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Obama was against Obamacare before he was for it.

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www dot harndenblog.dailymail.co.uk/2012/03/supreme-irony-obamacare.html

Obama felt so strongly about the issue that he even cut an ad attacking Clinton for her support of the individual mandate. "Hillary Clinton's attacking, but what's she not telling you about her health care plan?" the April 2008 ad asked. "It forces everyone to buy insurance, even if you can't afford it, and you pay a penalty if you don't."

Once in office, Obama changed his mind, telling CBS in July 2009: "During the campaign I was opposed to this idea because my general attitude was the reason people don't have health insurance is not because they don't want it, it's because they can't afford it. And if you make it affordable, then they'll come. I am now in favour of some sort of individual mandate as long as there's a hardship exemption." This volte face merited a "full flop" rating from Politifact.

The word from the Supreme Court is promising with five judges attacking it strongly. The main question is if Kennedy is feinting or not.

Worst of all for Obamacare supporters, Justice Anthony Kennedy, always viewed as the swing vote on the court, sounded like one of the most sceptical of all. "The reason this is concerning, is because it requires the individual to do an affirmative act," he said at one point. "In the law of torts our tradition, our law, has been that you don't have the duty to rescue someone if that person is in danger.

At other junctures he asked "Can you create commerce in order to regulate it?" and "So the Federal government says everybody has to join an exercise club?"

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Two LA Times Articles:


Justices signal possible trouble for health insurance mandate

Skeptical Kennedy signals trouble for Obama's healthcare law


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Another LA Times Article:


Justices poised to strike down entire healthcare law

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I'll believe it when I see it. Pointed questioning like this does not necessarily mean opposition. But I admit, it does look promising. 6-3 or 7-2 promising. Hopefully the whole package goes away as increasing regulation is part of what drives costs up. They may deal only on the mandate in order to get that 6-3 or 7-2 result.

I know exactly how to strike Obama if it happens; not sure if the GOP knows what to do with itself when this issues goes away. Obama will surely try to make the GOP own the issue negatively by claiming he did something. The fact of the matter is he did nothing but foist an unconstitutional and expensive mess on the American public.

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You know "Obamacare" was first conceived by Republicans in the 90s, right bcspace?

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White Buffalo wrote:You know "Obamacare" was first conceived by Republicans in the 90s, right bcspace?

Is bcspace trying to cover for the fact that Romney was initially for Obamacare and only since running for office has flip flopped to being against it?

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You know "Obamacare" was first conceived by Republicans in the 90s, right bcspace?

And Democrats alike; it's was part of Hillarycare which Obama opposed (flip flop). And certainly not all Republicans supported it. I've never claimed that being Republican equals true conservatism, it's just more likely.

Is bcspace trying to cover for the fact that Romney was initially for Obamacare and only since running for office has flip flopped to being against it?

He hasn't flip flopped on it and actually defends it. Rather, he understands the powers enumerated to the states and those not given to the Federal government. So yes, I fully expect Romney to work to dismantle it just as hard as any true conservative if the SC doesn't overturn it.

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