Chief Justice John Roberts Bipartisan Challenge
Joseph Fichera, Member of The Common Good - The Democratic party is missing a tremendous chance to change the tone in Washington by not praising Justice Roberts’ bold bipartisan move to support the President’s health care legislation.
The Chief Justice put aside the “no prisoners” approach of the Republican party from which he was nominated and grew up in. Judges are to be non-partisan but we also acknowledge the reality of the overlap of political and political philosophy which is why nominees to the court are fought over so furiously sometimes. We also know that Roberts could have easily gone the other way on the health care decision “predictably” based on the partisanship that is undermining our nation. Whatever you think of the written opinion, and the two edged nature of calling it a “tax”, look at the bottom line. In the middle of an election year, on the most controversial plan that has been described by Republicans as socialist, freedom-ending and every other pejorative from the Republican party, he did not slap the President.
So, instead of crowing at the “victory” we should see this as an opening to bi-partisanship and praise Roberts for finding common ground and reaching across the aisle. The President should do this. Politicians and pundits should do this. Every Democrat should do this. The country wants everyone to work together.
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