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Republicans were at first dazed by today's surprise decision by the Supreme Court to uphold all of the Affordable Care Act. So sure that it would be overturned that John Boehner warned his caucus not to 'spike the football' in jubilation. But, they have regrouped and are solidifying their talking point on repealing it and 'replacing' it.

Mitt Romney promised to overturn it on Day One of teh Romney Presidency.

Eric Cantor has already sheduled yet another vote to repeal the Act, on July 11th.

Sen. John Cornyn and others are claiming they will enact measures that bring down the cost of healthcare for Americans, which President Obama failed to do.  "It elevates healthcare to the top priority" (gee, just now finally Senator Cornyn?)
And Sen. Mike Pence called it 9/11. (What, no Holocaust?)

Note to Republicans: the Supreme Court ruled, and the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. You know what it means when the Supreme Court says this? (Despite what idiot Rand Paul says).

[In] an interview with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, ... reporter Leslie Stahl asks [Justice Antonin Scalia] about the infamous Bush v. Gore decision, Scalia lashes out, “Get over it. It’s so old by now.”:

Scalia has said in the past, “I and my court owe no apology whatever for Bush versus Gore. We did the right thing. So there.”


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  •  I don't want them to get over it (4+ / 0-)

    they're going to be in a foaming frenzy over something, that is their nature,  so this might as well be it.

  •  I've noticed (4+ / 0-)

    That the only crisis in America is when we do something to help out the people here.

    • Invade a foreign country on false pretenses? - meh
    • Endanger national security to settle a political score? - Who cares
    • Steal an election while the world watches? - Just another day in Washington D.C.
    • Try and give the American people access to healthcare? - OMFG THE CoNSTIMITUION Is DeAd nD MY CaPSL0K  KEY IS BROKaN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111one111!eleven

    I hate that when something good happens for the American people we have to endure the flying monkey brigade from the right.

    The only difference between (Mitt) Romney and George W. Bush is that Romney hasn't destroyed the American economy, yet - MoT

    by Herodotus Prime on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 04:45:38 PM PDT

    •  Good point! (2+ / 0-)
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      eXtina, Herodotus Prime

      Or conversely, take Dubya's pitiful response to Katrina, in which the help to suffering people was decidedly late and lacking.

      Instead of large-scale tough questioning as to what our priorities as a nation were, there was two pervasive reactions in the usual quarters:

      1) "Gee, Who Could have Known?"

      2) "See? Big Government is too big to be effective!"

      If your roof blows off in a storm, or if you are hit by a bus, take it in stride!! Don't be a parasite on society and ask the government to help you..

      "Space Available" is the largest retail chain in the nation.

      by Free Jazz at High Noon on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 04:52:07 PM PDT

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  •  The 'pukes at work have been envoking IOKIYAR (2+ / 0-)
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    Herodotus Prime, eXtina

    on this today. Of course it's "settled law" when it goes their way and when it doesn't it's "the worst mistake ever" and they vow that it'll be corrected.

    I had forgotten about the Scalia FU though, thanks for that. I'll toss it at one of them tomorrow and see what happens...

    Many people thought Bush was "the kind of guy you wanted to have a beer with". People are beginning to realize that Romney is "the kind of guy you want to pour a beer on".

    by ontheleftcoast on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 04:47:51 PM PDT

  •  Minority Justice Vents Frustration (2+ / 0-)
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    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 04:54:01 PM PDT

  •  There will be no getting over it... (2+ / 0-)
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    eXtina, phonegery's decision played into Republicans' most cherished role:  Persecuted patriots.

    They all see today's decision as a direct attack on their "freedoms."  Because, as we know, nobody on the planet endures more persecution that the typical American right winger.

    Tonight on the GOP entertainment channel, they will begin lying about what the passage of the ACA means.

    They will play the victims like never before.

    So there will be no getting over it.

    Some people are about to be assisted by a government program.  What bigger heresy is there to an American Republican than somebody of the wrong color & religion receiving assistance in a time of need?


    Daily Kos Rule of Thumb #1: Any optimistic prediction for a Democratic candidate is a slippery slope to complacency.

    by wyvern on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 05:19:38 PM PDT

  •  The rules are not good anymore when GOP loses (1+ / 0-)
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