Beltway Barry & Mr. Roberts

Iran: There will be war – and we’ll win.

Gen. Hossein Salami, in a televised interview, boasted that, “Iran has complete control of all the enemy’s interests around the world and is on a path to reach equivalency with world powers.” The commander emphasized that Iran’s nuclear program is irreversible, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

Salami said war is inevitable, and the Iranian forces are ready.

Someone should remind this braggadocious camel jockey that his boys battled Saddam Hussein for 10 years and couldn’t beat him — the same guy that U.S. forces took out in 2 weeks. Alas, Beltway Barry Obama, America’s head Red, is now our Commander-In-Chief. And he’s got to be worth more than a few extra divisions to the mullahs. Maybe Salami really isn’t so full of baloney (See Obama Demilitarizes The Military).

Third World Napoleons are always long on words and short on victories — recall Saddam’s former ‘Information’ Minister, Baghdad Bob (Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf): “God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis.”; “They’re not even [within] 100 miles [of Baghdad]. They are not in any place. They hold no place in Iraq. This is an illusion … they are trying to sell to the others an illusion.” Disaster never daunted Ol’ Bob. He just kept spouting his ineffable nonsense right up to the moment he was forced to run for his life.  Similarly, the pompous domestic enemies of America generate their own idiotic daily bombast, equally undeterred by the calamities their policies produce:

“The private sector is doing just fine.” — Beltway Barry Obama

“Unemployment benefits are creating jobs faster than practically any other program” — San Fran Nan Pelosi

“We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.” –– Ibid

“God bless the America we are trying to create.” — Shrillary Clinton

Etc., etc.  In November, God willing, the socialists will be skedaddling from Washington faster than Bob bolted Baghdad.

But it’s a blow when one of your own goes over to the other side. Which is why the decision of John Roberts in upholding a blatantly unconstitutional law — Beltway Barry’s fraudulently named ‘Affordable’ Care Act, i.e. “ObamaCare” — was so disheartening. Said John-Boy:

   “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”

Adolf Hitler would have loved John Roberts. Well, maybe Roberts is right. But it is the job of the Court, the only legitimate job of the Court, to invalidate legislation that violates the law of the land. And no amount of semantical legerdemain on the part of a blackrobe holding lifetime tenure can change the fact that ObamaCare’s individual mandate defiles the very essence of American freedom. John Roberts looked at America with disdain, and said, “If you dress like that, you were asking for it.”

See: Roberts unleashes vast federal power: Basis for high court ruling not found in the Constitution (WT)

Upshot of Ruling on Obamacare. The Government Can’t Force You to Buy Something. But They Can Tax You for Anything (Epou)

I Hereby Secede by Roger Young (Lew Rockwell.com)

Obamacare and New Taxes: Destroying Jobs and the Economy (The Heritage Foundation)

H/T to Tom G.
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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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14 Responses to Beltway Barry & Mr. Roberts

  1. Justice Roberts had the chance to be a hero. He chose to be a coward and we will all pay for his cowardism.

    • Bob Mack says:

      It’s mind-boggling that he could have bought Obama’s “tax, not a penalty” argument. The lying SOB Obamunists are still claiming that it’s not a tax. Well, then, it ain’t constitutional even by Robert’s lights.

  2. I deign no ill will towards John Roberts (nor for any of the Libs on the court for that matter … we know who they are and what they stand for). However, I think his decision was wrong-headed and established a new way in which Congress can control us citizens, all of which I describe in a new article titled United States Constitution, V2.0 at http://alpipkin.com/blog/?p=1883 (pardon the shameless plug).

    Regardless of how we got here, the only thing that matters now is what we do in the next 129 days.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Great piece, AL. You’re right … there’s no way to interpret the ruling as anything but disastrous. A retired attorney called the Limbaugh show & said this:

      CALLER: … the next time they want to expand the government authority and using the Commerce Clause, nothing’s to stop them from it, because when a case is brought to the Supreme Court, they can’t really get away with using, oh, but Roberts said, it can’t be done. We can’t uphold the mandate under the Commerce Clause. Well, he didn’t need to say it in order to come to his ruling.

      RUSH: Right.

      CALLER: So it’s like for naught.

      RUSH: Dicta is not precedent, so nothing he said about commerce will have any legal bearing in the future, right?

      CALLER: Yeah.

      RUSH: Okay. So all these smart legal beagles who are patting themselves on the back are missing that point, it seems.

      CALLER: It seems to be that is the case.

  3. Bob Mack says:

    Despite the Court ruling that the mandate is a tax, the Obamunists continue to lie about it. From Politico:

    The White House argued Friday that there was a clear distinction between Congress’ taxation powers and the individual mandate — calling the consequence for not carrying insurance a penalty.

    “It’s a penalty because you have a choice. You don’t have a choice to pay your taxes, right?” press secretary Jay Carney said. “You have a choice to buy — if you can afford health insurance.”

    “So if you don’t buy it, and you can afford it, it is an irresponsible thing to do to ask the rest of America’s taxpayers to pay for your care when you go to the emergency room. So your choice is to purchase health care reform or a penalty will be administered,” Carney told reporters on Air Force One.

    No matter what the White House, the Democrats, the Court, the leftocracy, the MSM, or anyone else says, using the force of government to compel supposedly free citizens to purchase a service is unconstitutional whether they call it a penalty, a tax, or a bucket of buffalo chips.

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  5. Bob Mack says:

    Still Struggling with the Roberts-as-Hero Theory

    […] in order to uphold the law, Roberts had to reframe it in a way that directly contradicted specific claims made by the law-makers and the President.

    He was not merely “exposing them.” He was giving them a different — and in his view more acceptable — version of their law than they had actually offered and defended. In other words, Roberts is implying that the law itself, as written, was unconstitutional — a judgment that is not only within the legitimate scope of a justice, but is precisely a prime function of SCOTUS — and so he has rewritten it for them in order to make it constitutional. It needs to be explained how this action — literally legislating from the bench — falls under the rubric of “conservative judging.”

    From The Heritage Foundation:

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) imposes numerous tax hikes that transfer more than $500 billion over 10 years—and more in the future—from hardworking American families and businesses to Congress for spending on new entitlements and subsidies. In addition, higher tax rates on working and investing will discourage economic growth both now and in the future, further lowering the standard of living.

  6. bunkerville says:

    Thanks for a great post. But Obama told us that Iran is “a tiny country, no threat to us”…are you saying he is right? Obama will play around until a whole pack of them want to see Allah pront0 and away it starts.

  7. Bob Mack says:

    From Dan Greenfield in CFP:

    … This is not a nation where people are left alone anymore. This is a nation where they are hounded from the moment they are born until the moment they die by the arms of a regulatory state run by men and women weaned on Cleaver, Alinsky, Fourier, Marx, Wells and countless others. This is a nation, where accordingly, being left alone is the greatest of luxuries.

    […] The Americans bushwacked by ObamaCare, the scam artist’s dream of a tax paid to a third-party in exchange for benefits accrued to a fourth party, still thought they had the freedom to take the middle, to despise meddling politicians in both parties, ignore most things the government did, while living their own lives. They had seen their savings devalued, their homes seized, their lives bedeviled by a thousand regulations, but they still thought that it was possible to take a middle-ground, to reject the solutions by asserting that they are not the problem.

    They did not understand that in Cleaverland, in Alinskytown and in Obamaville—no one opts out. Either you volunteer of you get drafted. Raise your hand or you will be called on anyway. Not volunteering to be part of their agenda means that you are the problem.

    You, sitting right there in your chair, watching these words move across your screen, are the problem. A problem 311,591,917 human souls strong. You eat too much or you don’t pay enough taxes, you drive your car too often, you haven’t bought solar panels for your roof, you browse extremist websites when you should be browsing government informational sites for tips on how to do or not do all of the above. But most of all… you still don’t understand what a great problem you are for the people running this country into the ground between the Atlantic and the Pacific. They keep trying to solve you, but you don’t go away.

    There is no neutrality when dealing with people who reject the very concept of neutrality. Who draw everyone into the long columns of their spreadsheets and catch everyone in their spider’s web. There is no middle ground with people who don’t believe there is a middle ground, who believe that every human on earth is part of the problem and can only opt out of being the problem by joining up with them and following their directives.

    That is what we are up against…

    On the television, an anchor with carefully molded hair and the grave look of the career idiot who has learned to disguise this fact by always appearing concerned about something, interviews an activist who is proposing new regulations as the only responsible thing to do. “If you aren’t part of the solution,” she says with equally grave sincerity, “then you are part of the problem.”

    The American Bushwhacked nod along because the proposal seems so reasonable. Who doesn’t want to do something for the children, the oceans, the endangered red-banded shrub, the people somewhere who don’t have something and that sincere young woman who really seems passionate in a way that few are anymore. Then he turns back to his desk, somewhere in the great middle ground that once was, studies the tax forms again and wonders when this stopped being a free country.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Rasmussen Reports: Approval Ratings for Supreme Court Slip Following Health Care Ruling

      Public opinion of the Supreme Court has grown more negative since the highly publicized ruling on the president’s health care law was released. A growing number now believe that the high court is too liberal and that justices pursue their own agenda rather than acting impartially.

      A week ago, 36% said the court was doing a good or an excellent job. That’s down to 33% today. However, the big change is a rise in negative perceptions. Today, 28% say the Supreme Court is doing a poor job. That’s up 11 points over the past week.

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