Liberals Still Shaken After Health Care Arguments


Writing at The Daily Caller, Roger Pilon, the director of the Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies, has a little fun at the expense of those liberals who still cannot believe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was so roughly treated during oral arguments by the Supreme Court:

The president himself weighed in on Monday, of course, with his unbridled pre-emptive warning to the Court, some of which he walked back on Tuesday. Yet the next day, there was the hapless White House press secretary, Jay Carney, trying to convince reporters that the president didn't intend to challenge the Court's authority, even as Attorney General Eric Holder was telling a different press gathering that Obama's comments were "appropriate." Can life in Washington be any more entertaining?

When liberals are in high dudgeon, you want to shelter the children. On Wednesday, for example, The Daily Beast plucked one David R. Dow from obscurity at the University of Houston law school to argue that if the justices overturn Obamacare, they should be impeached. Really! That puts the good professor in league with Newt Gingrich, who called for a similar remedy when he was riding high a few months ago, albeit in different sorts of cases. Liberals were up in arms then too, but on the other side, defending what the president on Monday called "an unelected group of people."

Read the whole thing here. In a recent column, Peter Suderman explored why "liberals can't even imagine the opposition's arguments against ObamaCare's individual mandate."