The Obama administration warned the Supreme Court this week via papers filed with the Court that if Obamacare is struck down, there will be an “extraordinary disruption” in Medicare. Medicare was not discussed during the Supreme Court arguments, since it was not a Constitutional issue. This is a practical argument, not a legal one; it’s the Obama administration applying pressure to the Supremes.
But that’s what the Obama administration does – they focus on the politics of the situation rather than on the legalities. If they can’t win on the law, they figure, they’ll push the Court to act via “empathy,” President Obama’s favorite legal standard. And if they lose, they’ll blame the Court for destroying Medicare.
“Your honor, going to prison would greatly inconvenience my client!“
Wow. Just wow. I thought Obama was supposed to be a constitutional scholar.
The issue before the court is whether or not Obamacare is unconstitutional. It doesn’t matter whether or not the justices think it is a good idea. It doesn’t matter if striking it down will cause all kinds of chaos. That’s a problem for the other branches.
Sometimes this administration is so stupid it’s embarrassing.