Pelosi/Boehner Photo Goes Viral Thanks To Twitter

    June 29, 2012
    Amanda Crum

Thursday was a landmark day for some people as the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of upholding President Obama’s health care initiative, which would make Medicaid available for tens of thousands of people and change the rules about pre-existing conditions for all health care providers. The catch is that it would also make individual insurance mandatory for every U.S. citizen and would impose a tax otherwise.

That last part has a lot of people upset.

A lot of people took to social media yesterday to voice their opinions on the matter. A lot. So many, in fact, that I’m surprised the internet didn’t break. Among some of the funniest and most scathing comments were, of course, on Twitter, which is nothing new. However, what’s different about this topic is the photo that went viral to accompany it.

When the decision was announced, emotions ran high, and that is proven no better than it is in this picture of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is the picture of elation, standing next to House Speaker John Boehner, who looks a bit like a kid who just watched a bully take away his favorite toy.

Actually, it’s been reported that this photo was really taken a few hours before the ruling, but because of its obvious potential for hilarity, it’s being associated with the SCOTUS announcement.

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