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The most generous interpretation of Justice Roberts’s opinion, and switch, in the Obamacare case is that he was somehow blackmailed into upholding the law.
Anyone who tries to explain his opinion as somehow sincerely expressed and reasoned, i.e. without stipulating blackmail or some other form of coercion, is gravely insulting the intelligence, logical faculties, and/or sanity of John Roberts.
Now it may in fact be the case that John Roberts is profoundly stupid, insane, or just has a broken brain. But I don’t know that and so I’m going with blackmail as the most parsimonious explanation. To the people – including some commentators who claim to respect or even be friends of John Roberts – who don’t think he was blackmailed into writing that tripe which no serious person with a brain could possibly genuinely believe, I have to ask, where do you get off? Insulting the Chief Justice like that. For shame.
Well I for one have too much respect for the majesty and sanctity of our august Judiciary Branch, and its Chief Justice, not to presume that he was blackmailed. To the rest of you not presuming blackmail, I don’t know how you sleep at night.
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