Galston to Obama: Lay Off the Court

by Michael Sean Winters

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One of the reasons I especially admire Bill Galston of the Brookings Institution is that he is as willing to challenge those with whom he usually agrees as he is to challenge those with whom he usually does not agree.

At TNR today, Galston urges President Obama not to attack the Supreme Court even if it overturns the Affordable Care Act. As tempting as it would be to use such a decision to rile up the base, it would damage the constitutional fabric of the nation in unforeseeable ways.

As in the case of Mr. O'Donnell yesterday, it behooves liberals to counsel liberals not to descend to the level of Karl Rove, turning every issue into something for political gain. We are better than that, or should be.

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