Jonah Goldberg on The Goldberg File:
National Review via email
So yesterday Barack Obama in effect borrowed a line from Darth Vader. He told the insurance companies, "I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further."
Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post:
Why Liberals Are Panicked
Obamacare, the most sweeping social reform in the past half-century, affecting one-sixth of the economy and directly touching the most vital area of life of every citizen.
As the only socially transformational legislation in modern American history to be enacted on a straight party-line vote, Obamacare is wholly owned by the Democrats. Its unraveling would catastrophically undermine their underlying ideology of ever-expansive central government providing cradle-to-grave care for an ever-grateful citizenry.
For four years, this debate has been theoretical. Now it’s real. And for Democrats, it’s a disaster.
Ben Shapiro on Breitbart.com
FLASHBACK: Obama: 'I Actually Respect The Constitution'
In 2007, then-Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) attended a fundraiser where he blasted President Bush, telling the crowd, “I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution.” President Obama, however, has been far less respectful of the Constitution that Senator Obama purportedly was. In fact, Obama has steadily violated a bevy of Constitutional provisions ranging from separation of powers to specific elements of the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments.
NOTE: It has since been proven that Barack Hussein Obama was never a constitutional law professor. He never held any such title. At the University of Chicago Law School he was just a "senior lecturer" and the university refused to hire him until someone told them to put him on the payroll.
The Biggest Presidential Lie in My Lifetime
It's just not true, folks. He never, ever said it. Now, this tells me something, by the way. He knows what the law says on this now. The law does say that your plan is grandfathered, but if it changes an iota, if it changes by a nickel, if it changes in the slightest way, it's gone, and you lose your grandfathered status. What he's not telling anybody here is that Obamacare mandates the insurance companies to change these policies by mandating that they cover more, that they charge more. It was never going to be possible for you to keep your plan, is the bottom line, and that's what he doesn't know that he's admitting here.
And a few quotes that were not reported anywhere:Will somebody in Congress please tell Mr. Obama that he does not have the authority to change a law after he has signed it.
Hey, Charlie, put it back in your pants, we ain't impressed.
Hey, professor, if you know the Constitution so good show me where it gives you the right to do this.
The Emperor has no clothes.
As Charles Krauthammer said, "Obamacare is wholly owned by the Democrats." Its their problem, they created it, let them pay for it. So a note to all the Republicans, don't leave any fingerprints at the scene of the crime.