Yesterday was a very, very bad day for Obamacare — specifically to the one aspect of it that most people hate the most: the individual mandate and the tax for non-compliance (though, interestingly — but not surprisingly — Democrats don’t call a tax or a mandate…though it is both).
Don’t take my word for how bad of a day it was for Progs, though. Take it from these Obama cheerleaders, many of who are in his complicit Democrat Media Complex (ty, Andrew Breitbart).
- Mother Jones — Obamacare’s Supreme Court Disaster
Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. should be grateful to the Supreme Court for refusing to allow cameras in the courtroom, because his defense of Obamacare on Tuesday may go down as one of the most spectacular flameouts in the history of the court.
- Ezra Klein at the Washington Post— A bad day for Obamacare’s supporters (of which Ezra the Boy Wonder is the primary cheerleader)
- The New Republic — Day 2 at the Court: Well, that Could Have Gone Better
- Jeffrey Toobin, CNN legal analyst — Health law ‘looks like it’s going to be struck down’:
“This was a train wreck for the Obama administration. This law looks like it’s going to be struck down. I’m telling you, all of the predictions including mine that the justices would not have a problem with this law were wrong.”
On the second day of testimony before the Supreme Court, two justices, Chief John Roberts and Justice Kennedy hammered the government’s advocate, Solicitor General Verrilli, and Verillie basically tripped all over himself trying to find a way to explain how or why the government can’t force Americans to buy anything else they want to if they can force us to buy insurance.
Just two or three days ago, I didn’t believe that the SCOTUS would have the balls to do the right thing — uphold our Constitution. Today? I’m feeling as good as Liberals are feeling bad.
- 3/6/2006 -- A Win for the Good Guys (9)
- 7/2/2010 -- SCOTUS Justices Arguing Against the US Constitution (6)
- 6/25/2012 -- SCOTUS Rules Against Mandatory Life without Parole Sentences for Juvenile Murderers (2)
- 5/26/2011 -- Good News of the Day: SCOTUS OKs Arizona’s Business Immigration Law (2)
- 4/16/2008 -- SCOTUS — Let the Executions Resume (6)