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    Default Former Obama Student Calls Out President on SCOTUS

    http://nation.foxnews.com/thom-lambe...ent-speaks-out

    By Thom Lambert

    Imagine if you picked up your morning paper to read that one of your astronomy professors had publicly questioned whether the earth, in fact, revolves around the sun. Or suppose that one of your economics professors was quoted as saying that consumers would purchase more gasoline if the price would simply rise. Or maybe your high school math teacher was publicly insisting that 2 + 2 = 5. You’d be a little embarrassed, right? You’d worry that your colleagues and friends might begin to question your astronomical, economic, or mathematical literacy.

    Now you know how I felt this morning when I read in the Wall Street Journal that my own constitutional law professor had stated that it would be “an unprecedented, extraordinary step” for the Supreme Court to “overturn[] a law [i.e., the Affordable Care Act] that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” Putting aside the “strong majority” nonsense (the deeply unpopular Affordable Care Act got through the Senate with the minimum number of votes needed to survive a filibuster and passed 219-212 in the House), saying that it would be “unprecedented” and “extraordinary” for the Supreme Court to strike down a law that violates the Constitution is like saying that Kansas City is the capital of Kansas. Thus, a Wall Street Journal editorial queried this about the President who “famously taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago”: “[D]id he somehow not teach the historic case of Marbury v. Madison?”

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    It always seem to me that the most vehement objectors to the Affordable Care Act are those that are the most comfortable and affluent, hardly surprising really.
    I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're going, and hook up with them later.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aoxomoxoa View Post
    It always seem to me that the most vehement objectors to the AHA Act are those that are the most comfortable and affluent, hardly surprising really.
    how does that explain my vehement objections?
    The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. - Patrick Henry
    "You seem ... to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy... The Contitution has erected no such single tribunal." --Thomas Jefferson, 1820

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmarterThanYou View Post
    how does that explain my vehement objections?
    So are you uncomfortable and poor?
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    where is nigel to attack the person...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aoxomoxoa View Post
    So are you uncomfortable and poor?
    I'm not comfortable and I'm just above poor.
    The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. - Patrick Henry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aoxomoxoa View Post
    It always seem to me that the most vehement objectors to the Affordable Care Act are those that are the most comfortable and affluent, hardly surprising really.
    most people who are called "tea party" members are not affluent...

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    They are pathetic weaklings who believe that by presenting their asses and thanking their masters afterwards their masters will give them a little pat on the head. Poor conservatives should be euthanized, they are the most depressing example of humanity ever to arise.

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    Two days later, still no response to the original premise of article.
    Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmarterThanYou View Post
    I'm not comfortable and I'm just above poor.
    I'll give you that. I've seen you squirm more than just this time and poor? Excuse for an orator or journalist or otherwise describer of events or opinions? Yeah. Poor would be my pick for you on that one as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by none View Post
    most people who are called "tea party" members are not affluent...
    That's right. Otherwise they would be the organizers of the teabagger masses. Dick Armey and the Koch Bros. have done well with the lies they tell and the influences they create from virtually nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Hamilton View Post
    They are pathetic weaklings who believe that by presenting their asses and thanking their masters afterwards their masters will give them a little pat on the head. Poor conservatives should be euthanized, they are the most depressing example of humanity ever to arise.
    you just defined poor liberals with their 'masters' being the political caste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatorman View Post
    I'll give you that. I've seen y?ou squirm more than just this time and poor? Excuse for an orator or journalist or otherwise describer of events or opinions? Yeah. Poor would be my pick for you on that one as well.
    wtf are you babbling about now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmarterThanYou View Post
    wtf are you babbling about now?
    You.

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