Supreme Court on my mind …

Must admit I enjoyed all the political discourse yesterday after the decision to uphold Obamacare came down from the Supreme Court. Has anyone noticed that while critics originally coined the term “Obamacare” as a pejorative, the term is now used fondly by supporters. Anyway, I didn’t have to work yesterday so I soaked up all the commentary via cable news and the internet. There were some rather sentimental stories from supporters championing the virtues of the reform act. Then of course there some very angry responses from critics who had no qualms using fear to sell their opinions. Believe it or not there was also plenty of rational, intelligent debate — even on cable news.

Whatever the style of discussion, I couldn’t get enough of it yesterday. My favorite reaction was from the front page of the Drudge Report, which used a goofy photo of Chief Justice John Roberts along with the indelible headline “Take Your Medicine!” Roberts drew the ire of many conservatives for being the unlikely swing vote to side with the liberal wing of the court on the majority decision. Some even said he was “bullied” into his opinion — a theory that’s completely silly. No matter what your opinion is of Obamacare, Roberts showed major integrity (and balls) in going against the grain. Besides, his surprise ruling, based on reading the individual mandate as a tax, made the decision and the day of discourse that followed all the more entertaining for me.

Ha ha ha! Fooled you!


~ by Sean Ammerman on June 29, 2012.

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