Rahm Emanuel relieved Obama didn’t listen to his advice not to pursue health care law

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told the Chicago Tribune that the Supreme Court’s healthcare decision was “historic” and that it was a good thing President Obama ignored his warnings about the political perils of tackling health care.

Said Emanuel: “I gave him my advice. I told him many times (about) the political cost of doing this. And thank God for the country, he didn’t listen to me.”

He added that having Chief Justice John Roberts, a Republican appointee, tip the balance of the court was “rich with irony.”

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