It’s going to be fun to watch the right wing put out their pre-written responses to the Supreme Court upholding the individual health insurance mandate. You know everyone had multiple statements written in advance depending on the outcome, right? My favorite so far is from Ross Kaminsky at the American Spectator, under the breathless headline: “Roberts Wrecks America.”
This is nothing short of a disaster for the nation, and a huge black mark on John Roberts’ legacy.
In reading from his dissent, Justice Kennedy said “In our view, the entire Act before us is invalid in its entirety.”
In speaking with others, I noted that Roberts was the Court member who worried me most; more than Kennedy. Still, I am fairly stunned by this outcome and can’t help but feel that the soul of our nation has just been lost.
The soul of the nation is lost! But since nations don’t have “souls” anymore than people do, that doesn’t really bother me.
And here’s Sarah Palin:
Obama lied to the American people. Again. He said it wasn’t a tax. Obama lies; freedom dies.
Freedom dies, along with the “soul” of the nation! And of course, Roberts is now being savaged. NRO’s live blog declares him to be a “complete squish” and “another in the long list of GWB mistakes.”