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Dems Depressed Over Obamacare

• June 19, 2012 9:53 am

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Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly (Va.) dreads the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare this month, expecting the president’s signature domestic legislation to be voted down or altered by the Supreme Court "for partisan reasons." According to Politico:

"Sadly, I would predict and expect we’re going to see another party line, 5-to-4 vote by a Supreme Court that already made up its mind the day we passed the bill," the Virginia Democrat said in an interview for the POLITICO video series "SCOTUS & Health Care: The Final Countdown." "If they’re in a perverse mood, they’ll just strike the universal mandate, thus nullifying, frankly, the reforms in the bill."

Connolly also suggested that the court has no business second-guessing Congress — insisting that the political differences over the law underscore that its future should rest in an election, not a court decision. …

In one of the most closely watched Supreme Court cases in decades, the court has to decide whether the health reform law’s individual mandate is constitutional. If the court strikes the mandate, it will also have to decide how much of the rest of the law — from nothing else to the whole thing — should come down with it.