Obamacare Decision: Why the Chief Justice Failed for All Sides
Repubs, Dems, and Supreme Court Lost!
Here we go again. Just when I think I’ve written enough on this subject, more and more information trickles out. I guess since this decision came out on my birthday, June 28th, I may see more significance from this issue than most people. But, instead of a “birthday present” of the mandate being struck down, it was like Aunt Matilda getting to sing the “You look like a monkey” version of ”Happy Birthday” to me. The decision was like your parents stating to you as an adult, “All these years we loved you, but never liked you”.
This law was written as a mandate under the commerce clause and not a tax. Any network TV channel can pull up the interviews with Obama where he states, “This is by no means a tax and never will be”.
In his own words!!! America, you've been duped!
Now that the chief justice Roberts rewrote the law and passed it as a tax, I am struggling to figure out why the liberals are royally ticked off and the republicans are finding some comfort in the ruling. Both the liberal and conservative justices on both sides of the court are livid at his “riding the fence” on this issue. Grumblings have even leaked out that since the end of May, Justice Kennedy tried to change his mind back to the conservative side of the ruling.
Justice Roberts' statements were quoted in dictum, meaning that zilcho of his statements could be used as precedent moving forward. In laymen's terms, this means he was giving his personal opinion and not his professional opinion. To all the giddy republicans declaring the protection of the commerce clause and the medicaid expansion strikedown for the states as silver linings to this ruling, "COME DOWN FROM CLOUD NINE!!!".
Now don't get me wrong. I am a very positive person and sometimes like to put a positive spin on things. However, we conservatives need to channel our passion to November 2012 and beyond. We must vote conservatives into office and see that they follow through. We do not have to lose our country to these morons currently in power. Do not underestimate the power of the Tea Party and other conservative groups! We can and will rise to this occasion!