Administration Struggles to Defend Obamacare Tax

Administration spokesmen made the rounds of the Sunday talk shows today, crowing over the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision while simultaneously trying to deny the only ground on which that decision rested: the mandate is a tax. Here, White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew ran in circles for five minutes, trying not to admit that Obamacare was upheld solely on the ground that it is a tax:

You wonder sometimes whom these people are trying to fool. Presumably everyone who watches Fox News Sunday and the other Sunday morning news shows already knows that Obamacare was upheld as a tax. But the administration is behaving with respect to Obamacare as it did with regard to Fast and Furious: when uncomfortable questions are asked, its first impulse is to lie.