The Potemkin Protest
What is a Potemkin village?
Potemkin village \puh-TEM(P)-kin\ , noun: An impressive facade or display that hides an undesirable fact or state; a false front.
What then is a Potemkin protest? It’s part of the Administration’s strategy to defend Obamacare (as described by the Wall Street Journal):
The White House is even organizing demonstrations during the [Obamacare Supreme Court] proceedings, including a “‘prayerful witness’ encircling the Supreme Court.”
Normally when you’re out of arguments, airspeed, altitude, and ideas, you attempt to demonize your opponent. A scripted protest doesn’t quite fall into that category, but it isn’t too far off.
The Commerce Clause has been used by the Congress to accrue vast and excessive power. With Obamacare, vast and excessive turns into unlimited.