June 28, 2012
*healthcare and Fast and Furious
- *White House braces itself for a humiliating double blow
- *Obamacare has failed to secure a single Republican vote in Congress
- *Pressure on Attorney-General Eric Holder over botched Mexican gun sting
- *Brewing Democrat rebellion as 11 refuse to attend national convention
Barack Obama faces Judgment Day as the Supreme Court is set to announce today whether his healthcare reform will be struck down and Attorney General Eric Holder faces being held in contempt of Congress.
Having spent his first 14 months in office on achieving Obamacare, for the former constitutional law lecturer to see his signature reform declared unconstitutional would be a humiliating blow.
In ramming the bill through Congress, Obama failed to secure a single Republican vote, thereby shedding his campaign image as a bipartisan uniter.
Although passing the bill was a legislative victory, the reform itself has proved to be a political millstone.
The censure of Holder, in which a number of Democrats are poised to join Republicans, would also be a major embarrassment because Obama has claimed executive privilege, something he blasted his predecessor George W. Bush for doing.
Republicans on Capitol Hill have pursued Holder tenaciously over the botched ‘gun walking’ sting operation in which thousands of weapons were allowed into Mexico and into the hands of drug criminals. Two of the weapons were found at the murder scene of border agent Brian Terry.
With the Supreme Court Justices peppering Obama’s lawyer with hostile questions about Obamacare and Republicans united and in control of the House of Representatives, the White House is bracing itself for a dismal day.Read the entire article