How Democrats Might Feel The Morning After Supreme Court Ruling On Health Care Law
From the column to appear Monday written by E.J. Dionne.
If the Supreme Court “throws out all or part of the law now popularly known as ‘Obamacare,’ we will need a fearless conversation about how a conservative majority of the court has become a cog in a larger right-wing project to make progressive political and legislative victories impossible. … The [Affordable Care Act] is the victim of a vicious cycle: Obamacare polls badly. Therefore, Democrats avoid Obamacare, preferring to talk about almost anything else, while Republicans and conservatives attack it regularly. This makes Obamacare’s poll ratings even worse, which only reinforces the avoidance on the liberal side. … Were the health care law to be eviscerated, those who battled so hard on its behalf might draw at least bittersweet comfort from what could be called the Joni Mitchell Rule … ‘you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.’”