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Politics …. Obama-care On Trial

The Supreme Court has wrapped up three days of oral argument on the Constitutionality of Obama-care and the individual mandate.  While no one know how the court will rule I want to make a few observations.

First,  regardless of the outcome it will be a mixed blessing for Mitt Romney.  If the court strikes the law down it will benefit Romney by taking the issue of the table.  He will not have to spend as much time defending Romney-care.  This is a good thing since Romney-care is Obama-care version 1.0 of and one of Romney’s biggest liabilities.  However,  since the healthcare law is the number one unifying issue for almost everyone on the right its absence as an issue might make some feel it is ok to vote third party or not vote at all, assuming the danger has passed, thereby increasing the chances that Obama will win a second term (GOD FORBID).  Conversely, if the law is upheld those on the right will correctly assume that their only chance of ridding the nation of Obama-care is to rally behind Romney and get him and as many Republicans as possible elected in November. Yet there will still be Romney-care to defend.

My personal opinion is that I hope the Supreme Court rules the mandate Unconstitutional, rules it unseverable from the rest of the law and throws the whole piece of garbage out the window.

Second, it is basically assumed that the courts four liberal justices (Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan and Sotomayor) will vote in lockstep to uphold Obama-care.  However, no such assumption is made that the courts five conservative justices (Alito, Roberts, Scalia, Thomas and Kennedy) will vote to overturn. This sad fact backs up a point Ann Coulter made some time ago.  Liberal justices rarely, if ever, are a disappointment to those who nominate them.  So-called “conservative” justices, however, enjoys no such distinction. Consider this list of Republican Supreme Court nominees/justices that have disappointed us time and again:  David Souter nominated by George H.W. Bush, Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy nominated by Ronald Reagan, William Brennan nominated by Dwight Eisenhower, Harry Blackmun (author of the Roe v. Wade decision) nominated by Richard Nixon.  The list could grow longer but I think you get the idea.

Third, if the Obama-care is thrown out by the court don’t think that the war has been won.  Far from it.  In some respects I think liberals are playing the long con here.  The court might be doing the left a favor in striking down the healthcare law because it gives them another opportunity to go after what they really have always wanted since the New Deal which is a full blown, European-style, single-payer, socialized healthcare system.  Don’t think they won’t try it.  It probably won’t happen under Obama but the left is patient.

As I said at the outset who know what the court will do when they announce their decision in June.  They might vote to uphold the law, they might throw it out entirely or they just might rule against the mandate.  We only have to wait two months to find out.

Notes and Asides – ABC’s Assault on Christians…..

I only want to spend a little time on this because I generally think these topics get much more attention than they deserve.  I briefly want to comment on the latest assault on Protestant Christians in America.  ABC network recently premiered a new series entitled “G.C.B.” aka Good Christian Bitches.   For those who want to know all there is to know about this allow me to introduce the former Speaker of House and current GOP presidential contender the Honorable Newt Gingrich:

“Here’s to show you the biases of the elite media, look at the new show that’s on that has the word ‘Christian’ in it and I want you to take the exact name, drop out Christian and put in Muslim,” Gingrich said. “And ask yourself, is there any network that would have dared to run a show like that and you know the answer is not a one because anti-Christian bigotry is just fine in the entertainment industry but they have to be very protective of Islam.”

 By the way, if Mitt Romney is wondering why he can’t seem to close the deal on this nomination it’s because he doesn’t say things like Newt just did.  But I digress. Since Newt said all there is to say I want to address my comments to American Christians.

There is an old saying “You teach people how to treat you.” For far too long Christians have been too eager to merely go-along-to-get along and too eager to “turn the other cheek” when assaulted by the popular culture or media.  The same generally holds true for the Catholic church but they, at least, have a staunch advocate and fierce defender in Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League.  He is first on the scene when the Catholic is demeaned, slandered or mocked.  Where is the defender of Protestant Christianity?  Does he or she even exist?  As Newt said, in the United States of America, where we often tolerate even the intolerable,  there is one form of bigotry that is not only tolerated but encouraged and that is against those who worship Christ.

Just something to think about.