What if Obamacare fails in the Supreme Court?
Where is my affordable health care?
First, the single most important qualification that President Obama possesses is his credential as a Constitutional lawyer. His resume is otherwise below the bar of what I describe as acceptable qualifications.
His presidency in the first term is predicated on his addressing the need to provide health care for all Americans and for providing economic security that ensures retired and retiring Americans of their benefits.
Given the economic calamity that he inherited, his job was to make it better. The most obvious way to make it better was to stop the economic bleeding from foreign policy that we cannot afford. He has been slower than needed to accomplish this and there is no war-ending dividend.
I have a feeling the court may throw out the health care law because it is simply poorly constructed and ill-conceived on the basis of Constitutional deficiencies. If that is the case then not only did the President fail but so did Congressional leadership, Pelosi and Reid. To me, it was obvious they were failing when they rushed the legislation through the process, short circuiting vetting by the opposition that could have made the law workable.
Today, America is back to square one and not feeling better about it.
I don’t blame the President for the complete failing. I hold Republicans accountable for their part in failing to govern and for advocating foreign policy and defense budgets that we cannot afford.
Given a choice of 1) give Democrats another try or 2) give Republicans another try, I will stick with Democrats because at least I know their hearts are with me and not the 1%.
Now is the time for Americans to go back to school in learning how to vote. We really aren’t good at selecting our representatives in government.
“Supreme Court’s health-care ruling could deal dramatic blow to Obama presidency
One liberal group formed to build public support for the law, Protect Your Care, plans to throw out its playbook if the justices rule against the administration. Instead of promoting the popular provisions in the law, the group would devote its time in the fall to going negative on the court itself — painting the conservative justices as partisan ideologues who robbed Americans of needed benefits. The messages would be aimed at seniors who might lose prescription drug benefits and young people who might lose access to their parents’health insurance plans.
“Since Bush v. Gore, from the progressive side, it would be the most galvanizing Supreme Court ruling ever,” said Eddie Vale, a spokesman for the group. “You’d have a 5-4 court, in clearly a partisan political decision, striking down not just President Obama’s biggest legislative accomplishment but also the biggest progressive legislation since LBJ.””