YES! Appeals Court Rules Obamacare Individual Mandate Unconstitutional: The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that the health care reform law’s requirement that nearly all Americans buy insurance is unconstitutional, a striking blow to the legislation that increases the odds that the Supreme Court will have to review the law. The suit was brought by 26 states — nearly all led by Republican governors and attorneys general. The Department of Justice is expected to appeal. The 2-1 ruling marks the first time a judge appointed by a Democrat has voted to strike down the mandate.
The Left's Summer of Discontent > Progressives increasingly see Obama as a loser. If so, it's because he is one of them… Barack Obama's recent political difficulties have proved shattering to many of his erstwhile enthusiasts. One of them is Jacob Weisberg, editor of Slate.com, who in a column last week declared himself fed up—with America.The lesson of the debt-ceiling deal, Mr. Weisberg sobbed, is that "there is no point trying to explain complex matters to the American people. The president has tried reasonableness and he has failed." A pithier expression of this lament was the headline of an online column by liberal Republican Charles Fried: "Obama Is Too Good for Us
Jesus Was Not a Serial Killer: In Hollywood, or at least at the CBS Corporation, which owns Showtime, it seems the only good Christian is a dead, hypocritical Christian. [You won’t believe Showtime’s sixth season of "Dexter," their show glorifying a just serial killer! – JS]
Confidence or Chaos: Time for Our Leaders to Lead & For Us to Pray!: Chuck Colson: I pray we can. And the best hope for that is if the people of God act with confidence in God’s ultimate sovereignty and do our job day in and day out.
In a bid to improve the perception of his handling of the economy, President Obama [Our Blamer-In-Chief] yesterday said that Congressional dysfunction and gratuitously partisan politics worsened the country’s economic crisis. [Obummer is now indiscriminately attacking both parties in Congress, obviously capable of reading the current Congressional ratings. This is going to be some campaign with the Whiner-In-Chief running against everyone including himself and his own party. – JS]
Five Things Leftists Won't Do to Help Economy:
1. Flat tax everyone at 19%-no write offs
2. Push corporate tax rates and corporate dividend taxes to 0%
3. Take capital gains taxes to 0%.
4. Immediately lift regulations on exploring for domestic energy in oil, gas and coal.
5. Allow highly skilled people to immigrate to the US, and grant them citizenship if they start a business and buy a home
Republican Party Earns Least Favorable Rating In Decades After Debt Fight: [I’ll bet the RINO’s don’t know this is because they didn’t take a real stand but will conclude that it is because they shouldn’t have. – JS]
Obama Plans Scorched Earth Re-Election Campaign: Are things really that bad? Is the only path to President Obama's re-election a scorched-earth, relentlessly negative campaign that positions the president as less horrible than his GOP rival? The short answer is: yes.
"Private capitalism makes a steam engine; State capitalism makes pyramids." -- Frank Chodorov
"The first ten amendments were proposed and adopted largely because of fear
that Government might unduly interfere with prized individual liberties. The
people wanted and demanded a Bill of Rights written into their Constitution.
The amendments embodying the Bill of Rights were intended to curb all branches of the Federal Government in the fields touched by the amendments—Legislative, Executive, and Judicial." -- Justice Hugo L. Black