Skip to comments.White House has no contingency plans if health law is tossed (the rookie Hussein is clueless)
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 Wednesdays 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 Courts arguments. Earnest said Obama has followed the case through news reports but hes 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 laws 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 generals shaky performance before the court, Earnest called Donald Verrilli Jr., the governments 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.
They will take to the streets in protest and put the blame on the GOP ,for starters
Earnest said the healthcare law was originally a Republican idea
Man, if they were spinning any faster they’d fly
Now that my friends is chutzpah.
Well Im all for a oval office speech “Effective at noon tomorrow I resign my Presidency “
Yes they do.
My hope is that the GOP has a plan that is ready to be implemented.
Verrilli laid an egg defending a lemon.
SO when the decision is released in June or July or whatever the headlines could be “Republican Healthcare Plan Rejected”??
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.
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.
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?
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.
"That's a fact. We feel good about his performance."
We are soooo screwed.
He sould just resign
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.
“But, but ... we bought party hats, cake, those little horns and everything!”
Your Internal Revenue Service
Obama plans on appealing any ruling to the EEOC.
After all this is about his job...
Government run “healthcare” has been a loser on the ballot every time. It was the reason why the GOP captured the congress in ‘94.
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!
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
He will Executive Order it down our throats. And our Republican congressmen and senators (deliberate lower case) will do nothing.
is a rapidly burning speedfreak amphetamine addict. Just listen to him being interviewed sometime.
Classic 'rat-mouth with dissolving teeth.
He’ll start screeching for straight out socialized healthcare, without any middlemen. His lips are shut for now, however.
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.
“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.
He’s already showed his hand...via Ms. Fluke...it’s called regulating the insurance companies.
Health Care Clinics in every city/Town/school/college...including a Planned Parenthood cubicle.
They'll implement the whole 2700 pages by Executive Order.
I like it. Consider it stolen.
They'll remove this broccoli from my cold, dead hands.
RATS wouldn't pass some MASSIVELY unconstitutional law - would they? That would make 'em look like idiots.
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
Oh yes the WH does.
Helter Skelter. Riots.
ohhhhh.....I get it! Now it’s a republican idea!
that’s the ticket!
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.”
” - - - Verrilli laid an egg defending a lemon. “
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.
(1) the trillions dollar stimulus---which failed.
(2) the healthcare mandate---which could soon be kaputski or partially disemboweled.
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.
It wasn’t mine to steal.