Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Left discovers epistemic closure

Remember when it was the political Right who wouldn't listen to reason because our TVs are permanently tuned to Fox News?  When it comes to Obamacare, Nancy Pelosi found that her explanation of its Constitutionality - "are you serious?" - perfectly lucid.

Objective journalists like Jeffrey Toobin were predicting 7-2 or even 8-1 decisions for Obamacare, because, well all those other arguments against the legislation were just plain silly.
That’s what happened this week. There appears to be no question in the mind of anyone who read the transcripts or listened to the oral arguments that the conservative lawyers and justices made mincemeat out of the Obama administration’s advocates and the liberal members of the court.
This came as a startling shock to the liberals who write about the court.
Somebody is living in the epistemic closure cocoon.

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