The Republican presidential candidates know this, and the court’s ruling has made their job easier politically. Few had issued their own health-care proposals. The rest were waiting to see the state of the terrain after King v. Burwell. Many also privately fretted that if the court struck down ObamaCare subsidies, Republicans would fail to coalesce around a response, and the GOP would then take the blame for the turmoil that followed.
That risk is gone, and the GOP candidates now have a clear field to present the presidential race as another referendum on ObamaCare.
She says that Hillionaire, her allusions to applying minor tweaks to Freedom-Hater-care notwithstanding, will be forced to defend the actual law as it is playing out in the lives of post-Americans. Pubs will be able to muster the votes needed to put repeal on the Most Equal Comrade's desk. Plans for incremental dismantling, beginning with getting rid of the medical device tax, will flourish.
Sounds great. We just need to remember how determined, indeed tyrannical, the enemy is, and how we are saddled with a judicial branch that has its back.
In other words, it won't be a piece of cake.