Skip to comments.The Roberts Trap Is Sprung
Posted on 01/03/2014 4:49:02 PM PST by Kaslin
One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling. Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House again.
The chief justice, an appointee of President George W. Bush and reputedly a constitutionalist in his jurisprudence, set his diabolical trap (diabolical to Democrats) on June 28, 2012, when he joined with the four liberal justices on the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of ObamaCare. Conservatives and Republicans across the land were apoplectic. But in hindsight, it appears that Roberts actually saved the Republican Party from going into a death spiral and imperiled the Democrats instead. This suggests amazing foresight, but it wouldn't be the only instance.
For example, Tevi Troy, a scholar at the Hudson Institute, made a remarkable prophecy a year and a half before the Court's decision. It was soon after the November 2010 midterm elections, in which Democrats in Congress and in state legislatures suffered huge losses. In an article in Commentary magazine, Troy wrote:
The Pyrrhic victory Democrats secured for themselves [when President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law] may prove not to have been a victory at all but rather an ever-roiling, ongoing, and recurring act of political and ideological self-destruction.
How's that for prescience?
When the Supreme Court ruling came down, a shocked conservative historian, Paul Rahe, cited as a cause the PR pressure that President Barack Obama had been exerting on the Court in the fevered weeks leading up to the decision. It was "an act of judicial cowardice," he fumed. But then he added, "There is, I am confident, more to it than this."
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
I will grant the author the possibility on every point except for one.
The act as passed is unconstitutional. Chief Justice Roberts should know that his job is like that of an umpire, calling balls and strikes. Leave the politics for the other branches.
This is a quite interesting article. It is worth the few minutes needed to read it.
Ping please. Thanks.
Pure horse feces. All this talk about how Roberts did this so “Well, now the sheeple can wake up!” is bogus. Once a law is enacted, it will stay enacted and now the calls for single-payer is starting. Roberts could have killed this, but those Irish children of his...
Typical bellybutton gazing BS.
Reminds me of the old rove you magnificent bastard talk here
Or the pure genius of Palin never saying “when”
And so on
Law rewritten on the bench has seldom had such a glaring example. In effect, Roberts single-handedly forced all Americans to face -- up front and personal -- the epic political malpractice that is ObamaCare. "It is not our job," he added, "to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices." Wow. Tough love.Nice to see the alternative view, for a change. There was a time when conservatives believed in legislative discretion (however bad it is).
Not trying to start a fight (I haven't read the decision, yet--my fault).
Interesting article and analysis ping ...
The USA is destroyed, but boy it sure makes the Dems look bad - oh, I feel better now.
Yeah, just like the Dred Scott decision and Prohibition.
Screw the author of this article, and his psychopathic need to excuse Roberts.
I’ll come back and read this later, but there’s no lipstick applicator big enough to cover the Robert’s makeover for the Obamacare pig.
The man will forever be known for bending himself into a pretzel to grease the skids for Obamacare.
All he had to do is listen, and strike it down. It was unconstitutional. End of story...
The Obama administration argued that the fees were not new taxes, because they knew it couldn’t stand on that argument. So what did Roberts do? He declared the fees new taxes and approved the thing.
This was a uniquely ignorant thing to do. The clues were there. The Obama administration handed him his out. He completely muffed it.
So, CJ Roberts was helping us all by teaching the kids (the voters) that playing with fire (voting for Democrats) will burn you.
Sounds like CJ Roberts fans are attempting to re-establish his conservative credentials.
I will take whatever lesson we can learn from this. My family had to switch plans just this week due to OBAMACARE.
Not Girlfriend ...
what to do what to do...
* set his diabolical trap to Democrats)
* doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House
* saved the Republican Party from going into a death spiral
* and imperiled the Democrats instead
Paul Bunyan of the Supreme Court. Or something.