In the hours after the Supreme Court ruling, Romney aides were quick to tout a spike in fundraising. According to the campaign, more than $300,000 rolled into the Romney Victory Fund within the first 90 minutes after the ruling. A spokeswoman said the money was raised "organically" and not through a specific fundraising plea.
The staggering ignorance of that caused the face palm. Ok, sure, Republicans are pissed at the ruling. But to support Romney? The architect of Romneycare?
Listen, Republicans. When liberals say that you guys are stupid, and I get evidence like this, I'm joining the choir in alto basso.
Here's part of Gary Johnson's statement on the ruling:
“Whether the Court chooses to call the individual mandate a tax or anything else, allowing it to stand is a truly disturbing decision. The idea that government can require an individual to buy something simply because that individual exists and breathes in America is an incredible blow to the bedrock principles of freedom and liberty. It must be repealed, and Congress needs to get about doing so today."
Romney may make some noises about how wrong the decision was, but he doesn't have a leg to stand on. I only hope that people who oppose the ruling look at the track records, not just the rhetoric of the moment, and back the candidate who has been consistent in opposition. I can hope, right?
Update: It's now $4.6 million worth of stoopid over at the Romney camp. It makes me want to puke in my soup.