Wednesday, June 27, 2012
We're not going to lie - there are plenty of big, hugely important news stories worth covering today, but Hope n' Change can't focus on anything other than waiting for the Supreme Court's decision on Obamacare tomorrow.
Because, like a child who's been good all year and is hoping to get a pony on Christmas morning, we're hoping that the Supreme Court is going to give us the best gift we can imagine: a good ass-kicking for Barack Obama, and a reaffirmation that the Constitution still trumps Marxism.
A good, solid rejection of the Constitutionality of Obamacare could be a deathblow to Obama's hopes for reelection. After all, he sneeringly ignored the needs of jobless American people and a crippled economy during the first two years of his Democrat-supermajority term in order to concentrate exclusively on his healthcare power grab.
And if it turns out that the "Constitutional Law Professor" (who, in fact, was never a professor...who no longer holds a law license...and who recently quoted words from the Declaration of Independence which he thought came from the Constitution) squandered over two years of American's lives and prosperity on an illegal scheme, voters will have every right to be angry.
Of course, the Supreme Court could uphold Obamacare. They shouldn't, but let's face it - we get bad news and jaw-dropping stupidity on an hourly basis these days... and this could be another one of those times.
One thing is for sure: the healthcare and insurance industries will be (in the short term, at least) in worse shape after any announcement than they are now - thanks to Obama. If Obamacare is fully upheld, then private insurance and private practice doctors are on the way out. Period.
If Obamacare is thrown out in its entirety (which it should be, as there is no "severability" language written into the law), then there will be chaos caused by all of the changes which have already been made to the system, and the costs and problems associated with restoring things to the way they'd been previously.
If only the individual mandate is thrown out, then the insurance companies are still required by law to give out more benefits and accept higher risk patients... but without a matching increase in revenue to cover the bills. Which means that insurance premiums will skyrocket for those stupid enough to have insurance... while the uninsured (who allegedly got us into this mess) will continue to get a free ride in hospital emergency rooms.
Hope n' Change is willing to take it as a given that Barack Obama and the Democrats have badly damaged the healthcare and insurance industries...and that damage may be irreparable. So why do we care so much about hearing the Supreme Court verdict?
Because, as we've said so many times in the past several years, Obamacare has never been about healthcare. Period. It's sole purpose was and is to give government ultimate control over the individual by telling us what we must or must not buy, what we must or must not do, and having final decision making power over whether we live or die based on our "value" to the state.
So when the Supreme Court announces their verdict on Thursday, they won't simply be telling us if Obamacare is Constitutional.
They'll be telling us whether the Constitution itself still stands...and with it, the freedom of our nation.