White House works to influence the Supreme Court on ObamaCare

A strategy to defend the indefensible.
by John Hayward  03/09/2012
The New York Times reported Friday on the aggressive White House campaign “to use approaching Supreme Court arguments on the new health care law as a moment to build support for the measure seen as President Obama’s signature legislative achievement”:

On Wednesday, White House officials summoned dozens of leaders of nonprofit organizations that strongly back the health law to help them coordinate plans for a prayer vigil, press conferences and other events outside the court when justices hear arguments for three days beginning March 26.

Just for fun, close your eyes and imagine a Republican president was summoning dozens of non-profit organizations to coordinate activities, including a prayer vigil, for his signature legislation, and imagine the media reaction.  While you’re at it, imagine that same Republican president was making blatant attempts to influence the Supreme Court in defense of his legislation: Read More…