IN my mind, there are two lessons from the Supreme Court’s 5-to-4 decision to support President Obama’s health care plan: 1) how starved the country is for leadership that puts the nation’s interest before partisan politics, which is exactly what Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. did; and 2) the virtue of audacity in politics and thinking big.In my mind, the job was to rule on ObamaCare's constitutionality, not to finesse its patent non-constitutionality by rebranding it as something else. As for "audacity and thinking big," after four years of Obamaudacity plummetting the nation into a hole it may never dig out of, the concept has rather lost its charm.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
TLF Misjudges the ObamaCare Ruling
NYT sage Thomas L. Friedman commends Chief Justice Roberts for "taking one for the country":