Now that the Supreme Court has upheld Obamacare by ruling the individual mandate is a tax, the update in the previous piece, in which the 193 page Supreme Court decision is embedded, a rallying cry among Conservatives across the web has been born.
The individual mandate survived as a tax, according to the Supreme Court.
[Update] THE GOOD NEWS FOR CONSERVATIVES- It is now official and can be used in every campaign ad against Obama's reelection- Barack Obama and Democrats now own the "largest Middle-Class tax increase in history.
The Bad News: Obamacare has been upheld.
[Update] It Starts- Republican politicians are already pointing out that it is no longer an individual mandate it is a tax and Obama has increased taxes on every American.
The President said all along the individual mandate was not a tax, but it has been shown today as even more of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. We already found $500 billion in new taxes as part of Obamacare, and now that is multiplied even further. Simply put, the American people have been misled as to what the individual mandate was, and today the veil has been lifted – it is a tax on hardworking, blue collar American families.
[Update- 1:50pm] Romney's total topped $1 million now since the health care ruling, according to The Hill.
[Update- 6:00pm ET] Romney donations top $2 million since ruling was released from over 20,000 donors.
[Update] 9:10 pm] Politico reports Romney is up to #3.2 million in donations since this morning's Obamacare ruling.
Lyle Denniston, via SCOTUSBlog: "Don’t call it a mandate — it’s a tax."
[Update]- CBO: At Least 75% Of Obama's Mandate Tax Will Fall On Families Making Less Than $250K
Conservatives that were on the fence about Mitt Romney are now saying they are "energized" to vote for him and actively support him, in 2012 so that Obamacare can be repealed entirely.
[Update] How energized are Conservatives after the Supreme Court ruling?
According to Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul the Supreme Court decision upholding President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law led to a windfall for Mitt Romney. Ms. Saul told The Politicker supporters donated at least $100,000 in the 50 minutes between the immediate aftermath of the ruling, which was issued at approximately 10:10 a.m. Shortly before 11:30, Ms. Saul said the total donations had reached over $300,000.
“Fundraising for @MittRomney ticks up to $300k since decision came down. #FullRepeal,” Ms. Saul wrote on Twitter.
The Supreme Court is the final arbiter as I have said more than once, and with this Supreme Court, 5-4 decision, it is a fact that he only way to get rid of Obamacare is with a full repeal and the only way to to do that is to replace Barack Obama with Mitt Romney and give control of the Senate to Republicans.
Twitter is already trending the hashtag #fullrepeal
[Update] Mitt Romney is already using this line of thought in his response to the Supreme Court ruling: Bottom line- “If we want to replace Obamacare, we have to replace Obama,” he said.
Immediately after the Supreme Court ruling was handed down, the RNC had a web ad out titled "The Final Verdict" indicating that a full repeal is now in the hands of America.
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