“What he did was make an unremarkable observation about 80 years of Supreme Court history,” Carney told reporters during a White House briefing dominated by the President’s ‘threat’ to the Supreme Court.
“Since the 1930s the Supreme Court has without exception deferred to Congress when it comes to Congress’s authority to pass legislation to regulate matters of national economic importance such as health care, 80 years,” Carney said.
“He did not mean and did not suggest that … it would be unprecedented for the court to rule that a law was unconstitutional. That’s what the Supreme Court is there to do,” Carney said.
Wow! that’s some spin. Has the Planet starting moving backwards yet?
FAST & FURIOUS
Despite the so-called “ongoing,” year long internal investigation by the inspector general, Eric Holder has yet to be interviewed.
During an appearance in Chicago, the attorney general made the comment about the inspector general’s office at the Justice Department, which has been examining who is responsible for employing the risky tactic known as gun-walking.
Holder said he would talk to the inspector general investigators when they request it.
Insider ATF sources have told me the inspector general report is nearly finished, but that it hasn’t been made public because “they are trying to come up with a report everyone can agree on.” So, not only is the “ongoing” investigation from the DOJ inspector general not really “ongoing” at all, DOJ doesn’t plan to produce a factual report, but instead one that everyone can agree on. This isn’t surprising considering the inspector general, Cynthia A. Schnedar, is a good friend and former colleague to Eric Holder. She has also been leaking information in order to jeopardize Issa’s investigation. (Katie Pavlich)
MORE DOJ FUN
PHOENIX, Ariz. — The day after negotiations between the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Department of Justice fell apart, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery accused federal prosecutors of playing games, instead of handing over evidence to back their claims.
“I demand as the duly elected officer with responsibility for prosecutions, to be given that information immediately,” Montgomery said. “This posturing, this playing hide the ball in the context of civil litigation, is disgusting, particularly when it involves criminal prosecutions”
“Put up, or shut up,” he added.
Montgomery sent DOJ officials a letter on December 16, the day after they announced findings of racial profiling and discriminatory policing within MCSO, requesting documentation of ongoing instances of such claims.
Negotiations between MCSO and Justice Department officials crumbled on Tuesday when attorneys for Arpaio refused to agree to have an independent monitor oversee terms of an agreement.
A DOJ spokesperson said the monitor would ensure “fair and sustainable reforms.” but Arpaio’s attorneys said the monitor would infringe on Arpaio’s law enforcement authority.
Kind of remind you of de-segregation?
You need a Kindergarten monitor you “racist” “profilers”
We have to watch over you racists and make sure you’re being “fair” to minorities and illegals.
And of course, they are just playing games. They just want the perception out there and have no intention of actually backing it up.
Keep the pot stirred up.
Smearing people without any ethical standards is just so Liberal.
GIVE THE KING YOUR TITHE
A bill authored by a Southland lawmaker that could potentially allow the federal government to prevent any Americans who owe back taxes from traveling outside the U.S. is one step closer to becoming law.
Senate Bill 1813 was introduced back in November by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Los Angeles) to “reauthorize Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs, and for other purposes” .
In addition to authorizing appropriations for federal transportation and infrastructure programs, the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” or “MAP-21″ includes a provision that would allow for the “revocation or denial” of a passport for anyone with “certain unpaid taxes” or “tax delinquencies”.
Section 40304 of the legislation states that any individual who owes more than $50,000 to the Internal Revenue Service may be subject to “action with respect to denial, revocation, or limitation of a passport”.
The bill does allow for exceptions in the event of emergency or humanitarian situations or limited return travel to the U.S., or in cases when any tax debt is currently being repaid in a “timely manner” or when collection efforts have been suspended.
Like ObamaCare tax penalties (if the thing survives)?
You will tithe your King or else peasant!
President Obama ought to be a figure skater, the way he spins. We’ve heard facts and figures distorted, stretched, embellished, exaggerated, diminished, overlooked, ignored, and otherwise rent meaningless by the Obama White House. Why heck, you might even reach the conclusion that the future is bright, if you hear and grant any credence to the so-called “information” emerging from the president’s staff and spokespersons. But it’s simply not true.
In 1930, 1931, 1932, and 1933, the Great Depression got underway with major contractions in the economy. But then in the next three years, the economy grew by 11%, 9%, and 13%, respectively. Compare that with the current economy, which while it’s not currently in recession, is not recovering. In 2010, it grew by 3%, in 2011, it grew by 1.7%, and in 2012 it looks to grow by about 2%. This is not a recovery – it’s treading water.
I believe that the economy is actually straining at the leash – champing at the bit – but what’s holding it back is the continued residence of President Obama at 1600 Pennsylvania. Once he’s gone, business will take off like a cat with turpentine on its hiney. And Americans know it, so they’re going to get out and vote for the GOP nominee in November. And it doesn’t much matter who that is. The president, as a result of his obfuscation, lies, and exaggerations, has angered people, and that makes him vulnerable to being beaten by a Ham Sandwich.
Recovery? What Recovery? (Junkman-KFYI)
I love that segment.
Democratic officials Wednesday launched a two-pronged attack on states with new laws requiring identification before voting, the highlight being a call to boycott Coke, Walmart and others that back a leading organization pushing for voter ID laws.
Coke was quick to react to the political boycott threat, pulling support from the targeted group just five hours after it was called. Walmart said that support for a group does not mean it backs every decision by those groups.
At issue: Liberal claims that some states are trying to keep minority voters from the polls via voter ID laws, a suggestion conservatives call silly.
“The Coca-Cola Company has elected to discontinue its membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Our involvement with ALEC was focused on efforts to oppose discriminatory food and beverage taxes, not on issues that have no direct bearing on our business. We have a long-standing policy of only taking positions on issues that impact our Company and industry.”
ALEC by the way is the same origination that the AFL-CIO said was behind George Zimmerman and the Trayvon Martin shooting.
“When you look at whose behind it, you find that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a very conservative think tank comprised of corporations and very conservative representatives at the state level are behind this.”
So do I smell a new Liberal Meme and boogeyman?
PHOTO ID VOTING
The group complained that some states want to limit the time allotted for early voting, bar ex-felons from voting and require government identification to vote. Polls show that most Americans back the laws. But Clyburn compared them to segregation era “Jim Crow” laws and he said that he is “very, very anxious” that the conservative Supreme Court “as it is presently constituted” will support the new anti-voter fraud laws.
Jim Crow, really? Gee, getting on a plane requires a picture ID (or a Passport for international) must be hell for Liberals but then again they want to prevent you from going anyhow if you haven’t paid your tithe to the king.
You need an ID for the following (not comprehensive):
obtain a bank account
College Entry (gee I thought they had none?)
obtain a credit card
obtain a passport
write a check
make a credit card purchase
apply for a loan to purchase anything
to prove your age
to get married
to receive a marriage license
to buy a house
to close on a house
to get medical care
to get on a plane
to get insurance on anything
to get a job
to get a post office box
to get a hunting license
to get a fishing license
to get a business license
to cash a paycheck
rent an apartment
rent a hotel room
rent a car
rent tools and equipment
receive social security
receive food stamps
buy a bus ticket
buy a cell phone
buy any antihistamine
go in to a casino
go in to a bar
go to college
have your water turned on
have your electricity turned on
have your cable turned on
have your gas turned on
obtain trash pick up service
pick up a package from the post office
pick up a package from fed ex
pick up a package from ups
pick up a prescription
Even grandma (who conservatives want to throw off a cliff :)), who is retired and needs to cash her check, has some form of government I.D.
The Democrats have to protect their dead voters, ACORN staffers, and Illegal Alien Voters.
“Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution.” — Saul Alinsky
“A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the capitalists. From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end capitalism, then into the third stage of reorganization into a new social order of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and finally the last stage — the political paradise of communism.” p.10 Rules for Radical, Saul Alinksy
“An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent… He must create a mechanism that can drain off the underlying guilt for having accepted the previous situation for so long a time. Out of this mechanism, a new community organization arises….
“The job then is getting the people to move, to act, to participate; in short, to develop and harness the necessary power to effectively conflict with the prevailing patterns and change them. When those prominent in the status quo turn and label you an ‘agitator’ they are completely correct, for that is, in one word, your function—to agitate to the point of conflict.” p.117