Locally, both parties planning future after health care ruling
TYLER - "The way the decision was written gave us an ugly win, but it is a win and we'll take it. At the same time it mobilizes the republican base so one step forward one step back", says David Henderson with the Smith County Democrats.
Republicans and democrats are speaking out after Thursday health care ruling.
Smith County Republican Ashton Oravetz says, "I am very unhappy I think it's going to be, set us up to give us socialized medicine basically because it's meant to fail. The only thing once it fails is we'll have socialized medicine."
While the stakes were high both sides are trying to figure out how exactly the ruling will affect the balance of power come November, and ironically they both agree on one thing.
"It energies the republican base," says Henderson. "You know people tend to be republican because they're angry anyway so this just further angers the republican base and they'll be much easier to mobilize particularly given the contradictions between the base and their candidate."
Oravetz agreed with Henderson, "I think the republican base will be energiesed more it's sort of like a final straw and that's why I think it will help Mitt Romney in the fall election. People are just upset about it because over 60-percent of the people wanted it completely declared invalid, the whole law."