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Obama: 'I Passed' Obamacare

7:18 AM, Jul 6, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
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In the wake of the Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling, President Obama seems to have forgotten exactly how our law-making process works. Yahoo! News reports that, at a rally in Ohio on Thursday, the former part-time constitutional law lecturer and current president declared that "the law I passed is here to stay."

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While it's true that not a single Republican in the House or Senate voted for Obamacare, a great many Democrats did. Many of them have since been returned to private life by the voters, and if the same fate awaits Obama, his signature legislation will not be "here to stay."

In other words, as much as Obama is trying to suggest to voters that this issue is now out of their hands, the truth is essentially the opposite. The American people -- not the Supreme Court, not Obama -- will decide Obamacare's fate.

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