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LAURA INGRAHAM: New developments in the Eric Holder contempt of Congress case in a moment. But first let's get right to our "Top Story". How the Supreme Court's vindication of President Obama in the healthcare battle might actually turn into a big loser for him in the long run.
Consider that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has already raised more than $4 million since yesterday's high court decision to uphold Obamacare. And Democrats are now put in the position of defending it.
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ED RENDELL, FORMER DNC CHAIR: I think the President can and will continue to point out the good things that are in this act because we are not going to be able to run away from it. They're going to make it a campaign issue and I've always said we make a mistake we Democrats when we don't stand and defend. It's going to be an albatross around our neck but stand and defend it.
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INGRAHAM: Meanwhile, Republicans are focused on the path to repeal.
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CANTOR: We're going to continue to try and look toward the kind of healthcare that people want and that is patient-centered healthcare not healthcare dictated by Washington which is what Obamacare delivers. So we're going to bring up a repeal vote on Wednesday July 11th to make sure that we continue to focus on what it is that the American people want.
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INGRAHAM: So it looks like the law could still face some major challenges.
Joining me now from Washington, Steven Law, he's the CEO of American Cross Roads and with us here Julie Roginsky, she is a Democratic strategist and a Fox News contributor.
Ok well, this story is going to be with us it looks like through the campaign, no doubt about it. And Julie obviously a huge decision yesterday.
JULIE ROGINSKY, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: Yes.
INGRAHAM: But Mitt Romney has raised -- I think now it seems like it's going up every minute but probably $4.6 million since the decision came down.
ROGINSKY: Well, good for Mitt Romney it's the moment in time that he's raising this money. Look, Rick Santorum was absolutely right during the Republican primaries. Mitt Romney is now the guy to be carrying this message. What essentially Justice Roberts said and the courts said is that if you're going to call this a tax it is exactly the same thing that Romney did in Massachusetts. And it was based on Romneycare in Massachusetts. That's exactly what Obama is going to keep saying when Romney attacks him on it.
If this were Santorum on Gingrich or anybody else maybe the Republicans would have a point. But Romney is not the right messenger for this.
INGRAHAM: Well, he's obviously generating a lot of interest and support. And it looks like from reading the blogs and the Tea Party commentary on this people are just jacked up on this.
I mean I don't think they really care that much now about Romneycare because Romney -- Romney said look, you know I stand by that but there were clearly some problems, that was a state experiment --
ROGINSKY: Well --
INGRAHAM: -- this is a federal cram down and he is just generating an enormous amount of I think support and goodwill.
ROGINSKY: Well, the Tea Party are never going to stay home. These guys are jacked up to get rid of Obama for the past three years. This is not anything new. These are not Independents --
INGRAHAM: Well I read all those articles Julie, wither the Tea Party. The Tea Party was fizzling out.
ROGINSKY: See I -- I never -- I never thought the Tea Party were fizzling out. I thought they got folded into the Republican Party. They basically did a hostile takeover. Or maybe not -- not so much of hostile takeover.
INGRAHAM: Not hostile.
ROGINSKY: Maybe a friendly takeover --
INGRAHAM: A winning takeover. Yes.
ROGINSKY: -- of the Republican Party so these guys were always jacked up to go out and go out after Obama.
INGRAHAM: Steve, your take on this. A lot of money raised but nevertheless a major legal victory for President Obama yesterday. A lot of Republicans are spinning this as well, this is great for Republicans. But I don't think ten minutes before the decision was handed down a lot of people were on -- on cable news saying gosh if the Republicans lose on the individual mandate it's going to be a big win.
STEVEN LAW, PRESIDENT, CONSERVATIVE SUPER PAC: Well, I don't think anybody really expected it. I think a lot of people view this is a really a terrible decision for the country and a big problem that we're going to have to deal with. But I think it is also an opportunity for Republicans to re-litigate this issue in the court of public opinion. And every time that has happened in the past whether it's been the Scott Brown special or the 2010 midterms Obamacare has lost and Democrats have been collateral damage.
INGRAHAM: Well Steve, what about the fact that Julie raised. Look, Mitt Romney himself had similar healthcare program in Massachusetts. Question on whether one of his guys helped advice the Obama administration on Obamacare. How can he really make this case credibly to the American people?
LAW: I think that's the only thing the Democrats can say but I think it's completely wishful thinking. The big problem the Democrats have right now is a huge intensity gap. Because if you were for Obamacare and you thought it was a great idea then the Supreme Court decision is basically case closed.
But if you're somebody who doesn't like Obamacare and that's the vast majority of the American people it's game on and the intensity is sky high to take this issue on and take it all the way to the court of public opinion this November.
INGRAHAM: Julie, a couple of big races, senate races. In North Dakota they want to pick up that -- that seat in North Dakota.