It was front page news today in the Review-Journal. A savvy AP reporter revealed for the first time that Obama has turned the pending ruling by the Supreme Court on ObamaCare into a campaign issue.
“The emerging Democratic strategy to paint the court as extreme was little noted in this week’s hubbub over Obama’s assertion that overturning his health care law would be ‘unprecedented,’” writes Anne Gearan.
What insight! What perspicacity!
I seem to recall a headline Tuesday proclaiming, “President warms up his stump speech against the ‘unelected’ court.” The astute writer went on to observe, “Actually, it sounded like Obama was practicing his post court ruling campaign speech in which he will blame a bunch of unelected people for taking away all the goodies in ObamaCare …”
On Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal, Daniel Henninger wrote of Obama’s Oz-like proclamation against the court, “And so it was on Monday that Barack Obama, anticipating a loss before the Supreme Court, added the third branch of government to the list of villains he will run against in his re-election campaign.”
Well, perhaps it was startling news to the readers of the R-J, since the Tuesday edition, following the Monday press conference, contained no mention whatsoever of the president’s attack on the court in which, using political sleight of hand, he said, “Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”
Pay no attention, Dorothy, to the fact that “strong majority” was a 219-212 vote in a predominantly Democratic House and a no-wiggle-room 60 votes to override a filibuster in the Senate that was obtained by outright bribery and chicanery.