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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Healthcare Reform Upheld

No longer interminably ineffectually punching the air, the framework still exists within which reforms of the worst abuses of for-profit insurance and toward state by state implementation of single-payer can proceed apace. This is not the end of the road, this is an indispensable step along the road, and it has been a long hard road so it is as good to feel good this morning as it would be wrong to feel done. Late to work now, cya!


jimf said...

One (Transhumanist) Glenn Reynolds' Instapundit reader laments that John Roberts
"gave in to Obama's bullying".

A second quips "In 2008, Obama promised not to raise taxes on middle-class
taxpayers. Oops. Maybe he can win back swing voters by telling them the word
gullible isn’t in the dictionary."

A third chimes in "One man without courage makes a majority."

Reynolds replies "Perhaps unfair. But funny!"

(repeat until out of breath)

jimf said...

It hadda be **something**!

"On his radio show yesterday, right-wing host Michael Savage — who
has previously called autism a 'phony disease' — claimed that Roberts’
epilepsy is the root cause of his 'cognitive dissociation' in the
Obamacare ruling. . ."

Or perhaps he's been taken over by an alien puppet-master.

Quick, somebody go sneeze on him.

jimf said...,0,4333189.story
“Thank you, SCOTUS,” wrote Palin on her Facebook page. “This Obamacare ruling
fires up the troops as America’s eyes are opened. Thank God.”

Palin, who has not held office for three years but regularly appears on
Fox News as a political commentator and is a favorite of tea party groups,
seized on the Supreme Court’s decision as proof that the Obama administration
has curtailed personal liberty. . .

Palin called upon Congress to “act immediately to repeal this terrible
new tax on the American people.... We the People did not ask for this tax,
we do not want this tax, and we can’t afford this tax. This is not an
answer to America’s health care challenges.”

Palin did not offer any solutions to the problem of rising healthcare costs,
nor any ideas about how to provide health insurance for the millions of
Americans who lack it. . .

Echoing the sentiment of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney
earlier in the day, she urged supporters to take their frustration to the
ballot box.

“It’s time, again, for patriotic Americans to rise up to protest this obvious
infringement on our economic and personal freedom,” wrote Palin. “November
is just around the corner. Today, the Supreme Court issued their ruling on
Obamacare. In November, We the People will issue ours.”

Well, We(ThePeople)'ll see.

Dale Carrico said...

La Palin is way past her relevancy expiration date.

Barkeron said...

Weren't it the Rethuglicans who appointed politically charged individuals to key positions in the judiciary? Talk is cheap, Palin.

The forces of Liberetardianism and Crypto-Fascism shouldn’t ever underestimate the forces of good, just saying.