Friday, June 1, 2012

Taking a Mulligan on Obamacare

Obamacare, the red-haired stepchild of the president's administration, is now being considered for a do-over. In a meeting with potential donors, Obama is making a bid for a second term by making a pledge to revisit his signature legislation which has been all but ignored since signing it in to law.             
On April 3, Obama professed “enormous confidence” the law is constitutional and “the court is going to exercise its jurisprudence carefully,” in response to a question at the Associated Press’s annual meeting. A day earlier, he said the Supreme Court would have to take “an unprecedented, extraordinary step” to throw out “a law that was passed by a strong majority” in Congress.
Yet a planning memo, including a reminder that it’s important “to continue projecting confidence that the court will uphold the law,” was discussed at a May 29 meeting hosted by a group called Protect Your Care, attended by officials from the White House and Department of Health and Human Services, said one of the attendees, who requested anonymity to discuss a private meeting.
I have always found it odd that someone who taught Constitutional law as a college professor would not only trample on the Constitution repeatedly, but then publicly chide SCOTUS in a State of the Union address but also make veiled threats against the Court should they decide to overturn part, or all, of Obamacare.
As he previewed his agenda for donors at a May 14 fundraiser, Obama said he may be forced to try to revise parts of his health-care plan, depending on how the court rules later this month, said one activist, who requested anonymity to discuss the president’s comments.
If the Court rules against part or all of Obamacare, the re-election campaign may include a pledge to fix Obamacare.
Sounds like a quarterback asking the coach to send him back in in spite of throwing nothing but interceptions.

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