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Thursday, June 28, 2012

House Votes to Hold Holder in Criminal Contempt of Congress

The House of Reps have voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

255 votes for (including 17 Democrats)

67 against (2 GOP)

Not voting: 110 (108 Democrats)

Let's hope people notice this, even as it's eclipsed by the ObamaCare ruling. This is quite significant and quite important. Holder is now the first Attorney General in the history of the US to be held in contempt of Congress. Congrats!

Normally this would be headline news. Now will MSM ignore it, spin it, or cry racist? You make the call.

Obamacare Survives. Mandate Survives as a Tax

Well, it seems that Obamacare survived the SCOTUS. The mandate endures as a tax at least as far as Congressional power is concerned-- which is quite surprising. Court opinion here. Hmm. Remember when Obama insisted that the mandate wasn't a tax? (link via Drudge).

So, the course ahead is quite clear. For Obamacare to come tumbling down, we need to go out and vote out the people who passed this (Obama included, of course), and then insist that our represenatatives dismantle this budget-breaking travesty.

It's all come down to us the voters... again. And I suppose that's the way it should be in a republic.

Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has a great pep talk. Check it out. It cheered me up.

UPDATE: From Patrick Gaspard, the Executive Director of the Democratic National Commitee: "it's constitutional. Bitches." via twitter. All these guys have got to be voted out. Their contempt for the American people is evident. Notice how only "Bitches" is capitalized. Nice.

UPDATE 2: Screencap of Gaspard's tweet is here, via Ace of Spades.

UPDATE 3: Sarah Palin's reaction includes this tweet: "Obama lied to the American people. Again. He said it wasn't a tax. Obama lies; freedom dies."

But you know, Palin isn't really that smart. A really bright person would've cussed some over twitter.

UPDATE 4: And the Left is keeping it classy on twitter with attacks against Palin's kids-- which involve a lot of cussing. Classy and bright...

UPDATE 5: The Left doesn't forget Clarence Thomas either. He gets attacked in tweets accusing him of being a "slave," "house nigga," not really black, etc. Standard racial slurs directed a conservative minority, really. Ah, the tolerant Left...