#Obamacare reminder: what goes around, comes around. Like, in 2017.

Put another way: while this is obnoxious

By now ObamaCare’s proliferating delays, exemptions and administrative retrofits are too numerous to count, most of them of dubious legality. The text of the Affordable Care Act specifically says when the mandate must take effect—”after December 31, 2013″—and does not give the White House the authority to change the terms.

Changing an unambiguous statutory mandate requires the approval of Congress, but then this President has often decided the law is whatever he says it is.

…it is also a precedent.  There are going to be a lot of people telling the next Republican President* to use this precedent to do all sorts of things that right now we kind of just shrug about.  And before you tell me that it’s never going to happen, consider this: the next Republican President is going to be the one who took those people seriously, because those are also the people who are currently getting transcendentally pissed off at the way that the Democratic party leadership is running the country into the ground, at high speed. And it’s amazing what you can accomplish when you just don’t care if people love you for doing it.



Moe Lane

*I expect that to be in 2017.  If it is not 2017, however, it will be in 2021.

13 thoughts on “#Obamacare reminder: what goes around, comes around. Like, in 2017.”

  1. I keep warning my liberal/Democrat friends that they need to speak out against Obama (and the Democrats) doing this because I will absolutely push for President Walker to unilaterally dissect the entire realm of Big Government by nothing more than his order.
    None of them care, for now.

  2. I’m pretty confident about 2016. The only time the Democratic Party has won 3 Presidential elections in a row since Lincoln is when the first guy died in office.

  3. I agree with Finrod the only “state” with a positive economic outlook is Washington D.C.. Every other state was negative it was simply a matter of degree as to How negative. After 5 years of the trickle up poverty of O’bamanomics everyone looks ready for a change.

  4. And you’ve outline the problem, Moe. We are no longer bound by law, precedent, or tradition. We’re now pretty much following an outline script of the Roman Republic’s slide into The Roman Empire.

    1. +1. Even with a republican President in 2017, the precedent doesn’t go away. The presidency has become imperial, indeed…..

      1. Indeed. I know Moe maybe snarking in this post, but I don’t like the idea of an Imperial Republican President just as I don’t like the idea of a Imperial Democrat President. Two wrongs, as they say, do not make a right.

        1. The million dollar question is if we can harden the system sufficiently against this abuse of power.

          Sulla resigned the dictatorship and Caesar mocked him for it.

  5. If there is no Republican president in 2017, there will be no Republic in 2021. At least with a Republican in the White House the press takes on an adversarial role — even if they will do so by pushing lies, conspiracy theories, and other Democrat fetishes.

  6. Can you imagine the rending of garments and gnashing of teeth if a president Romney delayed enforcement of tax laws?

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