I've been enjoying some delicious schadenfreude because the Supreme Court upheld "Obamacare". It's been fun to see many conservatives turn against Chief Justice Roberts while others cook up zany conspiracy theories to explain his fall from grace. It's been a fun day, indeedily doodily, but then the schadenfreude wears off and the realization the the "Affordable Care Act" is a giveaway to the health insurance industry that was cooked up by the right-wing Heritage Foundation. It is a conservative think tank proposed "market based" program now painted as a Stalinist plot, much like "Cap and Trade emissions swapping. The conservatives who now decry "Obamacare" as socialism only hate it because it was put into place on a national level by a blackity-black-black Kenyan Marislamofascist Usurper.
As much as I've been reveling in the howls of outrage from the 'baggers, I realize that "Obamacare" is a deeply flawed proposal. Part of me wishes that the Supreme Court struck it down, and inspired (a guy can dream) President Obama to use an executive order to remove the age restrictions for Medicare. That part of me also wishes that I had a beer fountain and a stripper volcano. Can't a bastard dream, even after the schadenfreude high leaves a hangover?