Obamacare, the great no-longer-private not-quite-public pushmepullyou of western health-care systems, lives another day. By a 6-3 majority of the Supreme Court, it has been determined that the words "established by the states" now mean "established by whatever". Boy, that John Roberts is really growing in office.
I'll be talking about the decision with Hugh Hewitt on the radio today, coast to coast at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific.
~Speaking of great moments in the life of a republic, how about this?
President Barack Obama took on a heckler head-on at a gay pride month reception at the White House Wednesday, scolding the protester for being disrespectful in "my house."
Six-and-a-half years ago, when I started making jokes about Barackingham Palace, I didn't expect him to take it seriously. So much for "the people's house".
~A propos my remarks on Hannity last night, Ken Jones writes to Mark's Mailbox:
I am 69 years old, grew up in Jefferson County, Alabama, about 20 miles out of Birmingham. My dad bought a country store and service station when I was ten years old. I well remember sample ballots being dropped off for customers to pick up if they wanted prior to elections. The Democrat ballots had "The Party of White Supremacy" printed right across the top. I also remember Democrat, Bull Conner, turning his dogs and fire hoses on blacks. All the "Jim Crow" laws, forcing segregation, were passed by Democrats. It is amazing to me how the Democrats turn history around and blame Republicans for these things, and get away with it.
They do it because Republicans let them get away with it.
As I said last night, the Democratic Party was the largest and most powerful pro-slavery institution on the planet. And its institutional support for racism continued well into our own time. On September 11th 2001, the third in line of presidential succession (after the veep and the House Speaker) was Robert C Byrd, the president pro tem of the Senate. Had it not been for the vagaries of White House scheduling and the brave men of Flight 93, America could have wound up with not just a Klansman President but a Grand Kleagle Klansman President - in the 21st century. All thanks to a Democratic Party that has never faced up to what in the English-speaking world is a uniquely evil history.