Apologies to everyone (all six of you!) for not posting much these past couple of days. After a couple of weeks of forced exile from work, it seems things started picking up again, and of course this would happen right during the time when arguably the biggest news story of the year occurs (though at the same time, I'm not complaining. Even bloggers gotta eat!)
Anyway, so like everyone in the country, I'm shocked that Obamacare was upheld, and that it was Justice John Roberts, and NOT Justice Anthony Kennedy that provided the dissenting vote! Go figure.
I actually don't have much to say about the decision other than that while I, like most of my progressive friends, think that the bill is certainly not perfect, it's definitely better than going back to the status quo. The battle for proper universal health care isn't over, this is just the first step towards that path. Also, we're still not out of the woods yet. Although the bill passed both legislative and judicial muster, Romney's vowed to destroy the bill if he gets elected. If Obamacare is repealed, the Democrats won't be touching this issue again for another two decades, AT LEAST. Therefore all of us on the left have to do what we can to make sure that doesn't happen.