Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Spin is In! Putting a Happy Face on Obamacare's Defeat

Sensing that the Supreme Court will declare Obamacare unconstitutional, a leading voice for the Democratic Party is now trying to put a happy face on the prospect. This is the center piece of Obama's first and hopefully last term. Polls indicate that the vast majority hate Obamacare, but its defeat may be a good thing says James Carville.

Just as its passage was achieved through bribery and political thuggery, now we're told that its defeat is somehow a victory for the Obama and the Democratic Party.

Below is a news story on a Tuesday evening interview:

Carville: A Supreme Court loss will help Democrats
Posted by
CNN Political Unit

(CNN) - While the Obama administration fights to protect the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Democratic strategist and CNN contributor James Carville said a Supreme Court overruling may not be such a bad thing for the president, politically.

"I think this will be the best thing that has ever happened to the Democratic Party," Carville said Tuesday on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

He added: "You know, what the Democrats are going to say, and it is completely justified, 'We tried, we did something, go see a 5-4 Supreme Court majority'."

Carville, who gained fame working on Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, predicted health care costs will only increase in the future, in which case Republicans will be to blame for leading the drive to expel a federal program designed to help Americans cover those costs.

"Then the Republican Party will own the healthcare system for the foreseeable future. And I really believe that. That is not spin," Carville said.

Republican and editor Erik Erikson, meanwhile argued that an overruling would represent more mainstream sentiments than not.

"Both sides, not just the Democrat side, even if the laws were upheld or struck down, there is a 5-4 conservative majority, and historically you see Republicans picking justices who have a greater propensity to gravitate to the left than you see Democrat judges propensity to gravitate to the right," Erikson, also a CNN contributor, said. "This will be an undercurrent issue for both sides, though."


Guy in Ohio said...

Yes, Republicans WILL own health care for the foreseeable future, and that's a good thing. Now, we can make common sense changes that Americans support, instead of dragging the country into Socialism. The American public, minus the hard core left of course, will celebrate this victory. When the dust settles, they will encourage their representatives to go back to the table and come up with realistic changes that encourage people to take personal responsibility for their health care. Simply mandating that health care be provided for everyone, and dumping the cost onto the hard-working, responsible citizens is NOT the answer.

LarryOldtimer said...

Circa 1950, my grandfather, an MD, GP, said, "Larry, if all this medical insurance continues to prevail, before all that long a time, the average American won't be able to afford good medical care. The costs to doctors of paperwork will be huge, and our fees will have to rise rapidly because of our paperwork costs."

A wise doctor indeed!