Republican Presidential Candidates Flip Out Over Crushing Supreme Court Obamacare Defeat

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Moments after the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of upholding federal health care subsidies in the King v. Burwell ruling, Republican presidential candidates lined up to condemn the ruling. Despite the fact that a majority of the current Supreme Court justices are Republican appointees, GOP presidential candidates were quick to attack the court’s decision.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul blasted the ruling complaining:

This decision turns both the rule of law and common sense on its head. Obamacare raises taxes, harms patients and doctors, and is the wrong fix for America’s health care system.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush stated:

I am disappointed by today’s Supreme Court ruling in the King v. Burwell case. But this decision is not the end of the fight against Obamacare … I will work with Congress to repeal and replace this flawed law with conservative reforms that empower consumers with more choices and control over their health care decisions.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio moaned:

I disagree with the Court’s ruling and believe they have once again erred in trying to correct the mistakes made by President Obama and Congress in forcing Obamacare on the American people. Despite the Court’s decision, Obamacare is still a bad law that is having a negative impact on our country and on millions of Americans.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker argued:

Today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the administration’s implementation of ObamaCare means Republicans in the House and Senate must redouble their efforts to repeal and replace this destructive and costly law.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindahl stated:

Conservatives must be fearless in demanding that our leaders in Washington repeal and replace Obamacare with a plan that will lower health care costs and restore freedom.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee denounced the court’s decision, arguing:

Today’s King v. Burwell decision, which protects and expands ObamaCare, is an out-of-control act of judicial tyranny.

Not a single GOP presidential candidate stepped forward to oppose party orthodoxy and admit that the court’s decision was a sensible one. The two principled conservatives on the court, John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy, voted to uphold Obamacare subsidies. However, all the Republicans running for president rejected their common sense jurisprudence, and instead aligned with the extreme ideologues on the court — Alitio, Scalia and Thomas.

For Republican presidential candidates opposing affordable health care for poor, working class and middle class Americans is an article of faith. Those same Republicans think a court ruling in favor of providing healthcare for Americans is judicial tyranny. The skewed dogmatic perspective of the GOP field makes all of their candidates unfit to serve as president.

44 Replies to “Republican Presidential Candidates Flip Out Over Crushing Supreme Court Obamacare Defeat”

  1. Has Romney jumped in with words of wisdom, he has been trying to re-assemble his team and says he is almost certainly running for president.

  2. So will the GOP accept defeat and move on … or will they continue their efforts to undermine the ACA with their usual legislative theatrics?

    I suspect that the latter is pretty much a given, as recent history has demonstrated that Congressional Republicans are as rational and productive as a dog chasing its own tail.

  3. Republican presidential candidates by their remarks today on the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare are proving they don’t care about the needs of people.

  4. Here we go, ladies & gentlemen, welcome to REALITY CHECK! the GOP in it’s never ending quest for more money is suckering it’s brainless borg collective yet again! first of all boehner and mcconnell already had a close door meeting MONTHS ago and they were PRAYING that the ACA WOULDN’T get overruled! WHY? because as long as the ACA exist, they can sucker their borg into sending THEM money to fight it! The GOP is nothing but a money grubbing FU@K fest! Listen YOU simple minded TROLLS! the GOP LOVES the ACA! because YOU AS$HATS keep throwing your money at them! just like the abortion issue! the GOP doesn’t want abortions illegal! because THEY’d lose money if that happened! BTW since YOU LILY WHITE republicans are ALWAY SCREECHING about how christian YOU are, then tell everybody,WHY would YOU want over 9 MILLION americans, NOT to have health insurance? WHY? wouldn’t Jesus reach out and provide HEALTH CARE for struggling americans? NO? YOU’RE NOT christians! YOU’RE BASTARD PEOPLE!

  5. They got their butts saved,(we know they were sweating bullets) so now they can go back to using the same old lies to pander to the idiots who lap it up. Saves them a lot of work in trying to come up with a credible plan of their own. OOP….. this is their plan!

  6. “and restore freedom” (Jindal): freedom for the insurance companies, huh?

    “tyranny” (Huckabee): and to think that conservatives keep saying that “slavery wasn’t all that bad…”

  7. Judicial Tyranny. Ted Cruds statements on C-Span as I type. This ass is accusing the SCOTUS of “Judicial Tyranny” and broke the law. And the roaches, as did the band on the Titanic, crawl on in the Senate. Ted’s lead roach.

  8. Who’s smarter than a 5th grader? Not one of these fools. These clowns are pathetic.

    Thank you, President Obama and Dems for being the adults in the room we call America.

  9. Now would be a good time for Paul Ryan to reveal his alternative health care plan he claims he and the Republicans have, or doesn’t have. He claims the Republicans have an alternative plan but is not willing to show it. He said that before the ruling and claimed he couldn’t reveal it until after the Supreme Court decision.

    Well Mr. Ryan, now the time to reveal your alternative plan to everyone if you indeed have one. If you don’t reveal it to the American public, it will be just another lie from you and the Republicans. So what are you waiting for, it may be your last chance to show the American public there is a better plan available and let them to decide if they like your plan better, or not.

    We’re now waiting for you to announce your “better” plan. Chris Wallace I’m sure is also waiting for it as well since you wouldn’t share with him any of the details of your plan on his show at FOX the week before last.

  10. “Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush stated:

    I am disappointed by today’s Supreme Court ruling in the King v. Burwell case. But this decision is not the end of the fight against Obamacare … I will work with Congress to repeal and replace this flawed law with conservative reforms that empower consumers with more choices and control over their health care decisions.”

    I think this, from the article, should answer your question.

  11. I’ve seen 3 year olds with better temper tantrum skills.

    They only like the Supreme Court when it agrees with them.

    Now to the future- witness Republicans Continuous War on the Right to Abortion.

  12. I’ll bet they are secretly cheering. This was a win-win. They get to continue to criticize Obamacare while not having to live with the consequences of destroying it.

  13. Republicans have NO idea what real tyranny is.

    In a way, I almost wish that the SC had ruled the other way. Those who would have lost their insurance would then go after Repubs with intent to kill.

  14. The stupid party maintains its record of being absolutely wrong about what matters to Americans.

    And these clowns think they’re going to win the Presidency in 2016?

  15. 2016 Republican clown car occupants weigh in on Obamacare decision
    Jeb! Bush: “This decision is not the end of the fight against Obamacare.”

    Ted Cruz: “You the teenage immigrant washing dishes are paying illegal taxes right now today because of President Obama’s deception, because of the IRS’s lawlessness and because of the Supreme Court’s judicial activism, violating their oaths of office … I remain fully committed to repealing every single word of Obamacare.”

    Marco Rubio: “Despite the Court’s decision, ObamaCare is still a bad law that is having a negative impact on our country and on millions of Americans. I remain committed to repealing this bad law and replacing it …”

    Scott Walker: “Republicans must redouble their efforts to repeal and replace this destructive and costly law.”

    Rand Paul: “This decision turns both the rule of law and common sense on its head.”
    Today’s King v. Burwell decision, which protects and expands ObamaCare, is an out-of-control act of judicial tyranny … repeal ObamaCare, and pass real reform …

    Rick Perry: “While I disagree with the ruling, it was never up to the Supreme Court to save us from Obamacare. […] It’s time we repealed Obamacare and replaced it …

    Chris Christie: “This decision turns common language on its head. Now leaders must turn our attention to making the case that ObamaCare must be replaced.”

    Bobby Jindal: “President Obama would like this to be the end of the debate on Obamacare, but it isn’t. […] Now that the Supreme Court has ruled, the debate will grow. Conservatives must be fearless in demanding that our leaders in Washington repeal and replace Obamacare with a plan that will lower health care costs and restore freedom.”

    Lindsey Graham: “Today’s decision only reinforces why we need a president who will bring about real reform that repeals Obamacare and replaces it with a plan that expands consumer choice, increases coverage, delivers better value for the dollar, and gives states more control, without stifling job creation.

    Ben Carson: “Those of us who pledge to repeal #Obamacare must redouble our efforts and not waste time and energy mourning today’s #SCOTUS ruling.”

    Mike Huckabee: “Today’s King v. Burwell decision, which protects and expands ObamaCare, is an out-of-control act of judicial tyranny. […] As President, I will protect Medicare, repeal ObamaCare, and pass real reform that will actually lower costs, while focusing on cures and prevention rather than intervention.”

    Clown: “Get. The. Fuk. Out. Of. My. Car.”

  16. “wouldn’t Jesus reach out and provide HEALTH CARE for struggling americans? NO? YOU’RE NOT christians! YOU’RE BASTARD PEOPLE!”

    I’ve said this to my very “pious” brother and sister-in-law in a nice way. I would love to have YOU tell it to them just as you did above !!!!

  17. Most of them have government health care provided free. Let them start by paying for their insurance like I do. They want to take away my insurance that I pay for and deprive me of getting insurance since I have a pre-existing condition. My Rep is Virginia Foxx, who has supported Corinthian College in defrauding thousands of students (she gets her insurance free?). Scum!!

  18. Dems should take the high-road now. And tell the Right we want *Two Strong Political Parties Working Together*. Like two strong wings of an airplane.
    Together…We could make America soar once again!

  19. It’s a nice idea Sugapea, but I think the problem lies in the Republicans have demonstrated time and again that they don’t want America to do better.

  20. The GOP presidential candidates have publicly declared their disgust for sensible health care reform supported by the majority of Americans.

    They need to be reminded of this loudly and frequently in the run-up to the election.

    “Vote for me, if elected I promise to take your health care away.”

  21. @Justadumbfireman, you’re a brilliant man, my GOD! there are quite a few brilliant people on this site! Anyway heres my solution, when these FAKE christian republicans start going on their FUX NEWS soap box, try this, ”When I was hungry, you don’t feed me, when I was thirsty, you didn’t give me drink, when I was sick and in prison, you didn’t visit me , or when I was a stranger, you didn’t invite me in, when I was naked, you didn’t give me clothing. Jesus disciplines asked him, when did those things happen to you? Jesus said, when you refuse to help my brothers and sisters, you refuse to help me.” MATTHEW 25- 31 to 45 @Justadumbfireman, you don’t need to be a christian to understand that beautiful message, just be HUMAN!

  22. Now they have to explain to Americans why they dont want them to have healthcare. Glad Im not a gop candidate in ’16. Their party screwed them, courtesy of the Koch bros.

  23. Again…the Republicans are in the record books as being on the “wrong Side of History”. OBAMACARE/ACA stays and they can’t f*ck with it anymore. They lost. Americans won. Obamacare will take it’s place with Social Security (Repubs opposed), Medicare/Medicaid (Repubs opposed). And other safety nets implemented by the Democrats.

    No thanks to Republicans a Healthier outlook for 99% of Americans has been set in stone.

    WHAT are those Obamacare deniers have to say now? They certainly will have to put their heads between their legs and slink outta the room…backing up. Then Answer to their constituents, who no doubt themselves are benefitting, WHY were they so against this OBAMACARE thingy? ;) Hypocrites

  24. Dito, ditto DW. Let them begin to pay for their Insurance. sounds good to me. Heard Graham said today, that the Republican Pres will repeal and replace. But what replacement? Haven’t heard Any one of them give one example of any replacement. All talk, no action.

  25. I think the next stupid step for the GOP is to by-pass the SCOTUS, and instead sue the President. The House can hire an outside legal team to prepare the legal filings.

  26. The “Republican President will repeal and replace”???? In what century do you think that will happen??? That made me spit my iced tea all over my keyboard!!

  27. 6-3, that’s a solid decision. Of course the GOP will continue it’s anti-Obamacare screed forever. It’s campaign rhetoric to whip up the crowd, brings in money but hopeless. The program is doing fine and will change as needed over time but it’s here to stay. Nothing better than a good old fashioned GOP beatdown on a warm summer day. Can you hear the crying?

  28. They either have no replacement and we’d be returning to the free market, meaning insurance companies could kick you off anytime they wanted, could deny you for preexisting conditions and raise your premiums at will, etc. or the alternative they have in mind is the real death panels they keep bringing up, or worse.

  29. Agree! In other words, more Corporate Insurance control over your health care choices & tell you that you’re in control, even while we take more and more away at more cost to you.

    The Republican Party has become the talking head (Big Brother) of Corporate America that Geo. Orwell wrote about in 1984.

    30 years of telling us that Liberalism is bad has brought us to this brink of Oligarchy take over.

  30. If only, but no they wouldn’t – they would blame it on . . . . . . President Obama. Its all his fault that ACA failed – if the vote had gone their way. Double speak is what they are so good at.

  31. As much as republicans hate President Obama, if they really believed everything they say about the ACA, then they would just lie back and let the country crash and burn and run on that for the rest of their lives.
    The reality is, they know the ACA, while not perfect, is working better than even President Obama had imagined. They know how many presidents tried to get some kind of health care over haul passed and failed. They know history will honor President Obama with all his accomplishments, including the ACA, and it just makes their heads explode.

  32. So!…legislation that HELPS Americans live healthier longer lives without the fear of losing everything they own because of ONE medical bill is “judicial tyranny” But legislation PAYED FOR by Hobby Lobby that removes women’s rights to CHOOSE AND destroys women’s health is a “victory for Christians and family values” is ok with these sub-human mongrels!?..Only in Christian America…Face/Palm!..SPIT!

  33. The whole list of thugs, all saying THEY will repeal and replace the ACA(Obamacare)
    Not once as anyone of them said just how or how this would take place. Not even a hint.
    WE, all are just supposed to believe and wait , till these thugs get ready? Liars!! everyone of them….they have No plans.

  34. They know they have no plans unless you count going back to the old system nut I will not go there and place the blame on a certain group who are so stupid that they believe the bullshit while their dumbasses have no health insurance

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