Are these GOP reactions to SCOTUS a bit off?

Posted on June 28, 2012 by


One Republican questioned the Supreme  Court’s ruling by saying he knows better.

 Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)  said, “Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so, The whole thing remains unconstitutional. 

“While the court may have erroneously come to the conclusion that the law said the Act,is allowable, it certainly does nothing to make this mandate or government takeover of our health care right.”

The five making up the majority are not “a couple.” Saying he is right and the Court is not, is presumptuous in a big way.

Donald Trump weighed in: “I guess Justoce Roberts wanted to be a part  of Georgetown society more than anyone knew.”

This is a turning point in American history. We will never be the same again with this denial of liberty interests. “We lost religious liberty – that is a fundamental right under the constitution,” she said to a crowd outside the Supreme Court building Thursday. “We lost economic liberty – that is a fundamental right under the constitution. We lost our individual liberty to set our course in this country.”

A bit over the top, we think.

The owner of many news and media organizations said every poll shows the American people don’t want the Affordable Care Act.

This is not true.  First, the polls are not unanimous.

Second, many polls show that the American people like various elements of the plan.

The head of a journalism empire should be more careful with his words.