Today’s Obamacare Ruling
Today, the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare will be known. The Affordable Healthcare Act is the cornerstone piece of legislation for this President, his administration, and the Democrats who passed it in 2009. If it is upheld, today, it will be a significant victory for Mr. Obama and his agenda. If it is overturned, today, it will be viewed as a major setback and repudiation of the socialism agenda of this President.
Today’s House Vote
Today, however, will be momentous for another reason. The Attorney General of the United States is likely to be held in Contempt of Congress after a vote scheduled in the House for today. It will be the first time in US history that a sitting Attorney General would be held in contempt. Speaking of the vote in the House, Speaker John Boehner said, “We’d really rather not be there. We’d really rather have the attorney general and the president work with us to get to the bottom of a very serious issue.” Speaker Boehner added that the Obama administration had had “ample opportunity” to comply with the committee’s requests for documents. “Unfortunately, they’re not willing to show the American people the truth about what happened. It’s an unfortunate place where we are.” Today will be a next step in an investigation that has been ongoing for over a year. Since February 4, 2011, a cover-up of some sort has been going on. Documents relating to who knew what and when have been subpoenaed and stonewalled by Holder. Ultimately, Holder had Obama assert Executive Privilege. Chairman Issa challenged the President asserting privilege saying that executive privilege is for, “documents and communications that implicate the confidentiality of the President’s decision-making process, defined as those documents and communications to and from the President and his most senior advisers. Even then, it is a qualified privilege that is overcome by a showing of the committee’s need for the documents. To date, the White House has steadfastly maintained that it has not had any role in advising the [Justice] Department with respect to the Congressional investigation. The surprising assertion of executive privilege raised the question of whether that is still the case.” We are told that the Black Caucus plans to walk-out on the vote today. The CBC plans to meet at 10 AM and has solicited all Democrats to join them in a press conference on the Capitol steps during the vote. In their usual fashion, they have played the race card, claiming that because he is black, Holder is being persecuted. The point of today’s walk-out is to politicize and deem racial, the call to account for the “Fast and Furious” debacle and to explain how weapons that were allowed to be sold to drug cartels. Congress is trying to learn how those very weapons were found at the scene of the death of one of our Border Agents, Brian Terry. It is not at all clear to those of us who can reason, how today’s call to account is racial in any manner. Frankly, the race argument is so convenient for the Democrats it has become trite. Today is just another day another diatribe. Anyone who disagrees with the President’s policies is immediately called, “racist.” When outrageous behavior such as Holder has displayed is challenged, he is excused because he is black. The whole “black caucus” is racist to its core and members like Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) has perfected the use of racism to a level that is hard to comprehend. Common sense has no place in this caucus, only name-calling and posturing for a fawning media.
EPA on the Carpet Today
Today, Lisa Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, will appear before the House Science, Space and Technology Committee to review, according to a Committee memo, “Agency-wide policies and practices related to the development and use of science in regulatory decisions; the role of independent scientific advisory bodies such as the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) and Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); and the importance of transparency, integrity, peer review, prioritization, accountability, and sustainability in the Agency’s science activities. ” Today’s hearing promises to be contentious at best. For those of us who are Washington-watchers, today is going to be very interesting.