As I noted earlier today the GOP rather quickly shifted from fighting Obamacare on whether it was constitutional to compel Americans to buy health insurance. The Obama administration argued that the Commerce Clause allowed the legislation to stand. Both parties were hit with a blindside from Chief Justice John Roberts, whose decision stated that the bill fell under the federal government’s power to levy taxes.
As The Daily Show’s John Stewart points out, the GOP has wasted no time in switching tactics from opposing forced commerce to claiming quite confidently (as if they’d known it all along) that mandate amounts to a tax. According to Rush Limbaugh, the biggest tax ever.
Watch the video and enjoy watching them bloviate.