Obama is not alone in missing (or choosing to miss) the point. As Abrams notes, nearly all media outlets roundly criticized the Court’s ruling. Abrams opines that the reason is two-fold: journalists don’t understand that they work for corporations (which were protected by the Court’s decision) and they confuse “democracy” (or more precisely, a sort of populist leveling in which elections are micro-managed to enforce a level playing field) with the proper constitutional interpretation of the First Amendment. And of course, they don’t appreciate the competition that may come from unions and corporations choosing to inject information the press hasn’t seen fit to print.
How come House bill create 111 new boards, commissions, and programs? How come, if point is to give insurance, House bill raise big chunk of revenue by fining people without insurance? How that help anyone? This seem crazy to knuckle-dragging trailer-park people, who not know no better. And how come Medicaid and Medicare not doing the job? Isn't that what they for? And if they not do job, then why should people think even bigger program will?
Many American people too stupid to see answers to questions like these, even though they totally obvious.
Man with nice voice also need to explain why it so bad that U.S. spend more on health care than other countries. U.S. spend more on clothes and iPods, too. People in U.S. have more what called "discretionary income." Only spend small share of paycheck on food and rent, so lots left over. Old man want to get knee fixed, why stop him? Him want to buy big new tender woman parts to make hot young trophy wife even hotter, what wrong with that? Seem kind of silly, sure. But man with nice voice need to point out where in Constitution it say White House get to make that call for him.
Stupid American people have strange mad love for Constitution. Crazy right-wing Tea-Party people always making big fat deal out of it. Want to know where it say Congress can make people buy insurance. Freaky house speaker think that Constitution business nonsense. "Are you serious?" she want to know. Crazy right-wing Tea-Party people dead serious. Say government that can make you buy insurance can make you do anything, anything at all. Some even ask what crazy right-wing president and Congress with that kind of power might do. Me not like to think about that!
Whole issue make brain hurt. Good thing man with nice voice in charge. Him have right ideas. Just need to try new angle, that all. Talk slower. Talk louder. Use small words. Treat American people like kid who got held back in elementary school. That bound to work eventually.
The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.
--Judge Learned Hand.
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Might Makes Right: From The Halls Of Montezuma To The Streets Of Port-au-Prince"
I recently completed a fantastic L.A. vacation and knew it would be a great trip when I noticed the car ahead of me on the 405 freeway. It was a Mercedes CLK and it had a Levin College of Law sticker in the rear window with a personalized California license plate that read, "G8R GRAD."
Yeah, buddy. The Gator Nation is everywhere.
While out in Cali I made contact with three fantastic bloggers who were extremely kind and generous with their time. I shared a meal with each on separate days and will definitely be making a return trip. Check out the three online when you get a chance:
-- Julie Ponzi
Many thanks to all three.
As I feared, the Big Kid from Big Duval did not have a good Senior Bowl. No matter. I believe he has a future in the NFL as a quarterback and I could not care less who thinks differently.
Later, Gators. When I'm able to process some of the emotional baggage of the Haiti situation I'll finally write about that catastrophe.