BRUTAL: Rep. Gowdy completely destroys Sebelius claim of ‘balance’ over HHS abortifacient mandate

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This is a MUST WATCH. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) completely destroys Kathleen Sebelius’ claim of ‘balance’ over her HHS abortifacient mandate, exposing the fact that she completely ignored seeking any legal basis for her mandate, whether it be directly constitutional or based on Supreme Court precedent. She claims to have relied on discussions from her lawyers on the mandate’s constitutional basis, however she says there are no legal memos to back up that claim, which means it never happened.



This is embarrassing (via PJ Tatler):

In my opinion, for her willful constitutional ignorance, Kathleen Sebelius deserves the Liberty FacePalm award:

Liberty Facepalm Award

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snowworld3
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snowworld3

Her name tag in front of her states Honorable. There is nothing honorable about this devils spawn.

snowworld3
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snowworld3

She is evil…she is one of the worst of the baby killers………..

pairadimes
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pairadimes

We are watching the aggressive stage four cancer of big progressive government metastasize right in front of our eyes, and there are not enough Gowdys to beat it back. We need to vote this man a lot of help in November.

Virus-X
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Virus-X

“The separation of Church and State”. That, right there, disqualifies her from ever being taken seriously in any matter that pertains to governance, especially on a national level. She has obviously not read the Constitution, and just as obviously does not care about the Constitution and making laws and regulations based on Constitutionality. If she’s relying on attorneys for legal advice, clearly, they’re giving her bad advice, and, really, you don’t have to be Mark Levin, Esq. to really understand the Constitution. A lot of it is plain and simple, with a minority of the topics requiring research. I guess calling her position “willful ignorance” does fit, because she quite obviously does not care to investigate anything, nor to even get competent legal advisers involved.

Dick_Parker
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Dick_Parker

Would someone please show this clip to Mitt Romney…
Trey Gowdy should do very well as Holder’s replacement.

911Infidel
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911Infidel

Man everytime that evil toadie comes before Congress, they open up a can of whoop-a$$ on her. God that woman is an idiot.

Michael Geremia
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Michael Geremia

get rid of her when we have the revolution……….

kong1967
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kong1967

This is the problem with liberalism. They just “do” without considering the Constitution or our freedoms. The libs that DO consider the Constitution want to call it a “living, breathing document” so they can circumvent it’s purpose and say it means whatever they decide it means at the time they want to get around it.

Virus-X
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Virus-X

The explanation for that problem is simple. I was just talking about it, yesterday, with a liberal.

Laws are there for a reason. While some laws may become archaic, they shouldn’t be just ignored; you do something about it by having the appropriate legislature alter or strike down those laws. However, when you have a nation, or at least a group (liberals) that choose to disobey laws by ignoring them, just because they don’t like them, for whatever reason (“inhumane”, inconvenient, etc.), then you have lawlessness, and then what’s the point of even bothering to legislate? Sebelius is a classic case of the leftist that ignores laws, when its convenient to do so, and obeys them when its politically expedient, especially when it harms someone else.

kong1967
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kong1967

So true. I was arguing before that I don’t blame Sebelius as much because she has a background in health insurance, not Constitutional law. Everything she proposed was surely given the green light by such experts, and that’s who I blame….and the liberal reps along with Obama. After a bit, though, I realized that it was a mute point because it doesn’t make any difference. The left pushed it one way or another, no matter who should have put a stop to it.

MLCBLOG
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MLCBLOG

Who is this Gowdy dude? Woo hoo.

MacSwain
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MacSwain

South Carolina Rep. — His first term.

patriot077
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patriot077

He has been really excellent in the Fast & Furious hearings as well.

MLCBLOG
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MLCBLOG

MacSwain and Patriot, Thank you. Glad to see this new person emerging.

Jim Gilman
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Jim Gilman

What caught my attention was the placard in front of her says the “HONORABLE” Kathleen Sebelius. Too funny.

NYGino
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NYGino

Jim, it’s called an oxymoron. And a fine example of an oxymoron it is too!

kclightguy
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kclightguy

Whoda thunk it? Sebelius using the classic liberal “ignorance is bliss” defense. How can we have sunk so low as to have people of this type in positions of power?

PVG
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PVG

ANSWER: BO!

kong1967
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kong1967

Body odor.

kong1967
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kong1967

I don’t so much hold a grudge against her. Yeah, she’s stupid and didn’t consider the Constitution, but she’s being told what to do. She should be given legal counsel and if it’s not being provided I think that’s the fault of the administration. Sabelius clearly stated she had no legal advice, and if liberals are giving her a job to do involving making law then they damned well better make sure she has access to legal advice. They didn’t because they don’t care what the Constitution says.

7LibertyForAll
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7LibertyForAll

She does not need legal advice. She needs to read and obey the Constitution of the united States–that which she stated a solemn and binding oath to protect, preserve, and defend…..and therefore, obey. She does none of these because she has no interest in doing so. Your comments in a later post nailed it.

kong1967
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kong1967

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to make her out to be innocent. Take this point…

When Bush was being harrassed over waterboarding, he repeatedly told the press that his lawyers were advising him of Constitutional law. There can be so many interpretations of the law (although there shouldn’t be) that everything has to be passed through lawyers. No one should be making law without it being highly scrutinized, including Sebelius who isn’t a lawyer. I’m sure everything she proposed was given the green light by Obama’s law team. That’s on them because they are the experts.

shumanthehuman
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shumanthehuman

Thanks Rep. Gowdy for your excellent contribution to preserving our liberties. A true patriot and someone to watch as our need for experienced, trustworthy public servents expands at the national level.

Vaughn Brown
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Vaughn Brown

wow, now this is america fighting back. THIS should be our headline news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

maketcomp
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maketcomp

BOOM!

Is_Sense_Common
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Is_Sense_Common

Dang! That was truly an epic schooling! She knew that she’d been beat. I couldn’t help wondering why her title is “Honorable Kathlene Sebelius” – isn’t that typically reserved for judges, who, by definition are schooled in legalities? I would say there was nothing “honorable” about her stance on her own bill or her pitiful ignorance of our Constitution.

kong1967
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kong1967

In her defense, Obama picked her to write the law. He knew she has no legal background and didn’t provide her with any (I believe her background is in health insurance). I can’t fault her for doing a job she’s told to do and her superiors don’t give her the tools to do it with. If they cared about the Constitution they would have made sure she stayed within it’s bounds, but they don’t care.

patriot077
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patriot077

I think the health care bill has over 1000 references to “the secretary shall” so sebelius will be busily crafting all kinds of rules and laws that do not take the constitution into account …

kong1967
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kong1967

No doubt, and that’s bad. However, she has a career in health insurance, so how can she be blamed for crossing the lines of law or the Constitution? This is why companies have lawyers so they can stay within the confines of the law. Government also has lawyers and it is their job to advise. I wouldn’t think any of her proposals go through without being examined by law and Constitutional experts…..who obviously are looking to find ways around them. I blame them and Obama.

7LibertyForAll
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7LibertyForAll

How can she be blamed for crossing the lines of law or the Constitution? Simple. Any ignoramus can read our founding documents and obey them as the sacred oath they freely took insists that they do. Those who take this most sacred oath and who do not obey it are committing treason. Period. What is the penalty for treason? End of discussion.

kong1967
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kong1967

Lol, the penalty for treason is making an end to discussion? Just kidding.

We agree on it being bad law and it should have been stopped and not considered once the lawyers saw it. They should have crumpled it up, thrown it in the trash, and said “start over”.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

“They should have crumpled it up, thrown it in the trash, and said “start over”.

I think they should have crumpled it up. thrown it in the trash and said, “forget it.”
smile

kong1967
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kong1967

Ah, you got me. Duh. You’re right.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

lol. wink you thunk it, I said it.

NYGino
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NYGino

I forget where I heard this but whoever said it referred to this as a bill that will never stop being written.

Is_Sense_Common
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Is_Sense_Common

You’re right. I hear that they’ve already written nearly 20K pages of rules for following the initial rules listed in the 2700 page document. Wow. Think of the trees that are being killed mercilessly just for this bill. How do they balance that with the environmental wackos? It really must be hard to be a liberal. I can’t imagine trying to defend all this garbage. And it really is just that – garbage.

American Duckie
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American Duckie
LIBERTYUSA
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LIBERTYUSA

…these COMMIES in the Obama regime must that is MUST BE PUT ON the Unemployment line come JANUARY 2013 you all have no option .”(period)

maketcomp
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maketcomp

At least they should know important parts of the Constitution. Oh wait, President Obama doesn’t even know that.

kong1967
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kong1967

Yeah, he does. He’s a constitutional scholar. Unfortunately, though, he didn’t study it out of respect for it. He studied it so he could get around it and he doesn’t miss a beat to do it as often as possible.

NYGino
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NYGino

Know your enemy.

maketcomp
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maketcomp

You are so right on this one. The Constitution was really designe for outside threats not inside threats and so we have Obama who is most definitely an internal threat. But the game was on us. The framers understood the internal threats by placing in the Constitution that the President had to be a Naturla Born Citizen. Now some say that because his mother was a citizen then that makes hin a citizen and if that was the case then why forge the selective service documents and the birth certificate? He is not a naturl born citizen and this should be a lesson for all of us. If he is re-elected he should be impeached and thrown out of office.

kong1967
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kong1967

You’re a nutcase birther!! Ha ha, so am I, lol. I think it’s pretty obvious his documents are forged. But that doesn’t matter any more. As much as I wish it would, I think that won’t be going anywhere.

rclawrence
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rclawrence

Typical nincompoop just like Holder and the not legal occupier of the white house

Mary
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Mary

That was fun!

Mary
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Mary

That was fun!

Eh2Zed
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Eh2Zed

Pwned!

Mark
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Mark

BOO-YAH!!!

klaffner
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klaffner

“The gentleman’s time as expired” is the most idiotic parliamentary rule in congress. Each side should have counsel in big hearings. The counsel has all the time he needs. He questions witnesses until he willingly gives over time to the other side. Like a chess clock. Each side gets equal time.

d1carter
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d1carter

Does she appoint the members of the death panels..?

MacSwain
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MacSwain

Yes

d00mie
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d00mie

You can really see the prosecuter background come out with Gowdy, BTH I really didn’t like him too much when he was working for Spartanburg, and he hasn’t impressed me at all now that he’s our congressman.

MacSwain
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MacSwain

Based on this performance Gowdy should be your choice for Senate to replace your sitting Senator Graham – whose only expertise is the number of polyps in Senator McCain’s arse. Since that has been the location of his head for the last 6 years.

d00mie
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d00mie

Yah, I wouldn’t hold my breath. Remember that Graham lead the charge to impeach Clinton. Gowdy isn’t that much different. He’s a career politician, just like Graham. His great accomplishment as Spartanburg Solicitor was a program to bust check bouncers. Not saying that is bad, but when there is an epidemic of crack and methamphetamine abuse going on in your community you kinda expect higher priorities. Unfortunately my fellow voters disagreed with me.

Richard
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Richard

Is Sibelius another candidate for impeachment?

PVG
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PVG

Another session or two like this, maybe she’ll resign.

7LibertyForAll
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7LibertyForAll

Actually, it’s treason wink

NYGino
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NYGino

At the very least, forced exile.

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

Whoa, his time has expired? I’m not done listening to him yet. Bring him back.

I like his cool, calm, reasoned, yet devastaing approach to Sebilius. Scoop, you need to put up the ‘Liberty Facepalm’ every time this pinhead (Sebelius) speaks. This was awesome.

kong1967
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kong1967

Hey, she was my governor at one time (lol)! She actually wasn’t too bad of a governor for a lib. She’s pro military and what-not. She screwed up her reputation by joining forces with the dictator Marxist.

Idahoser
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Idahoser

none of this matters. They will get their way. They deign to sit before the old white guys and be grilled because right now it’s easier that way, but it doesn’t make any difference. They look forward to the day they can waterboard the old white guy just because it’s fun.

Michele Begor
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Michele Begor

Smackdown! Don’t you just love all the sighs she gives as if to say “I can’t be bothered with the Constitution.” ? Wake up America! Your Constitutional rights are under attack. OMG Obama Must Go!!

kong1967
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kong1967

She has a health insurance background, not a law degree. She should have been teamed up with law and constitutional experts but she wasn’t. She can only do what she knows and is capable of doing. In my eyes this is the fault of her superiors. The President and Congress are the ones that should be looking to protect the Constitution, and they didn’t. She’s just doing a job she was told to do without the legal background to do it properly.

7LibertyForAll
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7LibertyForAll

Did she freely take the oath of office? Yes. Then she is either capable of obeying the Constitution or she will not. It is YES or NO. There is no gray area here. When you give these filth wiggle room they take it and destroy this country.

kong1967
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kong1967

When has law ever been written by one person and put into effect by one person?

I’m getting stuck on a mute point here. Whether it’s her fault directly or Obama’s team of lawyers, I think we can agree that the Democrats pushed bad law. We agree on the unconstitionality. I’m going to get off the point of individual blame. The Democrats proposed it, so let’s leave it at that.

forgetyoutoo
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forgetyoutoo

Trey Gowdy certainly has a way with words. I like him and his style.

S
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S

What is scary is if Sharia Law is applied in this instance….this may be a difficult position for some.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

I wouldn’t put it past them to try, but I don’t know how that would work because sharia is antithetical to the Constitution.

Hooliganz513
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Hooliganz513

no what she deserves is to be put in jail for purposefully subverting the constitution

kong1967
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kong1967

Lol, but she doesn’t even know the boundaries of the Constitution as she admitted. How can she purposely subvert it when she doesn’t understand where the lines should be? I think her superiors definitely subverted the Constitution because they know she only has a background of health insurance, not law. I honestly don’t think she was trying to subvert the Constitution, although that’s what she ultimately did. She just applied the knowlege she had about the industry she had a career in. Her superiors should have made sure she had constant connection to law and Constitutional experts while she wrote the bill. They didn’t because they don’t care about the law. If they did provide counsel, it was obviously BAD counsel.

7LibertyForAll
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7LibertyForAll

Oath of office=responsibility. Period.

kong1967
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kong1967

Ok, you win, lol. Democrats pushed it and that’s what really matters. It is unconstitutional.

NJK
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NJK

It’s refreshing to see someone as informed and as articulate as him.

She has an obligation to know the Constitution or she shouldn’t be in this position.

7LibertyForAll
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7LibertyForAll

You got it, NJK!!!

nuffsaid
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nuffsaid

like this guy

Linky11
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Linky11

He owner her in this exchange.

Floyd Alsbach
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Floyd Alsbach

Gowdy is a true master, I’d hate to be against him in a debate.

teri_b
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teri_b

Reminds me of Jeff Sessions, who is a heck of a lot smarter than he looks. He is one of my Senate heroes.

odin147
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odin147

hanging in there…few more months left hopefully the nightmare will end

Scott Gay
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Scott Gay

This woman is every bit as disgusting and dangerous and that criminal running the Justice Department. If you are a black panther attacking voters, no biggie, if you
are a state trying to uphold federal immigration law, weeeeellllll hello, I guess the Justice department should sue you.
Criminals. I cannot wait to vote them out of office.

steprock
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steprock

Can’t happen soon enough. And let me say this: I’d vote for Mitt Romney to be rid of these scoundrels. Even if he’s not your pick, just think about how much you love Obama and make a choice.

7LibertyForAll
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7LibertyForAll

That’s what they’re banking on, steprock. Mittens will be more of the same, make no mistake about that. Who is the ONLY one who has been steadfast in preserving, protecting, and defending the Constitution? Ron Paul. If you ignore this choice you deserve what you get–the end of this country, for good.

steprock
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steprock

She got the schoolgirl smackdown lecture from a very annoyed teacher. And she, it seems, is a very dense pupil.

Libertyship46
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Libertyship46

Wow, I don’t know who Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is, but if Romney wins the election this guy really needs to be the next Attorney General. He really does.

John Q. Jones
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John Q. Jones

Me thinks she was looking for an escape route from the room.. LMAO. Stumble-dork. I absolutely LOVED how he made her look like a doofus in front of the whole world… Wretched woman!

Belen Alvarez
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Belen Alvarez

Que pendeja…

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