President Obama continues to astound. Does this come naturally to him or does he work at it?
· Obama had harsh words for the Supreme Court which is believed to have already had a preliminary vote on the outcome of the Obamacare case. It’s unseemly for a President to make statements like that. During the hearing things did not look good for the government. Let me put it this way, I would not hire the Solicitor General to represent me. Listening to the audio of the hearings I almost, but not quite, felt sorry for the guy. Compassionate conservatism has its limits, after all.
Contrary to Obama’s criticism of an “unelected” court (by the way, President Constitutional Scholar, all federal judges are unelected. Is that news to you?), if the Supreme Court overturns the case the Supreme Court will ironically be the one branch of government which is actually aligned with the popular will, unlike Obama (the Executive branch) and the Congressional Democrats (the Legislative branch) who forced this on America against the will of the people through legislative chicanery. If the Court overturns Obamacare it will not be “judicial activism”. Judicial activism is when the Court imposes its agenda on America, not when the Court holds that the government cannot go beyond the limits of the Constitution. Had Obama actually been confident of winning he would not have said anything; he would not have needed to. You can tell the left is in full panic mode by the way they are now being dismissive of the Court and rationalizing that a loss before the Supreme Court would help Obama’s reelection chances. Puhlease….
Even overlooking Justices Kagan’s, Ginsburg’s and Breyer’s attempts to argue the government’s case for it, you can tell the left is really scared it will lose. Of course this law was never really about healthcare; it was about creating dependency on the government. The left realizes what a jam they have gotten themselves into and how much they may be about to lose; and they are squealing like stuck pigs. If the court overturns the law the logic behind the decision will also apply to the massive welfare superstructure of social security, Medicare and Medicaid, undermining much of the legal justifications of those programs. Maybe the Supreme Court overturning Obamacare will turn out to be a 21st century version of the Emancipation Proclamation. Let’s hope the Court votes to defend liberty and Constitutional government.
· President Obama also lashed out at Rep. Paul Ryan over Ryan’s budget plan. You know the drill……it’s a “Trojan Horse”, “social Darwinism”, “radical”, blah, blah, blah. And this from a President who is well on the way to creating more debt than all previous Presidents combined and is doing nothing to solve the problem. If radical means that the government doesn’t spend more than it takes in, call me a radical.
Somehow the President forgot to mention that the Ryan budget plan is actually a very modest, gradual (maybe too modest and too gradual) approach to our country’s serious fiscal problems. President Obama is a real piece of work. Maybe he’s too busy whispering in Dmitry Medvedev’s ear to worry about the budget.
· When in doubt, blame Israel. Israel is next in line after George Bush in the all-purpose blameworthy, scapegoat category. The President thinks Israel is to blame for high oil prices. Tell me, did Israel block the Keystone XL pipeline from bringing us Canadian oil, did Israel block drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and does Israel want to raise taxes on American oil companies? Mr. President, when you think of the reasons for high oil prices, look in the mirror.