…..but be very very angry if Congressional Republicans don’t grow a spine on Obamacare.
Erick Erickson writing at RedState has a very good post yesterday about how he sees the disappointing Supreme Court decision on Obama’s health care law. There is a silver lining (more than one!) after all. Hat tip: Cathy
Having gone through the opinion, I am not going to beat up on John Roberts. I am disappointed, but I want to make a few points.
There are more points than the few I’ve selected below, so please visit RedState:
….in writing his case, Roberts forces everyone to deal with the issue as a political, not a legal issue. In the past twenty years, Republicans have punted a number of issues to the Supreme Court asking the Court to save us from ourselves.
….in forcing us to deal with this politically, the Democrats are going to have a hard time running to November claiming the American people need to vote for them to preserve Obamacare. It remains deeply, deeply unpopular with the American people. If they want to make a vote for them a vote for keeping a massive tax increase, let them try.
Finally, while I am not down on John Roberts like many of you are today, I will be very down on Congressional Republicans if they do not now try to shut down the individual mandate. Force the Democrats on the record about the mandate. Defund Obamacare. This now, by necessity, is a political fight and the GOP sure as hell should fight.
No fight from the Republicans? Then it’s Tea Party time!