A young woman—among the people who rightwingers say should hate “Obamacare” the most, celebrates upon news of the Supreme Court decision.
Let’s provide some context here, wingnuts, hypocrites and others scrambling to attack the ruling: Mitt and Heritage Foundation loved the mandates, etc years ago, so why not leave it alone now? Not to mention, the public health and CMMS waivers, experiments with pools, are all stuff GOP governors, despite what they say on Hannity, have been tapping into for the past year.
Next, voters in their 20s like the parents’ health aspect…and this might surprise you—they aren’t the selfish tools we are. As for the pre existing condition regulation, everyone, except you, seems to like that.
I’ve always maintained that Obama’s Spockishness and technocrat is sheep’s clothing attribute was manifest in ACA. I have opined publicly and argued privately that this stuff should have been a second term item, and that a WPA device should have been dusted off from the FDR days was the priority. Just because this thing survives the Roberts Court is not cause for him to give the agents the night off, send Sasha and Malia to grandma Robinson’s so he can get busy with Michelle in celebration. There’s still the trogs in Congress to deal with, and bugs galore in this thing. But the idea of a nation like the US having this medieval health system is something even Willard Mitt Romney realized a long time ago. I guess banks, big Oil, Big Insurance, the Kochs, Adelson et al better break out the checkbooks—again. Big Pharma is noticeably silent, and I remain surprised that devices and biotech has a similarly measured response. Still, i think someone whispered to Roberts that you can’t talk one way about judicial activism at wingnut rubber chicken dinners & fundraisers, then act another way. Conservative Judge Richard Posner pulled back that curtain 12 years ago in analyzing Bush v Gore, and only rank ideologues like Scalia, Alito and poor, poor Clarence don’t seem to care about that distinction. And speaking of Clarence, it didnt look good that Ginny was leading the charge against Obama and ACA. No sex for brothaman tonight, I guess?
Look at the bright side—at least you can lock up children without parole, and Citizens United has been foisted upon the states—and Montana, a loyal Red State at that! (a big oops for Federalism, I guess).
So let’s stop the analysis of the trees and get back to the forest. All this is about is power, and a nation which people like you think you “lost”—just because you dont have utter hegemony on every aspect of culture and/or commerce. That’s plain nuts. And maybe something decent in Roberts sounded that alarm. That’s Sandra Day O’Connor’s thesis. Then again, it was likely a tree in the forest…or if I remain cynical, he did it to take a bullet so the rest of the troops can rally. We’ll have to wait for his memoirs. Today at least he acted like John Marshall, not Roger Taney.