Though not a legal justification for the ruling in and of itself, the judge who found the health care law unconstitutional in its entirely used Obama’s own words against him in the final analysis, adding insult to injury:

In ruling against President Obama‘s health care law, federal Judge Roger Vinson used Mr. Obama‘s own position from the 2008 campaign against him, arguing that there are other ways to tackle health care short of requiring every American to purchase insurance.

“I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to the idea, stating that ‘if a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house,’” Judge Vinson wrote in a footnote toward the end of the 78-page ruling Monday.

Judge Vinson, a federal judge in the northern district of Florida, struck down the entire health care law as unconstitutional on Monday, though he is allowing the Obama administration to continue to implement and enforce it while the government appeals his ruling.

The footnote was attached to the most critical part of Judge Vinson‘s ruling, in which he said the “principal dispute” in the case was not whether Congress has the power to tackle health care, but whether it has the power to compel the purchase of insurance.

The White House — which is attempting to take over the health care industry, Constitution-be damned — called the ruling “judicial over-reaching.” They do love their over-reaching activist judges… unless it doesn’t go their way. The Obama administration accusing somebody of “over-reaching” is like Charlie Sheen saying you’re overdoing it on the partying.

And the extra funny part? Judge Vinson is a Ronald Reagan appointee. How ya lovin’ The Gipper now, Barack?

Comments

30 Responses to “Heh: Florida Judge Strikes Down Obamacare, Uses Obama’s Own Words Against Him — Trifecta: Judge is a Reagan Appointee”

  1. Clu Seatoe on January 31st, 2011 10:33 pm

    The briefs are already written and waiting for publication. ‘bama’s brawny barrister babes known as the Supremes are already lined up in formation to tackle any attempt to thwart their sugar daddy’s centerpiece. Resistance is futile.

  2. OK_Loyalist on January 31st, 2011 11:11 pm

    Of course the Obowmao administration is going to keep marching forward implementing this cram-down monstrosity of socialism until they completely have their jack boots on the throats of every middle-class American against the ruling of this Federal judge. I implore any one reading this to pick and choose which law you think is Constitutional and let us know how that is working out for you.

  3. SignPainterGuy on January 31st, 2011 11:12 pm

    According to Greta this afternoon, the judge ruled VERY carefully, which should make his ruling stand up against Holder`s Dept. of Socialist In-Justice lawyers` appeal attempts quite well ! I`m praying so !

  4. OK_Loyalist on January 31st, 2011 11:33 pm

    Doug, any idea why I got dinged for admin approval on that ? LOL

  5. Doug on January 31st, 2011 11:48 pm

    Fortunately I have my Blackberry set to ding whenever somebody gets sent into moderation for just such an emergency!

  6. MsTrendy on February 1st, 2011 12:11 am

    Not good news for the democrats.

  7. @RightKlik on February 1st, 2011 12:52 am

    Legislating from the bench is "overreaching." Striking down laws is perfectly appropriate.

  8. OK_Loyalist on February 1st, 2011 2:08 am

    I don't mind the ding, curious on this one. What triggered it into moderation as there are no profanities? Does ID have a political threshold?

  9. SignPainterGuy on February 1st, 2011 2:25 am

    We all know how politically controversial you are, thumbing your nose at "thresholds" !

  10. OK_Loyalist on February 1st, 2011 2:43 am

    LOL Perfect !

  11. HWGood on February 1st, 2011 10:16 am

    You obviously fail to understand the basic principles involved. Letting liberals have what they want is appropriate. Denying them what they want is inappropriate.
    The Re-Education Camps will be opening soon.

  12. Nick on February 1st, 2011 1:46 pm

    Judicial Activism right wing style is totally acceptable to my right wing hypocrite friends.

    You continue, as always, to be the worst America has to offer.

    14 judges uphelp, 2 activists attempted to strike down.

  13. Nick on February 1st, 2011 1:47 pm

    You may have won the ribbon for biggest idiot of the day. Look at the right wing and tea party reaction to LOSING THE ELECTION IN 2008. No bigger bunch of cry babies ever existed.

    Bust out your 3 pointed hats and muskets!

  14. OK_Loyalist on February 1st, 2011 1:52 pm

    Oh we forgot, communism is the way

    And you have no friends

  15. Doug on February 1st, 2011 2:13 pm

    I have never been able to figure out what gets something dumped in moderation… usually they're benign comments as far as language goes.

    My other complaint is that the idiot filter doesn't work, because Nick never gets flagged.

  16. SignPainterGuy on February 1st, 2011 2:21 pm

    No, but he does get "flogged" !

  17. OK_Loyalist on February 1st, 2011 2:39 pm

    Communist make great TARGETS. Smile, you SOB !

  18. Nick on February 1st, 2011 7:26 pm

    Yes, the new healthcare regulations represent communism. Go watch Fox and learn some more crap to repeat.

  19. OK_Loyalist on February 1st, 2011 7:33 pm

    Getting a little testy there Nicholai.

    Can I get cable TV on welfare ?

  20. alanstorm on February 1st, 2011 7:47 pm

    Slept through the 2000 election, did you?

  21. SignPainterGuy on February 1st, 2011 8:47 pm

    Yes, AND a cell phone AND internet access !

    I would have thought Nick had "pooped and scooted" by now ! He must of been more full of "it" than usual !

  22. SignPainterGuy on February 1st, 2011 8:50 pm

    Don`t forget how the left went absolutely berserk after the 2004 elections as well !

  23. OK_Loyalist on February 1st, 2011 11:06 pm

    I figure he's a masochist and pops by for the humiliation. If I'm not mistaken, he only posts during the day. Wonder if his boss knows this worm is such the communist ???

  24. SignPainterGuy on February 1st, 2011 11:59 pm

    BOSS ?! Think back a few months – we pretty well established he`s pre-7th grade – hence, NO BOSS !!

    Well, except his adopted Grandmother who lets him live in her basement !

  25. OK_Loyalist on February 2nd, 2011 12:06 am

    Sitting down there in his Granny panties eh ?

    I see N.C. is going to get the Dumb-O-Craps 2012 Convention in Charlotte.

  26. SignPainterGuy on February 2nd, 2011 12:27 am

    "The People`s Convention" no less ! I`m seein` RED !

    There`s more to their pick of the Queen City (about 2 1/2 hrs east and a little south of me) than just being in a Right to Work state and the fact that BO won NC in `08…(By fewer than 20,000)….

    Right now, I`m expecting the union thugs and new black panthers will trash the place, then when the red neck, non-unionized police force busts some heads, it will be spun all over the MSWLM ! (Much more, but there`s your start)

  27. Ellie Light on February 2nd, 2011 2:33 am

    Talk about hypocrites there Nicky. What's the matter all annoyed at having to chew through your restraints every morning getting to you?

    The thought that the last elections showed what Americans thought of your ilk and what is going to happen in the next got you all worried?

    Don't worry Obamao will be joing Carter and all the other Lefties soon. What a joke he is and what a sad bunch the left is.

  28. SignPainterGuy on February 2nd, 2011 2:45 am

    Welcome Ellie !

    Enjoying the "Nick Flicking" ?

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  30. Maariyah on June 9th, 2014 9:17 am

    The footnote was attached to the most critical part of Judge Vinson‘s ruling, in which he said the “principal dispute” in the case was not whether Congress has the power to tackle health care, but whether it has the power to compel the purchase of insurance. http://www.cityfitness.net/

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