Skip to comments.ObamaCare Survives - Electing Romney Just Became Imperative
Posted on 06/30/2012 8:36:03 AM PDT by Kaslin
The Supreme Court did not save us from ourselves, at least not entirely. That is still up to us, the people.
When the American people elected Barack Obama and large Democrat majorities, the die was cast. ObamaCare was coming. Popular or not, constitutional or not, affordable or not, it didn't matter. They were going to pass it, and then the rest of us could find out what they put in it.
After the Democrats shoved the 2700 pages of ObamaCare down our throats -- and we did find out how expensive, controlling, and coercive the legislation was -- a majority of Americans wanted the Supreme Court to toss it aside as unconstitutional.
In a 5-4 decision, the Court did not deem it a legal overreach by the Democrats. While I would have agreed with the minority (Scalia, Alito, Thomas, Kennedy), I respect the decision.
For those of us who originally disagreed with ObamaCare and now disagree with the majority opinion of the SCOTUS, the challenge remains the same as it would have been had the Court ruled otherwise. We need to elect Mitt Romney and House and Senate majorities that will repeal ObamaCare and replace it with free-market, pro-liberty solutions.
In a very real way, the Court just put the responsibility back on the voters to re-establish government of, by, and for the people. In the end, we get the government and policies that go with it that we deserve. So, who will we elect as our representative leaders in November? The importance of this election already historic just grew even greater.
As the nation absorbs and deciphers the SCOTUS ruling on ObamaCare, we thought our readers would find the following excerpts from NRO's analysis insightful. Included is a link to the entire editorial.
Chief Justice Robertss Folly
Posted June 28, 2012, 2:00PM-ET
National Review Online
By The Editors
Rarely has the maxim that the power to tax is the power to destroy been so apt, a portion of liberty being the direct object in this case.
What the Court has done is not so much to declare the mandate constitutional as to declare that it is not a mandate at all, any more than the mortgage-interest deduction in the tax code is a mandate to buy a house. Congress would almost surely have been within its constitutional powers to tax the uninsured more than the insured. Very few people doubt that it could, for example, create a tax credit for the purchase of insurance, which would have precisely that effect. But Obamacare, as written, does more than that. The law repeatedly speaks in terms of a requirement to buy insurance, it says that individuals shall buy it, and it levies a penalty on those who refuse. As the conservative dissent points out, these are the hallmarks of a regulatory penalty, not a tax.
It now falls to the Republicans, and especially to Mitt Romney, to make the case for the repeal of the law and for its replacement by something better than either it or the health-care policies that preceded it Opponents should take heart: The law remains unpopular. Let the president and his partisans ring their bells today, and let us work to make sure that they are wringing their hands come November. Read more.
I don't, I doubt the four dissenters do, and I even doubt Roberts does. He knows it was a silly, convoluted, ridiculous finding for political reasons. He sold his soul, and sold out liberty.
Works for me.
It’s been imperative to elect Romney for a long time.
I kept waiting for Obama to do the One More Thing that would convince some of the holdouts here that we have to get rid of him.
One More Things kept happening but they clung to their imaginary lifeboat.
Maybe this is finally it.
Let’s hope so.
well said, good place to bump the thread
If you think that Romney will fix it, you are barking up the wrong tree.During the campaign, he will vow and swear that his first official act will be to repeal it. Should and it is a big should he be elected,the morning after the election he will think about it, laught about it, and forget about it.
Romney is windsock. He has no core principles that guide him, only his desire to succeed. We can make him blow in the right direction so he can be a “successful” president.
He is our only real choice at this point anyway, so we play the hand we have.
or you could not vote at all and spin the wheel of chance.maybe after two terms we’ll REALLY dislike obama.
Unfortunately, there is no "right" tree.
Ask yourself a simple question - of the two candidates that have a possibility of winning the election in November, which one would you prefer? I know, we're right at the same point we've been in every election since Reagan's second term, but that's the choice we've got. The republican party succeeded in dividing and conquering the conservative vote again, and we're stuck with Romney as a result.
I will hold my nose and vote for Romney. At least he's not a communist.
More than Romney, we need the House and the Senate both. Otherwise it’s just a stalemate which leaves this travesty of law in place.
I admit—this will make it easier to vote for Mitt-—but he was certainly not my first choice.
But that is neither here nor there because I am not voting for Romney. Why? Because I do not vote for baby killers. I do not vote for those who support the homosexual agenda. I do not vote for proven liars.
And again, since obamacare is modeled after Romneycare, other than wishful thinking, what evidence suggests that Romney will repeal it?
Under the system of Government we were once under, laws were enacted and repealed by the Leglislative Branch. If, and again it is a big if, Romney should wit the election, He would be the head of the Executive Brance. Which enforces enacted laws.
Romney will not repeal ObamaCare.
Why? Because the Senate is always the issue. There are 37 Dems that are safe or not up for election. Add to that 5 who are likely Dem and 5 who are leaning Dem, and you get a grand total of 47.
Without even considering the Republicans, we know that 41 votes is insurmountable given the Senate filibuster rules.
Right now RCP says there are 47 Dems, 8 tossups, and 45 Republicans based on the most recent polling.
To repeal ObamaCare the Republicans need to hold the House, Pluse Defeat Obama, and now the most difficult hurdle...they have to keep the Dems from adding only 4 seats to those 37 that are either safe or not up for election.
And that’s assuming that all of the Republican senators are true-blue conservative, non-rinos.
Sorry, America, but that ain’t happening.
Obama thanks you for your support.
Liars, backstabbers, and the AUTHOR of ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE
thanks YOU for your support.
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