Can someone please explain the president’s most recent statement about the Supreme Court’s considering the constitutionality of the PPACA to me:
“Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress,” Obama said at a Rose Garden news conference.
On the surface he appears to be saying that overturning the law would be an extraordinary step because it was enacted into law by Congress. Surely, that can’t be right.
Just for the record the PPACA was passed by the Senate 60-39 and the House 219-212, in both instances, I believe, on a straight party line vote. Strong majorities aren’t what they used to be.