Skip to comments.Swingin’ Kennedy : The liberties of more than 300 million people hinge on just one man.
Posted on 03/31/2012 6:10:48 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Since the retirement of Sandra Day OConnor, Swingin Anthony Kennedy has been the swingingest swinger on the Supreme Court, the big Numero Cinco on all those 54 white-knuckle nail-biting final scores. So naturally Court observers have been paying close attention to his interventions in the Obamacare oral arguments. So far he doesnt sound terribly persuaded by the administrations line:
The government is saying that the federal government has a duty to tell the individual citizen that it must act, and that is different from what we have in previous cases, and that changes the relationship of the federal government to the individual in a very fundamental way. As John Hinderaker wrote at the Powerline blog, In that last observation, Kennedy seems to be channeling Mark Steyn. Which is true. As I wrote in National Review only two or three issues back, Ive argued for years in these pages that governmentalized health care fundamentally transforms the relationship between citizen and state in ways that and heres the bit Justice Kennedy isnt quite on board with yet make it all but impossible to have genuinely conservative government ever again. So Im naturally heartened to hear him meeting me halfway. This was one of the highlights of a week that a shell-shocked Jeffrey Toobin, crawling out from under the rubble of the solicitor generals presentation, told CNN viewers was a train wreck for the governments case.
And yet, and yet . . . If you incline to the view that Obamacare is a transformative act, isnt there something slightly pitiful about the fact that the liberties of over 300 million people hinge on the somewhat whimsical leanings of just one man? I mean, Kennedy seems a cheery enough cove, but who died and made him the all-powerful Sultan of Swing? It is a decision of the Supreme Court, explained Nancy Pelosi a few years back in more congenial times for the Democrats. So this is almost as if God has spoken.
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The court challenge is but one of several ways we have of defeating Obama Care. Before Ken Cuccinelli and the Atty Generals’ case, we never dreamed of beating it in court.
Even if this goes the wrong way - and I think it will go the right way - there is still the legislative and electoral avenues to defeat this. I reject the notion that this is the end of the road at the SCOTUS.
We can destroy the turd of obamacare in the political toilet bowl....if the court screws us.
Who do you think you are a_Turk to use an image of Jesus Christ?
A Knight of the Temple.
The liberties of over 300 million people do not just rest on justice Kennedy, but on the 0bama administration. And they work for ME and other citizens and not the other way around. I could say more, but Ion’t. Fired is enough!
LOL! Not only preexisting conditions, but you couldn't heal a person on the Sabbath.
Add the Romans, and it was a rough neighborhood two thousand years ago.
Can one of THE NINE SUPREMES be Impeached?