Oops: They will try to explain it away, but it was a misstep
Whoever advised President Barack Obama to make a statement against the Supreme Court while it was making a decision on the health care mandate didn't think the idea through.
It was inappropriate at best and a violation at worst.
If the measure the justices are deciding had been an issue from which the president could have received a campaign boost, or if it was a Republican policy that was being challenged, he would have no trouble listening to the court.
But when the shoe is on the other foot ... .
The bottom line is that most polls show the majority of Americans have told the president they do not want government-run health care and have expressed concerns about the plan.
It is the president, not the Supreme Court, who is subjugating the will of the people.
He should remember that.
Published in Editorials on April 5, 2012 10:36 AM