Obama’s Words Come Back To Haunt Him; For Now

Federal Judge Roger Vinson struck down Obamacare as unconstitutional dealing a blow to the liberal plan of taking over health care in this country. Judge Vinson wrote a detailed ruling which basically eviscerated the claims of those who pushed this monstrosity on us. Though the ruling correctly dispels the notion that the Commerce Clause allows Congress to force people to buy a product, the most interesting part of it comes in the form of a note at the end where Vinson uses the words of Barack Obama against him:

“I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to the idea, stating that, ‘If a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house,’” Judge Vinson wrote in a footnote toward the end of his 78-page ruling Monday. Washington Times

Obviously this is not a reason to make the ruling (and the ruling was based on the Constitution) it is interesting to see the judge use Obama’s words to remind people that he opposed the idea when running for office. It is a historical record that shows how Obama said one thing as a candidate and then did another. Future historians will see one more piece of evidence of the failure that is Obama.

This ruling is but one step because no matter what happens this will ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court. This might get more interesting because Justice Kagan might have to recuse herself from the issue if she had anything to do with it while Solicitor General. If that is the case then there is a possibility the court will end in a 4-4 tie on the issue (depending on Justice Kennedy). If that is the case then the lower court ruling stands. There have been two rulings that state the law is Constitutional so the first one to the SCOTUS might decide the issue.

If Kennedy rules with the conservative side of the Court (which he does more than not) then it matters not which appeal gets there first.

This law needs to die a quick death and today’s ruling is a first step in that endeavor.

Cave Canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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2 Responses to “Obama’s Words Come Back To Haunt Him; For Now”

  1. Blake says:

    Obie is of the hypocritical generation of progressives who seem to have no moral need to attempt to reconcile their words in the past with their actions in the present.
    In other words, it is easy to say it when you are campaigning, but quite another to govern using that same logic and lyin’ words.

  2. Ogre says:

    That’s funny, right there. That judge had to be laughing as he wrote that part.

    And Kagan recuse herself? You are dreaming. Never going to happen.