Remember the scene of Obama “slow-jamming the news” on Jimmy Fallon? It was really nothing but glorified campaigning. But that is what they called it.
I was scanning over older articles about the coming ObamaCare decision. Well, freshening my memory, then it was thought and asserted by Obama that basically the SCOTUS was being activist and the Right was running the court. It was the Left’s preemptive strike on the Court. Warnings were all over. First, there was the formal critique of the High Court at Obama’s SOTUS. Then Obama recently issued a public warning to the Court. Sen. Patrick Leahy gave a long diatribe on the floor singling out Roberts. It so entered the records.
Then, remember all Obama’s trash talking caused a Fifth Circuit judge to ask DOJ for a clarification on the administration’s view toward judicial review. That prompted a term paper from Holder’s DOJ to satisfy the inquiry. Have we ever witnessed anything like this drive-by administration shaking down anyone who gets in their way? Thumbing their noses as they “move forward”. But sadly, for most of us, it looks like they’ve succeeded way too often. What gives? And all this coming from a Prez who supposedly instructed law at a university, and who supposedly was editor of Harvard Review.
Now that the ruling finally came out, it seems Roberts did some maneuvering and activism to reach their decision. But liberals are fine with the decision, even if it did not broaden their beloved commerce clause and instead based it on “tax”. Yet liberals are content and their ‘activism’ fearmongering at least for now dissipated. In reality, show them an activist court and they’re satisfied…even while arguing against an “activist Court”.
But they ranted and campaigned against an activist SCOTUS for months, driving Obama out to the Rose Garden to comment and Leahy to spew on the Senate Floor. We had fear and scare tactics from the left and verbal sparring with a silent Supreme Court. Now that the Court actively found a way to grant them a win, their arguments and fears seem moot — to them not for others. They got what they really wanted.
The worst part is the success may have validated their behavior. Should the Left now believe this is the way to get what they want: chastise and attack the High Court into submission, and browbeat the Court into agreement? Scotus may have set more than one terrible precedent here, not just on their creative decision but also on capitulating to the leftist attack dogs. You might say the “Occupiers” won against the Supremes. It looks like the Supremes got slow-jammed by the left.
Now the left is not only claiming victory but broadcasting how support has stengthened for ObamaCare since the decision. However, they don’t like to admit “most”, a majority, are still against it. But a closer look shows they are not so agreeable.
Snippets: July 1
In the new poll, 53% of registered voters said they would be more likely to vote for their member of Congress if he or she ran on a platform of repealing the law, up from 46% before the ruling. — [up7%]
There have been early signs that the appeal is working. On Friday, Romney’s campaign said he had raised $4.6m in the 24 hours after the supreme court’s decision.
Most Americans still oppose the requirement that US residents own health insurance, the so-called “individual mandate” that the supreme court found was constitutional under the government’s right to impose taxes.
Despite the court labelling the mandate a tax – which Republicans have seized on – the survey found support for it unchanged. The mandate was backed by 39% of all Americans and opposed by 61%.