But for millions of Americans, it was just another bad day without the economic security of a job. The unemployment rate has held above 8% for 40 straight months. It ticked up to 8.2% in May, and would actually be around 11% if labor force participation wasn't at record lows.
A recent Gallup survey found that 31% of Americans say the economy is their top concern. Another 25% cite unemployment. And health care? Just 6% say it's their No. 1 issue.
So the court ruling has thrown ObamaCare into the middle of a tight presidential race. It has motivated the GOP and Democrat bases, and will no doubt continue to provide fodder for cable news, talk radio and Twitter. But ObamaCare in all likelihood will not be the main issue of the election. Swing voters are far more concerned about jobs and the economy. And there's little to celebrate on that front.
I would love it if someone would compile all the times the administration has claimed "now" they were going to focus on the economy or "after I get back from vacation" he'll focus on the economy.
It would really be something to see, all the claims that never came true.
The unemployment rate is not going to get better. The Fed's already said so. That's why Barack would rather talk about anything but employment. We're like a third world nation right now. We haven't had unemployment like this since the Great Depression so this is the first time in my lifetime that I've ever seen this.
Obama is not working.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Monday: