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President Wins With Obamacare Despite Right Wing


New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow recounts the Supreme Court's recent ruling to uphold President Obama's health care bill and the unhappy Republican reaction. According to Blow, Justice John Roberts Jr. is something of a turncoat in the right-wing community, and the journalist couldn't be happier watching the fallout.

And what of the Judas chief justice? All hell rained down.

On his online show, Glenn Beck (remember him?) called Roberts a coward and is selling a T-shirt to that effect.

Beck's own Web site explained, "Glenn also had radio co-host Pat Gray dress up as The Dread Pirate Roberts (a reference to Andre the Giant's infamous scene in the classic film ‘The Princess Bride')." That's a quote. You can't make this stuff up, folks.

The right-wing radio personality Michael Savage suggested that Roberts ruled the way that he did because of epilepsy medication: "Neurologists will tell you that medication used for seizure disorders, such as epilepsy, can introduce mental slowing, forgetfulness and other cognitive problems. And if you look at Roberts's writings, you can see the cognitive dissociation in what he is saying."


Read Charles M. Blow's entire piece at the New York Times.

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