In today’s American Spectator I use a gastronomical analogy to suggest that the individual mandate is not severable from Obamacare and, by extension, why the Supreme Court must send ACA back to the kitchen:

Two years ago, when the chefs of the Democrat Party emerged from the legislative kitchen with that noisome combination of noxious ingredients ironically titled the “Affordable Care Act,? they made it clear that it was meant to be served prix fixe. And, when the Republicans and a large percentage of voters recoiled at some of the offered fare, the offended congressional cooks haughtily informed us that we were getting a set menu.

They were particularly intransigent on the subject of the individual mandate.

No matter how many times we expressed our displeasure with that disgusting course, in public demonstrations and at the ballot box, they insisted it was absolutely essential to the table d’hôte. We were further assured that a true appreciation of ObamaCare and its mandate would come with time. It was an acquired taste, they told us, that we would eventually learn to love.

Much to the chagrin of congressional Democrats and the White House, however, the mandate has instead turned out to be something of an emetic. To read the rest of the column click here.

Comments 4

  1. Kevin wrote:

    Just more political rants on this blog.

    It’s just anti-Obama, anti-Democrat.

    No solutions here.

    Posted 26 Mar 2012 at 9:50 am
  2. DINORightMarie wrote:

    This was brilliant!!! I came to your blog from the AmSpec. Excellent article!! And wonderful, visually explicit use of that “gastronomical analogy!!” If it didn’t sicken me already, I may have “hurled” after reading more about the “noxious” reality that is ObamaCare. Thanks!! You made my day.

    Posted 28 Mar 2012 at 9:30 am
  3. MonkeyIncognito wrote:

    Any idea if the court will release their decision before June? They all seem to have made up their minds.

    Posted 29 Mar 2012 at 3:07 pm
  4. Diogenes wrote:

    I doubt it. Someone has a whole lot of writing to do—-no matter which way the thing goes. If they kill any part of the law, they will explain why in excruciating detail.

    And, if they shoot down the mandate, plus the guaranteed issue and community rating provisions (which the DOJ argued must go if the mandate goes), there will also be a white hot dissent.

    All that scribbling will take time. I don’t think they can get it done before June.

    Posted 03 Apr 2012 at 7:22 pm

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