Supreme Court upholds Obamacare: Top 10 Twin Cities tweets
This morning, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare's so-called individual mandate is constitutional. Perhaps the big surprise was that Chief Justice John Roberts unexpectedly sided with the court's liberals.
You probably already know that, but the information may come as a surprise if you get your news from CNN. Because in the frenzied moments after the court's Obamacare decision was made public, CNN ran the headline "Mandate struck down," accompanied with the tagline, "High court finds measure unconstitutional." Oops!
As you'd expect, the Twitter-verse is blowing up in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision. Below the jump, we take a look at the top 10 local tweets about the ruling, some funny and some serious.
10 -- from Minnesota for Marriage's Andy Parrish
Chief Justice Roberts has betrayed the constitution.
-- Andy Parrish (@AndyParrishMN) June 28, 2012
9 -- from Minnesota political blogger Eric Austin
BREAKING: Romney declares big victory as Supreme Court upholds key parts of Romneycare
-- Eric Austin (@e_austin) June 28, 2012
8 -- from local Associated Press political report Brian Bakst
When do the justices do their post-game interviews?
-- Brian Bakst (@Stowydad) June 28, 2012
7 -- from Our Favorite Congresswoman
-- MicheleBachmann (@MicheleBachmann) June 28, 2012
6 -- from local DFL activist Zack Farley
I want to hear more from Michele Bachmann on anything. #notintendedtobeafactualstatement
-- Zack Farley (@zackfarley) June 28, 2012
Breaking News: President Obama forgives Chief Justice John Roberts for screwing up the Oath of Office.
-- Mateo Torgy (@MateoTorgy) June 28, 2012
4 -- from MNGOP Chairman Pat Shortridge, who apparently doesn't know the difference between John Roberts and an "activist liberal judicial nominee"
Lesson: We need conservative Senators who are willing to vote against activist liberal judicial nominees, not rubber stamp them.
-- Pat Shortridge (@ChairmanMngop) June 28, 2012
3 -- from Keith Ellison
-- Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) June 28, 2012
2 -- from City Pages Editor Kevin Hoffman
Jerry Sandusky found innocent of all charges #CNNHeadlines
-- Kevin Hoffman (@panopticon13) June 28, 2012
And the top Obamacare #SCOTUS tweet, courtesy of Twin Cities Twitter celeb Patrick
BREAKING: CNN being wheeled into Obamacare Death Panel chamber.
-- Patrick (@panndder) June 28, 2012
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