RNC Releases Audio Of Obama Lawyer Embarrassing Himself Before Supreme Court – UPDATE: Toobin Today: Now it’s a “Plane Wreck”

According to just about everybody, yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing really was a train wreck for the Obama administration.

Via The Washington Free Beacon, the Morning Joe Crew had a little fun at the administration’s expense:

SCARBOROUGH: SOMEBODY MESSED IN THEIR BED YESTERDAY ARGUING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION. THAT’S A VERY POLITE WAY OF SAYING WHAT THAT POOR, POOR GUY DID WHO IS GOING TO BE CRUCIFIED BY THE AMERICAN LEFT FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. HE IS LIKE THE BILL BUCKNER OF THE AMERICAN LEFT. IT WENT HORRIBLY FOR THE WHITE HOUSE YESTERDAY. WHEN JEFFREY TOOBIN COMES OUT AND SAYS ‘IT’S OVER’. IT’S OVER, LET’S JUST BLOW UP THE STAKES, WE LOSE.

BARNACLE: THEY SHOULD HAVE SENT JOE PESCI IN, FROM MY COUSIN VINNY.

PANEL: (LAUGHTER)

SCARBOROUGH: HE WOULD HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB!

BRZEZINSKI: GUYS THAT’S NOT NICE

Watch that video at the Beacon.

Now, via Freedom’s Lighthouse, here’s  the RNC’s video, “ObamaCare: It’s a Tough Sell:

Many on the Left are horrified at the job Verrilli did yesterday, choosing to focus on him rather than obvious reality that ObamaCare is unconstitutional. It’s just hard to defend, a “tough sell,” which is the point of this ad.

SEE ALSO:

Erick Erickson, Red State: Sinners In the Hands of Anthony Kennedy The left cries foul as the right uses the federal courts to do as the left has done for years.

As the clock approached 11, Kennedy spoke again, sending shockwaves through the legal community. He stated matter of factly,

the reason this is concerning, is because it requires the individual to do an affirmative act. In the law of torts our tradition, our law, has been that you don’t have the duty to rescue someone if that person is in danger. The blind man is walking in front of a car and you do not have a duty to stop him absent some relation between you. And there is some severe moral criticisms of that rule, but that’s generally the rule.

And here the government is saying that the Federal Government has a duty to tell the individual citizen that it must act, and that is different from what we have in previous cases and that changes the relationship of the Federal Government to the individual in the very fundamental way.

It was the quote heard round the world. It is what the tea party movement, libertarians, conservatives, and so many private citizens have been saying. It was an expression of what every legal scholar on television has pooh-poohed as the troglodyte rhetoric of plebeians not educated enough to understand their own founding compact.

That Justice Kennedy expressed something so obvious to so many Americans that so many well educated legal analysts have mocked for two years as an outmoded view of the constitution put forward only by hicks, rubes, and the racist middle class tea partiers not cool enough to defecate on police cars like the Occupy Wall Street hipsters should deeply, deeply trouble every radio station, newspaper, and television news network along with the American people.

Just how out of touch are the people the news media relies on as legal experts used to help form both their and their audiences’ opinions? More so, is it not abundantly obvious that legal experts let their own partisanship shape their opinions?

UPDATE:

Great news! Today’s arguments faring no better for the administration – Liberal legal experts still gobsmacked!:

RCP: Toobin: Hard To Imagine How Things Could Be Going Worse For Obama Administration:

NN Senior Legal Analyst Jeff Toobin: “This still looks like a train wreck for the Obama Administration, and it may also be a plane wreck. This entire law is now in serious trouble. It also seems that the individual mandate is doomed. I mean, Anthony Kennedy spent much of this morning talking about if we strike down the individual mandate, how should we handle the rest of the law? Now, it is less clear that they are going to strike down the whole law. There does seem to be some controversy in the court about that. Certainly there are some members of the court, Antonin Scalia, Justice Alito, who want to strike down the entire law, but it seemed almost a foregone conclusion today that they were going to strike down the individual mandate, and the only question is does the whole law go out the window with it?”

Whitfield: “Oh, my goodness. Okay, so I have got about 20 seconds or so left. How might this impact arguments later on this afternoon, Jeff?”

Toobin: “Well, it’s hard to imagine how things could be going much worse for the Obama Administration, but now they’re going to be dealing with the Medicaid portion, and they may decide to get rid of that as well.”

Watch the video at RCP.

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

Hat tip: Brian B.

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10 Responses to “RNC Releases Audio Of Obama Lawyer Embarrassing Himself Before Supreme Court – UPDATE: Toobin Today: Now it’s a “Plane Wreck””

  1. Steven W. Says:

    I awakened this morning and was anxious to see the liberal morning shows & their pundits discuss these things … only there was little if any discussion anywhere to be found as they chose to rather cover JetBlue pilot breakdown & Al Sharpton / Trayvonn fiasco.

  2. williamteach Says:

    Liberals are desperately looking for ways to say that doing away with the mandate will be a good thing, as well as finding excuses that do not included “it’s unconstitutional” and “people really friggin’ hate the mandate”.

  3. just a conservative girl Says:

    In this one particular case the SG being a jerk is a good thing, but overall it is a nightmare for us all. This is the man who is defending the government? We need a list of all the people who confirmed this man.

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  6. Carlos Says:

    If this guy stuttered and stammered his way to the bill being thrown out in its entirety, he should be nominated for “Lawyer of the Year.”

    I find it very difficult to believe that was the best the Chicago Thug Gang could get for their side, so have to believe this was all a set-up because they knew it would be blown apart by the SCOTUS, and now they can blame the SCOTUS for their own failure to keep yet one more promise to the people.


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