Can you imagine how the Blue Dog Democrats such as Stephanie Herseth Sandlin will feel if the supreme court overturns The Patient Protecion and Affordable Care Act? This issue cost her her seat in congress. She was just one of the promising politicians tossed out by the people through the fiasco of Obamacare, and if the Supreme Court strikes the law down, she’ll have been nothing more than a casualty of liberal overreach.
The Supreme Court?s skeptical consideration of President Obama?s landmark health-care legislation this week has forced his supporters to contemplate the unthinkable: that the justices could throw out the law and destroy the most far-reaching accomplishment of the Obama presidency.
The fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is uncertain. A ruling is not expected until June. White House officials are refusing publicly to consider that the law might be struck down or to discuss contingency plans, insisting that they do not address hypothetical questions.
Some members of liberal groups are focused on galvanizing voters if the supreme court overturns Obamacare.
One liberal group formed to build public support for the law, Protect Your Care, plans to throw out its playbook if the justices rule against the administration. Instead of promoting the popular provisions in the law, the group would devote its time in the fall to going negative on the court itself ? painting the conservative justices as partisan ideologues who robbed Americans of needed benefits. The messages would be aimed at seniors who might lose prescription drug benefits and young people who might lose access to their parents? health insurance plans.
?Since Bush v. Gore, from the progressive side, it would be the most galvanizing Supreme Court ruling ever,? said Eddie Vale, a spokesman for the group. ?You?d have a 5-4 court, in clearly a partisan political decision, striking down not just President Obama?s biggest legislative accomplishment but also the biggest progressive legislation since LBJ.?
Clearly the apect of a 5-4 vote rejecting Obamacare that liberals are forgetting in their hopes of galvanizing support against the court or Republicans is that any number of judges who cast a vote striking the law down would be on the side of the vast majority of Americans who believe the law is unconstituional and support it’s repeal.
I have never heard of anything so silly in all my life. The day Obamacare is overturned (if we are so fortunate), I imagine we will see rejoicing and praise for the court by an overwhelming percentage of Americans.