The reactions from the right wing to the Supreme Court ruling have ranged from the blisteringly stupid to the just plain sick.
Here’s the blisteringly stupid Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY):
Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be “constitutional” does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional. While the court may have erroneously come to the conclusion that the law is allowable, it certainly does nothing to make this mandate or government takeover of our health care right,
Yes, it actually does, and if you had been paying attention in Grade 8 Social Studies class, you would have known that. Talk about being too dumb to play dead in a cowboy movie…
And here’s the this from Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN):
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.
Well, I should hope so. That’s Rudy Giuliani’s schtick, you sick fuck.
I get it that the wingers and the Orcosphere thought at 9:59 a.m. this morning that they had a slam-dunk in the making and that they were all ready to not just spike the ball but give President Obama an atomic wedgie that would have made him a one-termer. And then their hopes and dreams were curb-slammed by the Chief Justice himself. (Okay, enough of the mixed-metaphor festival.) So these spluttering reactions are not surprising. Give them a day or two and they’ll come up with something reasonable… like a move to impeach the Chief Justice.
And for once, we get to do a little gloating. To quote Henry Higgins, “How simply frightful! How humiliating! How delightful!”