There are no reports so far of Speaker John Boehner crying over the somewhat surprising decision by the Supreme Court to uphold Obamacare.
But the famously weep-happy Boehner has changed his tune on what is important to Republicans in Congress. They may have lost in the high court, but they feel widespread public opposition to the sweeping health care law will lead them to victory in November.
Note the changes in what Boehner says the GOP will do in the meantime.
House Republicans will work hard on creating jobs and fixing the economy, he said Wednesday, the day before The Decision.
“… here in the House, House Republicans are going to continue to stay focused on jobs and the economy, which is what we’ve done the last 18 months.”
Well, thing change. Here’s what he said after the Supremes made their decision known:
“You know, I think the real outcome of today’s decision is to strengthen our resolve to make sure that this law is in fact repealed,” Boehner said Thursday. “We’re going to work every single day between now and Election Day, and the American people then will get an opportunity to make their decision on Election Day.”
Maybe they can do both. Or perhaps neither will happen.
If that happens, it’s a crying shame for someone.