Let’s not kid ourselves: the economic destruction and remaking of America is the goal here, implemented by a Cloward-Piven strategy to so over-stress existing institutions that the public will be clamoring for direct rule from the District of Columbia, and the permanent political class’s century-long “progressive” dream will finally be a reality. That’s one of the things “fundamental transformation” has always been about. And John Roberts just gave them carte blanche to proceed apace.
I agree with VDH: there’s no good news here, just an enormous — uphill — challenge. For most Americans, the worth of Obamacare has just been endorsed by no less than the chief justice, largely taking it off the table in November unless Mitt Romney — the worst possible candidate to argue this — can somehow make a do-as-I-say-not-as-I-did case as part of his larger economic message.