Joel Pollak, Editor in Chief at Breitbart.com, has written a scathing analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision today.
Never mind that Congress made it clear it did not intend to impose the individual mandate to buy health insurance as a tax. Never mind that the razor-thin majority by which Obamacare passed would never have existed if that majority had known it was imposing a tax on every living American. Never mind that the case might not have made it to judgment until 2014 if it had walked into the courthouse as an objection to a tax.
The decision in NFIB v. Sebelius is the worst since Kelo v. City of New London (2004), in which the Supreme Court held that a government may seize private property under its eminent domain powers–for the benefit of another private property owner. The two decisions are, in fact, related, since Obamacare forces individuals to pay a private insurance company for insurance, ostensibly for the greater public good.
I have immense respect for Pollak’s intellect, integrity and character. I worked on his campaign to unseat uber liberal Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (who has ties to a socialist party). A Harvard Law graduate, Pollak is exceptional at dissecting the high Court’s rulings.
When I first heard the ruling, I thought "This cannot stand. The Tea Party must and will surge. Just as we were called to action in 2009 and 2010, we must fight for 2012 commonsense conservative victories." Pollak says as much:
Politically, today’s decision is a huge win for the Obama administration–and perhaps, too, for the Obama campaign. Even though the conservative base could be energized by outrage over the decision, the Democrats’ strategic advisers believe that voters like winners, first and foremost–and they may be right.
Mama and Papa Grizzlies unite. This cannot stand. I feel a "Taxed Enough Already" party coming on.