Court-packing, understood

Now I better understand FDR's effort to pack the Supreme Court in the 1930s after the noble justices declared parts of the New Deal unconstitutional…

E.J. Dionne nails it here:

Liberals should learn from this display that there is no point in catering to today???s hard-line conservatives. The individual mandate was a conservative idea that President Obama adopted to preserve the private market in health insurance rather than move toward a government-financed, single-payer system. What he got back from conservatives was not gratitude but charges of socialism ??? for adopting their own proposal.

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