An indefensible decision made for the basest of reasons
Carol Iannone writes:
Rush is saying that it’s a horrible decision, and that the people saying Roberts is brilliant, silver lining, etc., are out to lunch. He also says there is a report from CBS news that Roberts really did bow to the political pressure, media and elsewhere. People were saying that the court would be seen as illegitimate, that Roberts would be seen as going in for judicial activism if he overturned, and so on. The other justices are pretty angry. They tried to convince Roberts to change, tried to get him to reiterate his argument and he couldn’t in a convincing way.
Carol Iannone continues:
Rush is bringing out more things. The Dems are condemning the uninsured as free riders, when their whole party is built on free entitlements for their constituencies. Also, in the buildup to the case, the uninsured were treated as this victim class that we had to pity because of our heartless healthcare system, but now they are free riders making us all pay for them. Of course they mean the uninsured who can pay, but still, the point holds, what a shift.
A report today says that Roberts intended to vote against Obamacare but might have been swayed to change his mind by some combination of media coverage and his own sense of destiny.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 02, 2012 12:28 PM | Send