Like the rapid fire scrawl of green-code in The Matrix, Twitter was abuzz with (sometimes erroneous) reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the health care law. Both CNN and Fox News wrongly reported the law’s individual mandate had been struck down. But when the dust settled, officials and pundits elbowed in to react to the momentous ruling along familiar partisan divides.
SCOTUS decision just did what Obama/Romney been unable to do, energize both bases. D’s celebrating. R’s more determined to repeal it.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) June 28, 2012
Illinois representative Luis Gutierrez had a reaction typical of Democrats who were overjoyed that President Obama’s signature piece of legislation was upheld. Many Republicans began engaging in a push to repeal and replace “Obamacare” and 2008 McCain National Hispanic co-chair Ana Navarro says both sides are digging in and more energized than before.
Brearking down individual mandate: Cosco membership for healthcare. The more ppl who pay in, the lower everyone’s healthcare cost! #ACA
— Maria TeresaKumar (@MariaTeresa1) June 28, 2012
With the Supreme Court ruling that the individual mandate was a tax, Republicans like Florida Senator Marco Rubio embraced the idea of the president raising taxes. But Voto Latino’s Maria Teresa Kumar likened the health care law to a Costco membership, with the idea of lowering overall costs by more people pitching in.
Many Latinos embraced the Supreme Court’s ruling.
@NBCLatino it’s a victory for everyone. Some people just don’t get it, but this is good.
— Estre (@estre777) June 28, 2012
— WendyCarrillo (@wendycarrillo) June 28, 2012
Influential non-profit Latinos in Social Media, the largest group of professional Hispanics engaged in social media, will hold a live Twitter chat on the health care ruling and the Latino community at 9 p.m. ET using the #LATISM hashtag conversation.