June 22nd, 2012
07:30 PM ET

Boehner warns GOP not to "spike the ball" if SCOTUS strikes down Obamacare next week

The U.S. Supreme Court is not expected to rule on Obamacare until next week, but one Republican candidate for Senate is very confident it will be struck down.

So confident, in fact, that he posted an ad on his website yesterday celebrating the law's defeat. Richard Mourdock, a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Indiana, claimed the video was put up inadvertently and was in fact one of several videos the campaign had produced for every possible outcome next week.

Speaker John Boehner reacted to the mistake by issuing a memo warning Republicans not to "spike the ball" and excessively celebrate should the law be found unconstitutional. But no matter what the court decides, the consequences of their ruling are up for debate. Joining Erin Burnett to discuss are CNN political analysts James Carville and Reihan Salam.

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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    To have gone from one of the greatest statesman the Senate had ever seen to a traitor and rape apologist... It would have been an ignominious fate for the Hoosier Heartland. I know enough daughters & mothers & fathers & siblings here that would never tolerate such a thing, even if they'd vote for Romney on the big ticket.

    ((sigh of relief)) And Liz Warren is now a senator. I think this will be really good for America.

    November 7, 2012 at 12:05 am | Reply
  2. Joey at Purdue Univ

    This. Is. HILARIOUS.


    June 28, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply
  3. J

    -"Point taken Boehner." Always like to see the variety of sports illustrations given, when you smoke and your a bit old to be 'UP For Spiking The Ball.' HA,HA,HA.

    June 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  4. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Can't tell you how bummed I am that this guy's going to be our next senator. Ever since Evan Bayh left public life, the Indiana Democratic Party has been like the Jedi Order after the Clone Wars...

    (I don't know if you have anyone there w. the requisite nerdiness to explain that metaphor to you, but I'm sure most of this stuff is on Wikipedia or something.)

    June 22, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Reply

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