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By Chris Cillizza  |  April 27, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
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Interestate Commerce is what the USSCT says it is no matter how many times you spam your drivel. Look up Medicare and see how the SCT has struck it down since you are now a legal scholar and so versed on HC. Or maybe you can just keep spamming this site and hit the send button a few more worthless times.

Posted by: leichtman1 | April 27, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Health care is NOT interstate commerce - the country has been around for over 200 years and it has ALWAYS been under the domain of the States. Health care has traditionally been regarded as a State power.

The 10th Amendment - The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

How hard is that to understand ????


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 27, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

And what will Republicans do when it sinks in that they made a big mistake with the AZ law?

Why, they'll do what they always do: man up and admit their error, and correct it with a public apology.

BZZZZZZT. Wrong.

They'll be defiant and denying and circle the wagons.

Republicans. Born to lose.

Posted by: Noacoler | April 27, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Zabar's!

And, yes, I'd read the story about the upcoming return of the Washington Blade.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | April 27, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Rubio and Sen. Lynsey Graham both oppose the Az profiling bill. Now what is that saying about it? I am counting the hours before the GOP comes to their senses and reaches that same conclusion. tic toc

Posted by: leichtman1 | April 27, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

"the country has been around for over 200 years and Medicare has ALWAYS been under the domain of the States claims 37th"

Posted by: leichtman1 | April 27, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Health care is NOT interstate commerce - the country has been around for over 200 years and it has ALWAYS been under the domain of the States. Health care has traditionally been regarded as a State power.

The 10th Amendment - The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

How hard is that to understand ????

Your points are all WORTHLESS.

How long will it take you to crawl back under the rock you came from ???

Posted by: 37thand0street | April 27, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

You know that if that law were enacted in FL, a lot of Cubans would start getting harrassed -- legal or not, doesn't matter -- if you don't have the right paperwork [birth certificate] on you, you get booked.

And the law contains *incentives* to be overly zealous, insuring lots and lots of harassment, inconvenience, expense, and embarassment.

Posted by: drindl | April 27, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

I'd recommend Sweet Revenge on Carmine St. for top-flight cupcakes if you're in New York.

Posted by: GW42 | April 27, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

comrade zero insults George W. Bush and Hank Paulson; calls them KNOWN SOCIALISTS, part of the left/Democrat wing you know, who pushed for these durn bailouts.

He learned at the Herbert Hoover Institute that the country would have been far better off had we simply listened to him instead of Bush and Paulson and let GM and AIG go under.

Posted by: leichtman1 | April 27, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 37thand0street | April 27, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Interesting that Rubio would say that, given that the Cubans have been legalized for the most part.


Hey - what do you want from these guys ???


Rubio is still trying to hold together the hispanics - the pols - they don't want to enforce the law.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 27, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Wondered for a millisecond or so if Rubio's position is his own or the result of careful triangulation based on what he hears from potential constituents. Of course it's the latter. None of these guys come up with their own positions on anything, they have an orthodoxy.

BB wrote a few days ago about the exceptional conservatism of the Florida Cuban community. While essentially true, it was a lot more true a generation ago; the Cubans that are still reacting to Castro are as old as Castro and a lot of them have died off in the last 20 years, and their kids growing up in the USA don't have the same Lost Homeland thing about Cuba, nor do they necesarily share their parents' fanaticism over Communism. They have more politically in common with the Latino community in general than with their parents' lifelong disgruntlement over Cuba. That's Rubio's " Base." and it looks like they're not cool with racial harassment.

Posted by: Noacoler | April 27, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Rubio is a RINO, obviously.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 27, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

It's called jiiiiive

Posted by: DDAWD | April 27, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Interesting...

Today, former Florida House Speaker and Republican senatorial candidate Marco Rubio became one of the first Republican candidates running for major office to denounce a new immigration law passed by Arizona that aims to “identify, prosecute and deport” undocumented immigrants.

In a statement released today, Rubio indicated that he has “concerns about this legislation” specifically relating to the probability that it could lead to racial profiling and “unreasonably single out people who are here legally.”

Posted by: drindl | April 27, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse


All the liberals are talking complete jibberish today

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 27, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Code 37 -- he caught us!

Now what will we do?

Posted by: drindl | April 27, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Anyway


The liberals who are actually lunatic are running wild today.


There must have been some conference call or something, because they are all acting in unison.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 27, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse


Ddawd


All you are doing is mocking other posters


Can you stop ?

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 27, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I kind of wish the teabaggers were polled on how many of them have women throwing themselves at them.

I'm willing to bet that the same way they are more educated and richer than the rest of America, they probably get more wimmenz too.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 27, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

And yet, the only photo that zook actually took was of a little boy dressed in makeup.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 27, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

'Not sure what to say.


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Posted by: 37thand0street '|


How about NOTHING, for a change?

Posted by: drindl | April 27, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

"On the contrary drivl. women throw themselves at me and offer to pay me just to look at them."

You're a little confused, zouk. It's you that pays women just to look at them [oh, and take 'photos' -- remember?]

Posted by: drindl | April 27, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Comrade Zero


Boy, are the liberals running wild today - let me check if it's a full moon.

The problem is they are upset that Obama didn't get the predicted bump in the polls from health care.

The strategy of the liberals - to start calling everyone in the country RACIST - didn't really work the way they wanted it to either.

So, now they are trying to lie about the Republicans - and try to paint them into a false image of supporting the wall street crooks - and that really isn't working either.


So, they are all up in arms - today they are just a mish-mash of lies and hostile commenting.

I suppose they all got on a conference call last night - not realizing that they are losing on the issues and Obama is their real problem.


Tomorrow is the full moon.

Not sure what to say.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 27, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Hi, my name is zook. I'm a world famous economist. Like all the great ones, I have many questions about the world. So here goes.

Why don't people think I'm smart?

What does it mean to save a job?

When I google other people's posts, I don't get any hits. Why is that?

I talked to a woman once for ten minutes. Why didn't she take her clothes off?

I have like ten screen names. How do people distinguish them?

Why do people think my webpage is funny?

Why is it when I post a link written by someone with the same name as someone on here, people don't find it funny?

Why do only sociopaths seem to agree with what I say?

I said over and over again that McCain would win. Despite that, he didn't. Why didn't reality conform to my statements?

Why aren't all women suicidal? Don't they know how terrible it is to be a woman?

Why is it unreasonable to think that Obama would fix the economy in ten minutes after inauguration?

I tell people I'm rich. Why don't people take me seriously?

I have the best insults. Why haven't I driven anyone to depression yet?

If someone can please answer my questions, I'll reward you with links to my Model Mayhem girls. It's totally sweet. They even send you public comments!

Posted by: DDAWD | April 27, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

There is some justice in the world. The economic slump is going to be putting a few more people out of work in November — namely the Democrats who caused it by forcing banks to make race-based loans and resisting Republican attempts to rein in Fanny & Freddy until the entire housing market had collapsed.

"The number one question on voters' minds is, 'Where are the jobs?'" said Ken Spain, spokesman for the House Republican campaign organization. "Republican candidates on the campaign trail will ask one very simple question: 'Are you better off today that you were two years ago?'"
A similar question worked well for Reagan after the Jimmy Carter debacle.

Pollsters, analysts and politicians across party lines agree the Democrats have lost their grip on the issue [of the economy] chiefly due to unemployment rates that have stuck near 10 percent since last summer, an ongoing foreclosure crisis and the recession that began in December 2007 [not long after the Dems took over Congress]…

Corrosive class warfare rhetoric and attacking the golden goose that creates the jobs worked in the past too. But having been through one Great Depression, we're wiser than we were in FDR's time — and thanks to the Internet, better informed.

The Democrats also may have hurt their image as effective custodians of the economy by spending more than a year pushing Obama's near $1 trillion health care overhaul through Congress. It was enacted last month to mixed public reviews and after many people — including Democrats — complained that stronger congressional efforts on jobs were overdue.
To translate out of the APese, ObamaCare was rammed down our throats despite the obvious deleterious effect it would have on the already weak economy, and the public is enraged.

Look for the media to begin painting rosy scenarios of the booming recovery just around the corner. But having flushed away the last of its credibility on the global warming hoax and getting Comrade Obama in office, the MSM is going to have a hard time convincing us we have jobs when we don't.

…nearly two-thirds in [an Associated Press-GfK] poll say they know a non-relative who has recently lost a job. This group, whose size has remained steady for more than a year, is likelier to back Republicans.
Not to worry, Dems. With your skill set and reputation for integrity, you're sure to find work as used car salesmen.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 27, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

On the contrary drivl. women throw themselves at me and offer to pay me just to look at them.

I am, however, not on the market.

Now scrounge some change together and get yourself some ice cream. someone will be home to change you after a while.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 27, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Yesterday the Republican Party had a clear choice ... respect the wishes of an overwhelming majority of the American people OR to kowtow to Wall Street. And from coast-to-coast, headlines reflected that choice loud and clear:

* The Los Angeles Times:

Republican senators block debate on finance bill

* The New York Times:

GOP Blocks Debate on Financial Oversight Bill

* MSNBC:

GOP blocks financial reform bill

* The Boston Globe:

Republicans reject advancing financial regulations bill

* USA Today:

GOP blocks Senate action on financial overhaul

* CBS News:

Republicans Block Debate on Financial Reform Bill

* Market Watch:

Republicans block bank-reform bill

* The San Francisco Chronicle:

Financial overhaul bill debate blocked by GOP

* Business Week:

Republican Rejection of Finance Bill May Open Party To Attacks

Posted by: drindl | April 27, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

jealous, zouk zero, because you can't get a date?

Posted by: drindl | April 27, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Cilizza, don't dare eat like the Messiah:

B. Hussein and the Bitter Half have hit us taxpayers with another date night. This time, instead of closing down Manhattan so they could see a play, they traveled to moonbat-friendly Asheville, NC for dinner. Now we know how Michelle got that caboose:

The meal included BBQ ribs, greens, baked beans, corn pudding, mac & cheese and corn bread, guzzled back with icy cold sweet teas.
This is relevant because the Bride of Obama has been on a jihad against tasty food, lecturing loudly that obesity is a "threat to national security." Who knows what restrictions will be imposed on our diets as Big Government consolidates control of our health under ObamaCare? Already we have Democrat pols calling for laws against salt.

But our rulers will continue to eat as they please.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 27, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

The progressive left/the Democrat PR wing/the Obama Amen corner have been cheering GM's "repayment" of its bailout loan as proof that socialism works, that President Wonderful is an economic super-genius, and that us right-wing conservatives who questioned the wisdom of the Government's action are racists.

As usual with leftist hype, there are multiple problems with that "analysis."

1. GM received almost $50 billion in bailout loans and is "repaying" less than $7 billion.

2. GM is "repaying" its Government taxpayer "loans" by raiding another bailout fund provided by taxpayers.

3. GM is also asking for another $10 billion in Government loans.

4. The Treasury Department rates the chances of GM repaying its bailout in full as somewhere between slim and none.

Meanwhile, Ford, the one American auto company that wasn't bailed out by the Government, reported a $2 billion profit for the quarter, its sales are up 37%, and its market share is increasing.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 27, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Are you downtown or midtown? Lots of great ethnic food of ALL kinds on the lower east side, Second and Third Avenues -- between about 30 Street pretty much all the way to Canal, where you've got Chinatown.

Posted by: drindl | April 27, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

WSJ? I hear they are hiring.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | April 27, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

This is the second "meetings in NY" you've had for the last month.
If you are leaving us let us for the NY Times, let us know gently please. We may have to start a Fix rehab program.

Posted by: AndyR3 | April 27, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Chris:

I hope to God you aren't thinking about moving to New York - if you are trying to interview at the New York Times.


The New York Times is verging on bankruptcy - and it may be taken over by a guy named Carlos Slim from Mexico.

Which would be hilarious if that were a South Park cartoon, but it is the truth.


Chris, you have a good gig where you are - and I don't want to see you mess it up.

Going to work for a shaky company - anything, anything could happen - and New York is really really expensive. I understand you may be closer to Connecticut. The wall street situation is also shaky - no one knows how the economy is going to know because wall street is such a mess - and it really does have an uncertain future.

Good Luck.


But be smart - Im sure you have a good life in DC - and I don't want to see you mess it up.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 27, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Billy's Bakery: 184 Ninth Avenue (between 21st and 22nd Street) in Chelsea.

Or 75 Franklin Street in Tribeca.

Also, you might want to pay a visit to Christine Quinn, Speaker of the NYC Council...could be on your "rising" list....

Posted by: Bondosan | April 27, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

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