Monday, April 02, 2012

SCOTUS vs. Obamacare - April Madness

The Obamacare playoffs during March Madness have spilled over in to April. El Presidente, the former constitutional law professor, has this take on SCOTUS vs. Obamacare.

Obama suggested that the high court would be guilty of “judicial activism” if it overturned the law. He also argued that the justices should uphold the individual mandate, saying it’s a key — and constitutional — piece of the law.

“We are confident that this will be upheld because it should be upheld,”

Well there you go.

He said it, he believes it, that settles it.

Why not just abolish the Supreme Court? This administration (and many members of Congress) have already trampled all over the Constitution. Why not reduce the three branches of government to just two.

Or perhaps, only one.

The Executive branch . . .
“I think it is important and I think the American people understand, and I think the justices should understand that in the absence of an individual mandate, you cannot have a mechanism to insure that people with preexisting conditions can actually get health care,” he said.
At the risk of sounding redundant, pre-existing conditions does not preclude someone from getting health care. If it did, doctors and hospitals would only exist for healthy people.

As for the mandate, citizens in every state have the ability to purchase health INSURANCE absent a mandate so his comment is not only patently false but ignorant as well.
Overturning the law would be “an unprecedented, extraordinary step” since it was passed by a majority of members in the House and Senate,” he said. “I just remind conservative commentators that for years we’ve heard that the biggest problem is judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint. That a group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a good example. And I’m pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step.”
The law was passed by only one party . . . the Democrats. So the Democrats are right and everyone else is wrong?

Now the Supreme Court is just "a group of people". He just confirmed what many have suspected and vocalized. He has contempt for the Constitution and the Supreme Court (unless they rule in his favor).

Sounds to me like Chairman Obama is living proof of a statement made to Richard Wolfe back in 2008. "You know, I believe my own bullshit".

Yes you do.
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