Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid seems to have made a career out of complaining. He has been Senate Majority Leader for more than 7 years and all he seems to do is complain. This time his complaining brings him to CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin for Toobin’s pessimistic words about the future of the Obama administration’s health care law.
Toobin, one of the most prominent legal analysts around, made a few people take notice of the Supreme Court battle being fought this week over Obama care. he said the government’s case was a “train wreck”, and that the Affordable Care Act is in “grave, grave trouble.”
Speaking to reporters, Reid, who complained quite a bit to everyone who would listen during the bill’s original passing, said,
“I’ve been in court a lot more than Jeffrey Toobin, and I had arguments, federal, circuit, Supreme Court and hundreds of times before trial courts. And the questions you get from the judges doesn’t mean that’s what’s going to wind up with the opinion … I think that in my personal opinion, although I have great respect for Toobin, I disagree with him.”
Toobin addressed this notion during his CNN appearance, saying that, nowadays, the questions from the justices are highly likely to align with their eventual opinion in the case. The justices yesterday seems to take a very pessimistic view of the individual mandate, the centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act.
Responding to a tweet saying that his analysis was faulty, Toobin was candid: