• State Republicans Get Pushy with Obamacare

    When the Supreme Court was asked to repeal Obamacare, they said no. But they probably didn't really mean it, right?

    A Republican lawmaker in South Carolina has introduced legislation that would send state and federal officials to jail for implementing the Affordable Care Act. …the proposal, which has been has been prepared by state Rep. Bill Chumley (R) for next year’s legislative session, threatens state officials with up to two years in jail and a $1,000 fine for enforcing the law.

    "I think we’re within our rights to do this," Chumley said.

    Of course you are, South Carolina. Just because the South lost the Civil War doesn't mean that federal law trumps state law. Wait, now you too, Wisconsin?!

    Last month, a group of Wisconsin lawmakers also said they would support nullifying the law and arresting federal officials for trying to enact it. One of them, state Rep. Chris Kapenga (R) openly paid little mind to the court’s decision.

    "Just because Obama was re-elected does not mean he’s above the constitution," Kapenga said.

    These guys just won't take no for an answer. That attitude reminds me of a classic Christmas song. I believe it goes something like this…

    It really can't stay – But, baby, it's Obamacare
    It's got to go away – But, baby, it's Obamacare
    This evening we'll ban – Been hoping that you'd drop it
    So much of its price – What's wrong with your heart, it's just like ice
    My accountant will worry – Republicans, what's your hurry?
    My father will be so sore – Listening to Rush Limbaugh roar
    So the ACA I'd better bury – Republicans, please don't hurry
    Well, really it's a tax on the poor – Read the Supreme Court's decision, you bore.
    Ohhh, baby it's Obamacare!

    Photo by SAUL LOEB/Staff/Getty Images

    Tags: Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama, Obamacare, Republicans, South Carolina


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