Mitt Romney’s campaign is already using the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act to fundraise.
Today, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. But regardless of what the Court said about the constitutionality of the law, Obamacare is bad medicine, it is bad policy, and when Mitt Romney is president, the bad news of Obamacare will be over.
This November it’s all on the line. The stakes couldn’t be higher.
Tea Party Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., also seemed to dismiss the constitutionality of the Care Act:
“Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional. While the court may have erroneously come to the conclusion that the law is allowable, it certainly does nothing to make this mandate or government takeover of our health care right.
Obamacare is wrong for Americans. It will destroy our health care system. This now means we fight every hour, every day until November to elect a new President and a new Senate to repeal Obamacare.”
Rand Paul, remember, is the senator also told NPR and Rachel Maddow that while he opposes discrimination, he would not have voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because it bans businesses from discriminating against customers.
The Senate confirms or dismisses a president’s candidates for the US Supreme Court and Michael Keegan of People for the American Way pointed out today how important that decision is. Like Romney, Keegan, too, thinks elections have consequences:
Ultra-conservative ideologues have been remarkably successful in pushing the Court far, far to the right to advance their political ideology. And today’s close call will make the Supreme Court a major issue for progressives, moderates and independents in the upcoming election.
Every American needs to understand, in no uncertain terms: when you vote for President, you are voting for the next Supreme Court.