Conservatives conclude: Justice Roberts Upheld Obamacare Because Of Epilepsy Medication

After yesterday’s landmark ruling by the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts — a George W. Bush appointee —  was due for dissection by Republicans after upholding ObamaCare’s individual mandate, and he is being sliced and diced. The most outrageous statements thus far, have come to light, some hysterically dramatic, but this one, is ‘special.’ Conservatives are trying to link the side effects of Justice Roberts’ epilepsy medication to his decision. No, really.










On his radio show yesterday, far, far, far (did I mention far?) right-wing host Michael Savage — who has previously called autism a “phony disease” — claimed that Roberts’ epilepsy is the root cause of his “cognitive dissociation” in the Obamacare ruling:

Think Progress reports:

Let’s talk about Roberts. I’m going to tell you something that you’re not going to hear anywhere else, that you must pay attention to. It’s well known that Roberts, unfortunately for him, has suffered from epileptic seizures. Therefore he has been on medication. Therefore neurologists will tell you that medication used for seizure disorders, such as epilepsy, can introduce mental slowing, forgetfulness and other cognitive problems. And if you look at Roberts’ writings you can see the cognitive dissociation in what he is saying.

In lockstep, in ad nauseam, Bryan Fischer followed suit with the same wild eyed Republican assertion. And then, The Drudge Report followed the same desperate conclusion.

I thought — and obviously failed in my thinking– that the SCOTUS is supposed to uphold justice, not bias. I read somewhere that ‘Justice is blind.’

Uhh…I take seizure meds and trust me, nothing will make me vote against my beliefs, which do not envelope the Conservative/Republican party. (cue: Republican readers declaring that seizure meds are the reason I’m an eeevil Socialit, Marxist, Maoist, librul).


  • Howard Pepper

    Hadn’t heard all this. Thanks for passing it along. Indeed, Savage has one strange way of thinking! Occasionally seems reasonable and even compassionate, other times illogical and irrational beyond belief.

    • rapidfx

      Sort of like every human on the planet?

      • Howard Pepper

        I get your drift… good point. Still, there are degrees and he is off the charts!

        I find a number of the “true conservatives” (by their self-label) to be so, and very rarely any of the supposed “radical leftists,” tho they can be inconsistent of course, also.

  • RankoNanko

    Sometimes you jsut have to throw your hands up in the air and shout, Whos your Daddy!

  • Vpnxpert

    The Republicans keep giving the American People more reason’s to run away from them every single day.

  • Mictrip

    Epilepsy is a phony disease.. Oh Mike, Mike, Mike! When will you realize all diseases are phony, any insurance company will tell you that. Dont forget to pay your premium. Unless you cant afford insurance, in which case your lazy ans should die.

  • Hugh Greentree

    Bullchips. There is no conservative consensus. Stop trying to make all conservatives sound like loons just because you can find a few people with strange ideas.

    • Anomaly

      Who said “all”. These are your pundits and writers. Embrace them.

  • girdyerloins

    My sister, who is 69, mildly retarded AND epileptic, and I laugh ourselves sick when I tell her about nonsense like this. She speaks three languages and she and I go back and forth regularly from English to Spanish in our conversations and I STILL think she makes far more sense than most republicans I have met.
    Epilepsy meds influenced Robert’s decision, my foot.
    Is there something in the water? The air? This sort of stuff would be funny (and it is, too) if it wasn’t also so monumentally dangerous.

  • banjobob

    Of course, nonothings like Savage and Drudge would come up with something like this. They can’t believe one of their most reliable fascists could ever stray from the party line……but while Roberts did the right thing, let’s not get carried away….anyone who thinks he’s now a middle of the roader or liberal needs to remember his prior rulings.

  • Drdavis316

    can we get a copy of the decission roberts make