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The Roberts Trap Is Sprung
American Thinker ^ | January 2, 2014 | Bill Dunne

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 ...


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1 posted on 01/03/2014 4:49:02 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

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.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 4:52:39 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: Kaslin; zot; Interesting Times

This is a quite interesting article. It is worth the few minutes needed to read it.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 4:53:11 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Kaslin

Ping please. Thanks.


4 posted on 01/03/2014 4:54:07 PM PST by Tucker39 ("Having their conscience seared with a hot iron.")
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To: Kaslin

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...


5 posted on 01/03/2014 4:54:13 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Kaslin

Typical bellybutton gazing BS.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 4:56:06 PM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I agree

Reminds me of the old rove you magnificent bastard talk here

Or the pure genius of Palin never saying “when”

And so on


7 posted on 01/03/2014 4:56:27 PM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: Kaslin

No excuse.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 4:56:44 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Kaslin
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).

9 posted on 01/03/2014 4:57:55 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Interesting article and analysis ping ...


10 posted on 01/03/2014 4:58:37 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Dr. Sivana

The USA is destroyed, but boy it sure makes the Dems look bad - oh, I feel better now.


11 posted on 01/03/2014 4:58:39 PM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Once a law is enacted, it will stay enacted...

Yeah, just like the Dred Scott decision and Prohibition.

Oh, wait...

12 posted on 01/03/2014 4:59:41 PM PST by Tonytitan
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To: Kaslin

Screw the author of this article, and his psychopathic need to excuse Roberts.


13 posted on 01/03/2014 5:00:10 PM PST by ClaytonP
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To: Kaslin

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.


14 posted on 01/03/2014 5:01:15 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero!)
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To: Kaslin

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.


15 posted on 01/03/2014 5:01:22 PM PST by vg0va3
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To: Kaslin

for later


16 posted on 01/03/2014 5:01:41 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
‘Pure horse feces. ‘
Sort of like the spin that I hit his fist with my nose.
Now, despite the contorted written opinion of Mr. Roberts on the Obamacare fiasco, the flacks of the government that are paid by the Mainstream Media are trying to cleans the ideological filth from Mr. Roberts.
Mr. Snoweden has the relevant emails.
TWB
17 posted on 01/03/2014 5:02:42 PM PST by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: Kaslin

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOEZ

Not Girlfriend ...

what to do what to do...


18 posted on 01/03/2014 5:03:55 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Kaslin

bm


19 posted on 01/03/2014 5:04:10 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Gee who is this Roberts butt-boy write? In two sentences Roberts:

* 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.

20 posted on 01/03/2014 5:04:31 PM PST by Swanks
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