Chris Wallace, Brit Hume Declare SCOTUS HCR Case A ‘Lose-Lose’ For Obama

On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace and Fox’s managing editor Brit Hume agreed that the Supreme Court case is a “lose-lose” proposition for President Obama.

Wallace suggested — and Hume fully agreed — that a ruling to overturn the law would quash Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, while uphold it would energize Republicans ahead of the November elections as they campaign on repealing it through Congress.

Hume predicted that the law is “headed for extinction, whether sooner or later.”

Kirsten Powers, who was also on the panel, disagreed, pointing out that overturning the law would lead to a backlash from those who like its more popular components and help Democrats in the elections.

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