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(US Supreme Court) NewsFlash Supreme Court rules that Obamacare is constitutional. The bland mask that is Mitt Romney's face twitches with something called "emotion"   ( supremecourt.gov) divider line
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2012-06-28 10:30:46 AM  
2012-06-28 10:30:51 AM  
Awwww. I was hoping for single payer during my lifetime.
2012-06-28 10:30:51 AM  
Kennedy went right and Roberts went left? That's surprising.

And are the liberals on Fark and the op-eds around America going to stop complaining about how biased and partisan the Supreme Court is now?
2012-06-28 10:30:55 AM  
Heh. The CNN news flash on my iPhone said they struck it down.

2012-06-28 10:31:04 AM  



My God. I swore that thing was dead.
2012-06-28 10:31:05 AM  
Ok, look. This is simple.

If someone can't afford to stay competitive, why do they deserve to compete?

If someone can't afford to keep working, why do they deserve to work?

If someone can't afford to stay healthy, why do they deserve health?

If someone can't afford to stay alive, why do they deserve to live?

You get what you pay for. If you can't afford to pay, well... I suppose it's polite to pretend that it was nice knowing you, but you aren't much use anymore, are you?

And if you disagree with all of the above statements, great! Politics takes money. If someone can't afford a lobbyist or a campaign, why do they deserve to have an opinion?
2012-06-28 10:31:06 AM  

TIKIMAN87: Obama has just destroyed this country.

The country was already pretty messed up. That's why I always throw my cigarette butts out the window.
2012-06-28 10:31:11 AM  
What's best about this is the wingnuts planned the word Obamacare to be a derogatory term but now it will live for decades as a term giving a Democrat credit for something that they'll never be able to get rid of because people would go ape about it.
2012-06-28 10:31:16 AM  
2012-06-28 10:31:17 AM  
5-4 decision:
For- Roberts, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Breyer and Kagan
Against: The usual a$$ clowns and Kennedy
2012-06-28 10:31:22 AM  

CPennypacker: TIKIMAN87: Obama has just destroyed this country.

Feel free to leave! Take your bridge with you!

I flagged him as 'Funny'
2012-06-28 10:31:23 AM  
I am frankly shocked.
2012-06-28 10:31:24 AM  

NowhereMon: Suck it cons, suck it long and hard

I think the conservatives won on this one. Congress can't make you do whatever under the commerce clause.
2012-06-28 10:31:25 AM  
Taxes, is there no sickness they can't cure?
2012-06-28 10:31:25 AM  
Fox News is PISSED

"see, see, see what happens when you let libruls in the court?!?! see!!??"

I love that the deciding vote was placed by a man Republicans put on the court. Just sweet sweet irony.
2012-06-28 10:31:27 AM  
Awesome, the freepers are gonna be extremely amusing today.
2012-06-28 10:31:32 AM  

TIKIMAN87: Obama has just destroyed this country.

We knew he "owned" the Supreme Court when they wouldn't hear Orly's birth certificate case. This is just further proof, as if it was needed.
2012-06-28 10:31:39 AM  
Woo! I don't have to pay for insurance for another six months!
2012-06-28 10:31:39 AM  
Faux News talking heads esssssploded
2012-06-28 10:31:40 AM  
This is just further evidence of the Obama Junta. Chief Justice Roberts is a member of the secret society of government officials hell bent on turning America into an effective nation.
2012-06-28 10:31:45 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: John Roberts siding with the left wing of the court... MY GOD! THE MAYANS WERE RIGHT!

Roberts is a conservative but he tends to stick within the letter of the law of the Constitution, unlike Scalia and Thomas who like to legislate from the bench. Despite the pessimism, when I heard 19/20 constitutional scholars thought Obamacare is constitutional, I had a feeling it would survive.
2012-06-28 10:31:52 AM  

MasterThief: So yes, Obama and the Democrats did, in fact, raise taxes on the middle class. After repeatedly promising not to.

Sweet, roll with that, should still work right?
2012-06-28 10:31:53 AM  
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2012-06-28 10:31:54 AM  

Local Man: Why does CNN have "Mandate Struck Down" tattooed on their front page...?

/which news agency has reading comprehension issues?!?

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2012-06-28 10:31:55 AM  

Masso: I couldn't believe everything in there survived intact. I expect some clauses here or there to get struck down. Especially didn't think the court would say "fark you, it's a tax, not interstate commerce, biatches. OK, pass".

The Medicaid expansion is the only thing that apparently got struck down.
2012-06-28 10:31:58 AM  
And commence the Republican butthurt.....NOW.
2012-06-28 10:32:16 AM  

St_Francis_P: I doubt Mitt actually gives a crap one way or another.

Actually, I think it's a net benefit for the Mittster

The right wing is going to go apeshiat over this ruling and come out in droves to make sure they get a president who won't put any more horrible liberals like Roberts on the Court

Plus, now he doesn't have to propose anything at all- he can just keep going with the "Obamacare is horrible, vote for me to kill it" without ever having to say what he'll replace it with

/Honestly shocked that Roberts was the swing vote.
2012-06-28 10:32:16 AM  

AmazinTim: NowhereMon: Suck it cons, suck it long and hard

You must mean suck it everyone, now we'll never fix health care. We'll just keep patching scabby band-aids onto the issue, just like this bill.

I was really hoping it would get struck down, then force a complete overhaul single-payer plan. Make health insurance companies obsolete completely.

Oh well. Maybe in a few decades we can join the rest of the civilized world.
2012-06-28 10:32:18 AM  
Man, this sucks. I figured this would go down, then the public works departments, then the streets and sidewalks, then the cops and firemen, then the teachers, then the schools.
Keep your unconstitutional programs away from me, you damn dirty apes! Damn you all straight to Hell!
2012-06-28 10:32:23 AM  
You KNOW Romney is going to beat his chest about Massachusetts health care law now.

Oh, and abandon his base?

HAHAHHA.....your move. Rmoney.
2012-06-28 10:32:25 AM  
Two Free Republic headlines got the outcome wrong. The comments are hilarious as they go from smug to petulant as they realize it was wrong:


2012-06-28 10:32:30 AM  
I was kind of hoping that they would strike it down and we'd get a true public option out of it, but this is probably for the best. Baby steps.
2012-06-28 10:32:32 AM  
This...is unexpected.

Not because it isn't Constitutional, but because of the partisan court.

2012-06-28 10:32:33 AM  
That officially counts as a 'holy shiat' moment. I was convinced they were going to strike it down 5-4 and I had a 'SCOTUS is hopelessly corrupt' rant all ready to go. Now what am I gonna do with the rest of my day?
2012-06-28 10:32:36 AM  

TIKIMAN87: Obama has just destroyed this country.

This is America. If you can't support our President in a time of war you can just leave.
2012-06-28 10:32:41 AM  
I apparently don't know everything about this whole deal. I hear some people talk about how health care is now guaranteed for everyone, then I hear you are now forced to purchase health care. Which one is it?
2012-06-28 10:32:42 AM  


Would trade mandate for public option any day.
2012-06-28 10:32:42 AM  
Roberts quotes Ben Franklin in ruling: "Nothing in life is guaranteed except death and taxes" Epic troll commences.
2012-06-28 10:32:43 AM  
Interesting. Evidently they went with the "it's a tax" argument.
2012-06-28 10:32:49 AM  

Doctor Funkenstein: Wait, does this mean we get to put Trig Palin in front of that death panel now?

No, but I'd vote thumbs down on his Mom.
2012-06-28 10:32:49 AM  
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2012-06-28 10:32:53 AM  
What's really sad is that rather than look at whether or not this thing is actually good or bad, people are more concerned about the democrat vs republican aspect. Yep - that always goes well...
2012-06-28 10:32:53 AM  
In opening his statement in dissent, Kennedy says: "In our view, the entire Act before us is invalid in its entirety."
2012-06-28 10:32:57 AM  

unlikely: This is a surprise. I honestly expected the 6-3 conservative court to rule more in favor of "fark the poors because they smell"

That basically what this decision was. PPACA provides some benefit to regular people but it mostly gives insurance companies another decade or two to keep farking everyone over.
2012-06-28 10:32:58 AM  
I am stunned Roberts did this.
2012-06-28 10:33:00 AM  
So much for that promise to not raise taxes on the middle class.
2012-06-28 10:33:05 AM  

Boxcutta: [i.imgur.com image 640x281]

What do you intend to accomplish through that doctored image?
2012-06-28 10:33:08 AM  

pedobearapproved: NowhereMon: Suck it cons, suck it long and hard

I think the conservatives won on this one. Congress can't make you do whatever under the commerce clause.

But they can tax you if you don't.
2012-06-28 10:33:19 AM  
verichip... coming to your neighborhood soon. ;)
2012-06-28 10:33:20 AM  
Can I just put one SUCK IT, CONS in here, and then come back after my meeting and discuss this rationally?
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