Jeff Goldstein, kickin' it on the satirical tip over at Protein Wisdom, gives us a sneak peak into the likely liberal reaction if ObamaCare gets overturned.
See? There’s that far-right extremist conservatism again, insisting that laws must be followed to the letter, and not simply be ignored to accommodate the spirit of “social justice”.
They fetishize a document, and yet they care not for 26-year-old children forced (by choice) to live without health insurance! It’s an abomination. And I think it is the kind of decision, should this be the Court’s final ruling, that, like Citizens United before it, suggests that the Court can no longer be trusted to act compassionately, and can therefore be ignored.
For the greater good.
After all: the ruling is just words. And the only power they have, really, resides in our willingness to accept them and/or enforce them. But who says we have to do that…?
That's just crazy, right? Would a President really just ignore the Supreme Court, a coequal branch of the federal government, just to get his way?
President Andrew Jackson dismissed the Supreme Court's decision in the Worcester v. Georgia case. This paved the way for the removal of the Cherokee Indian tribe to Oklahoma. Jackson basically told Chief Justice John Marshall and the rest of the Supremes to blow it out their collective ass.
Besides the Jacksonian precedent, it's easy to forget all that would be lost for the Left if ObamaCare gets annihilated. How long has the progressive movement wanted a nationalized health care system? Harry Truman called for it back in 1945. ObamaCare represents a liberal dream come true nearly seventy years in the making.
Besides that, what did it cost the Democrats to get their health care plan passed? The Louisiana Purchase and Cornhusker Kickback revealed the level of corruption the Democrat Party was willing to stoop to in order get their way. The political drubbing the party took in the 2010 midterms displayed the Party's willingness to endure a brutal self-flagellation in service to the cause of socialized medicine.
Seen in that context, who thinks the President and the rest of the Stalinists are going to lay down and accept the Supreme Court striking down ObamaCare?
It could be a 5-4 decision. It could go 6-3. Hell, it could be a 9-0 decision to vaporize the bill. It doesn't matter.
The Left won't allow some silly old enumerated powers shit get in the way of getting their way.
This is going to require a Republican Congress and a Republican president and probably another originalist Supreme Court justice to finally kill ObamaCare--and that still might not be enough.