If you’re looking for a silver lining to this morning’s ruling dealing a major blow to Obamacare (or rather a major blow to people getting subsidized policies in the states that didn’t adopt exchanges), look to the full DC Circuit Court. It seems highly, highly likely that the full DC Circuit will reverse this ruling. The problem is that the question then moves to the Supreme Court, which seems quite likely - given recent decisions - to turn it back again to some version of today’s decision. In other words, at some point in the future it seems quite likely that the Supreme Court will get its opportunity to gut the bill.
I say ‘corruption’ in the headline above because there is a point after which activist partisanship becomes so extreme that it amounts to corruption, in some ways more damaging than the venal or monetary corruption we normally imagine when we use the word. Corruption, in its original meaning, refers to rot, remember. And that is what we have here in spades.