Will it be a disaster if the Supreme Court overturns Obamacare? Perhaps not:
“I think that this will be the best thing that ever happen to the Democratic Party because health care costs are gonna escalate unbelievably,” James Carville told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer of a possible Supreme Court decision to strike down the law. “I honestly believe this, this is not spin.”
“You know what the Democrats are going to say — and it is completely justified: ‘We tried, we did something, go see a 5-4 Supreme Court majority,’” Carville added. “The public has these guys figured out. Our polls show that half think this whole thing is political.”
“Just as a professional Democrat, there’s nothing better to me than overturning this thing 5-4 and then the Republican Party will own the health care system for the foreseeable future. And I really believe that. That is not spin,” Carville said.
Indeed. With Obamacare decreed unconstitutional, Republicans will be forced to either a) defend the current system, which we may fairly refer to as “Republicare” or b) propose meaningful reform, which is impossible. With Republicans exposed as worthless, Democrats can press for single-payer, which is what we should have done all along.
I like it.