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What Will You Say Next Year, in Two Years, and in Five?

Phoenomagus Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 5:31 PM
So many are missing the hidden benefit of the SCOTUS decision. I have no idea what Roberts had in mind, but, it could very well be that he handed certain defeat to the incumbent and his Democrat buddies. If the polls are anywhere close to accurate, a vast majority of the voting population is strongly opposed to Obamacare, across party lines. What Roberts did is to give them a clear choice to stop this behemoth from ever being completely enacted. The only way to get rid of Obamacare is to get rid of Obama. Easy choice.
Louie13 Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 5:41 PM
Phoenomagus, Judge Roberts could have gotten rid of it with the stroke of a pen by siding with the conservatives. That would have been the easy choice.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 5:52 PM
Easy, but it would have given Obama & Co. a significant election boost. By accepting ObamaCare (with modifications), he's put a straitjacket on Obama and a millstome around his neck. Now all we need is for Romney to take him out for a swim...

Over at I have ventured the opinion that perhaps --just perhaps-- originalists will eventually recognize Chief Justice Robert's decision and opinion yesterday as a bit of judicial genius that will be his Marbury v. Madison --the case that at first glance seemed a win for an executive whom the then Chief Justice opposed but which was in reality a huge win for the Court and the original design of the Constitution.

We won't have even a preliminary assessment for at least four months, and even if Mitt Romney wins the presidency, the success of this...