Let me add a final word on the Supreme Court.Before the arguments began, the overwhelming consensus among legal experts who aren’t hard-core conservatives — and even among some who are — was that Obamacare was clearly constitutional…. [F]our justices dissented, and did so in extreme terms, proclaiming not just the much-disputed individual mandate but the whole act unconstitutional. Given prevailing legal opinion, it’s hard to see that position as anything but naked partisanship.The point is that this isn’t over…. The cruelty and ruthlessness that made this court decision such a nail-biter aren’t going away.But, for now, let’s celebrate. This was a big day, a victory for due process, decency and the American people.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Had President McCain asked Health and Human Services Secretary Romney to implement nationalized Romneycare, there would have been no controversy nor case.
Nationalized Romneycare would be attacked from the left for being too market centered and not including a public option among others things. It would accepted as better than the status quo, but something that could be improved on in the future.
From the right Nationalized Romneycare would be hailed as a triumph of the Market to solve a generations old problem. Scalia, Thomas, Alito and Kennedy would have found some other matter to be outraged over. They would have found it and been mad about what ever it was.