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DUmmie FUnnies 07-04-12 (DUmmies hit panic button over Obamacare "victory")
DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 4, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson

Posted on 07/04/2012 9:29:32 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson

The Democrats "won" last week with their Obamacare Supreme Court victory. But that "victory" may be Pyrrhic, because the backlash is stratospheric! Conservatives are fired up, independents are worried, and Democrats are on the defensive. The SCOTUS "bounce" landed with a thud. The Campaigner-in-Chief's polling numbers are still bad. Democrat candidates are running away from Obama as fast as they can. Here in Missouri, for example, ObamaClaire McCaskill can't seem to remember her best bud Barry anymore. (I'm waiting for a rooster to crow.)

The Democrats' War on the Middle Class--raising taxes, driving up the debt, punishing businesses, killing jobs, destroying the economy like a Colorado wildfire--the Democrats' War on the Middle Class will be a hard sell in November. And now this reality is beginning to settle in even on the DUmmies. The DUmmies are hitting the panic button. Witness this THREAD, "Can the President still say that the mandate is not a 'tax'??"

BTW, today is a big holiday in DUmmieland. It's Government Dependence Day! No, wait, that's EVERY day in DUmmieland. But today they are flying the Bolshevik Red, 99% White, and Impending-Doom Blue.

So let us now see the DUmmies begin to awaken to political reality, in Panic-Button Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, who can see November from his house, is in the "tax" [brackets]:

Can the President still say that the mandate is not a "tax"??

[No, DUmmie kentuck, he cannot. But he will try. He is quite capable of speaking out of both sides of his teleprompter.]

it is a two-edged sword. The President won his battle before the Supreme Court but only on the condition that it is a tax. From that perspective, the Republicans could declare a political victory, since they get to run against Obama's huge "tax increase".

[So why don't you just fall on that two-edged sword now and get it over with?]

At the most, it is a Pyrrhic victory.

[Another such victory and King Obama comes back to Chicago on his shield.]

The Democrats have to accept that it was a tax increase and fight on those grounds. . . .

[Good luck with that! Now let's see what the other DUmmies have to say . . .]

It is not a "tax increase" for one thing. It's a tax on a behavior.

[Yes, it's a tax on breathing.]

And you get something specific in return for the tax.

[You get poor.]

I don't get a health insurance policy by paying the tax. By definition you only pay the tax if don't have a health insurance policy. Not having a health insurance policy and thus paying the tax does not get you anything health insurance wise (or any other benefit). The tax goes to general revenue.

[Don't confuse us with the facts!]

It's a tax on a behavior? Woohoo.. a winning political argument if ever there was one. Misbehaving by not purchasing unaffordable insurance? There's a tax for that!

[Yippee!!!! Lead us on to VICTORY, O King Obama!]

If you can't afford it, government subsidies are available. So it's not unaffordable.

[Yes, that's true! If your employer lays you off because of his increased costs, YOU TOO can become poor and get on Medicaid! WHEEEEE!!!!]

Yes, this is a tax in the same way that a tomato is a fruit. It is, but it still kinda isn't.

[I would say it's a lemon.]

This tax is going to impact the middle class the most. The wealthy have or will purchase insurance. The poor will get it though Medicaid. . . . The middle class will bend over.

[DUmmie B2G, you win today's Kewpie Doll! Yes, this is part of the Democrats' War on the Middle Class.]

The Solicitor General argued before the SCOTUS that it was a tax. . . . GENERAL VERRILLI: ". . . not only is it fair to read this as an exercise of the tax power, but this Court has got an obligation to construe it as an exercise of the tax power. . . ."

[Oops!]

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." A tax by any other name would smell as . . .

[You must have heard my "Repeal Obamacare!" song. That's basically the third stanza. Click the music link and sing along!]

REPEAL OBAMACARE!
Tune: "Marion" ("Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng")

Repeal Obamacare!
Repeal, reject, undo!
Declare it dead and pull the plug,
Before the bill comes due.
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

The bill Obama signed
Would take a year to read,
But Nancy rammed it down our throats,
And so did Harry Reid.
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

The Court says "mandate," no,
A "tax" is now its name;
But call this crap a fragrant rose,
It still will smell the same.
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

Now watch our health care costs
Rise high and higher still;
Obama spreads the wealth around
And makes us pay the bill.
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

Repeal, and do not fear
Obama's veto pen;
And when he sends back what we pass,
We'll pass it once again.
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

Repeal Obamacare!
Repeal, reject, undo!
And come November of this year,
Repeal Obama too!
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

Why are you looking a gift horse in the mouth?

[Especially when it's a sparkle-farting unicorn!]

if it looks like a tax, quacks like a tax. . . .

[AFF-TAX!]

It's like a cigarette tax. . . .

[Except you don't get any cigarettes. You just get the tax part.]

Yes it's a tax. So what? . . . It takes taxes to run a government. Deal with it.

[It takes taxes to lose an election. Deal with it.]

Verrilli, the Solicitor General arguing the case on behalf of the administration made the argument that it was a tax.

[Verrilli, Verrilli, I say unto thee!]

4 votes were a lead pipe cinch to vote to uphold if Verrilli would have argued that the mandate is constitutional because my cat's farts smell like motor oil.

[Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor would even buy the Feline Flatulence argument.]

Just get over it, the administration claimed before passage that it is not a tax and then when it came down to brass tacks argued that it is a tax. Own it and move on.

[Own it, own this big new tax, and move on to VICTORY, glorious VICTORY, in November! Freudenschade, baby!]

The more that the issue remains a tax question with 4 months to go to the election is going to be an "albatross on our necks".

[Albatross! Get your albatross!]

attempts to spin this as anything other then a tax after the administration argued that it was, before the Supreme Court, is going to go down in flames. And that, my friends, reminds me of 2010.

[And that, my friends, means it's time to . . . HIT THE PANIC BUTTON!!!!]


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: dufu; dummie; dummiefunnies; dummies; obamacare; panic; panicbutton; scotus; tax; victory
More panic next time!
1 posted on 07/04/2012 9:29:45 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: PJ-Comix; Xenalyte; RMDupree; AlexW; CzarNicky; Mike Fieschko; motzman; codercpc; thingumbob; ...

PING!


2 posted on 07/04/2012 9:33:23 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Stratospheric Pyrrhic Satiric.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
It is not a "tax increase" for one thing. It's a tax on a behavior.

Oh, well that makes all the difference in the world.
3 posted on 07/04/2012 9:38:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Here in Missouri, for example, ObamaClaire McCaskill can't seem to remember her best bud Barry anymore. (I'm waiting for a rooster to crow.)

LOL!

OBAMA: Claire, how much do you love me?
McCASKILL: ...uhhhhmmmm....and you are...??

4 posted on 07/04/2012 9:41:56 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: cripplecreek

Abstract tax.


5 posted on 07/04/2012 9:42:42 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I wish we had a pyrrhic victory, then we could panic over the re-energized dems angry at losing Obamacare. That would be far more preferable than what we got.


6 posted on 07/04/2012 9:44:27 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ("The cross opens its arms to the four winds; it is a signpost for free travelers." GK Chesterton)
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To: LUV W

That’s the brass tacks tax.


7 posted on 07/04/2012 9:44:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: nothinglefttolose; Charles Henrickson

ping.....

This is my sister. Could you please add her to the ping list.

Thanks!


8 posted on 07/04/2012 9:44:54 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

‘AFF-TAX’... Excellent!


9 posted on 07/04/2012 9:48:48 AM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: PJ-Comix; NoGrayZone; nothinglefttolose

PJ, see post 8 and add nothinglefttolose to the DUFU Ping List.


10 posted on 07/04/2012 9:50:30 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Pyrrhic is stratospheric in this satiric.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
It's a tax on a behavior? Woohoo.. a winning political argument if ever there was one. Misbehaving by not purchasing unaffordable insurance? There's a tax for that!

I kind of like this one.

11 posted on 07/04/2012 9:54:52 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

This looks like it could have been another thread-wide Kewpie Doll....

The DUmmies get it, even if many FReepers don’t.


12 posted on 07/04/2012 9:56:53 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I’ll bet the implications of this “victory” for the Dummies hasn’t hit about 90% of them yet. They might have heard (through the smoke of the bongs they perpetually smoke) that Obama’s health-care case won. I’m sure most of think they can now walk down to the hospital and demand free brain surgery. When the notice comes around that they’re going to have to pay for their insurance, their brains (or what’s left of them) are going to explode.


13 posted on 07/04/2012 9:59:51 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Charles Henrickson
Yes it's a tax. So what? . . . It takes taxes to run a government. Deal with it.

Especially their type of government.

14 posted on 07/04/2012 10:00:46 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Charles Henrickson
the administration . . . when it came down to brass tacks argued that it is a tax

And the "Brass Tax Award" goes to ....

15 posted on 07/04/2012 10:15:44 AM PDT by mikrofon (One Real Turd; Highly-polished.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
"4 votes were a lead pipe cinch to vote to uphold if Verrilli would have argued that the mandate is constitutional because my cat's farts smell like motor oil.

So what they are admitting to is that the liberal justices base they decisions on ideology instead of the constitution. They freely admit that facts don't matter in their judgements. They even freely accept this as normal judicial behavior. What is wrong with these people?????

16 posted on 07/04/2012 10:19:08 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Charles Henrickson

Gee, now all we need is a presidential candidate who’ll agree that it’s a tax and strangle Obama with that albatross from now to November. Oh wait...


17 posted on 07/04/2012 10:29:51 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Charles Henrickson

I don’t care what anyone says, as soon as the smoke clears on “Obama’s victory” he’ll still be unpopular, his DeathCare will still be unpopular, the economy will still be in the crapper, and his approval ratings will still be low. We are going to win this thing, this ruling was a bad speed bump, but we will get over it and we will win.


18 posted on 07/04/2012 10:39:58 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Gotta wonder how “The Wise Latina” would have ruled given the “feline farts that semll like albatross” defense?

And, what iof the barrister resembled Basil Fawlty?


19 posted on 07/04/2012 10:59:59 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Squeeze the typos folks. I’m sitting in DFW waiting for my flight to Chicago. Rocky laptop.


20 posted on 07/04/2012 11:03:28 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: HerrBlucher

There is always room for panic. Do not despair.


21 posted on 07/04/2012 11:31:55 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
The DUmmie/Moonbat community is just too intellectually shallow to comprehend that their world outlook is going to doom them to humiliating defeat.

Their party may lose power. The personnel and affiliation may change. Policies and the situation won't. We will still have socialized medicine under one guise or another. That is what Repeal and Replace means.

22 posted on 07/04/2012 11:52:50 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: Charles Henrickson
This tax is going to impact the middle class the most. The wealthy have or will purchase insurance. The poor will get it though Medicaid. . . . The middle class will bend over.

[DUmmie B2G, you win today's Kewpie Doll! Yes, this is part of the Democrats' War on the Middle Class.]

There! :)

23 posted on 07/04/2012 11:58:30 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Charles Henrickson
They seem to be struggling to get a handle on the tax vs. penalty riddle just like we are.

Yes, this is a tax in the same way that a tomato is a fruit. It is, but it still kinda isn't.

I give this DUmmie some credit for a good analogy.

The degree to which Roberts' decision is creating confusion rather than clarity is a big hint about how lousy it is. I agree with Michael Walsh that it's going to go down in history as a real turkey along the lines of Dred Scott and Plessy vs. Ferguson.

24 posted on 07/04/2012 12:14:27 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Charles Henrickson

“There’s a tax for that...”

Hah! Brilliant! There’s an excellent commercial to be made there! Rip off the iPhone ads. Perfect.


25 posted on 07/04/2012 1:11:01 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Dutch Boy
What is wrong with these people?????

You still need to ask??

Photobucket

26 posted on 07/04/2012 2:06:47 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
The more that the issue remains a tax question with 4 months to go to the election is going to be an "albatross on our necks".

[Albatross! Get your albatross!]


27 posted on 07/04/2012 2:51:28 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Pyrrhic is stratospheric in this satiric.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Why are you looking a gift horse in the mouth?

[Especially when it's a sparkle-farting unicorn!]


28 posted on 07/04/2012 3:02:58 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Pyrrhic is stratospheric in this satiric.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
[Verrilli, Verrilli, I say unto thee!]

LOL!

29 posted on 07/04/2012 3:59:25 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (No more hand cast... Just an unbendable pinkie now.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
The more that the issue remains a tax question with 4 months to go to the election is going to be an "albatross on our necks".

An albatross so heavy they will have to wear an albatruss further down.

30 posted on 07/04/2012 4:05:05 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (No more hand cast... Just an unbendable pinkie now.)
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To: nothinglefttolose

Welcome aboard, PINGEE #1060.


31 posted on 07/04/2012 4:12:43 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (No more hand cast... Just an unbendable pinkie now.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Maybe I can get a DUFU in later today because for the next week I will be in a Krell Koupon mode. Krell Kouponing is when the Coupon stars align in such a way that you can basically get almost anything you want (like the Krell from "Forbidden Planet") because the coupons are like on steroids. Add to that I now have a barter deal with the Liquor Man to convert useless (to me) stuff I can get in big quantities into bottles of Grey Goose.

Tomorrow, for example, I will be putting in a day of non-stop 16 hours couponing. Just barely couponing yesterday yielded me a tank of FREE gasoline and a ton of steaks and other gooodies.

32 posted on 07/04/2012 4:25:38 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Freeeeeeeeee Gaaaaaaaaassssssss!!!)
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To: Dutch Boy

They’re Machiavellian leftists, so they are perfectly happy being hypocrites if it helps them achieve victory. That’s how they can be perfectly comfortable with unabashedly biased leftists sitting on the court, while demanding that all Conservative nominees pledge to be fair and not swayed by ideology. They hold their enemies to rules that they won’t abide by themselves, knowing that we will be too principled to respond in kind.


33 posted on 07/04/2012 5:30:43 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: PJ-Comix
Maybe I can get a DUFU in later today. . . .

I got one just about ready to go tonight, part two in the "panic button" theme.

34 posted on 07/04/2012 6:39:43 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Pyrrhic is stratospheric in this satiric.)
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To: doorgunner69

I am going to locate that book so I can read it!


35 posted on 07/04/2012 10:17:31 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Charles Henrickson
The more that the issue remains a tax question with 4 months to go to the election is going to be an "albatross on our necks".

[Albatross! Get your albatross!]

All the albatross on our necks are belong to us!!!

36 posted on 07/05/2012 7:08:33 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: wjcsux

I believe I stole the jpg from Amazon.


37 posted on 07/05/2012 10:27:41 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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