Showing posts with label Federalism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Federalism. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ignorance is a Virtue for a Republican

This will not hurt Joni Ernst at all:

Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee in Iowa, doesn’t want “federal legislators” to pass laws that “states are considering nullifying,” like Obamacare.

Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Iowa, appears to believe states can nullify federal laws. In a video obtained by The Daily Beast, Ernst said on September 13, 2013 at a forum held by the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition that Congress should not pass any laws “that the states would consider nullifying.”

I'm not sure what happened to the people of Iowa. They used to love the Humanities. They used to be champions of learning and knowledge. They used to be conservative but enlightened enough to deal with tough issues and very knowledgeable about how this country was supposed to work. They have a long history of electing people who are sober and responsible, except of course in Northwestern Iowa where they keep re-electing one of the most insane members of Congress ever, Steve King.

Iowa must now be full of yammering old buffoons who watch nothing but Fox News and the 700 Club.

In the end, oh well. The Founders have spoken (but it took a Civil War to settle the issue of nullification, once and for all, except in the fevered imagination of Joni Ernst). The ignorance of Joni Ernst will simply get her more votes from shut-ins and cranks.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Take the Money and Run

I think it would be fair to say that an accountability moment and a firm reality check has arrived for everyone who said that Obamacare is the devil that will soshalism this country into the hands of the Kraken.

When given the option to stand behind their principles and continue destroying the lives of people who need the health care provisions of the PPACA, Republicans governors are taking the money that's on the table and they're lying about it. Mike Pence of Indiana is lying when he denies folding in the face of a Medicare benefit that the people of Indiana desperately need. He should go into each and every election from now on wearing an Obama sticker on his nose so that people remember how he gave in to the commies and allowed the Hoosiers to horn in on those Federal dollars.

We heard this time and again--Obamacare will destroy America. That was absolute bullshit, of course. And you would think that future elections would hinge on that but they won't. Without a viable, working media to hold them accountable, the Mike Pences of the GOP will be claiming Obamacare was Romneycare all along and they'll claim it as their own.