by Goldy, 03/29/2010, 2:56 PM

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell at yesterday’s health care reform celebration, introducing Washington’s 20-year-old Basic Health Plan to Attorney General Rob McKenna, explaining why it allows WA to opt out of the mandate if we choose, and urging him to “innovate, not litigate.”

25 Responses to “Cantwell to McKenna: he should “innovate, not litigate!””

1. Michael spews:

Now we’re cooking with gas! And like I’ve said before, let the man sue, it’ll just make him look bad in the end.

2. Mr. Cynical spews:

Innovate about a Constitutional issue??
Therein lies the true guts of a Progressive. Make up your own law to further your crazy ideology.
It may work in the world of Real Networks…just not in our legal system.

3. Rujax! spews:

Are you a lawyer, Mr. Cynical? Have you the bill, Mr. Cynical? Do you have any direct knowledge or expertise here, Mr. Cynical?

Didn’t think so.

4. slingshot spews:

Since every piece of legislation pumped out by the Congress is ostensibly subject to supreme judical review, it seems highly probable that ensuring constitutionality of pending legislation would be one of the first and most important tasks undertaken. You can bet this thing’s been poked, prodded, scanned, shaken and stirred for legal defects.

5. Roger Rabbit spews:

Another GOP Money Scandal

First there was Palin’s six-figure wardrobe, courtesy of unwitting GOP donors. Now we learn that RNC Chair Michael Steele lives well on donors’ dollars, too:

“GOP Chairman Michael Steele Spends Lavishly on the Road

“During official Republican National Committee trips, chairman Michael Steele spent tens of thousands of dollars on private air travel, limousines and hotels according to an investigation by The Daily Caller.

“The conservative website founded by pundit Tucker Carlson … also alleged that during a February RNC visit to Beverly Hills, Steele spent $1,946.25 at ‘Voyeur West Hollywood, a bondage-themed nightclub featuring topless women dancers imitating lesbian sex.’

“The Daily Caller said that Steele looked into the possibility of purchasing a private jet for his travel, or at least buying partial ownership in one.”

http://tinyurl.com/y9jmvlw

Roger Rabbit Commentary: Two familiar Republican themes are present here: Spending other people’s money, and kinky sex. If you gave money to the RNC, now you where it went!

6. Roger Rabbit spews:

@4 Mr. Cynical doesn’t like any innovation of the last 200 years. He wants to live in 1810.

7. uptown spews:

McKenna loves those activist judges!

Why are Republicans always the first to file lawsuits?? I guess they like lawyers that work for their interests, but not for the average consumer.

8. Ekim spews:

2. Mr. Cynical spews:
Innovate about a Constitutional issue??

No, the issue is what is making you crazy.
Is it syphilis induced psychosis?

9. Mr. Cynical spews:

Is this Cantwell’s idea of innovation?

Pro-Life Democrats Who Switched Vote for Health Bill Request Billions in Earmarks

The 11 House Democrats led by Rep. Bart Stupak who dropped their opposition to health care reform mere hours before the final vote have requested $3.4 billion in earmarks — and one watchdog group wants to know whether the money represents business as usual, or a political payoff.

Wait until the average citizen digests this!
More bad news, after more bad news.

How funny that the Progressive’s are allowed to destroy the Democrat Party on something that may be filled with Unconstitutional Provisions.
Almost makes you think Oba-Mao is a Republican espionage official.

10. Max Rockatansky spews:

so here is what I dont get: if the supporters of the new health care bill are so sure that it is contstitutional, then why are they all up in arms? Is it because they are worried that this giant govt overstep really is not constitutional?

hmm, me thinks so….

11. Max Rockatansky spews:

LMFAO…Rujax asks cynical if he has read the bill…HEY RUJAX, why dont you ask that same question to the legislators who voted for it!

you know damn well they didnt.

12. Goldy spews:

Max @10,

We’re up in arms because we’re offended that our tax dollars are being used to fight against our interests.

13. Max Rockatansky spews:

@12…bullshit…your scared. and it shows.

this is only the beginning – there will be HUNDREDS of lawsuits filed against this bill…

14. Puddybud is Sad my friend died spews:

Cynical provided…

The 11 House Democrats led by Rep. Bart Stupak who dropped their opposition to health care reform mere hours before the final vote have requested $3.4 billion in earmarks — and one watchdog group wants to know whether the money represents business as usual, or a political payoff.

Cynical, here is another big Pelosi, Hoyer, Clyburn lie. These 11 “senate bill abortion supporters” were not yes votes we heard from Pelosi and her minions on Saturday night or early Sunday morning talk shows. Remember they claimed to have enough votes to pass. It was all bluster until Stupid Stupak went postal with that fake executive order from the most pro-abortion senator of the senate.

15. The Duke spews:

Still wondering…when do Dems wake up and realize that they have taken the funding for choice away from the 85% of the women who currently have health care? As the president of National NARAL said while in Seattle recently, these women will now have to write two checks, one for their insurance and one for the LEGAL option of a medical procedure called an abortion. Obama is the biggest anti-choice president we have EVER had.

Why aren’t people upset about this? Why aren’t people talking about this? Does he get a pass. . . because of what?

16. Michael spews:

@5

Hmm… Guess Steele isn’t gay after all… He’s been spending money like water since he walked through the door.

@10

I’m sure it’s constitutional and I think every dime McKenna spends is money well spent, seeing how every dime he spends is another nail in his coffin.

McKenna’s free to sue and oppose HCR & the other side is free to support HCR, and oppose McKenna and his law suit. That’s how the system works.

17. Puddybud is Sad my friend died spews:

Looks like THE DUMB BUNNY ran with the early facts.

“Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson also offered a statement. “To be clear: We did not claim that Michael Steele personally visited Voyeur West Hollywood. In fact, and unfortunately, we still know almost nothing about that trip, including its purpose. If the RNC provides details, we’ll put them on the site immediately.””

No wonder THE DUMB BUNNY hid his link in tiny url. The web site is led by libtardos.

18. Michael spews:

@15

It gets a pass because what you’re writing is a crock of crap.

19. Michael spews:

@17

So Steele might really be gay after all.

20. Michael spews:

Check out the Free Republic’s comment section comments on the arrest of the Hutaree’s in MI.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2482249/posts

21. Rujax! spews:

12. Goldy spews:

Max @10,

We’re up in arms because we’re offended that our tax dollars are being used to fight against our interests.

03/29/2010 at 4:38 pm

13. Max Rockatansky spews:

@12…bullshit…your scared. and it shows.

this is only the beginning – there will be HUNDREDS of lawsuits filed against this bill…

03/29/2010 at 4:41 pm

Max is EXACTLY as stupid as the rest of his “Tea-Baggin’” buddies.

Awesome comic relief, dude.

22. Rujax! spews:

13. Max Rockatansky spews:

@12…bullshit…your scared. and it shows.

this is only the beginning – there will be HUNDREDS of lawsuits filed against this bill…

03/29/2010 at 4:41 pm

Dumbass can’t differentiate between “your” and “you’re”.

Nice.

23. eridani spews:

“Innovate, don’t litigate” is one of the lines in the world’s first (and possibly only) hexadecimal protest chant.

1, 2, 3, 4
Toss the lawyers out the door
5, 6, 7, 8
Innovate, don’t litigate
9, A, B, C
1-2-3 is not for me
D, E, F, 0
“Look and feel” have got to go!

24. 40-year Seattleite spews:

I hope McKenna and his GOP allies prevail. Get that Individual Mandate (a Republican idea, btw) tossed. Then to keep Health Care Reform alive, the Congress has to pass Single Payer and really cover everybody.

(Yeah, it’s one of those “be careful what you wish for” things)

25. Chris Stefan spews:

@24

(Yeah, it’s one of those “be careful what you wish for” things)

I’d say the same to you. If the court decides to overturn the mandates and is careful to do so in a very narrow fashion then perhaps you will be right. However the danger is that the court decides to rule in a rather broad manner that overturns nearly a century of precedent on the commerce clause and 10th amendment. Even worse they may choose to mess with taxing authority in such a way as to make hash of the federal tax code.