In the moments following the ruling, both CNN and Fox News mistakenly reported the opposite of what happened, claiming that the Court had struck down the mandate as unconstitutional. Though these issues were corrected moments later, they nevertheless spread quickly around the Internet and became the subject of heated discussion (and mockery) as the day wore on.
But this was just a small fraction of the commentary and discussion happening online surrounding the decision and its reporting. Other common targets for humor included Mitt Romney's and John Boehner's reactions to the ruling, conservatives who somewhat confusedly tweeted that they were moving to Canada out of anger with the decision and, of course, the usual folks asking very basic questions about what was going on in the world around them. This list collects the funniest, strangest and most memorable reactions to the Obamacare Supreme Court ruling.
If Romney were Reagan: "Mr. Gorbachev! Tear down this wall ... that I inspired, designed, and built!"— Joel Mathis (@joelmmathis) June 28, 2012
Charm of the South
Joseph Biden Parody Account
Breaking: SCOTUS decides 5-4 CNN can be replaced with The Onion. #ObamaCare— Joseph Biden (@TheVPBiden) June 28, 2012
We probably wouldn't be in this mess if they called it the "ADORABLE Care Act" like I suggested. #Obamacare— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) June 28, 2012
This healthcare decision is out of hand. Someone just gave me a prostate exam in the street. Is that guy a doctor?!— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) June 28, 2012
"The buildup to this healthcare decision seems overhyped." --LeBron James— Andy Borowitz (@BorowitzReport) June 28, 2012
Years from now conservatives will recall where they were when they heard that John Roberts had assassinated America. #daythemusicdied— TBogg (@tbogg) June 28, 2012