Conservative reaction to the Supreme Court's decision upholding Obamacare has been harsh, with many suggesting that Chief Justice John Roberts was bullied by the Obama administration into changing his vote and others blaming Roberts' pro-ACA opinion on a mental impairment caused by his anti-epilepsy medication. They're handling disappointment quite well.
God bless state legislators then, for offering good quote. Here, for example, is Kent Sorenson of the Iowa State Senate, explaining that when the Supreme Court pees, insurance cards for low-income Americans come out. It must be very painful…
Our supreme court chose to walk and urinate on our constitutional freedoms today. It is time to control-alt-delete the judicial system.
— KentSorenson (@KentSorenson) June 28, 2012
Not everyone was satisfied with the walk and pee formulation…
In a closed door House GOP meeting Thursday, Indiana congressman and gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence likened the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Democratic health care law to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to several sources present.
He immediately apologized.
"My remarks at the Republican Conference following the Supreme Court decision were thoughtless. I certainly did not intend to minimize any tragedy our nation has faced and I apologize," Pence said in a statement to POLITICO.
Referencing 9/11 at every opportunity is a well-documented Republican nervous tic. Luckily, Obamacare covers that.
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