It’s. The. Law? Can Obama administration legally delay Obamacare mandate until 2015?

A petulant White House staffer got in on an #ObamacareInThreeWords hashtag game in May, posting a picture of the president’s signature on the Affordable Care Act along with the terse message, “It’s. The. Law.”

This evening, though, as word circulates that the employer mandate will be pushed back until the 2014 elections are out of the way, many are asking about that January 1, 2014 implementation deadline written into the bill. Isn’t that the law too?

Someone had better step up and sue to get this thing implemented as written. It’s. The. Law.

Of course, there are other options besides breaking the law.

  • Wing_attack_Plan_R

    isn’t this administration known for not enforcing laws it doesn’t agree with … like DOMA?

    • V the K

      If he won’t implement his own law, how are we supposed to trust him to implement border security provisions of the 8 Gangsters bill?

      • Wing_attack_Plan_R

        he won’t … but the bigger issue here is that the Obama WH is admitting that ObamaCare is such an unworkable piece of legislation that they know what a mess it will create and will cost them seats during the 2014 mid-term election. even if implemented in 2015 there just delaying the inevitable, possibly costing Hillary the presidency in 2016.

        • Elaine

          Maybe there will be no 2016 or Hillary? I heard Obama sings “I just can’t wait to be King..” In the shower.

          • John W.

            And does Reggie provide harmony, or is he only able to hum along?

      • ObamaFail

        Border security will never be implemented. No matter how “secure” Obama claims he wants to make it. They won’t secure the border EVER. Because it just means the next group of Democrats will legalize the next 11 million illegals who flood here to boost their voter base.

        • poh

          They’re a perpetual voting block. Democrats aren’t going to turn off that spigot.

    • Maxx

      If the law was a good one to begin with, you wouldn’t HAVE to delay it. The only people stupid enough to believe this was done for the benefit of anyone OTHER than those Democrats running in the midterms are…

      …the people who voted for this clown.

      • Ken Alan Draper

        well, in their defense most of them have been legally deceased for decades. can’t expect a decomposed corpse to have any judgement, especially when it’s a local democrat pollster voting in said corpses name.

  • jb

    Remember when in the Fall of 2012 before the election, Obama told various military companies not to downsize according to the law…. that all would be OK after? Gained votes that way too.

    • 1SkepticalChick


      • jb

        my bad typo — i am editting it to the proper 2012. tnx.

        • 1SkepticalChick

          Ha! I kept looking at that wondering if it was me or you then gave it a shot anyway!

          • jb

            I did it the right way, yes?

          • 1SkepticalChick

            Yes, you did.

    • Tony0920

      And any subsequent fines to have been covered by the taxpayers. I remember that well.

  • Cy

    We need a law that says all laws have to be enforced by the relevant agencies. It’s disgusting that it’s come to that, but it’s desperately needed.

    • Jonathan Law

      Who will enforce the law that says laws have to be enforced?

      • Nutstuyu

        Maybe if we make the penalty death?

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        The Sheriff of NottingHolder…. Who else? Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Jennifer

    Let. It. Burn.

    • Jeremy

      I am for that.Throw it in the fireplace.

      • stuckinIL4now

        along with loser HHS Sec Sebelius

      • Jeremy

        on second thought.The fireplace might reject it.

  • TowardsTheFire

    I’ve always been under the impression that its the executive branch’s constitutional duty to execute the law in good faith. I know there’s a strong precedent for defunding, exec orders, and ludicrous loopholes which prevent law enforcement, but why the heck is it OK to do it? Bad law? Strike it. It’s exactly like hiring a police officer and then they’re the ones to decide which laws they’ll enforce. A legislator can change the law, a judge or jury can effectively override one, but the baliff, officer, or jailor can’t if we’re to have any kind of system that works.

    • SkyePuppy

      There is NO good faith in the executive branch of the Obama Administration.

    • Stephen L. Hall

      If you want to fix this problem . . . repeal the 17th amendment.

      • Tom Chipp

        That would solve so many problems that our government would literally implode. Senators would be working their butts off to try to keep things afloat. A grand idea.

  • TJ

    Sure it will be law but just like current immigration laws and many other prosecutorial discretion they will not charge anyone millions a day for not being 100% compliance

    The full force of the IRS will happen after the election to every person who does not comply 100% on day 1 when they decide when that day 1 is.

  • Stephen L. Hall

    It is an interesting legal question which needs further examination:
    Executive Nullification

    The question remains concerning state nullification of federal laws, but the advocates who state that state nullification is absurd seem to have no problem with executive nullification. The danger of the executive ignoring the law, as is already currently in practice with immigration laws, is that it is a direct path to tyranny.

    If the executive can ignore laws to enforce, then the executive can create laws to enforce, through something like an executive order or agency regulation. Once the legislature is bypassed, the judicial can be safely ignored without consequence. A small step to tyranny. Every emperor seizes power with the backing of popular support, e.g. Caesar, Hitler, Lenin, Mao, Castro & Chavez, attained by the mechanism of buying such support through massive giveaways, something like phones and free healthcare.

    Executive Nullification is a very important legal question indeed.

    • ibelieveinfreedom2

      Excellent post.

  • NixTyranny

    “The American Crisis” by the Author of COMMON SENSE (Thomas Paine)

    “These are the times that try men’s souls …”
    “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

    We must draw inspiration from our Founders who risked everything for Liberty and we must not surrender to the Administration, the Dems, the RINO’s, the media, the apathetic and the mindless Utopians. We owe it to America’s past and America’s future.

  • jtgun

    ‘What difference at this point does it make?’ My hours have already been cut to 28 costing me $5200 a year . While this may seem like a small amount to most it is money I need to pay property tax on a house that is paid for . I could lose my house to taxes . Medicine that I need for breathing and blood pressure can’t be afforded so I am less healthy under Obama care .

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      And this is what the Lib Idiots blame the Conservatives for…”A choice: Pay your bills, or healthcare”…..”Buy food, or Healthcare”…Oh yeah, and “IT’S THE CONSERVATIVE’S FAULT!” The Whining starts in 5, 4, 3, 2…Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Jeremy
    • Clete Torres

      Unfortunately, that didn’t come to pass.

  • RedSoloCup

    Here’s my 3 words:

    Repeal. It. Now.

  • sickofitall1096

    Riiight…because we all know how good “the one” and his cronies are about enforcing laws that don’t appeal to them or fit their agenda. Now the question is – does anyone in the GOP have the cojones to hold his feet to the fire and make him enforce the law that he built? It’s time to man up GOP and send this monstrosity where it belongs – to the trash.

    • ObamaFail

      If Republicans try to force Obama to implement it in 2014 like they planned, Obama and the Dems would just spin it into blame on Republicans, with the Commies at CNN and MSNBC helping.

      • sickofitall1096

        Sad but true my friend…sad but true

  • Conservagrl

    Too bad we don’t have a ballsy GOP to actually do something about it.

    • RalphTheCat

      I am waiting for this war to be “over” and the RINOs to start erecting statues to themselves.
      My favorite will that of John “Ol’ No Balls” Boehner

      • Clete Torres

        Next to John “RINO” McCain and Marco “Of Course I’m Conservative, See The R?” Rubio.

  • TocksNedlog

    So . . . will there wind up being a 12 month period wherein the individual mandate is in effect but the employer mandate is not? No chance of that resulting in higher premiums (fewer group-rate discounts) is there?

  • stuckinIL4now

    Isn’t the law whatever Obamuh wants it to be to suit and support his subversive agenda?

  • HARP2

    All those women going without birth control.
    I guess that war on women stuff was all BS as usual.

  • EastValleyConservative

    More election year tactics, I agree, if you can’t repeal it, force it to go into effect and fall apart completely.

  • screamingmad

    I’m afraid that in 2015 O will acknowledge that is was illegal to change the date of enactment of the law and charge us retroactively for 2014.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      I wouldn’t bet against that… In fact, that’s probably imminent.. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Nutstuyu

    Hmm, 14th ammendment anyone? How come a corporation eats special treatment that an individual doesn’t?

  • Ms Anonymous

    So much for Article II Section 3:

    he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed

    Of course he’s shown nothing but disdain for the rest of the constitution so why would that bother him?

  • HARP2

    Just wait until Barry hears about this one on the news.

    He gonna be pi$$ed

    • Kaya Hund

      Are you kidding? The Administration was behind this move — all to delay pain until after the 2014 elections. They bowed to pressure from D’s who want to get re-elected.

  • yourmamatoo

    Isn’t that against the law?
    Will he turn himself in?

  • HARP2

    OK Libs…explain this.

    14th amendment comes into play here.

    How come a corporation gets special treatment and an individual doesn’t?

  • HARP2

    We won`t bother with this law but trust us…..we will enforce the new immigration laws /s

  • Bill Board

    They can pack Obamacare in their asses, the whole lot of them.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      What that little old lady said to Sheriff Bart in “Blazing Saddles” (Without being specific..) XD Jawamax 8<{D}

  • sonicmoon

    with this administration – and Obama the punkass POTUS in general – no law is final as far as he’s concerned if he wants to usurp it, go around it, fail to enforce it, ignore it, or change it by executive action or inaction.

    since the USA is a republic – rule by law – then we truly have a crisis of legitimate governance

  • ibelieveinfreedom2

    If they ignore this part of the law, does it invalidate the rest of it?

  • Kaya Hund

    Eric Holder and his minions will just look the other way, as they have in so many other cases of illegal behavior by Obama supporters and the Administration itself.

    • Elaine

      How DOES that criminal stay in charge of the DOJ?

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        The same way the other criminal holds court in the off-White House LOL Jawamax 8<{D}

      • Stephen L. Hall

        Try to impeach through a collusive Senate? That is the barrier.

  • dmbatten

    It is time to ALINSKY their asses off!

    Alinsky Tactic:
    Sue them to ensure they adhere to the law and their timeline.
    They OWN obamacare.
    Make them EAT IT and suffer the consequences.
    It will KILL their 2014 House/Senate elections.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Throw it out and O and crew along with it. We have to stand up against this Tyranny!

  • PJemmott

    Every part of it should be delayed,not just the parts that will help them politically. Of course the entire mess should be thrown out. But unless they are forced to continue with this mess they will win over big business till after 2014 elections

    • ObamaFail

      What’s sad is that even though people know how bad Obamacare is going to be, they’ll still fall for the Democrat BS and vote for them in 2014. Then they’ll still be shocked when things get really bad in 2015.

  • ObamaFail

    Oh, Pelosi, will you ever admit that this Obamacare crap is a bad thing.

  • Dane Gunderson

    It’s.The.Law? Can Obama administration legally delay Obamacare mandate until 2015? Laws are for little people.

  • cmerlo1

    Why should he feel he has to obey the start date on this, when he’s been given a free pass for the last 5 years to rule as he pleases without consequences?

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    Wonder what would happen if there was a lawsuit for discrimination. Won’t the law be the law being unfairly applied if it only targets individuals, not companies?

  • bittman

    Congress needs to Withhold.the.Funds for It’s.the.Law Obamacare since the Dems will never let this monstrosity die unless forced to do so. Like Dan Bongino (R-Candidatefor 2014 Congress) said, “Obamacare IS ALL ABOUT CONTROL — it is not about healthcare. This “delay” is what happens when a law student specializes in only the 14th Amendment and doesn’t learn the rest of the Constitution.