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(American Thinker)   Roberts' ruling on Obamacare was actually a clever conservative trap   (americanthinker.com ) divider line
    More: Unlikely, obamacare, Hudson Institute, Chief Justice John Roberts, Hillarycare, cowardice, United States elections, 2010  
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2014-01-02 09:34:26 AM  
If that article were logic, it would be waterboarded.
 
2014-01-02 09:39:57 AM  
The comments are an endless source of entertainment. That dog won't hunt, even in the backswamps of Duck Dynasty Louisiana.
 
2014-01-02 09:41:31 AM  
This guy probably thinks Vezzini outwitted Wesley
 
2014-01-02 11:33:30 AM  
Even Occam's Razor couldn't cut through all that bullshiat.
 
2014-01-02 11:37:33 AM  

Diogenes: Even Occam's Razor couldn't cut through all that bullshiat.


Break-out Occam's Lasgun.
 
2014-01-02 11:39:01 AM  
He thinks the Supreme Court is more political than it is. I doubt Roberts wakes up every morning thinking of ways to 'stick it to the Libs'.

/Scalia probably does.
 
2014-01-02 11:43:01 AM  
I have an idea of where the author of that article lives...

img.fark.net


I wonder if he can tell me about the Texans' current plan to win the Superbowl.
 
2014-01-02 11:48:18 AM  
Perhaps he just thought it passed constitutional muster, and wasn't setting a trap?  Maybe not everyone makes every decision, from the constitutionality of the ACA to which sandwich to have for lunch,  with politics on the mind.
 
2014-01-02 11:52:04 AM  

Diogenes: Even Occam's Razor couldn't cut through all that bullshiat.


you'd have to upgrade Occam to at least a Mark X rail-gun for this one.
 
2014-01-02 11:53:18 AM  
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-01-02 11:58:03 AM  
Ow, shiat, ow .

Nobody has summarized the actual points of  TFA, so I tried to read it, I really did, but it was so full of derp I found my brain wandering off to a happy place where people make sense. I couldn't finish.

I think he was trying to say that it was the WAY Roberts joined the Liberuls that made this a trap. Something about states rights and taxes.

Sorry, that was the best I could do.
 
2014-01-02 12:02:19 PM  
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Summary.
 
2014-01-02 12:04:12 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Perhaps he just thought it passed constitutional muster, and wasn't setting a trap?  Maybe not everyone makes every decision, from the constitutionality of the ACA to which sandwich to have for lunch,  with politics on the mind.


Wait... As a liberal, should I eat creamy or crunchy peanut butter?

Pistachio butter?
 
hej
2014-01-02 12:04:49 PM  
Can I get a TL;DR for TFA?
 
2014-01-02 12:05:27 PM  

Smackledorfer: Pistachio butter?


They make that?!?

Like...  you know...  it's a thing?
 
2014-01-02 12:07:32 PM  

MrBallou: Ow, shiat, ow .

Nobody has summarized the actual points of  TFA, so I tried to read it, I really did, but it was so full of derp I found my brain wandering off to a happy place where people make sense. I couldn't finish.

I think he was trying to say that it was the WAY Roberts joined the Liberuls that made this a trap. Something about states rights and taxes.

Sorry, that was the best I could do.


the nearest i could come would be to take the stereotypical conservative method of decrying an individual as wanting to assuage 'liberal elites' and be invited to 'beltway cocktail parties', but substitute 'left libertarian historians' with 'big tittied women in cocktail dresses'.

also, pelosi.
apparently, if she loses she wins. and if she wins, she wins. because pelosi.
 
2014-01-02 12:08:04 PM  
I know it's early but this is the dumbest article I've read so far this year.
 
2014-01-02 12:08:15 PM  
Now we've got you right where we want you, libs.  We've chased this pig in the poke.  Now the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards.  Checkmate.
 
2014-01-02 12:09:08 PM  

hej: Can I get a TL;DR for TFA?


Man crawls up own ass, film at 11.
 
2014-01-02 12:09:21 PM  

Smackledorfer: Three Crooked Squirrels: Perhaps he just thought it passed constitutional muster, and wasn't setting a trap?  Maybe not everyone makes every decision, from the constitutionality of the ACA to which sandwich to have for lunch,  with politics on the mind.

Wait... As a liberal, should I eat creamy or crunchy peanut butter?

Pistachio butter?


Almond butter.

// THINK OF THE P**N*T-ALLERGIC CHILDREN, YOU MONSTER
// just by typing the word, little Aiydeynnn broke out in hives, swelling, and autism
 
2014-01-02 12:09:54 PM  
"
My, how different is the real reality.  Democrats are looking ahead in abject terror at the November midterms.  And when those results come in, when Obama's lame-duckness grows acute, it's possible to imagine conservatives and Republicans being ready to let the far-seeing John Roberts out of the dog house.

Bill Dunne runs an executive-communications consultancy in Norwalk, CT.
 "

let this sink in.
 
2014-01-02 12:10:46 PM  
i can only guess

either this is what he thinks his audience wants to be told
(gee what a stupid audience)

or

my imagination fails
ill just go with WTF??
 
2014-01-02 12:13:11 PM  

hej: Can I get a TL;DR for TFA?


It is American Thinker. Assume complete bullshiat, blatant insulting lies, victimhood, dishonesty, and punchable face attitude in text form.
 
2014-01-02 12:13:30 PM  

Leader O'Cola: "
My, how different is the real reality.  Democrats are looking ahead in abject terror at the November midterms.  And when those results come in, when Obama's lame-duckness grows acute, it's possible to imagine conservatives and Republicans being ready to let the far-seeing John Roberts out of the dog house.

Bill Dunne runs an executive-communications consultancy in Norwalk, CT.
 "

let this sink in.



oh
good eye
thank you
 
2014-01-02 12:13:37 PM  

hej: Can I get a TL;DR for TFA?


"We all knew the law was going to suck, so not striking it down allows the DNC to be blamed for its suckitude."
 
2014-01-02 12:13:54 PM  

vygramul: Diogenes: Even Occam's Razor couldn't cut through all that bullshiat.

Break-out Occam's Lasgun.


Not enough AP. Fetch Occam's Leman Russ Demolisher.
 
2014-01-02 12:14:44 PM  
Clever conservative trap? There is no such thing as a clever conservative, so let's just fill the thread with Bailey Jay pics.
 
2014-01-02 12:17:17 PM  

rudemix: Clever conservative trap? There is no such thing as a clever conservative, so let's just fill the thread with Bailey Jay pics.


Conservatives don't do "traps".  They tend to hit things hard and heavy.  Plowing blindly ahead into whatever battle they're told to.  Conservatives make perfect 'shock troops' because they don't ask questions.  They do what they're told.

//That's why they're conservatives.  Liberals ask too damn many questions.
 
2014-01-02 12:17:23 PM  

Smackledorfer: Three Crooked Squirrels: Perhaps he just thought it passed constitutional muster, and wasn't setting a trap?  Maybe not everyone makes every decision, from the constitutionality of the ACA to which sandwich to have for lunch,  with politics on the mind.

Wait... As a liberal, should I eat creamy or crunchy peanut butter?

Pistachio butter?


Pimento cheese is the only constitutionaly allowed spread, commie.
 
2014-01-02 12:17:34 PM  
This article was just another cold compress applied to the cheeks of conservatives to comfort them in their butt-hurt.
 
2014-01-02 12:17:45 PM  

hej: Can I get a TL;DR for TFA?


Romney in a landslide!
 
2014-01-02 12:18:27 PM  
Wow....as a conservative, even I have to say that article is bull shiat.  I could understand the author seeing a potential upside to Robert's ruling (back lash at the polls), but to propose it was planned from the start?  Nah.

The standard conspiracy  theory is  Roberts was convinced to side with the other judges,  or they would expose his illegal adoption of two irish children.
 
2014-01-02 12:18:35 PM  
msg-ctrl.com
 
2014-01-02 12:18:37 PM  
The only conservative argument in favor of Roberts ruling on the ACA is that it provided cover so that people wouldn't notice that Robert's VRA decision is one of the worst pieces of judicializing in court history.
 
2014-01-02 12:18:47 PM  

Leader O'Cola: "
My, how different is the real reality.  Democrats are looking ahead in abject terror at the November midterms.  And when those results come in, when Obama's lame duckness-grows acute, it's possible to imagine conservatives and Republicans being ready to let the far seeing-John Roberts out of the dog house.

Bill Dunne runs an executive communications-consultancy in Norwalk, CT.
 "

let this sink in.


FTFY.... though  that does not really work here.
 
2014-01-02 12:19:56 PM  
I have a cunning plan.
 
2014-01-02 12:20:26 PM  
To be fair, I feel like there was a lot of similar "he's playing a 781-dimensional chess-game!" talk from Dems about Obama's first term.
 
2014-01-02 12:22:07 PM  

MrBallou: Ow, shiat, ow .

Nobody has summarized the actual points of  TFA, so I tried to read it, I really did, but it was so full of derp I found my brain wandering off to a happy place where people make sense. I couldn't finish.

I think he was trying to say that it was the WAY Roberts joined the Liberuls that made this a trap. Something about states rights and taxes.

Sorry, that was the best I could do.


The problem with that theory is that there's no relevant part of the ruling that couldn't have also been made while rejecting the ACA. If Roberts had really had some secret conservative agenda, he picked the worst possible way to advance it.
 
2014-01-02 12:23:43 PM  
 I'm not sure conservatives are familiar with legislative or judicial traps. I don't think they've yet realized that gay marriage always seems to be proceeded by a bill outlawing it getting struck down.
 
2014-01-02 12:25:05 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: To be fair, I feel like there was a lot of similar "he's playing a 781-dimensional chess-game!" talk from Dems about Obama's first term.


To be fair, Obama was/is a MUCH better tactician than Romney was.  He's no Bill Clinton or FDR in the "Political tactics hall of fame"...but he's a better tactician than any Republican out there right now.  Which isn't really saying much...but still.
 
2014-01-02 12:25:49 PM  

hej: Can I get a TL;DR for TFA?


Roberts knew it would be a failure and hurt most Americans just like Republicans predicted, so he made sure it happened so it could be a failure and hurt most Americans in order to sweep Republicans back into office. That plus clucking over that foresight is the entire article.

I will say one part of it still has me confused/is the most tinfoil-y part for me was the decision on Medicaid. So Congress could theoretically disband Medicaid entirely tomorrow if they wanted to right? If the federal government cut off all Medicaid funding tomorrow it would be legal. Medicaid is allowed to change their funding levels and can even decide to fund some states to a greater degree than others seemingly on a whim. So how can states choose whether or not to abide by new requirements to the program in exchange for higher funding rates when the law requires states meet the new requirements and approves the higher funding rates? If Congress had simply lowered Medicaid eligibility requirements but had not increased funding would the court have said that state could choose not to follow the new requirements and Congress would have to continue funding them as always? Does this mean a state can sue if the feds try to lower their portion of Medicaid spending in that state in future years and force them to keep it at the highest level they ever agreed to?
 
2014-01-02 12:28:40 PM  

hej: Can I get a TL;DR for TFA?


Let me try:
Herp-a-derp... I'm batshiat insane, but think I'm clever ...derp-a-doo, herpity.
 
2014-01-02 12:28:42 PM  

A Cave Geek: To be fair, Obama was/is a MUCH better tactician than Romney was.


What does Romney have to do with it?
 
2014-01-02 12:28:43 PM  
If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes should fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.
 
2014-01-02 12:28:45 PM  

rudemix: Clever conservative trap? There is no such thing as a clever conservative, so let's just fill the thread with Bailey Jay pics.


www.bitlogic.com
 
2014-01-02 12:29:28 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Smackledorfer: Pistachio butter?

They make that?!?

Like...  you know...  it's a thing?


I've got to jump on this bandwagon.  Who give a fark about John Roberts, the ACA, or the whole politics tab in general - LET ME KNOW WHERE THE FARK I CAN GET PISTACHIO BUTTER!
 
2014-01-02 12:30:32 PM  
Who is this "clever conservative" and how come they never put HIM in front of a camera or on a ballot?
 
2014-01-02 12:30:41 PM  

hej: Can I get a TL;DR for TFA?


Obamacare is the Worst Thing Ever (tm) and it's this trainwreck which will destroy liberalism forever, which makes John Roberts a hero for letting it be implemented.
 
2014-01-02 12:32:56 PM  
The article is a trap.  Clickbait.  Not going to fall for that crap.
 
2014-01-02 12:34:21 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: A Cave Geek: To be fair, Obama was/is a MUCH better tactician than Romney was.

What does Romney have to do with it?


Just pointing out how well conservatives do in the 'setting traps' department....which is, they don't.  They're not good enough tacticians to set traps.  When they do, they often end up caught in their own traps, because they just can't see them coming.
 
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