Conservatives Can’t Hide Their Disgust With SCOTUS On Obamacare

After the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the subsidies provided through the Affordable Care Act, conservatives were left to grapple with the fact that the court has twice upheld a law they utterly loathe.

And although many Republican lawmakers issued run-of-the-mill statements assuring their constituents that they would continue the fight against Obamacare, some conservatives could not hide their disappointment with the ruling and disgust with the Supreme Court.

Some lashed out at Chief Justice John Roberts, who sided with the liberal justices on Obamacare again. A few conservatives took their anger out at President Obama, and some even tore into each other.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee called the ruling “an out-of-control act of judicial tyranny.”

“Our Founding Fathers didn’t create a ‘do-over’ provision in our Constitution that allows unelected, Supreme Court justices the power to circumvent Congress and rewrite bad laws,” he said in a statement.

National Review’s Quin Hillyer called Roberts “a disgrace” in a brief post titled, “Chief Justice John Roberts Has Officially Gone Native in Washington.”

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros called Roberts “the water boy for the welfare state.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called the “unelected judges” on the Supreme Court “robed Houdinis,” and said in a statement that any presidential candidate unwilling to repeal Obamacare upon taking office “should step aside.”

And the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol echoed Justice Antonin Scalia’s disdain that the court again saved Obamacare.

A few Republicans referenced Scalia’s dissent, in which he said that “words no longer have meaning.”

Though quite a few conservatives lashed out at the court, many kept their attention directed at President Obama and the law itself.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) called the Affordable Care Act a “socialist takeover of health care forced down the throats of the American people.”

A couple conservatives mentioned MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, who was caught on video appearing to say that subsidies would not be available through the federal exchange.

And after Republicans aired their grievances with the Supreme Court ruling, Laura Ingraham ridiculed GOP leadership for not doing more to repeal Obamacare.

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