Harry Reid: Supreme Court Striking Down Obamacare Would Be Good For Democrats


The Democrats are clearly not very confident in Obamacare’s chances before the Supreme Court, described as a “train wreck” yesterday by one reporter, and so now are busy trying to spin an impending loss into a victory.

It’s hard to see how the Supreme Court ruling unconstitutional a very controversial and unpopular health care law is going to help Democrats. I guess you could say that it will allow them to say “we tried” to their liberal base and move on to other issues. And there may be some truth in that. Will Republican voters be as willing to get out the vote in November if the Supreme Court strikes down one of their biggest motivations for unelecting Obama this summer?

It could be, though I think conservatives will find plenty of other reasons to vote against Obama, if not necessarily for whoever the GOP nominee ends up being.

But it’s really going to depend on just how the Supreme Court goes about striking down Obamacare (if that is their ultimate ruling). If they strike down the entirety of the law, it’s a major victory for conservatives. If they only trike down the individual mandate, though, they’ll leave in place a lot of government control over health insurance and health care that liberals can take solace in. The government, in that scenario, might not be able to force us to buy health insurance, but when we do buy health insurance the government could still control what we buy.

That really wouldn’t be much of a victory for conservatives. We need the Supreme Court to strike down the entire law. Or, short of that, we need a Republican majority to repeal the law in toto.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • Econwarrior

    Twist and spin; this administration is on both sides of every issue.  In a few days, obama went from smearing those who want to drill for more oil as “flat earthers” to claiming to be the all time champion driller.  He just piles one lie on top of another.

  • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

    Didn’t the Democrat leadership say that they needed to pass Obumblecare in order to win the 2010 election? 

    This is the same thing.  Obumblecare is a millstone around their neck but losing is going to be all the worse for them as they will be widely seen as incompetent by even their own supporters.  

  • Neiman

    Actually he stole that line from the ragin-cajun Carville whom said it first.

  • WOOF

    The court in order to strike the entire law down would be faced
    with examining its 2700 pages . Doubtful.
    The court prefers to argue the number of dancing angels
     on the head of a pin. Which they’ll do for months.

    If the SCOTUS strikes all or the mandate down Reid is looking at
    1) Blaming Republicans (what ya gonna replace this law with)

    2)  Running the election on Medicare for everyone,
     or some other single payer system.

    • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

       Actually courts all over the country like the lawyers for the two sides to make the arguments in their briefs.  Then they evaluate the law based on what’s presented.

      • mtvphil

        What if they wear boxers?  ;~D

    • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

       “The court in order to strike the entire law down would be faced
      with examining its 2700 pages.”

      Again—how very, very stupid you are!

  • Wayne

    I guess the idea is if Obamacare is struck down then if people want “health care reform” they will have to vote for democrats so they can try again.  But in the end it is just spin as usual.

  • Jay

    And if Reid’s grandmother had wheels, she’d be a wheelbarrow. The Left lives in a state of delusion, I swear.

    • WOOF

      One wheel is the norm.

      • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

        Crushing point. Did you google that?

        • WOOF

          Called your,

           ah let’s not go there

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Good choice.

    • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

      Now, now— imagine how heroic it is to be in a constant battle against reality.

  • SigFan

    Reid must be eating Peyote.  Either that or all the head-shots he took as a boxer are taking their toll.

  • DopeyDem

    If the law is struck down, the administration will give out the addresses of the bad guys on the SCOTUS who did it. If you think he was not thrilled with their decision to allow a Corporation to get involved with elections, just wait. Hell hath no fury like a scorned lib.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Willis-Forster/100002880371309 Willis Forster

    Maybe getting this cow pie off their hands will be good for them , but what would have been best is not dumping it on the country in first place.