Saturday, March 31, 2012

SCOTUS - Obamacare - Sour Grapes

It seems some of the same folks who were co-conspirators in the scheme to shove Obamacare down the throats of the American public are now crying foul. The back room shady deals and political vote buying on a bill that was passed along strict party lines now has become, in the minds of some, a case of partisan judicial activism.

Have they no shame?

The Hill reports.
While several of the high court’s liberal justices seemed to cheerlead for its defense, Scalia appeared hostile to the law, an attitude that rubbed some Democrats the wrong way.

Scalia mocked the so-called “Cornhusker Kickback” without seeming to know that provision was stripped out of the law two years ago.
This argument is flaccid given that the Cornhusker Kickback was used to buy Sen. Nelson's vote.

Scalia also joked that the task of having to review the complex bill violated the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

“You really want us to go through these 2,700 pages?” he quipped. “Is this not totally unrealistic, that we are going to go through this enormous bill item by item and decide each one?”
Name one member of Congress that read the 2,700 pages before (or after) voting on it.

Seems a bit disingenuous don't you think?
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