SCOTUS Sasquatch Uphold ACA!

Just so you don’t think that I’m hiding from my incorrect prediction regarding the SCOTUS ACA ruling, I’m bringing you Avedon Carol’s correct prediction:

Carol is right: it is all about corporate profits. I don’t buy all the discussion to the effect that Roberts is trying to save the legitimacy of the court. What is surprising about the ruling is that the other conservatives not only dissented but the ferocity of that dissent. That in itself calls the legitimacy of the court into doubt: four members of the court were willing to throw their traditional beliefs aside in the name of partisan attacks.

I’ve also been hearing a lot of people suggest that Roberts might be more moderate than was suspected. This is nonsense. Roberts is a traditional conservative justice: in favor of corporate power, skeptical of individual rights. It is funny how people are forever searching for the conservative moderate, a species with less evidence for its existence than sasquatch. There are conservative moderates, but today they are called liberals, and in some cases, socialists.

What’s that sound? It reminds me of a crumbling empire! When empires crumble, you know who gets crushed? The people on the bottom.

We’re number one! We’re number one!

Update (1 July 2012 10:19 am)

Amy Davidson over at The New Yorker has an excellent article about how Ruth Bader Ginsburg may have shamed Roberts into finding in favor of the ACA. The following quote really struck me, because it cuts to the heart of what I’ve been talking about:

Roberts is also benefiting from an unfortunate tendency on the part of liberals to be overcome by gratitude, and even deeply moved, when a conservative does one decent thing.
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