by Nicole Flatow
On March 26, American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson stood up to Bill O’Reilly and stood by the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor.”
She countered his “polemic exaggeration” with the “calm and factual,” even explaining that the penalty for not purchasing health care is justified under the power to tax.
O’Reilly, exasperated by his inability to match Fredrickson’s factual assertions, concluded with his prediction that the law would be struck down by the Supreme Court.
“If I’m wrong,” he said, “I will come on and I will play your clip, and I will apologize for being an idiot.”