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Waiting….

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Fear the worst, hope for the best – but whatever happens, we’ll just work even harder for Obama/Biden 2012, right?

The President is scheduled to speak soon after the decision is announced (White House live)


165 Responses to “Waiting….”


  1. 1 1jam4pbo
    June 28, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Good Luck America.

  2. 3 Proud Former White House Intern
    June 28, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Waiting and praying

  3. 4 Okeyo
    June 28, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Can wait ” Forward”

  4. 5 ChristiMTL
    June 28, 2012 at 10:04 am

    *nervous*….crossing my fingers………

  5. 6 itgurl_29
    June 28, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I’m nervous but hopeful SCOTUS will do the right thing.

  6. 7 # 1 obama fan
    June 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Deep breath

  7. 8 Linda
    June 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Decision # 1….Stolen Valor Act…..UNCONSTITUTIONAL…. Congress can revisit.

  8. 9 ChristiMTL
    June 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Supreme Court rules 6-3 that someone can’t be prosecuted for lying about being a military vet. Such lying is protected by 1st Amendment

    • 10 desertflower
      June 28, 2012 at 10:09 am

      Seriously? Then can EVERYONE get military bennies? use the VA? Claim to be something and someone they’re not? OH, what the hell! 5 SC justices do that everyday…they SAY they are lawyers that understand and abide by the Constitution….this is a farce.

  9. 11 Mariele K.
    June 28, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Please let them do the right thing. I enjoy not being seen as a pre-existing condition.

  10. 12 symmetry11
    June 28, 2012 at 10:08 am

    According to —-> REUTERS:
    U.S. SUPREME COURT SAYS UPHOLDS HEALTH CARE MANDATE

  11. June 28, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Lengthy opinion—-waiting for reporters to decipher.

  12. 21 Linda
    June 28, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Mandate Survives !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 22 relellit
      June 28, 2012 at 10:21 am

      Victory how sweet it is!!

      Tis a G0000d day for TODville and America
      Thanks Chips for all you do.

  13. 23 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 28, 2012 at 10:10 am

    It survives as tax!!!!!!

  14. 24 LOL
    June 28, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Chips where did you get this…I’m looking at Scotusblog

  15. 44 ChristiMTL
    June 28, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Individual mandate survives as a tax.

    What does it mean Chips?…I’m confuse now

  16. 49 LOL
    June 28, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Roberts joins the LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  17. 50 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 28, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Amazing that they hit the one part of ACA that the Republicans AND ROMNEY are associated – the Mandate!!!

  18. 52 andogriff
    June 28, 2012 at 10:11 am

    We will deal with any situation that comes up, whatever the decision…even though it is outrageous that this bill was even sent to the SCOTUS to begin with. If the mandate is declared “unconstitutional”, there will be a massive backlash. We have to remember that our president TAUGHT Constitutional law!

  19. 53 andogriff
    June 28, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Fantastic news!!

  20. 54 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 28, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Do you realize the magnitude of the win for all Americans!!! And the magnitude of the win for President Obama!!!!

  21. 55 donna dem 4 obama
    June 28, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Please retweet this!

  22. 56 Linda
    June 28, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Medicaid provision limited, not invalidated.

  23. 58 jacquelineoboomer
    June 28, 2012 at 10:12 am

    There Is A God.

  24. June 28, 2012 at 10:12 am

    STRUCK DOWN UNDER COMMERCE CLAUSE BUT SURVIVES AS A TAX!!!!!!!!!!!

    YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. 61 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    June 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

  26. June 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Complicated—Sup Ct. upheld Healthcare law———-cannot be upheld under commerce clause, but under taxing authority—-or something. Fed. Govt has ability to tax—-mandate operates as a tax, healthcare law OK. Sounds positive to me.

  27. 63 ChristiMTL
    June 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Can’t be upheld under commerce clause but CAN be upheld under taxing authority!!!!

  28. 64 Smoothscotch
    June 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Jumping up and down half dressed getting ready for work, too excited.

    Shuddup Chris Mathews.

  29. June 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

    The medicaid provision is limited but not invalidated.

  30. 66 LOL
    June 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Posted from SCOTUS BLOG

    Tom:
    The bottom line: the entire ACA is upheld, with the exception that the federal government’s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds is narrowly read.

  31. 67 ctgirl7
    June 28, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Right! Work we will!

  32. 68 Bill R.
    June 28, 2012 at 10:14 am

    from Scotusblog: The bottom line: the entire ACA is upheld, with the exception that the federal government’s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds is narrowly read.

  33. June 28, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Woot! congrats TODers Another win for Pres. Obama. and most importantly the American people.

  34. June 28, 2012 at 10:14 am

    This means as I was hoping earlier this morning that if they didn’t see the legitimacy of the mandate under the Commerce Clause, that they would view it as a tax. AND THEY DID!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG!!!!!!!!!

  35. 71 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 10:15 am

    SC upholds Obamacare and individual mandate! HELL YEAH!!!!!

  36. 72 Linda
    June 28, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Entire bill upheld.

  37. 73 99ts
    June 28, 2012 at 10:15 am

    From Australia – this is what I see on the blog – WOW WOW

    the bottom line: the entire ACA is upheld, with the exception that the federal government’s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds is narrowly read.

    Way to go – feels about the same as when PBO won in 2008

  38. 75 Vicki
    June 28, 2012 at 10:15 am

    UPHELD! UPHELD!!! OH Happy Day! Long life and health to All of us. I love everybody at TOD! I love PBO! What a day.

  39. 76 LOL
    June 28, 2012 at 10:15 am

    SCOTUSBLOG

    Tom:
    Chief Justice Roberts’ vote saved the ACA.

  40. June 28, 2012 at 10:16 am

    BAD time for WP to go WONKY.

  41. 78 amk for obama
    June 28, 2012 at 10:16 am

    scotusblog – Is this correct ?

    Tom: The bottom line: the entire ACA is upheld, with the exception that the federal government’s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds is narrowly read.

  42. 80 TrumpDog
    June 28, 2012 at 10:16 am

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. June 28, 2012 at 10:16 am

    HAllELUJAH!! Law upheld!! yessssssss

  44. 82 desertflower
    June 28, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Scotus blog says Roberts saved ACA

    • 83 miss pat
      June 28, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Roberts? The same one that messed up the oath on Jan.20 2009? I don’t like that man at all. I think he messed up spitefully. If he did this good deed then I will forgive him but I still don’t love him.

  45. 84 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 28, 2012 at 10:16 am

    This …

    And, this ….

    #Tweeps4OBAMA
    YES WE CAN

  46. 85 overseasgranny
    June 28, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I knew it would be OK. Faux News and Rove have a BIG sad.

  47. June 28, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Four Justices dissent, saying the patient protection and affordable care act goes beyond congressional powers under Constitution -Reuters

    • 88 0388jojothecat
      June 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Which four? …….hahahahahahahahaha…Just kidding! I am just so happy I can’t stand it!

    • 89 miss pat
      June 28, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Thomas leads the pack, that old monkey needs to go. Sit on his ass all day not saying a word. Who are the other three?

  48. 90 donna dem 4 obama
    June 28, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I thought I posted this. Please retweet our gratitude to President Obama

  49. 91 Melanie
    June 28, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Chief Justice Roberts vote saved the ACA; never thought I’d read those words.

    http://www.scotusblog.com/cover-it-live/

  50. 92 JER
    June 28, 2012 at 10:17 am

    In a dramatic victory for President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court upheld the 2010 health care law Thursday, preserving Obama’s landmark legislative achievement. – http://nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/28/12457822-supreme-court-upholds-health-care-law?lite

  51. 94 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 10:17 am

  52. 95 desertflower
    June 28, 2012 at 10:17 am

    From Scotusblog

    Amy Howe: The Medicaid provision is limited but not invalidated.
    10:13
    Tom: The bottom line: the entire ACA is upheld, with the exception that the federal government’s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds is narrowly read.
    10:15
    Tom: We’re still here; taking a deeper dive into the opinion. Back soon.
    10:15
    Tom: Link to the opinion isn’t up yet.
    10:15
    Tom: Chief Justice Roberts’ vote saved the ACA.

  53. June 28, 2012 at 10:18 am

    CNN needs to be shut down after this.

  54. 99 forus50
    June 28, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Chips I love your photo of the right leaning/falling Court. Perhaps it got propped up center today a bit. Hallelujah.

  55. June 28, 2012 at 10:18 am

    CNN confused—-now saying healthcare law upheld in full.

  56. 101 1jam4pbo
    June 28, 2012 at 10:18 am

    God is Good, God is Great. He has the Whole World in His Hands. Thanks and Praises to the Everlasting Father.Congratulations America!

  57. June 28, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Roberts saved the ACA. WOW.

    • 104 Obama Grandmama
      June 28, 2012 at 10:38 am

      My lawyer daughter met Chief Justice Roberts prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court when she was working the summer prior to her graduation from law school at the law firm he was once a partner with. I have wanted to distance myself from this remembering once she was employed there her bosses told her that Roberts was extremely Conservative. I am thrilled he is not as extreme as I was thinking he was.

  58. 105 Mariele K.
    June 28, 2012 at 10:18 am

    OH HAPPY DAY.

  59. 106 amk for obama
    June 28, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Tom: Chief Justice Roberts’ vote saved the ACA.

    What is the vote count ?

  60. June 28, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Comments here are landing willy-nilly, out of order.

  61. 110 donna dem 4 obama
    June 28, 2012 at 10:20 am

    It’s a GOOD DAY TOD

    It’s a VERY GOOD DAY

  62. June 28, 2012 at 10:20 am

    YES!!!!
    We have to fight now because you know this is really gonna fire up the Republicans! That’s alright ’cause so are we!!!!

  63. 112 Eveingeorgia
    June 28, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Thank you, God!!!

  64. 113 Melanie
    June 28, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Expansion of Medicaid coverage to the poor struck down. That’s unfortunate.

  65. June 28, 2012 at 10:21 am

  66. June 28, 2012 at 10:21 am

  67. 116 # 1 obama fan
    June 28, 2012 at 10:21 am

    That’s whtz up..thank u President Obama !!

  68. 117 japa21
    June 28, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Now, let us look at ramifications. Despite the rather obvious politicization of the SC, a lot of people still view it as gospel. And a lot will look at this and say, “Well, if John “Citizen’s United” Roberts says it is legal, it must be.” This will be particularly true in the independent world. And this can swing some people over to PBO.
    Conversely, it is unfortuante, though understandable, that the mandate is approved as a tax, because then the right will go around saying PBO raised taxes. This aspect will have to be fought hard.

  69. June 28, 2012 at 10:22 am

  70. 119 amk for obama
    June 28, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Way To Go, Mr President. Huge Congrats.

  71. 120 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Anyone doubting that one of the biggest accomplishments of President Obama’s first term are named Kagen and Sotomayer – well you can STOP DOUBTING NOW!!! All the more reason for a 2nd term, to clean some of the filth out of SCOTUS.

    #Tweeps4OBAMA
    Yes We Can

  72. 122 Smoothscotch
    June 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

    I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it. (you know the song). Ok, I have to leave for work.
    Now I have visions of an eviscerated Mitt Romney in Nov. makes my day.

  73. June 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

    CHIPS, can we try a new thread? WP is spazzing out.

  74. June 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Hey TOD,
    It’s like I’ve been holding my breath waiting this decision. I’m laughing so hard at the media right now. They’re having a sad ):
    Obama cares! Yes, he does.

  75. June 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

  76. June 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

    They keep trying but they can’t outsmart that GENIUS in the Whitehouse. Love love love it!

    TOD what a day!

  77. June 28, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I said this the other day. I know you think I’m crazy. I believe congress knew ACA was going survive. I believe that is why the contempt of congess vote is today tosteer the media back toRepublican power grab.

  78. 129 desertflower
    June 28, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Tears are streaming down my face…thinking of all the people that will live and be cared for thanks to this courageous President and a court that decided to do the right thing for America. It’s a good day!

  79. 130 LOL
    June 28, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Where is Jefferey Toobin?

  80. 132 Jersey girl
    June 28, 2012 at 10:25 am

    YAY!!! Great news for all Americans. Step in the right direction. Now states that would like to create Medicare for all like Vermont can do so! I am going to donate to OFA in celebration now! Imagine the talking heads exploding if they saw the campaign raised millions TODAY in support of ACA!

  81. June 28, 2012 at 10:25 am

    A BFD——and a nice little nitecap to Obama’s “very bad month” which, in reality, has been a very good month. All pundits have been wrong about everything.

  82. 134 jeff
    June 28, 2012 at 10:25 am

    HAHA! The nut bagging republican media must be very upset to be made looked like fools.

  83. 135 desertflower
    June 28, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Even WP is excited!!! WTF is going on with the comments??? All over the place!

  84. June 28, 2012 at 10:26 am

    However, States can opt out of Medicaid expansion.
    Which all Red States, including my Stare if Flirida Will do.
    Oh well!

    • June 28, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Now, their is confusion in msnbc, turkey saying the while law can opt out.
      Stares can opt out of the law.
      Confusion!!!
      Leave it to the press!

    • 139 Jersey girl
      June 28, 2012 at 10:38 am

      Hopefully that can change as state government changes. The public can put more pressure on state government to not opt out. We can make this an election issue to keep Dems in state offices.

  85. 140 TheWorld4Obama
    June 28, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Hi All at TOD!! I have been lurking here for a while but decided today is a great day to say hello to all of you and your dedication in supporting PBO and all the great things he is doing to make take this country confidently into the 21st century. Today is a GREAT DAY!! I am a registered nurse and know the importance of the ACA law as setting the right direction to reform health care and improve health care provision. AWESOME!!!

  86. 141 edp4bho
    June 28, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Hey TOD. Been missing from you for a bit. Was not pleased with some past aspects, which shall remain with me for now. Just wanted to spread the joy to all PBO supportive sights. My prayer this morning of old ways dying off came true. As Curtis Mayfield sang….” We’re a winner, and never let anybody say….we can’t make it, cause a feeble mind is in the way…”. Big big win for PBO. I am so damn sappy happy right now. Signing off again. Peace to all.

  87. 142 amk for obama
    June 28, 2012 at 10:27 am
  88. 144 donna dem 4 obama
    June 28, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Victory for the American People!

  89. June 28, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I was WRONG about Kennedy!

    ACA Individual Mandate upheld 5-4, with Justices Kennedy (!), Scalia, Thomas, and Alito dissenting.

  90. 148 donna dem 4 obama
    June 28, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Okay is it just me or are my comments all over the place on this blog????

  91. 149 Proud Former White House Intern
    June 28, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Oh my goodness this is has been a crappy day for Mittens and it is only 10:30 in the morning. Sad face!

  92. 150 edp4bho
    June 28, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Chips, I don’t blame you for putting me in moderation. I’m a big girl. Peace :-)

  93. 152 jeff
    June 28, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Man I can’t believe the media once again got it wrong and I on my lonesome because even many of my friends didn’t agree with me got it right.

  94. 153 Brian
    June 28, 2012 at 10:28 am

    God bless our President. Thank you, Supreme Court, for reminding me that justice can prevail.

  95. 154 desertflower
    June 28, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Hey Mitt! Bet you’re going to have a very hard time sleeping tonight! Just as it should be!

  96. 156 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

    In a victory for President Obama, the Supreme Court decided to uphold his signature health care law’s individual mandate in a split decision, upending speculation after hostile-seeming oral arguments in March that the justices would overturn the law. The mandate has been upheld as a tax, according to SCOTUSblog, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberal wing of the court.
    Twenty six states sued over the law, arguing that the individual mandate, which requires people to buy health insurance or face a fine starting in 2014, was unconstitutional. Opponents cast the individual mandate as the government forcing Americans to enter a market and buy a product against their will, while the government countered that the law was actually only regulating a market that everyone is already in, since almost everyone will seek health care at some point in his or her life.
    Before oral arguments in March, polls of Supreme Court experts and scholars showed that most believed the mandate would be upheld as an exercise of Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce. But after justices seemed deeply skeptical of the mandate in oral arguments in March, the consensus flipped, with most experts guessing the court would strike down the law.
    House Republicans have vowed to repeal the entire law, though it’s unlikely the Democratic-controlled Senate would let that happen.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/supreme-court-issue-obamacare-decision-135554880.html

  97. June 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I have not been this happy since the night McCain conceded the 08 election. I am doing my happy dance!

  98. 158 Linda
    June 28, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Mrs. Greenspan is clutching her pearls.

  99. June 28, 2012 at 10:32 am

    New post everyone:

    http://theobamadiary.com/2012/06/28/victory-2/

    The comments are all over the place again today, it’s a mess

  100. June 28, 2012 at 10:33 am

  101. June 28, 2012 at 10:35 am

    They found the penalties of the law unconstitutional.
    The rest of the law is constitutional.
    Typical!

  102. 163 FormelyFRED
    June 28, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I don’t know were to begin.I am so happy I am crying,shaking,I am honestly falling faint right now.I’ve been praying for weeks and the closer we got to Today,the more nervous I become and last night I didn’t sleep.Needless to say I am feeling all kinds of sick and probably need to lay down but I am so incredibly happy and feel so grateful that this was upheld.I won’t need to worry about facing so many surgeries anymore and I am so happy for those who will also benefit from this as well

    I am so thankful to the good Lord for President Obama,for this human being that God has sent us.for his genius,his kindness,the love he has in his heart for his fellow human beings even those who hate him,for the sake of hating.

    I am glad God spoke to John Roberts’ heart for once

    I am happy I have this site where I can come and feel home and when we can share,the good,the bad and the ugly.I am happy I get to share this day with you all

    Chip thank you for this site.TOD family thank you

    I’ll go lay down now and will be back when I feel better

  103. June 28, 2012 at 10:37 am

    So, from what we know, no enforcement on mandates or Medicaid expansion but rest if law upheld.
    So, in essence, CNN was right and so was msnbc!

  104. 165 andogriff
    June 28, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Thank you so much for this place, Ms Chips! Thanks to all of you, I was able to message my Republican father in TX (who was watching Wolf Blitzer!) and give him the real status update, after he joyfully texted me that the mandate had NOT been upheld!


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