This Chief Justice, who everybody knows is one of the sharpest knives in the drawer, saw four dedicated liberals determined to approve Obamacare. He saw four dedicated constitutional conservatives equally determined to bury it.
If he sides with the Lib's the bill becomes the law of the land.... if he sides with the Right -- the court get's pilloried much like it did during the Renquist 'Bush-Gore' years. So, statesman that he is, what does he do?
He agrees to vote with the Libs as long as they'll let him argue that the law should be passed on the basis of a tax law - but NOT allowed by the Interstate Commerce Clause. The wise Latina and the other three liberal knee jerkers jump at the chance to win! Viola!! They win!
But did they? And did Obamanation? Let's see now, he stood in the well of the House giving his state of the union message and repeated (ala GHW Bush) NO NEW TAXES, not one dime increase on anybody making less than $250K per year.
But but, Sir, the court just decided that Obamacare is a tax increase, not a gob'mint mandate (which would be illegal).
Hmmm Hmmm Is there an election coming up in four months?
Did I hear that Speaker Boehner has already scheduled a Repeal Vote to make all the members of the House go on record before the election?
Hmm, I don't think Mrs Roberts little boy is unaware of the results of this Court finding... do you?