House Republicans (Briefly) Celebrate Victory on Healthcare Ruling

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June 28 2012 2:21 PM

House Republicans (Briefly) Celebrate Victory on Healthcare Ruling

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Some House Republicans apparently got caught up in the confusion and hysteria swirling around the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act this morning. Maybe it was because CNN and Fox News reported falsely that the individual mandate had been struck down -- which produced the great homage (above) to Harry Truman, who in 1948 held up a newspaper that read "Dewey Defeats Truman" after he actually eked out a narrow win. Or maybe they could just smell blood in the water.

In any case, via the Sunlight Foundation's Politwoops, several lawmakers were forced to do some triage on their Twitter accounts when it became clear the law had survived:

BuckMcKeon

Buck McKeon ( R )

Breaking: #Obamacare individual mandate ruled unconstitutional. More to come...

Buck McKeon Deleted about 3 hours ago after 17 minutes, originally posted via web

DarrellIssa

Darrell Issa ( R )

RT @repjustinamash: This is a big win for #liberty & the #Constitution.

Darrell Issa Deleted about 4 hours ago after 9 minutes, originally posted via Mobile Web


virginiafoxx

Virginia Foxx ( R )

#UNCONSTITUTIONAL#SCOTUS overturns #Obamacare's individual insurance #mandate. Developing...

Virginia Foxx Deleted about 4 hours ago after 6 minutes, originally posted via web

RepDennisRoss

Dennis Ross ( R )

Individual Mandate ruled unconstitutional. Let Freedom Ring.

Dennis Ross Deleted about 4 hours ago after 2 minutes, originally posted via web


TomRooney

Tom Rooney ( R )

Breaking - #SupremeCourt strikes #individualmandate. Great news for American people, victory for constitution. #Obamacare

Tom Rooney Deleted about 4 hours ago after 1 minute, originally posted via web


repaaronschock

Aaron Schock ( R )

Individual Mandate ruled unconstitutional...still developing....

Aaron Schock Deleted about 4 hours ago after 1 minute, originally posted via TweetDeck



Matt Taylor is a reporter living in Brooklyn. He was the political correspondent for the National Memo and a staff reporter at his hometown newspaper, The East Hampton Star. He's a contributor to Newsweek/The Daily Beast. You can reach him on Twitter @matthewt_ny