The victory yesterday of ObamaCare at the Supreme Court, by a margin of 6-3, insures that Barack Obama will be listed historically in the company of Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson in their massive accomplishments in domestic reforms!
Woodrow Wilson accomplished the passage of the Federal Reserve Act; the Federal Trade Commission Act; the Clayton Anti Trust Act; and the enactment of the first federal labor laws and assistance to farmers. His programs were both the “New Freedom” and elements of Theodore Roosevelt’s “New Nationalism.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt accomplished the massive list of reforms known as the “New Deal”, in the areas of banking, the stock market, government intervention in business, labor, agriculture, housing, and most significantly, in Social Security and other aid to the poor, as well as major public works programs. He also took us out of the worst of the Great Depression.
Lyndon B. Johnson accomplished the passage of Medicare and Medicaid, along with immigration reform, civil rights legislation, greatly expanded aid to education, and the “war on poverty”, all part of the “Great Society.” Johnson also enacted consumer and environmental legislation and two new Cabinet agencies. He brought about the greatest amount of domestic reform since FDR, who he idolized.
Barack Obama has now accomplished health care reform to cover all Americans, a massive step first proposed by Theodore Roosevelt in his “New Nationalism” campaign as a third party campaign for President in 1912. Additionally, he has promoted environmental legislation by executive order; advancements in civil rights enforcement; a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Wall Street reform; immigration reform through executive order; and many lesser reforms that all add up to the best domestic record of achievement since the 1960s! He also took us out of the Great Recession, the greatest economic downturn since FDR and the Great Depression! He is the greatest reform President since Lyndon B. Johnson!
We can add to this the same-sex marriage ruling, making it legal nationwide for couples to become married, under the watch of 44th president Barack Obama. (This is yet another reason why this is a realigning period supportive of the Democrats in the majority with winning the presidency.)
Yes, D, I will write about this tomorrow! It is a great moment in American history!
Ha! Ha! With the same-sex ruling, Fox News sheeple are boo hoo-ing again today!
President Obama will go down as one of our most endeared, successful, and competent Presidents in our lifetime.
This being said, we do need to stop the TPP legislation.
Wayne, I have been wondering where you were!
So happy you are contributing again, and I hope you, as well as my other readers, will consider purchasing my book when it comes out on August 15, with a 30 percent discount offer available right on this blog! And it can be pre-ordered!
Have been very busy with the blog talk radio show I co-host, Here Be Monsters, The Sunday Show. Broadcasts on Sundays 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Current Events Talk Show.
That is great, Wayne! Congratulations!
With this ruling the SCOTUS has put the last nail on the coffin of separation of powers effectively gutting the Constitution. The Chief Justice has perverted the law and destroyed the separation of powers. This was a political decision dressed in legality. This is what happens in underdeveloped backwards countries. Thus the SCOTUS has reaffirmed this path towards becoming a third world banana republic.
But this Court is not a legislature.â€ Chief Justice John Roberts actually published that sentence in his same-sex marriage dissent on Friday . . . a mere 24 hours after his maestroâ€™s performance in the Supreme Courtâ€™s legislative rewrite of the Affordable Care Act â€” formerly known as â€œObamacare,â€ but now etched in memory as â€œSCOTUScare,â€ thanks to Justice Antonin Scaliaâ€™s withering dissent. Robertsâ€™s denial that the Court legislates is astonishing in its cynicism: In saving SCOTUScare, the chief justice not only usurped Congressâ€™s law-writing role with gusto; he claimed the powers, first, to divine legislative purpose from its contradictory expression in legislative language, and, then, to manufacture legislative ambiguity as the pretext for twisting the language to serve the contrived purpose. It takes a Clintonian quantum of cheek to pull that off one day and, on the next, to inveigh against the very thought of it.
The Supreme Courtâ€™s work this week: a second life line tossed to SCOTUScare in just three years; the location of a heretofore unknown constitutional right to same-sex marriage almost a century-and-a-half after the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment; and the refashioning of Congressâ€™s Fair Housing Act to embrace legal academeâ€™s loopy â€œdisparate impactâ€ theory of inducing discrimination.
Max, you have shown your true colors, and my readers know now for sure how you do not give a damn about anything but yourself and your assets.
You are willing to allow poor people, minorities, and gays and lesbians to suffer in discrimination, and for that, you have lost all credibility.
Your viewpoint and that of the Republican Party will be in the dustbin of history, and you and they will not look pretty one iota!
Ronald, is it so hard for you to have a civilized.exchange of ideas without you constantly insulting me? Seriously where have I ever written anything against poot people, or minorities? Remember those who lose their temper lose the debate in the eyes of independent fair minded people.
Max, I am NOT insulting you, but simply showing to everyone what you really are, veiled by fancy language!
I am perfectly calm, and am not losing my temper at all, but certainly, the right wing is losing its sanity, when they cannot get their way, the way of discrimination and prejudice!
RULE 12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.â€Â Nice try professor but I am not the issue at hand. That said I guess I can also expose you as supporting racist policies based on the bigotry of low expectations towards minorities, except Asians of course. But I digress I believe the issue was and is in this post the SCOTUS rulings. I just presented legal points of view but was met with an emotionally based response by you.
Look in the mirror, Max, to see who is racist!
I will not respond any further to you, as you are engaging in rhetoric that has no value!
Have a good weekend…
LOL! Have a bad day Max! LOL!
Only way to get him to stop trolling is to block him.
LOL! Going backwards the way Max wants would take us to a “banana republic”! LOL!