It looks like the supremes upheld the most important portions of the ACA today, and that's a big win for this president.
Now, as is to be expected, the right wingers are losing their collective minds.
"an act of judicial activism" from the Supreme Court designed to "protect the Affordable Care Act." ~Karl Rove~
"With today's Obamacare decision, John Roberts confirms that he has completely jettisoned all pretense of textualism. He is a results-oriented judge, period, ruling on big cases based on what he thinks the policy result should be or what the political stakes are for the court itself. He is a disgrace. That is all." ~National Review~
"[Roberts] will undermine his own credibility as a fair-minded jurist, because he has reached to bizarre and odd contortions in order to save this statute twice." ~Andrew Napolitano, Fox News~
"an absolute disaster" and wondered "what does [this] mean for the rule of law?" ~Rush Limbaugh ~
"I braced for this decision by SCOTUS still shocked....folks country has fundamentally changed...another giant step toward Banana Republic" ~Fox's Charles Payne~
And on and on it goes.
It seems like only yesterday that Chief Justice Roberts was a darling of the right wing. But this just goes to show you how dangerous it is to throw all of your eggs in one basket when it comes to politics.
Of course this decision will never cause me to change my mind about Chief Justice Roberts. That Citizens United decision will forever tarnish him and his legacy in my book.
"I am disappointed in the Burwell decision, but this is not the end of the fight against ObamaCare "
Jeb, I am sure you are.
"Five years ago, after nearly a century of talk, decades of trying, a year of bipartisan debate," the law is finally and firmly entrenched, Obama said, .....Health care, he said is "not a privileged for a few, but a right for all.".... The setbacks I remember clearly." However, "as the dust has settled, there can be no doubt that this law is working."