What if the Supreme Court killed the thing?

Sage McLaughlin writes:

You’ve repeatedly said that the repeal of Obamacare is the transcendent issue of this general election, and that a lot of compromises might have to be made that in other years we could afford not to make. I agree with the premise, mostly. My question is, what happens if the Supreme Court effectively repeals Obamacare by ruling in a conservative direction not only on the core issue of the individual mandate, but also on the severability of the mandate from the remainder of the bill? In other words, if the SCOTUS does the job that we expect a Republican White House and Congress to do, what then? Does that change your calculations, and does it change them in favor of one candidate or another?

LA replies:

I last voted for a Republican nominee in 1992. I am prepared to break with my recent pattern and to elect a president who who help push through and sign the repeal of Obamacare. If Obamacare were truly killed by the Supreme Court, that would eliminate the life-and-death necessity of voting for a Republican. I may still do so, but the calculations would be different. That’s as far as my thoughts on this have gone.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 24, 2012 01:25 PM | Send

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