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Obamacare Survives, but Political Playing Field Has Changed

Kent147 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 6:47 AM
I like Michael Barone. He is smart and nice. But he is trying to hard to convince himself this OK. In fact, there has been no stopping the growth of government in the past 80 years. During the relatively conservative administrations the pace of government growth slowed but continued. During liberal administrations it grows rapidly. As Robert Bork noted, the wheel only turns one way, toward larger and more repressive government. Conservatives do not undo existing government boondoggles. Those remain and new ones are always headed are way. There will have to be a real revolution against this trend, or tyranny will be ours.

The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision upholding the Obama administration's health care legislation was a victory for the president, his administration and his party. Their most ambitious legislative achievement has not been nullified, and they are not left in obvious disarray.

But it is only a partial victory and in some ways not a victory at all, both in the short run electorally and in the long run in terms of the constitutional order.

Politically Obamacare, as its critics call it, remains highly unpopular. It's possible that the court decision will boost its support, but unlikely.

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