The fallout from the Supreme Court’s historic ruling Thursday upholding the health care reform law clarified a key distinction between the two parties. Republicans reaffirmed their commitment to turning back the clock and Democrats insisted on letting go of past battles and moving on.
“The Supreme Court has spoken. The matter is settled,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). “With millions of Americans still struggling in this tough economy, we can’t look back. We need to look forward.”
“Now that all three branches of government have ratified the law, the time for quarreling is over. The time for disputing its validity is over,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). “Congress should now return to its full time focus: the issue of jobs and the economy.”
“Politics be damned, this is about what we came to do,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
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