How pissed is the right over the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling?
Very pissed. In fact, the rabid right is mad as hell and frothing at the mouth.
The Week uncovered some juicy tidbits:
Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana had to issue an apology to colleagues after he compared the court’s ruling to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Conservative commentator Pam Geller Obama compared Obama to a vampire. Sarah Palin tweeted: “Obama lies; freedom dies.:
Others offered doomsday scenarios. Said right-wing Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri: “Today, America is threatened with a stage three cancer of socialism.” Rep. Time Huelskam of Kansas said “June 28, 2012, will stand as a definitive date in the advance of government tyranny.”
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky ignored the Supreme Court’s role in the American system of checks and balances and declared: “Just because a couple of people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so.” If that’s so, why do conservatives keep asking the court to make things like abortion unconstitutional?
Chief Justice John Roberts, who joined with the court’s liberal wing to give the individual mandate the tie-breaking vote it needed to remain the law of the land, is now a target for the right.
“I feel like I just lost two great friends: America and John Roberts,” Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia tweeted.
Christian Activist Bryan Fischer said Roberts “is going down in history as the justice that shredded the Constitution and turned it into a worthless piece of parchment.” Funny, we thought George W. Bush did that when he was President.
And so it does.