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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Silver Lining

Bill Dunne reckons that Justice Robert's decision as to ObamaCare was a careful plan to gut ObamaCare and cripple the Democrats. Dunne, writing at American Thinker, has this to say:

One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling. Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House again.
 
The chief justice, an appointee of President George W. Bush and reputedly a constitutionalist in his jurisprudence, set his diabolical trap (diabolical to Democrats) on June 28, 2012, when he joined with the four liberal justices on the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of ObamaCare. Conservatives and Republicans across the land were apoplectic. But in hindsight, it appears that Roberts actually saved the Republican Party from going into a death spiral and imperiled the Democrats instead. This suggests amazing foresight, but it wouldn't be the only instance.
Dunne suggests that Roberts laid four traps for Democrats. First, he joined with a majority that held that the government could not force people to purchase individual plans. Second, he joined with a majority that held that the government couldn't force states to expand Medicare to accommodate ObamaCare. Third, he held that the "penalty" for not buying a plan was actually a tax. Fourth, he voted to allow ObamaCare to move ahead--and thus the disaster that it has become.

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