Liberals Already Looking For Excuses If Mandate Goes Down
After a horrendous day for Obamacare’s chief council in front of the Supreme Court, one in which the far left justices had to remind him of his talking points, liberal supporters of this unconstitutional extension of the Central Government’s power are desperately reaching for any rationale to shift blame. Here’s James Carville
“I think this will be the best thing that has ever happened to the Democratic Party,” Carville said Tuesday on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”
Carville, who gained fame working on Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, predicted health care costs will only increase in the future, in which case Republicans will be to blame for leading the drive to expel a federal program designed to help Americans cover those costs.
“Then the Republican Party will own the healthcare system for the foreseeable future. And I really believe that. That is not spin,” Carville said.
Except, this will give Republicans the chance to pass common sense law which will actually address the rising cost of health insurance.
But Glenn Thrush at Politico takes the cake
John Roberts is having his Bush v. Gore moment.
If the wily chief justice felt squeamish about leading the Supreme Court into an election-year political maelstrom, that was nowhere on display Tuesday, when the Roberts-led conservative majority signaled its collective skepticism, even hostility, for President Barack Obama’s health care law.
If the Affordable Care Act goes down – especially if it suffers the same schismatic 5-to-4 blow sustained by the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law in the Citizens United case – critics will accuse the Roberts Court of rigging the game and covering their power play with constitutional doublespeak.
Except, people forget, or willfully ignore, that the SCOTUS decision rightly interpreted Florida law that the Gore campaign was attempting to circumvent. Regardless, what we will see from Obamacare supporters is blame and excuses, anything to deflect from the notion that the Mandate was truly unconstitutional, and extremely unpopular. The law itself is unpopular overall, and most people understand that it will not make health insurance cheaper, and it will lead to reduced quality of care. They understand that their companies will dump their insurance offerings. And they do not want the Central Government mandating the purchase of a product simply for being an American.