Skip to comments.Krauthammer: Mid-election cycle SCOTUS ruling on ObamaCare a ‘win-win’ for president (Video)
Posted on 10/01/2011 5:27:52 AM PDT by Rufus2007
One the best shots opponents of ObamaCare have at defeating the 2009 law isnt its repeal through the legislative process. Instead, it is said the bill could be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court for its mandate requiring individuals to purchase health insurance. And that would force Obama or the next occupant of the White House to start all over on reforming health care.
However, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer doesnt think that the judicial system acting on the issue and rendering judgment will be a bad thing for the president either way. On Fridays Special Report, Krauthammer said either two of the possible outcomes would be a win-win for Obama.
I think for Obama, its win-win, Krauthammer said. If it is upheld, then it will give something of a boost to public opinion because it will be seen as legitimate. It will help its legitimacy and at least slightly marginally increase its popularity.
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Krauthammer, totally wrong once again.
Something happened to Krauthammer (or perhaps me). I used to agree with him 95% of the time. Now I almost never agree with him. He just sounds like an Obama fanboy — anything that happens seems, to him, like a good thing for the magic negro.
Well that’s it then, the states should immediatly motion to dismiss their cases because Krauthammer says overturning Obamacare will be good for his re-election. /rolleyes.
Krauthammer is way off the deep end on this. Having Obamacare ruled unConstitutional in no way removes the negative aspects of the legislation from Obama. It simply more enhances the image of Obama being a failure as a leader.
I had read here at FR someone post the complete opposite to this opinion by Krauthammer and that the ruling would be a win/win for conservatives and I tend to much more agree with that. The opinion stated basically was that if the Courts rule that it is Constitutional then it makes overturning it legislatively more a major issue and if it is ruled unConsitutional then Obama is a failure and it makes keeping it overturned just as much an issue. (Sorry I do not know where this post is to pinfg to)
Basically as it is with most issues the reality is that either way this ruling goes it is up to both sides and the campaigns to make the ruling a win for them. The conservative base is very fired up over this issue and the left had been giving up defending it. I suspect this issue will be more a win for the right either way.
Still I pray that the Courts overturn Obamacare.
I agree with K’s points...If its ruled against or for, it will be off the table for discussion..which is a win for Obama as he will have better odds for the election without the albatross...Then he will just come back and do Obama care all over again.
Obamacare is one of the most energizing issues for voters..to have this ‘off the table “ for the election is a win for Obozo.
If the SC rules in favor, he will have accomplished a lot...and it will be harder to overturn even if its a Repb adminsitration and congress.
I highly doubt that Obamacare and healthcare will be off the table regardless of how the Court decides.
If ruled against, the opposing candidate can simply make the case that Obama pushes through unconstitutional legislation and as a result, he can’t be trusted.
Yes, true, but not nearly as energizing as “ I will kill obamacare!”
Is Krauthammer on drugs?
If the SCOTUS rules for it: yet more evidence of a tyrannical judiciary forcing the public to accept legislation it was vehemently against but Obama crammed it down our throats anyway.
If they rule against it: a major failure for Obama and the key legislation of his entire presidency.
It isn't like states haven't been changing everything and spending money on it. How many private companies have totally changed their business plans to soften the blow of the stupid law that never should have passed?
This will just prove he is a stupid jackass and unfit for office.
If I understand his reasoning, if it’s ruled unconstitutional because of the mandate, then Obama can say “I tried shaping the debate over the health care bill, but Congress forgot to include a severability clause, and now it’s gone.” That will get him off the hook?
Well, don't forget, he was leading from behind throughout the whole thing. Pelosi and her minions were doing all the heavy lifting.
He'll try to blame Congress for getting the legislation wrong by leaving out the severability clause. Wouldn't put it past him.
Seems like the only hazard for the country would be it being deemed constitutional - else, the Nation wins big time as Obama and the Dims suffer another humiliating (but well-deserved) trouncing at the voting boxes.
“I highly doubt that Obamacare and healthcare will be off the table regardless of how the Court decides.”
If the mandate is overturned, it’ll certainly become a major issue. With a major piece of healthcare law voided, the whole system is in chaos. Our candidate better be ready with a recovery plan.
If it’s not overturned, at the very least it’s back in the headlines. We can remind voters about the corrupt tactics the dems used to pass it, and the negative effect the law will have on debt, jobs, healthcare quality, etc.
I think it’s a win-win for the GOP.
I wonder if the court can even get a decision out in time for the election..
But I wonder what he is up to? As glenn Beck says, “Watch the other hand.”
The curse of intellegent men is their informed but wrong conclusions of reality.
Obamacare will destroy America and repeal or destroy is a win win for Americans.
He’s right. Obama will use it to run against the “right-wing” court. He’s attacked the court before, including in a state-of-the-union. He said the even leftist courts, like the Warren court, didn’t go far enough. He’d be satisfied either way and maybe more satisfied if it is struck down because it would set the stage for his actual goal of single payer.
Let’s be clear -
If the SCOTUS rules it Constitutional - we don’t have a meaningful Constitution anymore. We no longer have a Federal government of “limited and enumerated powers”. If anything - this MOTIVATES the anti-socialist Americans. The final statement of “see what happens when you don’t pay attention.”
We have a central government of apparently unlimited powers.
If unemployment is not below 7% - a gay teenage Martian centipede will beat Obama. It is about the economy - not Obama’s socialism.
PA, MI, and Ohio voters have seen enough. THe Jews in FL - have seen enough. All the lieing media in the world is not going to save this clown.
Krauthammer’s right. People here just feel obligated to disagree with him for some reason. If the Court rules it unconstitutional, it will become a rallying cry for liberals who must turn out to vote to assure an Obama victory — if for nothing else than to turn the Supreme Court liberal.
EXACTLY! The fact that this is happening is clearly a warning sign!
He’ll try to blame Congress, but the fact that brand name is seared into everyone’s mind as “ObamaCare” will make that quite difficult.
That's a stretch. "Mr President, will you champion a new health care reform bill that includes an individual mandate?
I understand you and understand Krauthammer. But the only worry for us is if Obamacare is defeated in the SCOTUS.
Up until the national elections in 2010 Obama’s poll numbers were nose diving. After the election, and the replacement of democrat House leadership with the Republicans they started to rise again. Why?
It’s not us, the Conservative Right, nor the Liberal Left that changed, it was the Mushy Middle. They were disturbed by the democrats by the Falll of 2010, enough to vote Republican again. Many voted against Obama and Pelosi by voting for their local House representative Republican candidate. While we didn’t grab the Senate, we came close. Gone is their 60 seat majority.
When it was all over, the Mushy Middle were satisfied that Obama and Pelosi were stopped and went back to American Idol and Dancing with the Stars.
The Mushy Middle doesn’t like Obamacare, but truly they don’t understand how dangerous it is; but day-by-day, word is getting out as deadlines approach, and companies drop health insurance as they forsee rising cost thaey cannot afford, etc. The Mushy Middle i going to get screwed.
If the Supremes defeat Obamacare, then that threat is over. If they sustain Obamacare, then the Republicans have a winning battle cry with which to garner Mushy Middle votes.
[singing] the more you study the more you know, the more you know the more you forget, the more you forget the less you know, so why study?
It seems like this will put focus on the Supreme Court and remind voters that we dare not let Obama be the one to appoint any more Justices. Also, rulings don’t take topics off of the table, ie look at abortion. Sometimes a ruling highlights and revs up discussion.
Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.
I don’t think this will be a win-win for Hussein.
SCOTUS ruling it is constitutional...well, it will still be unpopular with a political solution: defund the damnable atrocity. The Republican nominee can show over and over again how the conservatives in government want to apply the LAW-MAKING POWER OF CONGRESS (see: Article I, section 1) to the health of the nation. “We will repeal this unwise legislation.”
SCOTUS ruling it UNconstitutional...well, break out the sound bites and the celebrations Hussein held over this singular piece of legislation—the Republican nominee will be able to show constant reminders of how Hussein put the country through nearly 4 years of unconstitutional law—and how much it COST us in jobs, peace of mind, etc.
Obamacare is the cornerstone of the AnointedIdiot’s foundation; as such, I respectfully disagree with Krauthammer’s assertion(s).
(that means Nancy Pelosi is Igor - kinda works, doesn't it?)
I was listening and that is NOT what Kraut said. He said that obamaprobably considered it a win win.
No, it won't be considered legitimate, the Supreme Court will be viewed as failing to correctly interpret the Constitution.
Stopped watching/listening to this anus-headyears ago...