Federal Judge Roger Vinson Declared Obamacare Unconstitutional … Uses Obama’s Own Words Against Him



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.

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  • Comments

    15 Responses to “Federal Judge Roger Vinson Declared Obamacare Unconstitutional … Uses Obama’s Own Words Against Him”

    1. Greg the Great on February 1st, 2011 1:11 am

      Judge Roger Vinson, pure genius. Wow, a judge who understands the constitution and laws of the land.

    2. Garry on February 1st, 2011 5:12 am

      Way to go! Looks like we are heading in the right direction….

    3. White House Reaction to Obamacare Ruling Being Unconstitutional … It’s Judicial Overreach | Scared Monkeys on February 1st, 2011 7:43 am

      [...] to call the ruling “judicial overreach”. The comment is rather comical seeing that even candidate Barack Obama thought that forcing individuals to purchase insurance was wrong. Actually WH, it was Congressional overreach and they did so against the will of the American [...]

    4. kalach on February 1st, 2011 9:11 am

      Thank you for making my day, Judge!
      ..”uses Obama’s Own Words Against Him “..LOVELY

    5. SUPER DAVE on February 1st, 2011 1:02 pm

      let me guess. obama is going to read from his favorite teleprompter that he was against healthcare reform before he for it ?
      how many times have we heard him use this ridiculous excuse ?

    6. Steve on February 1st, 2011 2:09 pm

      As a non-partisan question; is it proper judicial action to refer to and use political speech in forming a legal ruling? I thought a judge was to examine the evidence presented in his court, and base the ruling on that as well as prior case law.

      Judges shouldn’t be able to so blatantly political in their work.

    7. brie. on February 1st, 2011 4:39 pm

      Just remember, Obama is a liar and he is not a legal citizen, which he refuses to prove…you can’t lead this country when you are a criminal…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8. Buster on February 1st, 2011 8:34 pm

      Once again: Nelson from the Simpsons
      HaHa !!!

    9. brie. on February 1st, 2011 9:15 pm

      Just remember Obama’s signature is on the law bill and he is is Barry Soetore….Fradeulant

    10. Idi Amin on February 1st, 2011 9:21 pm

      The point is, if these people don’t get insurance, they crowd into emergency rooms that the state pays for. That means YOU PAY FOR THEM WITH YOUR TAXES! Some billionair­e WalMart guy is getting richer by dumping their employees health care, and YOU AND I GET THE BILL.
      SM: What exactly makes you think that these people will buy insurance when they did not in the forst place? It is not free.

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    13. Corey on February 5th, 2011 8:35 pm

      I know I am not the first person to have this thought, but it sure looks like BHO is more concerned with creating a legacy (without regard to sensibility) then he is with doing something, anything, good for this country.

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    15. VirginiaDemocrat on April 27th, 2013 3:35 pm

      It’s funny, the judge apparently used President Obama’s own words against him saying Obama said in 2008 (not president yet) that there are other ways to do reform than to require every American to buy insurance. Why does nobody mention that the mandate was added at the request of Republicans?
      SM: Maybe you would like to actually provide proof?

      Actually what Barack Obama did was lie to the American people, what a shocker that is. Obama told Americans that Obamacare was not a tax, then he sent his lawyers at the same time to argue that Obamacare was a tax in front of the SCOTUS. That’s what type of two-faced liar we have as president … he has earned the right to be called the Lying King.




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