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|06-25-2012, 08:37 AM||#1|
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Obama’s Arrogance Sunk Obamacare
Some time this week, possibly today but more likely Wednesday or Thursday, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether or not Obamacare’s individual mandate is Constitutional. Most people, including most former Supreme Court law clerks, believe the Court will overturn the law. If they do, it would be a huge defeat for President Obama, a defeat that reporting from The Washington Post and New York Times suggests, could have been avoided.
The New York Timesreports:
In passing the law two years ago, Democrats entertained little doubt that it was constitutional. The White House held a conference call to tell reporters that any legal challenge, as one Obama aide put it, “will eventually fail and shouldn’t be given too much credence in the press.”
"As he awaits the decision, Mr. Obama has no more knowledge of or influence on it than any of the other lawyers handicapping the odds in Washington bars and boardrooms. The former law professor turned president is scathing about the argument that the mandate violates the Constitution, saying it has no merit whatsoever."
"Obama, a former constitutional law instructor, and White House lawyers helped shape a legal strategy essentially portraying health care as a unique marketplace that Congress, under the Constitution’s interstate commerce clause, could regulate by imposing the requirement that consumers buy insurance before receiving treatment or pay a penalty."
Morning Examiner: Obama
“Disinformation is most effective in a very narrow context.”
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