The winners . . .
WINNERS: Political operatives for each presidential campaign, who will have new fodder to make their case to the American people
WINNERS: Children with pre-existing conditions and young adults who can remain on their parents insurance plans. These provisions of the Affordable Care Act were in place at the time of the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling.
WINNER: Twitter, for being the place where many turned to hear official word of the Supreme Courts decision
The losers . . .
LOSERS: CNN and FOX news, two major TV news sources, blew it moments after the justices released their decision. News alerts by the two networks were quickly retracted as the Supreme Courts complex decision was digested and understood.
LOSERS: Pundits, who spent all week predicting that the individual mandate would be struck down, based on the governments oral arguments to the court earlier this year. Only a few correctly forecast this decision.
LOSERS: Everyone else who is still trying to figure out whether upholding the law is a good or bad thing for them
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who was both lauded and vilified for casting the deciding vote in the courts 5-4 decision