Chief Justice Roberts is playing the long game
"The United States of America, July 4, 1776 to June 28, 2012. May she rest in peace. I went to bed last night a free man and woke up this morning a slave to the state. Ronald Reagan was right. We must now tell our children of the time when we were free."
So wrote a distraught author of a comment on the conservative PowerLine.com blog, immediately after the Supreme Court's upholding of the Affordable Care Act was announced.
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