The good news for the extreme right is the ACA will help them cover the new expenses incurred by antidepressants and blood pressure meds. The bad news is that may not be anywhere near enough to ease their rage. Some right-wing reaction below the fold.
Over at Media Matters we learn, among other things, that conservatives now think Chief Justice John Roberts is a “loathsome, black-robed political weasel” and that his decision means “the end of America … No exaggeration.”
There are demands all over the nutosphere that Roberts be impeached. (I’m not sure if they’ve really thought that one through: any action to remove Roberts sure wouldn’t be held up by progressives.)
TPM reports that one prankster managed to change Roberts’ wiki page to read “17th Chief Traitor of the United States,” until it was taken down.
Rep. Jack Kingston (R-bugfuck) even tweeted he no longer considers Roberts a friend. But the Romney campaign hasn’t gotten that memo yet. Their Courts & Constitution webpage still states in part, “As president, Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts …”
I think most of this stuff is harmless, and even understandable, given the bizarro parallel universe conservatives dwell in these days. They’ve been told again and again, i.e. savagely lied to, by sources they trust from TV, from radio, in some cases from their pastors and their bosses, that this conservative approach to healthcare — championed by the Heritage Foundation and enacted by Mitt Romney — is actually the greatest communist threat to America since fluoridation. They’re responding the way you’d expect.
But there are a few dangerous, violent nuts in that group. Well armed ones too, some of them with a history of not just making threats, but carrying them out. I don’t think there’s any doubt that John Roberts will be under stepped up, around the clock, police protection going forward, if he isn’t already, and that it may have to last for the rest of his life.