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April 3, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Democrats have become interesting creatures in the age of Obama. The other day I was on a local radio show, the topic was Obama’s triumphal speech on reaching the phony 7 million sign-up target, and an Obamacare supporting Democrat caller attempted to pull a version of “It’s the law!” on me. He tried to take me down a path of defending the law that began “Wasn’t this decided by the Supreme Court?”

“So was Dred Scott. What’s your point?” was my response.

The Supreme Court is composed of fallible humans and makes awful decisions with almost as smooth a routine as it makes good decisions. What even constitutes a good or bad decision is in the eye of the beholder. Wearing a robe does not make the justices any closer to divinity than the rest of us, and it does not lift them above criticism. Right now, Democrats who claim “It’s the law!” to bully Obamacare critics are the first ones to whine and howl at how awful the Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions are. And they admit no contradiction between the two positions. They can’t even look up “hypocrite” on Google.

Despite “It’s the law!”, former Obama adviser Robert Gibbs, for one, thinks the Obamacare law will be gutted of one of its mandates.

Gibbs delivered a speech at the 2014 Benefits Selling Expo in Colorado Springs, CO this week.

“I don’t think the employer mandate will go into effect,” Gibbs told the audience. “It’s a small part of the law. I think it will be one of the first things to go.”

The employer mandate is not a small part of the Obamacare law at all. While the number of Americans who get their health coverage from their employer is on a slight decline, according to Gallup it was still at nearly 45% as of 2011. The individual slice of the market is far smaller. The employer mandate is one of Obamacare’s funding mechanisms.

The employer mandate has already been delayed twice, both times to push it back past elections to benefit Democrats. “It’s the law!” clearly didn’t matter more than “We might lose the next election!”

But the fact remains, the employer mandate is part of that law that Democrats claim is sacrosanct when Republicans criticize it, before Democrats re-write it on the fly to protect themselves.

If the employer mandate can be jettisoned, the entire law can be jettisoned. And it should be.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Repeal is the only option. Repeal and salt the ground so nothing can grow there again.

The least "husk" will rise again, like Mike Myers, to try to enslave us all again.
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My response to people who say "it's the law" is:
Which law are you referring to? The one passed by Congress and signed by the President? Or the one that has been implemented by executive fiat? For they are two very different beasts...
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"If the employer mandate can be jettisoned, the entire law can be jettisoned. And it should be."

You reading this McConnell?
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"Democrats say White House won’t delay Obamacare employer mandate again"

Well, given that the Obammunists have lied 100% of the time about everything they've said about Obamacare so far, this is an absolute guarantee that they WILL in fact delay the employer mandate some more!
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You may be an Obama supporter, but are you really willing to support others who will be given your tax money to pay for their health insurance? Those Obamacare subsidies are your tax money. Your rates go up to support them and your annual deductible amount goes up, too. Obama is trying to delay this, but from then on FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE you will pay those higher rates and deductible costs. Since the Democrats all voted for it, they can’t be depended on to join the effort. It’s up to us to vote for Republicans to get enough people in office who want to repeal the law. This is for all government levels. Remember, it’s YOUR money, so vote your pocketbook. This situation is hardly different from your taxes being assigned to support an illegal alien, and that will happen when Amnesty is the law. If you don’t believe that surprise is buried in Obamacare, see
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2012/october/11/health-care-immigrants.aspx Also, medical taxes go up in 2014. See http://obamacarefacts.com/obamacare-taxes.php Join with us to our mutual benefit in the Primary elections and in November 2014.
16 weeks ago
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Hate to say it, and would hate even more for it to happen - but the quickest way to get rid of this law would be for it to be implemented EXACTLY AS WRITTEN, complete with strict adherence to all deadlines and a complete end to executive orders masquerading as the law itself.

The pain inflicted thus would be enough to accomplish two things:

1 - The law would be repealed in its entirety in short order upon pain of any politician voting against repeal being tarred and feathered and run out of his jurisdiction on a rail.

2 - Democrats would not be able to attain high office for about a generation.
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Prohibition was the law, too.

Nearest analog to this scenario. A tiny proportion of people pushing for it were well intentioned, the vast majority of them were not, and in practice it didn't work out. Took twelve years, but finally the apparatus of state had to remove it.

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Laws are becoming meaningless. The Will to Power soon will be the Law.
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Which law? The one the Dems passed or the ones obama keeps rewriting? And if it's the law, why don't they enforce the one they passed?
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Hmmmm. That's the first time I've seen a Press Secretary called an "adviser".

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Regarding "It's the law!"

So also is current immigration "law".

Have a Happy!
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My response to people who say "it's the law" is:
Which law are you referring to? The one passed by Congress and signed by the President? Or the one that has been implemented by executive fiat? For they are two very different beasts...
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