HAVE A GREAT EVENING!
I’m almost always optimistic.
But this year, one thing’s sure to turn my mood dour: The nightmarish thought of Republicans winning the presidency or more of our Democratic governorships.
It’ll be reality if we don’t snap out of it. Scott Walker‘s escape in Wisconsin should serve as a lesson. They’ll win when they outspend us 10-to-1.
We’ve been warned — now we’ve gotta fight back. Our country desperately needs Democratic leadership. Give what you can right now to help the DGA meet its end-of-quarter goal. They have just $32,640 left to get there.
With one day left, you have to give now for us to win.
In all eight states where we’re protecting governorships, we can win. No doubt about it.
And we have to. It’s the only way to protect middle-class families from taking the hit for billionaires’ tax breaks. It’s how we’ll make gains in education and job training programs, and protect women and voters from attack.
Make no mistake: It’s going to be hard. New Hampshire, North Carolina and Washington — these are critical swing states. The polls show we’re either tied or right around the margin of error. These puppies are close.
So we’ve all got to come together right now. A drop at a time will fill a bucket. That means anything you can give will make a difference.
We’ve won close elections in tough places — like Kentucky and West Virginia — so I know we can do it. But everyone has to help. We still need $32,640 by June 30 to have what we need to go forward. There’s just one day left. Will you give now?
Take a stand, now, before the deadline. So much is riding on it.
The experiment that was America has failed!
In an historic ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the major parts of the Affordable Care Act. The ruling itself is fairly confusing, though. In the ruling, the majority opinion states that provision two – the government requiring individuals to engage in commerce – is unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause and Necessary and Proper Clause, yet is acceptable as a tax. What this means is that the government can force you to buy anything it chooses or they will tax you, except they just can’t call it a fine or penalty. Basically, they aren’t allowed to call a horse a horse. FYI – the ‘tax’ will be enforced on the tax-returns of law-violators.
Jon, you are hilarious!
Chief Justice John Roberts
I remember the 1950s when I learned about the US Supreme Court, how it worked and why we should respect the Court as an honorable institution. My respect was enhanced greatly when the Court struck-down laws which maintained segregation of the races. No longer did I have to ride at the back of the bus or on a crowded bus, give my seat to a white man (me, a young black child). I remember my sainted Mother pulling me out my seat so white people could sit. She was a domestic who cleaned their houses and was forced to live longer than I had under segregation. I was even given an interview for becoming a cadet for the Air Force Academy. I was eligible to go to the recently integrated local university, but, my Father said, “No.” That university later offered me a masters scholarship at Simmons College in Boston.
Yes, by siding with the liberal Justices, Chief Justice Roberts ruled “Obamacare” (no longer a derisive term) a Constitutional law. Many of us have already begun to receive benefits under “Obamacare” and we look forward to President Obama rolling out a PR campaign on TV to make understanding of that law widespread. Wow! Millions of dollars have been spent to defeat “Obamacare”. But a majority in the US Supreme Court has ruled “Obamacare” constitutional. Many of us hope that this salutary ruling is evidence of the Roberts Court asserting itself as non-conservative for the sake of being conservative. Chief Justice Roberts has earned his place in history. God make him a legend who will deliver us from the evils which remain in our exceptional country. Hip! Hip! Hooray! —GoodOleWoody
JON, THIS IS YOUR BEST THIS YEAR!
The House earlier approved a criminal contempt measure. The civil measure passed in a sharply polarized 258-95 vote.
A large number of Democrats — including members of the Congressional Black Caucus and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — walked off the House floor in protest and refused to participate in the criminal contempt vote.