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Geraldo: SCOTUS Decision A ‘Poison Pill’ That Will ‘Make 2010 Happen Again’ For Republicans
Mediaite ^ | June 29, 2012 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 06/29/2012 8:53:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Geraldo Rivera appeared on Fox & Friends on Friday where he praised the Supreme Court decision on Thursday that allowed President Barack Obama’s health care reform law to stand. However, he said that the decision would lead to a Republican victory in November as Democrats would now have to defend the law as a tax increase. “It is a political issue and now the Republicans can make 2010 happen again, reenergize the tea parties, get the base motivated and bring the Obama tenure to an end,” said Rivera.

Rivera called Chief Justice John Roberts decision “brilliant” and said that, in the wake of the Citizens United ruling in 2010, his court was getting a reputation for being reliably conservative.

“He achieved a result that absolutely blew that out of the water,” said Rivera. “Nobody now is talking about the political court. Chief Justice Roberts, one of whose prime roles is protecting the court scores big time – he protects the court.”

Rivera said that by upholding the law on the narrowest of grounds and reframing the mandate as a “tax,” Republicans have been handed a political opportunity.

“He has gifted President Obama a poison pill,” said Rivera. “Republicans now can remember, unless something is done, that the Bush tax cuts also lapse at the end of the year. So here you have the largest tax increase and the increase coming from the expiration of the Bush tax cuts – he taxed us, he said he wouldn’t tax us, he taxed us. I think the Obama presidency hangs by a threat right now.”

“I don’t mean to demean the Chief Judges integrity in any way,” said Rivera. He said that Roberts may believe his opinion – but the result is an incredible shift towards Republicans.

“It is a political issue and now the Republicans can make 2010 happen again, reenergize the tea parties, get the base motivated and bring the Obama tenure to an end,” said Rivera.

Watch the segment below via Fox News Channel:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: democrats; geraldo; obama; obamacare; romney; taxes; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
Is he right?
1 posted on 06/29/2012 8:53:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jerry Rivers gets a clue.


2 posted on 06/29/2012 8:55:13 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Her ral do has yet to say anything relevant. At least, anything anybody wants to hear.


3 posted on 06/29/2012 8:57:09 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In less than a week, Odumbie has made both the national dislike for socialized medicine and the Holder problem into Obama problems.

Dumb move.


4 posted on 06/29/2012 8:57:57 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dang - pigs must be flying - I agree with Jerry Rivers.


5 posted on 06/29/2012 9:03:10 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whoraldo was just on Bill O’Reilly and said he was a Republican!!! He was a total jerk as usual.


6 posted on 06/29/2012 9:05:48 PM PDT by tired&retired
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry Jerry. We all thought SCOTUS would find CommieCare unconstitutional. Instead, they had a recreational drug party and stuck it to the taxpayers. I’m not buying this sh*t anymore. 50% of the people living in this country are drooling, blithering idiots. They are clueless about the SCOTUS decision. They just want the feds to keep giving them “free” stuff.


7 posted on 06/29/2012 9:09:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution?!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Who will pay for that? We’re broke!!


8 posted on 06/29/2012 9:15:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Bingo.


9 posted on 06/29/2012 9:16:04 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Liberty Experiment is over. All aspects of your life will now be MANDATED.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t understand this law at all. But if Geraldo is agin it,
then I’m for it.


10 posted on 06/29/2012 9:16:04 PM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The freeloaders don’t care. Their boy Barry will make “the rich” pay for their freebies and handouts. (”The Rich” are the people like us who pay the taxes.) Barry’s Amerika is a big pinata!


11 posted on 06/29/2012 9:21:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution?!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Hey, id this thing is a tax, can I deduct it on my 1040?


12 posted on 06/29/2012 9:25:07 PM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Chief Justice Roberts, one of whose prime roles is protecting the court scores big time – he protects the court.”

This statement is completely wrong. The job of the Supreme Court is to protect the Constitution, not to protect the Court. The role of the Chief Justice is to see that the Court does its job, not to play politics or compete for Miss Congeniality. Roberts failed massively, and that will (at best and only if we get very lucky) have destructive and unintended consequences for generations. At worst, the mistake Roberts made will destroy America sooner even that Obama ever dreamed.

13 posted on 06/29/2012 9:26:08 PM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Who is John Galt?


14 posted on 06/29/2012 9:26:40 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“He achieved a result that absolutely blew that out of the water,” said Rivera. “Nobody now is talking about the political court. Chief Justice Roberts, one of whose prime roles is protecting the court scores big time – he protects the court.”

Who the frack cares??? I don't care about the court. They're just some disobedient employees I have that are really really hard to fire, and I have to do what they say, or at least they think so. I care about MY rights, not their reputation, especially not their reputation in a venue where they get praised if they abdicate their FREAKIN DUTY!!!!

15 posted on 06/29/2012 9:36:58 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And besides, what’s the point of protecting the court, when there’s no point in having it around anyway???


16 posted on 06/29/2012 9:37:54 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, he is correct.


17 posted on 06/29/2012 9:42:22 PM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is he right?

Yep. Democrats cannot run against the SC and must defend a "Read My Lips" tax.

18 posted on 06/29/2012 9:45:23 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Democrats are the problem. Vote them out, all of them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think I’m gonna puke saying this, but this bigmouth Dickweed has just hit a triple with 2 outs in the ninth.. :)

I said as much about Roberts yesterday. I believe this move was either brilliant, or the biggest mistake a turncoat has ever made.. DON’T FORGET TO VOTE


19 posted on 06/29/2012 9:46:05 PM PDT by carlo3b (Home, is where the heart is..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It is a political issue and now the Republicans can make 2010 happen again

Well, how about that! The little feller got one!

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20 posted on 06/29/2012 9:46:36 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Still Thinking
 

 

21 posted on 06/29/2012 9:47:22 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Geraldo is such an air-head. Go back to digging for Capone's secret lair.

I think he's right about the Republicans winning big in November, but his praise of the court and Roberts is asinine (as usual).

22 posted on 06/29/2012 9:49:21 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rivera has shit for brains. Take him for what he's worth.
23 posted on 06/29/2012 9:50:25 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Hildy

My God. I agree with Jerry Rivers.

*Gun to temple*

....BLAM!


24 posted on 06/29/2012 9:57:08 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
as Democrats would now have to defend the law as a tax increase.

Wrong. No meaningful number of voters is going to suddenly say, "Justice Roberts upheld it as a tax instead of a fine? Well now I'm against it, I didn't know it was a tax!"

And the MSM or Jay Leno or Jon Stewart or wherever it is the average person gets his or her info from isn't going to dwell on this "is it a tax or a penalty" business.

It's true the fact that the Court did not strike it down will motivate people who are already against ObamaCare to work to elect people who will repeal it.

But the characterization of the individual mandate as a tax or a penalty will have virtually nothing to do with how the masses vote.

Whorealdo is trying to paint Roberts as clever because he gave the liberals what they wanted, which is not striking down the law. The liberals don't really care why he did what he did and it will never get filtered out to the masses anyway.

25 posted on 06/29/2012 10:36:21 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Meet the New Boss
But the characterization of the individual mandate as a tax or a penalty will have virtually nothing to do with how the masses vote.

Well, that depends on whether Romney takes advantage of the opportunity he's been handed. Romney can press Obama on whether the I.R.S. has enforcement capability. Obama's screwed either way he answers. If Obama says the I.R.S. has the power to go after people for not buying insurance or paying the tax penalty, voters won't like that. And if Obama says the I.R.S. can't enforce the tax penalty, he's gonna have to explain how he'll make up for the missed revenue from people who refuse to pay. John Roberts made a horrible ruling, but he did give Romney a golden political opportunity.

26 posted on 06/29/2012 11:11:49 PM PDT by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In the end ObamaCare was about money. The political class is drooling over the windfall of revenue that’s about head their way.


27 posted on 06/29/2012 11:44:15 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Absurd. This has energized both bases. You think 29 million Obama voters that sat out 2010 will sit out again? Folly. We’ve been sold a bill of goods by the GOP overlords.

Ignore pundits.


28 posted on 06/29/2012 11:53:43 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>> Is he right?

Seriously, 2DV, do you really expect the ideologues to show up for the Romney election?


29 posted on 06/29/2012 11:58:16 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Hopefully states will start seceding soon to form a free country.


30 posted on 06/30/2012 12:14:22 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I rarely agree with Whorealdo. This time I do. I am more motivated than ever to beat Obamugabe and elect a Republican senate.

A tax, remember, can be rescinded with a 51 vote majority, and since it has to do with the budget, it CANNOT be filibustered....IF we elect a majority Republican government, Obamugabe Care is as dead as Saul Alinsky.


31 posted on 06/30/2012 1:01:00 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is what Obama will do: ask Congress to “suspend” the tax for low income people (e.g., the 48% who already don’t pay taxes). He will make it a class warfare issue.


32 posted on 06/30/2012 2:58:29 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whether or not Roberts did this as a RINO or a brilliant strategist is irrelevant.

The fact is, the issue now is: the biggest tax increase in the history of the world.

I only hope the Republicans are smart enough to run with that.


33 posted on 06/30/2012 3:18:21 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/21/obamas-socialist-designs/)
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To: samtheman
Whether or not Roberts did this as a RINO or a brilliant strategist is irrelevant. The fact is, the issue now is: the biggest tax increase in the history of the world. I only hope the Republicans are smart enough to run with that.

Now there is something I can agree with.

34 posted on 06/30/2012 3:25:31 AM PDT by quimby
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Translate:" As a devout leftist, the thought of a Romney Presidency doesn't scare. me. Thank God the alternative to Obama is a Democrat. Thank you GOP-e."

So we have to vote for a Democrat to save us forma Commie. So energized I could just *$*&(.

35 posted on 06/30/2012 3:44:02 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree with him. IT makes things clear. The decision pulls the wool away and tells it like it is. The democrats tried to pull a fast one on us. April 15th every year you’d be hit with a bill for health insurance.


36 posted on 06/30/2012 4:06:21 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is he right?

In a sane world.
Of course, in a sane world, this atrocity wouild have never been enacted, much less propped up with SCOTUS "activism".

37 posted on 06/30/2012 4:34:22 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

38 posted on 06/30/2012 4:34:44 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unless the GOP gets decent ads out showing the facts especially that Obamacare effects don’t really hit until 2014 the American public will forget about this by November


39 posted on 06/30/2012 5:45:31 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: uncbob

Romney, the RNC, or somebody needs to start running a series of “Obama in His Own Words” commercials. Obamacare is not a tax, close Gitmo, try KSM in New York, don’t raise debt ceiling, I will cut deficit in half in my first term, etc....


40 posted on 06/30/2012 5:51:47 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: csmusaret

Agree there is enough ammunition there if the Stupid Party will use it especially Obama promising open hearings on Obamacare and having the most transparent administration in history

I haven’t seen any decent campaign from them yet

All our wins since 94 have been grass roots and no thanks to the RNC


41 posted on 06/30/2012 6:00:20 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The “poison pill” is nobama...is LIBeralism, is progressivism, is being a DIMocRAT, is being a leftist asshat, is being a moonbat.


42 posted on 06/30/2012 6:04:53 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We can make him right!
Vote out obozo to remove obozocare! The supreme does not have the final say. WE DO!!!


43 posted on 06/30/2012 6:53:26 AM PDT by chrisnj
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To: Meet the New Boss

‘he characterization of the individual mandate as a tax or a penalty will have virtually nothing to do with how the masses vote. ‘

Yes it does! penalty or tax, it hurts your pocket-book!
Who won’t vote against the biggest tax in history, or penalty, (except the idiots who believe they are getting it free!)
And this exposes obozo/gang’s lies!
Who votes for lies (except the idiots who are forever fooled
by the lies.)


44 posted on 06/30/2012 7:05:42 AM PDT by chrisnj
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To: All

45 posted on 06/30/2012 7:10:30 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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