I was pleased with the unexpected outcome of Thursdays Supreme Court Decision on the ACA. For way to long in this country all legislative focus has been skewed to what most benefits American business. The middle class and poor in America just seem to be along for the ride hopefully picking up a consideration now and again. Only major events in history have led to a focus on this group(i.e. reforms to the financial sector and establishment of the FDIC and Social Security after the 1929 collapse).
The well off and those with access to vast sums of money have been catered to and cuddled without question because they are the supposed "Job Creators." Any attempt to change the dynamic and work to enrich the middle class and poor through equal access to quality education and opportunity has always been fiercely opposed by the far right. They often cite the Constitutionality of such attempts and the apparent divergence from the "Founding Fathers Original Intent." Often people on the left politically are deemed unpatriotic or unAmerican in their efforts - accused of trying to subvert the Constitution or destroy America.
Imagine my surprise that because a Justice of the Supreme Court actually came to a logical and correct conclusion in yesterday's decision, he has been called all the names (with the most passionate vindictive) the far right usually reserves for liberals in America. Roberts was appointed by a Republican President, confirmed by a largely conservative congress and has voted pretty much the conservative line in most decisions.
Why now is he the recipient of the hate from the rank and file on the right? His opinion was founded on solid Constitutional grounds. Am I to believe that is not relevant anymore? Are we to the point that partisanship now supersedes the Constitution? I was of the understanding that our Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution to prevent this very idea.
Roberts followed the law. Now he is paying the price from the far and not so far right who in this case obviously care little for the US Constitution or Rule of Law in America.