I wouldn't go that far. If you read liberal pages, such as Dean Esmay, there is also an outcry on the left that this is a detriment to the poor. That's a good point for a politically diverse group of people to agree on. :)
It's also good strategy.
The deciding judges may be on their own or this may indicate a split within the left. This is good if the idea is to create some public expression of dissent that may result in a reconsideration; it doesn't help the decision already made, but could help new ones.
You're right. I'm a Dem who thinks this decision went wayyyyyyy too far. And I have many friends of the same persuasion who agree with me.