I don’t know how SCOTUS will rule on ACA later this week, but if SCOTUS strikes it down, the message will be “Obama should have sold it better to the public” (the idea being that this would have made it harder politically for SCOTUS to knock it down) or “the solicitor should have made a better case before SCOTUS” or, my very favorite, today from Charles Lane (no link) “yes, this is a Republican plan and everyone agreed it was constitutional a few years ago but it’s libruls’ fault for not seeing that Republicans had changed their mind and would strike it down” (I shit you not, this is what he wrote, in his usual smug, mocking tone).
This is how things work. A Democratic president has his legislation invalidated or get impeached or whatever, on flimsy legal grounds, and it’s his fault. How is it his fault? You can always find a reason. Lying about sex! Not selling his plan well enough! Cardigan sweaters! Malaise!
It just doesn’t fucking matter. It’s a big show trial, where they decide who’s guilty and then make up the charges.
Well, this crap won’t work forever. Where they like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury them. (Politically speaking, of course.)