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June 28, 2012

Left Continues Preemptive Spin

Check out Reason's compilation of temper-tantrum headlines:

"Why Media's Health Care Reform Coverage Was Even Worse Than You Thought"

"Health care reform trajectory won't be stopped by Supreme Court ruling"

"Insurers Seek to Soften Their Image, No Matter How Court Rules on Health Act"

"No Matter How the Court Rules, Healthcare Benefits Will Remain Key"

"Healthcare Futurist: Supreme Court Can't Stop Healthcare Reform"

"Obama could target Supreme Court if health-care law falls"

"The Supreme Court’s Lurch To The Right (CHARTS)"

"George Washington’s individual mandates"

"Health Care and the Supremes: Why the Right Has Already Won"

"Supreme Court is No Longer Part of the Solution"

"Are we headed toward another court-packing crisis?"

"Justice Scalia must resign"

Allah's Quotes of the Day from last night were especially good.

Gabe linked Tim Carney's great piece below; also worthy is Jonathan V. Last's.

When Democrats lose, however, they tend to place the blame a little higher. The Supreme Court is rigged. The election was stolen by Diebold voting machines. After John Kerry lost in 2004, Democrats snickered about an electoral map showing the “real America” being composed of the West Coast and Northeast. The rest of the map — the red states Bush carried — was dubbed “Jesusland.” The inference being that the real problem was with the American people.

All of which is why, facing the prospect of losing the Obamacare case, the left’s first instinct hasn’t been to blame a bad law. Or bad lawyering. Or even just bad luck. No, to the liberal mind there are no bad outcomes; only broken systems. (In the Washington Post, Jonathan Turley claimed the very possibility Obamacare might be struck down suggested we should rethink the structure of the high court. He proposes we start by installing 10 more justices.)

And so, later this week liberal Democrats will condemn the high court as a body no longer fit to adjudicate our nation’s laws. It will have to be reformed and remade before any American, anywhere, can sleep soundly.

We see this more and more, and without any shame-- When Democrats lose, their first impulse is to make it illegal for Republicans to win. They begin examining the ways in which "systems" failed to produce results they sought, and then "reform" those systems so that they can only produce liberal victories.

Obviously, this is antithetical to democracy and fair play. When a team in the NFL has a great running back, its rivals do not rush to change the rules to make running the ball illegal.

And yet that is what the Democrats keep doing, again and again.

And... The campaign against the "politicization" of the court continues. As Instapundit puts it-- Democrat Leaders to Supreme Court: If you don't vote our way, you're being political.


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