Monday, April 2, 2012
Rewriting History, One Lie At A Time
In a strongly worded statement aimed at the Supreme Court, His Highness warned them not to overturn Obamacare.
"I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," Obama said at a joint press conference held with the Presidents of Canada and Mexico.
His Highness is rewriting history for our benefit, it would seem. Obamacare passed the US House of Representatives 219-212, with 34 Dems voting against it. It wouldn't have passed at all if Pelosi hadn't out and out bought three Democrat votes, and had a sole Republican turncoat in Louisiana stupidly support it.
Obamacare passed the US Senate by 60-39 total, with all Democrats and Independents voting for, and all Republicans voting against.
Now, do those vote totals sound like a 'strong majority'? If 3 House Democrats hadn't sold their souls (and votes) and if ONE Republican hadn't been a lunatic, Obamacare wouldn't have been dropped onto us.
Responding to Obama with a little bit of sanity -
"It must be nice living in a fantasy world where every law you like is constitutional and every Supreme Court decision you don't is 'activist. Many of us have been arguing for nearly three years that the federal government does not have the power to dictate individuals' purchasing decisions. After a national debate on the subject, more than two-thirds of Americans agree that the Obamacare insurance mandate is unconstitutional." - Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT) comments in response to Obama's ludicrous babbling.
Oh, by the way ...
Legislation that would repeal Obamacare passed the US House of Representatives 245-189. It failed in the Democrat controlled Senate 51-47. Those are a hell of a lot more 'strong' vote totals against Obamacare than there were for it.
Update - Obama's comments have been slammed by Republicans. Pundits see his statement as an attempt to intimidate the Supreme Court into deciding the case in his favor.
Some on the right are theorizing that someone on the Court leaked to Obama the results of the initial vote, and that his comments are directed towards the Court members trying to get one to change their final vote. (Those same theorists deduce that the likely source of the leak is Kagan, who is very close to Obama and has a vested interest in seeing Obamacare survive.) I have no idea if this is true or not, but if it is it is an unprecedented breach of Supreme Court procedure, and the breaking of a trust the 9 Justices have amongst themselves.