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Romney Criticizes Roberts ObamaCare Decision as 'Political, not based on Constitution'
CBS News via Twitter ^ | Wednesday, July 4, 2012 | Caroline Horn, Senior Producer for Politics, CBS News

Posted on 07/04/2012 4:33:47 PM PDT by kristinn

Caroline Horn‏@CNHorn

On @CBSEveningNews, @cbsjancrawford says Romney told her Roberts' opinion seemed political, not based on Constitution.


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Can't find an article for this yet. CBS will probably have something later.
1 posted on 07/04/2012 4:33:55 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Isn’t this kind of like Michael Moore telling people that they ought to go on a diet?


2 posted on 07/04/2012 4:37:47 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Mitt Romney is a handbasket driver. I refuse to ride.)
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To: kristinn

3 posted on 07/04/2012 4:39:53 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: kristinn

But . . . but . . . I saw reports elsewhere on FR that Romney had declared a moratorium on discussions of the SCOTUS ruling.


4 posted on 07/04/2012 4:47:24 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: kristinn

5 posted on 07/04/2012 4:47:48 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kristinn
CBS News article up now:

As for a previous report that Chief Justice John Roberts changed his mind in the Supreme Court ruling, Romney was asked about that. He said it made it look like the decision wasn't based on the Constitution, that maybe it was political and that the Court was concerned about the Court and its relationship with the other branches. He said that's something that only the chief justice will know, and if and when he decides to tell us could be sometime way in the future.

6 posted on 07/04/2012 4:48:30 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

See 5, with caption added.


7 posted on 07/04/2012 4:49:27 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kristinn; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; cva66snipe; Elvina; greyfoxx39; Hilda; ImpBill; kabar; ...

Romney: the king of the 3 day later comment. The “let me see the way the wind is blowing” guy of all guys.

What a leader — What a Man; What a Mouse: Mighty Mitt!


8 posted on 07/04/2012 4:50:32 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
Romney: the king of the 3 day later comment.

Sad, isn't it?
9 posted on 07/04/2012 4:54:58 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: kristinn

Hopefully Mittens listened to Mark Levin dissect the insane Judas Roberts decision and could come to no other conclusion afterwords.


10 posted on 07/04/2012 4:56:32 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Travis McGee

Are those ObamaBucks?


11 posted on 07/04/2012 4:56:36 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: kristinn

To say it was politics would be giving Roberts too much credit. It was PR, popularity ratings, legacy building before his epilepsy drives him from the court. Little did he know that his actions would forever equate his name with taking a dump.


12 posted on 07/04/2012 4:56:50 PM PDT by pallis
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To: jimbo123

I noticed that in the early debates, too. If someone got an applause line, when his turn came, he would always say, “Me too.”

He is such a follower.

He actually demonstrated that as gov of Massachusetts. The pic of him with Kennedy, et al, signing the RomneyCare bill is right on the money.

That’s Romney.

People don’t want to hear it, but that’s him.


13 posted on 07/04/2012 4:57:58 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

While I agree that Mitt looks wishy-washy here, it WAS his idiotic spokesman who said it....and he should fire him because it’s not the first time the guy has screwed up...

that being said, he does back up his interpretation based on the reading of the decision about the difference between state powers and fed powers...it’s the only way he can play this . He’s got to do more though..he’s got to say what he is going to replace it with (insurance across state lines, HSAs, competition, etc)as well as point out that taxes and wasteful bureaucracy of this monstrosity


14 posted on 07/04/2012 5:06:20 PM PDT by t2buckeye
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To: t2buckeye

see post #13


15 posted on 07/04/2012 5:07:52 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Travis McGee

I like it. Can somebody get it on the front page of the National Enquirer?


16 posted on 07/04/2012 5:10:26 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: xzins

Romney and his campaign advisors are not ready for prime time.

Eric Fehrnstrom seems to enjoy making stupid statements on MSNBC and CNN on a regular basis.

Beth Myers is clueless and the only one (besides Ann Coulter) who thinks Chris Christie would be a winning running mate

Matt Rhoades, the former BFF of Matt Drudge has decided to get married to a woman and now there’s the whole betrayal thing going on

They really need to get their act together. You would think they were on the Jeb Bush 2016 payroll.


17 posted on 07/04/2012 5:10:26 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: kristinn

Finally. Romney clarifies his position. Hopefully this is his ONLY position. And his team’s.

Even though I personally don’t have too much faith in Romney, but we conservatives should hold his/their feet to it .......


18 posted on 07/04/2012 5:10:51 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Para-Ord.45

I cannot believe this.

You people. Yes, you people.

Why aren’t you over on the Quix thread. Internecine warefare and dissing Romney seems to be all that really interests you.

Snarky. It’s a holiday week. Obama is off God knows where. Romney said something immediately. He says more 3 days later and there is nothing here.

Nothing but moaning and criticism.

I should have kept the promise to myself to stay on the doggy ping threads.


19 posted on 07/04/2012 5:20:40 PM PDT by altura
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To: kristinn

If Romney takes on “Roberts vs. The Constitution” as the central theme of his campaign, sells it, wins election, repeals ObamaCare, appoints Supreme Court Justices who, in their nomination hearings, all criticize the ruling in “Roberts vs. The Constitution” as at least questionable, then and only then will I give him props.


20 posted on 07/04/2012 5:25:17 PM PDT by sourcery (If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
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To: xzins

“Romney: the king of the 3 day later comment.”

Stop whining. This is not a game. Any reasonable person should at least take the time to read all the opinions and dissents before saying that the decision was political.


21 posted on 07/04/2012 5:25:29 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Any reasonable person should at least take the time to read all the opinions and dissents before saying that the decision was political.

I have. And more: I've read all the referenced precedents, and all the legal definitions of relevant terms from the late 18th and early 19th century dictionaires.

The more I researched it, the more convinced I became that the decision was political--or worse.

22 posted on 07/04/2012 5:28:03 PM PDT by sourcery (If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Are you really suggesting Romney read the opinions and dissents?


23 posted on 07/04/2012 5:30:49 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: kristinn
Romney Criticizes Roberts ObamaCare Decision as 'Political, not based on Constitution'

It was political. Designed solely to help Romney. And then Romney promptly threw him under the bus.

These people are a moral and political train-wreck.

24 posted on 07/04/2012 5:31:19 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (A Choice, not an Etch-A-Sketch. TomHoefling.com)
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To: kristinn

Well, at least he’s got his finger in the right wind, although I have next to zero faith that it will remain there for long.


25 posted on 07/04/2012 5:31:43 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I knew it instantly.

Bottom line: A “conservative” voting for massive, intrusive government.

What else is there to know? Only Flip Mitt and his ilk would be in the dark.


26 posted on 07/04/2012 5:32:29 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: kristinn
Romney Criticizes Roberts ObamaCare Decision as 'Political, not based on Constitution'

As if Romney ever cared a flying fig about the Constitution.

27 posted on 07/04/2012 5:32:53 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (A Choice, not an Etch-A-Sketch. TomHoefling.com)
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To: kristinn

Ronmey got that finger in the wind. Yup, the Conservatives are pissed off.


28 posted on 07/04/2012 5:36:01 PM PDT by Red Steel
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29 posted on 07/04/2012 5:37:02 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I knew it instantly.

Bottom line: A “conservative” voting for massive, intrusive government.

What else is there to know? Only Flip Mitt and his ilk would be in the dark.


30 posted on 07/04/2012 5:38:42 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: jimbo123

Yes. Are you assuming that he didn’t?


31 posted on 07/04/2012 5:38:53 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Red Steel

The severely conservative Romney has also become a severe constitutionalist it appears...


32 posted on 07/04/2012 5:40:54 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Yes. Are you assuming that he didn’t?

You are severely naive if really believe that Romney read the decision.
33 posted on 07/04/2012 5:43:08 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: kristinn

The RomneyCare mandate is political, not based on the Constitution, too!


34 posted on 07/04/2012 5:47:08 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: jimbo123
Holding his finger to the wind, Romney braves a response a week later.


35 posted on 07/04/2012 6:01:41 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: jimbo123
Sad, isn't it?

Terrible. Better he should join the mob and shoot from the hip without even being asked, when every bleacher bum in the park is yelling and screeching, and look like an insipid internet ninny with impulse control problems.

36 posted on 07/04/2012 6:04:17 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: xzins

Lord help us all.


37 posted on 07/04/2012 6:04:53 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: kristinn

I’m glad he has taken the stand, albeit belatedly. It is still important that he has called out Roberts.


38 posted on 07/04/2012 6:05:48 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: kristinn
I guess feels it is safe to be against it....took him long enough. God Bless our Country with this turd as our President.....Yes Yes better than Obama....I guess having someone substandard in conservatism is ok for most on here.
39 posted on 07/04/2012 6:09:53 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: hinckley buzzard; jimbo123

BS. Respected conservatives saw Roberts’ decision for what it was within minutes.

Bottom line: Roberts voted in favor of massive, intrusive government.

Anyone even vaguely familiar with the US Constitution knows that isn’t in there. In fact, they know that’s what it was designed to avoid.

It takes no shooting from the hip, HB, to know that a ruling saying “The government can pursue and persecute you by taxing you over what you are NOT doing” is a ridiculous finding in the Constitution.


40 posted on 07/04/2012 6:11:01 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: sourcery
then and only then will I give him props.

Well smell you. I'm sure you just gave the Romney team an anxiety attack.

41 posted on 07/04/2012 6:11:13 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard
Better he should join the mob and shoot from the hip without even being asked, when every bleacher bum in the park is yelling and screeching, and look like an insipid internet ninny with impulse control problems.

Just like his senior advisor Eric Fehrnstrom who went on PMSNBC and said that Romney considered that it was a penalty, not a tax? And now Romney is having to flip-flop again?
42 posted on 07/04/2012 6:11:13 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: RedMDer

That’s REALLY going to hurt!


43 posted on 07/04/2012 6:18:23 PM PDT by Principle Over Politics (Obamney or Rombama 2012. Two sides of the same coin. Pick your poisen!)
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Hey........Romney is actually obtaining some intestinal fortitude.........kewl.......


44 posted on 07/04/2012 6:22:56 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: xzins

LOL, some of you seem to be blowing this tweet by the CBS reporter completely out of proportion.

Here is Romney’s full statement about the supreme court decision (from 6 days ago):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp6d3JBLiAE


45 posted on 07/04/2012 6:28:15 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: kristinn

July 4, 2012 7:28 PM PrintText
Romney clarifies health care mandate position

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57466512/romney-clarifies-health-care-mandate-position/?tag=cbsContent;cbsCarousel

Video and article at link above.


46 posted on 07/04/2012 6:28:38 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: kristinn

Better link:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57466512/romney-clarifies-health-care-mandate-position/?tag=cbsnewsSectionContent.0


47 posted on 07/04/2012 6:31:51 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: kristinn
Romney went as far as he could without personally offending Roberts, whose good graces he may need for eight years. Romney had previously said that he agreed with the dissent. He also gave no credence to the spurious observations about Roberts limiting the Commerce Clause which some might have expected from him. Finally, he avoided the puerile "it's a tax" demagoguery.

Romney responded well to this decision. I am pleasantly surprised.

48 posted on 07/04/2012 6:32:42 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Yes, I heard that at the time. He wouldn’t say that ObamaCare violated the Constitution, but would agree that it was bad policy.

That (of course) was the predesigned pubbie talking point. It was everywhere.

Then we got the meatheads that were trying to sell the crapola that John Roberts was a genius chess player and all of us were imbecils.

Then we got harumph and garumph and let’s turn back to the economy.

It’s not like we don’t follow this stuff, BC.

NOW, Romney is able to say that it’s “not based on the Constitution.”


49 posted on 07/04/2012 6:34:43 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: hinckley buzzard
If he has any ex-McCain advises, they need to go. People want someone who will fight to win.
50 posted on 07/04/2012 6:53:53 PM PDT by opentalk
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