Thursday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the healthcare reform law known as "ObamaCare" was met with mixed reaction from conservatives. While most conservatives uniformly condemned the ruling, some pointed out some hidden gifts with the decision that could greatly benefit conservatives in the long run.
Yahoo News published an article by The Atlantic Wire that cited a prior story on the Roberts court and a quote by this writer at the blog The Liberty Sphere Thursday:
In July 2010, Conservative Examiner's Anthony Martin posted the headline, "Sources Say Smackdown of Obama by Supreme Court May Be Inevitable." Why? Roberts was mad at Obama -- he was even suspicious that Obama might not have been born in America. "The Roberts Court has signaled, in a very subtle manner, of course, that it intends to address the issues about which Obama critics have been screaming to high heaven," Martin wrote. Today? Martin has no more faith in the chief justice. The Obama administration's defense of Obamacare made no sense, Martin writes, so Roberts' upholding the law "is tantamount to the Court making law out of thin air, something that Roberts as a so-called 'conservative' claimed he rejects. Thus, at best Roberts is insane. At worst he is not a conservative at all but a plant, a closet liberal who is no more worthy of serving on the Court than the other Constitution killers--Kagan, Sotomayor, Ginsberg, and Breyer."
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