cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
The long-awaited decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on ObamaCare is nearer with every passing day. That day is somewhere between today and the end of June.
For President Obama, this decision is seen as critical to his re-election since it is the single most evident thing he has accomplished in his first term. Some would say it is the only thing he has accomplished in that term. For others, this decision is seen as critical to Obama’s re-election, as well. Two sides of the same coin, as it were.
At the center of the forthcoming controversy are the Supreme Court justices and the man who seems to have made himself the Emperor of the United States with his unilateral directives that have never seen a day inside the halls of Congress. This man has raised, or lowered, the image of the Office of the President dependent upon one’s political persuasion or one’s view of that office from a historical perspective.
If the Supreme Court decides that ObamaCare is great and that it does not violate anything, President Obama will emerge with great bragging rights and will not take any more shots at the Court until the next time it threatens his empirical reign.
If the Court does take down part or all of ObamaCare, watch the vilification of this “activist” court with tough language exploding in every newspaper, on virtually every television network, and by almost all the talking heads. The Chief Justice will be painted as some kind of judicial Neanderthal who belongs at home in a rocking chair as opposed to being one of nine justices on the high court of the land. This Court will be seen as reversing decades of accomplishment that led to the pinnacle accomplishment: ObamaCare. The ‘conservative’ court will simply not be tolerable to any educated/correct-thinking person.
That there might be something inherently wrong with ObamaCare and the manner in which it was foisted upon the public is simply not possible. After all, the Emperor could never be ‘convicted’ in the court of public opinion of gross overreach or of defiling the office he has remade into something to behold.
We are about to be witness to something historic. It may be “good” historic or “bad” historic, but it will be historic. If the Court rules that ObamaCare is perfect, this country will be changed in a most significant way since there will be virtually nothing that the Congress could do that would be in violation of the Constitution. The rights of individuals to decide what they will spend their money on will have been removed; our government will be able to tell us what we will spend our money on…and many in Congress will be giddy with the confirmation that they have been judged omnipotent. That will finally be the vindication they know has been overdue for too long.
How could we simple-minded voters have missed that fact for this long a time?