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Wonder If Anything Important Happens At The SCOTUS Today?

Posted on | June 28, 2012 | 19 Comments

by Smitty

Stacy has been too occupied of late to bequeath his wisdom upon the country. Today, hopefully, will be our Progressive nadir. The point were we read Madison in Federalist #62:

It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?

. . .and offer a general ‘no kidding.’

It’s been a whacky two years and three months since the Code Red rally, which didn’t halt the Wicked Witch of the West and “Sleazy” Reid from debasing themselves the next day, on 21March2012.

I’ll come at Stacy’s “don’t care” position from another angle. What’s significant isn’t so much today’s data point in American history, but rather the engagement of the American people. If ObamaCare is overturned and the people gaff off the responsibility to pay attention, then ObamaCare will return in more ugly forms. Cancer is like that. If it’s upheld and the plurality of the people give in to O’Donnell-ism, then we are also toast.

Today’s decision won’t “solve” jack. Indeed, whenever a politician talks about “solving” anything, the tugging senstation at your hip is meaningful. Today marks a historic, meaningful blip on the grand course of recovering homo sapiens from homo bureaucratus. We’re exceptional, and here’s where it shows.

Check back for updates. In the meantime:

UPDATE: Pictures from a SCOTUS exhibition

Lively costumes!

The scrum at 0900


19 Responses to “Wonder If Anything Important Happens At The SCOTUS Today?”

  1. DD2
    June 28th, 2012 @ 9:15 am

     There are  words for this, Dictatorship,  Race-Baiting Democrats and Godless Liberals!

  2. Healthcare Decision And What Happens Next - The POH Diaries
    June 28th, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    […] for the day (making a living and all of that), and I find myself anticipating the healthcare ruling as much as anyone. Should be coming down in the next hour or hour and a […]

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 28th, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    There is a running dialog (live) over at SCOTUSblog ¬†And yeah, it will be a big f’n deal. ¬†

  4. MrPaulRevere
    June 28th, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    Gee, I wonder if Obama regrets humiliating the Supreme Court on national TV for the Citizens United ruling?

  5. Garym
    June 28th, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    John Fucking Roberts. Thanks alot Bush!

  6. htowt
    June 28th, 2012 @ 10:23 am



  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 28th, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    Well that sucks.  You know what this means, we have a lot of work ahead of us cleaning out the stables.  

  8. Red
    June 28th, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    Long time no see DD2. Does this mean the blog may come back online again?

  9. Finrod Felagund
    June 28th, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    Indeed.  Damn big government squishes.

  10. Conneeboswell
    June 28th, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    In light of the tragedy that just took place, perhaps you guys need to stop writing about that loser.
    All seems so meaningless now.

  11. Finrod Felagund
    June 28th, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    We can both walk and chew gum at the same time.

  12. Anamika
    June 28th, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    I just heard the news. I don’t know how to console you’ll. I just like to say I’m really sorry.¬† Like it means anything.

    Conservative blogs are silenced only temporarily. You will find your voices (talking points) again. To quote Dr. Ben Sobel, “Grieving… it’s a process.”

  13. Rollory
    June 28th, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    Nice going, there.

  14. richard mcenroe
    June 28th, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    ¬†In a way, this is our fault.¬† We wanted SCOTUS to do our jobs for us, magically disappearing a law we should have stopped years ago by not electing weak and ineffectual Republicans who believed in Beltway collegiality more than they believed in the American people, by electing politicians who called themselves “moderate” when they meant “weak and vaccilating”, by electing cowards who let the press and their opponents define their convictions for them, by re-electing senescent elder statesmen to the DC hothouse¬† for so long they felt more comfortable with the company of Harry Reid than their own constituents as they shakily signed whatever their 20-something staffers told them to.

  15. Anamika
    June 28th, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    Dude, how many of these republicans (weak, ineffectual & coward) you guys helped elect sided with Harry Reid/ Pelosi in passing Obamacare?

    Take a deep breath, cool down and take a break for a day or two (and do not blog!). You will find your balance again.

  16. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 28th, 2012 @ 12:37 pm
  17. Tennwriter
    June 28th, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

    That’s actually good advice.

  18. richard mcenroe
    June 28th, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

     Any interpretation of what Roberts did that presumes the slightest interest in individual liberty or government restraint on his part assumes an attitude NO branch of this current government operates under.

  19. richard mcenroe
    June 28th, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    ¬†This didn’t start with Reid, Pelosi OR Obama.¬†¬† This is the fruit of a decades-long history of accomodation, appeasement and compromise (read: smaller surrenders) of the values the GOP was elected to uphold by its voters.¬† Whether as a quid pro quo or some vainglorious attempt to be approved for “comity” and “collegiality,”¬† that left it tainted with the stains of the Democratic excesses they collaborated on.¬†

    Thus when it comes time to stand at the last ditch, the GOP fails, again and again, because they can’t deny that what the Democrats are doing this time isn’t just more of what they went along with before.