Obamacare’s Pyrrhic victory delivered to the White House by the Supreme Court

Written by Allan Erickson on July 9, 2012

It is hoped Mr. Obama will take ongoing victory laps in days to come after the Supreme Court ruling upholding his healthcare law. The Justices may have decided not to be activists this time, but the ruling will activate The People. The People will perceive Obama’s strutting and preening a slap in the face. He could care less, even though re-election hangs in the balance.

The truth is, ObamaCare enacts the largest tax increases in history. The truth is, this president promised not to raise taxes in a recession, saying that would be the worst thing if we care about economic recovery. He made that promise during the campaign in ’08 and he repeated it in office. Once again, he lies to the American people and breaks his word: a man without integrity. (But remember: for Alinskyites, integrity is irrelevant. Prevailing by any means is the only virtue. Even so, there are political realities.)

Two thirds of likely voters vigorously oppose ObamaCare. With the Court’s ruling, that opposition will grow in numbers and intensity. What the politicians keep missing — especially this president — is simply this: Americans on both sides of the political divide despise dishonesty, and tyranny.

ObamaCare was enacted through the most devious means imaginable. It was a corrupt process driven by a corrupt president with the aid of corrupt politicians. Americans don’t like that. Aside from being the biggest tax increase in history, ObamaCare ushers in an age of federal supremacy on a scale approaching tyranny. Americans don’t like that either.

When the central government can intervene between patient and doctor and micromanage healthcare decisions, then the central government can also tell you what light bulb to burn. (Oh wait: been there, done that.) Once the power grab is complete the central government can regulate speech. (Oh wait, they’ve already enacted laws limiting speech.) How about government outlawing guns or forcing you to pay for someone else’s cigarettes and contraception?

If the central government can approve or deny medical care, it can also arbitrarily decide which laws to enforce, such as immigration law or the Defense of Marriage Act. And if the federal government can dictate most anything by acting outside the rule of law, then liberty dies. If the rule of law dies, the rule of chaos takes over.

If this government is allowed to continue on this course, the death of the American experiment in liberty is inevitable.

Defeating Obama in November is not simply a matter of changing political course: it is a matter of survival. If this man is allowed four more years, he will achieve his goal: the destruction of liberty, the republic, the Constitution and our way of life.

Repealing ObamaCare is central to saving the country. The only way for that to happen is to have regime change right here at home. Repeal can only happen with a new President and a new Congress.

Obama and his minions may realize that the Court ruling is a Pyrrhic victory, that the opposition will be energized as a result, leading to ultimate defeat in November, but all that will not dissuade Mr. Obama from taking his victory laps. His ego is his own worst enemy.

It is up to Mr. Romney and the Tea Party and conservatives across the country to rally in a unified effort to remind Americans every day from now until election day that Obama lied to them, deceived them, wants to dominate them and manipulate them, and ultimately control them. It is not enough for Romney to point out Obama’s deficiencies, holding him accountable for deceptions leading to enormous tax increases while bankrupting the country. Romney must passionately promote his plan for correcting course. This is not time to play Mr. Nice Guy. It didn’t work for Mr. McCain, and it won’t work now.

Americans dislike liars and frauds and tyrants. They also dislike the weak, the accommodating and the mealy-mouthed.

Americans want a patriot willing to take off the gloves and fight for the country. It is hoped Mr. Romney has that warrior spirit.

Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter, and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012.