Of the tea-leaves available for reading regarding ObamaCare only one truly stands out. That would the the administration's initial impetuous response to the Supreme Court hearings this spring. It is hard for me to believe that the court's veil of secrecy is tight enough to keep the administration in the dark regarding ObamaCare.
Obama's initial reaction to court questions:
I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is the biggest problem on the bench is judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint — that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, here’s a good example. And I’m pretty confident that this court will recognize that, and not take that step.
That initial attack on the court speaks for itself.
That the administration has been willing to invest in building the framework for sustained attacks on the court further supports the reading that ObamaCare is going down as unconstitutional tomorrow.
ObamaCare is going down...
Obama Starts His Anti-Supreme Court Campaign: Road testing the theme for the Fall:
Barack Obama suggested that any decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn his landmark healthcare law would send the country “backwards” and that Americans did not want to “re-fight” the battle over healthcare.
It was the first sign that beyond the White House’s staunch defence of the Affordable Care Act Mr Obama is prepared to use the law as a rallying cry on the campaign trail. It is a risky strategy: about half the country remains opposed to the legislation, although most voters like the consumer protections that are guaranteed under the law.