Obamacare…SCOTUS Decision WILL Affect the Election

By Craig Andresen on March 27, 2012 at 5:56 am

Being a political commentator entails many things. It means being up to speed on the widest variety of issues. It means putting yourself out there as a target. It means having passion and the courage of your convictions.

It means offering your opinions and analysis to the choir and the angry mob.

Sometimes, it means putting something out there that won’t make you popular with the choir. This may well be one of those times but, if you read through the entire piece, you’ll see where I’m coming from.

Obamacare is currently being heard as a case before the  Supreme Court . As of this writing, 1 day down, 2 to go. What conservatives want the most could well be the worst thing for this nation.

Let me put that another way.

What LIBERALS want the most, could be the BEST thing for this nation.

Oh boy…is it getting hot in here or is it just me?

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Comment by Rondo on March 28, 2012 at 10:55am

Sorry, I cannot agree.  It is not because I don't understand what you wrote or that I am too dense to hold multiple ideas in my head simultaneously.  In fact, I was able to read and understand your analysis, without doing any mental gymnastics, because I had already done exactly the same analysis before ever having read yours.  While this line of thinking is somewhat persuasive, it over does its own logic.

One thing that you do not mention, yet I suspect that you considered, is the effect, either way, on the possible nominees of the Republican Party.  At this juncture in time it may well be that Romney gets the needed 1144 before the convention.  Or, even if not, that he wins it.  For some that is worst case.  For others it is simply a statistical likelihood.  Since it is a statistical likelihood, it is important to factor in the effect of the Supreme Court decision.  

If the court affirms the law, it is vital that the statistical likelihood be wrong and the long shot of having either Santorum or Gingrich be the nominee.  Romney becomes a much less formidable opponent for Obama IF Obamacare is found constitutional.

Unfortunately the calendar is also a huge factor in this multifaceted scenario.  Stated simply, there is simply not enough time left after the court comes to their final decision, which is predicted to be around June.  By the time the court decides, the candidate will likely be already chosen.

Factoring in the nominee factor and statistical likelihood, the best outcome would be for the court to decide that Obamacare is not constitutional.  The negatives you assert are not facts, but are simply considerations.  Well, I've considered them and find them far from certainties.  Regardless of the Supreme Court outcome, it will be vital that the presidential race be won.  There are many many more factors that come into play.

Lastly, I conclude that you believe that Obamacare can be swept away even if found constitutional by a Republican controlled house and senate.  Well, there is no guarantee that the Republicans will control both houses even if there is a Republican president.  The congress is the only part of the government that can repeal Obamacare if it is found constitutional.  The president cannot sign a repeal that never reaches his desk.

Bottom line, while I salute your analysis as it was also my own for a time, I find it unconvincing on several levels in my reconsidered analysis.

as I see it, a Vietnam Vet,

Comment by Larry Self on March 28, 2012 at 9:05am

Craig... Near the end of the article the paragraph beginning with "We cannot sit" has a typo using "or" where it should be "our".  Good job and catchy graphics.  I also plan to 'facebook' it out.  Thanks

Comment by Craig Andresen on March 28, 2012 at 7:01am

@ JpS...Feel free my friend...email away.

@ Chas and Jerold...Had I meant "energized" I would have written "Energized." Clearly the liberal/socialists are already "energized" and will remain so through the November election. This is why I made a point of using the word..."Galvanized" and even put it in all caps..."GALVANIZED."

There is a difference.

Comment by Chas Jones on March 27, 2012 at 6:05pm

Goofy article. I fully expect the only truly energized voters this November to be ones racing to the polls to oust Obama ... no matter what SCOTUS does. Sadly, IF Romney is the GOP nominee we will need to depend on conservatives in both the House and Senate to reign in Romney. I have NO confidence that Romney could even identify a "constitutionalist" jurist, let alone nominate any to federal benches.

IF Romney is the GOP nominee, our best hope will be that either Romney takes a true conservative as his Veep choice, OR Boehner is replaced by a true conservative as Speaker ... and then God calls to eternity all those needed to advance a conservative into the Oval Office.

I will continue to pray that God's will be done on earth as it is in Heaven and prepare myself to obey God rather than men.

Comment by Jerold Ross on March 27, 2012 at 4:45pm

I disagree.

A couple of things I learned in the real world as a Cop; There's a huge difference between "shall" and "will" or "May".

I'm prepared to be happy to gloat over Ovommits loss at the Supreme Court; It's the law [as the Founders made it] Thats the law "we" live by and die by.

I'm not prepared to worry about energizing the lefties; they "are" energized and there's nothing we can do to stop it. It's coming from inside and outside our nation. I don't care if they are energized after the loss or not. We will either engergize ourselves or we will live in Tyranny and we better do it  NOW.  When we cannot make it on the truth, we are finished as a nation.

Some of the arguements coming out remind me of the attacks against the pretty well dressed woman who was raped, because she brought it on herself.................garbage in a nation of laws.

Sun Tzu says "Dont wonder if your enemy will come; prepare for his arrival"

Comment by Juls on March 27, 2012 at 2:34pm

*referring*  Okay I'm quitting now - the brain is stuck in low gear today. 

Comment by Juls on March 27, 2012 at 2:32pm

Craig -

Correct.  I should have been more clear in refering to the first part of your premise: should the SC should find Obamacare Constitutional.  My bad.

Comment by Craig Andresen on March 27, 2012 at 1:07pm

Juls...As I cover BOTH ends of the spectrum...BOTH eventualities as to the outcome of this case...I'm not sure what you mean by "mute." There are ramifications either way.

Comment by Juls on March 27, 2012 at 12:44pm

Reading some of the questions/comments made by the conservatives justices after day two of the arguments, it may be that your premise is mute. 

Comment by Craig Andresen on March 27, 2012 at 11:11am

Vern...VERY well put!!!

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