It's amazing the similarities between sports and politics...
Longtime Michigan State fans are relishing the recent struggles of archrival Michigan. Wolverine fans have taunted, disparaged, mocked and ridiculed the Spartans for decades during which MSU occasionally fielded competitive football teams but more often than not proved to be mediocre, error-prone and devoid of composure when the chips were down.
But the insufferable Michigan fans, for so long full of themselves and exemplified by jackass running back Mike Hart, aren't quite so cocky these days. MSU has soundly defeated U-M five out of the last six times in football, and 2014 isn't looking great for the Skunk Bears' prospects.
In the same way, those who despise the uber-arrogant and narcissistic President Barack Obama and his equally delusional supporters are enjoying their own version of schadenfreude. This morning, a Washington, D.C., Circuit Court ruled that federal Obamacare subsidies are illegal in three dozen states, dealing a crippling blow to this disastrous health program.
You see, when this jerry-built law was cobbled together in the dark of night by a disgraceful gaggle of hacks, the language stated that the subsidies would be given through Obamacare exchanges set up and run by individual states. It turns out that 36 states neglected to set up their own exchanges, and Uncle Sam stepped in (Healthcare.gov) to get exchanges up-and-running in those states. As is its wont, the administration simply rewrote the law, ignoring the language and granting the subsidies through the federally run website.
The administration has been flailing away pathetically in both domestic and foreign policy for months, with the cascade of scandals, blunders and missteps becoming almost too voluminous to document. And in recent weeks, various court slapdowns -- (here's another one) -- have signaled the judicial branch's distress regarding the administration's gross overreach.
Times are tough in America these days. I am very unhappy with our present course. But, I think I can safely say legions of other conservatives share my joy at seeing the DC elitists get called on the carpet time and time again.