When the Supreme Court voted Thursday to uphold most of the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as Obamacare, both Facebook and Twitter were thrumming with buzz about it.
On Twitter, #AffordableCareAct and #Obamacare were trending almost immediately. Several folks, upset about the ruling, declared they were so unhappy they were going to move to...Canada. Others, recognizing the irony and humor in that statement, had a great time retweeting it.
Other heavily retweeted jokes were intentional. Such as this @BorowitzReport's "#SCOTUS UPDATE: Romney Blasts Supreme Court, Calling Affordable Care Act 'Worst Idea I Ever Had,'" and @GerryDuggan's "Against Obamacare? Just pretend it’s a taxpayer funded corporate bailout for your immune system."
The Twitterverse also had a field day after CNN's initial, inaccurate report that the individual mandate was struck down. BuzzFeed pulled together the top 25 funniest tweets about it, such as @Dr_Cop's "Dewey Defeats Obamacare" and @StevePlace's "Fortunately, the CNN producer who was just fired will now have health care under #ObamaCare."
Folks had plenty of fun on Facebook, too.
From the People's Boycott page:
This satirical article from the Onion, "Republicans, Leukemia Team Up to Repeal Health Care Law," was also heavily shared.
This telling picture, of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) went viral:
What were your favorites?