Obama stated yesterday: "I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress." Unprecedented?
Obviously the Constitutional lawyer has decided that over the past 2oo plus years, the Supreme Court has never invalidated parts or all of countless laws on grounds that they violated the Constitution. Likewise, he seems to have ignored that
all of those laws were passed by a "democratically elected" legislature of some kind, either Congress or in one of the states. And no doubt many of them were passed by "strong" majorities.
As my long-standing Senator Orin Hatch stated:
It must be nice living in a fantasy world where every law you like is constitutional and every Supreme Court decision you don’t is "activist."The Obama team's reaction is bordering on panic. They will never admit to a law that was rushed through Congress with only hours for the members to read (which they didn't); a law that was and is disliked by the majority; a law that will create a financial nightmare and stifling entitlement; a law that rang unconstitutional from the get-go.
If the Court rules against the Affordable Care Act all or in parts, it will be an anvil around Obama's neck during his re-election bid. Could not happen to a more egotistical human being.