Cocky, Condescending Journalists Declared ObamaCare Would Be Upheld, Maybe by a 8-1 Vote
Although no one knows how the Supreme Court will rule, Thursday, on ObamaCare, journalists over the past few months have dismissed and derided the concept that the President's signature legislation could be declared unconstitutional. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin predicted an eight-to-one vote upholding the law. Former New York Times Court reporter Linda Greenhouse said that Americans who think the law is unconstitutional are "wrong."
Appearing on the March 23 Situation Room, Toobin hyped, "I actually think that Chief Justice Roberts and perhaps even Justice Scalia and Justice Alito might join Justice Kennedy in upholding the law." He added, "In striking this law down, it would really be a big change in constitutional law, and I'm not sure this court is ready to do it." >>>
(Once he heard oral arguments, Toobin reversed himself. The journalist declared the Obama position a "train wreck" and suggested it would be shot down.) >>>
Appearing on the Daily Rundown, March 30th, NPR's Nina Totenberg complained, "[But] because of the Bush appointments, which were very, very, very conservative, the Court has become so much more conservative."
If the Supreme Court strikes down all or part of Obamacare, Thursday, will these journalists admit they weren't quite the constitutional experts they claimed to be?
Had to post this... just for the record. And for the decision later this morning.