Video: Mourdock celebrates Supreme Court decision striking down ObamaCare

posted at 7:11 pm on June 21, 2012 by Allahpundit

Silly fun via Roll Call and, evidently, a Mourdock campaign staffer whose YouTube upload trigger finger got a bit too itchy. Nothing wrong with planning for every contingency so that you’re ready to go messaging-wise when the bomb drops; Ed and I, in fact, have already prepared posts for 17 different possible outcomes, including one in which John Roberts is eaten by wolves as he’s reading the majority opinion. I’m impressed, actually, that Mourdock was so thorough: The last clip you’ll find below is devoted to the vanishingly small possibility that the Court will find that challenges to ObamaCare aren’t ripe yet due to the Anti-Injunction Act. If that’s the decision, after months of tension and several days of “IS THIS IT?” anticipation over the past two weeks, mobs would descend on the building with tar and feathers.

Incidentally, I think Sean Trende and Philip Klein are right that the decision probably won’t come on Monday. By scheduling three days of oral arguments, the Court’s already showed that it’s willing to devote special attention to ObamaCare case. As such, there’s no reason to think they won’t set aside a day next week for that decision alone rather than jam it into a sitting where four other opinions will be announced. For the moment, Monday is the last day of the session, but SCOTUSblog noticed this morning that the Court hasn’t formally announced it as the last day of the session yet, which it typically does. I’m thinking we’ll get the other four rulings on Monday (including the Arizona immigration case) and then D-Day on ObamaCare next Thursday. In his daydreams, I imagine John Roberts wishing it could go something like this.


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lol

the new aesthetic on June 21, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Heh…

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Damn it! Jinx!!!

ThePrez on June 21, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Go Cruz..:)

idesign on June 21, 2012 at 7:13 PM

If the mandate is stricken, but nothing else, then that is the best outcome for the socialists. If insurance companies must insure pre-existing conditions, but don’t have the larger insurance pool the mandate would provide, then the insurance companies can’t stay in business. If they can’t stay in business, then single-payer government insurance becomes necessary.

Striking down the mandate doesn’t get rid of obamacare, it gets rid of the private insurance companies.

keep the change on June 21, 2012 at 7:14 PM

It’s okay to count your chickens before they’re hatched if you can just go make yourself more eggs without involving the chickens.

FlatFoot on June 21, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Ed and I, in fact, have already prepared posts for 17 different possible outcomes, including one in which John Roberts is eaten by wolves as he’s reading the majority opinion.

Is that the post where you also come out of the closet, AP?!

Love that skit.

Good Solid B-Plus on June 21, 2012 at 7:16 PM

“Eaten by wolves”

Miss reading you on twitter Allah.

CreatedOrSaved on June 21, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Haha. That’s good.

sammypants on June 21, 2012 at 7:19 PM

This guy needs to shut-up. Until we see the decision we have no idea.

Axion on June 21, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Can we get a small preview of one of the 17 prepared posts for the Obamacare ruling…. A sneak peak pretty please???

El_Terrible on June 21, 2012 at 7:19 PM

I hope these are just drafts. They don’t seem very professional to me.

amazingmets on June 21, 2012 at 7:21 PM

The wait is killing me… The whole thing should be struck down, but I have no clue what the decision is actually going to be.

El_Terrible on June 21, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Don’t get cocky kid!

zonataman on June 21, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg — Vampire Killer.

Ed Morrissey on June 21, 2012 at 7:23 PM

The wait is killing me… The whole thing should be struck down, but I have no clue what the decision is actually going to be.

El_Terrible on June 21, 2012 at 7:21 PM

If I had to guess? I’d say probably a 9-7 decision striking down the mandate, and a 5-4 decision to upload the remainder of ObamaCare

theoddmanout on June 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM

It’s good it wasn’t announced today because the Obama administration would have blamed the stock market collapse on the SC decision that declared the mandate unconstitutional and mainstream media would have been an echo chamber.

huckleberryfriend on June 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Sorry, not a 9-7 decision, I meant a 7-2 decision, oops

theoddmanout on June 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Nothing wrong with planning for every contingency so that you’re ready to go messaging-wise when the bomb drops; Ed and I, in fact, have already prepared posts for 17 different possible outcomes, including one in which John Roberts is eaten by wolves as he’s reading the majority opinion.

This is why I keep coming back here. So, (assuming Obamacare goes to the trash heap in toto) after the Humpbot goes nuts, can we get a read on those? Huh Allah buddy?

If that’s the decision, after months of tension and several days of “IS THIS IT?” anticipation over the past two weeks, mobs would descend on the building with tar and feathers.

Justifiable so, IMHO.

Rogue on June 21, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg — Vampire Killer.

Ed Morrissey on June 21, 2012 at 7:23 PM

fify

Valkyriepundit on June 21, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Politico Reporter: Romney Only Comfortable Around ‘White Folks

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:27 PM

When’s the last time Obama spent time in the hood or the barrio?

El_Terrible on June 21, 2012 at 7:29 PM

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:27 PM

OT:..OC Do you have a report on your minister friend?..:)

Dire Straits on June 21, 2012 at 7:31 PM

When’s the last time Obama spent time in the hood or the barrio?

El_Terrible on June 21, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Great question…

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:31 PM

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Politico Reporter Tweets Ann Romney Penis Joke

And this ass is their WH correspondent.

novaculus on June 21, 2012 at 7:37 PM

OT:..OC Do you have a report on your minister friend?..:)

Dire Straits on June 21, 2012 at 7:31 PM

He is holding his own. Three fourths of his ribs are broken, both shoulder blades and broken vertebrae…
Keep those prayers ascending.

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Striking down the mandate doesn’t get rid of obamacare, it gets rid of the private insurance companies.

keep the change on June 21, 2012 at 7:14 PM

You mean it gets rid of them more quickly.

OCare will still take them out in the end. By design.

CorporatePiggy on June 21, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Ginni is outside with the motor home all gassed up, and her husband is giving the hurry-up sign to Roberts.

slickwillie2001 on June 21, 2012 at 7:42 PM

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Will keep prayers coming!..:)

PS..Good to see you!..:)

Dire Straits on June 21, 2012 at 7:43 PM

OK, this one went into mod because I foolishly spelled it out in full. Trying again, so please ignore the double-tap if the modded one comes up later.

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Politico Reporter Tweets Ann Romney Pen** Joke

This guy is their WH correspondent.

novaculus on June 21, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Politico Reporter: Romney Only Comfortable Around ‘White Folks

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:27 PM

When’s the last time Obama spent time in the hood or the barrio?

El_Terrible on June 21, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Is little Bammie comfortable around ANY other humans? Does he have any real friends that honestly like him?

slickwillie2001 on June 21, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Sorry, not a 9-7 decision, I meant a 7-2 decision, oops

theoddmanout on June 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Meloncollie will be here in a minute to tell us all how evil you and the other HA posters since you mistyped a 9 for a 7.

batterup on June 21, 2012 at 7:46 PM

This guy is their WH correspondent.

novaculus on June 21, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Vile and disgusting slime…

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Ed and I, in fact, have already prepared posts for 17 different possible outcomes, including one in which John Roberts is eaten by wolves as he’s reading the majority opinion

Dammit!!!

I had bigfoot in the pool.

Tim_CA on June 21, 2012 at 7:47 PM

I cant imagine that they only srike down the mandate. The administration tried to politically pressure them into rubberstamping this thing by omitting a severability clause. They thought the Justices would cave in if they face a political all or nothing gamble. The SC must show that it doesnt pay off to behave like this.

Valkyriepundit on June 21, 2012 at 7:48 PM

LOL, that skit is great.

MobileVideoEngineer on June 21, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I like the first video the best

tommer74 on June 21, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Vile and disgusting slime…

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Yet typical member of the Fifth Column Treasonous Media.

SWalker on June 21, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Ed and I, in fact, have already prepared posts for 17 different possible outcomes, including one in which John Roberts is eaten by wolves as he’s reading the majority opinion.

I hope one includes Pelosi melting, melting, melting…

SouthernGent on June 21, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg — Vampire Killer.

Ed Morrissey on June 21, 2012 at 7:23 PM

…she may hang upside down herself!

KOOLAID2 on June 21, 2012 at 8:13 PM

I cant imagine that they only srike down the mandate. The administration tried to politically pressure them into rubberstamping this thing by omitting a severability clause. They thought the Justices would cave in if they face a political all or nothing gamble. The SC must show that it doesnt pay off to behave like this.

Valkyriepundit on June 21, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Yes. Leaving out severability wasn’t some late-night oops, it was a coldly calculated step to force the courts that looked at it into an all-or-nothing choice.

slickwillie2001 on June 21, 2012 at 8:21 PM

I still like Mourdock a lot, but what a dumce. Come on, you just don’t show this type of color, get with it.

anotherJoe on June 21, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Wow. It would serve so many of us right to have this thing get upheld by SC. We are way too cocky.

earlgrey133 on June 21, 2012 at 8:55 PM

What’s a Mourdock?

pain train on June 21, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I disagree that this is silly. This is idiotic and it’s just one more reason to dislike politicians and the so-called game of making the country run. We now know that anything he says in a video could be completely bogus. Plus, we know that anything he says in a video could very well be an act, based on a history that never took place.

I don’t manufactured “leaders,” I want sensible people who are speaking the truth. This isn’t just a mistake, it’s a flat out lie.

TheBlueSite on June 21, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Another winner from the tea party. Thanks guys! Great judgement as always!

NoStoppingUs on June 21, 2012 at 11:11 PM

They’re not the “radical” Supremes today.

“You can’t hurry Love,” not even for a “Love Child” like Barack. But next week, we will see “The Happening” but till then “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” leaving me to ask “Where Did Our Love Go” but “Someday We’ll Be Together.”

J_Crater on June 21, 2012 at 11:43 PM

That’s just stupid. Who would allow these “contingencies” to actually be recorded? I can imagine Mourdock jotting notes for what to say, depending on what happens, but to record pretend videos?

Sad thing is, he’s the smarter of the two candidates……

notropis on June 22, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Sad thing is, he’s the smarter of the two candidates……

notropis on June 22, 2012 at 1:21 AM

He is clearly the better of the two candidates as well. Even if Donnelly confessed his sins and changed parties and vowed to oppose Obamacare (he voted for it)and stop sh*tting on his church, he would still never rise above the level of common slug.

SKYFOX on June 22, 2012 at 6:37 AM

And a campaign staffer is suddenly looking for a job….

dczombie on June 22, 2012 at 8:39 AM

notropis on June 22, 2012 at 1:21 AM

As a matter of communications strategy, it’s a good thing to pre-record things so you can be ready to pull the trigger right away rather than having to play catch up after the fact. Having lightning fast communications can make all the difference in a campaign. It’s part of what has been impressive about the Romney campaign.

dczombie on June 22, 2012 at 8:42 AM

And a campaign staffer is suddenly looking for a job….

dczombie on June 22, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Probably best to cut him/her loose. You can’t be certain this is a simple, forgivable mistake or a mole trying to undermine Mourdock’s campaign. Besides with the economy rebounding so well, they will have no trouble finding another job, right?

Extrafishy on June 22, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Damn it! Jinx!!!

ThePrez on June 21, 2012 at 7:13 PM

My first thought too. Crap!

dogsoldier on June 22, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Too bad his first name wasn’t Jack, then we could have called it Premature Jack Elation.

sirpatrick on June 22, 2012 at 3:58 PM