Tina Korbe, in the process of rolling her eyes at James Clyburne (well, who doesn’t?*):
The [Supreme Court] might yet rule the individual mandate is constitutional. They might rule the mandate is unconstitutional, but decide that the mandate is severable and leave it to Congress to sort out how to render the rest of it workable. At this point, anxious opponents (or, for that matter, supporters) of Obamacare have nothing to do but wait.
Pretty much, which is why I’m not being anxious about it. I have a strategy for the whole thing being ruled constitutional. I have a strategy for the mandate being thrown out, but the rest sticking around. I even have a strategy for the entire rotten, stinking mess being defenestrated, although admittedly that strategy mostly involves making sure that I have a beer and a good view. But there are limits to how much you can prepare for this sort of thing. So… take a breath, relax a little, and hang loose. June will be here soon enough.
*…Well, admittedly, the voters in South Carolina’s Sixth District. 65% of the vote in the last election, and that was in a really good state for us, during a really good election cycle.