Sunday, November 20, 2011

Liberal Pessimism over Supreme Court and Obamacare

A glass half-empty.

Pessimists' Operating Philosophy

November 20. 2011- Lately I cannot help but notice an air of pessimism among liberal commentators about the upcoming Supreme Court decision over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, an oxymoronic title for what otherwise has come to be called Obamacare by critics and advocates alike

In a book review "Hillarycare: The Sequel," in the November 20 NYT of Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle Over Health Reform, Timothy Noah, senior editor for the liberal New Republic, concludes his review on this pessimistic note.

Should the Supreme Court chuck Obamacare, health policy will be back to Square 1, and Obama’s presidency will be instantly transformed from a substantive success to a substantive failure. I fear that Justices Roberts, Thomas, Scalia, Alito, and Kennedy may find that possibility too tempting to pass up.

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