READ BETWEEN THE LINES: What Obama was really saying at the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner.


04.30.2012

What was once considered a great way to promote journalism education, the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner (WHCD) was turned into a joke on everyone, including Obama himself.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Introduction 

Jimmy Kimmel leaped to the stage  like  a joker juggling balls of fire and launching them at people in the audience for 24 long minutes.

Anybody who was anybody was knocked down in a form of deprecating humor, including Obama himself with Kimmel greeting Obama with “Shalom”  and continuing throughout his speech throwing one liners at Obama while encouraging him to legalize marijuana and urging people to not engage in a nuclear war with Iran and demoralizing Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netaynuhu.

In mostly bad humor, Jimmy Kimmel had a few good ones liners against Obama.  “Remember, when the Country rallied around in the hopes of a better tomorrow, that was hilarious. That was your best one yet.”  With Obama shaking his head up and down while mouthing the words, “I know.”  and ” There’s a term for someone like Barrack Obama, not 2 terms but…’  as well as his only insightful comment of the night where he states that America “use to march but now we occupy.”

Hot Mic Alert

During a slight pause in the momentum of the evening, Jay Carney (Obama’s Press Secretary) rushes up to the stage and speaks into the microphone asking for Obama’s microphone to be turned off because it was “hot” (aka live).

Another  momentary pause.  Obama recently had a hot mic on him when he spoke with the Russians saying that he needs more time to succumb to their demands since it is election season.

Obviously, that was an attempt to make a difficult situation during election season into a joke.  As the old saying goes, when in times of deflecting, laugh and point fingers. Obama does both exceptionally well.

“Nobody would notice.’ 

Tonight was no exception. Obama’s voice booms into the room before his physical arrival, singing off key and slamming celebrities attending the event with a dose of humility by bashing himself on his grayed hair with an alarming statement,  “Right now, Im like a 5 on a Just for Mens scale. I think I could go to 6 and nobody would notice.”

Oddly, this is a view that many people feel Obama acts on a Presidential day to day basis with concern to domestic and foreign affairs. Case in point- Obama’s Unconstitutional invasion into Libya without Congressional approval and violating the Wars Powers Act or slipping a government mandated health insurance clause in a 2000+ bill of Obamacare.

Obama’s jokes about his public perception.

After Obama finished making fun of himself (which, come to find out will be much needed as a forerunner to his speech)- he walks onto an American flag-less stage and proceeds to be 2 faced. Literally.  He openly and warmly greets the same people that, two minutes, he called out.   Almost everyone laughs, as if it is hilarious.

Obama then launches into the concerns with his public image and instead of correcting or even justifying his behavior, he openly mocks the concerns by “reintroducing himself to the American People” by playing upon his poor approval rating  and public perception.

Obama jokingly comments that people blame him for blaming too many of his problems on Former President Bush and then, in the next sentence, blames Former President Bush for initiating the slippery slope of blame.

The entire speech was a series of deliberate mixed matches in speech in a more than obvious display of showmanship and acting ability.

Obama’s ‘reintroducing’ himself to the White House correspondents (journalists). 

While Obama  was ‘reintroducing himself’ in attempts to erase a negative image with his Presidency, Obama forcefully yet flippantly claims that his mother was born in Kansas, his father was born in Kenya and that he was born in Hawaii.  Obama’s deceptive smile while speaking and literal wink– left most of the audience laughing as if Obama was a stand up comedian in a past life.

Of course, people stop finding the humor in things when it looks like they are being ganged up on so, eventually, Obama turned the knife on himself and showed pictures of himself 4 years ago with a winning smile and a halo angelic effect and then 4 years later as a gray hair ridden downcast man (in attempts at a sympathy vote) and then in another 4 years, his looks were compared to the actor,Morgan Freeman. Which, again, resulted in laughter.

Obama jokes about the excessive and needless spending of the GSA.

Then, Obama jokes that he is a glad that the WHCD was not ran by the GSA (General Services Administrators) who was known for a lavish $830,000 price tag billed at the taxpayers expense.  Wasteful spending is not a joke and is part of the reason why our Country is in the serious financial difficulties that we are currently facing.

Backhanded compliments 

Obama had a way of giving out backhanded compliments, showing his ability to twist words into genuine and warm sounding compliments.  For example, congratulating the Huffington Post for winning the Pulitzer…. for not having authentic news,  linking to other websites and having a ‘great’ business model.

Obama admits to eating dog meat

Then, in an incredibly grotesque response that even left Michelle Obama looking incredulous, Obama slams Sarah Palin asking “Whats the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?” with the answer being, “that pit bulls taste delicious.. with a little soy sauce” which was an obvious attempt at humor at the admittance of Obama eating dog meat in the wilderness in attempts to take on the characteristics of the poor, forsaken dog, in Obama’s book, “Dreams of My Father”.

Then in a sense at another attempt at humor on a sickening subject of Obama eating the dog with his father and in attempts to laugh at himself (thus validating, all rumors that he really did eat a dog), Obama declares, “my step father always told me that it was a boy eat dog world out there!”

It wasn’t funny the first time and its definitely not funny the second time. Where is PETA’s outcry in this horrendous act of animal cruelty?

A dash of class warfare to add to the mix 

An Obama speech wouldn’t be complete without a dash of class warfare. Obama further cements Romney’s perception as a 1% thus engaging Obama in his class warfare tactics by mentioning that Romney would have bought the hotel where the dinner was being held as a ‘fixer upper’, then again when saying that due to Romney having 2 degrees from Harvard, he is classified a ‘snob’ and then again, when Obama stated that Romney went to see the newly released movie, the Hunger Games (where people brutally attack each other for corporate sponsorship) in to which Obama commented sarcastically, “I bet this was a change of pace for him” and that “I didnt see it, there was not enough class warfare (in it) for me.”

Which again, resulted in everybody rip roaring Obama-is-so-funny laughter that would pierce your heart if you heard it first hand.

Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

Afterward, Obama mock defended himself against a  false ‘Woof PAC’,  attacking Obama for mandating a dogs right to ride on the roof of  a car,  the ‘European dog socialism’, more government handouts, more government dependency, indoctrinating our children and the left wing social agenda::: all major concerns of the American People, Obama is laughing it off with a wave of his hands, a winning smile and a wink in the eye.

Literally. Obama was winking so much at the WHCD that you would think his contact lens was dry.  Obama’s leering smile and glimmer of mischief in his eye while he tells the American People exactly what he is going to do with his 2nd term while making it sound like a joke so that the White House Correspondents know how to spin it for Obama was sickening and an obvious front on the intelligence of American People.

Obama’s admittance of a “secret agenda” during his last term in office.

Laughingly, Obama states that the Republicans think that he is going to “unleash some secret agenda for the next 4 years” in to which he leans into the microphone and says very deeply, almost demonically, “you’re absolutely right” which resulted in more laughter from the audience. How is this funny? Isn’t anybody concerned with Obama’s admittance that he has a secret agenda? Remember, behind every joke there is at least an ounce in Truth.

Then Obama jokes that with his first term, he finished the war on Iraq and with his 2nd term, his war will be on Christmas.  Is there anybody taking Obama on a literal basis or are they charmed like a snake in a basket?

Hook, line and sinker.  

Will the people see through the fog and realize that Obama just admitted what his radical tendencies will look like in a 2nd term or will they take the bait- hook, line and sinker?

With all these jokes being flung about as if we were in a comedy club, one begs the question to be asked- “who is really the punchline?”

Watch the 2012 White House Correspondence Dinner and comment below as to your thoughts!

Copyright (c) 04.30.2012. All rights reserved.

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EPA faces deadline of March 16 to propose cleanup from coal fired power plants.


According to the American Lung Association, coal-burning power plants must be cleaned up urgently to protect public health.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is facing a deadline of March 16 to propose cleanup for toxic pollution from coal-fired power plants.

Those most in danger are the young from infants through teenagers, seniors, pregnant women, and those with asthma, lung diseases, heart disease and diabetes.

In their report, “Toxic Air: The Case for Cleaning Up Coal-fired Power Plants,” the group describes the mix of toxic air pollutants that come from the plants.

The process of burning coal releases chemicals into the atmosphere that threaten not only the air Americans breathe, but the water they drink, the soil they live on and the food they eat.

EPA classifies many of these chemicals as “hazardous air pollutants” or “air toxics,” a category that means they are known or reasonably expected to harm human health or the environment or both.

Hazardous air pollutants from coal-fired power plants include:

• Acid gases, such as hydrogen chloride and hydrogen fluoride;
• Benzene, toluene and other compounds;
• Dioxins and furans;
• Formaldehyde;
• Lead, arsenic, and other metals;
• Mercury;
• Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH); and
• Radioactive materials, like radium and uranium

These emissions can make breathing difficult and can worsen asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis and other lung diseases. These pollutants can cause heart attacks and strokes, lung cancer and other cancers, birth defects and premature death.

Coal-fired plants and oil-fired plants that produce 25 megawatts or more of electricity for sale to the grid will be required to install “maximum achievable control technology” under the new rule.

New plants will be required to have the same level of technology as the best-controlled similar plants.

Existing plants will be required to install controls that are at least as stringent as the top 12 percent of plants in that category.

The EPA will propose these new requirements on or before March 16, 2011. The courts have required the EPA to issue the final rules by November 16, 2011.

The new regulations are expected to take effect three years from the date EPA makes them final.

Please call the White House(1-202-456-1111) and urge the President to take action in adopting these requirements as we cannot overlook air quality standards as clean air is imperative for our very existence.

Copyright (c) March 9, 2011. All rights reserved.

Florida Judge who declared Obamacare unconstitutional sends msg to White House with second ruling


Roger Vinson, the U.S. federal judge who ruled Obamacare unconstitutional in its entirety, has ruled again on the health-care law.

On Thursday, Judge Vinson issued a stay on his earlier ruling that the law could not be enforced.

In doing so, he sent a clear message to the Obama administration: Appeal my decision to a higher court or stop implementing the law.

When Judge Vinson ruled on Jan. 31 that the health-care law was unconstitutional, the administration followed up by filing a motion for clarification rather than filing an official appeal.

Vinson’s ruling criticized the administration for that action.

“During the four-plus weeks since entry of my order, the defendants have seemingly continued to move forward and implement the act,” Vinson wrote. “While I believe that my order was as clear and unambiguous as it could be, it is possible that the defendants may have perhaps been confused or misunderstood its import.”

Now, Vinson has given the Obama administration an ultimatum to either stop implementing the law, or appeal it – presumably to the Supreme Court.

Following Vinson’s initial ruling, Florida and Alaska stopped implementing the law. Several other states have lawsuits pending challenging its constitutionality.

Meanwhile, President Obama continues on-  completely disregarding the ruling of Florida’s District Court.

Copyright (c) March 3, 2011. All rights reserved.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Shariah Protest Postponed 3/3/11


“We will be postponing the call for Shariah in Washington today. Although, the call for Shariah is a universal one. It must be implemented. Immediately. Wherever we are in the world. It is not an out for us to live without the Shariah in our lives or in this society for even one day. It is necessary for us to ensure that the call is understood and made in the best way, everywhere the Muslims exist. As we can see, America today is saddenly not blessed by God.”

Really, last time I checked- Jesus Christ was my Savior and has blessed me trifold. Shariah 4 America needs to consider themselves lucky that they did not go ahead with this protest as it would have caused severe US- Muslim relations.

Egypt’s Recovery Day 2: Martial Law Imposed, Dissolvement of Parliament and Constitution.


Egypt’s generals imposed martial law on Sunday, dissolving parliament and suspending the constitution, moves that many of the protesters who helped topple President Hosni Mubarak said were necessary to excise a rotten form of government.

The sweeping actions appeared to have their desired effect of calming the national mood. Under a celebratory facade, Egypt has remained on edge since Mubarak was forced to resign Friday, as uncertainty grew over the revolution’s next stages.

In a written statement, the Supreme Military Council, led by Field Marshal Mohammed Tantawi, said the military rule was temporary and would last until elections are held, possibly as soon as six months from now. A new set of guiding laws will be drafted by an appointed committee and made subject to a popular referendum.

The parliament disbanded by the military had been a rubber-stamp body dominated by ruling-party members who prevailed in rigged November elections. The constitution had also been skewed heavily in favor of Mubarak’s regime.

It remains far from clear how quickly elections might be held in Egypt. The well-organized Muslim Brotherhood, officially banned under Mubarak, have pressed for speedy elections. Some democracy activists have said that it might take much more than six months to prepare for a fair contest.

Some unrest continued in Cairo, as about 500 police officers, demanding higher wages, marched through Tahrir Square and blocked the entrance to the Interior Ministry. Workers at state banks held sit-ins, forcing Egypt’s central bank to declare Monday a bank holiday. The antiquities-rich Egyptian Museum reported that two statues of King Tutankhamen and 16 other artworks had been looted.

“Our concern now is security, to bring security back to the Egyptian citizen,” Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said after presiding over a meeting of the caretaker cabinet. “That sense has been lost since the beginning of the events. It’s been coming back, but not as quickly as we hoped.”

Before the session, workers removed a huge portrait of Mubarak that had kept watch over the meeting room.

Unlike the police and other domestic security forces that Mubarak used to brutalize his political foes, the armed forces are seen by many Egyptians as their protectors and saviors. The military permitted protests to unfold peacefully during the 18-day revolution. Many soldiers and officers made clear that their sympathies lay with the people.

For the near term, at least, the man running the country is Tantawi, 75, a close ally of Mubarak’s who served under him as defense minister and commander in chief of the armed forces. The military council’s communique said Tantawi would function as Egypt’s head of state in international relations.

Retired military officers and analysts described Tantawi as pragmatic and conservative, with no visible political aspirations. They said he has the support of other senior commanders, including Lt. Gen. Sami Enan, the armed forces’ chief of staff.

What happens next is anybody’s guess. The only thing we can do is sit, watch and pray that the Light emerges from the darkness.

Copyright (c) February 13, 2011. All rights reserved.

Mubarak thumbs nose at US, tells Egypt to get back to work and that he is not going anywhere.


Hundreds of thousands gathered in Tahrir Square tonight in a tone of over exaggerated hopefulness and optimism that quickly diminished as Current President Hosni Mubarak “admitted mistakes” and honored the young Egyptians imploring with them to “get back to work” as they are the “hands of the Egyptian people”. A statement that many Egyptian people are taking as a pot shot indicating that they need to “go home and stop protesting”.

Mubarak then states that the people who inflicted the violence onto the People will suffer from prosecution. How he can say that with a straight face is beyond me as Mubarak is the one responsible for 99.8% of the violence.

He then spoke about his military history and transitioned into the importance of staying true to his seat and will be “staying in power until the elections in September 2011″.

Mubarak further mentions that he will “delegate” some of his powers to the vice president as the Arabic word “salahiyat” without a definite article included means “some power”.

However, three hours after his speech, people are reporting that Mubarak will be essentially giving all his effective powers, including the military,  to Vice President Omar Suleiman, making Suleiman the de-facto president of Egypt.

In addition, Mubarak thumbs his nose at the United States (once again) by stating, “We will not accept or listen to any foreign interventions or dictations,”  implying that pressure to resign came from abroad as opposed to his own people which is blatantly false.

NOTE:  Egypt is the US and Israel’s ally, toppling their regime would allow Anti-West/Israel Islamic extremists to gain power. The US has nothing to gain by creating chaos and turmoil.

With each statement spoken by Mubarak, the hopes and faith of the Egyptian people were quickly lost. Where’s there Allah now?

After Mr. Mubarak’s address, Egypt’s Vice President, Suleiman called on protesters to end their demonstrations and stop listening to foreign media reports on the unrest in the country.

“Do not listen to foreign television and radio broadcasters whose aim is to cause chaos and weaken Egypt.”

Failing to note that it is Egypt’s people who are causing chaos in an attempt to live in Freedom.

Word on the ground after both speeches was hostile and relentless, showing a gesture of disrespect by waving their shoes, shouting for Mubarack and Suleiman to leave,  calling on a million man march for tomorrow and threatening to storm the Presidential Palace.

Mubarak’s words might come back to haunt him, “the only way I will separate from the soil is if I am buried underneath.”


Copyright (c) February 10, 2011. All rights reserved.

PREDICTION: Senator Thune will not run for the 2012 Presidency.


Months ago Republican South Dakota Senator John Thune’s insiders were thrilled that he had scored a plum speaking slot at this week’s 38th annual Conservative Political Acrtion Conference, a key launching pad for conservative presidential hopefuls.

However, with a self-imposed deadline at the end of the month for Thune to decide whether he’ll seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, most indicators suggest he will not remain a presidential contender much longer.

Thune has been busy in the Senate as the Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee and was just recently named to the powerful Senate Finance and Budget committees. Two positions that one would be reluctant to give up.

Besides, he has done very little to lay the groundwork for a campaign.

Unlike most other 2012 contenders Thune has made virtually no effort to introduce himself in Iowa or New Hampshire where the first presidential caucuses and primary election take place a year from now.

Plus, at the end of last year Thune’s senate and political action committee coffers contained about $8 million dollars.

Not unrespectable for a first term senator. Yet, that is a far cry from the $100 million many believe must be raised in the next eight months to vy credibly for the republican nomination and the presidency.

Republicans have a special place in their hearts for Thune, who ousted former democratic senate majority leader Tom Daschle in 2004.

However, Thune has not signaled to big money and shot-calling Republicans that he will be courting them, nor have they volunteered much unsolicited encouragement.

At this point more than a few Thune insiders will be surprised if the gentleman from South Dakota does run.

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McCain announces he will not support Palin in 2012.


Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain says he will not be backing any of the potential Republican presidential candidates as they look to defeat President Barack Obama in the 2012 election.

“I think I’m staying out of this for the first time in many years,” Mr. McCain told Politico on Thursday.

The comment comes as Mr. McCain returned from a one on one meeting with President Obama at the White House. The Arizona Republican said he viewed the meeting as a sign of increasing bipartisanship on Capitol Hill, adding that his meeting with the president was “cordial” and that Mr. Obama has become more of a “centrist.”

The announcement is likely a blow for former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. Ms. Palin, who ran with Mr. McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign, likely stood to benefit the most from a potential McCain endorsement.

The announcement that the Arizona U.S. Senator will not back a 2012 Republican presidential candidate comes as a number of potential Republican presidential candidates ramp up their schedules. It is expected a that a number of potential candidates will officially announce their candidacy in the upcoming weeks.

Meanwhile, Palin continues to build speculation over a possible presidential run. The former Alaska governor’s political action committee, SarahPAC, reportedly has upwards of $1.3 million on hand, a sign that that Ms. Palin may be transitioning over from raising money, to building a campaign.

Copyright (c) February 4, 2011. All rights reserved.

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Slashing big oil tax breaks to fund energy efficient buildings.


President Obama will outline his latest energy policy goal Thursday amid uncertainty in Congress about energy legislation and mounting challenges by Republicans to the administration’s climate change agenda.

In remarks at Penn State University on Thursday, Obama will detail a plan to make commercial buildings more energy efficient. The central goal of the proposal will be reducing by 2020 the overall energy intensity of commercial buildings by 20 percent.

Obama will outline a multi-part plan for making commercial buildings more efficient, which, if completed, would save business owners more than $40 billion per year, according to the White House.

As part of the plan, the Small Business Administration will work to encourage lenders to give more financing for commercial retrofits. In addition, the administration will call on Congress to provide grants for local and state governments that streamline building codes and regulations as well as provide new tax credits for energy efficient buildings.

The president will call on corporate executives and heads of major universities to retrofit their buildings to save energy. He will also announce that he is using existing authorities to establish a program to train workers to retrofit buildings.

Obama will detail the cost of his proposal in his upcoming budget request. A senior administration official and a spokesperson for the White House Office of Management and Budget both refused to give a cost estimate of the proposal.

“There is a lot of information in the budget and it will be out in due course,” the senior administration official said.

A White House plan to eliminate tax breaks for the oil industry will pay for the energy efficiency proposal, the administration official said. The oil industry tax breaks proposal will also be outlined in Obama’s budget request.

A noble idea of the Obama administration but one that I do not feel is concrete or even well thought out.  Before this is implemented, a requirement should be that the Budget is passed and outlined to see how much this is going to cost the tax payers.

While Obama is optimistic that the tax breaks to big oil will fund this new environmental attempt- I would be surprised to see that happen.

Even though I am a Republican, I support Obama in his attempt and appreciate his focus on alternative energy and wish him the best of luck in this endeavor.

Copyright (c) February 3, 2011. All rights reserved.

PREDICTION: Healthcare law will be sent to the Supreme Court. Eyes on Scalia/Kagan.


Democratic and Republican lawmakers believe the Supreme Court will ultimately decide the fate of President Obama’s healthcare law, and some of them are already exerting pressure on the justices.

The high-stakes lobbying comes as the Senate is scheduled to vote on a healthcare repeal bill Wednesday. That effort is expected to fall short, and the spotlight of the intense debate is expected to pivot back to the judicial branch.

Senator Orrin Hatch, who served as senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmations of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, said, “I would hope the four so-called liberals on the court would recognize that personal liberty is involved here.

“I think there are some very good Democrats there on the court, or I should say more liberal people on the court, who have to recognize these constitutional issues,” Hatch added.

Senator Tom Harkin, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said Tuesday, “Justice Antonin Scalia, interestingly enough, has argued for years that barring any overly gross action by Congress, the court should let the Congress make its laws and if people don’t like them, let them decide at the ballot box.

It will be interesting to see how Scalia proceeds.

It will also be interesting to see Kagan proceeds. I fully believe that she should recuse herself from this case when it comes up as she was appointed by Obama as Solicitor General and is too close to this administration and results in a direct conflict of interests.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit is expected in May to hear oral arguments on a challenge to the law, which requires people to buy health insurance or face penalties.

Depending on how fast other circuit courts act, the case could reach the Supreme Court at the end of 2011 or the beginning of 2012, according to legal experts. That timetable would coincide with the presidential primary season, which officially begins with the Iowa caucuses in February of next year.

Republicans want the case to reach the Supreme Court swiftly. The Obama administration, however, is in no rush for it to reach the nine justices who sit on the other side of First Street from the Capitol.

“Quite frankly, the longer the healthcare bill is in existence and the more people find out the benefits they have,” the more popular the law will become, Harkin said. “The court may want to take a look at that and think about what the public reaction will be.”

It is also important to note that the longer the health care bill is in existence the more people will find out about the high tax increase imposed. Read the 14 taxes that I have found thus far that will be pushed on the American People to pay for this unconstitutional atrocity by visiting: https://theheartofamerica.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/read-my-lips-no-new-taxes/

House Democratic leaders have also tried to shape public expectations ahead of Supreme Court consideration of the controversial law.

“We strongly believe that health reform is constitutional, and is consistent with longstanding precedents of the Supreme Court,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said after Roger Vinson, a federal district court judge in Florida, struck down the entire law in a ruling Monday.

Seriously, Pelosi? The health care reform flies in face of the 10th amendment as well as restricting the People’s voice in their healthcare choices as outlined by the Commerce and General Welfare clause.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, a swing vote on the high court, will be watched very closely to note his response.

Legal consensus over the healthcare law has changed in the wake of Fla’s District Court Judge Vinson’s decision and a prior ruling by a federal court in Virginia that found the individual mandate unconstitutional.

Previously, many constitutional scholars expected the Supreme Court would vote by a comfortable margin to uphold the law, but now the consensus is it will be a 5-4 decision.

“There’s been a big change in the conventional wisdom,” said Randy Barnett, the Carmack Waterhouse professor of legal theory at the Georgetown University Law Center. “The temperature of law professors has changed considerably.”

Barnett described Vinson’s decision as “extremely deep in its discussion of principles and constitutional doctrine.”

Liberal legal experts and bloggers have already begun warning of the politicization of the courts and said a Supreme Court decision against the law would be a reprise of the Bush v. Gore decision that ultimately ended the 2000 presidential contest.

“That decision, Bush v. Gore, will go down in history as taking its place alongside the Dred Scott decision as being an outlier,” said Harkin, in reference to the 1857 ruling that held slaves were not protected by the Constitution.

If this law’s mandate that all Americans must purchase a product — and purchase it as well from a private company — is declared “constitutional”, then this would set an instant, unrestricted, and freedom-devastating, precedent — one that would eviscerate and pervert the actual content and purpose of the U.S. Constitution, converting it, by such an interpretation, into a purported justification for the Federal Government to do ANYTHING. Imagine the consequences.

Copyright (c) February 2, 2011. All rights reserved.