Thursday, June 28, 2012

A very good day, indeed.


But enough prognosticating for the moment.  Progressive and pragmatic Americans alike have fought for decades — actually, for over a century — to extend health care to all of our country’s citizens, and at last, we are on the cusp of victory, and without compromising any of our nation’s deep constitutional commitments. I recall the moment in 2010 when it appeared all hope was lost—Democrats lost their sixtieth vote in the Senate, and the blame game for defeat had already begun.  But strategic thinking and a passionate commitment to reform gave Democrats under the bold leadership of President Obama the resolve to push the law through. Today, the Chief Justice took an equally bold step and did more than save the law—he saved an institution.

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