Ah, permit me my little juvenile word-play with an acronym for the slime who inhabit those robes, for this institution which has so exceeded and perverted the limitations imposed upon it by the Constitution.
I am not so naive as to believe even a 9-0 opinion of SCROTUS deciding that Obamacare was unConstitutional would have helped, but it would have at least indicated that there was some honor left in that group of maggots. Like all of the rest of government, however, it proves that absolute power (which they believe they possess) corrupts absolutely.
Please do not fall for the recent analysis put forth by numerous pundits that Roberts actually did us all a favor. He did not. His mention of the inapplicability of the Commerce Clause does NOT set any precedent whatsoever. Even if it did, Obama would ignore it as he has all of the other limitations set by the Constitution, legitimate legislation, and court precedent. He has proven that the law is whatever he says it is, and he will not be swayed by any factors other than his own desires.
An excellent analysis has been posted on the blog Cold Fury, titled "Desperation-2". Please read it. I am not a Constitutional scholar, but it appears to me to provide a reasoned explanation of how we have just been screwed by Roberts. Elsewhere, I read that the dissenting opinion written by Kennedy was written in such a way as to appear to have originally been the majority opinion, as if Roberts initially agreed but then changed his mind at the last moment. I find this eminently believable, and jibes (in both meanings) with the way Obama operates, bringing pressure to bear in the manner of an "offer which can't be refused," upon those whom he wishes to coerce in order to get his way.
This also begs the question of why the Republicans didn't force the issue of Kagan recusing herself, which it is provable she legally should have. That horse is out of the barn now, so it would only be a distraction to attempt it at this time.
Finally, I agree with those who have said that, even if a miracle were to occur, and Romney was elected in November, he will not repeal Obamacare. Who on G-d's green earth is foolish enough to believe his promises carry any more weight than all of the promises Obama made and then reneged upon? We are talking about the man who rammed through an equivalently mandated program when he ruled the state of Massachusetts. Once in office, I'm certain he could come up with a host of reasons why he just couldn't do it, all sounding so plausible and regrettable. We all know Congress doesn't have any desire to do anything to upset the Administration's applecart, and I have no reason to believe it would be any different with Romney at the helm. Yes, the Democrats would piss and moan and posture, but it would all be puppet theatre.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but wishful thinking on our part is not going to accomplish anything except to allow .gov to further molest us. We may not be in any worse position than before, but I truly do not believe we are in any better, either.
Edit:I guess I'm not the only one who thinks Cold Fury is right, that Roberts is a self-serving traitor. I just saw this linked at WRSA: "STUPID, STUPID JACKASSES. PART 1 (http://barnhardt.biz/).
"In other words, Chief Justice John Roberts emotionally operates on the same level as the average twelve year old girl, and just sold out not just the Republic, the Constitution and the entire American populace, but really the entire planet, because now that the United States is no more, the forces of evil will run absolutely rampant over the rest of the planet."
Ann gets a bit histrionic at times, but that's just her way. What she says is heartfelt, and considering how hot I get even _thinking_ about Obama, I sure can't throw any stones.