When I first heard about the King v Burwell the first thought that came to my mind wasn’t its impact on the GOP congress, the electoral impact in the GOP primary, the confirmation of Justice Roberts status as “Old Yellowstain” or even the orgasmic nonsense that is all over CNN & MSNBC over the law.
What went into my mind was a night in south Boston when I was appearing on a podcast for the very first time appearing with Ali Akbar on the 73wire the night before the Scott Brown Election.
We were discussing Obamacare and Scott Brown’s role when something happened that has stuck with me ever since. Ali said how Brown would as the 60th vote block Obamacare and continued saying…
“…and if it passes, we will repeal it”
Not being involved in a political campaign nor being intimately familiar with how they operated but being well studied in how laws are passed and the difficulty in repealing laws I looked at him with some surprise saying nonchalantly .”
“No we won’t.”
I will never forget the look on Ali’s face. It was as if he had been not wearing pants and I suddenly had pointed it out to the entire listening audience.
However while the look was telling what happened next was more so, he immediately changed the subject as if what I had said was a throw away line of no importance whatsoever.
In hindsight, I understand what he did, this race was all about turnout and the last thing their campaign needed was any suggestion that had the slighted potential to keep people home.
But the real point is this. Ali knew that once Obamacare passed the battle was pretty much done.
We will keep fighting and we should keep fighting, but even if we win the White House I see little chance of repealing Obamacare, the best we will likely get is a president that does one of two things.
1. Gives the entire nation an Obamacare exemption
2. Removes every single exemption from every liberal group that got one.
It is the later rather than the former that has the best chance of causing this law to die.
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