And that SCOTUS may not show mercy to his signature piece of legislation just as he has had no pity on the American people.

President Obama has no interest in re-fighting a battle over healthcare reform. The Supreme Court, of course, may force his hand.

Days before the high court is set to rule on his signature first-term accomplishment, the president sidestepped what the justices might decide and instead underlined the consequences if Republicans followed through on a pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

He fit his argument into the one-word slogan of his reelection campaign, forward.

“The American people fight for what’s right. And the American people understand that we’re not going to make progress by going backwards. We need to go forward,” he told several hundred supporters Tuesday at a downtown hotel.