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Obamacare Survives, but Political Playing Field Has Changed

orlandocajun Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 9:12 AM
I don't understand why there's even a discussion regarding penalty or tax. It's money out of people's pocket. It doesn't matter what you call it, unless of course, you're a moron who votes for liberals. Then, I guess it's OK to pay as long as you don't call it a tax. SCOTUS is a national disgrace. People can say what they will about having respect for the court, but it's become nothing more than a bunch of un-elected political hacks that vote based upon ideology and not the contents of the Constitution. John Roberts should be impeached. We are so screwed!

The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision upholding the Obama administration's health care legislation was a victory for the president, his administration and his party. Their most ambitious legislative achievement has not been nullified, and they are not left in obvious disarray.

But it is only a partial victory and in some ways not a victory at all, both in the short run electorally and in the long run in terms of the constitutional order.

Politically Obamacare, as its critics call it, remains highly unpopular. It's possible that the court decision will boost its support, but unlikely.

Most voters...