Is ObamaCare a loser for Pres. Obama?
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- Date Jun 29, 2012
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Hi everyone I'm Laura Ingraham in tonight for Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us new developments in Eric Holder contempt of congress case.
In a moment but first let's get right to our top story how the supreme -- vindication of President Obama and the health care battle.
Might actually turn into a big loser for him in the long run.
Consider Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has already raise more than four million dollars since yesterday's high cart decision to uphold obamacare.
And Democrats are now put in the position of defending it.
I think the president can and will continue to point out.
The good things there an exact cause we're not going to be a little run away from that they're gonna make it a campaign issue.
And I've always said we make a mistake we Democrats when we don't stand and defend.
It's going to be an albatross around our neck but still -- and that's.
Meanwhile Republicans are focused on the path to repeal.
We're gonna continue in time to look towards accounting health care that's.
People want and that is patient centered health care not health care dictated by Washington which is what Obama care delivers so we're gonna bring up for repeal vote.
On Wednesday July 11 to make sure that we continue to focus on what it is that the American people want.
So it looks like the -- could still face some major challenges joining me now from Washington.
Stephen law he's the CEO of American crossroads and with us here in -- -- against gay she's a democratic strategist and it Fox News.
Contributor okay well this story is going to be -- also looks like through the campaign no doubt about it.
And Julie it obviously a huge decision yesterday but Mitt Romney has raised I think now it's -- sense that it's going up every minute but I four point six million dollars -- the decision.
-- came down well look at from their Romney it's a moment in time that he's raising this money look Rick Santorum was absolutely great during a Republican primaries Mitt Romney is not -- that'd be carrying this message -- essentially Justice Roberts said in the court said.
Is that if you're gonna call this attacks it is exactly the same thing that Romney did in Massachusetts.
And is based on Romney care Massachusetts it's accepted Obama's gonna keep saying when -- tax money it.
This for Santorum or Gingrich or anybody else maybe the Republicans have had a point for Romney's other a messenger for this.
He's got -- -- generating a lot of interest and support and it looks like from -- reading that the blogs in the Tea Party commentary on this people are just jacked up on us now think they really care.
That much now about Romney care because Romney Romney said look I stand -- that -- were clearly some problems that was a state experiment -- -- -- a federal crammed down and he's just generating an enormous amount -- I think support and -- all the Tea Party was never gonna see -- these guys are jacked up to get rid of Obama for the past three years this is not anything -- these -- not all those articles -- -- -- the Tea Party the Tea Party was.
Fizzling out -- they are trying to -- I don't have a tea parties fizzling out I thought they got pulled it in the Republican Party they basically that a hostile takeover maybe not it's not so much a hostile -- not -- not possibly differently -- their cover of the Republican Party so he has are always stacked up to go out and go out after Obama stand by your take on that's a lot of money raised but nevertheless a major legal victory for President Obama yesterday a lot of Republicans are spinning this as -- this is.
Great for Republicans but I don't think ten minutes before the decision was handed down.
A lot of people -- on not on on cable news saying gosh if the Republicans lose on the individual mandate it's going to be a big win.
Well I don't think anybody really expected and I think a lot of people view this is a really terrible decision for the country and in big problem we're gonna have to deal with.
But I think it is also an opportunity for Republicans to re litigate this issue in -- court of public opinion.
And every time that's happened in the past -- -- the Scott Brown special -- the point and mid terms obamacare is lost and Democrats have been collateral damage.
Let's see what about the fact that -- -- don't look Mitt Romney himself.
And -- this is similar health care program in Massachusetts.
Question on whether one of his guys helped advise the Obama administration on Obama care how can he really make this case credibly the American people.
I think that's the only thing the Democrats can say but I think it's completely wishful thinking the big problem the Democrats have right now is a huge intensity gap.
Because if you were for obamacare and you thought it was a great idea -- the Supreme Court decision.
Is basically case closed but if you're somebody who doesn't like obamacare that's the vast majority American people.
It's game on and the intensity is sky high to take this issue on and take -- all the way to the court of public opinion this November.
Julie a couple of big races senate races -- in North Dakota they wanna pick up that that -- North Dakota Heidi -- camp is is running.
And she's actually come up and criticize the individual mandate Tim Kaine is not doing any snoopy dance and Virginia.
Because the court came down the way it did so aren't a lot of these Democrats are very difficult situation given the continued unpopularity.
Of obamacare well it depends what you highlight about Obama -- Clinton quote if you highly individual man yeah well the Republicans on a highly visible to amended and Democrats running their terms and yet they're not gonna do so well that they run -- their own terms and talk about the positives the fact -- preexisting conditions are no longer allowed.
The -- -- you can get thrown off your insurance is on her -- about the money how -- the taxes -- well it's you know families middle class I don't get two 1000000 dollars again this evening again here a lot of money are only taxed if you may already don't have health care Larry I want to you know I thought well there then that's an income tax call medical device -- -- if you're standing tax and a -- here right.
Sent tanks -- not for you don't -- up for Albert John Boehner needing another candidate now.
But look I mean the bottom line is this again if you're calling it attacks the -- commerce clause it should be federal -- -- -- -- -- attacks.
Was also attacks and again it's the exact same thing you don't have chronic care what Democrats want to run away from this this is again who's going to be the messenger for the Republican Party the -- -- -- are -- -- what -- my -- -- point six million dollars today before this -- begins but until people -- -- -- -- -- and -- got a lot of very unpopular blow back of the debate when Barack Obama or anybody else besides attacked -- -- -- this and -- look at.
This was based and predicated on -- -- that I admire when he said -- I will not tax the middle class people making under 250000 -- not gonna get the fact that a -- no I was -- -- delighted George Stephanopoulos when he had a wasn't it let me stop confusing -- Justice Roberts of -- was attacks the president -- I did and it.
Ask congress for the president.
Came forward and said it was not attacks did he -- excuse me just because Justice Roberts said it was -- does not mean that you're now thinking you're saying an outlet -- -- I'm saying what exactly -- the majority of the liberals in the Supreme Court said the district -- been under the commerce clause but not the Justice Roberts decided to call it something else is up to Justice Roberts and doesn't mean it again but to run a -- talking points so there -- so -- Democrat Steve.
I think -- in this position where they have to say.
Or that it's not a tax which is Anderson because the Supreme Court said it was attacks now I think justice roberts' decision was a disaster.
The commerce clause.
Opinion part of it notwithstanding.
But what it is hard for them and can Republicans are really ride this to victory without.
A real reform minded replacement that everybody can understand because sure are we haven't heard a lot of specifics on the well.
On the tax issue in particular I think the president looks like he wasn't dealing straight with the American people and he looked American guy and said it -- it was not a tax.
And that his own lawyers were arguing in front of the Supreme Court in order to a save obamacare that it wasn't fact attacks and now we all know because the Supreme Court.
Declared -- attacks and I think it looks like the president wasn't dealing straight with the American people.
Other health care that's a big problem but that's not the only thing the Democrats have to run from have to run from the fact that this loss slashes seniors care.
It puts a day -- the board of independent.
Unelected bureaucrats in charge of deciding.
What here's -- yet and don't get iPad to your question I do think that Republicans will at some point have to step up and say.
Not only do we need to move this correctly from the highway after -- -- -- what they are we -- we have Helena where Julie Steven -- -- can.