That Nancy Pelosi today wore her lucky purple pumps (just like when ObamaCare passed!*) became a bit of a thing, mentioned in the Twitterverse, the blogosphere and the cable news world. This magical thinking could mean more to the former speaker than the Constitution. Who knows? Democrats insisted the individual mandate was not a tax, liberal apologists pointed to the truck-sized constitutional loophole known as the commerce clause and the then Speaker Pelosi famously asked “are you serious?” to a question about the constitutionality of ObamaCare. And the purple pumps seem a much sounder basis for what Pelosi identifies as the right to healthcare (via tax!) than anything in the Constitution, real or imagined.
*It passed “like a kidney stone,” but it passed.
Complete Reason coverage of ObamaCare.