In a 6-3 decision this morning, the Supreme Court rejected an attempt by conservative activists to unravel the Affordable Care Act by attacking what was essentially a typo in the law. The court’s decision in King v. Burwell will prevent at least 8 million people from losing their health insurance, so naturally the Right is devastated.
Here are the most panicked reactions from the Right just the first hour following the King decision being handed down:
1. Nothing means anything anymore!
Words don’t mean anything. Laws don’t mean anything. The law is, apparently, whatever Obama says it is.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 25, 2015
The world has gone mad today And good’s bad today, And black’s white today, And day’s night today… Anything goes! https://t.co/JilYBGKFPg
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 25, 2015
2. We’re becoming a banana republic!
I braced for this decision by SCOTUS still shocked….folks country has fundamentally changed…another giant step toward Banana Republic
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) June 25, 2015
3. Hide your grandparents!
Good luck trying to find a doctor or hospital to treat your grandparents.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) June 25, 2015
4. Justice Roberts is a tyrant!
Judicial tyrant Roberts says ObamaCare is “ambiguous.” WHAT IS REMOTELY AMBIGUOUS ABOUT “ESTABLISHED BY THE STATE????”
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 25, 2015
5. …who was obviously blackmailed!
Time to question Justice Roberts’ decisions. Just like John Boehner, I now believe Justice Roberts has been blackmailed or intimidated.
— Wayne Allyn Root (@WayneRoot) June 25, 2015
Honorable mention: The most popular line on conservative Twitter this morning was written not by a professional pundit, but by Justice Antonin Scalia in his dissent. We’ll let Glenn Beck share this one:
“We should start calling this law SCOTUS Care,” Justice Scalia
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) June 25, 2015
Update: The Ben Shapiro quote that we originally included in this post was from 2012. But luckily he still has plenty to say! We’ve also added Michelle Malkin’s insight.