1% + 27% > 50%

Do you have a prediction for the SCOTUS ruling?

I don’t. But if you believe the Roberts Court operates as the judicial arm of the Republican Party, the ruling may settle one enduring controversy: Is the ACA a sloppy wet kiss to the insurance industry, as the firebaggers claim, or is it a step on the road to universal access?

A Court that serves the party of the 1% can be expected to rule in the best interests of its patrons. But then again, while it’s true that the 1% control the Republican Party, they occasionally have a hard time tamping down the excesses of the crazies they must manipulate to seize and hold power in a democratic republic. Mathematics be damned: Scalia and Thomas may be the Court’s 27%.

In any case, the great TBogg summed up the ultimate outcome nicely:

No matter how the Supreme Court rules today, Ann Romney’s tap-dancing hobby horse will still get better health care than the majority of Americans and Ann will be able to write it off.

Yep. Place your bets, ladies and gents.

[X-posted at Balloon Juice]

Posted by Betty Cracker on 06/28/12 at 06:55 AM • Permalink

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Holy crap, Roberts was the deciding vote in FAVOR. Guess he didn’t want to go down as the guy who upheld Citizens United AND killed healthcare reform.

That’s pretty much my opinion when I read about the decision—Roberts has started to worry about finding himself with Chief Justice Taney in whatever afterlife is in store for Supreme Court Justices, and has begun to consider his legacy.  (And I suspect that at some point in the hearings he realized that Kennedy was in full ‘evil Kennedy’ mode and that it was up to him to be the reasonable swing voter here.)

Do you have a prediction for the SCOTUS ruling?

Yes.

I predict that Mitt Romney will not be sleeping very well at whichever of his mansions he’s staying at tonight.

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