Update II: This video is very appropriate as we near D.C. at 10:00 a.m. Check out the unemployment and real, not phony OWS style demonstrations:
Update: We’re not the only ones with predictions this morning. Predictions are coming in from everywhere. For some it is Festivus meets Christmas meets Fitzmas. Open thread: Mandate-mas III, the Finale
“If I was a betting man, I’d probably go the same way. I think there’s still a decent chance that the court might uphold it, but a slightly better chance that the whole thing will get tossed, more out of convenience than anything else, but the mandate will still be the key.
Of course, if that happens, be prepared for a full-court meltdown among the Left, where the argument has already arisen that the Roberts Court is the Most Activististist Court Evah, with Jeffrey Toobin and (Politico’s) Roger Simon leading the way. Gabriel Malor demolished this argument on Twitter yesterday, and he compiled his rebuttal into a blog post this morning:”
We’ll know soon enough if there is a lump coal in the stocking or a lump of gold from a melted golden calf.
It’s going to be an update kind of day. We do feel safe in making several predictions. We’ll make those predictions here and we will likely have several articles posted today.
Prediction: The next Supreme Court Justice will be Paul Clement. Clement is the unofficial Solicitor General for the political opposition. When Mitt Romney wins – the young, able, intelligent, hero of conservatives, will be on the Supreme Court where he has argued so many cases.
Prediction: It’s going to be a bad day for Barack Obama. The most he can hope for is that the hated Obama health care scam is upheld by the court. This will enrage opponents of “HellCare”. It will be Apocalyptic Panic At The Black Hole.
The real Game Changer, right Mark?
If the Supreme Court rules against key parts of HellCare then Katie, don’t bother locking the door because the gates of Hell will open against Barack Obama.
After the Supreme Court decision comes in the Eric Withholder contempt vote in the House of Representatives (more on that later) will erupt. It’s going to be a bad day at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Michelle Obama will leave no sleeve behind.
Prediction: Big Media will erupt in defense of their Golden Calf. Already we hear “Our Supreme Court has lost its honor“. This isn’t really a prediction it’s standard operating procedure for Big Media.
Prediction: Logic tells us that the Supreme Court will strike down the Obama Health Scam root and branch. But anything is possible. We certainly would not listen to the idiocy from Laurence Tribe: I think my former student, John Roberts, will vote to uphold ObamaCare. Clearly Chief Justice John Roberts has not exactly been a protege of Tribe. So, ignore Tribe. Listen to the war drums coming from the Teepees of the opposition to Obama.
Prediction: We were right about Junemageddon. August will be worse.