Saturday, February 19, 2011

Obama Administration to Judge Vinson: We Can't Read

On January 31, District Court Judge Rodger Vinson ruled that Obamacare is unconstitutional and told the federal government to stop implementing it by stating that his ruling "is the functional equivalent of an injunction" and that he expected the executive branch to "adhere to the law as declared by the court." As of today, Judge Vinson's ruling is the law of the land unless and until he is overruled on appeal.

Obama and his Obamatons resolutely covered their eyes and stuck their fingers deeper into their ears. As reported in Investors Business Daily:
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services continued to implement ObamaCare and began adding 650 employees to dispense information about ObamaCare and conduct oversight of health insurance. 
  • The Obama administration also issued hundreds of "waivers" to specially selected businesses and groups that won't have to be bound by Obamacare like the rest of America. 
  • The IRS continued its planning to add new 1,000 new auditors and staffers plus new facilities to hold them, at an initial cost of $359 million. 
  • Obama included $465 million in his budget to implement the unconstitutional law. .
Finally, the Obama administration is taking notice by asking Judge Vinson to tell states that they have to comply with the law that he just ruled unconstitutional:
Attorneys for the Obama administration filed what is known as a motion to clarify late Thursday, asking U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson to make clear that states cannot ignore the new health care law while his ruling is being appealed.
Why is the administration even bothering to go through the motions of pretending that they can't understand Judge Vinson's clearly worded ruling?

Annoyingly, for Obama, the group of Americans who can read plain English includes the governors of the 26 states that brought their case to Judge Vinson. These governors are responding to Judge Vinson's ruling, including Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell, who has made public his decision not to implement Obamacare. Parnell says he is concerned that doing so would violate his oath of office.
He said the Florida judge's ruling is the law of the land, as it pertains to Alaska, barring implementation of the federal law here. 
Alaska has thrown down the gauntlet in support of our Constitution and our legal system. We'll see what the good judge has to say.


  1. Law ... what law? Constitution ... what Constitution?

  2. @Odie - As more and more people abandon the idea of the importance of law, they lose more and more of the law's protections.

  3. Why? Because they are completely and utterly tone-deaf and honestly believe that if they stall this long enough through legal wrangling that Americans will wake up one day and sing with glee about the abomination that is ObamaCare. They think that if they stall long enough states will feel the pressure of the law's deadlines and begin to put in place the massive, costly, useless, wasteful layers of bureaucracy that will not only destroy our health care system and our economy but that will be so entrenched that it will never be dug out.

    And just like in 2009 and in 2010, they are blithely ignoring the will of the people (again, I guess, hoping we'll "get over it"). The thing that gets me is that some republicans are being bribed or paid off or whatever and are going to make the huge mistake of letting this thing stand. The American people will see them as traitors, and they will be voted out just as quickly and just as resoundingly as every "blue Dog" was.

  4. "so entrenched that it will never be dug out"

    Like O's best buds, union support.