Here is video of GOP Rep. Paul Ryan on ABC News’ “This Week” where he said Supreme Court Justice John Roberts decided to leave the issue of ObamaCare to the American people instead of acting on his principles. Ryan said Roberts essentially decided to “rewrite the statute” so he could let ObamaCare stand as a tax rather than acting to strike it down.
As a result, Ryan said “the stakes in this election could not be higher.” At one point, moderator George Stephanopoulos actually agreed with Ryan when he made the point that it is Barack Obama who has engaged in hypocrisy – passing ObamaCare by saying it is not a “tax,” and then sending his Solicitor General to argue for upholding it before the Supreme Court as a “tax.” Ryan said if Obama had presented it as a tax to the American people, it would have never passed in Congress – to which Stephanopoulos agreed, “I think you may be right.”
Back in July of 2008, Barack Obama calls it “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic” to add $4 trillion to the national debt. In the video below White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest is asked how he would characterize Obama having added his own $4 trillion to the debt in under 3 years. Is it “unpatriotic” as well? Earnest’s response was to blame Bush and say that Obama’s spending was necessary in order to “pull us back from the brink of another great depression.”
Democrat Rep. Dennis Kucinich says President Obama has not obeyed the Constitution by authorizing military force against Libya without approval from Congress. To help make his point Kucinich used Obama’s own words from 2007 when he was still a Senator:
“The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” — Sen. Obama on December 20, 2007
Here is a montage video showing various pundits over the last two days calling for a more civil political discourse in America in the wake of the Tucson Mass Shooting that wounded 20 people – including U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Six of the people shot have died. In particular, several people have called for not calling political opponents, “enemies.”
Yet, at the end of this video, you will hear President Barack Obama himself, less than three months ago, using the word “enemies” to describe those who opposed what he believes to be Latino interests.