“…What the court did today was say that Obamacare does not violate the Constitution. What they did not do was say that Obamacare is good law or good policy. Obamacare was bad policy yesterday, it’s bad policy today. Obamacare was bad law yesterday, it’s bad law today…”
— Mitt Romney
Was it a bad law when you signed it in Massachusetts, Mitt?
Was it a bad suggestion when Bob Dole and Newt Gingrich raised it as an alternative to President Clinton’s heath care plan in the 1990s.
Was it a bad policy when President Richard Nixon suggested it in 1970.
So, if we understand what you are saying, you — and some of the most distinguished leaders of Conservative thought over the past 40 years — were full of shit.
If that’s the case, can you run on your record with a clear conscience?
Or, does the fact that the idea was intelligently re-purposed by the nation’s first Black president really piss you off so much that you can’t see your way clear to taking a moment to acknowledge that this plan is, in effect, a bipartisan victory.
It was conceived by Conservatives, shaped by a Democratic president, ratified by a Democratic Congress and, shockingly, upheld by a Conservative Supreme Court, who chose to rule using the law and not their own agendas.
What’s the issue with us all getting what we need?…Oh, right. THIS.