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White House has no contingency plans if health law is tossed (the rookie Hussein is clueless)
The Hill ^ | 3/28/12 | Amie Parnes

Posted on 03/28/2012 5:16:25 PM PDT by Libloather

White House has no contingency plans if health law is tossed
By Amie Parnes - 03/28/12 03:17 PM ET

The White House has no contingency plans in place in the event the Supreme Court rules the healthcare law is unconstitutional.

White House officials said Wednesday they remain “confident” that the healthcare reform law is constitutional and is implementing all the provisions of the law.

If the law is thrown out, there's “no contingency plan in place,” principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said at Wednesday’s press briefing with reporters. “We're focused on maximizing the benefits of this law.”

President Obama was in South Korea for the first two days of the High Court’s arguments. Earnest said Obama has followed the case through news reports but he’s unsure if Obama has listened to the audio from the Supreme Court.

Earnest said the healthcare law “was originally a Republican idea” and was backed by “the former governor of Massachusetts.”

Earnest also said the law stemmed from a “bipartisan plan and it's one that we believe is constitutional.”

During the arguments on Tuesday, a majority of the justices appeared to be skeptical that the health law’s insurance mandate met constitutional muster. But on Wednesday, the court seemed more divided on the question of whether the entire law would need to be thrown out if the court ruled the mandate was unconstitutional.

Legal experts have warned that while oral arguments can be a good indication of where the court is headed, it is far from certain how the justices will rule.

In his comments, Earnest cautioned that someone who reads into the tough questioning by the Supreme Court justices and the tenor of the case “is not a very good student of the Supreme Court.”

“I would caution against anyone to try and make predictions,” Earnest said. “That's a risky path to go down if you're placing bets.”

Asked about James Carville's comments that a ruling against the mandate would be a good thing for Democrats, Earnest said “Mr. Carville has the freedom to make those kinds of political assessments” but added that he wasn't in a position to do the same from the White House podium.

Despite the solicitor general’s shaky performance before the court, Earnest called Donald Verrilli Jr., the government’s lawyer in the case, a “very skilled advocate” and “one of the brightest legal minds in Washington, D.C.”

Verrilli “delivered a solid performance before the Supreme Court. That's a fact. We feel good about his performance,” he said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: commiecare; healthcare; law; obamacare; scotusocareday3; whitehouse
That's a shame.
1 posted on 03/28/2012 5:16:36 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

They will take to the streets in protest and put the blame on the GOP ,for starters


2 posted on 03/28/2012 5:20:51 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Libloather

Earnest said the healthcare law “was originally a Republican idea”

Man, if they were spinning any faster they’d fly
away.
Now that my friends is chutzpah.


3 posted on 03/28/2012 5:21:32 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Libloather
"We feel good about his performance"

DITTO THAT!

4 posted on 03/28/2012 5:21:53 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Newt is nuts!)
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To: Libloather

Well Im all for a oval office speech “Effective at noon tomorrow I resign my Presidency “


5 posted on 03/28/2012 5:22:30 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Libloather

Yes they do.


6 posted on 03/28/2012 5:23:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Libloather
Of course they don't. They trying to create a crisis of enormous magnitude that can be blamed on the GOP.

My hope is that the GOP has a plan that is ready to be implemented.

7 posted on 03/28/2012 5:26:16 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Libloather
Verrilli “delivered a solid performance before the Supreme Court. That's a fact. We feel good about his performance,” he said.

Verrilli laid an egg defending a lemon.

8 posted on 03/28/2012 5:26:40 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: tet68

SO when the decision is released in June or July or whatever the headlines could be “Republican Healthcare Plan Rejected”??


9 posted on 03/28/2012 5:26:40 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Libloather

White House has no contingency plans if health law is tossed

Sure he does! He'll ignore the judgement, appoint a "Health Care Czar" and dare someone to stop him.
10 posted on 03/28/2012 5:28:56 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Libloather
Hey Amie Parnes: There is a "Contingency Plan." It's "ignore the ruling and do what he damned well pleases." It's worked with the various courts so far (remember the ruling overturning his Gulf drilling moratorium?).
11 posted on 03/28/2012 5:28:59 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: Libloather
(the rookie Hussein is clueless)

Don't believe it for one second. The Dims wanted ZeroKare overturned from the start. Their game plan is to have mandated individual purchase of private insurance ruled unconstitutional. Then the Dims can come back and say "we tried, but thanks to the Republican appointees on the Supreme Court, the only way to provide universal heath care is to tax the wealthy and provide single payer coverage for everyone."

They may not get it next year, or the year after, but they've been going down the path of single payer government run healthcare for everybody since Johnson launched Medicare back in the 1960s. This is one case where the Dims will take the long view.

12 posted on 03/28/2012 5:29:18 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Libloather; All

Don’t fall for this.

Daily KOS and MSNBC are already pushing the meme that if Obamacare fails, the alternative is FULL, UNIVERSAL, GOVERNMENT-RUN ‘Free” Healthcare, and they are sure this is winner in the 2012 elections.

So much of a winner that they are already celebrating regaining control of the House and Senate.


13 posted on 03/28/2012 5:30:05 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Libloather

Of course he has a plan, listen closely, here it is...

“The racist, homophobic, women hating, fear mongering, Republicans have taken your health care. They don’t care about the poor, women, children and the elderly. They want you to die! I am here to protect your rights from the evil Republicans.”

OK, got it, or do you want to hear that again?


14 posted on 03/28/2012 5:30:58 PM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: Cyber Liberty
Hey Amie Parnes: There is a "Contingency Plan." It's "ignore the ruling and do what he damned well pleases." It's worked with the various courts so far (remember the ruling overturning his Gulf drilling moratorium?).

Bingo!

15 posted on 03/28/2012 5:31:35 PM PDT by tpmintx (Problem: The people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who VOTE for a living.)
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To: Libloather
It's not going to be un-done.

Even if it were, the answers from The Messiah will be along the lines of "this is why I have more work to do. I can put Supreme Court Justices and Federal Court Justices in place to assure "the Middle Class" is not short-changed by these kinds of Interpretations". "We MUST have MORE TIME to help the Middle Class, and make the Rich pay their fair share"

The parasites and inner-city tribal voterbase will come out 95% for Re-Election of The Messiah, and they need SOMETHING to fire them up.

16 posted on 03/28/2012 5:32:07 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Libloather
WH Speak to the press about Verrilli:

"That's a fact. We feel good about his performance."

Translation:

We are soooo screwed.

17 posted on 03/28/2012 5:40:53 PM PDT by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: Libloather

He sould just resign


18 posted on 03/28/2012 5:43:16 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Libloather
The kenyan needs this law to be overturned so that the Republicans don't have it to smack him with before the election and with it gone the left can wail about how they had saved the country but the Republicans on the Court overturned Salvation.

And overturning it doesn't really make any difference because enough necessary portions of the system are still in place in the Finance law and in the various Bailout laws and Tarp. Without those pieces being removed also the whole medical system is still terminal. The Death Panels will still exist. The Bureaucrats will still decide whether you are "productive" enough to get treated.

19 posted on 03/28/2012 5:46:22 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Libloather

“But, but ... we bought party hats, cake, those little horns and everything!”
Your Internal Revenue Service
http://tiberi.house.gov/UploadedFiles/IRS_Power_Report.pdf


20 posted on 03/28/2012 5:49:37 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: Libloather

Obama plans on appealing any ruling to the EEOC.
After all this is about his job...


21 posted on 03/28/2012 5:49:56 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: tcrlaf

Government run “healthcare” has been a loser on the ballot every time. It was the reason why the GOP captured the congress in ‘94.
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22 posted on 03/28/2012 5:59:06 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: COBOL2Java

Thats interesting and something that crossed my mind a few days ago. Simply ignore the ruling, ingenious. Thats how they operate in the first place, ignore law, do what you want. Besides, who would stop them. They’ve done it already in that they ignored the previous ruling by an appellate court judge and continued implementation and NO ONE DID ANYTHING!


23 posted on 03/28/2012 6:02:03 PM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: Libloather

The White Hut folks have no contingency plans other than turning this country into full blown socialism. These are dangerous times and we are sitting on a powderkeg


24 posted on 03/28/2012 6:03:00 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Libloather

He will Executive Order it down our throats. And our Republican congressmen and senators (deliberate lower case) will do nothing.


25 posted on 03/28/2012 6:21:51 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Libloather
This is BS: Of course they have a Plan B. It's the same Plan B they always have: Issue an Executive Order and dare the castrati of the GOP to say something besides "yessir."
26 posted on 03/28/2012 6:31:43 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Libloather
...principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest...

is a rapidly burning speedfreak amphetamine addict. Just listen to him being interviewed sometime.

Classic 'rat-mouth with dissolving teeth.

27 posted on 03/28/2012 6:35:27 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Libloather
How about resignation?
28 posted on 03/28/2012 6:35:32 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Libloather

He’ll start screeching for straight out socialized healthcare, without any middlemen. His lips are shut for now, however.


29 posted on 03/28/2012 6:36:49 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: molson209

Nope...He will proclaim himself “virtuous” for getting it passed. He can’t blame the GOP for the court’s decision. It just has to be a positive for Obama and I’m sure that Obama is hoping like crazy that it is overturned. Then he can Bash Romneycare.


30 posted on 03/28/2012 6:39:11 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Libloather

Executive order.


31 posted on 03/28/2012 6:39:36 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Libloather

“the healthcare law “was originally a Republican idea””

A technique in rhetoric is to present your opponent with exactly what he asks for - forcing him to admit that’s not what he really wants. That’s what the original Republican-offered individual mandate was for, and the Democrats were forced to admit it wasn’t what they wanted. Nobody wanted it at the time.


32 posted on 03/28/2012 6:40:19 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: COBOL2Java

He’s already showed his hand...via Ms. Fluke...it’s called regulating the insurance companies.


33 posted on 03/28/2012 6:41:11 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tcrlaf

Health Care Clinics in every city/Town/school/college...including a Planned Parenthood cubicle.


34 posted on 03/28/2012 6:43:11 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Libloather
If the law is thrown out, there's “no contingency plan in place,”

They'll implement the whole 2700 pages by Executive Order.

35 posted on 03/28/2012 6:48:00 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Figment
The White Hut

I like it. Consider it stolen.

36 posted on 03/28/2012 6:55:47 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Executive order.

They'll remove this broccoli from my cold, dead hands.

37 posted on 03/28/2012 6:58:11 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Liz; AT7Saluki
...in the event the Supreme Court rules the healthcare law is unconstitutional.

RATS wouldn't pass some MASSIVELY unconstitutional law - would they? That would make 'em look like idiots.

38 posted on 03/28/2012 7:07:42 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: All

Top ten “Plan B’s” if Obamacare is turned down by SCOTUS

10. Yell RACISM on MSNBC.

09. Drive up the illegal vote to compensate.

08. Start slipping more fatty foods into certain judge’s foods. Arteries will do the rest. wink-wink.

07. Increase the daily allotment of free condoms to colleges to secure the “slut” vote.

06. To cheer up the base, hang Solicitor General Verrilli in effigy.

05. Blame Palin.....yeah, that’s the ticket.

04. President Obama nominates Trayvon Martin’s mother to be the next HHS secretary.

03. Eric holder sues the 26 states in an attempt revoke their state charters and revert them to territories.

02. Just sign an executive order on the 9th fairway.

01. SCOTUS? We don’t need no stinkin SCOTUS


39 posted on 03/28/2012 7:40:46 PM PDT by ak267
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To: ak267

Oh yes the WH does.

Helter Skelter. Riots.


40 posted on 03/28/2012 7:43:31 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Libloather

ohhhhh.....I get it! Now it’s a republican idea!

that’s the ticket!


41 posted on 03/28/2012 7:46:44 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: molson209

He’ll run on “I tried, but the right stopped me from giving you more free stuff before I even started. Just let me find my special executive order pen and see what I can gen up on the fly.

But don’t hold your breath waiting for me or my family/friends, cronies, congress, our staffs, my czars, my unions, my muzzies etc. to participate in all of this wonderful free stuff because it really is too good to be true.”


42 posted on 03/28/2012 8:03:56 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Red Steel

” - - - Verrilli laid an egg defending a lemon. “

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


43 posted on 03/28/2012 8:05:15 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Libloather

Media wouldn’t again go all wild-a$$ racial without facts after the Duke lacrosse fiasco, would they? That would make them look like idiots.


44 posted on 03/29/2012 7:27:24 AM PDT by AT7Saluki (No cejar, no ceder)
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To: Libloather
Ohaha had two major pieces of legislation which were supposed to fuel his reelection:

(1) the trillions dollar stimulus---which failed.

(2) the healthcare mandate---which could soon be kaputski or partially disemboweled.

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Obama revealad his hidden agenda in Russia on the open mic; He didnt say "after the election, or “after the next election.” He said: “This is my last election" ....... reassuring the Ruskis that he'll then have "more flexibility after the election....”

Clearly his certainty WRT staying in offce is not based on his approval ratings or massive opposition to his cockamamie polices----mandated healthcare, trilllion dollar stimulus, using aborted babies' brains in lab experiments, giving himself massive power over Americans, co-opting religious beliefs, high gas prices......to name a few.

No. Ohaha's certainty stems from his knowledge that he will stay in office---not by the will of the people---but by using unprecedented vote fraud.

45 posted on 03/29/2012 7:34:08 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Libloather

It wasn’t mine to steal.


46 posted on 03/29/2012 2:26:13 PM PDT by Figment
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