Wednesday political musings.

I must say I am quite amused at those on the left who are accusing conservative voters of “Romnesia” for opposing the new health care law, applauding the government shutdown, or whatever. After all, I know I was not the only one who stayed home on Election Day rather than vote for Slick Willard, precisely because of his support of government-run healthcare and bans on scary-looking guns. Need they be reminded that Slick Willard actually got fewer votes than John McCain?

And then, there was this bit from the Houston Chronicle this morning:

The Affordable Care Act was passed by both houses of Congress, signed by President Obama and declared constitutional in a U.S. Supreme Court opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts.

Because, as everyone knows, the fact that something was declared constitutional makes it right and just. And of course, as we all know, Supreme Court decisions are never overturned later.

And all the folks harping on the whole issue being settled by the Supreme Court can take their gun control and choke on it, because that has been settled by the Supreme Court too — more than once, even.

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3 Responses to “Wednesday political musings.”

  1. Invisible Mikey Says:

    Statistically speaking, a legislative repeal is much more common than overturning a judicial precedent. Those Supremes protect their decisions like it was the Ark of the Covenant. Enjoyed your post.

  2. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Point well taken, sir; I merely meant to point out that SCOTUS decisions are not inviolate as some like to think they are.

    Thanks for the kind words.

  3. GomeznSA Says:

    Yep, the (un)affordable care act was indeed ‘passed’ by both houses – but along strictly partisan lines and with a significant amount of (at best) shady dealings – anyone heard from bartstupak lately? And as Mikey pointed out, just because something was passed does not make it right. And agreed, neither was the ‘decision’ by SCOTUS necessarily correct…………..

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