Skip to comments.CNN: Today was a 'train wreck' for Obamacare
Posted on 03/27/2012 1:02:34 PM PDT by Semper911
CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin said that it was a rough day for the Obama administration, as lawyers worked to defend the Obamacare's individual mandate.
"This was a train wreck for the Obama administration," Tobin said. "This law looks like it's going to be struck down. I'm telling you, all of the predictions including mine that the justices would not have a problem with this law were wrong."
Tobin said that U.S. Solicitor General David Verrilli was woefully unprepared in his defense.
"I don't know why he had a bad day, he is a good lawyer, he was a perfectly fine lawyer in the really sort of tangential argument yesterday. He was not ready for the answers for the conservative justices," he said.
"If I had to bet today I would bet that this court is going to strike down the individual mandate." he said.
Tobin was not alone in his analysis. NBC's Justice corespondent Pete Williams was also skeptical.
"It would seem at this point in the process that I think it's very doubtful that the court is going to find the health care law constitutional," he said, "I don't see five votes to find the law constitutional."
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Also, I heard that Intrade has the odds of Obamacare being overturned at 80% -- up from 30% this morning!
Train wreck, indeed!
Toobin just threw the Solicitor General under the bus for Obama, because we all know this unconstitutional power grab couldn’t possibly be the problem...
I am reading the transcript now, and the SG should crawl under the bus himself. (Or maybe he know it’s not worth fighting for?)
Watch. If it is overturned, the Administration will claim that its a narrow interpretation and proceed as planned.
You can't use a 'tax' as a penalty.
Maybe they should find the solicitor general who prepared the original defense. Where is she hiding? Oh, wait, she is sitting in judgment of this law without properly recusing herself from the case.
There was an exchange early in the proceedings between Alito and Verrilli, regarding hypothetical “burial insurance” which included the term “cost shifting.”
That in 2 words is all this is about. The government started the cost shifting and now it’s being used as a justification for socialized medicine.
Cost shifting was the little socialism. Obamacare is the great socialism.
More like a train wreck waiting to happen for America..and the useless waste of time and expense. We would have been in better shape had we done nothing. Stupid progs always know best.Trillions in Debt...Cash for Clunkers..shouvel ready jobs..Fast and Furious...Solandra..high gas prices..strangling regulations...continued unemployment...continued bad economy...GREAT JOB OBAMA!
But with no money. Maybe obozo can proceed alone.
Scouts blog has a different take on today’s arguments. Kennedy explored both sides of the issue and seemed to find merit in some of the governments arguments.
Hard for Verrilli to defend a fraud..
Much sadness in the MSM I detect. Yes.
Forgive me, but after three years of this lying, despicable cabal, I find myself waiting for the other shoe to drop. I can’t believe they’re throwing in the towel this easily.
I read that just now. Alito made mincemeat of him.
ObamaCommicare IS a train wreck
What did the un-ethical one who refused to recuse herself have to say?
I’m cautiously optimistic, but it’s way too early to be doing victory laps, IMHO. Sometimes you can’t tell how SCOTUS will rule from their questions.
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