Jay Cost says the problem the left has is they never expose themselves to views other than their own:
The problem for the left is that they do not have a lot of interaction with conservatives, whose intellects are often disparaged, ideas are openly mocked, and intentions regularly questioned. Conservative ideas rarely make it onto the pages of most middle- and high-brow publications of news and opinion the left frequents. So, liberals regularly find themselves surprised when their ideas face pushback.Hopefully the shock and awe will become complete and Obamacare will be unceremoniously struck from the books. However the left will cling to the hope that the Constitution doesn't really mean that much to the Supreme Court and they'll just uphold it to avoid creating problems for Congress. Greg Sargent of The Plumline actually suggested that as a possibility.
I think that is exactly what happened with Obamacare. The attitude of President Obama (a former con law lecturer at the University of Chicago, no less!), Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid was very much that they are doing big, important things to help the American people, why wouldn’t that be constitutional? No less an important Democratic leader as the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee cited the (nonexistent) “good and welfare clause” to justify the mandate.
I've got news for Greg - the Supreme Court does not see its job as making things easier for Congress. If Congress makes a huge mess, as they have with Obamacare, it will be Congress' problem to clean it up. That's why Justice Scalia said the court would not be wading through the 2,700 page bill and picking out the good parts. That's the job of the lawmakers.
And they'll be busy.