Skip to comments.Obama going "all in"
Posted on 09/28/2011 7:37:22 PM PDT by areukiddingme1
It appears that this administration and Republicans are going ahead with a request to have the Supreme Court rule on obamacare early in 2012.
You have to ask yourself, "why would this administration want to pursue a ruling on his signature piece of legislation," if...if they didn't have some sort of ace up their sleeve.
This administration is perceived as weak and losing steam -- Why, why would they push for this. We know why the Republicans are pushing for this, we have the votes and the legislation is un-Constitutional it will get defeated. We know this!
But why is this administration going along with this -- What are they up to.
Sun Tzu wrote; "All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him." ~ the Art of War
Been wondering about this myself. Bump for replies.
I thought this was going to be about Barry get hitched to the wookie.
“He needs this win to have any chance of being re-elected.”
Absolutely agree — But with over half of the states opposed to this legislation...does it even stand a chance.
My theory is .. they are trying to disarm the GOP. They know the Supreme Court will rule against it and once it does, it will no longer be a campaign issue. As a result a lot of people who were fiercely motivated to defeat Democrats in 2010 will lose one of their main motivation to head to the polls.
“...it will no longer be a campaign issue...”
Those sneaky rat b@#&*%$s!!!
“...because after the elections they won’t even have the Senate.”
Your keyboard to God!
Just wondering.... Why is it when someone is opposed to a president, they always refer to it as “This Administration”? The Lefties did it when Bush was in office.
You never hear someone that is in favor of the sitting president say “This Administration”.
Just curious as to why that is.... (lol)
They want a rat administration defending this in the SCOTUS - not a republican admin. i.e. the rats have taken into consideration they won’t be in power after the next election.
So you think the Economy is not the #1 reason people want to vote in 2012?
I almost used a lower case “o” in his name...
Obamacare was robo-signed by Congress, and is therefore illegal.
Obamacare reduces competition, and therefore is illegal by the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law. Obama”care” is designed to be a monopoly.
Obamacare also is illegal according to the US Constitution, because it violates our freedom of choice.
Will THE NINE SUPREMES notice any of these three violations? I seriously doubt it.
Impeached Bill Clinton proved that the US President is above US Federal Law, so anything the President wants he gets, regardless of the Federal Laws that he has violated.
I typically spell it with a zero, eg: 0bama.
Maybe they have a “sure vote” for their side and want to win before somebody gets cold feet.
Its repeal is also likely to have a postitive effect on the economy and may even reduce some costs, it will bring over-the-counter meds back to tax deductibility through section 125 plans, and it makes health care a more positive campaign issue for the Dems. They can demagogue the daylights out of this if that POS bill dies.
All I can say is:
A. It ain’t over till it’s over. Who knows what’s going on behind the scenes, or what the court will decide?
B. I wouldn’t trust Obama any further than I could kick him. (Secret Service: that’s a METAPHOR!) Who knows what the Chicago Mafia might have up their sleeves?
I don't understand your comments here. How do we have the votes? We do not know if the votes exist to overturn Obamacare in the Supreme Court because we have no idea how Kennedy will come down. And in Congress, we most certainly don't have the votes to overturn it considering Democrats control the Senate.
Much time and money has been poured into putting Obamacare into effect. Even if we win everything in 2012, we are going to need big majorities to kill Obamacare. I would not be surprised if a lot of Republican Senators won't have the stomach for it, so massive majorities will be necessary to ensure the complete death of Obamacare.
A full hearing by the court would have more judges weighing in; given SCOTUS more opinions to derive their ruling from. Since the 11th is fairly conservative, Obama figured he'd get slapped down anyway; and why give SCOTUS more unfavorable opinions to weigh from??
I believe SCOTUS could bounce this back to the 11th asking for a full review, thereby delaying a ruling until possibly 2013. Which by then the whole thing might be moot if we take the Senate and Presidency next year.
Time basically ran out. If they'd appealed the 11th circuit to the full court they may have lost, giving the Supreme Court even more ammo.
If they don't appeal a Republican president might be left to appeal ObamaCare and they would rather control that appeal.
We pretty much know it'll be 5-4 one way or another.
OR SCOTUS could just refuse to take it up...letting the 11th’s decisions stand that is the law is OK sans the part about having to buy insurance. That effectively tosses it back to Congress to fix, the money portion, or the law invalidates itself without funding.
SCOTUS is wary of taking cases that are so consequential and could impact other areas, like the SS Law for instance. This way they have it both ways..not on the hook and let the Congress either fix it or not.
That seems to be the soundest analysis of why they’re seeking S.Ct. review now.
I’m hoping 6-3, with Kennedy and Breyer joining the four Justices who actually believe in the Constitution of the United States of America.
They may think they can force Clarence Thomas to recuse himself, but it’s highly unlikely that will work, and it would only give them a 4-4 vote.
Would it be frowned upon to feel that your scenario is likely the best outcome for our country?
Do you still think they won’t have another retirement on the Supremes, allowing Obama to nominate a so-called “moderate”?
I don’t think we can afford to place our country’s future in the hands of anyone organization; we need to stop this cr@p in legislatures across the land, including Washington, D.C., then ensure that any new Supreme Court nominees are strict constructionist conservatives. Screw the goal of “balance” on the Court, which has taken us to the edge of this dangerous precipice.
Bingo. Well done.
If he gets another four years he would have a much better chance of getting another chance to load the Court with hard-line leftists.