“We pretty much see the direction the Supreme Court is going,” he told an audience at the Center for American Progress. “The solution, if the mandate is struck down, is not that the bill falls like the house of cards … the solution is going to be offering something everyone agrees is constitutional and that’s the public option in the exchange.”[….]
“The Supreme Court unfortunately is a corporate-dominated arm of the Republican Party right now,” Weiner said. “I put nothing past them. But they would have to take a Bush v. Gore like leap to strike down the constitutionality of the whole law. Even the mandate is a pretty thin reed.”
I agree the Supreme Court is an arm of the Republican party right now. I’m less optimistic that striking down the mandate will lead to something better.