Keller @ Large: People Get It, Politicians Don’t

June 29, 2012 12:00 AM
Keller @ Large: People Get It, Politicians Don’t
" BOSTON (CBS) – I enjoy my work and I’m not complaining, mind you, but I have to say my assignment yesterday after the big Supreme Court ruling reaffirming the Affordable Care Act was kind of a drag.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

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I had to sample the political reaction, and it unsurprisingly turned out to be one piece of dubious posturing after another from both sides of the aisle.

Let’s start with the president, who said that any discussion of the politics of the situation “completely misses the point.”

No, sir, it doesn’t, it’s right on point.

The passage of the reform was along strict party lines. Votes don’t come more political than that. And the future of the law will now be determined by the presidential and congressional elections this fall.

If that isn’t placing politics front and center, what is?

Then there was Mitt Romney, full of outrage and promises to repeal the law.

First of all, that’s a very problematic promise, subject entirely to the election of GOP majorities in both branches "

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