Hey, if I can laugh, you should be able to, too. The judge who struck down O’care (the frequently misnamed “Affordable ?!? Care Act”) included a bit of rationale from the publicly stated words of….. the Bo Dizzle, himself.
“I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to the idea, stating that, ‘If a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house,’” Judge Vinson wrote in a footnote toward the end of his 78-page ruling Monday.
And, of course, the White House knee-jerk radicals have a snappy (?!) comeback:
White House officials said that sort of “surpassingly curious reading” called into question Judge Vinson‘s entire ruling.
“There’s something thoroughly odd and unconventional about the analysis,” said a White House official who briefed reporters late Monday afternoon, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Ooh! Ouch! A “surpassingly curious reading” – now them’s fightin’ words…..! (Have we fallen down Alice’s rabbit hole….?) And you can see the jockeying for future position when they say, “There’s something thoroughly odd and unconventional about the analysis”…. SOMETHING! So ODD it was thorough!! and unconventional!! Well!!!! It’s not right to be unconventional! Someone might be thinking Out Of The Box – y’know, the Box that you’d rather put them into….!
I can see an imminent winnable court case in this egregious overstepping of his judicial authority! …. /sarc, in case you needed that tag……
(hat tip: From On High)