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Obamacare Survives, but Political Playing Field Has Changed

KYoung43 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 9:36 AM
I watched as much of each Sunday show as I could yesterday and the Dems all had their talking points: Free Riders, It's Not a Tax, It's a Penalty Under the Tax Code, The Middle Class Will Benefit Through Tax Credits, blah blah blah. The Obama Administration will not call it a tax (even though talking about TAX CREDITS seems to have bumped up against the "It's Not a Tax" argument) and the welfare class that already has its medical costs covered by the beleaguered 53 percent who pay taxes will continue to receive what they believe they are ENTITLED to. These people vote, too, and they won't vote to keep the political playing field changed to benefit the taxpayers.

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.

Most voters...