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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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

There has been exactly ONE Third Party Candidate elected as POTUS, and that was Theodore Roosevelt in 1912. And he only managed that because his Bull Moose Party was a splinter Republican Party.

SWalker on June 28, 2012 at 12:56 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

which was the conservative case for supporting it in the first place. Including their NOMINEE

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on June 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM

canopfor on June 28, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Thanks for posting that. I was wondering what he said.

Night Owl on June 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Come back when you have something realistic to say.

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

I’ll tell you something that is realistic….Mitt Romney and the Republicans overturning ObamaCare.

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Romney today Obama Care must be replaced with something more intrusive and even worse.

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.

What part of this paragraph makes you thing Romney would actually repeal Obama Care?

This paragraph undoes the previous ones.

Every American has a RIGHT to Affordable Heath Care? Excuse me. Since when do we have a RIGHT to services from someone else. Doctors and Hospitals cost lots of money. We are never entitled to someone elses Services.

Romney can not achieve his promises in this paragraph and replace Obama Care with anything better. How is it to be paid for?

Romney just proved he is worse than Obama.

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 12:57 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

They’ll never do anything like that. There isn’t a conservative they like.

Their posts only have one theme: don’t vote for Romney or Republicans.

They won’t suggest donations to Obama and DWS because it’d be too obvious. They’ll just pretend they’re Gary Johnson – the pro-abortion guy- supporters: the exact same posters who pretended to be Santorum – the ultimate Big Government SoCons – a couple of months ago.

joana on June 28, 2012 at 12:58 PM

There has been exactly ONE Third Party Candidate elected as POTUS, and that was Theodore Roosevelt in 1912. And he only managed that because his Bull Moose Party was a splinter Republican Party.

SWalker on June 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Incorrect. Teddy won in 1901-1909 as a Rep, then lost as a Bull Moose candidate in 1912.

Odie1941 on June 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Incorrect. Teddy won in 1901-1909 as a Rep, then lost as a Bull Moose candidate in 1912.

Odie1941 on June 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Yup.

29Victor on June 28, 2012 at 1:01 PM

LOL

Suckers!

Now that one of Bush’s appointees saved Obamacare for Obama, every conservative who voted for Bush to get “strict constructionists” on the bench should have the word “sucker” tattooed on his or her face.

So, when it comes time to get out the vote, will we hear from the GOP about how we need a Republican in office to give us good, Christian, freedom-loving judges in office? Oh yeah, I’m sure Romney appointees will be so much more reliable than Bush’s.

Rae on June 28, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM

He said “access” not right, big difference. What he means and what he has said repeatedly, is that you should be able to buy insurance across state lines, which you currently cannot do. That interstate private market competition will lower health care costs, which any cursory reading of his health care plan would have told you. States also have the right to develop their own health care plans in the best interest of their state. You are twisting what he said.

nswider on June 28, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Rae on June 28, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Bush appointees: 1 upholding mandate, 1 against
Obama appointees: 2 upholding mandate

theperfecteconomist on June 28, 2012 at 1:05 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

Oh looky, the resident idiot has spoken.

JPeterman on June 28, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Donated to Romney ……
Now I have to decide what color
Volt I want … just to hedge my bet .

Lucano on June 28, 2012 at 1:06 PM

LetsBfrank on June 28, 2012 at 12:52 PM

And just think, Obama will be hammered from now til Nov 6th on the biggest tax hike in history!! We all have to repeat that over and over again.

NYconservative on June 28, 2012 at 1:06 PM

OBAMNEY 2012

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Not only do we need to repeal Obamacare, we need to amend the constitution, prohibiting the government from forcing citizens to purchase goods & services.

playsalieri on June 28, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Your spinning is so primitive and obvious that I suspect it gets the opposite effect.

Romney says that health-care access is for the states, not the federal government and that Obamacare is raising the cost of health care and health insurance. Your spin: see? He’s worse than Obama.

You should have tried to be more subtle. I understand that, in your world-view, conservatives are stupid, but sadly to your efforts, that’s not really the case.

Romney can not achieve his promises in this paragraph and replace Obama Care with anything better. How is it to be paid for?

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Let the market work. If you weren’t an economic illiterate liberal troll, you’d be aware that those things can be achieved without replacing ObamaCare with another similar law or without making the taxpayers pay for it.

The fact that your reaction to someone saying “we can do better, Americans can have better and cheaper health-care system” is “that must mean more government intervention” says a lot about you.

joana on June 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM

The Donks just Pearl Harbored the election.

“I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve.” – Adm. Yamamoto, Japanese Imperial Navy, 1941.

Unintended consequences, etc.

Bruno Strozek on June 28, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Romney just proved he is worse than Obama.

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Groovy, the other resident idiot makes an appearance.

JPeterman on June 28, 2012 at 1:11 PM

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

So, I can assume that you support re-electing Obama then?

Big John on June 28, 2012 at 1:11 PM

We all need to donate to Romney today! He would never try something like this.

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 1:11 PM

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

Please, let’s make a statement!

http://www.mittromney.com

itsnotaboutme on June 28, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Incorrect. Teddy won in 1901-1909 as a Rep, then lost as a Bull Moose candidate in 1912.

Odie1941 on June 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Nope. TR was McKinley’s running mate in the 1900 election (the post was actually vacant from 1899 to 1901 because McKinley’s first VP died in office) and became president after McKinley was shot and died in September of 1901. He won election on his own in 1904.

HTL on June 28, 2012 at 1:13 PM

dom89031 Ron Paul lost. Get over it.

wargamer6 on June 28, 2012 at 1:14 PM

So, I can assume that you support re-electing Obama then?

Big John on June 28, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Hey Big Toilet, mocking someone for idiotic wingnut logic doesn’t make them an Obama supporter.

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 1:14 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

He did NOT, you idiot Obamabot!

Lots of you today pretending to be above it all. Well go be above it all and vomit somewhere else.

MaggiePoo on June 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Who is this Gary Johnson that some douche-nozzle keeps going about? Have many other Americans even heard of him either or is it just me? We have only one choice to make, leave Obama in or vote for Romney. That’s it. You don’t have to like him but I would bet my last dime that Romney’s goal isn’t to destroy America like Obama has proved intent upon doing. It’s not about what judges he’d pick either; simply will he destroy the country or try to salvage it? My guess is that since he is a capitalist, he will try to restore capitalism to the country. And that is not a bad thing.

Big John on June 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

He got a donation from me today.

stldave on June 28, 2012 at 1:19 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

Excellent! That’s just as important – to elect solid conservatives when possible.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Romney camp already up with a web ad attacking SCOTUS decision:

http://www.mittromney.com/embed/video/day-one-job-one-fullrepeal0

nswider on June 28, 2012 at 1:21 PM

That amount for Romney is higher because I just finished donating to Romney, Ted Cruz for Senate in TX, and Chip Craavak in District 8 in MN and Alan West in Florida. This is just the start. Got to put your money where your mouth is and as Romney is the nominee, he should be supported. Any chance for Obama to be re-elected must be stopped by a very motivated conservative base. With a conservative house and conservative Senate, Mitt will have cover for being strong and won’t be able to squish his way out.

Renwaa on June 28, 2012 at 1:21 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

Worse than that: I’ve seen snippets of his campaign platform, and i wasn’t impressed enough to worry that *this* guy has got the goods.

If he’s trying to harness the energy of the Paulbot crowd to power his win, he’s gonna need AAA to pull his a$$ out of the starting gate.

BlaxPac on June 28, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Who is this Gary Johnson that some douche-nozzle keeps going about? Have many other Americans even heard of him either or is it just me?

Big John on June 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

It’s not just you. Gary Johnson is an absolute nobody. Even Ron Paul of all people (herp-derp isolationist Joo h8r) has more name recognition and support than Gary.

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 1:21 PM

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

Please, let’s make a statement!

http://www.mittromney.com

itsnotaboutme on June 28, 2012 at 1:13 PM

It gave me great pleasure to add to Mr. Romney’s money bomb. I now believe that O’care is here to stay. It will never be put to death. But we must get Mr. Obama out of the WH be for foists another piece of cringe worthy, anti-American horseshiite on us all.

LynnB74 on June 28, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Well it worked for me.

I donated to Romney for the first time ever – then I called the RNC and asked how I could volunteer.

Time to kill this plague with fire.

Defenestratus on June 28, 2012 at 1:22 PM

I have had enough. I sent him $ 100.00 of my hard earned cash. He better win or we are F##Ked.

Romney/Ryan 2012

Sparty on June 28, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Oh, am going to donate to whoever is running against McCaskill and running as GOP in Nebraska for Senate.

Renwaa on June 28, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Who is this Gary Johnson that some douche-nozzle keeps going about? Have many other Americans even heard of him either or is it just me?

Big John on June 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

A pothead from New Mexico.

JPeterman on June 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Hey Big Toilet, mocking someone for idiotic wingnut logic doesn’t make them an Obama supporter.

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 1:14 PM

I see what you did there. Very clever dimwitted name calling troll…

Big John on June 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

The GOP will betray you….

idesign on June 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

I just sent him my first donation and I am sure the more that I see the moron in chief the more that I will send him. If he doesn’t win it is time to move to the hills and take along your guns.

jistincase on June 28, 2012 at 1:26 PM

I see what you did there. Very clever dimwitted name calling troll…

Big John on June 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Have a waaahburger and some french cries, rube. Or do you think I don’t ever get people making fun of my username.

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Andrea Saul just tweeted, Romney campaign just crossed over the million dollar mark since SCOTUS.

nswider on June 28, 2012 at 1:27 PM

I can’t figure out which is a bigger mess. Our economy or our legal system. Some independent groups agree with me.

Namely, The Health Care Individual Mandate Is Beyond Congress’s Taxing Power.

http://taxfoundation.org/article/health-care-individual-mandate-beyond-congresss-taxing-power

IlikedAUH2O on June 28, 2012 at 1:27 PM

They’ll never do anything like that. There isn’t a conservative they like.

Their posts only have one theme: don’t vote for Romney or Republicans.

They won’t suggest donations to Obama and DWS because it’d be too obvious. They’ll just pretend they’re Gary Johnson – the pro-abortion guy- supporters: the exact same posters who pretended to be Santorum – the ultimate Big Government SoCons – a couple of months ago.

joana on June 28, 2012 at 12:58 PM

You’re full of crap lady. Lots of us here won’t give to establishment republican committees because they don’t have a good track record in who they get behind (like how they supported Crist over Rubio). We give individually to conservative candidates we support and for you to say that we are just a bunch of democrats trolling HotAir–well, you can stuff it. Oh, and I was a Santorum supporter as well because he was more conservative than Romney–and still is.

KickandSwimMom on June 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM

YES! LET’S GIVE MONEY TO THE MAN WHO’S OWN STATE LAW CALLED ROMNEYCARE LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR OBAMACARE! MONEY WELL SPENT!

lol

cornfedbubba on June 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I just donated to Mitt Romney!

Paddington on June 28, 2012 at 1:29 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

The more I think about it I wonder if Roberts didn’t do us all a favor.

- turned it into Obama’s albatross exclusively.
- turned it into a BIG BIG BIG tax
- removed the SCOTUS as a talking point for the Dems
- as said above, turned it political, which really is where it should be – the public should not be turning to the SCOTUS to fix bad election results as it’s up to us not to get into these positions
- refreshed the TEA party and uninspired Republican/conservative voters
- gave Romney a chance to come out and say straight out that he would repeat Obamacare
- had us realize that we cannot get complacent as this is what complacency gives us

Just off the top of my head.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Paddington on June 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Awesome! They have raised 1 million dollars in three hours. Ryan Williams Romney press sec said money is pouring in almost faster then they can process it.

nswider on June 28, 2012 at 1:32 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

Oh looky, the resident idiot has spoken.

JPeterman on June 28, 2012 at 1:05 PM

He’s been speaking for hours on the other SCOTUS rule thread, spouting the usual inanities..don’t kow why, but .somehow the lib trolls are easier to stomach than the above type..

jimver on June 28, 2012 at 1:32 PM

How much of that $1 million is from Sheldon Adelson?

cornfedbubba on June 28, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Donated $100 to Romney. Not because I particularly like him or trust (though he’s growing on me, possibly like a rash), but because he’s our only remaining legitimate chance of getting rid of O in Nov.

john1v6 on June 28, 2012 at 1:33 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

Oh looky, the resident idiot has spoken.

JPeterman on June 28, 2012 at 1:05 PM

He’s been speaking for hours on the other SCOTUS rule thread, spouting the usual inanities..don’t kow why, but somehow the lib trolls are easier to stomach than the above type..

jimver on June 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Romney just proved he is worse than Obama.

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Another Obama supporting jerk. A dozen of you jerks popping over to try to piss on our normal reaction to the decision. Why? If you think it’s so hopeless why do you bother to get involved. Why try to engage or persuade—you’re lousy at it anyway.

MaggiePoo on June 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

The more I think about it I wonder if Roberts didn’t do us all a favor.

- turned it into Obama’s albatross exclusively.
- turned it into a BIG BIG BIG tax
- removed the SCOTUS as a talking point for the Dems
- as said above, turned it political, which really is where it should be – the public should not be turning to the SCOTUS to fix bad election results as it’s up to us not to get into these positions
- refreshed the TEA party and uninspired Republican/conservative voters
- gave Romney a chance to come out and say straight out that he would repeat Obamacare
- had us realize that we cannot get complacent as this is what complacency gives us

Just off the top of my head.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM

That’s all true. Repeal won’t be as simple as is being suggested, ESPECIALLY if the Dems hold the Senate, but the bottom line is there’s no chance whatsoever with Obama in office.

changer1701 on June 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I was dispirited for about an hour, but no more. I talked to some people, and all are agreed that it’s not too late….we have to stay strong!

Paddington on June 28, 2012 at 1:34 PM

This from the Ulsterman Report…

And the initial reports I’m getting are telling me there was a lot more clever going on inside that decision than the initial reaction will indicate. It’s the Obama Tax now. And states were given an out. The entire law is a big ass convoluted mess and the ruling has reinforced that fact. Obama will have to defend something he doesn’t understand, and Romney can now sit back and just repeat over and over again “repeal-repeal-repeal”.

You can call bullsh-t on me here and I’ll understand if you do but I’m telling you right up this ruling today is GOOD NEWS. Politically, as a motivator, it’s great news. Watch contributions toward Republicans jump up even more than they already were. Watch the Obama White House have to face very hard questions over the Obamacare tax issue. Watch states rise up to challenge the administration using the weapon the Supreme Court placed in their hands to do so. Watch the Tea Party come back stronger and more powerful than ever.

The giant has woken up. Country needed a hard kick in the ass to remind us what is at stake in November. Now we are truly ready to fight.

PatriotRider on June 28, 2012 at 1:34 PM

cornfedbubba on June 28, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Nice try, its all organic through the website. Sheldon Adelson, by the way, will be giving much larger checks then 1 million.

nswider on June 28, 2012 at 1:35 PM

The giant has woken up. Country needed a hard kick in the ass to remind us what is at stake in November. Now we are truly ready to fight.

HA!

The giant has already woken up, he’s tied down and being kicked in the a$$ repeatedly, and he can’t fight for sh!t.

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

This decision means a prolonged recession and a diminution of our liberty. Oh, and the little matter of the increased likelihood of our country going bankrupt. Other than that, yeah, Roberts did us a big favor – right.

Incredulous1 on June 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Just curious….remember in grade school when someone made a pest of themselves we were told to just ignore them. Maybe that would work here, too, with some of these little trolls.

Paddington on June 28, 2012 at 1:38 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 on June 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Something tells me that you couldn’t even begin to fill out a
“bunny” suit.

Amjean on June 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

30,000,000 people will get to TAKE my hard earned money to pay for their healthcare.

I will be subsidizing the habits of alcoholics, drug addicts, risky sex players and other high risk behavior such as eating junk / sugary foods that cause the #1 health epidemic amongst the poor – Type II Diabetes.

This is going to cost more than we can imagine. It is wrong morally and practically unsustainable.

So unsustainable, that in France, the cuts in medical services and the shuttering of facilities goes on unabated.

Which is what will happen here.There are better ways to solve these problems.

From a blogger on Drudge.

Sorry kickand swimmom: we have to get rid of obama because as you can see he just ignores the law when it suits him. I think if the supremes had ruled against him, he would just ignore it. He doesn’t care about congress, so if you don’t vote him out along with his sycophants in the congress, we might as well bend over and take it.
You all notice that you can’t get ride of anyone in the black caucus. The blacks keep voting them in no matter how they have cheated, lied and been found to be dishonest. So we have to show the way and get rid of the baggage we can.
Just think, obozo will have 2+ supreme court picks if he stays in. That should give all of us heart attacks.
I know you supported santorum, but he has been so petty and petulent since he lost that we were right to get rid of him.
If you stack that up against Romney when he lost in 2008, they can’t compare. Romney was gracious and supported the pick by the people, immediately.

Bambi on June 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Romney today Obama Care must be replaced with something more intrusive and even worse.

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.

What part of this paragraph makes you thing Romney would actually repeal Obama Care?

This paragraph undoes the previous ones.

Every American has a RIGHT to Affordable Heath Care? Excuse me. Since when do we have a RIGHT to services from someone else. Doctors and Hospitals cost lots of money. We are never entitled to someone elses Services.

Romney can not achieve his promises in this paragraph and replace Obama Care with anything better. How is it to be paid for?

Romney just proved he is worse than Obama.

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM

FFS. Your whole argument goes down with the one word I bolded in Romney’s statement.

“Access”. He did not say “forced” or “must” or “have to”. He said “access”.

That means people can make a *choice*. There is absolutely nothing wrong with presenting options to the public. The fact that it turns from being an IRS enforced “must” to a “choice” is already better.

Just go away. You are tiresome. You offer nothing but a fist shaking at the sky.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

The more I think about it I wonder if Roberts didn’t do us all a favor.

- turned it into Obama’s albatross exclusively.
- turned it into a BIG BIG BIG tax
- removed the SCOTUS as a talking point for the Dems
- as said above, turned it political, which really is where it should be – the public should not be turning to the SCOTUS to fix bad election results as it’s up to us not to get into these positions
- refreshed the TEA party and uninspired Republican/conservative voters
- gave Romney a chance to come out and say straight out that he would repeat Obamacare
- had us realize that we cannot get complacent as this is what complacency gives us

Just off the top of my head.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM

YES! And that really really really BIG tax is going to be killer. Obama broke yet another promise.

MaggiePoo on June 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I don’t know why the quote slipped. The first part was the quote!

Bambi on June 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM

..it also set the clock back to 2010. While it will invogorate both sides (Obama will campaign on the fact he will need another four years to ensure that Romney does not overturn it) it will show a lot of folks (with the exceptions SteveAngleDangle and other concern trolls) that we need to not only work to get Romney elected and take back the senate, but those of us who are — let us say — a tad more moderate (God, I hate to make that admission) need to join those who are very conservative in calling for “No Prisoners”.

Eject Obama. Elect Romney. Take back the Senate. EO/de-fund/repeal Obama Care. Hold Romney’s and Congress’s feet to the fire; vote ‘em out in 2014 if they don’t get the job done and primary Romney’s asss in 2016.

NOVEMBER 6TH: OUR TURN!

The War Planner on June 28, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Romney just proved he is worse than Obama.

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Another Obama supporting jerk. A dozen of you jerks popping over to try to piss on our normal reaction to the decision. Why? If you think it’s so hopeless why do you bother to get involved. Why try to engage or persuade—you’re lousy at it anyway.

MaggiePoo on June 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Best advice, ignore these trolls… They are like scavengers, they smelled a little blood aka some level of demoralization on our side and they’re out in force spouting their usual imbecilic drivel..

jimver on June 28, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Romney just proved he is worse than Obama.

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Groovy, the other resident idiot makes an appearance.

JPeterman on June 28, 2012 at 1:11 PM

It was inevitable.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

“Access”. He did not say “forced” or “must” or “have to”. He said “access”.

Just go away. You are tiresome. You offer nothing but a fist shaking at the sky.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

..your incredible logic and marvelous prose are wasted on such a dullard as AngleDangle.

The War Planner on June 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

NOVEMBER 6TH: OUR TURN!

The War Planner on June 28, 2012 at 1:39 PM | Delete | Delete and Ban

That would be a great bumper sticker!

Paddington on June 28, 2012 at 1:41 PM

He’s been speaking for hours on the other SCOTUS rule thread, spouting the usual inanities..don’t kow why, but somehow the lib trolls are easier to stomach than the above type..

jimver on June 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I’m afraid to venture into that thread.

JPeterman on June 28, 2012 at 1:41 PM

..oops! I forgot!

NOVEMBER 6TH: OUR TURN!

The War Planner on June 28, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Best advice, ignore these trolls… They are like scavengers, they smelled a little blood aka some level of demoralization on our side…

jimver on June 28, 2012 at 1:39 PM

That would be a massive understatement.

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 1:42 PM

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM

WAKE UP!! HE SET PRECEDENT! Nothing good can come of this.

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Up to $1,000,100 now. Now or never it seems, time to ride this elephant to the finish line.

Simonsez on June 28, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Another person who deserves your attention and donations is Dr. Dan Benishek, the tea party first term R congressman who replaced Bart Stupak.

http://www.benishek2012.com/donate7/

perries on June 28, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Modern day plantation

Roberts helped Obama to enslave people, for the irony of all ironies.

Schadenfreude on June 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

You Republibot’s need to wake up!

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

FIGHT, VOTE, DEFEAT OBAMA!!

We voted today……and we’ll be voting again with our pocketbooks.

http://www.mittromney.com

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

There has been exactly ONE Third Party Candidate elected as POTUS, and that was Theodore Roosevelt in 1912. And he only managed that because his Bull Moose Party was a splinter Republican Party.

SWalker on June 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM

What? Teddy Roosevelt was elected as a Republican. He lost as a third party candidate, ruining Taft’s run for re-election…

RedSoxNation on June 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

YES! LET’S GIVE MONEY TO THE MAN WHO’S OWN STATE LAW CALLED ROMNEYCARE LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR OBAMACARE! MONEY WELL SPENT!

lol

cornfedbubba on June 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM

That’s fine if you can’t support Romney or the GOP itself. However, do consider supporting the conservative candidate(s) in your area. We need to remember the down ticket races too.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

He’s been speaking for hours on the other SCOTUS rule thread, spouting the usual inanities..don’t kow why, but somehow the lib trolls are easier to stomach than the above type..

jimver on June 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I’m afraid to venture into that thread.

JPeterman on June 28, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Good decision, you need your rational faculties intact….

jimver on June 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Trying to donate through Romney’s website. Looks like it crashed. Whoa…

Archivarix on June 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM

It did that to us too. Just be patient.

The site must be experiencing “heavy traffic volume”.

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM

He said “access” not right, big difference. What he means and what he has said repeatedly, is that you should be able to buy insurance across state lines, which you currently cannot do. That interstate private market competition will lower health care costs, which any cursory reading of his health care plan would have told you. States also have the right to develop their own health care plans in the best interest of their state. You are twisting what he said.

nswider on June 28, 2012 at 1:05 PM

No. LIE.

He said “assure” … “access”. If you do that you bestow a RIGHT.

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM

That’s all true. Repeal won’t be as simple as is being suggested, ESPECIALLY if the Dems hold the Senate, but the bottom line is there’s no chance whatsoever with Obama in office.

changer1701 on June 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

We’ll have to make sure that doesn’t happen, right? ;)

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Romney just proved he is worse than Obama.

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Groovy, the other resident idiot makes an appearance.

JPeterman on June 28, 2012 at 1:11 PM

..’.if you build it, they will come’ :)…oh, goody, hope this thread dies before the usual suspects relocate here from the SCOTUS thread :)….

jimver on June 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM

My 28 year old son wasn’t able to buy insurance because after rent, car payment, car insurance, phone and school loan payment, he only had 40 dollars a week left for food and gas. Getting insurance through his employer would have used 30 dollars a week of that 40. I don’t know what he is going to do.

Rose on June 28, 2012 at 1:51 PM

I was dispirited for about an hour, but no more. I talked to some people, and all are agreed that it’s not too late….we have to stay strong!

Paddington on June 28, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Agree.Totally.

MaggiePoo on June 28, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Btw, Peterman, you are in TX, right? A bunch of whiners and doomsders go around on the other thread lamenting that Texas is blue now, and that Obama will win that state, and we are doomed, caputo,, etc, etc…where the heck does this narrative with Texas leaning Obama comes from? They pointed Rove’s electoral map, I just went there and looked and it shows it as anything but blue, and it leans Romney…antyhing that we should be worried about in the Republic of TX?…

jimver on June 28, 2012 at 1:55 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

Heh, this is even funnier now than it was two hours ago.

tdpwells on June 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM

WAKE UP!! HE SET PRECEDENT! Nothing good can come of this.

dom89031 on June 28, 2012 at 1:42 PM

You don’t need to shout. I can read little letters too.

I don’t know about that… if it rallies the troops and results in a sweep then that’s a good thing.

They called it a tax rather than something smooth and slippery like “mandate”. That’s a good thing, too, as that is not a good word and there are laws in place to deal with taxes/tax grabs.

Just relax. No one said this was going to be easy, did they? If they did, sorry they lied to you.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Its now a MILLION,and a new………..VIDEO

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Update: As of 1:30PM ET, already $1,000,000 has been donated to the Romney campaign since the Supreme Court’s ruling announcement.

Update: Watch Romney’s reaction to the ruling (with transcript) here.

Update: Romney’s New Ad: Day One, Job One: #FullRepeal

http://mittromneycentral.com/

canopfor on June 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM

YES! LET’S GIVE MONEY TO THE MAN WHO’S OWN STATE LAW CALLED ROMNEYCARE LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR OBAMACARE! MONEY WELL SPENT!

lol

cornfedbubba on June 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Sorry, that doesn’t work anymore. (except for ‘the sky has fallen and it can’t get up’ jerks)

MaggiePoo on June 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM

On second (third, fourth, fifth……..) thought, did Roberts just pull a “Marbury” here? 1. He reigns in the Commerce Clause expansions, going back the Lopez decision. 2. He basically calls it a political issue, leaving its resolution to the voters. 3. Despite all government objections to the contrary, it is now a (cue Darth Vader theme) TAX! 4 If its a tax, then Obama and the Democrats have been lying to the public for years. 4. Now that its a tax he just wrote hundreds of campaign ads for Romney and down ticket Republicans this November. 5. The Medicaid threat to the states has been struck down though which seems to indicate the Court may be looking into that issue of Federalism more closely in the future. Maybe we could see an end to checkbook blackmail, such as we saw with speed limits and the 21 national drinking age back in the day.

Teacher in Tejas on June 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

There has been exactly ONE Third Party Candidate elected as POTUS, and that was Theodore Roosevelt in 1912. And he only managed that because his Bull Moose Party was a splinter Republican Party.

That’s not true. TR succeeded as president on McKeniley’s assassination and was re-elected as a Repuclican in 1904. He didn’t run in 1908, and William Howard Taft won (also as a Republican).

In 1912, TR didn’t like the direction the Republicans were taking and ran under the Progressive party. He and Taft split the R vote neatly, handing Woodrow Wilson an electoral landslide.

If nothing else, the 3rd party experience with TR ought to be educational. Whatever you may have felt about Taft, TR’s running 3rd party handed the White House to Wilson, who was easily the most left wing president we hae ever had, at least until 2008.

FuzzyLogic on June 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

HTL on June 28, 2012 at 1:13 PM

True – but he won as a Rep (Vp-then President 1904) and lost as a Bull Moose in 1912 – the crux of the other dudes comment.

Odie1941 on June 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

canopfor on June 28, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Thanks for posting that. I was wondering what he said.

Night Owl on June 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Night Owl:)

canopfor on June 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

FuzzyLogic on June 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Correct, ala Perot in 1992.

Lesson to all – 3rd Party candidates create havoc, whereas their splinter does more harm than good.

Odie1941 on June 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

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