Published: Monday, July 15 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
Ah, but you fail to mention that our dear two faced president already picks and
chooses which laws of the United States he enforces. He has already
unilaterally decided which immigration statutes shall be enforced under his
administration (none). Somewhere I got the impression he was supposed to defend
and protect the Constitution of the United States, not ignore it.
The size of the bill alone should have told anyone smart enough to use any logic
that NO ONE in government could possibly know the details hidden inside
Obamacare. Something is very wrong when it takes over 2,000 pages to cover up
the fact that the federal government is not authorized by the people to force us
to participate in health insurance, nor to tax us for that insurance. The
duties of the federal government are listed in Article 1, Section 8. Personal
welfare is not on that list. Health care is not on that list. Insurance is not
on that list. Every person elected to Congress is required to take an oath to
uphold the Constitution (Article VI). Not a single Republican was willing to
violate his oath to pass legislation that was not authorized by the
Constitution. It's time to throw out Obamacare entirely.
It's time to leave to the States and to the People every duty that the
people have not explicitly delegated to the federal government. It's time
to strip all federal officers of their self-proclaimed authority and require
them to obey the Supreme Law of the Land.
And the right would be saying he exact same thing had it been applied at the
same time.It's really a catch 22. The right is going to
complain no matter what happens.The most telling thig to me is that
the ACA was perfectly fine for the GOP in the 90s. However, now it isn't
because the GOP has been hijacked by radicals.
Who would've ever guessed that having half the Congress doing whatever they
can to delay and obstruct the plan from being implemented while blocking funding
for said implementation results in the plan not being fully implemented by
its' scheduled time?
Delay, sign of poor management?Not at all.Republicans
have perfected the art of management by delay, obstruction etc..The
Democratic Party dabbles in the art... however, Republicans clearly
have the patent.
@Maverick "...perfectly fine for the GOP in the 90s..."Maybe
they didn't mind it in the 1990's, but in the 2000's,
Obamacare's fundamental idea was tested in Massachusetts, and it
didn't work.@ atl134 "...delay.. ..obstruct..
..blocking..."Obamacare was signed into law in March of 2010. It
ran 2700 pages, and many of its problems were foreseeable even then. In fact,
they were foreseen. We told you at the time that it was complicated and
unworkable, and that it would lead to unintended consequences. Nancy Pelosi
wanted us to pass it anyway, so we could find out what was in it. What we found
was a big mess.Now its proponents offer weak excuses and try to
shift the blame, but the fact is, it was a disaster from the outset.
When you rush a bill through congress on political grounds and without a
thoughtful review, this is what happens. Blaming the opposition for not reviving
a poorly crafted bill is adding insult to injury.
@shadow01:" Somewhere I got the impression he was supposed to defend
and protect the Constitution of the United States, not ignore it."That's right, he vowed to do so in his oath of office. Apparently, it
meant nothing to him.In addition, he is supposed to 'take care
that the laws be faithfully executed.' (Article 2.3). In that regard, he
is the poorest of presidents that we've seen in a long time. He should be
Can anything be done to force the administration to implement the law as it was
passed? Does the president have the constitutional authority to rewrite the law
even if he has concerns about it? Is there some way the supreme court can put
this on the front burner and get our president to act according to the
constitution he swore to uphold?
@ wrzWhy should Obama be impeached? Why? Because a bill
was passed before anyone in congress really understood it all? Boy, then you
must have really hated the Patriot Act. How many times did you demand
Bush's impeachment.Repubs these days cry impeachment over ever
little thing yet ignore their own sins. Iran contra anyone? What
about the patriot act? The illegal war in which we were all lied to? The insane
deficits created from 2000-08? Medicare part d? Handing out money to brazil to
drill oil? And the bank bailouts? Where in the constitution is it defined where
the president can bail out banks?Sorry wrz, but I had to suffer
through 8 years of Bush. It's only fair that you now deal with 8 years of
Obama.The funny thing is, people like you have been calling for
obama's head since even before he was even inaugurated! Questioning his
birh certificate, upbringing, religion, education, etc. when did bush or mitt
ever have to show their birth certificates?The hypocrisy of the
right is insane! Sorry folks, I had to deal with 8 years of Bush. It's only
fair that you do the same with Obama!
@JSB:"Can anything be done to force the administration to implement
the law as it was passed?"Congress can threaten impeachment...
But that would require the approval of the Senate, which won't happen
because it's controlled by Obama's friends, the Democrats. Then there
is the US Attorney General, Eric Holder, the chief law enforcement of the
nation. But he won't do anything since he and his boss are buddies not to
mention that they are both Afircan-American."Does the president
have the constitutional authority to rewrite the law even if he has concerns
about it?"No. He took an oath of office when he was installed
that he would uphold the US Constitution... which says the president will
'take care that the laws be faithfully executed,' as wrz tells us.
This means all the laws. Not just the ones he agrees with."Is
there some way the supreme court can put this on the front burner and get our
president to act according to the constitution he swore to uphold?"Nope. The Supreme Court is out of this picture.
MaverickRepubs learn from the mistakes of MA’s system, which all the
libs like to say was the basis for Obamacare – dems just repeat and
compound those mistakes. Oh, and did you see how MA’s law is creating
waiting lists and did NOT increase access to health care?And
it’s funny, people like you were calling for bush’s head before he
was even inaugurated.tell me, is 43% a majority yet?
@The Real Maverick:"Why should Obama be impeached?"Because he failed to enforce the (immigration) law required by the US
Constitution. He also violated the law. How? By giving amnesty to a certain
group of illegal immigrants contrary to immigration laws passed by Congress."What about the patriot act?"You mean the Patriot
Act passed by the US Congress?"The illegal war in which we were
all lied to?"What illegal war? You mean the ones authorized by
the US Congress, that august body who's duty is to declare war?"The insane deficits created from 2000-08?"You mean the
deficits created by an act of the US Congress."Medicare part
d?"You mean the Medicare D law passed by the US Congress?"Where in the constitution is it defined where the president can
bail out banks?"Article 1.8."The funny thing is,
people like you have been calling for obama's head ... Questioning his
birth certificate..."We wanted to see his college application
and papers... where he registered for college as a foreign student."...when did bush or mitt ever have to show their birth certificates??Their parents are citizens.
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