The key Obama quote:

“I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint — that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law . . . Well, this is a good example.”

And there’s another quote where he says it’s a “political decision,” that the law won’t work without the mandate, and the Supremes should consider that.

But both these quotes are in the context of a strongly-stated assertion that the law is constitutional.

It’s bad rhetoric on Obama’spart, but we need to be clear about what he said today.

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