OBAMACARE DELT CRUSHING BLOW …
As speculated earlier today, a second judge has ruled Obamacare unconstitutional. Federal Judge Roger Vinson ruled today that President Barack Hussein Obama’s health care law is unconstitutional. To add insult to “health care” injury, the federal judge used Obama’s past words against him.
In ruling against President Obama‘s health care law, federal Judge Roger Vinson used Mr. Obama‘s own position from the 2008 campaign against him, when the then-Illinois senator argued there were other ways to achieve reform short of requiring every American to purchase insurance.
“I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to the idea, stating that, ‘If a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house,’” Judge Vinson wrote in a footnote toward the end of his 78-page ruling Monday.
Judge Vinson, a federal judge in the northern district of Florida, struck down the entire health care law as unconstitutional on Monday, though he is allowing the Obama administration to continue to implement and enforce it while the government appeals his ruling.Hey Barack, words do have consequences don’t they and you do not get to have it both ways. Actually, as stated by Weasel Zippers, some one just got their butt handed to them. During the Democrat primary, Hillary Clinton’s insurance plan required that purchase insurance, Obama’s did not. Since the passage of Obamacare, the president has been singing a different tune and defending the government forcing Americans to purchase a product and claiming regulation authority for inactivity. However,
During the presidential campaign, one key difference between Mr. Obama and his chief opponent, then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, was that Mrs. Clinton‘s plan required all Americans to purchase insurance and Mr. Obama‘s did not.
Congress eventually included the individual mandate in the bill it passed, and Mr. Obama signed that into law in March. Since then, he and his administration have defended its constitutionality, arguing the mandate is the linchpin that brings in more customers to insurance companies, which in turn allows those companies to expand the availability and lower the cost of coverage.
However, Judge Vinson did not just strike down the federal mandate, he struck down the entire health care law, Obama’s crown jewel, as unconstitutional. Judge Vinson concluded that the federal mandate insurance requirement was so “inextricably bound”to other provisions of Obamacare that its unconstitutionality required the invalidation of the entire law. OUCH! What is the LEFT to do, as they are all whine and no legal argument?
But unlike a Virginia judge in December, Judge Roger Vinson of Federal District Court in Pensacola, Fla., concluded that the insurance requirement was so “inextricably bound” to other provisions of the Affordable Care Act that its unconstitutionality required the invalidation of the entire law.
“The act, like a defectively designed watch, needs to be redesigned and reconstructed by the watchmaker,” Judge Vinson wrote.
A civics lesson from the liberal LEFT …
More brilliance from the liberal LEFT and the party that claims that they are so much smarter than every one else. US Senator Chucky Schumer said during a CNN interview that “we have three branches of government, we have a House, we have a Senate and we have a President. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? How could a sitting Senator say anything so ignorant? Can you imagine if Sarah Palin or GWB made such a comment? The MSM would be discussing it 24/7. But when a liberal Democrat makes such an ignorant comment, it’s as thought it was never said.
By the way Chucky, just so you know the three branches of government are the executive, legislative and judicial. UNREAL!
The full text of the interview can be read at NewsBusters.
So I would urge my Republican colleagues, no matter how strongly they feel — you know, we have three branches of government. We have a House. We have a Senate. We have a president. And all three of us are going to have to come together and give some, but it is playing with fire to risk the shutting down of the government, just as it is playing with fire to risk not paying the debt ceiling.
More stupidity from the LEFT after Chris Matthews recent brilliance when he stated that the Panama Canal was in Egypt.
Could today be another legal blow to Obamacare?
Florida Judge Roger Vinson of the US District Court in Pensacola is expected to rule on the constitutionality of Obamacare today. The plaintiffs represent 25 other U.S. states. From Reuters comes the following:
A Florida judge could on Monday become the second U.S. judge to declare President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law unconstitutional, in the biggest legal challenge yet to federal authority to enact the law.
The judge, Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court in Pensacola, Florida, was expected to rule on a lawsuit brought by governors and attorneys general from 26 U.S. states, almost all of whom are Republicans. Obama is a Democrat.
The plaintiffs represent more than half the U.S. states, so the Pensacola case has more prominence than some two dozen lawsuits filed in federal courts over the healthcare law.
Will the Florida judge follow suit with the recent ruling in Virginia? Last month, a federal district judge in Richmond, Virginia struck down that central provision of the law in a case in that state, saying it invited an “unbridled exercise of federal police powers.”
Kathleen Sebelius Compares Right to Health Care With Right to Own TV, what?
Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of HHS when asked recently where in the US Constitution the government had a right to make people buy insurance said, “she was not a lawyer …”. She basically was unable to defend the very law that she is supposed to be in charge of. What? How is some one in charge of the government take over of health care and not able to defend the government’s position? Sebelius punted to the attorneys. Ever wonder what is wrong with Washington? To make matters even more bizarre, Sebelius compared the right to own healthcare to that of a TV. WTF!!!
Isn’t it a choice to own a TV, not a government mandate?
- Looks like Piers Morgan isn’t carrying quite the audience he expected to.
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