Is Obama Planning to Overrule the Supreme Court and Revive ObamaCare if SCOTUS Strikes It Down?
June 27, 2012 - 9:57 am
Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder tweets the cat out of the bag:
Hat tip to Avik Roy, who wonders exactly which parts of O-Care Obama plans to revive by fiat. The answer: The popular parts, most certainly the provision keeping people on their parents’ policies until they’re the tender age of 26. I’d already earned my degree, served in the Air Force, gotten married and was planning to return stateside by that age, but I guess we grew up faster in the olden days of the 1990s. Knowing this president and his contempt for our republican form of government, he could go farther and impose a single payer system by the stroke of a pen. The divided Congress wouldn’t stop him at this point, not as long as Harry Reid runs the Senate.
Leaving aside why the administration might telegraph its ObamaCare: Resurrection plan to Ambinder, re-instating ObamaCare by fiat is a fantastic idea, and the president should by all means do it. He should bore full steam ahead and re-instate a policy that the majority opposed when it was passed, opposes now, and would have been found unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court.
Moderate to Blue Dog Dems looking for a reason to distance themselves from Obama will have their opportunity presented on a silver platter. Business interests will pour rivers of money into super PACs to defeat him. States will turn right around and take his executive orders to court, or legislate his executive order down at the state level as many are already doing. Romney’s messaging would practically write itself: Obama literally doesn’t care what you think or what’s best for the country, as long as he gets what he wants.