Batshit in Wisconsin

As President Obama said "it's the law of the land," but Republicans in Wisconsin aren't convinced, and they're considering backing legislation to arrest federal health officials for implementing Obamacare.

Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) is one of the nine from Wisconsin who told the Campaign for Liberty he would back legislation to declare Obamacare illegal and allow police to arrest federal officials who take steps to implement it in Wisconsin. He said he believes the health care law is unconstitutional, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that it passes constitutional muster.

"Just because Obama was re-elected does not mean he's above the constitution," Kapenga said.

In addition to Kapenga, those listed as supporting the Campaign for Liberty's positions are Sen. Mary Lazich of New Berlin; Reps. Don Pridemore of Hartford; Erik Severson of Star Prairie; Tom Larson of Colfax; Scott Krug of Wisconsin Rapids; and three Republicans elected for the first time last week who will be sworn in early next year - Rob Hutton of Brookfield, Mark Born of Beaver Dam and Dave Murphy of Greenville.

Remember when the GOP was going to moderate? I remember it like it was just yesterday.


Every name on this list of lawmakers who support the bill deserves a scarlet letter for being an insufferable idiot. The Supreme Court upheld Obamacare and federal health officials have every right to establish an insurance exchange in the state of Wisconsin if the state does not establish one itself.

  • agrazingmoose

    “President Obama…” I’m sorry, I cannot get over how happy that makes me feel.

  • Also Was it “Batshit” when the Supreme Court of Wisconsin declared the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 unconstitutional and void, citing nullification in the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 and 1799 in the process?

    FYI, the U.S. Supreme court attacked Wisconsin for doing this because they ruled that it was Constitutional.

    • Ok, let’s try again: Federal > State

      Try really, really hard to wrap your teeny tiny brain around that, mkay?

  • It looks like a little education would go a long way in this crowd.

    • bphoon

      I think you’re full of shit. Go back to Tenther Land.

    • Victor_the_Crab

      And a two by four across your dense head would go a long way for you to smarten the fuck up.

  • Victor_the_Crab

    “Every name on this list of lawmakers who support the bill deserves a scarlet letter for being an insufferable idiot.”

    Actually, what they deserve is a savage boiler room beatdown for thinking that the right to federaly mandated health insurance, that was okayed by the Supreme Court, is unlawful and people be arrested if they try and implement it.

    Disdainful assholes is what these idiots truly are .

  • How could they possibly contain their insanity a minute longer? The “new” moderate GOP shows what a joke this party has become. Give them all the rope they want. Please proceed . . . . @damspahn

  • Draxiar

    I may be wrong but:

    Federal Law > State Law

    • nathkatun7

      You are not wrong. The “supremacy clause” in Article VI, paragraph 2. of the U.S. Constitution supports your position.

      • ninjaf


  • muselet

    He said he believes the health care law is unconstitutional, despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that it passes constitutional muster.

    That sounds awfully familiar, doesn’t it? Here is Rand Paul in August, during his prime-time speech to the Republican National Convention:

    Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional.

    And again the next day:

    When the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, the first words out of my mouth were: I still think it is unconstitutional! The leftwing blogs were merciless. Even my wife said — can’t you please count to 10 before you speak? So, I’ve had time now to count to 10 and, you know what — I still think it’s unconstitutional!

    Luckily, it doesn’t matter whether Rand Paul or Chris Kapenga think the ACA is constitutional or not.

    And I can only imagine the shitstorm that would follow the (unlawful) arrest of federal employees by some local yokel in Wisconsin.


    • bphoon

      You’re assuming union-card-carrying law enforcement officers will actually act on something this ludicrous put forth by the same people who tried to strip them of their collective bargaining rights.

      Maybe they’ll swear in Joe Arpiao and give him jurisdiction in Wisconsin…

      • muselet

        I imagined a county sheriff doing the deed rather than sending his deputies.

        (And now I’m very ashamed of myself.)


        EDITED to make the reference clearer, not that it deserves clarification.

        • bphoon

          As he said after the roof of his car was ripped off, “Sheeyut!”

      • Oh, Good Lord, I wouldn’t even think of inflicting Arpaio on any other jurisdictions. He’s a pestilence.

    • i_am_allwrite

      “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” –Inigo Montoya

      And Vizzini really is a perfect metaphor for the republican party–a doomed little white guy who thought himself WAY smarter than he was, and who was ultimately undone by the unanticipated intelligence of the servant class.

  • D_C_Wilson

    Part of me wants this bill to pass just so I can see them get a big smack down by the courts.

    What’s funny is how they crap their pants about Obama not being above the Constitution (never mind that the law has already passed that threshold) yet they seem to think their legislative powers enable them to do whatever they hell they want.

    • These idiots have proven, time and time again that they truly do not understand the Balance of Powers. Just wrote about this yesterday. Glibertarians bitch about the Pres being a dictator because he signed NDAA with an expanded AUMF in it. But they fail to recognize that it was Congress that created the stupid thing AND the President most likely didn’t have veto power over it anyway. That being said, what were his options? Behave legally and add a singing statement (which is what he did) OR act like a dictator and do something illegal to countermand it. Basically the Glibs wanted him to act like a dictator to avoid being a dictator. /facepalm

  • trgahan

    Some days I can’t believe 50% of this country rewards legislators who’s most principled political stance is denying people access to basic health care…cause, ya know..socialism!

    Can SOMEONE please make Kapenga explain in public how it is better to have people die a noble free market sponsored death?

    • D_C_Wilson

      Because Liberty!

      That’s why.

    • MrDHalen

      Because “The Others” can’t have $hit!!!!! If we lose a few of our own in the process, it’s just the cost of making sure “They” don’t get any.

      Dammit, I said the sheriff is a NEAR!!!!

  • i_am_allwrite

    You can’t argue with stupid. If only you couldn’t vote for it, either.

  • Zen Diesel

    I had the feeling that the party of Grumpy Old White Men would go bonkers, if Obama won. The reactions from the sheeple of the GOP, has far exceeded anything, I could have imagined. In a way, I am kinda glad these fools are acting this way, hopefully this will expose the lunacy of the GOP even more, and during the next couple of election cycles we can purge these clowns out of office.