John Roberts you saucy bitch
Breaking news out of Washington, D.C.: Chief Justice John Roberts is gay! Or a communist! Well he’s got to be something Republicans don’t like, as he just proved the crucial swing vote in upholding the Obama Administration’s Healthcare law.
People are rightly saying that Roberts has sought to “balance his own conservatism with his desire to build faith in the law and the nation’s legal institutions”. I think the naked partisanship behind those opposed to this bill (especially since its intellectual foundations are firmly rooted in previous Republican proposals) would have come through had the Supreme Court struck down Obamacare. Indeed, had the bill fallen, the Supreme Court, the supposedly least partisan branch of our government, would have proved to be just as paralyzed by partisan gridlock as our other 2 branches of government.
People in Washington know a thing or two about gridlock (go ahead, I dare you to take 495 on a thursday morning), and it’s nice to know that Roberts, who is still way to the right of most Americans, had the balls to support his institution over his ideology. Scalia, Thomas and Alito (and I guess Kennedy too) had no intention of judging this case fairly – they have proven themselves to be just really terrible at their jobs. Kara DioGuardia, a failed American Idol judge, is now more qualified to sit on the highest court in the land than any of the dissenters in this case. I mean, I’m sure that the liberal justices came in with their own findings too – but hey, 1 out of 9 people being an independent thinker really isn’t that bad. Right now anyway. (Ugh we have set the bar pretty low, haven’t we?)
Meanwhile, these is a huge blow to the conservative movement. I suspect that if Sean Hannity had a brain to blow out he would have done so this morning. Conservatives will push their hardest to repeal this law legislatively now. Unfortunately, people this election will be voting on the economy, not healthcare, so good luck with that one, Tea Baggers! I think Obama came out of this one by the skin of his teeth but in a much firmer position for reelection.
Now can all go back to paying attention to the real issues? Like what the growth in luxury dog house sales says about the state of our nation’s economy.