SEARCH BLOG: HEALTH CARE
First, the President will launch a massive ad campaign against the Republicans declaring that they have "cheated the American people of their right to health care." It won't matter that 26 states brought the suits and the Supreme Court was the branch of government that brought the judgment and it won't matter that government-sponsored/provided health care is not a right. There will be enough people who will buy that story.
Second, the President will accuse the Republicans of being unsympathetic to the plight of the uninsured. It won't matter that the President would not consider the input of the Republicans when the flawed law was drafted and that the Republicans have offered up alternative measures. Maybe the alternatives are a little shorter than 2000+ pages and don't contain something special for Nebraska or Indians or dozens of other special interest goodies for his friends. There will be enough people who will buy that story.
Third, the President will argue that his centerpiece legislation was "essentially perfect" and that only a "technicality" caused it to be declared unconstitutional. It won't matter that many aspects of the legislation were seriously flawed and served special interests to the detriment of the total health care system. The President will say that he just needs another term and more Democratic Party congressmen and he can work around the technicality to restore what "rightfully belongs to the American people." There will be enough people who will buy that story.
And the President will push those stories to the forefront everyday with outrageous examples of how the "Republicans' health care system" is broken and how Republicans don't care. If his opponents try to bring the focus back to other pressing issues and other failures on the part of the President, he will press on with the story of the hard-hearted, Wall Street loving, racially biased "neo-cons" who only care about lowering their own taxes. It won't matter that the President has been a spendthrift, radical-activist loving, apologizing to the world reincarnation of Jimmy Carter. There will be enough people who will buy his story.
And it's all Bush's fault... if all of the other stories get rejected.