Jump to content

Legaltitan

Members
  • Content Count

    8,992
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    55

About Legaltitan

  • Rank
    Hall Of Famer

Recent Profile Visitors

10,168 profile views
  1. Legaltitan

    Democratic Nomination for 2020

    Good point. Never really much thought about that
  2. Legaltitan

    Democratic Nomination for 2020

    Governor from Montana fits this description. I really like him but he's going to have trouble getting traction in this crowded field.
  3. Legaltitan

    Democratic Nomination for 2020

    If Trump has proven anything, it's that Americans don't give a shit about political experience. At leas Beto served in the House, so he's not a federal government neophyte. Another thing Trump has proven, for once and for all (I have been screaming this for years) is that Americans really don't much care about the policy positions of the person they vote for President. I mean obviously the stance on important issues matters to many people, but the most important thing for a person to win the presidency is that they present well on TV, and be seen as likable and genuine. This will beat out an experienced wonk every time. Clinton over Bush Sr. Clinton over Dole Bush over Gore Bush over Kerry Obama over McCain (McCain was also seen as somewhat likable and down to earth, but paled in the face of the Obama freight train) Obama over Romney Trump over Clinton It's way more than 50% about perception and optics. Why people continue to ignore this obvious truth (not talking about you nec) when we have decades of evidence is beyond me.
  4. Legaltitan

    Trump names Mulvaney Chief of Staff

    OK my bad. I think that sentence I quoted pretty much is the point you were making, wasn't it?
  5. Legaltitan

    Texas Federal Judge Rules ObamaCare Unconstitutional

    I'll take your word for it. Haven't read the law or the case. But the intent I was talking about was the intent behind the provision in the tax bill. I confess I have never really examined the issue, but intuitively I don't see what the intent behind the initial law has to do with the intent behind the repeal of the individual mandate. The law either works without the individual mandate or it doesn't. In my opinion, while his reasoning may be off, I think the judge is right that the law doesn't work without the mandate. I mean we all know that. That is just a fact. Legally the thing is very complex, but at the heart of it I think when they killed the mandate in the tax bill they killed the bill. And it's why we were opposed to the tax bill because we knew this was coming. Imo
  6. Legaltitan

    Politically Correct BS

    Exactly. It's not like some law is passed. Say what you want. But there will be consequences because folks don't put up with certain shit anymore.
  7. Legaltitan

    Trump names Mulvaney Chief of Staff

    Because Trump wants it very badly. So they should get something in return. Agreed it looks bad for democrats with folks climbing the fence but looks worst for Trump. He promised it and based his campaign on it and said Mexico would pay. Now that has proven to be a lie, so if he wants us to pay he's going to have to cave on something important to dems.
  8. Legaltitan

    Texas Federal Judge Rules ObamaCare Unconstitutional

    Congressional intent is only important where the plain meaning of a bill is in doubt. Legislators don't get to pass a bad law and then hide behind intent and say they didn't intend for the bad results. I almost welcome this ruling because it sheds more light on the lies used to pass the tax bill. This is exactly what Collins was hammered over when she voted for the bill. Obamacare was going to die on the vine anyway when they stripped out the mandate. You can't cover preexisting without the mandate. Again all of this was argued loudly during the rush to pass the tax hoax bill. I have not read this ruling so can't comment on the specific legal basis for the ruling. All I'm saying is that democrats warned of this very possibility when the tax law was debated and were accused of fear mongering. Low and behold it has come to pass.
  9. Legaltitan

    Texas Federal Judge Rules ObamaCare Unconstitutional

    This was part of a bill approved by the legislature and signed by the president. There's a reason democrats trashed the tax bill. It not only gave away trillions to the wealthy, it did so by stripping health care from the poor.
  10. Legaltitan

    Texas Federal Judge Rules ObamaCare Unconstitutional

    Honestly I'm not sure the judge is wrong here. And this is exactly what democrats warned about when the tax law was passed and why Susan Collins was destroyed over her vote. They said it would end up stripping insurance from millions. Turns out that wasn't just fear mongering. Trump promised to repeal and replace with something much better that costs less and covers more people. He may have succeeded with the repeal but there is no replacement in sight of any kind, much less a replacement that is superior to Obamacare. Republicans 100% own the Healthcare mess and fallout that is coming. As Democrats how that worked out for them.
  11. Legaltitan

    Trump names Mulvaney Chief of Staff

    This is DC. Everything is a political win or loss. Regardless of how badly the $5b is actually needed, Democrats can't give in without signifcant concessions. This is negotiating 101,something Democrats have been pretty bad at lately. They deserve to lose their offices if they cave on the border wall without at least getting DACA protections. You want the wall Trump ? Well how bad do you want it?
  12. Legaltitan

    Trump names Mulvaney Chief of Staff

    Shouldn't be difficult but this is the Democratic party we talkin about. Been getting their asses handed to them on messaging for years.
  13. Ivanka been gifting for daddy for years all over the world. It's impossible to say if Trump will ever end up in jail simply because it's never happened. And no guarantees with the kids either for the same reason, but I'd bet a good amount Ivanka will end up in prison some day.
  14. This has been the craziest week in us political history and it's all involving stuff that is separate from Muellers investigation. We haven't even gotten to conspiracy with Russians, bank fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, the Trump organization, ivankas shady tower deals in Azerbaijan and elsewhere, or any of the real juicy stuff. Just crazy.
  15. So much is happening now I don't know where to post stuff. Apparently Butina is going to be testifying to a grand jury soon in a sealed case. https://mobile.twitter.com/hsu_spencer/status/1073706163709956098
×