Obama Praises Court Health Ruling

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  • Obama hopes to fix what he flubbed the first time around: selling the unpopular law to voters.
  • He reminded voters that his GOP rival Mitt Romney supported a health care mandate as governor of Massachusetts. "I didn't do this because it was good politics," Obama said.
  • Obama acknowledged the law is not perfect. "The highest court in the land has now spoken. We will continue to implement this law" and improve it where necessary, he said.
  • The president, who has always insisted the mandate was not a tax, made no mention of the irony that he was saved constitutionally by the majority ruling that he was taxing those without insurance.