Skip to comments.Capitol Follies
Posted on 04/01/2012 11:35:39 AM PDT by jazusamo
Scientists announced this week that they had found ten billion habitable planets in the Milky Way. The announcement was cheering, raising the possibility that there was some intelligent life somewhere in the universe in a week where it was clear there was hardly any in the Capitol.
I'm talking about the three day argument before the Supreme Court on the 2,700 page wonk wet dream, ObamaCare. As you recall a Democrat Congress rammed this legislation down our throats on Christmas Eve led by Nancy Pelosi (soi-disant Catholic Theologian and Constitutional Scholar, San Francisco), aided by some high kicking and legerdemain by her Senate colleagues. They had to resort to funny business because their efforts to get support from outside their own party failed, despite such tear jerking appeals to emotion as the story that Congresswoman Louise Slaughter's constituent would otherwise be forced to wear her dead sister's dentures for the rest of her life. Most of us didn't believe the only option to get this woman her own dentures was to destroy the world's best medical delivery system and a large part of the economy with it.
Professor David Bernstein of Volokh Conspiracy -- without question the best source of information on questions of constitutional law -- reviewed for our entertainment the statements of the Act's proponents when we argued the Act was unconstitutional.
Most of us know that when then-Speaker Pelosi was asked where the Constitution gives Congress the power to enact an "individual mandate," she replied with a mocking "are you serious? Are you serious?"
Here are a few more pearls of constitutional wisdom from our elected representatives.
Rep. Conyers cited the "Good and Welfare Clause" as the source of Congress's authority [there is no such clause].
Rep. Stark responded, "the federal government can do most anything...
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
I hear you, and then the idiot Speaker comes back and answers “are you serious?” She’s not qualified to manage an ice cream stand.
Clarice is a treasure.
Thanks for linking to the printer friendly version. Wish everybody would do that.
What’s in the bill, Nancy?
I don’t know. We’ll have to pass it to see.
ARE YOU SERIOUS, NANCY???
Yes, she is a treasure. She’s seen and done a lot and the lady is a very sharp thinker.
Isn’t that a pi**er? A real witch.