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HHS Sebelius Forced to Admit Total Constitutional Ignorance of Health Mandate Legal Issues
NewsBusters ^ | April 29, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 04/29/2012 12:17:32 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

Get me outta here! I'm being forced in a most humiliating manner to reveal to all the world my profound ignorance of basic constitutional issues.

Something like that thought must have been rolling around inside the mind of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius while she completely choked under questioning about these legal issues by South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy. Even if you disagree profoundly with Sebelius you almost have to feel embarrassed by her pathetic performance last week at the House Education and Workforce Committee hearing. Fortunately for Sebelius her confessions of ignorance were completely ignored by the Mainstream Media but the video (and below the fold) lives on for all eternity to serve as a testament to liberal ignorance and arrogance.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kathleensebelius; obamacare
I discovered my favorite Supreme Court case: Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye v. Hialeah. Just for the name.
1 posted on 04/29/2012 12:17:44 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

The few times I’ve seen coverage of Trey Gowdy from SC, he is a quite likeable Congress Critter.


2 posted on 04/29/2012 12:21:28 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Qwackertoo

“The few times I’ve seen coverage of Trey Gowdy from SC, he is a quite likeable Congress Critter.”

Curt’s son is he not?


3 posted on 04/29/2012 12:26:05 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

Not sure. But I had looked him up one day since I knew a kid named Trey that would be about his age back when I was a kid and lived in SC.


4 posted on 04/29/2012 12:31:07 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: PJ-Comix

Wow.............Gowdy just flat-out took Sebelius to school.

Talk about a spanking. Ouch.


5 posted on 04/29/2012 12:35:27 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: PJ-Comix

I hear a bus coming...Looks like she’s the designated fall guy.


6 posted on 04/29/2012 12:45:41 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: RightOnline
She needed to be taken down a few pegs for her haughty attitude on the contraception attitude.
I would like to see Pelosi in that same chair explaining her grasp of the constitution on Obamacare.
7 posted on 04/29/2012 12:50:02 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Sacajaweau
This is interesting and satisfying, and the Sebelius skank gets a well-deserved grilling, but it will not make any difference anywhere.
8 posted on 04/29/2012 12:54:21 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: PJ-Comix

About at 4:35...

Sebelius “...I defer to our lawyers to give me good advice on the Constitution....”

Gowdy “Is there a legal memo you’ve relied on?”

Sebelius “I relied on discussions”.


9 posted on 04/29/2012 12:58:00 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: PJ-Comix

Thanks PJ,

I am sending Sebelius’ testimony to my liberal family.

God bless the Congressman.


10 posted on 04/29/2012 1:02:29 PM PDT by stpio
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To: PJ-Comix

Isn’t she a socialist from Canada where a constitution protecting religious freedom and other freedoms in the Bill of Rights, do not exist?

She’s a foreigner! She knows nothing of the constitutional restrictions on her power. She’s not loyal to that “rebellion” stuff that came with our founding. They stuck with the King in Canada.


11 posted on 04/29/2012 1:02:43 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Son House
Sebelius “...I defer to our lawyers to give me good advice on the Constitution....”

That is like the Democrat's Keynesian Economist giving them advice on the Stimulus bill.

And why wasn't the complete legislation written before it was voted on in Congress?

12 posted on 04/29/2012 1:04:36 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Qwackertoo

Trey Gowdy is more than “quite likable”, he should have been our nominee, if brains, conservatism and a record of conservative accomplishment means anything.

Oh. Er.... we had that in Newt. Nevermind.


13 posted on 04/29/2012 1:09:36 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I dig, for the reason.

It’s actually an ironic and funny citation.


14 posted on 04/29/2012 1:10:12 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: PJ-Comix

Post of the year! GRRREAT video!


15 posted on 04/29/2012 1:10:25 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I dig, for the reason.

It’s actually an ironic and funny citation.


16 posted on 04/29/2012 1:10:42 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Son House
Sebelius “I relied on discussions”.

The nothing-written-down administration?

-PJ

17 posted on 04/29/2012 1:15:24 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Bookmarked for the future descendants of my small grandchildren to read.

This is an excellent example of how arrogantly corrupt the Liberal Left has descended in America.

May God save America from the despicable arrogant Left before my own Grandchildren read this.


18 posted on 04/29/2012 1:30:10 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: PJ-Comix

Scary when you realize that so many provisions of this so-called Healthcare law are to be determined “as the Secretary may direct.”

Instead of relying on “discussions,” how about basing your judgment on an informed reading of the Constitution...


19 posted on 04/29/2012 1:31:02 PM PDT by mikrofon (Come on, Kath-a-leen...)
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To: PJ-Comix

This is all planned. The regime is setting her up to be the next SCOTUS appointee. Clearly, this pronouncement is all the qualifications she needs to be up next...


20 posted on 04/29/2012 1:50:53 PM PDT by C210N (Go Newt!)
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To: PJ-Comix

That sounded like a law professor(a real one, not the Obama “professor” kind) taking a freshman law student to school. Sebelius looked like she wanted to crawl under a rock. Just beautiful.


21 posted on 04/29/2012 1:54:35 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: PJ-Comix

I have zero doubt that she walked out of that room and asked one of her sycophants “Did I do alright?” to which they replied, “Yes, you did just fine”.


22 posted on 04/29/2012 1:56:40 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: PJ-Comix; RitaOK; Qwackertoo; stpio; gitmogrunt; upchuck

Trey

Gowdy

Ping!

Want on or off this ping list? Just drop me a FReep mail.

 

This is a new ping list. Let me know if you'd like to be added. gitmogrunt, you've already been added.

23 posted on 04/29/2012 2:05:11 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: PJ-Comix
I doubt the constitutionality was ever considered. It's "Push, push, push, and see what we can get away with."

The other Constitutional scholar, Eric Holder, filed a lawsuit against Arizona for S.B. 1070, and then admitted he hadn't bothered to read it. Out loud. Before the whole world.

Probably still hasn't read it. Why bother, if you won't be held accountable?

24 posted on 04/29/2012 2:11:53 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: PJ-Comix
,,,,, total ignorance is rampant in the 0bama regime . It is a prerequisite for any appointment .
25 posted on 04/29/2012 2:15:51 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: PJ-Comix
Just another effing fabian progressive liberal who was too busy studying the Marxist Manifesto instead of the US Constitution.

Disgusting! Pathetic! Unforgivable!

26 posted on 04/29/2012 2:30:19 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I would hate to get into a debate with Mr. Gowdy. That’s gonna leave a mark on Ms Mandate.


27 posted on 04/29/2012 2:36:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Congressman Gowdy was impressive. Wow!

Illinois why the heck can't we find leaders like this to represent us?

Dang, this man read the US Constitution!!!

Wow!

28 posted on 04/29/2012 2:38:42 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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29 posted on 04/29/2012 3:08:22 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Chgogal
The next time that committee has another grilling scheduled I'd like to see Gowdy get ALL the GOP time to do the interrogation. The guy is good; gets to the point, burrows in and doesn't bloviate.
30 posted on 04/29/2012 3:11:21 PM PDT by JPG (Please pass the pooch.)
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To: SaraJohnson

You’re confusing her with the former governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm. Sebelius is the former Governor of Kansas. She’s an American citizen who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.


31 posted on 04/29/2012 6:23:01 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him." -Psalm 62:5)
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