Skip to comments.ObamaCare Survives - Electing Romney Just Became Imperative
Posted on 06/30/2012 8:36:03 AM PDT by Kaslin
The Supreme Court did not save us from ourselves, at least not entirely. That is still up to us, the people.
When the American people elected Barack Obama and large Democrat majorities, the die was cast. ObamaCare was coming. Popular or not, constitutional or not, affordable or not, it didn't matter. They were going to pass it, and then the rest of us could find out what they put in it.
After the Democrats shoved the 2700 pages of ObamaCare down our throats -- and we did find out how expensive, controlling, and coercive the legislation was -- a majority of Americans wanted the Supreme Court to toss it aside as unconstitutional.
In a 5-4 decision, the Court did not deem it a legal overreach by the Democrats. While I would have agreed with the minority (Scalia, Alito, Thomas, Kennedy), I respect the decision.
For those of us who originally disagreed with ObamaCare and now disagree with the majority opinion of the SCOTUS, the challenge remains the same as it would have been had the Court ruled otherwise. We need to elect Mitt Romney and House and Senate majorities that will repeal ObamaCare and replace it with free-market, pro-liberty solutions.
In a very real way, the Court just put the responsibility back on the voters to re-establish government of, by, and for the people. In the end, we get the government and policies that go with it that we deserve. So, who will we elect as our representative leaders in November? The importance of this election already historic just grew even greater.
As the nation absorbs and deciphers the SCOTUS ruling on ObamaCare, we thought our readers would find the following excerpts from NRO's analysis insightful. Included is a link to the entire editorial.
Chief Justice Robertss Folly
Posted June 28, 2012, 2:00PM-ET
National Review Online
By The Editors
Rarely has the maxim that the power to tax is the power to destroy been so apt, a portion of liberty being the direct object in this case.
What the Court has done is not so much to declare the mandate constitutional as to declare that it is not a mandate at all, any more than the mortgage-interest deduction in the tax code is a mandate to buy a house. Congress would almost surely have been within its constitutional powers to tax the uninsured more than the insured. Very few people doubt that it could, for example, create a tax credit for the purchase of insurance, which would have precisely that effect. But Obamacare, as written, does more than that. The law repeatedly speaks in terms of a requirement to buy insurance, it says that individuals shall buy it, and it levies a penalty on those who refuse. As the conservative dissent points out, these are the hallmarks of a regulatory penalty, not a tax.
It now falls to the Republicans, and especially to Mitt Romney, to make the case for the repeal of the law and for its replacement by something better than either it or the health-care policies that preceded it Opponents should take heart: The law remains unpopular. Let the president and his partisans ring their bells today, and let us work to make sure that they are wringing their hands come November. Read more.
I will not vote for Obama or Romney. Both are anti-life, anti-natural marriage and family. Neither is a conservative.
I will vote only for conservatives. Ever again.
It is not possible to go forward by going backward.
If it were, then it would be possible to go forward faster by going backward faster.
That is irrationality.
It's dead Gene. It was born shredding the Constitution with Lincoln and it has died doing same with Ford, Bush family, the supported friends in both houses of congress, and Romney. The picture in post 112 should tell you that the GOP is dead. Who is that socialist standing on the right side of Romney anyway? Could it be Teddy?
I am voting for the Conservative running for office. I am enabling no one. I do not give Mittsie my support or vote to do anything on my behalf nor Obama. So I am not enabling them in the least. I will support The Constitution Party in hopes it or one similar in platform replaces the GOP. It has to start somewhere and I support the Constitution party Platform.
Nothing Conservative elected office wise usually comes from the northeast Atlantic seaboard states. How ironic it is our nations freedoms were killed by ones coming from the very states our nation freedoms were born in.
But as long as the GOP has YOU and OTHER party loyalist to count on a straight ticket vote it has absolutely no reason to change does it? Of course it doesn't. Rove, Bushs, Graham, McConnell, Bohner, McCain, all know they can count on you to support them no matter how wrong they are.
ObamaCare passed the Senate with 58 Dem votes and 2 independent votes.
it's certainly easier to go backwards, isn't it?
GW Bush helped set the precedents and programs Obama has used against us these past four years and the same ones cheering Romney supported Bush setting those dangerous precedents as well.
What will be the spawn of the Devil Democrat to take office after Mitts term do we have to look forward too after he takes us even further left? When will the GOP finally draw a line in the sand? I don't see it ever happening. The DEMs control the GOP Primaries as does the media.
We do have the Internet and we do have a conservative running for POTUS. The GOP was literally born and POTUS elected in about one election cycle. That was with no modern media. But NO. Some insider Thugs in DC tell you that someone is not electable and it's Oh well then I guess we have to vote for Romney then. Whew that was easy pass the Pork please.
I will not ever again support the Liberal side of the GOP. I don't care what threats, what this means that, a vote for that person is a vote for someone else Moronic games ones want to play.
As I recall in 2000 a significant number of GOP workers signed up their membership here. It wasn't to promote Conservatism it was to support GW Bush. As a result many who were honest to goodness bonifide Conservatives got banned. I remember that well. I remember ones like Illbay who made sure people got banned and Conservatives ridiculed. You folks had your chance eight years and the results we saw Thursday. I'm not playing your stupid party loyalty games.
I want real Conservative change and Constitutional restoration in government. I'll vote for ones offering it. I want abortions stopped and I'll only vote for those who will end abortion. I want Gay Marriage ended before our nation falls and no I will not vote for a liberal former governor who married Fagots and Lesbian's despite the magical-R. Is that loud and clear enough for some now?
Your freedom to vote as you choose is one we all have..
I choose to vote to defeat Obama..and conservative downticket.
>> Rove, Bushs, Graham, McConnell, Bohner, McCain, all know they can count on you to support them no matter how wrong they are.
And that is evident given my final primary support for Newt, and critical opinions of those fellows?
My position on Life and Liberty is unambiguous. I’m a small govt, Pro-Life, Conservative Libertarian (opposed to being a Conservative Statist).
I want the most effective Conservative machine possible in 2013. I don’t envision Obama as a component of that machine.
Newt could have possibly won had he started running about six years ago and first holding office again. He really neded to be a governor or even congressman again. After what he did then popping up out of the blue saying well here I am now trust me was a bit too much too expect.
I would have had far more respect for the man had he taken his punishment and stayed in congress. We all can fall. REPENTANCE would have kept him in office instead of the collapse of The Contract With America his resignation set off. BTW the wife of one who ran Newt out of town was a Key speaker at the 1996 GOP Convention Susan Molinari and the wife of Bill Paxon-R-NY? You might want to read this This was when the Conservative GOP lost control of the party completely and never recovered. Wiki list Paxon as being a Conservative but I really don't think so LOL.
If he would not stand up to even Boehner then would he stand up to the DEMs? Newts own speeches on Global Warming and photo op with nancy the past couple years didn't help him politically either. He's way too impulsive. He's smart likely a genius but lacks discipline not to act of the first thing that comes to his mind. That in turn cost him his chance for POTUS.
Newt was only another piece of confetti in the wind tunnel that Sarah Palin’s declining to run created.
Yea more or less. If she had no intention of running I wish she had announced it a lot earlier. The GOP had a couple of great conservative contenders that might have been persuaded to run. Newt this time around? I look back to when Fred ran rest election. McCain his buddy stepped up and Fred like the committee hearings suddenly lost interest in it. It's as if some are asked by the party to run to be place holders for someone else so too speak.
Newt could have done it but like I said he had a lot to prove first to re earn trust. Holding a national office again at least one term should have been his first step before a presidential bid.
See attached link reference to budget reconciliation bills requiring a simple majority
Sarah if by some isolated chance you ever read this post, read others around this. It speaks exactly to everything I have thought and felt this time around.
You (were) it. What changed, I’ll never know. I am vaguely holding onto some last bit of hope you’ll be on the ticket this year.
Otherwise, I’ll still go with Romney.
Not exactly liking it.
Or Plan C LOL an oldie I remember http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se6tPt34mRI
I don’t envision Obama as having a place in the future either. Many other conservatives share this opinion. It’s a small number of vocal FReepers who hate Romney so bad they’ll essentially vote for Obama. In my opinion they are out of step with what’s best for America.
Sarah Palin? firmly ABO
Clearly the stakes are so high that all these patriots are pointing in the same direction
Good profile there on Newt. He indeed was run out of town by the same breed of schmucks still causing problems today.
His post-congressional dalliances with the various lib causes was foolish, and he deserved every bit of criticism received. I do believe, however, that given the directive, he’d follow through as a reliable Conservative perhaps for only a single term. He tends to wander.
That's not a phrase found anywhere in the Bible. In any case, we are not the ones (conservatives, patriots, pro-Americans, born again Christians, etc) who elected 0dumb0 or the demoRATs.
The liberals, atheists, perverts, 98% of blacks, 76% of Jews, muslims, socialists, communists, etc., are the ones who elected 0dumb0, Hollywood liberals & dumb-ass ignorant liberals are the ones who elected 0dumb0.
I'm not blaming God for the consequences of my decisions. I didn't make the stupid decisions to vote for 0dumb0 or any demoRAT for that matter in the first place.
And yes, I'm going to vote for Romney because the consequences of seeing 0dumb0 win this coming election, will be a hellish nightmare that we will never recover from.
We incrementally got where we are. We need to incrementally get back to what is right.
Anything else is irrationality.
I never said I was quoting from the Bible, but it’s still true. “God helps those who help themselves” — we all understand its meaning. We were given free will and intelligence and it’s expected that we use it.
“And yes, I’m going to vote for Romney because the consequences of seeing 0dumb0 win this coming election, will be a hellish nightmare that we will never recover from.”
Glad to see your realize the consequences of an Obama second term. I agree and wish others would open their eyes to see this.
I understand the contempt, but don’t agree with the reasoning.
More or less, I see my relationship with the GOP as an imperfect alliance. We have a mutual adversary, and in the practical sense need to work together to regain our footing. The GOP definitely abuses the relationship and deserves to be disciplined for it. But not now. We’re advancing on our opponents. What else is there to say?
Thanks for the links.