An Uncomfortable Week as We Wait for Court Pronouncements

What I do know is gonna happen is… If the mandate’s ruled unconstitutional or if any part of this is, I can tell you right now what’s gonna happen. “Four white guys and an Uncle Tom just took away your health care! They still have theirs, but four rich white guys and an Uncle Tom just took away your health care. They still have theirs.” Folks, I have to tell you something. This week bothers me in a whole host of ways. On Monday we all got here, and everybody’s breathlessly waiting for the decision of nine people on really, really important things.

It’s the evolution of the court. I understand this. But the political class has punted everything over to the judicial. And I don’t know about you, but I find it hanging by a thread. Every time one of these decisions comes up, the country stops and waits breathlessly for the decision of at least five people. In a country of 300-some-odd million. And I get caught up in it, too. (panting) “What are they gonna do? What are they gonna do? (panting) What’s the future of health care?

“What’s Kennedy gonna do?



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