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Posted: 9:41 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012

Four days after 


John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States photo
John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States

By Neal Boortz

No … sorry.  I can’t figure out just what Chief Justice John Roberts was trying to accomplish with his ruling on ObamaCare last week.  And no … I don’t pretend to know how this is going to work itself out in the election and for future court decisions.  I can, though, just throw out some random thoughts on the subject … see what you think.

First … Roberts.  Did he just change his mind on some important issue of established law?  I think not.  I think that it’s possible that Roberts felt the pressure of the liberal media – particularly The New York Times – and changed his vote on ObamaCare to keep the court from becoming the focal point of a liberal onslaught.  I’ve heard pundits say that Roberts took this tact in order to trick (so to speak) the Court’s liberals to sign on to a ruling severely limiting the operation of the commerce clause.  This way he has supposedly stalled the growth of big government.  That makes no sense.  Roberts could have just as easily put the brakes on the use of the commerce club to expand government by siding with the conservative majority. 

The bigger question here now is just who does this help in the election?  Consider this:  Will the moochers and parasites and their liberal keepers be more enthused about rushing to the polls to vote for Caesar Obammus because of this ruling?  Hardly.  Nothing has changed for them.  Their precious ObamaCare – their attempt to expand our entitlement society – is safe.  Republican, libertarian and conservative voters, on the other hand, are outrage.  And here’s an interesting twist:  If Justice Kennedy had simply sided with the liberals on the court to create a 5-4 decision to uphold ObamaCare under the Commerce Clause, the decision certainly wouldn’t have outraged conservatives as much as has the Roberts’ ploy.  Conservatives may feel that the Supreme Court has become a permanent rubber stamp for the leftist expansion of American government.  This twisting and turning to approve the ObamaCare mandate as an exercise of the government’s taxing authority tells the right that the court will to go any length to support Obama and the Democrats.   Now conservatives think that the only way to hold back the government is to remove Obama and as many Democrats as possible from their positions of power.  Conservative voters are energized.  Whether or not they stay that way is another question … after all, popular culture creates a lot of diversions. 

But – and many conservative voters know this – the 2012 election may very well be America’s Last Chance. 

Neal Boortz

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