We knew that no matter how the Supreme Court ruled on ObamaCare Thursday, each side would likely use the decision as a rallying call for their base this November. But with the support for ObamaCare coming from Chief Justice John Roberts rather than the often swing voting Justice Anthony Kennedy, a fly may be in the ointment of the Obama campaign team’s plan to run against a partisan, mostly conservative court. With polls showing the race tight and additional polls showing most Americans wanted this law overturned – might this be an opportunity for Romney?

Democrats in Washington D.C. may also be doing themselves a disservice with instances of “spiking the football” for the affirmation of their unpopular law– Nancy Pelosi throwing a party and the DNC executive director tweeting “It’s Constitutional. Bitches” may rub some people the wrong way.

Furthermore, Roberts’ defense of the mandate as a taxing power rather than constitutional under the Commerce Clause, challenges claims made by the president that the healthcare law “isn’t a tax.”

On “Real News” Thursday the panel discussed how these developments will play out in the general election campaign:

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