Well, the Supreme Court is lost. I have a lot of gripes/notions/theories that I could throw at you as to why this played out the way that it did – for instance, the theory that someone in the Obama mafia got to Justice Roberts – but the fact of the matter is: this is not the end. (I would say this is only the beginning, but I basically said that back in March of 2010.)
A lot of scenarios could play out to get this thing overturned yet, but it starts by voting Obama out. Yes, Romney isn’t the greatest asset of the Republican Party (and not exactly the perfect candidate to fight on this front), but there still a glimmer of hope to getting this thing repealed or at least stymied under a Romney administration. If (When?) Obama is re-elected; pretty much all hope of repeal dies. Now, the Congress could still repeal it, but a 2/3 majority is needed to do so to override a veto. So not only is it imperative that President Obama be voted out, but that we end the stalemating Senate’s blockade. The House needs to stay in Republican control too.
The vote to repeal in the House next week is all but ceremonious, due to the fact that it is dead-on-arrival at the Senate doors, and won’t even make it to Obama for him to veto. However, it’s something that needs to happen. Yes, it will bolster the reelections of those Republicans who ran against this monstrosity in 2010, but it will also send a clear message that House Republicans won’t stand for infringement on our liberties. Now, when it gets to the Senate, we’ll see who the partisan politicians really are. It’s really no wonder that so many Democrat senators are sweating bullets about re-election.
This legislation is about as corrupt as they come. Not only has there never been more than about 45% support nation-wide for this thing, but it was passed behind closed doors, with principle-breaking deals, and slid by on the slimmest of margins. It was pretty much agreed to that this would go to the Supreme Court where at least the individual mandate would die. However, even after the solicitor general made a pitiful case for upholding the legislation during oral arguments, it couldn’t even have a stake driven through it there. This is why the court was stacked with judges like Sonja Sotomayor and Elena Kagan (who should have recused herself from this case, due to her direct involvement with it during her tenure as solicitor general), so as to ensure there would be no detractors on the left-leaning side. Constitutionality isn’t a priority to justices like Sotomayor, Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or Stephen Breyer; advancing the left’s causes through judicial activism is the goal. The real stumper is Justice Roberts. (See the theory above.) Everyone thought that it would come down to Justice Kennedy, but even he saw through this thing, saying that “the entire Act before us is invalid in its entirety.” No matter, really. The cause in the courts is lost. The fight lives on.
Fight with your votes. Democrats have proved they are not trustworthy on a litany of issues including healthcare. Don’t buy into the bleeding heart mentality. This election will be a choice between, as Mark Levin puts it so eloquently, liberty and tyranny. Do yourself a favor and don’t listen to the talking heads – especially on MSNBC. Get educated about what this will do to our freedoms and how it will wreck our health care system – which, coincidentally, is the finest the world has to offer.
So, unless you like going to the DMV, you’re not going to like it if this thing sticks around. Voice your opinion about this – especially in November.