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There’s no way to spin it: Today was a decisive political win for President Obama. But it was also a significant loss for the American people. The Affordable Care Act is still flawed policy and an expensive overreach. That’s not my opinion, but yours – this piece of legislation, regardless of the Supreme Court’s imprimatur, is still wildly unpopular with the American electorate. According to a WaPo/ABC news poll, as few as 26% of Americans wanted the bill upheld in its entirety as it was today by the Supreme Court, while 42% wanted the entire law thrown out. And an eye-popping 67% wanted to see the individual mandate – the most onerous part of the bill – tossed.

That didn’t happen today. Instead, Chief Justice John Roberts performed a spectacular act of judicial contortion to give both supporters and opponents of this bill a little something to take home. It can’t be enforced under the commerce clause, as Obama wanted, but it can survive as a tax, which conservatives always knew it was. Maybe Roberts was concerned about the perception of the Court. Maybe he was thinking of his own legacy. Or maybe he really did in his heart of hearts side with the liberal flank of the Court on this decision. We’ll never know, but for now at least one of the most unpopular pieces of legislation in recent memory was just blessed by the highest Court in the land. Congratulations, Mr. President. Sorry, America.  

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