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Saturday, June 27, 2015

GOP's disrespectful reaction to court decisions

United States Supreme Court. (photo: Roger L. Wollenberg/Bloomberg/Getty)
United States Supreme Court. (photo: Roger L. Wollenberg/Bloomberg/Getty)

Republicans Fear Victory for Health Care Could Pave Way for Education, Environment

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker
26 June 15
 
he Supreme Court’s decision to preserve Obamacare subsidies has drawn sharp rebukes from Republican Presidential hopefuls, who warn that the victory for health care might eventually pave the way for similar advances in education and the environment.

“The Supreme Court has decided, apparently, that every American should have access to quality health care,” said Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). “What if it decided to say the same thing about education? I don’t mean to be an alarmist but, after today, I believe that anything is possible.”

Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) also blasted the Court, telling reporters that “a government that protects health care is one small, dangerous step away from protecting the environment.”

“The nightmare that I have long feared is now suddenly upon us,” Paul said. “Mark my words, we are on a slippery slope toward clean air and water.”

On the campaign trail in Iowa, the former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee raised another doomsday scenario, telling his audience, “If the Court thinks people should be allowed to see a doctor when they want, they probably also think that people should be able to marry anyone they want. My friends, that is not what God intended when He created America.”

Speaking from New York, candidate Donald Trump offered his own scathing critique of the Supreme Court. “You look at them in their robes, and you say, ‘Those robes look freaking cheap,’ ” he said. “When I’m President, we’re getting more expensive robes.”
 

Comments

+47 # CL38 2015-06-26 19:31
A week to finally celebrate victories that restore a bit of sanity to our country.

CONGRATULATIONS to all who worked long and hard for both unexpected Supreme Court decisions!

On another note, It was great to see Obama break out into "Amazing Grace" and show more of who he really is. Great to see him let loose .... and no longer feel constrained to keep his black roots under wraps!

If he continues, gop heads WILL truly explode ....and perhaps, even transform his Presidency.
+9 # pagrad 2015-06-27 06:34
Does the article mean to imply that the American society may develop to the stage of the advanced nations of Europe, who have free Health Care, Free Education and other social advancements? That’s hardly likely. American folks have been brainwashed by their keepers to be subservient to the upper 1%.
It will take another century.
+2 # ritawalpoleague 2015-06-27 09:47
May not "...take another century.", if Bernie Sanders (the same Independent, non-bought off pol. who has been a true people vs. self server for 30 plus years) gets the Dem. nomination, and is elected in '16, the "...brainwashed by their keepers to be subservient to the upper 1%" will change meaningfully.

The approx. 6,000 supporters of Bernie, who cheeringly came to the Denver team meeting exactly a week ago (6/20/15) crave, with millions of other U.S. citizens, real McCoy change, as seen in the Sanders 12 Point Plan (pull it up, it's a ray of real McCoy hope). And, an ocean of hope it was what happened when Bernie strongly praised Pope Francis, and every single one of the massive number of attendees who were seated, stood and cheered with great gusto.

Yep, a bit of sanity is now in place, with some sort of revolution pending. Let's all work to give Bernie's 'political revolution' a try, via doing what it takes to get him nominated then elected. Peaceful revolution is preferable to nearly all of us, who recognize what a 'corruptcracy' this POLICE STATE AIN'T GREAT country has become. Time it is, and then some, to copy EU countries that are far superior to this so broken country of ours, which is now no way a democracy, with Constitution quashed and rule of law in the toilet.

Wake up folks, and support Bernie Sanders, cause.....

SANDERS PANDERS NOT, TO THE 1%

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