Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Contempt

Imagine if a law pushed by a Republican president and passed by a Republican Congress was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge. And the response by the said president’s administration was to pour contempt on the ruling and state that implementing the law would “proceed apace” in complete disregard of the ruling. Can you imagine the furor that would create in the “mainstream” news media and other Lefty circles?

That is exactly what the Obama regime has done. And yet there is hardly a peep about it outside of conservative talk radio.

And Republicans are partly to blame for that. Where are the Republican leaders demanding that Obama respect the ruling and stand down from jamming Obamacare down our throats? Republicans should be raising hell concerning Obama’s contempt.

Yes, I know. This week’s ruling is not the final word. But to “proceed apace” as if the ruling did not happen and without some sort of injunction or stay permitting it would be simply contempt of court.

But then this whole sordid Obamacare putsch has been marked by contempt. There has throughout been contempt of the Constitution and of its champions. Remember when Nancy Pelosi was asked how the Constitution allowed the mandate that all Americans purchase health insurance? She refused to answer except to laughingly ask, “Are you serious? Are you serious?” Her attitude reflected that of Leftists everywhere. They laughed at those who strove against Obamacare as unconstitutional.

But as the ruling made clear, that was and is indeed a serious question of great import. Who is laughing now?

There was contempt of the American people. Poll after poll made clear a majority of Americans did not want Obamacare. And Massachusetts even elected a Republican to replace Ted Kennedy in the Senate largely because of this issue. Hell froze over. Yet Obama and Democrats “proceeded apace.”

That contempt continues, particularly contempt of taxpayers. It would be simple prudence to delay implementing Obamacare until the Supreme Court rules. Obama risks spending billions on a program that will be voided by the Supreme Court once and for all. Pouring tax dollars down a (Demo)rat hole does not concern Obama at all.

There’s contempt of the states. Remember that it was 26 states filing suits against Obamacare that resulted in this week’s ruling.

And now Obama’s contempt of the Constitution, of the people, and of the states is pushing him to the brink of contempt of court.

I long ago said Obama has a totalitarian streak. His contempt of the American people and of the rule of law are certainly part of that.

2 comments:

Tregonsee said...

You need to remember that the Constitution is an old, hard to understand document. It is no more important to actually read it than to read a 2000 page bill. If people actually read it, no telling what mischief it could cause.

The Underground Pewster said...

I watched in amazement as a Democrat leader yesterday said that more important than the judge's ruling on the constitutionality of the HCB was the will of 80% of the American people in favor of the bill.

Of course his numbers were wrong, but if he were to apply his logic to any hypothetical unconstitutional desire of the people the whole point of having a constitutionally based government collapses.