Speaking from the East Room of the White House after the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, the president said: "Let's not fight the [healthcare] battles of two years ago. Let's move forward." Because that was a battle that he badly lost, and if he goes there again it will likely cost him his job.
The answer, I believe, is yes. In the worst month of Barack Obama's ill-fated presidency (made that way by his ignorance and unfitness to command), a month that began with Scott Walker's historic victory in Wisconsin, the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Roberts (as I rightly predicted here) invalidated the Individual Mandate under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution, but only to let it survive (to my and everyone's surprise) under the taxing power of the Constitution. While this ruling makes no legal sense and was most likely a political move by Roberts it nevertheless has the potential (if handled adroitly) of being politically fatal to Obama while educating the public on Obamacare's subversive nature and Obama's insane transformational agenda; for the controversy stirred up by the ruling makes it easier for Romney and the GOP to focus the public on the 20 hidden taxes in Obamacare amounting to a whopping $500 billion (see) and to enlighten them on just how evil and destructive this program is to our patient based free market medical system. This was not exactly the outcome Obama desired-it's not the way he wanted the healthcare law to stand; and now he's on the defensive denying and lying to the American people (causing a distraction) that the mandate is a penalty not a tax-a distinction without a difference*-while Romney and Republicans are blasting him as the lying, deceitful Middle Class Tax Hiker and Economic Failure In Chief.
*The definition of the term "tax" is government collecting money from citizens for public use-a definition that covers "penalties."
Let's try to make sense of what happened last week by looking at the signs, if signs they be:
John Roberts was born in the 55th year of the 20th century during the Eisenhower Administration (Ike beat Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson* for the presidency) and celebrated his 55th birthday on January 27, 2010, the very day Obama gave his State of the Union speech where he slapped down Roberts and four other Supremes for ruling in favor of Citizens United in their suit against the FCC-a ruling helping Romney raise tons of cash for Obama's defeat.
*Stevenson was the last citizen of Illinois to run for the White House before Barack Obama. Ike defeated him twice.
55 days after the slap down, on March 23, 2010, Obama signed the Affordable Healthcare Act into law where it unconstitutionally uses the Individual Mandate to expand the Commerce Clause and criminalize the non-purchase of health insurance by those who can afford it.
Now as John Roberts was born in the 55th year of the 20th century and turned 55 on the day of Obama’s 2nd State of the Union speech, and 55 days separates his 55th birthday from Obama’s signing of the healthcare bill, so do the words COMMERCE CLAUSE-that section of the Constitution that the Individual Mandate violates-have a numeric value of 55, hence:
36445935 331315=55 (see).
Incredibly, amazingly, and perhaps providentially, Justice Roberts, and the other four Supremes insulted by Obama at his SOU speech, found the Individual Mandate invalid under the Commerce Clause ON THE 1255TH DAY OF THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY. That's 1255* as in the 55th number of the 1200 series-an astonishingly seemingly meaningful coincidence that only a Higher Power could arrange. But does the number 55 tell us anything about the November election? God only knows for sure. But this much I can say: when multiplied by 36 55 gives us the number 1980 indicating the year Ronald Reagan won the presidency; and when multiplied by 354 55 generates the five digit number 19470 giving us the year of Mitt Romney's birth. Astoundingly, when 55 is added to 1947 it brings us to the year 2002, the year Mitt Romney won the governorship of Massachusetts-a very auspicious sign for November (see) and for killing Obamacare for good.
* January 20, 2009 (Obama's inaugural) to June 28, 2012 (ruling on Obamacare) = 1255 days.
I'll have more to say on this fascinating subject in the weeks ahead.
This is difficult to fathom but when I added up the number of days separating the start of Roberts' tenure as Chief Justice and his ruling on ObamaCare the number 55 came up again, hence:
June 29, 2005 to June 28, 2012 = 6 years, 11 months and 30 days, or 2556 days.
And on a lesser note, 50 years and 5 months* (giving us the numbers 50 and 5 or 55) separate Roberts' birth from the start of his role as Chief Justice in 2005 (the 5th year of the 21st century).
*and 2 days.
As difficult as it might be for some to believe it's hard to escape the conclusion that Providence was at work in Roberts' "abominable" decision of June 28th uphold the Obama mandate as a Constitutional tax. What is certain is that the forces that gave Obama and the Dems a "shellacking" in 2010 are energized again, and ready to fight for another electoral landslide.