Just how unpopular is Obamacare? This unpopular (via Rasmussen):
Just before the highly publicized hearing on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law, ratings for the U.S. Supreme Court had fallen to the lowest level ever measured by Rasmussen Reports. Now, following the hearings, approval of the court is way up.
Forty-one percent (41%) of Likely U.S. Voters now rate the Supreme Court’s performance as good or excellent, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s up 13 points from 28% in mid-March and is the court’s highest ratings in two-and-a-half years.
A majority of Justices evince skepticism towards Obamacare’s constitutionality, and bam – the court’s popularity skyrockets. Simple enough.
Keep in mind that the court hasn’t even issues a decision yet, but Americans were impressed that a majority of the court clearly expressed concerns about the government’s ability to force someone to buy health insurance. That was enough to give them a positive view in the eyes of so many Americans who have been unimpressed with the court.
The entire lawsuit against Obamacare presents us with a new line of attack against big-government. For far too long, conservatives mourned the loss of constitutional governance in silence and assumed that the courts would uphold any expansion of government, no matter how egregious in nature and scope. Based on previous history and some of the lower court decision in this case, it was a pretty accurate perception. But the Roberts court might put an end to that.
We need to continue to change the face of government at the ballot box, but we must not be tepid about redressing our grievances before the court, especially when they are grounded in the very document that the court is obliged to uphold.
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