By Geneva Sands - 03/28/12 03:26 PM EDT
"I personally believe politically that helps Democrats … a lot because I'd rather run against a negative, I'd rather run against the extremist right-wing Roberts court," said Scarborough on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Wednesday.
The former Republican Florida congressman argued that if the justices reject the Obama administration's healthcare legislation it will give Democrats valuable talking points in upcoming elections.
The high court is wrapping up its third day of hearings on the landmark case Wednesday, when it will take up the issue of whether the law can still stand if the individual mandate, a pillar of the legislation, is struck down. In the afternoon, the law's Medicaid expansion to some 17 million more people comes under scrutiny.
Tuesday’s session was focused on the constitutionality of requiring people to purchase health insurance or face a fine.
Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr., who is representing the Obama administration, argued no one can predict when they’ll have an accident and end up in the emergency room, so everyone should have to carry insurance because of that risk.
Scarborough isn't the only pundit that sees a positive spin for Democrats.
Democratic strategist James Carville told CNN that having the Supreme Court overturn the healthcare law would be "the best thing that ever happened to the Democratic Party."
"You know, what the Democrats are going to say, and it is completely justified, 'We tried, we did something, go see a 5-4 Supreme Court majority,' " he added.
Carville argued that a loss for Obama at the Supreme Court will force Republicans to "own" the issue of healthcare.
"I really believe that. That is not spin," Carville said.