Romney raises over $100,000 in less than an hour after SCOTUS ruling; Update: RNC says now over $1 million

posted at 12:01 pm on June 28, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

What impact will the Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare have on the presidential election?  Perhaps one measure could be seen in its immediate aftermath:

According to Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul the Supreme Court decisionupholding President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law led to a windfall for Mitt Romney. Ms. Saul told The Politicker supporters donated at least $100,000 in the 50 minutes between the immediate aftermath of the ruling, which was issued at approximately 10:10 a.m.

Mr. Romney has already vowed to repeal the ruling if he is elected and some political watchers have speculated a decision to uphold the law would be good for Mr. Romney because it will allow him to energize conservatives by pushing for repeal. The rapid flood of donations to his campaign certainly bolsters the argument the decision could help Mr. Romney fire up supporters on the right.

Romney had run on the explicit promise to repeal ObamaCare.  That certainly had fired up Tea Party activists, but they generally haven’t trusted Romney to get it done, especially given his own history on health-care mandates in Massachusetts. Daniel Halper wonders if this won’t fire them back up to fully support Romney as the only means possible to removing Obama from office:

With the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare, the issue now shifts to the elected branches of government and raises this question: Will the intense opposition dissipate or will it lead to a fervent new effort to repeal the liberal health care law? …

Will the 5-4 decision revive the Tea Party? Will Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney make Obamacare the centerpiece of his campaign against Obama? Will GOP candidates do the same?

Unless the answer to those questions is “yes,” the court’s decision may turn out to be the pivotal moment in legitimizing Obamacare, improving its public support as reflected in opinion polls, and embedding it firmly into the American health care system.

My guess, for what it’s worth, is that the anti-Obamacare movement will recover and make health care the most salient issue in the 2012 campaign. Then its fate will depend on who wins the White House.

I’d say that this decision will reinvigorate the Tea Party, which hasn’t exactly retired anyway — but that the most salient issues in the 2012 campaign will still be the economy and jobs.  However, for Tea Party activists who had hoped for a better outcome from the Supreme Court, this will be the most catalyzing issue.

National Journal’s Ron Fournier believes that John Roberts might have done Mitt Romney another favor, too:

Got good news and bad news for you, Mr. President. The good news is that Chief Justice John Roberts just saved your legacy and, perhaps, your presidency by writing for the Supreme Court majority to rule health care reform constitutional.

Bad news is he declared you a tax-raiser.

That is a point that has already been sold among the Tea Party activists, but it might be new to most other voters.  Obama and Democrats in Congress repeatedly denied that the ObamaCare mandate was a tax, but now it’s clear that the only basis for its legitimacy is as a tax — the biggest tax ever imposed on American citizens, amounting to $1.7 trillion over the first decade, according to the CBO.  That point will resonate in the center and among those who don’t immerse themselves as deeply in politics, especially since it violates Obama’s tax pledge of 2008:

The Supreme Court’s move to uphold Obamacare’s health-care mandate as a tax means that President Barack Obama’s far-reaching law massively violates his 2008 campaign-trail pledge to not raise taxes on middle-class and poor Americans.

“I can make a firm pledge – under my plan, no family making less that $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase,” he said in a September 2008 campaign speech in New Hampshire.

Prior to Obamacare’s passage in 2010, Obama denied it was a tax. In September 2009, Obama told ABC News that the law “is absolutely not a tax increase.”

The court’s conversion of the law into a huge tax may also boost the GOP’s ability to persuade voters to back GOP candidates in 2012. The Obamacare tax may amount to $1.7 trillion over a decade, according to a Congressional Budget Office projection.

Republican analysts have long assumed that a Supreme Court ruling that upholds ObamaCare would be bad news overall for Barack Obama.  We’ll see, but so far, it’s good news for Mitt Romney.

Update, 1:28 ET: The RNC’s communication team now says the combined Romney and RNC Victory funds have raised over $1 million since the court’s decision.


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I just saw Mitt’s statement on ObamaCare…very inspiring…///

d1carter on June 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM

For those of you who dont want to donate to Romney, which is kind of ridiculous, at least consider giving money to the RNC to help with senate and house races as well as the general.

nswider on June 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Only 100K? That’s Ann’s monthly shoe budget. Was expecting more for such a historic moment.

inthemiddle on June 28, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Wouldn’t even begin to pay for one of Michelles monthly vacations. Oh, that’s right, it wouldn’t have to. We pay for them.

hawkdriver on June 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I’m surprised it wasn’t more! I’m part of that 100K!

repjew on June 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM

I’m laughing at all the HA hand wringing over Mittens. Too bad you all shat on Huntsman, eh? He had a free market answer to health care in Utah. Oops.

SuperBunny

Is that why he just joined a liberal think tank?

Zaggs on June 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM

How is it that somebody who could be so dead on accurate here:

People who are trying to find the silver cloud better wisen up. It doesn’t matter if this law is repealed, it matters that the court has said this type of law is legal. That’s it. Game over. The other HA post about private industry taxing individuals is spot on.

SuperBunny on June 28, 2012 at 12:16 PM

manages to follow it up with this bit of stupidity?

I’m laughing at all the HA hand wringing over Mittens. Too bad you all shat on Huntsman, eh? He had a free market answer to health care in Utah. Oops.

SuperBunny on June 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Take a lesson from George Costanza and go out on a high note.

Huntsman is a joke. We wouldn’t be any better off whoever we had as a candidate. Quite simply this battle was lost the moment Obama stepped into the White House. This nation elected Daniel’s raiser of taxes and as a result he pulled off a massive one while stupidly duping enough people into believing that it wasn’t a tax.

Again, I’ll back Romney, but electing conservatives is always about stopping the bleeding. It never gets to reversing the damage.

Gingotts on June 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM

No, Romney cannot be trusted on healthcare, but he is the only weapon we have at hand against those who are usurping the Constitution. For the moment, and time is of the essence.

The Supreme Court ruled that while it may be unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause, it is constitutional as a tax. The terms of rule by the government have been turned upside down. Whereas before it was expected that laws and government actions not be in violation of any part of the Constitution to be valid; the new measure of legitimacy, in this the 4th Year of Anno Obama Regnant, is that a law is valid if it can be construed as being constitutional under any tortured reading of any single part of the Constitution.

1) Based on this, anyone who gains power in both Congress and the White House can now do literally anything as long as they call it a tax. This fact will be remembered.

2) The Constitution can no longer be considered a protection from government tyranny, and in fact is functionally moot with a host of future implications.

3) We, as individuals, are about to be crushed by taxes and penalties.

4) The American health care system is gone. We will be left to whatever dregs remain, doled out and rationed by whatever party is in power; just like every other country where health care has been taken over by the government.

5) Any business in this country has to prepare for several contingency plans from this point on; dissolution and bankruptcy, downsizing drastically, moving operations or the company overseas, or moving operations underground. Controls on the movement of capital and currency are coming. As is the growth of the underground economy. Every dollar diverted from government seizure as taxes is now a patriotic act.

6) The split between Left and Right, shorthanded by Democrat and Republican, is now absolute. This was forced through by a Democrat controlled Congress, with no dissent, even by the supposed “moderate” Democrats. If there are ever meaningful elections in this country again; there is no reason for anyone who loves this country, what it was, and what it may yet be again to ever vote for a Democrat in any election at any level ever again. There are no “innocent” Democrats. If they declare themselves to be Democrats, take them at their word. They worship at the altar of absolute government power. If there are not meaningful elections again, and all restraints on government conduct are gone, all bonds of obedience and duty to the government are gone.

This does not mean that the Republicans, who enabled all of this by a refusal to stand and fight the Enemy throughout the last 3 ½ years are in any case “good”. It means that removal of Democrats from every office, at every level, is vital to the survival of the country. If you are bitten by a poisonous reptile and its jaws are still clamped on and the fangs are still pumping venom into your system; the first thing that you do is remove the head and jaws to get the fangs out.

After the Democrats are removed from any position of power; if the Republicans can be forced to do so, the same arrogation of government powers that created Obamacare has to be used to remove it [we cannot bring a knife to a gun fight], and every vestige of unconstitutional acts by the Democratic Party possible from American law, government, and society. If they cannot be so forced, they can go next. I do not expect them to turn against their Democrat colleagues, so we will deal with them when we come to that if we can.

7) The split between Democrat [and their natural allies further to the Left] and Patriot needs to go beyond politics and the current social division. Voter registration is a matter of public record. If you are choosing to do business with someone, look at their registration. If they are a Democrat, look for another person to do business with. Even if it costs more, because every dollar taken away from the supporters of the regime is also a patriotic act. If you are hiring [ok, after this, hiring is the last thing any business is going to have in mind; but sometimes you have to replace critical people] check party affiliation as part of your screening process. If you are laying off [and that will be common] Democrats need to be the first to go. No matter how good a worker they may appear to be. No matter how honest they appear to be, the country has come to a fork in the road. Choices of sides have been made. Anyone who supports the Democrats, cannot be trusted to do anything but betray every trust, every loyalty, every duty. The Democrats who are in Congress swore the Oath. It meant nothing to them.

In a number of venues I have referred to the Political Class as TWANLOC. Those Who Are No Longer Our Countrymen. It is a clumsy formulation, but I kept it because it is true. I think I have been justified by events.

I may not be alone in that belief. On June 15-16, 2012, the Rasmussen polling company did a survey of the American public. Only 22% believed that the current government has what the Declaration of Independence called, “the consent of the governed”.

http://m.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/june_2012/22_believe_government_has_consent_of_governed

My bent for studying history has made many think of me as being somewhat out of the ordinary [read that as bloody strange]. Yet, there is a certain comfort in relating current events with what has happened before. It is nice to have a guideline for the future, from those who did the right thing in the past. Sam Adams has been one of my favorite founding fathers. For some reason, the gathering at the Old South Meeting House in Boston on December 16, 1773 is coming to mind. The discussions closed when Sam Adams rose and said, “This meeting can do no more to save the country.” The time for just talk was over.

Subotai Bahadur on June 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Obamacare will never be repealed, now.

Even if the GOP captured veto-proof majorities in both houses AND the White House, they have no incentive to ever, ever repeal. The SCOTUS has given the GOP a precious gift, and you don’t just throw precious gifts in the garbage.

How is it a precious gift?

1. It grants massive power to the FedGov. GOP politicians salivate over the prospect of wielding that power as much as the Dems do.

2. It guarantees millions of dollars in donations to GOP politicians who merely have to promise to repeal Obamacare. They won’t let go of that gravy train.

cavalier973 on June 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Maybe this well enable the Rs to shake loose some “safe” D Senate seats — like CT, HI, MI(Stabenow), NM and OH (Sherrod Brown), MN (Klobuchar).

KenInIL on June 28, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Brown will never turn on Obamacare.

tdpwells on June 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM

it was about $300k in 90 minutes… and that was with many people complaining they couldn’t access the site

phreshone on June 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM

I’m not gonna be the stick int he mud … there goes my tuition money…. ROMNEY 2012!

Crefonso on June 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM

John Roberts just awakened a sleeping giant.

Philly on June 28, 2012 at 12:16 PM

So what are you gonna’ do, vote for Romney, the politician that invented Obamacare?

Only one of the three candidates for president opposed Romney/Obamacare from the start based on the same principles that the majority of American oppose it, Gary Johnson.

If you’re mad about the Obamacare ruling, the only thing that makes sense is to vote for and support Gary Johnson.

FloatingRock on June 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM

chump change compared to Mitt’s billionaire sugar daddies who are counting on him to do their bidding. Willard is nothing but a corporate stooge

DBear on June 28, 2012 at 12:23 PM

And Obummer is nothing but a union and eco-wacko stooge.
I’ll take the corporate guy any day.

dentarthurdent on June 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM

How is passing a $1.3 trillion tax increase–the biggest in history–a “win” for Obama, given that he has repeatedly lied promised to lower taxes, much less his statement that Obamacare was in no way a tax increase?

MidniteRambler on June 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Lourdes on June 28, 2012 at 12:11 PM

You missed one.

Mr. Prodigy on June 28, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Blaming the Court instead of the horrible authors of this ObamaCare mess is a waste of time.

At least in the immediate sense of things. I tend to think keeping one’s eyes on the ball instead of the guy standing next to you who’s talking too loud is the most successful way to move ahead on the course.

Key to that: “the ball” is the opponent and that is the Mess of the Man, Obama The Liar. “The guy standing next to you who’s talkinh too loud” is Roberts.

Lourdes on June 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM

It’s a lie because what you wrote is a lie, it’s patently wrong, it’s inaccurate, it’s misleading, it’s false.

Romney “created” or was involved in creating a solution for the state of Massachusetts. He had nothing to do with the ObamaCare mess — which is what you claim he did, which is a lie.

The Left uses people such as yourself to repeat their deceiving memes and mislead others.

Declare your support for Obama — or do so for Romney and stop lying about him.

Voting for a cadre of third party people only depletes support for the Right, for Romney, the GOP ticket. Which, of course, then lends support to Obama so he’s invested in keeping those deceptive memes floating around such as “Romney created the blueprint for Obamacare.” Lies are what the Left do well, they can’t win without them.

Lourdes on June 28, 2012 at 12:21 PM | Delete

Ok, he didn’t directly create ObamaCare. But he showed that he was willing to support mandates at some level. Maybe not the Federal level, but it’s bad policy at any level. His plan encouraged the Left to borrow from it when they realized they couldn’t get single-payer or a public-option. Therefore, his tacit support for government mamdates of health care at any level makes him a weaker candidate to combat it at the Federal level.

Bitter Clinger on June 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM

The media will not refer to the mandate as tax after today. They and the Obama administration will just go back to claiming it’s not a tax but simply a way of ensuring that everyone is doing their “fair share” and not “free riding”.

gwelf on June 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Only 100K? That’s Ann’s monthly shoe budget. Was expecting more for such a historic moment.

inthemiddle on June 28, 2012 at 12:07 PM

IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX IT’S A TAX

Just wanted to reiterate that.

tdpwells on June 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM

DBear on June 28, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Go pay your taxes to a corporation.

El_Terrible on June 28, 2012 at 12:25 PM

..wait’ll the company who employs him decides it’s cheaper to pay their fine than keep health care for their employees and they cut his asss off. Then he’ll have a choice of buying his own — at skyrocketing rates with rationed care — or paying $750 per year and sweat bullets that he doesn’t get the rectal cancer that Sean Pennis wishes on everybody.

The War Planner on June 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Will you all join me in sending a donation today & bumping up the figure in the headline?

Make a statement!

http://www.mittromney.com

itsnotaboutme on June 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Only those of us who really pay taxes will even truly care. For 47% of the country, it’s another free lunch. For a sizeable percentage of the remainder, it’s them paying for the hors d’oeuvres while I have to pay for their lobster.

glockomatic on June 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Do not listen to Obama supporters who urge you to waste your vote on a third party candidate.

MidniteRambler on June 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM

I think in November most Americans are going to vote for Gary Johnson and only the koolaid drinkers are going to vote for Obama and Romney.

FloatingRock on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Willard is nothing but a corporate stooge

DBear on June 28, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Let us know when Goldman Sachs and the insurance companies stop backing up the truck to Obama HQ.

tetriskid on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

For those of you who dont want to donate to Romney, which is kind of ridiculous, at least consider giving money to the RNC to help with senate and house races as well as the general.

nswider on June 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM

…the Senate is of upmost importance now!

KOOLAID2 on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Color me NOT surprised. People are panicing and grasping at the thinnest straw. Since the SCOUTUS has failed utterly, our final hope of all is that Rmoney(tm) can be shoehorned into overturning Obamacare.

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

So if Obama can decide that he’s not going to enforce immigration laws, can the next president decide that he’s not going to enforce Obamacare?

Deafdog on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

A tactical defeat. Which may lead to a strategic victory…

Obama doesn’t have a SCOTUS issue to run against, and he’s left with his old “nemesis:” George Bush. I really think he and his people were looking forward to a new enemy, and Robert’s decision took the SCOTUS out of that line of fire.

We now have a whole bunch of people who will have to face a mandate, i.e., a tax, which before they could “avoid” but not buying insurance. That option is now gone.

So Obama is left with reruns, and the we could have a whole lot of new conservative voters coming our way as reality sets in, and the price of this becomes more and more evident.

Interesting…

Kraken on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

How is passing a $1.3 trillion tax increase–the biggest in history–a “win” for Obama, given that he has repeatedly lied promised to lower taxes, much less his statement that Obamacare was in no way a tax increase?

MidniteRambler on June 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM

It’s “a win” in the Left’s eyes when the Right objects to “it”. NOte that the Left never defines “it” or lies about what “it” is. Because most of them are unaware of what “it” is and the ones who know lie about “it”.

Lourdes on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Ugh… You’re just wasting money. There’s not a really good chance of a Mittens’ victory.

Illinidiva on June 28, 2012 at 12:24 PM

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I disagree. Once the moochers and takers find out they will have to pay for HC- that used to be free and didn’t have to spend money before- they could be motivated to vote R – ON THE CONGRESSIONAL LEVEL- to repeal OBIECARE.

There’s a lot of moochers and freeloaders out there that ain’t gonna want to pay for HC- still.

Super Mitt could benefit from this kind of grass roots- bottom up momentum. But he personally can’t make that argument- down ticket has to.

FlaMurph on June 28, 2012 at 12:31 PM

there goes my tuition money…. ROMNEY 2012!

Crefonso on June 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM

yeah send your college money to a multi-millionaire (who inspired Obamacare) with billionaire backers, makes perfect sense

DBear on June 28, 2012 at 12:31 PM

I think in November most Americans are going to vote for Gary Johnson and only the koolaid drinkers are going to vote for Obama and Romney.

FloatingRock on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

It may be best for you to lay off your own koolaid.

Bitter Clinger on June 28, 2012 at 12:31 PM

For those of you who dont want to donate to Romney, which is kind of ridiculous, at least consider giving money to the RNC to help with senate and house races as well as the general.

nswider on June 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM

NOT A DIME TO THE RNC!

I will donate to just individule Conservative candidates, thank you..:)

idesign on June 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Well, he got some of my money this morning and I hadn’t planned on giving him a cent for this campaign. He may not be much, but he’s all we’ve got.

Shadow on June 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Will you all join me in sending a donation today & bumping up the figure in the headline?

Make a statement!

http://www.mittromney.com

itsnotaboutme on June 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM

+1000

nswider on June 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM

I think in November most Americans are going to vote for Gary Johnson and only the koolaid drinkers are going to vote for Obama and Romney.

FloatingRock on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Just stop.

Beat Obama!

hawkdriver on June 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM

How is passing a $1.3 trillion tax increase–the biggest in history–a “win” for Obama, given that he has repeatedly lied promised to lower taxes, much less his statement that Obamacare was in no way a tax increase?

MidniteRambler on June 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Please. Barky lies about EVERYTHING. That won’t make one bit of difference. It should have made a difference to the SCOTUS, but they have just let us all know that we no longer live in a Constitutional Republic, but in a Democracy, which, in the words of James Madison:

“Such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”

America was killed. Period. And Mittens’ pathetic response was about the worst one could expect. He is worse than McShame was in 2008, which I didn’t even think was possible.

Turn out the lights. It’s over.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM

I think in November most Americans are going to vote for Gary Johnson and only the koolaid drinkers are going to vote for Obama and Romney.

FloatingRock on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Talk about Kool-Aid drinking…

steebo77 on June 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Only those of us who really pay taxes will even truly care. For 47% of the country, it’s another free lunch. For a sizeable percentage of the remainder, it’s them paying for the hors d’oeuvres while I have to pay for their lobster.

glockomatic on June 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM

..except a lot more of those non-paying bastids will have to come up with the $750 tax per year that Roberts and the 4 other Supremes handed them.

Obama: Equal Opportunity Buggery.

The War Planner on June 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Do not listen to Obama supporters who urge you to waste your vote on a third party candidate.

MidniteRambler on June 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Yes, because anybody who isn’t a Romney supporter is an evil liberal communist Obama-lover.\

Christ on a crutch, and you wonder why you get mocked as ignorant hicks…

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM

How is passing a $1.3 trillion tax increase–the biggest in history–a “win” for Obama, given that he has repeatedly lied promised to lower taxes, much less his statement that Obamacare was in no way a tax increase?

MidniteRambler on June 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Because his voters are not negatively impacted by this tax increase…they do not pay income tax. This plan was always free for them. They same people who call for higher taxes, and vote for higher taxes are those that do not pay them.
When you have fewer taxpayers than non tax payers, you can raise taxes all you want and still get elected.

oceansidecon on June 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM

So if Obama can decide that he’s not going to enforce immigration laws, can the next president decide that he’s not going to enforce Obamacare?

Deafdog on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

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And is it fair to “Tax” illegal immi’s for HC if they are really not here legally? Will they be exempt ?

More questions than answers.

FlaMurph on June 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM

I think in November most Americans are going to vote for Gary Johnson and only the koolaid drinkers are going to vote for Obama and Romney.

FloatingRock on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Why do you insist on choosing losers and voting for Obama?

SWalker on June 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM

idesign on June 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Hey, as long as your donating to something thats fine with me lol. Although I will say, the RNC ads have been terrific so far this cycle, Reince Priebus is such a breath of fresh air for the RNC compared to the train wreck that was Michael Steele.

nswider on June 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM

The only ones left with liberty in America will be illegals, who don’t have to pay the penalty tax and still get primo-health care anytime they show up to a hospital.

The preamble of our COnstitution should be changed to reflect our new nation:

“and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity non-citizens who violate our sovereignty, only”

This is all so pathetic and ridiculous.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM

tdpwells on June 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM

OBAMACARE IS A $1.3 TRILLION TAX INCREASE

/fifyv

MidniteRambler on June 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM

I think in November most Americans are going to vote for Gary Johnson and only the koolaid drinkers are going to vote for Obama and Romney.

FloatingRock on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Gary Johnson should have run for the Senate in New Mexico.

He is a baby boomer having a mid-life crisis.

Gary should have just bought a sports car instead of trying to help Obama.

tetriskid on June 28, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Obamacare will never be repealed, now.

Even if the GOP captured veto-proof majorities in both houses AND the White House, they have no incentive to ever, ever repeal. The SCOTUS has given the GOP a precious gift, and you don’t just throw precious gifts in the garbage.

How is it a precious gift?

1. It grants massive power to the FedGov. GOP politicians salivate over the prospect of wielding that power as much as the Dems do.

2. It guarantees millions of dollars in donations to GOP politicians who merely have to promise to repeal Obamacare. They won’t let go of that gravy train.

cavalier973 on June 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Well, we have one course of action at the moment. We’ll at least have a chance to hold feet to the fire if Romney’s elected and especially if we take the Senate. Otherwise, we cry and give up.

I’ve just donated more to Romney than I’ve ever contributed to any campaign. Message sent.

PopsRacer on June 28, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Do not listen to Obama supporters who urge you to waste your vote on a third party candidate.

MidniteRambler on June 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Yes, because anybody who isn’t a Romney supporter is an evil liberal communist Obama-lover.\

Christ on a crutch, and you wonder why you get mocked as ignorant hicks…

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Evil liberal communist Obama-lover, no. But anyone who votes for a third party candidate in a two party system is dumber than a bucket of warm spit.

SWalker on June 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM

I have to say AP must be happy, his eyorism lives.

NerwenAldarion on June 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Biggest losers today: Democrats in swing districts/states.

GOPRanknFile on June 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Maybe this well enable the Rs to shake loose some “safe” D Senate seats — like CT, HI, MI(Stabenow), NM and OH (Sherrod Brown), MN (Klobuchar).

KenInIL on June 28, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Brown will never turn on Obamacare.

tdpwells on June 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM

I think he was getting at the fact that those people can be unseated this election. Not that they’ll turn on Obama, but that they’ll be forced to leave because of the unpopularity of this.

MobileVideoEngineer on June 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM

SCOTUS blog said it was over $300,000.

I know what this ruling is doing for me. If I get near one of those idiots who think there’s no difference between Romney and Obama I’m setting my fingernails free.

Romney doesn’t have to be liked or believed in all things. But Obama he is NOT. Whether you like Mitt or not, we eknow what we have to do in November.

Honestly, this feels like a nightmare.

MaggiePoo on June 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM

How is passing a $1.3 trillion tax increase–the biggest in history–a “win” for Obama, given that he has repeatedly lied promised to lower taxes, much less his statement that Obamacare was in no way a tax increase?

MidniteRambler on June 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM

He lied to get what he wanted. How is that not a win?

theperfecteconomist on June 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM

What about all the exemptions Obama made?

Schadenfreude on June 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM

For all you sheeple who are saying to donate to Romney and the RNC…Don’t forget who put Justice Roberts where he is.

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Evil liberal communist Obama-lover, no. But anyone who votes for a third party candidate in a two party system where both parties stab them in the back is dumber than a bucket of warm spit.

SWalker on June 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM

FTFY.

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 12:38 PM

I think in November most Americans are going to vote for Gary Johnson and only the koolaid drinkers are going to vote for Obama and Romney.

FloatingRock on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Good one, I think you are drinking the koolaid.

Schadenfreude on June 28, 2012 at 12:39 PM

I will donate to his campaign and I hope many do today. There is
nothing I would like better than to see a huge influx of donations
to Romney’s campaign make a huge statement against what the
Supreme Court has done today. Let’s make it millions folks!

Amjean on June 28, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Romney needs to hammer this home:

Guy Benson Tweet: GOP email: CBO estimates at least 75% of those affected by Obamacare tax earn less than $250K.

This is a giant tax increase on poor Americans, at a time when people are out of work and cant afford their mortgages, Obama is going to send the IRS after them to squeeze more blood from the stone. Romney should be able to hit this out of the park. THIS is something that actually penalizes the “99 percent”.

nswider on June 28, 2012 at 12:39 PM

GOP Responses!

12:17 pm ET June 28, 2012

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Read Mitt Romney’s Response to Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling

“As you might imagine I disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision, and I agree with the dissent, what the court did not do on its last day in session, I will do on my first day if elected President of t he United States, and that is I will act to repel Obama Care. Lets be clear about what the court did and did not do. The court said that Obama care does not violate the Constitution. What they did not do was say Obama-care was a good law or its good policy, Obama care is bad policy yesterday, its bad policy today.

Obama care was bad law yesterday, it’s bad law today. Let me tell why I said that, Obama care raises taxes on the American people by approximately 500 billion dollars, Obamacare cuts medicare, cuts medicare by approximately 500 billion dollars and even with those cuts and tax increases, Obama care raises billions to our national debt and pushes obligation the oncoming generations. Obamacare also means for up to 20 million Americans they will lose the insurance they currently have, the insurance that they like and want to keep.

Obamacare is a job killer, businesses across the country have been asked what they think of Obama care, 3 quarters of those survived by the chamber of commerce said Obamacare makes it less likely for them to hire people. And perhaps most troubling of all, Obamacare puts you between the Federal government and your doctor. For all those reasons its important for us to repeal and replace Obamacare. What are some of the things we will keep in place? And must be in place for a reform, a real reform of the healthcare system. One we have to make sure people who want to keep their current insurance will be able to do so. Having 20 million people, up to that number of people, lose the insurance they want is simply unacceptable.

Number two, we’ve got to make sure that those people who have preexisting conditions know that they will be able to be insured. And they will not lose their insurance. We also have to assure that we do our very best to help each state in their efforts to assure that every American has access to affordable health care. And something that Obamacare does not do that must be done in real reform is helping lower the cost of health care and health insurance. It’s becoming prohibitively expensive.

And so this is now a time for the American people to make a choice. You can choose whether you want to have a larger and larger government more and more intrusive in your life. Separating you and your doctor. Whether you’re comfortable with more deficits. Higher debt that will be passed onto the coming generations. Whether you’re willing to have the government put in place a plan that potentially causes you to lose the insurance that you like.

Or whether instead you want to return to a time when the American people will have their own choice in health care. Where consumers will be able to make their choices as to what kind of health insurance they want. This is a time of choice for the American people. Our mission is clear. If we want to get rid of Obamacare, we’re going to have to replace President Obama.

My mission is to make sure that we do exactly that. That we return to the American people the privilege they’ve always had that lived their lives that they feel most appropriate. Where we don’t pass onto coming generations massive deficits and debt. Where we don’t have a setting where jobs are lost.

If we want good jobs and bright economic future for ourselves and for our kids, we must replace Obamacare. That is my mission. That is our work. And I’m asking the people of America to join me. If you don’t want the course that President Obama has put us on, if you want instead a course that the founders envisioned, then join me in this effort. Help us. Help us defeat Obamacare. Help us defeat the liberal agenda that makes government too big, too intrusive and is killing jobs across this country. Thank you very much.”

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/06/28/full-transcript-read-mitt-romneys-response-to-supreme-courts-health-care-ruling/

12:07 pm ET June 28, 2012

Mitt Romney: My Mission Is to Replace Obama and Repeal Obamacare

(Video)

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/06/28/mitt-romney-my-mission-is-to-replace-obama-and-repeal-obamacare/

11:51 am ET June 28, 2012

Rubio: If You Don’t Buy Health Insurance, the IRS Is Going to Come After You

VIDEO

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/06/28/rubio-if-you-dont-buy-health-insurance-the-irs-is-going-to-come-after-you/

canopfor on June 28, 2012 at 12:39 PM

For all you sheeple who are saying to donate to Romney and the RNC…Don’t forget who put Justice Roberts where he is.

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Romney did that eh… Your doctor called, he says you forget to take your clozapine today.

SWalker on June 28, 2012 at 12:40 PM

A note from Mitt to me!

Thank you

Your submission was successful.

I’m in for 250.

Beat Obama!

hawkdriver on June 28, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Enough of trying to make lemonade out of moldy, rotten, worthless lemons – this will irrevocably damage what’s left of our republic in which right now the only entity that has the power to change somrthing from what it was into something it isn’t is the Supreme Court who has given us a “mandatax”.

natasha333 on June 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Will you all join me in sending a donation today & bumping up the figure in the headline?

Make a statement!

http://www.mittromney.com

itsnotaboutme on June 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Statement made.

joana on June 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Winning friends, the TruCon way!

strictnein on June 28, 2012 at 12:42 PM

The investors in the country are really reacting as the stock market tumbles. What a disaster.

rjoco1 on June 28, 2012 at 12:42 PM

It means that removal of Democrats from every office, at every level, is vital to the survival of the country.

Subotai Bahadur on June 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM

This decision has just hammered home the point that elections DO have consequences and we must be very very careful who we vote into office, especially in our two houses of Congress.

stukinIL4now on June 28, 2012 at 12:42 PM

For all you sheeple who are saying to donate to Romney and the RNC…Don’t forget who put Justice Roberts where he is.

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM

FU

Justice Roberts gave us a way out. He wrote their job is not to decide on the wisdom of the policy, that’s what we’re supposed to decide politically.

So which is it for you: a fundamental change in the relationship between the government and the people, or a chance for Liberty?

It’s political now and I’m angry. Join the train or puke alone in the corner.

MaggiePoo on June 28, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Enough of trying to make lemonade out of moldy, rotten, worthless lemons – this will irrevocably damage what’s left of our republic in which right now the only entity that has the power to change somrthing from what it was into something it isn’t is the Supreme Court who has given us a “mandatax”.

natasha333 on June 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Agreed.

Pointless & pathetic to try and pump up Romney after this. Even if elected, nothing will change.

The SCOTUS was our only real hope to stop ObamaCare, and that hope is now dead. Forever.

Norwegian on June 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Evil liberal communist Obama-lover, no. But anyone who votes for a third party candidate in a two party system is dumber than a bucket of warm spit.

SWalker on June 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM

So much for freedom loving Republicans.

Now you think we should be forced to vote for the Nominee no matter how liberal he is.

You are stark raving mad.

Intelligence must not even exist in your brain.

I have never voted for a Democrat in my life Romney made it clear in 2002 he was not a Republican. Well he repudiated us then I repudiate him now. He is a Democrat pure and simple I will not vote for either Democrats this election.

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM

I’m glad I didn’t take that job at BlueCross/BlueShield

SouthernGent on June 28, 2012 at 12:45 PM

For all you sheeple who are saying to donate to Romney and the RNC…Don’t forget who put Justice Roberts where he is.

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM

I never donated to Bush.

Read this:
http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/06/28/full-transcript-read-mitt-romneys-response-to-supreme-courts-health-care-ruling/

joana on June 28, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Romney’s web site appears to have been hacked. The error message says the IP address has been “banned”.

echosyst on June 28, 2012 at 12:46 PM

For all you sheeple who are saying to donate to Romney and the RNC…Don’t forget who put Justice Roberts where he is.

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM

..the past governor of Massachusetts has the power to appoint a SCOTUS justice? WHo knew? My copy of the Constitution must have been missing that page.

NOVEMBER 6TH: OUR TURN!

The War Planner on June 28, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Wow. Stupid people thinking the weasel is going to save them from the wolf.

LegendHasIt on June 28, 2012 at 12:47 PM

MaggiePoo on June 28, 2012 at 12:43 PM

My sentiments exactly, my anger level is through the roof right now. Money, phone calls, whatever I can do Im doing.

nswider on June 28, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I think in November most Americans are going to vote for Gary Johnson and only the koolaid drinkers are going to vote for Obama and Romney.

FloatingRock on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Concern troll. Obamabot

redridinghood on June 28, 2012 at 12:47 PM

MaggiePoo on June 28, 2012 at 12:43 PM

He gave us a way out?…Are you brain dead? He just set precedent you moron!

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I just threw a few bucks to Romney and Wendy Long who is running for Congress.

I am going to volunteer for the R’s to get rid of Louise Slaughter this election and if I can, I’ll volunteer for the Romney campaign.

The first priority should be to get rid of Obama.

I’m not going to be po’d anymore. I’m moving forward!!

NYconservative on June 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM

If it helps ease the pain any, Ace points out that the Supreme Court was always Plan B anyway.

29Victor on June 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM

It means that removal of Democrats from every office, at every level, is vital to the survival of the country.

Subotai Bahadur on June 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM

THIS ^^^^^

redridinghood on June 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM

..the past governor of Massachusetts has the power to appoint a SCOTUS justice? WHo knew? My copy of the Constitution must have been missing that page.

NOVEMBER 6TH: OUR TURN!

The War Planner on June 28, 2012 at 12:46 PM

You are an idiot! I was eluding to the REPUBLICANS.

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM

O-Tax may have been found “constitutional” but it’s a loser on every other front. Mitt Romney’s campaign just struck gold.

How many months did O burn up during the GREAT RECESSION to inflict a TAX on us? He could have focused like a laser on jobs, but no, he focused like a laser on inflicting a tax in this economy.

LetsBfrank on June 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

I think in November most Americans are going to vote for Gary Johnson and only the koolaid drinkers are going to vote for Obama and Romney.

FloatingRock on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Ahem. Just yet another friendly reminder…

If the 3rd party loses as they have in the past 40 years since I’ve been alive and voting, can you name me at least one…ONE…President that was elected from said 3rd party?

Maybe it’s the message or the messenger…either way, that dog ain’t huntin…

BlaxPac on June 28, 2012 at 12:51 PM

You are an idiot! I was eluding to the REPUBLICANS.

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM

You mean alluding.

Kraken on June 28, 2012 at 12:52 PM

The first priority should be to get rid of Obama.

I’m not going to be po’d anymore. I’m moving forward!!

NYconservative on June 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Right on.

LetsBfrank on June 28, 2012 at 12:52 PM

This ruling will hurt Obama for the many reasons stated here – but most importantly for this reason alone:

Taxes go up on the middle/lower income bracket, regardless of political affiliation. It is a sweeping increase, namely on those who either can’t currently afford HC, so they don’t have any… and the poor who needed Medicare, via the State exemption.

I understand the “anti-romney who created MittCare” argument, but its moot at this point, unless you want to play the “who should be the Rep nominee”

Romney immediately messaged this – and will consistently do so.

The problem Reps have always had – is the belief they “dont care about the poor”. Taglines, cliches and the partisan bickering dont mean squat anymore – people will get a higher tax bill.

Obama overplayed the “if you have insurance, you can keep it game” along with “this isnt a tax”. Its also why his response was toned down and sublime. His internal folks know this could politically sink him, hence no football spiking moment. Its those who cant legitimatley afford and are too poor to get HC that are immediately effected – namely the Dem base; via a mandatory tax to a corporations – the lynchpin of Dem boogeyman games.

Odie1941 on June 28, 2012 at 12:52 PM

It means that removal of Democrats from every office, at every level, is vital to the survival of the country.

Subotai Bahadur on June 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Yes!!!…and replace them with the political party who gave us Justice Roberts!

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Well at least for now…
I have a choice in which insurance cooperation I pay my taxes to.

Electrongod on June 28, 2012 at 12:52 PM

So much for freedom loving Republicans.

Now you think we should be forced to vote for the Nominee no matter how liberal he is.

You are stark raving mad.

Intelligence must not even exist in your brain.

I have never voted for a Democrat in my life Romney made it clear in 2002 he was not a Republican. Well he repudiated us then I repudiate him now. He is a Democrat pure and simple I will not vote for either Democrats this election.

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM

A) I’m not a Republican you Imbecile, I’m a Independent.
B) America, like it or not is a 2 party political system.
C) When was the last time a Third Party Candidate won the Presidency of the United States of America. (I’ll give you a hint, it’s only happened once in America’s entire History)
D) It’s actually quite humorous having a complete Imbecile challenge ones intelligence. (Hint, the complete imbecile would be you)

SWalker on June 28, 2012 at 12:52 PM

If you have reservations about donating to Romney or the RNC, suggest alternatives. Something like the Senate Conservatives Fund or specific candidates.

theperfecteconomist on June 28, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Romney had run on the explicit promise to repeal ObamaCare.

yup, the same way he promised to veto the dream act? LOL, forgive me guys to keep laughing after this devastating decision…. but

DO YOU KNOW WHAT ROMNEY’S IDEA FOR HEALTHCARE WAS WHEN IT WAS HIS CALL? or do we all now have amnesia?

So let me understand this, will Mitt Romney be the one calling The One a “tax raiser” in a national debate after he did the same thing?

And if I remember correctly, Romney still backs the “mandate tax” too no..? Com’on …hypocrisy wouldn’t even describe that/

I know some of you will call me a troll for pushing back on your newly found spin on the tax, but my point is: this is how weak choosing Romney made the right on the healthcare issue. SANTORUM MADE THAT POINT OVER AND OVER AND OVER. But “Satin” made you go for Mitt.

The spin would have been perfect coming from Palin or Santorum……that’s my bottom line. Yes I’m still bitter from the primaries — YOU get over it.

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on June 28, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Yes!!!…and replace them with the political party who gave us Justice Roberts!

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Plus Scalia, Alito and Thomas.

What judges did you party give us?

joana on June 28, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Kraken on June 28, 2012 at 12:52 PM

yes

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I think in November most Americans are going to vote for Gary Johnson and only the koolaid drinkers are going to vote for Obama and Romney.

FloatingRock on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

If “most Americans” have trouble naming the VP, then how in the world do you think they are going to figure out who Gary Johnson is?

Come back when you have something realistic to say.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 12:55 PM

What judges did you party give us?

joana on June 28, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I do not belong to a party.

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM

sayonara stevie baby. I guess you won’t be posting anymore

gerrym51 on June 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM

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