Examining the impact of health care law on 2012 race
Our Campaign Insiders weigh in
- Duration 5:02
- Date Jul 2, 2012
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The highest court in land has now spoken.
We will continue to implement this law.
And will work together to improve on it where we can.
What we won't do.
For the country can't afford to do is refight the political battles of two years ago or go back to the way things work.
I disagree with the supreme court's decision.
And I agree with the descent.
What the court did not do.
-- last day in session.
I will do on my first day if elected president of the United States.
-- and that is I will act to repeal.
As you just heard the supreme court's decision to uphold the president's health care law putting a divisive debate.
Front and center and now polls show the president pulling ahead of governor Romney.
In some critical states was this the week that kind of change the race let's bring in our campaign insiders.
John -- and former Republican congressman for New York -- dealt.
Is a Fox News contributor and a former pollster for president Jimmy Carter.
And -- for dog show we're very happy to have Ed Rollins who's a Fox News contributor former.
National director for the Reagan bush campaign former national campaign chairman for Mike Huckabee -- could go on and on the guy's alleged.
I'm just not gonna reader at all because it would we be finished in the second -- and so let me start with you bomb -- year gets -- today yeah it was -- over.
Obamacare in 2010 and that actually led to the worst mid term defeat of -- president's party since 1920 -- Could that happen again measure because of this -- could 53 Democrats lost their.
Seats in the mid term.
My sense is this is still going to be about the economy creating jobs but at the end of the day the whole health care thing is gonna basically and -- big impact on the economy.
And the idiocy of this decision he's.
The court basically said that the it's if congress can't force you to buy something but they can penalize you for not buying something you and that's just that's just absurd to me and and I think as a people discuss it more and more.
And equally as important as we'll discuss here.
If it's -- tax the tax was never start the bill was passed -- started in the House of Representatives.
-- there was a Texans voted on this thing it was a penalty and so I think there's a whole room for opens thing up.
Natalie that if it's -- -- -- has no jurisdiction -- -- kept taxes collected so I actually I'm still trying to figure that one out but I wanna throw up a Fox News poll.
-- -- came out on the eve of this decision it's pretty amazing.
Of Americans believe this is a violation of individual rights only 36%.
Think it's acceptable under the constitution and the important part.
The dig deeper two thirds of independents.
Yet -- bad so what would that turn the independents -- the -- -- -- This in 2010 the economy was -- biggest issue health care was the decisive issue.
2012 the economy's going to be bigger even bigger issue in health care can be more decisive.
Here's the problem if they -- going down.
-- -- in the president's -- that would have been I've done now what's his character he went out there telling people wasn't attacks wasn't taxed even today.
The White House is arguing don't know it's a penalty it's not attack the Supreme Court the chief of staff of the White House was on an -- -- did a terrible job.
And and rather kind of functions way saying owner of auto it's what we say it is -- Libby case -- now people -- was -- But they were misled.
They've never like this bill I believe that the argument today.
That whatever was don't the Republicans have been given a potential hammer and that hammer is reject the -- -- repeal a bomb -- well.
That's that's fifteen.
While I ask you this question -- congressman let's put up the two Rasmussen polls in reaction.
To the supreme court's decision and you'll see that there are numbers the opinion of US Supreme Court his dropped precipitously what does that tell you about the November election well.
I would take the big picture first -- which is this ruling.
Only further alienated more Americans from the establishment.
They -- the Supreme Court wasn't considered a political institution.
The congress is bad the White House is bad but now they've lumped in the Supreme Court and they're sick of all of it it calls for.
Someone from the outside of the establishment to ride in and say I'm gonna clean this mess up and that's what the three of us believe Romney.
Yeah needs to harness this thing and being the outsider who's gonna change the status.
One of the things with the -- there's -- -- interest.
Is -- people the political class.
They -- their support for the Supreme Court what 127 to 55 mainstream America went down in reverse themselves in terms of numbers.
Judge Roberts made being defeated in -- may have done it -- it go to Georgetown parties and maybe you don't have it could be made nice to be in the watch both let me tell you this.
The electorate angry because they were against this bill -- still wouldn't hurt.