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Obamacare's Hideous History, Recounted
American Spectator ^ | July 3, 2012 | Quin Hillyer

Posted on 07/04/2012 10:15:31 AM PDT by Smokeyblue

Amid John Roberts' craven surrender to "the political branches" on Obamacare -- a bizarre capitulation, at that, since Roberts honored a statute that he hallucinated, but neither Congress nor the president authored nor authorized -- Americans should remember just how many rules, standards, and traditions had to be twisted or bulldozed in order for the [un]Affordable Care Act to become law.

For Obamacare to be enacted in the first place required each of more than a dozen, highly unlikely or even suspect, occurrences or actions. It then took some serious constitutional hocus pocus for it to survive in court. Consider the awful litany:

First, rogue prosecutors, drunk with bloodlust, had to break all sorts of rules in order to secure the conviction of Alaska's U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens. (Stevens, in his hubris, also had to insist on a speedy trial he thought would clear his name before the election of 2008, when in fact it resulted in the conviction that sealed his electoral fate.) Also, Judge Emmet Sullivan, a no-nonsense jurist, had to decide not to declare a mistrial before the verdict despite growing evidence of prosecutorial misconduct. (Sullivan didn't necessarily err; he just didn't have enough proof of misconduct yet. When it came, post-trial, he cracked down fairly hard on the scofflaws.) Had Stevens been re-elected, he presumably would never have voted for Obamacare, which therefore would have failed by one vote… even if none of the other, subsequent abominations (as we will discuss) were forestalled.

Second, the Democrats had to succeed in flat-out stealing the election for a Minnesota-based U.S. Senate seat from Republican Norm Coleman. In addition to securing the counting of highly questionable "votes" throughout the recount process, the Democrats also likely benefited from the illegal votes of hundreds of felons.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: johnroberts; obama; obamacare
This law remains utterly illegitimate."
1 posted on 07/04/2012 10:15:40 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

I was hoping someone would do a timeline of all the shennanigans that went on.

I’d forgotten about a few of them.


2 posted on 07/04/2012 10:17:52 AM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

Me too.

“For Obamacare to be enacted in the first place required each of more than a dozen, highly unlikely or even suspect, occurrences or actions.”


3 posted on 07/04/2012 10:20:07 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue
TimeTravel by Skippy Peanut Butter:
YOU ARE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 07/04/2012 10:53:53 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Smokeyblue
In the final analysis, the victory goes to those with more power, more willingness to use it and more tenacity. The GOP and conservatives would do well to remember this and that this is a war for the continued existence of the Republic.
5 posted on 07/04/2012 11:09:54 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Smokeyblue
WE AT FR MUST START CALLING 'DEMOCRATS' WHAT THEY ARE; SOCIALISTS.

For the Socialists to overcome so many 'impossible hurdles' it would seem to be there's something or someONE more sinister involved here; The AntiChrist. Not joking.

6 posted on 07/04/2012 11:09:54 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Truth29

One of the primary differences between conservatives and liberals is that liberals CHEAT. Without deception and lies they’d accomplish nothing. For example, 0bama’s ‘read my lips; NO NEW TAXES’ moment was a smokescreen realized when HIS ATTORNEY fought for 0bamacare BEING A TAX before the Supreme Court. This kind of deception SHOULD bring him before Congress for impeachment. When G.H.W. Bush said that it was curtains for his re-election bid and we were endlessly reminded of his famous quote in the media. WHERE’S THE MEDIA NOW??????


7 posted on 07/04/2012 11:18:45 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Smokeyblue

I think there are about 20-25 people that are directly responsible for dragging Obamacare over the finish line. First, there were about 2-3 democrat senators that were arm twisted into supporting the bill on Cristmas eve 2009. The chief of them was Ben Nelson with the infamous “Cornhusker kickback”. Fast forward to March 2010 where the 15-17 “Stupack Democrats,” the elligidly pro-life democrats held out their votes in the House until they allowed to be lied to / bought off for their votes to pass the bill in the House. Finally, in the legal challenges, you had the final 7 votes (2 in the appellate and 5 in the SC) to rule it constitutional.

Hence, you only have about 20-25 people that are directly responsible and their decisions were done in back room deals and arm twisting. This despite poll after poll after poll, showing obamacare never being popular and loosing by strong margins. The public does not want Obamacare.

Despite the SC ruling, I am very confident that republican majorities will win the Senate and increase its margin in the House as well as the WH. There will be a double mandate this November. The economy and Obamacare. Unlike the political arm twisting I mentioned above, the public will finally get to vote on if they really want this thing.


8 posted on 07/04/2012 11:39:21 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
"One of the primary differences between conservatives and liberals is that liberals CHEAT."

And the failure of the GOP to act on that information is a fatal weakness. Democrats and other leftists win by any means. Republicans compromise and accept what they think are good faith agreements. The result is the ratchet goes endlessly to the left.

9 posted on 07/04/2012 12:04:56 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

10 posted on 07/04/2012 12:16:10 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Diogenesis

God help us.


11 posted on 07/04/2012 1:16:50 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Romney? Really? Seriously?)
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To: Smokeyblue

Conservatives are angry and coming in Nov?

I’m sure the left is shaking in their boots.

They just got everything they wanted - why would they care about one election?

Especially when everyone will get over being angry and vote for them in 2014.

Why don’t you go pay your taxes (which they’ll be raising.) Your paradise won’t be free. :)


12 posted on 07/04/2012 1:28:42 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Smokeyblue
Don't forget the Rats having delayed the special Senatorial election in Massachusetts as long as they could,having appointed a Rat stooge to replace Saint Teddy in the meantime.And then,after the election,having blocked Scott Brown's right to take his seat in a timely manner.
13 posted on 07/04/2012 1:41:57 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: Smokeyblue

“This law is (figuratively speaking) the spawn of vile political beasts. It must be decapitated.”

Something for the Romney campaign to think about.


14 posted on 07/04/2012 2:14:33 PM PDT by upchuck (FACEBOOK... Share pointless stuff with friends you don't know. Beg for intrusion into your life.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

And also the term “Liberal” is used currently for people who care nothing about liberty. Modern-day liberals are FASCISTS. They want to control everything. They do NOT want freedom.

Nor are they “progressive” in any sense. They’re “regressive.”


15 posted on 07/04/2012 5:38:53 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Gay State Conservative

You mean Elizabeth Warren, she is TOAST, after the shennigans of claiming she is a percentage native American.


16 posted on 07/05/2012 4:39:07 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
You mean Elizabeth Warren, she is TOAST, after the shennigans of claiming she is a percentage native American.

No,I'm talking about the empty suit that our Rat Governor appointed to the Senate to fill Saint Teddy's seat until a special election could be held.Can't recall his name but like any good Rat stooge he gladly voted to destroy the finest health care system ever devised by mankind.

As for Warren....you clearly don't know much about Massachusetts politics if you classify her as "toast".Ted Kennedy *killed* a woman and how many times was *he* elected? Although the race is gonna be close my money's on her....even if they have to cheat!

17 posted on 07/05/2012 5:47:33 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: Gay State Conservative

Just to “correct” you, I do know what goes on with the neighbor to the north of CT, hear the calls that come in the local talk radio shows from folks in MA about Elizabeth Warren. Not that flattering.


18 posted on 07/05/2012 6:11:42 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

She hurt herself when she shot herself in feet in regards to her and the Cherokee trible heritage stuff.


19 posted on 07/05/2012 6:19:40 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
"...hear the calls that come in the local talk radio shows from folks in MA about Elizabeth Warren. Not that flattering.She hurt herself when she shot herself in feet in regards to her and the Cherokee trible heritage stuff."

Yes,I see that you're from Connecticut and I understand what you're saying.But understand that as popular as someone like Howie Carr is his audience represents a very small portion of the Massachusetts electorate.And I also understand that Warren hurt herself with all this Indian stuff.However,knowing our politics as well as you do you must acknowledge that of all the states that Osama carries in November one of the widest margins of victory he'll enjoy is right here.And while this probably won't be true in most states Osama will have huge coattails here.I fear that those coattails alone will bring her victory as well as victory for Tierney,who,it now seems,knew all along that his wife was laundering money.In short,I strongly fear that Brown's victory in 2010 was a fluke.

And yes,I very much hope to be proven wrong!

20 posted on 07/05/2012 7:18:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: Gay State Conservative

No, it is not Howie Carr, when I do listen to him, it is for the “chump change line” that he does around just a little after 5PM. That and the part of which he talks to a vet about pet issues is my two favorte parts of his show on WRKO AM via iTunes radio. :)

The one I am talking about is Ray Donaway and Jim Vicevich via WTIC AM. That is a CT based radio station. :)


21 posted on 07/05/2012 8:02:54 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Obama will carry some states, but not enough to win. The economy will be the deciding factor.


22 posted on 07/05/2012 8:16:04 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: digger48

Like “Who wrote the bill”? Did the Apollo Group/Soros funded group write the bill?


23 posted on 07/05/2012 8:19:13 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: TMA62

Olympia Snow agreed to let it out of committee so it could be brought to the senate floor for the vote.


24 posted on 07/05/2012 8:20:52 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Biggirl
Obama will carry some states, but not enough to win. The economy will be the deciding factor.

You're correct about the economy as the issue (along with OsamaObamaCare) and you could well be correct about Osama returning to Kenya in January.But the point I was trying to make to you was that he'll carry Massachusetts...and not by a narrow margin either.

25 posted on 07/05/2012 8:21:50 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: Smokeyblue

This law remains utterly illegitimate.”
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“the spawn of vile political beasts”


26 posted on 07/05/2012 8:39:24 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Gay State Conservative

No doubt Obama will carry MA and CT as well.


27 posted on 07/05/2012 9:02:19 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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