“…The pundits turn their bleary eyes to you:”
“Woo. Woo. Woo.”
I’m going to agree with Jen Rubin, here: the Left was not prepared to have a judge rule that Obamacare as a whole was unconstitutional. That courts were starting to conclude that the individual mandate was unconstitutional was something that people on the Other Side were beginning to get their heads around; that the whole thing thus had to be thrown out is still Here Be Dragons territory for that crowd. And that it was because the administration misplayed its hand by arguing too forcefully that the individual mandate was the keystone to the whole thing? Priceless.
Meanwhile, let me join the rest of the blogosphere by admitting that from this point on it all comes down to what Justice Kennedy has for breakfast the morning the Supreme Court decides this one, and whether he liked it or not. Ach, well: it still beats, say, Egypt’s current method of resolving domestic political disputes.