Sorry, there will be no links because I'm on my IPod. I haven't been blogging lately because I have a major ADHD attack, so I've tried to concentrate on my work as much as possible. Today, however, I took the day off to read as much as possible about the SCOTUS ruling. Some thoughts:
- I am very happy. It needs to be said, because I've read so-called liberals saying it should have been better if the law had been repealed. In this argument, we would then have the opportunity to pass universal health care. Yeah, right...that would have happened. Please...Deeply flawed as it is, just the no lifetime limits on coverage makes it worth it. And I am happy for my 24 year-old student with lupus that will have coverage for at least 2 more years.
-Did any political pundit guessed the outcome correctly? I am as stunned as everybody by Chief Justice Roberts position, but I can only thank him for acting like a human being. And today I also realized he was on the majority in the ruling a few days ago that basically repealed Arizona's SB 1070. Talking about the ruling, if you have time, read the dissenting opinion authored by Scalia. Isn't it scary? It really sounds like he doesn't care about keeping the forms any longer.
-Mitt Romney never misses an opportunity to show what a pathetic excuse for a politician he is. And Senator Rand Paul (KY): if the SCOTUS ruled that the law was constitutional, isn't it constitutional by definition?
-Daily Kos has the best collection of tweets regarding the decission.
- To the two Republican Facebook acquaintances that today posted that the ruling has turned the US into a socialist country, and therefore you want to move to Canada. Do you know they have universal health care AND gay marriage there?
-Reading conservatives pundits go crazy over Roberts has made my afternoon really funny.
- On a last note, I don't pretend that upholding the law means that health care will radically change in this country. I do think, though, that the opposite ruling would have been a disaster and nobody would have dare approach the issue for at least a decade. Now, maybe the law can be improved. I said maybe, which is better than not in the next decade or so.