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A Facebook friend pointed out:
Now, this IS funny! I saw two article headlines side by side on msnbc this morning. The first one read, “Romney on State of the Union: Obama ‘adopted a lot of thoughts’ from my campaign”, and the one immediately following was, “Romney attacks Obama’s ‘fantasyland’, ‘detachment’ from reality”.
Srsly? I had to look it up, and he’s right!
Romney on State of the Union: Obama ‘adopted a lot of thoughts’ from my campaign [video, no transcript]
In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams after the State of the Union, former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called some of President Obama’s ideas “interesting” but his praise stopped there.
Obama detached from reality: Romney [video with transcript]
Mitt Romney hitting US President Barack Obama on his State of the Union address: "he was speaking in Fantasy Land again last night. He seemed so extraordinarily detached from reality."
So which is it, Mitt?
Is the Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional? Greg Magarian, 5-Feb-2012
The Obama Administration’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act, has sparked political controversy at every stage of its consideration. Now the Supreme Court is preparing to decide whether or not the Act violates the U.S. Constitution. In particular, legal challengers argue that the Act’s “individual mandate” – its requirement that all U.S. citizens purchase health care coverage from private insurance companies – encroaches on the powers that the Constitution reserves to the states. The challenge has divided the federal courts. This talk will introduce the key constitutional concepts that frame the debate, evaluate their application to the health care controversy, and suggest how the Supreme Court may ultimately resolve the challenge.
Greg Magarian is Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis. He teaches and writes about constitutional law, with special emphasis on the First Amendment rights relating to freedom of expression, law and religion, and the law of politics. He has published widely and made numerous scholarly presentations in the United States and abroad. Professor Magarian received his B.A. from Yale and his J.D., as well as a master’s degree in public policy, from the University of Michigan, where he was editor-in-chief of the Michigan Law Review. He served as a judicial clerk for Judge Louis Oberdorfer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court.
[Note: he erroneously refers to Medicaid as Medicare in much of this talk.]