Skip to comments.Jeffrey Toobin's Condition Worsens
Posted on 03/28/2012 2:15:00 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Here's Jeff Toobin, by the way. He's in even worse shape today than he was yesterday. Yesterday was a "train wreck", today it's a "plane wreck." He was on CNN. They didn't put him on with Wolf Blitzer. I think Wolf needed smelling salts after yesterday. So they put him on with Don Lemon, another anchor, who said, "You've been referring to the health care argument at the Supreme Court as a 'plane wreck,' possibly now 'plane wreck,' saying the whole law is in jeopardy. What's going on, Jeffrey?"
TOOBIN: The question is: Does the whole law go? And there are clearly people on that court -- Antonin Scalia and, uh, Justice Alito -- who think the whole law should go. Chief Justice Roberts and certainly all the liberals were at least trying to keep alive the possibility that some of this 2,700-page law would stand. But, um, there is considerable sentiment on this court that it's -- it's just all one big package and, uhh, it needs to be gotten rid of altogether, which is a stunning turn of events.
RUSH: Jeffrey, it is one big package: 2,700 pages! You notice how surprised he is? He's genuinely, intellectually, IQ-wise surprised that anybody could find this thing objectionable. He's literally bowled over. He never considered that people he considers to be his intellectual equals would ever see this as anything other than utopia. He really is beside himself, and he's not alone on the left. "They might throw the whole thing out!" No! But the question is: Jeffrey, where are you on the substance of this? Do you even care? Jeffrey, do you even know what the substance of this bill is?
Because as smart as you think you are, you ought to be among those who understand this thing is terrible for the United States of America. I know you're looking at it as whether it's good or bad for Obama, but what about for the country? Have you...? Jeffrey, have you looked at it? Have any of you people really looked at this and do you understand exactly what a disaster in the making it is? Have you ever asked yourselves why you're defending it? Why do you hope it's constitutional? Is it so that Obama prevails? Is that reason enough? We want 2,700 pages so Obama prevails? What about the country? What about your own freedom? Does it not matter to you, Jeffrey? That's what I don't understand about these people.
I think they intentionally made the bill ‘one big package’ in order to keep small pieces of the bill from being stripped off by Republicans (death by a thousand paper cuts). They made it one big house of cards because they believed no one could successfully challenge the core elements and were only fearful of repubs chipping away at it. It never occurred to them that core elements might be found unconstitutional and now they really can’t take it apart now to ‘save the key parts’ because well..it’s ‘one big package’.
I gotta say . . . I think Rush is a really funny, really smart guy . . . no wonder the libtards hate him.
Someone on another thread pointed out that insurance industry lobbyists probably got it structured this way so that if the mandate (and 50 million new customers at gunpoint) went away they’d be off the hook for the rest of it.
They have been pushing for this for nearly 3 decades. They finally had all three branches of government under their control and they went for it all.
Appears it may be all for naught.
Why anyone thinks Toobin has good judgment only needs to look at his personal life.
It hasn’t been struck down yet. Perhaps Pelosi and Obama will “Deem” it constitutional.
Well...you have a point. He’ll have more ‘flexibility’ after the election....
Plato's Republic included universal health care, so it's more like 3 millennia!
Waded through the slime swamp that is DemocraticUnderground dot com. Same old accusations (e.g., they claim republicans are sociopaths 100% against the will of the voters) spiced with outrage that Scalia laughed off the idea of reading all 2700 pages of the bill. A soon to be tomb-stoned DU’er noted that the bill had never been read so why start now. The rest of the pack were howling that it’s the job of the SCOTUS. I do recall Pelosi saying ‘we have to pass the bill so you can read it’ and then some senators admitting no one had ever read the whole thing.
Yeah, I remember when she said "We have to pass it, so we can see what's in it."
25 years ago, we had Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash, and Bob Hope.
If you can't appreciate the pure beauty of the violin after hearing this, something's wrong with your ears.
Or you can get raw with these strings.
How about this gamechanger from America's Got Talent (which they SHOULD have won).
And finally, this, dedicated to the one and only rdb2, whose eyes are growing dim.
Either way, the violin is sweet yet LETHAL.
Like others have pointed out the number of people in Congress who read the monstrosity is miniscule.
Thanks for the report. I remember when the bill was first passed, DU was in meltdown because it wasn’t single-payer, and was a “gift to the insurance companies”.
Now it sounds like they’re panicked that the bill they originally hated might go down in flames.
Liberals: anger, misery and outrage are the fuels they run on. Take those away, and they deflate like punctured balloons.
This and other tidbits make me laugh when I hear the Court give such deference to "the intent of Congress." How can Congress have any intent when the bill is too complex to be well understood by the legislators, and moreover is a catalog of arm-twisting earmarks and bargains? What a joke.
Toobin is a longtime friend of Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan, having met her while the two were students at Harvard Law School. He has described Chief Justice John Roberts as “very, very conservative.” Regarding Justice Clarence Thomas, Toobin has said that Thomas’ legal views were “highly unusual and extreme”, called him “a nut,” and said that he was “furious all the time.” 
In March 2009, Politico revealed that Toobin was a member of the private discussion group JournoList, where “several hundred left-leaning bloggers, political reporters, magazine writers, policy wonks and academics” “talked stories and compared notes.”
 Personal life
In 1986, Toobin married Amy McIntosh and they have two children. He is the alleged father of Casey Greenfield’s son Rory.
I just cannot believe that we taxpayers had to pay for the dems to write this piece of crap bill and now have to pay for both sides of this legal battle. This has to add up to hundreds of millions of dollars, just for the legal bills.
It's what happens when you have Universal Suffrage, and no penalties for Grand Larceny, Theft of Freedom.
That this is even a question for debate in front of the SCOTUS with the final outcome still in question tells all about the fate of this "Republic".
2700 pages of legalistic garbage.
Does it define what the meaning of, “is” is anywhere in the law? If so, that would be the only sentence the court should allow to stand.
So much for “too big to fail.”