Friday, August 12, 2011

Perry: Who's Got Daddy Worried Now

No, I’m not talking about Obama, but his daddy, David Axlerod, and daddy must have more worry lines because he spouting nonsense more than usual. Maybe it was because Gov. Perry appears to have won the debate last evening.

US President Barack Obama's top reelection strategist charged Friday that Republican White House hopeful and Texas Governor Rick Perry had "very little to do" with his state's economic success.

"There's a specific reason that Texas has done so well, and that's because the oil industry has done so well in the last few years, and the military has grown because of the challenges that we have had overseas," said David Axelrod.

"And so he's been the beneficiary of things that he had very little to do with," Axelrod told ABC television.

Yeah, pulling out of Iraq, pulling back from Afghanistan, closing Guantanamo and making sure that all the deep water wells got back up and running in the Gulf freed up money and the Obama team to make sure that Texas did well just to make Obama (and Perry) look good. Mix that in with all the savings from ObamaCare and stopping all the waste like TARP and stimulus money and damn, this nation is finally financially rocking! Unemployment is great. The bond market is fabulous. All the world loves us.

Oh, wait….

ObamaCare Just Ain't Happening

How many times does Obama's stable of dead horses need to be beaten?

Further, the individual mandate exceeds Congress’s enumerated commerce power and is unconstitutional. This economic mandate represents a wholly novel and potentially unbounded assertion of congressional authority: the ability to compel Americans to purchase an expensive health insurance product they have elected not to buy, and to make them re-purchase that insurance product every month for their entire lives. We have not found any generally applicable, judicially enforceable limiting principle that would permit us to uphold the mandate without obliterating the boundaries inherent in the system of enumerated congressional powers. “Uniqueness” is not a constitutional principle in any antecedent Supreme Court decision. The individual mandate also finds no refuge in the aggregation doctrine, for decisions to abstain from the purchase of a product or service, whatever their cumulative effect, lack a sufficient nexus to commerce. [fn omitted]

The individual mandate, however, can be severed from the remainder of the Act’s myriad reforms. The presumption of severability is rooted in notions of judicial restraint and respect for the separation of powers in our constitutional system. The Act’s other provisions remain legally operaive after the mandate’s excision, and the high burden needed under Supreme Court precedent to rebut the presumption of severability has not been met.

Obviously Biden Can't Keep A Secret So Don't Tell Him Squat

The Pentagon and Robert Gates demanded that the identities of those that killed bin Laden not be revealed so Jabberin' Joe put his mouth in drive before someone could remind him to put his mind in gear. Fool.

Let me briefly acknowledge tonight’s distinguished honorees. Admiral James Stavridis is a, is the real deal. He can tell you more about and understands the incredible, the phenomenal, the just almost unbelievable capacity of his Navy SEALs and what they did last Sunday.

Read the rest. It is sickening.