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Defeat of healthcare law would erode votersí trust in Supreme Court (LibSpin)
The Hill ^ | 6/18/12 | Williams

Posted on 06/18/2012 8:40:56 AM PDT by pabianice

Every political strategist working the fall elections sees a game changer coming by the end of the month.

That’s when the Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act.

The Democrats have a nuclear option in this political game if the high court throws out the healthcare law as unconstitutional.

That blowup-the-system button, not pushed since FDR’s attempt to stack the court with Democrats during the New Deal, is for Obama to use the bully pulpit of the White House, and the national stage of a presidential campaign, to launch a bitter attack on the current court as a corrupt tool of the Republican right wing.

It is a move that could energize Democrats and independents even as Republicans celebrate a major legal victory.

Some Democrats, sensing a political windfall, can’t wait to start the offensive.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 57states; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; kenyanbornmuzzie; mediawingofthednc; mymuslimfaith; partisanmediashills; swrdswllwngsdshw
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To: pabianice

Wasn’t this published about 3 weeks ago?

Not like any of the Supremes really care what an online ezine is saying about them anyway.


21 posted on 06/18/2012 10:03:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: pabianice

The voters have NO confidence in the integrity of the SC, and haven’t since the 60s.

Ruling Obamacare unconstitutional would do a lot to begin the healing.


22 posted on 06/18/2012 10:05:23 AM PDT by chesley (God's chosen instrument - the trumpet)
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To: pabianice

Why wouldn’t it “erode trust” in the tyranical regime that passed the bill without knowing or revealing what was in it?

The GOP better get off of their dead butt’s and have a plan for making this case loud and clear!


23 posted on 06/18/2012 10:17:32 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: chesley

The voters don’t have a lot of confidence in the ‘rule of law’ period, since the current administration seems to have no regard for it. The trampling of the Constitution, blatant disregard for immigration laws, and the outright criminal activity is really appalling. The system of checks and balances has completely failed.


24 posted on 06/18/2012 10:27:37 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: loveliberty2

“...can anyone believe that the Democrats’ imposition of the so-called “health care” bill is consistent with the “spirit” of individual liberty...?”

Way to preach to the choir. I’m curious, do you convert many democrats over?

Nothing directed at you, but I think a lot of people (me included) here like to preach-post to people who already mostly agree with them. It makes the poster feel good, which is fine, but does almost nothing to bring in new conservative voters or convert less conservative, established voters over.

Remember, when we post here, we are simply posting to an echo chamber.


25 posted on 06/18/2012 10:31:36 AM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: pabianice
If obammacare is not overruled by the USSC, then my trust in the USSC would erode tremendously!
26 posted on 06/18/2012 10:35:51 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Turbo Pig

I absolutely agree with your assessment.


27 posted on 06/18/2012 10:52:36 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: toolman1401
The system of checks and balances has completely failed

No joke. Obama can't take the credit for starting it. I give that to FDR, although perhaps it started earlier. But he sure is trying to put the final touches to it.

28 posted on 06/18/2012 12:26:34 PM PDT by chesley (God's chosen instrument - the trumpet)
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To: Owl558; All
Thanks for your observations in Post 25.

You may be correct in your description that we are preaching to "the choir." My own reading of the thoughtful posts and contributions of others over a number of years, however, has been a learning experience and a sharing of information which helps to equip each and all of us who want to preserve the ideas of liberty as we engage in the great battle of ideas.

While there may seem to be an "echo chamber" at times, posters display a great diversity of opinion and analysis that is healthy.

In addition to that, there are "lurkers" whose views have been formed by their schools or previous experience--views which are diametrically opposed to those of most Freepers. Perhaps they, upon reading such concise founding-era quotations about our Constitution, about life, liberty, rights, and laws to protect them, may be curious enough decide to compare those words with the dogma and propaganda of their professors and Party leaders.

"Sharing" information about sources for the underpinning ideas of our nation's Declaration of Independence and Constitution with others who may be able to use that information in their own responses to the Left's challenges seems to help to multiply the efforts of all of us, especially some who are "opinion makers" in their communities and state or national connections.

29 posted on 06/18/2012 12:38:13 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: pabianice

Bring it on! The majority of the people want it thrown out, so I hope the Dems go on the attack!


30 posted on 06/18/2012 12:44:33 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: pabianice

Dear Juan,

Here is my answer to you, it is a bit out dated, but the sentiment remains:
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When this “health care for all” crap passes, right now the legislation states that it will be illegal to sell private policies over the date of passage. It also says that HSA’s will no longer be allowed. That means that my current policy will no longer be allowed and neither I nor my employer will be allowed to privately purchase an alternative.

I will not accept the “public option” that I will be dictated to join. I will not give the government control over my physical body. I will not pay their fines, I will not surrender to the impending warrant for my arrest. When they knock on my door, I will not answer. When they kick it in, I will make the news.

How’s that for unification, libtards? You loons are currently legislating my death. I will chose the terms and I will bring as many of you along as possible!
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“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security”


31 posted on 06/18/2012 12:51:24 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: sickoflibs; pabianice; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; ...

SCOTUS will overturn this just to ream it up Obama’s nose : )


32 posted on 06/18/2012 1:25:15 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks pabianice.


33 posted on 06/18/2012 2:50:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: pabianice

“Erode voters’ trust in the Supreme Court...”

Which voters? The ones who want to inflict their costs on everyone else or the ones who feel that some sane individual should at least be held partially responsible for risks taken?


34 posted on 06/18/2012 3:27:23 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: pabianice

I think the court did that long ago in Roe v. Wade.


35 posted on 06/18/2012 6:28:47 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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