It’s been fun enjoying the schock and upset of proggies at the possibility that Obamacare could be smacked down. John Podhoretz summed up decades worth of conservative griping about the left in a single paragraph:
They’re so convinced of their own correctness — and so determined to believe conservatives are either a) corrupt, b) stupid or c) deluded — that they find themselves repeatedly astonished to discover conservatives are in fact capable of a) advancing and defending their own powerful arguments, b) effectively countering weak liberal arguments and c) exposing the soft underbelly of liberal self-satisfaction as they do so.
As someone who’s been more or less on the right since he was 18 years old, I can’t really argue with that. I just wonder if the celebration is premature. Yes, the oral arguments look promising. But for all we know, Sotomayor is working her wise-Latina charm on Kennedy and Roberts. We don’t know what the Supremes are going to say, based on what we’ve seen them do. Until we know, we might want to keep our powder dry.
Because if the vote goes the other way, the proggies will return all our mockery and amateur psychoanalysis ten fold. And I can’t say that I’ll blame them.