Monthly Archives June 2012

VIDEO: SCOTUS MAKES A LIAR OF OBAMA

One point that has been missed by our friends on the left, as they celebrate the SCOTUS travesty, is that yesterday’s ruling confirmed Obama as a liar on the true nature of the mandate. The Roberts decision said the mandate was a tax, and therefore constitutional. Well, then, what does that make the President? Watch [...]

ROMNEY: TO GET RID OF OBAMACARE WE NEED TO GET RID OF OBAMA

Mitt Romney reacted to the SCOTUS ruling as follows: Let’s make clear that we understand what the Court did and did not do. What the Court did today was say that Obamacare does not violate the Constitution. What they did not do was say that Obamacare is good law or that it’s good policy. Then [...]

SUPREME COURT WIMPS OUT ON OBAMACARE

My column for the American Spectator covers this confused and craven opinion. Among other things, it discusses Roberts’ need to use two definitions for “tax” in order to find this boondoggle “constitutional”: In an utterly Orwellian opinion authored by Chief Justice Roberts, the majority held that the mandate was not a tax for purposes of [...]

THE SUPREME COURT WILL RULE ON FOUR OBAMACARE QUESTIONS TODAY

By lunchtime, the Supreme Court will have ruled on four seperate issues relating to ObamaCare: (1) Anti-Injunction Act (AIA): The AIA forbids legal challenges to taxes before they go into effect. Thus, for AIA to apply, the mandate has to qualify as a tax. When the first challenges to PPACA were litigated, the government tried [...]

THE PRESSURE ON ROBERTS INCREASES

Chief Justice John Roberts has been receiving a lot of pressure from the Democrats and their media lickspittles about how he should conduct himself in the ObamaCare case. Last month, Democrat Senator Partick Leahy offered this diatribe from the floor of the Senate: And, during the past couple of weeks, Politico has issued thinly-veiled threats [...]

VIDEO: OBAMACARE HOSES YOUNG ADULTS

On Thursday, the Supreme Court will hand down its ruling on the constitutionality of the ironically titled “Affordable Care Act.” If you’re a young adult, you’d better hope they strike it down. ObamaCare actually raises the cost of your health care if you’re under 30. Watch this video and then go outside and scrape that [...]

WILL ROBERTS AUTHOR THE SUPREME COURT’S MAJORITY OPINION ON OBAMACARE?

According to veteran Court watchers, it’s virtually certain that Chief Justice John Roberts will write the majority opinion. That’s probably good news for those of us who want the mandate to do down. Avik Roy explains: Roberts was skeptical [during oral arguments] of the mandate’s constitutionality, and understood that the mandate is really about cross-subsidization, [...]

VIDEO: INTERVIEW WITH EX-CBO DIRECTOR DOUGLAS HOLTZ-EAKIN ON OBAMACARE CASE

In this clip, former CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin (who now heads the American Action Forum) is interviewed by Politico about ObamaCare’s possible fate in the Supreme Court. He correctly points out that ObamaCare has “so many flaws” that it should be completely scuttled:

VIDEO: POLITICO INTERVIEW WITH LAW PROF RANDY BARNETT ABOUT OBAMACARE CASE

Professor Randy Barnett of Georgetown University has been a leader of the constitutional fight against ObamaCare, and particlarly its mandate, since the law was passed. In this interview he describes ObamaCare as a “disaster for the American people”:

REP. MICHELE BACHMANN ON MEDIA ATTEMPTS TO INFLUENCE KENNEDY’S OBAMACARE VOTE

This is a radio interview in which Michele Bachmann discusses ongoing attempts by the “news” media to influence Justice Anthony Kennedy’s ObamaCare vote: