Kimberley Strassel bucks up those Republicans who have been buying the Democrats' line that a victory in the Supreme Court to strike down Obamacare would be beneficial to the President's reelection bid.
Republicans can argue that any fallout from partial or full repeal of the law—higher prices, the loss of some provisions—is the fault of a Democratic administration that strapped the market to a shoddily considered, partisan bill that failed judicial muster. And the risk of the same is the GOP argument for why it won't be proposing its own 2,700-page alternative.The Democrats seem to think that such a blow to Obama would galvanize their voters. Perhaps so. But Strassel is absolutely correct that it would also galvanize those who opposed Obamacare. And those people have been in the majority since before the bill was crammed through Congress through gimmickry and mendacity.
As to enthusiasm come November, what better argument can the GOP be handed than proof, via a Supreme Court repeal, that Mr. Obama cannot be trusted with a second term? If the president was willing to impose such a constitutionally suspect bill prior to re-election, what will he do if he never has to face voters again? And what better reminder of the centrality of the court, which Mr. Obama could well alter in a second term?
With Marco Rubio's endorsement of Romney and the reported imminence of Paul Ryan's endorsement, are we going to see the end to all the handwringing about a brokered convention?
Here's the argument that the past seven days has been the worst week yet for the President.
So, in one week, Mr. Obama got caught whispering promises to our enemy, incited a race war, raised serious questions about his understanding of the Constitution, and then got smacked down over his proposed budget that was so wildly reckless that even Democrats in Congress could not support it.May he have more such weeks.
Israelis are accusing the Obama administration leaking information to pressure Israel not to bomb Iran.
Paul Ryan's one budget to rule them all.