Skip to comments.Was Justice Robertsí ObamaCare ruling a curse for Republicans, or a blessing?
Posted on 01/11/2014 9:03:57 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
When Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Supreme Courts Marxist bloc in ruling the Affordable Care Acts individual mandate constitutional, stunned conservatives immediately accused him of committing an act of judicial cowardice. It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices, wrote the supremely hypocritical Roberts as he shattered one of the first rules of judicial restraint by rewriting sections of ObamaCare from the bench. Although he refused to protect the people from a wanton abuse of power, he was more than willing to protect DC lawmakers from the consequences of passing unconstitutional legislation.
But did Roberts manufacture his creative penalty-is-really-a-tax revision of ObamaCare for the purpose of bailing out the lawmakers who wrote the Act? Or was it actually his intention to help destroy them!
American Thinker contributor Bill Dunne believes that in his ObamaCare ruling, the chief justice set a diabolical trap designed to...
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No, Roberts is a pure Traitor.
Roberts was told to rule in favor of Odinga, or they’d go after his kids.
That’s all there is, or was, to his decision. That’s the Chicago Way.
It may be true that Obamacare is the final straw for the American people but it is too far of a stretch to claim Roberts planned this outcome. You could just as easily say the same about Pelosi.
This was my thinking, that Robert’s had set an elaborate long-term trap that would spring in the 2014 elections. Yes there was plenty of pain in between, but the actual Democrats who caused this needed to feel that pain.
My mother always said, “You be careful what you wish for as you might just get it.’ That’s what happened to the Democrats.
I get tired of people saying this tvrd of a ruling is chocolate pudding.
I don’t know if it was a curse to Republicans in the long run, but it was a curse for the American people.
He still should have voted constitutionally, that is their supreme task..period. To leave in place a job killing law in order to increase the pain so as to help us in the coming elections is not his job...period..and is evil because many people are being hurt badly.
Roberts either sold out or was deeply threatened, plain and simple. He was not some master chess player. IMHO.
Judge Roberts met with Obama ex parte while
he was a litigant before him.
Later, the black robe gleefully complied
in the destruction of the Constitution, Law, and
what once was, private medical care.
This may be an interesting posit 10 years from now, but Obamacare is still the law of the land and the democrats have not paid a price for it yet.
Just "maybe," but if his theory is correct, it may just be another instance of the Hand of Divine Providence giving American citizens a chance to choose liberty instead of slavery to government.
-— No, Roberts is a pure Traitor. -—
I agree. That permanent sh-—eating grin made me wonder.
Act of judicial cowardice indeed another reason for term limits in the SC.
Ego grows with power.
I have always felt that the Dems have something on Roberts. Was it the adoption of the Irish girls? Is he Gay and is he using the girls as his beard?
A diabolical trap?
No, someone, somehow, with something, got to Roberts.
Even a couple of his colleagues on the Court claimed he intended to vote against Obamacare — up until nearly the last moment.
His pretzeled excuse made little sense, legally or rationally. It will go down in history as one of the most convoluted rationales ever for affirming a law.
Curse for the country!
If Roberts had made the correct ruling, WE WOULDN’T BE GOING THROUGH ALL OF THIS OBAMACARE BULL**** TODAY!
Stop with the Roberts verdict...4 other justices ruled the same way.
A rube goldberg ruling on a rube goldberg law. Only Justice Roberts really knows what he was thinking.
I don’t buy it for a second but if was proved that was why he ruled he should be impeached.
Curse. No lipstick on a pig for this one. In the long run, this will be devastating for America and the GOP. I am NOT one of those conservatives that thinks that running on Obamacare is a good thing. People will see it as just another giveaway and vote Dim. Running on Obamacare is a huge mistake.
The sad truth is that a voting majority is no longer interested in anything other than getting as much as they can from the public trough, at least at the national level.
George McGovern, who lost a 49 state landslide in 1972, and Walter Mondale, who repeated the feat in 1984, were both far more constitutionally grounded than the anti-Christ tool in office now.
Roberts has been eminently blackmailable since he adopted children illegally. That’s why he was nominated and confirmed as CJ, because everybody knew he could be easily manipulated. He’ll flop the other way if the boss ever changes.
No. At this point, even if Obamacare never gets off the ground, it still will have succeeded in destroying our country. Insurance companies will go broke, hospitals will go broke, millions of people will die needlessly, doctors will quit to the point where at least half of them are immigrant doctors brought in because they are cheaper, and on and on.
Maybe the Democrats have succeeded in destroying themselves. But the Republicans at this point are no better. No hope of saving the party, IMHO. And the Tea Party is too disorganized to step in, unless they manage to unite behind a truly capable leader such as Sarah Palin. But the news media may have destroyed that chance.
Roberts did what he was blackmailed to do. If anyone caught Obama in a political trap, it was Obama and his insane leftist pals.
Yes he is a traitor and he was also bribed.
Me too. His decision was totally in conflict with his record. It had to be a threat to his family rather than him. I think he would have gone public with a threat to his health or life. He knows that the mandate is unconstitutional and he knows that changing the law from the bench is unconstitutional. Any change in the law should have gone back through congress then to the president if it got through congress. I actually fault the lack of republican leadership in both house for that. Time will tell.
It was a lie—a fraud on all of us and the greenslip for unbridled gov’t.
I guess you have had no first person pain from obamacare... most Americans have and that pain’s source is known by the act’s namesake.
I hope it’s the law of unintended consequences and it bites them hard... but as for some master stroke of genius I doubt it.
I do think by calling it a tax... he did open the door for a lawsuit to challenge it as it did start in the senate.
He rejected just that argument by the the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons “without comment” just the other day.
It was a lie.
(could have been a very short article).
Roberts helped reelect Obama. ‘Nuff said.
What you said.
ObamaCare has now led to a series of lawless steps in which Obama enforces parts of the law that he likes and simply announces the cancellation of parts he doesn't like. That precedent will be followed by a republican, in another loss for the American people, even if it advances a small corner of the republican agenda. The Constitution is now dead, as is the rule of law. We now have the politics of pull, in which FedGov takes from each in accordance with their willingness to follow written law and gives to each in accordance with their inside connections.
I frankly think that repeal of Obamacare, and the boost to the economy that one act would bring, should be the MOST important issue in 2014. There is a lot of meat for campaign speeches based on how the economy can soar without the limiting chains of government intervention, Obamacare being only the most recent, but the most immediately oppressive.
Why all these games? Why all these political machinations in the HOPES of achieving an outcome that will embarrass political rivals? Can we not be straight-forward anymore—point to the Constitution as a basis, a measure to conduct ourselves and keep ourselves in alignment?
I guess that’s just too honest, too proper. Let’s just play games with the foundation of this country. Gosh, I guess it doesn’t matter anyway...
Few will be good enough for some purists.
The other justices - Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan - are all doctrinaire left wingers. Roberts had a generally conservative voting record.
He was blackmailable before he adopted the children. There’s more hard evidence, i.e. paper trail for the adoption.
The simple & logical explanation is the correct one. Bill Dunne believes what he wishes to be true, not what is.
Roberts sold us out. Bought and paid for. So much for his country and the Constitution.
Obozo’s people have dirt on (at least) 75% of the Republicans. And they use it very successfully.
Doesn’t matter exactly what the string is, what matters is it can be easily pulled. The SCOTUS is therefore hopelessly balanced against us for another generation. I don’t think the country will survive it.
Time will tell
John was a popular student while in High School in LaPort, In., captain of the football team and an outstanding wrestler. Obviously he no longer plays football but I'm guessing that he still wrestles. Here he is shown enjoying an elaborate meal with his best and closest friends. His recent professional pictures show his constant smile but never a toothy grin. Is it a possible signal to all with special interests that he is an accomplished sexual performer.
I had read a separate follow-up on the gay theme that said his two friends shown in the above picture were now married with family. But so what if he is gay and did in fact hustle up and married a compliant shemale and then secured a couple white kids so all could live as a happy family unit and complete his resume. If this were true none of this would change the fact that he is a supreme for life and an attempt to use the information to blackmail and effect the outcome of a decision before the Supreme Court would be met by a toothless smirk from this very smart man.
Yes. but we knew where these traitorous POS’s were leaning. Him on the other hand, stabbed us from the back and front.
There is no good reason, absolutely nothing that can justify a Supreme Court ruling approving such a blatant expansion of government power over private citizens. The consequences of Roberts’ cowardice will shape the America our grand-children and their grand-children will live in. Taking comfort in fantasies about how Americans are getting a life lesson in the dangers of government over-reach by approving government over-reach is no different than rejoicing in the important lesson people learn about fire safety after their city is burned down to the ground.
Blackmail is not a one dimensional threat. As for threats, they can be aimed at someone that Roberts cares very much about. Those are usually the most effective. I would not discount the notion that pressure was brought to bear on Roberts.