I think His Excellency, speaking off the cuff without TOTUS, exhibited to all his true colors. The best of this he did it prior to the SC vote. IMO, this will harden the resolve of those who voted against Odontcare and perhaps chase a few of the mildly leftest judges across the aisle.
Yesterday I suggested the vote would be 6-3 against the individual mandate and 5-4 to keep the rest of the law...Ginsberg voting in the majority both times. My guess now is it will be 6-3 against the mandate and 5 to 4 against keeping the regulations.
Beyond that issue, this is a clear signal to anyone who is awake, this guy is beyond constitutional restraint...that is what he sees his position as president as.
The conservatives and moderates need to keep the pressure on this clown through every possible avenue..challenge him to comment on everything, because he is close to going over the edge where even the Congress may have to take him out. I know, a dream, but if he is reelected both the country, including the Congress, will be under his thumb as supreme ruler of the universe in his mind.
Congress won't dare start impeachment processes this year or mid-summer. An unConstitutional ruling could play out in 0bamas favor as he campaigns on implementation anyway. Hence, why Congress would need to impeach him or start proceedings as 0bama is breaking the law. Again, this would then be enough of a crisis to bring out all the progressive base for the election. So I see no reason for 0bama to fear the checks and balances.
So, since 0bama doesn't seem touchable up until the election and any action against him could majorly backfire, what do we do? This is all setting up for the community organizer just too darn perfectly. I can actually see in my head right now him standing on the podium, finger wagging railing against our American System and how it has failed the American People. Telling us how he has already put in place people to help with the transition to a new form of American Democracy...
This warning is the start of the Constitutional Crisis. The SCOTUS has no way to enforce the ruling and the regime knows it. They also know congress won't and basically can't act even if they tried. There are too many progressive moles in Congress to get justice and secure our form of government. Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law post 288
I honestly would be surprised to see the individual mandate struck down 7-2, with only Sotomayor and Kagan dissenting. If they can get Sotomayor on board, then I can’t see Kagan having the stones to dissent on her lonesome, so 9-0 (with multiple concurring opinions rather than a single opinion) isn’t even out of the realm of possibility.
Rememdy will likely be 5-4 in favor of scrapping the bill — Kennedy seemed very strong in his stance that should the individual mandate fall, the rest of the bill was unsalvageable. Despite the wild theories of the various court-watchers, I can’t imagine Roberts, Thomas, or Alito will allow the rest of the bill to stand, and Scalia was quite clear about tossing the whole thing.