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  •  I do think the individual mandate is (1+ / 0-)
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    problematic.  

    I think it's why O was agin' it, being a constitutional scholar and all.

    It'll definitely be challenged and I'd note that the current SCOTUS is not a friendly place for progressive values.

    This machine kills fascists!

    by Zotz on Fri Oct 16, 2009 at 09:42:43 AM PDT

    •  That's why personally I'd be fine with (1+ / 0-)
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      stacking the Court in an effort to drive it more liberal. As the diarist asserts this country was meant to be in the first place.

      To whom it may concern. Waterboarding is torture. Torture is illegal. Sincerely, A. No Brainer.

      by Pescadero Bill on Fri Oct 16, 2009 at 09:50:16 AM PDT

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    •  It Could Really Backfire (0+ / 0-)

      Yes, it could really backfire if it ever got to the Court. People like Scalia would just be kneejerk against it for conservative reasons, and even liberals (should there be any remaining on the Court) could well look at it as very intrusive and not at all the right precedent.

      It should be put out to pasture now before it causes nearly endless litigation, doubt and expense. This was a Republican idea to featherbed the insurance industry in the first place. Why anyone on our side is defending it is totally beyond me.

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