Friday, January 28, 2011

Why the repeal of obamacare is not an exercise in futility

The MSM is pushing the liberal message that the fight against Obamacare is a purely symbolic gesture.  In my opinion, they are significantly underestimating the seriousness of the battle against the new health care entitlement.

Of course, it's certain that the current Senate and President wouldn't allow the repeal to pass.  Still, the successful repeal of the bill in the House does matter.  John Yoo, in an interview on Peter Robinson's Uncommon Knowledge, makes a compelling point about the relevance of the legislative repeal of Obamacare.  

"The Supreme Court doesn't like to strike something down and be extremely unpopular, and have every other branch of government angry at it.  I wish they didn't think this way, but I think there is some evidence that they do think this way.  If they see a Congress trying to vote to overturn Obamacare and it is just being vetoed by the President, that gives them a lot of political cover to strike down Obamacare in the courts."

Here is the full interview. This is #2 in a 5 part series of interviews with John Yoo and Richard Epstein.

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