Huckabee: Justices should strike down health care to improve their polls

By David Edwards
Sunday, June 10, 2012 12:20 EDT
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Mike Huckabee speaks to ABC News
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Sunday advised justices on the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down President Barack Obama’s landmark health care reform law in order to improve their public approval rating.

A New York Times/CBS News poll released last week showed that approval of the high court had slipped to 44 percent. Sixty percent now oppose life tenure for justices, and 76 percent believe their rulings are influenced by personal opinions.

“The American people are at a high ebb of their disapproval of Obamacare,” Huckabee shrugged when confronted with the poll numbers on Sunday. “So if the Supreme Court wants to improve their standing if they see this poll, they will overturn Obamacare.

“First on the basis of the law and the Constitution — which is the primary reason they ought to do it — and then because they, in fact, realize that it’s just bad policy.”

Watch this video from ABC’s This Week, broadcast June 10, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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