In one corner, we have the United States Supreme Court, weighing in with a decision on Obamacare. Will it strike the law down in it’s entirety, gut keep provisions, or all it to stand? The ink is rumored to have been dry on this one for several weeks and Democrats are already spinning any variant of a defeat as victory.
In the opposite corner is the House of Representatives, voting on a motion to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for obstructing the Oversight Committee’s investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, a gun-running plot by the Administration that sent 2,500 weapons to the Sinaloa cartel in hopes of enough of those weapons being recovering in Mexico to pad the “90-percent lie” trying to being sold to the American public by the Obama Administration in hopes of influencing gun control policy. As many as 29 Democrats are expected to vote with the Republican majority to hold the Attorney General in contempt. The Congressional Black
Circus Caucus is rumored to be plotting a grandstanding and racist racial solidarity walkout in support of Holder and Obama.
If both votes go against Obama today as many expect, his legacy is not just gutted with his singular accomplishment (Obamacare) discarded, but takes a step towards (further) disgrace and criminalization with Holder’s contempt citation and possible arrest.
It couldn’t happen to a nice bunch of goons.
Obamacare Update: Supreme Court affirms Obamacare, 5-4, with Chief Justice Roberts siding with the liberals on the court. Ace provides a little more detail on a baffling opinion.
Roberts joined the liberals. The holding is apparently that it cannot be justified as a Commerce Clause power, but can be under the taxing power.Medicaid expansion coercion limited but not thrown out. Again, via SCOTUSblog.
Further: The entire act is upheld, except for the Medicaid expansion, which is construed “narrowly.” I assume that means they bless the law but signal to the executive they will impose limits in further adjudication.
The judicial branch of government just granted the other two branch’s right to rape the citizenry, if by a different method than we expected. I’m stunned.
Economically, this decision is bad for the economy and cyanide for the nation’s recovery.