I am very happy that the Supreme Court upheld the ACA (ObamaCare). Although it was a close decision (5-4, with the conservatives wanting to overturn the entire law, not just the individual mandate). Interestingly, the swing vote in this case was Chief Justice John Roberts, not Anthony Kennedy (who typically plays that role).
Ironically, even though this is a victory for Obama and the Democrats, it will probably hurt them somewhat in the upcoming election.
UPDATE: Conservatives are threatening to move to Canada, because of the Supreme Court decision about ObamaCare. Canada. Seriously. Could you get any stupider?
UPDATE 2: Rand Paul declares:
Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional. While the court may have erroneously come to the conclusion that the law is allowable, it certainly does nothing to make this mandate or government takeover of our health care right.
Since multiple fact checking organizations have pointed out that anyone saying Obamacare is a “government takeover of our health care” is lying, I’m not sure if I trust Paul’s authority on the constitution. I also find it funny that he said “health care right” — if it is a right, shouldn’t everyone have it?
UPDATE 3: On March 26, Bill O’Reilly bullied his guest Caroline Fredrickson, claimed that the ACA was clearly unconstitutional and that it would lose. And he said that if the Supreme Court upheld the individual health care mandate he would replay that interview and “apologize for being an idiot”. Watch it:
Does anyone think he will actually apologize?
UPDATE 4: Good article about empty promises from right wing blow hards. Includes not only Bill O’Reilly’s promise to apologize (which he has not done), but also Sean Hannity’s offer to be water-boarded to prove that it is not torture, and Rush Limbaugh’s promise to move to Costa Rica if ObamaCare is implemented. These guys are not only liars, they are chicken-shit liars.
UPDATE 5: Bill O’Reilly actually apologizes (sort of), but only after multiple sites point out his hypocrisy. And says “I’m not really sorry” and calls the media sites that called him on it “far-left kooks”.