As Ann Althouse writes, “That’s the story, right? That’s the spin for Romney. What’s the spin for Obama?”
UPDATE: Drudge points to Obama’s assertion, back in September 2009 that the mandate is not a tax.
STEPHANOPOULOS: [I]t’s still a tax increase.
OBAMA: No. That’s not true, George. The — for us to say that you’ve got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase. What it’s saying is, is that we’re not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore than the fact that right now everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance. Nobody considers that a tax increase. People say to themselves, that is a fair way to make sure that if you hit my car, that I’m not covering all the costs.
I have said repeatedly that Obama would be worse off if Obamacare were upheld, but what I’m really seeing is how bad it is for him with the mandate declared a tax.
Hey, remember when Obama was saying stuff like this in 2008? Good times, good times:
You stay classy, progressives.
Update: According to Twitchy.com, Greg Greene, the DNC’s new media director tweeted –and then apparently deleted — “TAKE THAT MOTHERF******!!”
Oh, that punitive liberalism.