Anthony Weiner Both Realistic, Delusional About Health-Care Reform’s Fate

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: Congressman Anthony Weiner speaks at 'Tea Party' a panel discussion at the 2010 New Yorker Festival at DGA Theater on October 2, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images the New Yorker) Photo: Amy Sussman/2010 Getty Images

Today, on the one-year birthday of the signing of health-care reform, Congressman Anthony Weiner made a pessimistic prediction: The Supreme Court, in a partisan, 5–4 decision, will likely find the individual mandate unconstitutional. Whether most Democrats would be willing to admit it, that's certainly a possible outcome — nobody really knows what the Supreme Court will do. But Weiner actually isn't too worried about it, because if the individual mandate is struck down, "the solution is going to be offering something everyone agrees is constitutional and that's the public option in the exchange." And that's going to get through Congress ... how? [TPM DC]