There's been a lot of talk over the last couple of days from those on the right trying to spin Roger's disastrous healthcare opinion as some massive win for the right. This is absurd.
I do not deny that there are some bright points. Yes, it's good that some limits were put on the commerce clause, but that appears to be have been replaced by an expansion of the taxing authority. I'm supposed to be happy that the Supreme Court ruled that Congress can't make my buy broccoli even though they immediately followed that up by telling Congress it's perfectly OK to tax me if I don't buy broccoli?
Yes, it's a useful tactic to be able to point out the Supreme Court essentially ruled that Obama has instituted a massive tax on the middle class, but that's nowhere as good as actually getting rid of the tax (or whatever you call it).
I'm all for looking for silver linings, but deluding ourselves into believing the cloud doesn't actually exist is pointless and self-defeating.