More stuff about Roberts

I’m sure the author *thinks* this will raise the hopes of conservatives. But, honestly:

Before you look to do harm to Chief Justice Roberts or his family, it’s important that you think carefully about the meaning – the true nature — of his ruling on Obama-care. The Left will shout that they won, that Obama-care was upheld and all the rest. Let them.

It will be a short-lived celebration.

Here’s what really occurred — payback. Yes, payback for Obama’s numerous, ill-advised and childish insults directed toward SCOTUS.

Prescinding from the merits, whatever they may be, of Roberts’ decision am I the only one who thinks “payback for insults” is a poor basis for any court finding?  What is this?  An elementary school playground?  The author of this piece actually seems to think we should all cheer if the SCOTUS says, “You didn’t pick me for dodgeball so I’ll show you!”

Sorry, but I don’t believe for a second that Roberts or any member of the Court would rule from such venal motives.  The article tells me about the highly tribalized nature of political analysis, particularly on the right (which has now totally copied the identity politics of the left).  But it tells me very little about Roberts’ actual motivation.

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  • My biggest problem with the decision is that everyone commenting, both on right and left, do so with the assumption that there was some ulterior motive behind Robert’s decision, as opposed to it being a legal decision. I’ve heard few commentators say it was just what the constitution said he should do.

  • Kirt Higdon

    Bottom line after all the judicial “reasoning” is that Roberts voted to uphold Obama’s signature piece of legislation and has significantly improved Obama’s re-election chances. If this is payback, Obama must be thinking of new insults to hurl at SCOTUS so he can get some more payback of this type. The author of the linked article is indulging in the most delusional type of wishful thinking.

    • I would think that it’s the opposite and will help Rum-knee; and here’s why:

      Majority of the people don’t want it (ObamaCare)
      It has been found that it IS a tax, mostly on the middle class, and Obama promised he would NOT raise taxes on the MC, only the rich.
      I believe (and I don’t know why) Rum-knee will repeal OC if he’s elected..whether he likes the legislation or not, it will score mucho political points with a majority of the country and we know that’s how he is. He’s very Clinton-like in that regard.

      Just my two cents.

      • And…one last thing….I was really going to vote for Jefferson Davis as a write in for POTUS, however this ruling has forced me to hold my nose and vote for Rum-knee…I imagine there are many people who were not going to vote that will now as a result.

        • Kirt Higdon

          CP, even I, congenital pessimist though I am, thought there was about an even chance of Obamacare or at least the mandate being overturned. I’ve found out in my long life that even my pessimism with regard to politics is generally over-optimistic. Romney is still likely to lose the election but if he does win, due to events or trends having nothing to do with Obamacare, overturning Obamacare is something he will definitely not do. You heard it here first.

  • It is true that Obama has openly insulted the SCUTOS justices, most notably at State of the Union addresses. But only a fool would think that revenge would be a motivating factor for a single one of them in what side they take in an opinion. What a load of crap.

    Fortunatly, other sources besides, and from across the spetrum, are saying that Roberts’ opinion may not be the huge victory that the Obama administration touted it as being, so there seems to be some merit to that analysis.