Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling Celebrated by Hollywood
A landmark day in Washington, DC made waves across the nation.
The decision was a razor-thin 5-4, and the political parties fired out polar opposite responses. But in Hollywood, the reaction was clear: the Supreme Court's upholding of the Affordable Care Act was a reason to celebrate.
As soon as Chief Justice John Roberts finished reading his decision -- and the news networks all arrived on the correct headline -- celebrities let out tweets of joy. That shouldn't come as much of a surprise; President Obama has been spending a significant amount of time on the left coast, raising money from the left-leaning, deep pocketed big wigs of the entertainment industry.
Here's a sampling of the excitement Hollywood celebrities shared online:
Obama Health Care passes!The wing nuts must be boiling!!!— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 28, 2012
A bad day for insurance companies, a good day for the 50,000,000 uninsured: Supreme Court upholds Obama health-care law washingtonpost.com/politics/supre…— moby (@thelittleidiot) June 28, 2012
Set alarm 2hear Supreme court decision on pres Obama's health plan! It WAS UP HELD! I literally jumped out of bed started doing snoopy dance— Cher (@cher) June 28, 2012
Most impt part of Obama victory today is that insurance companies can no longer deny coverage because someone has a pre-existing condition— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 28, 2012
The right wing has just had their worst smackdown since the day O was elected. The path of history continues to head toward univ health care— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 28, 2012
Um for those who want to move to Canada bcuz of obamacare, u may want to look up Canada healthcare on Wikipedia. Just sayin— christina applegate (@1capplegate) June 28, 2012
Barack is so smoking a cigarette right now.— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) June 28, 2012
The best part of the Supreme Court decision on #Obamacare is the passage where John Roberts drops the mic.— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) June 28, 2012
Wow. John Roberts actually practiced good law. I'm shocked. Well done sir.— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) June 28, 2012
Breaking News: It's a terrific day in America. I'm gonna go out and get wildly sick.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) June 28, 2012
SCOTUS ObamaCare decision:Even a broken clock........— AB (@alecbaldwin) June 28, 2012
If the right wing had won this, they'd be screaming REVOLUTION in the streets.What ought we do?— AB (@alecbaldwin) June 28, 2012
We are required to have car insurance. Isn't a mandate to have health insurance a similar concept?? What are your thoughts? #peetepoll— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) June 28, 2012
Court says yes, 5-4, to Obamacare. Thanks. We needed that. reut.rs/MsIPCd— Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) June 28, 2012
I'm ecstatic over Supreme court upholding Obama care ! Compassion rules— Deepak Chopra (@DeepakChopra) June 28, 2012