A humorous picture of Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner has gone viral after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold President Obama’s health care law.
The picture, which was actually taken on Wednesday, seems to be a telling reaction to how Thursday’s ruling went, with the Republican House Speaker about to cry and Democratic House Minority Leader celebrating, according to the Huffington Post.
Business Insider reports that the picture was taken by AP’s Pablo Martinez Monsivals, and “pretty much sums up what the two party leaders must be feeling right now.”
The Huffington Post reports that the picture began making the rounds on Twitter after the Supreme Court upheld most of the “Obamacare” bill. Pelosi was reportedly elated, tweeting “Victory for the American people!” and also calling Ted Kennedy’s widow, saying “Now, Teddy can rest.”
CBS News reports that Boehner was less than impressed, telling members that the Republicans are now even more resolved to repeal the health care law completely, moving to replace the bill step by step with health care reforms. Leaders encouraged members to not criticize the Supreme Court for their decision.
The Huffington Post asked readers to place a caption on the picture. One user, “TheMuckraker,” responded with:
“Nancy: ‘Is he crying yet? Let me know when he starts. Not yet? Is he? Almost? OK, let me know… cause y’know I dont think he’s wearin’ his big boy pants today…..yet?'”
User “blinddogroofer1974,” however, was less than thrilled, responding:
“I’ve always thought it particularly classless to take a bad photo of someone and pass it around. I think our leaders are a better reflection of us than we’d like, even the leaders we don’t like.”
What do you think of the Pelosi-Boehner picture that, for some, perfectly describes their reactions to the Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday?