quote of the week
you can't make this stuff up
Given all of the overwhelming evidence about our country's finances, to say nothing of the projections just ten years out, (even the admissions of the guys with green eyeshades in the White House), THIS is truly amazing.
In yet ANOTHER interview promoting the wonderful benefits of ObamaCare AFTER it has become law, The One declared that his remake of the health care system was necessary because "this country was going to go bankrupt".
Of course there's no mention of how they cooked the books in the House to make it appear that this sorry bill would save money, (how it only counts 6 years of expenses and 10 years of revenue for its first decade...or that it double counts savings/cuts in Medicare, leaves out the cost of the "doctor's fix", etc., etc..).
And no mention of the fact that, bill or no bill, the country was and is still heading towards bankruptcy...and that it's big government programs (like ObamaCare) that are taking us there.
No shame. No shame whatsoever.
In his column today, Krauthammer takes a look at the Obama response to Scott Brown's win in Massachusetts...and the fact that he blamed the election on generalized "anger and frustration" due to what's happened "not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years."
About which Krauthammer writes:
Let's get this straight: The antipathy to George W. Bush is so enduring and powerful that ... it just elected a Republican senator in Massachusetts? Why, the man is omnipotent.
Maybe hatred of Bush will still be so great by November that it will elect a Republican Congress.
This from Coulter's latest column:
...voting for Obama a year ago was a fashion statement, much like it was once a fad to buy Beanie Babies, pet rocks and Cabbage Patch Kids. But instead of ending up with a ridiculous dust-collector at the bottom of your closet, the Obama fad leaves you with higher taxes, a reduced retirement fund, no job and a one-year wait for an MRI.
It's not often that you look to the usually dull world of the judiciary for great quotes, but sometimes you get surprised. In this case however, the person in question is no surprise.
And in this case it's Chief Justice John Roberts who comes through with what we'll call the "quote of the week" in the course of his questions for Solicitor General Elena Kagan during the Court's hearing on a key campaign finance / free speech case this week, (Citizens United vs. the FEC).
Roberts was aggressively questioning whether restrictions on corporate and union campaign spending infringed on the First Amendment right to free speech...and not getting a satisfactory answer from the Solicitor, which caused him to state:
"We don't put our First Amendment rights in the hands of FEC bureaucrats."
Of course, something as dull to most people as a case about campaign finance law is certain to be drowned out by the goings on around health care this week, so all the more reason to highlight Mr. Roberts.
Here's hoping that, (with the replacement of O'Connor w/Alito), they can get McCain-Feingold overturned.
"Quote of the week" runner-up? "You lied" - Joe Wilson (R-SC)