Sarah Palin says whether the Supreme Court deems Obamacare constitutional or not, the issue will become the touchstone for the course of the upcoming presidential election. The former Alaska governor also told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Monday that either way, the law is indicative of how President Barack Obama is trying to “cram down Americans’ throats” big, centralized government.
Van Susteren first asked Palin how it will play into the general election in November if the president’s signature healthcare law is determined to be constitutional.
“Then whichever candidate can best contrast their solutions to a healthcare challenge that we do have here in America . . . then that candidate will do well in the coming campaign that needs to explain more about how Obamacare should be replaced with a more market-based, patient-centered solution to the challenges,” Palin said.
“There is a better way to address healthcare issues in America versus what Obamacare has done, and that is — again — erode that foundation of liberty and free choices,” she said. “And that doesn’t adversely affect the commerce clause within the Constitution — a different kind of solution than Obamacare.”
Van Susteren then wondered what will happen if the Supreme Court rules Obamacare does not pass the test of constitutional law. Palin said the media will then try to ignore the ruling.
“Well, because the leftist media, which is the dominant media in our society today — because they protect President Obama — they will try to just dismiss the whole issue of it being deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, if that’s the way this ends up,” Palin replied. “And they’ll try to just kind of divert attention from voters and they’ll move on to other issues.
“So it’s very important that voters stay focused on the fact that if it is deemed unconstitutional, that President Obama — who claims to be some constitutional scholar — would try to cram down Americans’ throat this idea that big, centralized government would be able to usurp not only the will of the people but constitutional enumerated limited powers of federal government,” she said.
“So the voters need to be very careful in watching what the media — the leftist media — will try to play them, no matter which way the ruling goes, Greta.”
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