Constitutional vandals

Constitutional vandals

by digby

Presidential hopeful Rick Perry:

If this health care law is forced upon this country, the young men and women in this audience are the ones who are really going to pay the price. And that, I will suggest to you, reaches to the point of being a felony toward them and their future. That is a criminal act, from my perspective, to put that type of burden on them, to mortgage their future like that. America cannot stand that. America cannot accept that.

That's right. A law passed by both houses of congress, signed by the President and upheld by the (conservative) Supreme Court is considered a criminal act --- because he doesn't like it.

Andrew Sullivan has some tart words on the subject:

At its core, the current GOP is a truly revolutionary movement, dedicated to the eradication of the very things it preposterously claims to care about. Look at this sentence and its Orwellian surrealism...Why are we even treating these people as if they are anything but know-nothing constitutional vandals?

No kidding. And let's be clear: only Republicans are using this kind of radical revolutionary rhetoric. And they aren't just a bunch of guys in tri-corner hats carrying "don't tread on me" signs. This isn't the right wing equivalent of Abbie Hoffman and the yippies, which scared the Democrats so much they turned themselves inside out distancing themselves for over 30 years. This man is the Governor of Texas and is very likely making another run at the presidency. These people have real political power.