The White House Responds to Justice Vinson's Ruling on ObamaCare

Ever need an ongoing, steady supply of Marxist-type material, delivered fresh from the Capital of the freest nation on earth?  Then check out the White House blog, it supplies frequent posts written by a variety of White House staff types, and it’s chock full of freedom-choking twaddle that would make Karl Marx proud.

I just finished reading the White House blog post titled “Judicial Activism and the Affordable Care Act,” written by Stephanie Cutter. It’s written in response to Senior United States District Judge Roger Vinson’s January 31 ruling that ObamaCare is unconstutitional in its entirety, which I blogged about here

In the wake of the ruling, the White House is playing a shifty round of defense in preparation both for the upcoming Supreme Court battle, and for the battle in the continuing court of public opinion.  

Let’s Change the Words

Instead of using the term individual “mandate,” the White House blogger is deceptively softening it up, and instead repeatedly replacing it with individual “responsibility.”  By the way, I did a quick search through the actual court ruling for the word “responsibility,” and it’s not there even once.  The White House author replaces it over and over, here’s just one excerpt:

“And the judge declared that the entire law is null and void even though the only provision he found unconstitutional was the ‘individual responsibility’ provision.”

Let’s Sound Constitutional

In a move to veneer the White House as a Constitutional-embracing kind of gang, the author’s weak premise is built around Justice Vinson’s alleged “judicial activism,” which is historically the left’s favorite technique of confiscating Congressional lawmaking authority. 

” Today’s ruling – issued by Judge Vinson in the Northern District of Florida – is a plain case of judicial overreaching.”

“We don’t believe this kind of judicial activism will be upheld…”

Give me a break, Americans are not the brainless citizens the White House want us to be.  Since when does President Obama or anyone else on his side of the ideological aisle give an ounce of respect to either the Constitution, and when have they ever denounced judicial activism? 

Let’s “let” You People Take Responsibility

The bulk of the White House post concludes with a tear-jerking, it’s-gotta-be-fair-for-all Marxist justification for ObamaCare.  Here’s a tell-tale excerpt that should send chills down the spine of anyone who believes government answers to the people, not the other way around:

“We don’t let people wait until after they’ve been in a car accident to apply for auto insurance and get reimbursed, and we don’t want to do that with healthcare.  If we’re going to outlaw discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, the only way to keep people from gaming the system and raising costs on everyone else is to ensure that everyone takes responsibility for their own health insurance” 

Did you catch that?  The White House truly believes it’s in the business of and has the authority to “let” us or not “let” us “take responsibility” for ourselves and our own health care decisions.  They’ve entered the business of citizen control. 

There’s more freedom-choking justification in the White House post, read it all if you can stomach the nonsense.  If not, now you have just a taste of the ObamaCare facade rolling off the White House blog. 

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