June 29, 2012
DAVID GREGORY ON OBAMACARE: “I’m not sure the White House wants to own it.”
UPDATE: President Pyrrhus? “Keeping Obamacare alive means Mitt Romney still has this unpopular plan to campaign against, including the individual mandate, the most unpopular part (60 percent of Americans oppose it). Do you really think turning the mandate from a government edict to a massive tax hike will make it more popular? . . . Any chance of Democrats taking back the House are dead. The odds of the GOP picking up the Senate just improved. And Romney’s got a fired-up base ready for November. Now imagine what would have happened if Obama- care had lost: Obama’s base would be pumped up, while Romney would be forced to spend the next four months explaining his health care plans.”
UPDATE: Ann Althouse:
“It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”
That’s the quote from Roberts’ opinion that he extracted up front as he began the announcement of the opinion today. . . .
This calls to mind the old Pelosi quote: “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
We found out today, I think. Have you noticed yet?