When asked why she is so confident the Supreme Court will uphold the health care law, Pelosi says, "Because I know the Constitution."Nancy Pelosi is many things. What most comes to mind is she is a far left-wing ideologue. She is also a ruthless politico. What Pelosi isn’t is a frivolous and idle threat maker. Last week Pelosi was asked her opinion regarding what the Supreme Court would do with respect to Obama at the end of this month. Confidently Ms. Pelosi predicted a Supreme Court six to three vote upholding the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare. (see min video)
Listen I don’t think Ms. Pelosi is conjecturing. I would venture to guess that Ms. Pelosi knows something. It has been long speculated that Democrats had possibly turned a conservative justice on the court.
The court is traditionally seen to have a five to four split conservative out numbering liberals. Liberal know that they can depend on the liberal bloc of Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayer and Kagan leaving Justices, Roberts, Alito, Thomas, Kennedy, and Scalia as usually conservative.
Ms. Pelosi seems to be signaling that she knows at least two conservatives that will vote against conservative principles and uphold Obamacare. I have already named Chief Justice John Roberts and justice Anthony Kennedy as the possible justices who may be susceptible to liberal influences (see previous post)
This bodes as very bad news for conservatives. If this is the case and Pelosi is, correct this adds an element of alarm for the upcoming elections. If president Soetoro were reelected, he would only have to add one justice to tilt the court seven to three liberal in ideology and make-up. In any event, knowing that Pelosi rarely speaks frivolously the larger question is, is the court so compromised right now that this type information is being advanced to fellow partisans in the Democrat Party by someone in the court? We’ll know soon enough whether Pelosi’s inside information is correct. What we won’t know is to what extent have Democrat managed to corrupt the court.