Fox’s Bret Baier acknowledged that today’s 6-3 Supreme Court decision upholding the ObamaCare subsidies is “a big win” for the Obama administration. But leave it to Fox to hype a silver lining for Republicans.
Shortly after the ruling came down, Baier appeared on Fox News' America's Newsroom and suggested to the GOP faithful, also known as Fox News viewers, that the ruling just makes it easier to get rid of ObamaCare altogether.
BAIER: This is a big win for the administration… Now you could look politically that even in the short term this is a bit of a win for Republicans because they won’t have to deal with the politics and sticky politics of not having to provide a patch from here to there if you had six and a half million people losing their insurance. …So that battle is over but the battle to still repeal and replace ObamaCare will continue and it will continue in earnest.
Host Martha MacCallum made sure to suggest that Chief Justice Roberts, who wrote today’s decision, has illegitimately supported the law twice. The first time, she gratuitously noted, he ruled that “the fine” (i.e. individual mandate) was a tax “even though the president and the administration had said exactly the opposite.”
But Baier continued focusing on the good news for repealing and replacing. “Perhaps, if you’re on the Republican side,” he said – hypothetically speaking, I’m sure - the ruling is “a good thing in the politics of being able to sell a repeal and replace plan on the (2016) campaign trail.” He added, “A lot of these states, obviously, are reporting problems with subsides going up and some issues about access. There are many people who talk positively, obviously, about ObamaCare and all the people that are re-insured. But, you know we hear these stories all the day about the troubles.”
MacCallum chimed in, “And it maintains the same posture essentially as it had before - that there are those who are for it, and those who are against. The law does not seem to be changing in any dramatic way, at least as a result of the Court.”
No, no changes at all – except that the ruling virtually assures ObamaCare will remain in place after Obama leaves office in 2017.
Watch it below, from today’s America’s Newsroom.
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Heck, all the Republicans want is some red meat to toss their ever-angry mob of voters who hate everything government unless they carry a gun as part of their job duties. Then it’s all hugs, kisses, and wave the flag.
So, yeah, the Republicans will pound the fossilized, fact-free horse of how Obamacare is all bad – which is all Fox News megaphones – throughout the election cycle. It worked so well for Romney, eh? But wait… ;^)
The Republicans remind me of a dog I had when I was a kid. It’d chase squirrels with a crazy zeal but I always knew it would be shocked s**tless if he ever caught said squirrel and wouldn’t know what to do with it. ;^)
Greta Van Sustern, no fan of this president, refused to follow suit because she seen the positive effects of the law with a family member and, as a result, was rather quickly shushed off the air.