Obamacare: the umpire strikes out
While John Roberts may be playing chess while the rest of the world is playing checkers—or something like that—it’s a darn poor strategy when the game everyone else is playing is checkers.
Basically, playing chess while the rest of the world plays checkers makes Roberts no different than an ordinary, garden-variety out-of-touch liberal.
There is much weird post-Obamacare irony as the many columns are parsed through this day including this:
- You can still opt out of Obamacare. Just pay the fee. Or penalty as the Administration describes it. Or tax, as John Roberts would call it. Except it isn’t a tax because income has not been generated, nor has a transaction occurred.
- But if you believe this is a tax, congratulations on your self-delusion. And then congratulate the President for one of the biggest tax increases of all time.
- There will be an estimated 21 million uninsured following full implementation of Obamacare.
- The media and political whining from the left seems to have paid off. Roberts caved and had to tie himself in ethical and intellectual knots to do so. The lesson: pressure works with great regularity. For exceptions, start with Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Those who say the Obamacare court decision will drive us back to elections regarding governance issues seem to forget that the House, Senate, and Executive Branch were all performing their electoral function, even as it was highly detached from the will of the people.