in Florida is expected to hear oral arguments on Thursday for a 21-state lawsuit that also challenges the law’s requirements for individuals. The Florida case is expected to end up in the Supreme Court as well.
Monday afternoon, Cuccinelli said he’s pleased with Judge Hudson’s decision, adding that he has always said the case was about “liberty, not health care.”
“It is not about health insurance, it is not about health care,” Cuccinelli said. “It is about liberty and the judge said as much in his order.
Cuccinelli said the Obama administration tried to argue with “leaps of logic and language.” (Daily Caller)
The biggest leap being the penalty that wasn’t a tax until it was challenged in court then it became a tax but then because it was tax and not a penalty it had to be penalty again because Obama and the Democrats promised it as not a tax to your face on camera! 🙂
Written as a “penalty” in the law. defended as a “tax” as a law. Because the Commerce Clause doesn’t apply to penalties, but it does apply to taxes. So it’s the penalty as written and a tax as the law. Orwell would be proud of you my son. No finer Doublethink has been created to date.