Is it time for a belated hat tip to John Roberts?

Back when John Roberts allegedly changed his vote and joined the majority of the SCOTUS in deciding that Obamacare was constitutional under the government’s taxing power many of us on the right were gnashing our teeth at the perceived betrayal.  How could he change his mind?  How can it be constitutional for the government to force you to buy something?  What has Obama got on him?

Of course, we on the right also rail against activist judges thwarting the will of the people and imposing regulation on America from the bench.  Notwithstanding the fact Obamacare was passed through Congress by hook and crook it was duly passed and signed into law by the President.  Sure, the Supreme Court overturning Obamacare would have been convenient for those who opposed the law but it wouldn’t have the legitimacy of full repeal.

Let’s be honest, having the Obamacare mandate overturned by the courts wouldn’t have prevented Obama from being reelected.  Heck, who knows, it might have even helped him.  But as we watch Obamacare’s implementation become the Hindenburg towing the Titanic into Chernobyl as a Sharknado approaches I have to wonder if John Roberts didn’t know exactly what he was doing.

Is it possible he muddled his way through the entire 2,000 plus pages of legislation and recognized there’s no way on God’s green Earth the monstrosity could succeed?  Could he have been playing a constitutional long game to demonstrate the folly of Obamacare?

In retrospect I believe John Roberts did us a great favor.  By standing aside and permitting the American people to fully experiencing the pain and misery Obamacare was written to impose upon them he put the inherit flaws of the law and serial dishonesty of its champions on full display.

As it stands now Obama has been exposed as utterly incompetent in executing his signature legislation while squandering what credibility he may have once had.  Less than one year into his second term he’s pretty much a lame duck already.  It seems the best way to discredit liberalism is to give it a filibuster-proof majority in Congress, a sitting president and free rein to destroy one sixth of our economy.

The downside is that many millions of Americans will suffer under disruptions in their health coverage.  If you’re going to make an omelet you’ve got to break a few eggs though, right?  John Doe in the movie Se7en said it best, “Wanting people to listen, you can’t just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you’ll notice you’ve got their strict attention.”

Let’s hope conservatives don’t squander this moment in time when they’ve got America’s strict attention.  Thanks, John.

 

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Posted by on November 14, 2013.
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  • jim_m

    Is it time for a belated hat tip to John Roberts?

    No.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

    My initial inclination is to join jim_m with even greater emphasis.

    But I am also mindful that I could be mistaken.

    I think I’ll reserve judgment and see what happens.

  • Retired military

    ‘Is it time for a belated hat tip to John Roberts?”

    Not only no but HELL F*CKING NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “Let’s hope conservatives don’t squander this moment in time when they’ve got America’s strict attention.


    Yeah figure the odds, McCain Boehner and McConnel will gladly piss it away (especially McCain who thinks that people want him to run for president again).

    • jim_m

      Agreed. There is no evidence that Roberts had this in mind when he cast his deciding vote. Don’t confuse lucky with smart. I don’t see why we should credit Roberts for anticipating obama’s epic incompetence.

      • http://wizbangblog.com/ Baron Von Ottomatic

        Maybe, then again Roberts did have to endure the Constitutional Law Lecturer in Chief’s “the Supreme Court acted stupidly” scolding while sitting in attendance of the State of the Union address after the Citizens United verdict.

        Pride goeth before the fall. No one, NO ONE elected president has been more full of himself than Obama.

        To keep the Se7en schtick going, Roberts upheld Obama’s health care bill to spite his face.

  • Lawrence Westlake

    This is like saying that it’s a good thing you found out your wife was blowing random guys in bars and stealing your money because now you’ve got proof you didn’t marry well. Uh, no, Chief, there’s nothing good about this. It’s also a staggeringly ignorant thesis, politically speaking. First off, Jan. 2017 won’t arrive any sooner. And you’re presuming the general public has the faintest clue about causes and effects and that they’re informed. FYI, the useful idiot blocs, LIV’s, drones, corpses, union agitators, AARP rejects, young students, etc., won’t be able to connect the dots. Not even if you sat them down and used flow charts written with crayons. There is no such thing as a moral victory in politics. Not given the extent to which we’ve already declined.

    • Commander_Chico

      That opened with the most whack metaphor I’ve read in awhile.

  • Paul Hooson

    What? John Roberts has redeemed his image as a corporate lawyer who made his career by defending polluters like Kodak that dumped their toxic photographic waste into public water supplies? Mother of mercy, a miracle?

    • Jwb10001

      Sorta like the new dem darling Elizabeth Warren?

      • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

        Fauxcahontas? Say it’s not so!

    • Commander_Chico

      No, it was all part of the same career – forcing healthy young people to pay inflated premiums to the big insurers and their owners, the big banks – another way for the oligarchy to keep WINNING.

  • Idahoser

    you give the loser too much credit. His job is not to consider potential consequences. The question was a simple one and he gave the wrong answer.

  • Idahoser

    if you want to claim there is anything good about ZeroCare, you have to include the repeal. If there’s no repeal, there is nothing good.