Another judge upheld the constitutionality the individual mandate portion of the HCR law, making the count 3-2 in favor of the mandate. So far, our nonpolitical judiciary has voted on party lines, which is yet more evidence that the Obama administration has not ushered in the bipartisan spirit of compromise that was a key campaign promise.
Speaking of HCR, all the right-wing blogs in my neck of the woods have been pimping the line that liberals who made fun of protesting teatards are being hypocritical when they support the Wisconsin protesters. That’s true if you forget that most teabagger protest was based on lies like death panels, while Walker really does want to bust unions, and that Walker never campaigned on ending collective bargaining, while Obama’s campaign made HCR a centerpiece.
Also, too: those who are pissed about Democrats leaving the state as a form of filibuster can start complaining in earnest when those lawmakers run away every single time there’s a bill up for vote.