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Krauthammer: Mid-election SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare a ‘win-win’ for Obama

Jeff Poor Media Reporter

For opponents of President Obama’s 2009 health care reform law, one of the best opportunities for an eventual victory isn’t repeal through the legislative process: It could come with the Supreme Court declaring it unconstitutional.

But syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer doesn’t think the court rendering judgment would be a bad thing for the president either way. On Friday’s “Special Report,” Krauthammer said either of the two possible outcomes would be a “win” for Obama.

“I think for Obama, it’s win-win,” Krauthammer said. “If it is upheld, then it will give something of a boost to public opinion because it will be seen as legitimate. It will help its legitimacy and, at least slightly — marginally — increase its popularity.”

And what if the court ruled it unconstitutional?

“If it’s struck down, it removes an albatross around Obama’s neck,” Krauthammer said. “It’s going to be a moot issue.”

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