I’m not feeling optimistic today.
Everything is part of God’s plan. Had Obamacare been destroyed, it would have triggered a major stock rally, as companies began to feel that Obama couldn’t run roughshod over the economy unchecked. It would have triggered a hiring wave, as companies suddenly felt they could afford to hire, without fear of insurance costs down the road. By November, these effects would have been clearly felt, and Obama and the media would have trumpeted how wonderfully the economy was finally recovering due to his brilliance. Since a lot of people just want to vote for the black guy, that would have allowed them to do it, and we could easily have had a second term.
As it stands now, Obama has completely intertwined his brand with Liberalism, progressives, the Left, the Democrats, and the whole idea of Big Government. They are the same in people’s heads.
With this ruling, it is almost guaranteed that the economy will be depressed well into the next term, when a Republican will hold that office.
With very little effort, Romney will undo Obamacare, and that, combined with the fact he is not Obama, will trigger a stock market rally, and a bettering of the economic situation.
By then, everyone will subconsciously associate Obama with failure, stupidity, and incompetence of the first order, and since Obama is tied to Liberalism in their heads, they will feel the same way about the left in general. And that feeling will last. Conversely, they will associate Republicans with economic success, and that too will persist for some time.
Again, this country, and our side, is blessed. And I say that as a former agnostic, who only believed in science. All of this will work out fine in the end.