Jun 28, 2012

The wonderful mother of my best friend passed away and so I've been at the airport all day trying to make it to Miami.  During my absence, it appears that I've missed posting about some of the biggest news to have happen in a while.  Through a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Healthcare Act which only is the biggest policy of President Obama's first term in office.

I was driving to the airport when I heard the ruling.  I damn near got into a car accident because I was screaming so loud.  Base on all the predictions that I'd heard from the Mainstream Media, this ruling was completely shocking.  Everyone had it going in favor of the Republicans and so I had basically place myself in the mindset that I was going to have a headache for the next couple of months having to listen to my conservative colleagues brag about how the court found 'Obamacare' to be unconstitutional.  But fortunately for me, that is not going to be the case.

Outside of the ruling being the biggest news of the day, the reporting of CNN and Fox News also made the news.  

It is no surprise that Fox News got the ruling wrong.  I don't think anyone truly views Fox News as a legitmate news organization, but the fact that CNN got it wrong is the most troubling thing for a lot of people.

When it comes to news and facts, most people rely on CNN.  So imagine how shocked people were when it turned out that the 'Most Trusted Name in News' got it wrong.  Fortunately for me, the talk radio host I was listening to was getting his facts from SCOTUSBlog.  It was this blog that got the ruling right when the big Mainstream Media channels got it wrong.  Score one for the little guy on this one.

The other news that I missed posting about is the House voting to hold the Attorney General, Eric Holder, in contempt of Congress.  Eric Holder is the first Attorney General in the histroy of the United States to be held in Contempt.  Please believe this nothing more than a political stunt led by Rep. Darrell Issa of California.  This is politics at its worst and it is a perfect example of why the approval rating of Congress is so low.  The motion passed 255-67 which means Democrats also voted to hold him in contempt.

Yes, we have Democrats who decided to stab the Attorney General and the President in the back.  This has always been my problem with the Democratic Party.  They have never been able to present a united a front.

To protest the vote, the Congressional Black Caucus walked out during the vote.  They were joined by some of their fellow Democratic colleagues such as Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer. 

I'll present a list of the Democrats who voted to hold the Attorney General in contempt in another post.


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