Fresh off his televised evisceration by Michelle Malkin, lefty stooge Juan Williams returns to present us with his vision of how the Supreme court striking down ObamaCare will allegedly erode the trust people have in the Supreme Court. Yes, really.
Now considering the overwhelming majority of Americans want the Supremes to nullify ObamaCare, it seems to us that would increase support for the court.
But nobody ever said Williams was dealing with a full deck.
Every political strategist working the fall elections sees a game changer coming by the end of the month.
That’s when the Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act.
The Democrats have a nuclear option in this political game if the high court throws out the healthcare law as unconstitutional.
Oh, so if the babies don’t get their way, it’s time for a nuclear option. Why, that’s sure to increase faith in the Democrats, right, Juan?
That blowup-the-system button, not pushed since FDR’s attempt to stack the court with Democrats during the New Deal, is for Obama to use the bully pulpit of the White House, and the national stage of a presidential campaign, to launch a bitter attack on the current court as a corrupt tool of the Republican right wing.
It is a move that could energize Democrats and independents even as Republicans celebrate a major legal victory.
Actually what it will do is further turn off independents, but hey, let’s all pretend it’s going to help Obama. After all, that’s what it’s all about.
The relevant point is that the court may do irreparable harm to its reputation with another highly political split between justices appointed by Democrats and justices appointed by Republicans. A 5-4 defeat of the healthcare law will erode trust in the justice system.
It will be another example of how polarization has poisoned our politics during the past decade.
Uh, who’s been mostly responsible for that polarization? The left, of course. But Williams blithely ignores that fact.