Oh my. After months of politicking by the mainstream media and the Democrats to try to sway the justices on the Supreme Court before oral arguments we find out that the SCOTUS couldn't care less what these wonks think.
The left have spent months scouring past decisions by Justices Kennedy and Roberts (supposedly the two most likely to uphold the law) trying to find something - anything - that would suggest that if either justice voted against the Affordable Care Act the liberals could invalidated the ruling (at least in the court of public opinion) as nothing more than the court playing politics with the American public's health care.
But after all these shenanigans we find that the Mandatory statute in the law is probably unconstitutional if not the entire statute. I absolutely love it when reality smacks these folks right in the kisser. What really has me excited though is just how hysterical the liberals have become. Let's look at what some of the spin meisters are already saying after just the three days of arguments. First up Gollum Carville on CNN via Forbes:
"I think that this will be the best thing that ever happen to the Democratic party because health care costs are gonna escalate unbelievably," Carville told CNN's Wolf Blitzer of a possible Supreme Court decision to strike down the law. "I honestly believe this, this is not spin."
"You know what the Democrats are going to say – and it is completely justified: 'We tried, we did something, go see a 5-4 Supreme Court majority,'" Carville added. "The public has these guys figured out. Our polls show that half think this whole thing is political."
The other point I want to make here is that he goes to great pains to say that 'We tried, we did something'. This is what always infuriates me about liberals. In their world it's not the result that matters it's that WE selfless progressives TRIED. Never mind the fact that if Obamacare goes forward it will not only bankrupt the country it also had the advantage of actually killing people as well! But all that really matters to these misunderstood selfless public servants is the fact that they DID something and they should get love and accolades for being brave enough to try.
But here's the kicker, it would take years for us to realize the true devastation this law will wrought on us and our kids, in the meantime these self righteous twits will be living large with taxpayer funded Cadillac health plans that they have conveniently provided for themselves. Hey Princess Nancy, if Obamacare is so great why do members of congress have a different plan? Just asking.
But Carville's not through, just for good measure he reminds us that this isn't spin yet again:
"Just as a professional Democrat, there's nothing better to me than overturning this thing 5-4 and then the Republican Party will own the health care system for the foreseeable future. And I really believe that. That is not spin,"
OK I've picked on Carvy enough let's go see what nuggets of knowledge Hot-Rod Harry Reid has to lay on us:
"There's a significant school of thought that the administration is -- it puts them in a better position for the election if it's turned down," Reid said.
Golly Harry, don't want to be a downer or anything but if I remember right, in the mid-terms it was the Dems who paid a heavy price for passing Obamacare in the first place.Not sure how Harry works out that this will help the Prez.
Oh and by the way, the most recent Rasmussen Reports poll shows complete repeal is favored 56 percent to 39 percent, and these numbers have been impressively stable. Doh!
The last super spin cycle (and my personal favorite) comes from none other than the big man himself vis-a-vis his press secretary:
"The Affordable Care Act is a bipartisan plan and one that we think is constitutional," Deputy White House press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Wednesday afternoon.
What is really telling here is that part, if not all, of the law will be overturned and the Dems have lost their collective minds over its failure. And for anyone who's been paying attention it shouldn't come as a surprise.
The Law was cobbled together by people who had no idea what they were doing. Reid played parliamentary tricks to get it through the Senate and nobody bothered to read the damn thing before it was signed by the president.
So it all boils down to this. The Dems passed a very bad law with devastating consequences for many generations to come. Simply put it is nothing more that a huge steaming pile of crap that the Democrats tried to shove down the throats of America and the Supreme Court is simply doing its duty by calling BS on it (and rightfully so).
So now the liberal elite are apoplectic with indignant anger that anyone would question their infinite wisdom. After all they are smarter than the rest of us and they know what's best for us much better than we do.
There is some good news though, the actual ruling is not due until late June. If the Dems are this worked up now, just think how much fun we are going to have over the next 90 days. I see full fledged tempy-tantrums daily!
All I gotta say is pass the popcorn.
Exit question: how long until Verrilli gets thrown under the bus? 3. . . 2 . . . 1 . .