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Breakfast Scramble (Thursday)

DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
The smartest democrat in Congress, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (TX -18 [1]), from Philip Klein, American Spectator [2]:

Arguing that the Commerce Clause provides the constitutional basis for ObamaCare, Jackson Lee said repealing the law by passing Republicans’ H.R. 2 violates both the Fifth Amendment’s right to due process and the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause.

“The Fifth Amendment speaks specifically to denying someone their life and liberty without due process,” she said in a speech on the House floor moments ago. “That is what H.R. 2 does and I rise in opposition to it. And I rise in opposition because it is important that we preserve lives and we recognize that 40 million-plus are uninsured.

She continued, “Can you tell me what’s more unconstitutional than taking away from the people of America their Fifth Amendment rights, their Fourteenth Amendment rights, and the right to equal protection under the law?”

In the Air Force, this is what is known as a target rich environment.    However, not being a selfish blogger, I see no need to  destroy all of them.    So let me start with a few observed hiss, from R. S. McCain, Other McCain [3]:

When you begin to think you have the “right” to goods and services that others must work to produce, clearly you have descended into hopeless madness.

Or you’re a liberal Democrat. Six of one, half-dozen of the other

Being schooled in the Thomas Sowell school of classic economics, what Stacy calls goods and services, I’d would call commodities.  Sobeit.    In a democracy, you can not create a right to a commodity.    Because before you give a commodity, say health care to Jackson-Lee, you must first take it away from somebody else, like Stacy McCAin.    So in Jackson-Lee’s universe, she has more right to health care than dose Stacy.    Different rights for different people is not hallmark of a Jeffersonian democracy, but rather of Fidel Castro’s  Cuba.

Phineas, Sister Toldjah [4]:

Last summer I wrote a post about the mind-numbing witlessness [5] of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX). Now, on top of her ignorance of History and Science, she’s shown herself to be devoid of any understanding of the Constitution*, too, by declaring that a repeal of ObamaCare would be unconstitutional [2]:

Witlessness?  Is that mean to be a euphemism for bone dumb ignorant?   Jackson-Lee talks about due process.    As I see it, due process is an adversarial process where the interests of all parties are represented.    Whereas under Obama Care, some unelected, and unaccountable bureaucrat decides if you will receive an an allotment of government rationed health care based on your demographics and recent campaign donations.    Note the Jackson-Lee declares Obama Care to be a right, but somehow she and her fellow congresscritters are exempt from its provisions.

John Hnderaker loses his mind, from Powerline: [6]

The time has come to put any thoughts of Sarah Palin running for President to rest. I say that not because I dislike her; on the contrary, I’m a fan. I think she did an excellent job as a vice-presidential candidate in 2008 and has been an effective spokeswoman for conservative causes in the years since. But there is no way she is ever going to be elected President, and the sooner Republicans get over that idea, the better.

The time has come to put any thoughts of Sarah Palin running for President to rest. I say that not because I dislike her; on the contrary, I’m a fan. I think she did an excellent job as a vice-presidential candidate in 2008 and has been an effective spokeswoman for conservative causes in the years since. But there is no way she is ever going to be elected President, and the sooner Republicans get over that idea, the better.

You can not win, if can not learn from your mistakes.   The republicans lost in Aught Eigjht, jn large part, because we let the democrats pick our candidate.    We can allow democrat the privilege of using trumped out charges  to throw our candidate under the bus, from Professor William Jacobson, Legal Insurrection [7]:

Why is such an announcement necessary now, at the very moment that the conservative movement is trying to fight back against the mainstream media campaign related to the Tucson shooting?

You can throw Palin under the bus if you want, but what will you do when the next candidate faces blistering false accusations which drive negatives high after a mainstream media feeding frenzy?

If we consent to let the ‘rate disqualify any viable candidate on the basis of concocted charges, we see soon be left with no candidate smarter than the Dope from Hope, Mike Huckabee.

Sarah Palin is not perfect, but the prime qualification to a legitimate candidate is willingly enter the arena.  Palin is in the arena.   Where are the wannabees?    Seriously, can say a Mitt Romney or Huckabee stand in muted silence when the libertarded media savages a candidate  with wholly concocted charges?

Dumbo has no birth certificate,  Birthers everywhere rejoice   Governor admits he can not find a copy of Barack Obama’s birth certificate, from tbe Star-Advertiser [8] (HI):

Q: You stirred up quite a controversy with your comments regarding birthers and your plans to release more information regarding President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. How is that coming?

A: I got a letter from someone the other day who was genuinely concerned about it; it is not all just political agenda. They were talking on Olelo last night about this; it has a political implication for 2012 that we simply cannot have.

(Abercrombie said there is a recording of the birth in the State Archives and he wants to use that.)

It was actually written I am told, this is what our investigation is showing, it actually exists in the archives, written down …

…What I can do, and all I have ever said, is that I am going to see to it as governor that I can verify to anyone who is honest about it that this is the case.

If the Governor of Hawaii can not find  a supposed official state document  in the state archives,  it is simply not reasonable  to assume that said document actually exists.

Abortion Kills, from Maryclaire Dale and Patrick Walters, [8]Associated Press [9]:

PHILADELPHIA — A doctor whose abortion clinic was described as a filthy, foul-smelling “house of horrors” that was overlooked by regulators for years was charged Wednesday with murder, accused of delivering seven babies alive and then using scissors to kill them.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell was also charged with murder in the death of a woman who suffered an overdose of painkillers while awaiting an abortion

Reax, from Melissa Clouthier, Liberty Pundits [10]:

How does one live with himself? Answer me this question.

How does a man murder an innocent child in cold blood and then go about his business?

How do people aid and abet this abomination? There are nurses and assistants there.

How does anyone socially befriend this monster?

And how do state regulators live with themselves? How are they not complicit?

Later.