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The courts will not save us
Powerline, by Scott Johnson

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Posted By:Judy W., 5/5/2014 8:15:40 AM

George Will seems to me the preeminent political columnist of our era, with the possible exception of Charles Krauthammer. (Snip) I come to question Will, however, not to praise him. He has recently devoted two columns to pending lawsuits against the legality of Obamacare: “Four words in the ACA could spell its doom” (January 29) and the dramatically headlined “Obamacare’s doom” (May 2). Yet they seem almost willfully naive. They suggest that the courts may yet save us from the galactic evil of Obamacare based on the merits of the arguments. Good grief, man, do you recall NFIB v. Sebelius (2012)? The

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 5/5/2014 9:25:27 AM     (No. 9836788)

John Roberts blew his opportunity to save us from this monstrosity.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sudmuf, 5/6/2014 6:10:18 AM     (No. 9838006)

The defeat of Obamacare will be won alright.
Pobably not on the courtroom battleground. Maybe on the political battleground. More than likely it will be won on the revolutionary battleground.

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Posted By: Judy W.- 6/11/2014 8:14:07 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Judy W.- 6/11/2014 8:08:30 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Judy W.- 6/11/2014 7:36:50 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Judy W.- 6/11/2014 7:30:29 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Judy W.- 6/9/2014 4:27:35 AM     Post Reply
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