Talk about having your cake and eating it, too: President Obama’s various spokesmen are adamant that the individual mandate, which the Supreme Court ruled is constitutional as a tax, is not a tax. Indeed, Roberts’ ruling has thrown into chaos the president’s messaging machine, which has flopped from one position to the next as political expediency has warrented. Indeed, this whole episode is just more proof that Obama & Co. will say absolutely anything to get what they want, even if they contradict themselves from day to day.

Ben LaBolt, spokesman for the Obama campaign, appeared on television this morning to save some face for the president, who faces criticisms for lying about imposing new taxes on Americans. It seems the tack Team O intends to take is that the Supreme Court was wrong: