As everyone continues to wonder what is going on with the Obamacare ruling it’s important to remember how we got here:
When Obamacare was first proposed the Democrats had a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and an overwhelming majority in the House.
Despite this to pass this bill the president had to pull teeth, and literally give a whole state an exemption from the bill in order to get it through the senate.
The Backlash was so strong that it resulted in a Republican winning a Senate Seat in Massachusetts for the first time since 1972.
Once Scott Brown was elected as there was no chance of getting a bill through a conference committee so the existing senate bill was sent directly to the house for a vote.
Even with that overwhelming majority the house barely passed the bill two months later with 34 democrats opposing it.
The end result in 2010 was the Big Red Wave that resulted not only in Republican control of the house (and six seats won in the senate) but over 700+ GOP gains all over the country.
This is what Obamacare has done to the democrat party.
I have no idea what is going to happen later today, but if I’m the democrat party I hope and PRAY that this law goes away. If this law is upheld or if only the mandate is struck down and the rest of the law survives then every Democrat senator running for election becomes the 60th vote that passed Obamacare and it becomes an issue in every single competitive house race.
Let’s not forget what Senator Pat Toomey
“I don’t think they have the courage to come out”
And let’s go one step further if Obamacare is upheld and a President Romney gives the entire nation a waiver (which he has promised to do) then every single election from now on becomes a referendum on Obamacare until it is replaced or repealed
This is what the future for every Democrat candidate for the house and senate from now on if this law is upheld.
Update: Well at least one person doesn’t wonder:
What possible difference could all this second-guessing make? The court will rule whatever the court rules, without regard for what a bunch of bloggers say about it.
He also quotes Ace who said:
Dudes, the opinion was at the printer days ago. The conference vote was like two months ago. The opinions were finished, edited, and proofed like three weeks ago.
This ruling is like seeing an exploding star in space, we become aware of it now, but the star actually blew up centuries ago.
Update: Mandate is a tax and thus Constitutional OK Democrats you wanted this, you own it.
Update 2: Remind me again why we try to nominate conservative judges?
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