See, it’s not even that he did a decent thing, it was just the right thing. If I call 9-1-1 and the police show up, I don’t really have to go on about how decent it was of them to appear. If a boxer knocks out his opponent, I’m not going to call him cruel. These are amoral actions. Cops respond to calls, fighters fight and supreme court justices evaluate the constitutionality of legislation (among other things) it wasn’t a favor and we shouldn’t be viewing this as a political favor or olive branch. The ACA was constitutional. We should be shocked that the decision wasn’t 9-0. The fact that we accept the supreme court as a politically motivated and divided body is the problem. It fosters this acceptance of a system in which there are liberal and conservative judges. These judges should be above that. Not that any single one of them are, but the veneer of impartiality would be a step in the right direction. For Roberts to have gone the other way would have been a great injustice and would have confirmed him and the other conservative justices as fully incompetent.
Scalia, Alito and jerkenberg…I mean, Thomas, they’re all judging whether or not the law is good or right. They’re acting like congress and fuckers like Scalia and Thomas belong in congress with all the other partisan hacks. They’re less than and inferior to the position of the supreme court. Kennedy, I think, sees things in political ways too. The court is only supposed to decide whether or not an issue is constitutional. Roberts shouldn’t be praised for doing his job right for once, but I guess we’re right to feel surprised that he did.