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Court’s health ruling could shake fall elections

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The Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is likely to shake the presidential election race in early summer. But the winners in the court will not necessarily be the winners in the political arena.

No doubt, a decision to throw out the entire law would be a defeat for Obama. His judgment and leadership, even his reputation as a former constitutional law professor, would be called into question for pushing through a contentious and partisan health insurance overhaul only to see it declared unconstitutional by the court.

But it would not spell certain doom for his re-election. In fact, it would end the GOP argument that a Republican president must be elected to guarantee repeal of the law. It also could re-energize liberals, shift the spotlight onto insurance companies and reignite a debate about how to best provide health care.

If the court upholds the law, Obama would be vindicated legally. Republican constitutional criticisms would be undercut because five of the nine justices were nominated by Republican presidents.

But opposition would intensify in the political world. Without legal recourse, Republicans would gain new energy to argue that the only path to kill the law would be to elect a Republican president and enough GOP candidates to control the House and Senate. They might be wary of promising overnight repeal because a filibuster-proof Senate majority seems beyond their reach in the November election.

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  1. I always tuhoght Matthew 24:14 brings some sanity to the “Signs of the Times-ers” It takes our eyes off Jerusalem and puts it back on the nations, the “ethne”. Right where Gods gaze always was/is. The Church age (Millennium in my view)sees Satan held back because his power was broken at the first coming, to allow the Global testimony to be achieved.Three interesting words put together here. “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, AND THEN and then the end will come.”KINGDOM -basileia Insightful when we remember it means meaning God’s Rule, or Right to rule)TESTIMONY marturion Always make me think of Rev 6:9 Same word for testimony and verse 11 the words “The number” killed is fulfilled, God has a number in mind- he knows it?.Always Reminds me of the phrase. “Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in” Romans 11:25NATIONS Ethne people groups. Not geopolitical states. Consistent with rev 5 & 7 where The blood Purchases and then take to heaven around the throne people form every tribe, people, language, nation. Was that just wishful thinking in the use of images & symbols?

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