Unf—ing believable! After decades of the conservative right bitching and moaning about liberal activist judges, U.S. Supreme Court Judges Thomas, Scalia, Alito, and Kennedy forming the minority opinion on The Affordable Care Act made this statement.
“The Court regards its strained statutory interpretation as judicial modesty. It is not. It amounts instead to a vast judicial overreaching. It creates a debilitated, inoperable version of health-care regulation that Congress did not enact and the public does not expect“ (Quote from the NYT, Bold added).
Most right-wingers seem to be marching Thomas, Scalia, Alito, and Kennedy around like heroes, and they are roasting Roberts for standing on his principles of judicial integrity.
I thought the courts were not supposed to legislate from the bench? You judges are humans. You are entitled to have an opinion about politics, but are not you suppose to keep in private when you make judicial decisions? Even if you think the affordable Care Act is debilitating and inoperable that the public does not want or see coming, why is that relevant to whether it is constitutional? Why did you feel the need to say it publically, if not only to fan the political fires?
Let’s not forget that most of the Affordable Care Act were actually Republican ideas in the first place, including individual mandates. Then, that radical, socialist Barrack Hussein Obama said he was for them so individual mandates and the rest of the Affordable Care Act must also be radical, socialist ideas.
I am not going to make excuses for Barack Obama. He should have pushed harder for universal health care, but these Republican hypocrites make Washington D.C into the quagmire that it is.
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