is the Grand Dame of Anglo-American jurisprudence. The aging queen of white liberal legal reasoning has held sway from Harvard to Oxford across the international beltway of popular culture routinely fleshed out in the New York Review of Books.
As a student of Dworkin’s thesis (going back to the ‘70s) I couldn’t wait to read his response to Justice Roberts’ decision to join the liberals on the Supreme Court in upholding Obamacare, the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
In his July 9th New York Review of Books blog, “Why Did Roberts Change His Mind?”, Dworkin sneers and snorts through the inconsistency between Roberts’ otherwise reliable conservatism and the apparent “last minute” switch to throw victory to Obama.
Dworkin all but predicts that Roberts will compensate his conservative colleagues in unleashing future decisions that may go so far as to “abolish affirmative action altogether” and “even to abolish abortion rights.”
Now when you can’t get no respect, not to mention credit, from the potion-preparer of the liberal cabal, even after coughing up the right result, you’re cooked. The good news here is that now we can see that Obamacare will indeed be the finish of Obama come November. The not insignificant number of disaffected Democrats who have had just about as much of Obama as a fire hydrant has had of the neighborhood dogs will push the dissatisfaction quotient of independents (especially regarding joblessness) over the mark to one-term Obama.
The fact is people know that the parts of Obamacare that are good policy, e.g; protection covering pre-existing conditions, will be front and centre in the reforms of President Romney and a Republican Senate (and reelected Republican House). Obama’s fearmongering is over. Roberts’ insistence that Obamacare, excuse me, the Patient-scalping and Unaffordable Scare Act, is nothing but another tax is its socdolager.
Providing insurance across state lines alone, with standard consumer protections, will do better than the tax-crushing federal bureaucratic burden Obamacare would add to the beaten back of American productivity.
We need to sort wheat from chaff. As everyone knows now, it is the trademark of Obama, the most unqualified man to ascend to the presidency, that he simply does not understand the cost effects of unthinking regulations. The fallacies are in the open, the fakery is exposed. Obama has nothing left in his greenhouse but gas.
Here’s the winning Romney slogan: Healthcare is the economy, stupid!