Starting today, The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments over the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act. Rush and Friends naturally are pulling more dog whistles out of their asses over their fear of contrived mandates.
Rush gives his own version of history from last month, but it could also be Orly Taitz' version, or Sarah Palin's..or
Former Reagan Solicitor General, now turned community activist or so we're led to believe since he left the reservation, argues that legal experts agree that the Constitution gives Congress the power to adopt the mandate, and this power does not extend to absurd hypotheticals. FOX actually let this guy speak but since they consider an expert, someone who speaks without moving their lips, they might have been caught off guard
Similar arguments were heard in 1965 over Medicare in which today's Tea Partiers claimed they wanted "gumint outta my health care" but don't cut my Medicare which must come from a parallel government.
Sam Stein reports from the Huffington Post:
"The Republican-leaning American Action Forum and the centrist-Democratic group Blue Dog Research Forum released a poll of former clerks of current justices, as well as attorneys who have argued before the court. In it, they asked for predictions about how the court will rule on the Affordable Care Act."
"Only 35 percent of respondents felt that the individual mandate penalizing those who decline to buy health insurance would be ruled unconstitutional. More than a quarter of respondents (27 percent) expected that the case would be thrown out until the mandate actually comes into effect in 2014, with the justices citing the Anti-Injunction Act as a way to argue that there is no standing for a suit."
"Only 66 people participated in the survey -- 43 former clerks and 23 other attorneys...But the percentages still reflect what has been the conventional wisdom among those in the legal community heading into this week's oral arguments. As it stands now, the bet is that the court will ultimately rule the Affordable Care Act constitutional...."