Tomorrow, at around 10:30am EDT, the Democrat-left-media complex will launch the most aggressive and sustained attack on the institution of the Supreme Court in the history of our Republic. When the Court throws out at least some portion of ObamaCare tomorrow, President Obama and his partisans on the left and in the media will effectively declare war on the third co-equal branch of government and seek, in every possible way, to undermine the legitimacy of the Court.
They have already tried to lay the groundwork for their attacks. Politico today even unearthed disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner to test-drive the coming partisan attacks against the Court. Glimpses of these attacks have been around since oral arguments back in March, but when the reality of the Court’s rejection of Obama’s signature “achievement” becomes clear, the ferociousness of the attacks will be like nothing we’ve ever seen. It bears repeating: the left is willing to destroy the credibility of the Supreme Court in order to defend their policy failure.
ObamaCare was never popular with the public. In fact, it was so unpopular that it sparked a nation-wide grass roots movement that led to sweeping losses of Democrat elected officials at every level of government. Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find any Democrat in a competitive race running in support of the law.
Remember that when the left starts screaming that the Court is somehow going against the public interest. In fact, anything less than scrapping the entire law would be going against what the public wants. Today, a WSJ/NBC poll, which tends to juice its surveys to help Democrats, found that, by a 15 point margin, more adults would rather see the whole law scrapped than have it stand.
Good material for fighting the Left:
* Rule 3: Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Here you want to cause, fear, confusion, and retreat.
* RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.
If we’ve learned anything about Obama in the past three and half years, it’s that he doesn’t take defeat well. Neither he nor his allies on the left and in the media will be able to admit that they got health care so disastrously wrong. They cannot admit that their signature achievement is existentially unpopular with the voters. So, they, as always, will look for others to blame. It wasn’t some vague “partisan” or “corporate” interests that killed ObamaCare. It was defeated by Democrat hubris.
Tomorrow, Obama will kick off his reelection campaign, not against Romney, but against the Supreme Court. Democrats will attack not the GOP House, but judicial review and the very checks and balances that have sustained our Republic for more than 200 years.
Steel yourselves, Patriots. It is a fight we absolutely must win.