Despite their earlier confident pronouncements that Obamacare was on extremely sound legal footing, liberals are starting to finally realize that the medical system law which Democrats shoved through the Congress in a purely partisan fashion has a very good chance of being thrown out by the Supreme Court. That realization is giving birth to a new plan, attacking anyone who disagrees.
If the Supreme Court strikes down the individual mandate in Obamacare, the result will be higher insurance premiums and, “we’ll just blame Republicans for it,” says Democratic strategist Bob Beckel, appearing on the Wednesday edition of Fox News’ The Five.
Beckel’s statement hints at the blame-game Democrats will play if part or all of Obamacare is struck down as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Another Democratic strategist, James Carville, has said pretty much the same thing, asserting that Republicans will “own” healthcare over the next few years if the court strikes down the individual mandate or even the whole Obamacare law, and will pay a political price for rising premiums.
“You know what the Democrats are going to say — and it is completely justified: ‘We tried, we did something, go see a 5-4 Supreme Court majority,’” Carville said on CNN Tuesday. “The public has these guys figured out. Our polls show that half think this whole thing is political. Just as a professional Democrat, there’s nothing better to me than overturning this thing 5-4 and then the Republican Party will own the health care system for the foreseeable future. And I really believe that. That is not spin.”
Carville’s statements edge closer to how the Left is preparing to respond if the court strikes down Obamacare. They will not stop at blaming Republicans for higher insurance premiums. They are going to try to demonize the Supreme Court itself as simply a tool of the heartless Right.