Obama: A Twice Blessed Man


Were I Mitt Romney I’d cancel that Mayflower Movers reservation. The unexpected SCOTUS ruling declaring the Affordable Care Act (i.e., Obamacare) constitutional shows that President Barack H. Obama is a twice blessed man. He has done what a half century of Democratic presidents have been unable to achieve. The obstructionists in Congress, the Tea Party and talk radio screamers have tried to thwart him through disrespect, lies and distortion. Every effort is turned back. It would be spooky if it weren’t true.

Mind you I opposed the individual mandate when Romneycare was enacted in Massachusetts. I supported Sen. Obama in 2008 in part because of his opposition to the individual mandate. So I was perturbed when it was incorporated inn the Affordable Care Act but he needed to do it.

As a political science student, I understand the history and necessity of incremental reform in America. The ACA is a product of our political history.

Chief Justice Roberts ruled the only way he could. Congress has the constitutional authority to enact the healthcare law and impose a tax penalty on Americans who choose to be uninsured. Today, Chief Justice Roberts did not act as a judicial activist. Upon reflection, his ruling established the limits of federalism. In doing so, he surprised every pundit, law professor and bookie in America.

President Obama has delivered despite the obstruction and vilification. The economy is slowly coming back to life, Osama bin Ladin is dead and Obamacare is alive.

President Obama is a blessed man and a terrific national leader.

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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3 Responses to Obama: A Twice Blessed Man

  1. Deacon Vic Tosi says:

    I guess we do not have to bother with November’s election day. After all, Obama did achieve passing the largest tax increase in history after a virtual life threatening battle with a Democratic Executive Office, a Democrat-controlled Senate (51 votes?), and a Democratic House of Representatives (where the Speaker urged quick passage so everyone could find out what was in the Bill)
    What the heck – I’ll just go on vacation in November since nothing important will be going on here…….(too bad only Obama was blessed; I guess the rest of us just got screwed)

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