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The New York Times ^ | March 21, 2012, 9:00 pm | LINDA GREENHOUSE

Posted on 03/29/2012 3:59:36 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler

The constitutional challenge to the law’s requirement for people to buy health insurance — specifically, the argument that the mandate exceeds Congress’s power under the Commerce Clause — is rhetorically powerful but analytically so weak that it dissolves on close inspection. There’s just no there there.

(Excerpt) Read more at opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: greenhouse; liberal; obamacare; supremecourt
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"Yes! Yes! Oh let me taste your tears, Linda! Mmm your tears are so yummy and sweet! Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness!"

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1 posted on 03/29/2012 3:59:49 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler
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To: Jeff Chandler
There’s just no there there.

never before has such a specious collection of syllables been passed of by even the NYTimes as pertaining.

2 posted on 03/29/2012 4:02:54 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (tick..tick..tick...)
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To: Jeff Chandler

LINDA GREENHOUSE: Please, rule me. I only desire freedoms that require no responsibility from me. Bahhh, bahhh, bahh...


3 posted on 03/29/2012 4:05:35 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I got as far as Linda Greenhouse.


4 posted on 03/29/2012 4:08:00 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Greenhouse passes gas.


5 posted on 03/29/2012 4:13:19 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: Jeff Chandler

I wasted my time reading this pablum thinking there might be an rational intelligent argument presented.....to justify the court not overturning Obamacare....

I guess I was expecting too much from a libtard...


6 posted on 03/29/2012 4:15:50 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

This just scares me. There’s too many people in this country now that sincerely believe there is no limit to the government’s power. Too many people think the Constitution is out of date. I think they should just go make their own country and leave us alone.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 4:18:59 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Not just stupid, but ape-like ugly to boot.


8 posted on 03/29/2012 4:22:22 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: South Hawthorne

That is what one looks like when satan sucks their soul from them.

LLS


9 posted on 03/29/2012 4:25:44 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
If the Commerce Clause was intended to allow the federal government to take over everything, why did the founders go to all the trouble of listing its limited enumerated powers and granting all other power to the states or to the individual?

The answer is that the Commerce Clause was never intended to trump all.

10 posted on 03/29/2012 4:26:30 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: South Hawthorne

11 posted on 03/29/2012 4:29:14 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (tick..tick..tick...)
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To: Jeff Chandler
You mean to tell me that Linda Greenhouse is for ObamaCare?? The Linda Greenhouse. Is that what you're saying? Well, I guess that settles it then. Only one question.

Who's Linda Greenhouse?
12 posted on 03/29/2012 4:29:33 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: Jeff Chandler

Note on the NYT website:

“Beginning in April, visitors to NYTimes.com will have access to 10 free articles per month instead of 20.”


13 posted on 03/29/2012 4:31:36 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Jeff Chandler
Ladies and gentleman, I believe we have found the literary equivalent of pink slime finely textured bovine feces.

If you eliminate the fillers and extenders, the only points seem to be:

  1. It's unprecedented, but Congress has previously done unprecedented things, so therefore it's ok. (Everything the first Congress did was unprecedented, no?)
  2. Since it's 1/6th the economy, Congress can "basically do whatever it wants in the health care sector" (Is it also ok to jail anybody who criticizes government health care?)

14 posted on 03/29/2012 4:33:31 PM PDT by RagingBull (Talent does what it can; genius does what it must)
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To: South Hawthorne

15 posted on 03/29/2012 4:34:13 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: South Hawthorne

Could eat a corn cob through a picket fence ugly.


16 posted on 03/29/2012 4:38:09 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I tried to buy a hoodie today but the store manager said they had all been shoplifted.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
I got as far as Linda Greenhouse.

You displayed great courage and patience.

I didn't make it past "New York Times".

17 posted on 03/29/2012 4:43:46 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: jeffc
This just scares me. There’s too many people in this country now that sincerely believe there is no limit to the government’s power. Too many people think the Constitution is out of date. I think they should just go make their own country and leave us alone.

It can't be said any better than that.

18 posted on 03/29/2012 4:46:19 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: South Hawthorne
She definitely has the left wing stupid look down pat.
19 posted on 03/29/2012 4:53:36 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Jeff Chandler

Never before? How about never again. As in never again should a government enjoy a level of police state power that allows rounding up dissidents, loading them in box cars, and hauling them to the gas chambers. Roe vs Wade permits an arbitrary standard for “living human being” so dissidents can be declared “not living” by the police state allowing their imprisonment and execusion without benefit of trial.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 5:57:10 PM PDT by sforkjoe57 (How much longer must Americans be slaves to the stupidity of John Maynard Keynes?)
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To: the invisib1e hand
invisib1e hand, you nailed that one! I deffer to you!
21 posted on 03/29/2012 7:21:40 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Jeff Chandler

No need to continue our questions about the law. It is simply Unconstitutional and should be repealed.

It really does not take a genius (or even a college graduate) to figure this out. Our problem is that with the assignment of such liberal justices to Supreme Court, that law has become meaningless.

That of course means that the Liberal justices either need to rethink the Constitution or resign from the court. I know, fat chance but that is the only thing that might, just might save America as we know it.


22 posted on 03/29/2012 7:25:43 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT)
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To: Jeff Chandler

You know what’s really funny...sad...but funny is that the federal government years ago mandated that a person could not be turned away for medical care. Now we have a “problem” that the uninsured are causing a “cost shifting” to those that do have insurance. As usual the government created a problem that they are now trying to fix via unconstitutional means.

And...the other incredible thing is all those uninsured were already “baked in” to the current premiums we all pay anyway. A solution that wasn’t necessary in the first place...unless you want to take over the society...something like student loans...the next problem that will implode.


23 posted on 03/29/2012 7:41:56 PM PDT by BamaBlue
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To: Jeff Chandler

The first paragraph of this screed is breathtaking!!


Journalistic convention requires that when there are two identifiable sides to a story, each side gets its say, in neutral fashion, without the writer’s thumb on the scale. This rule presents a challenge when one side of a controversy obviously lacks merit. But mainstream journalism has learned to navigate those challenges, choosing evolution over “intelligent design,” for example, and treating climate change naysayers as cranks.

This illuminates the mindset of all Liberals, including the MSM. They give lip service to the fact that intellectual debate, including journalism, requires giving weight to both sides of an arguement ... so they brand the other side’s arguements as without merit, and “treat them as cranks”.

This explains:
Pilosi’s “Are You Serious!” response to questions of the unconstitutionality of the health care mandate;
The global warming debate;
The Obama birth certificate debate;
(there is not enough room to list them all).


24 posted on 03/30/2012 3:24:40 PM PDT by Mack the knife
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