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Health reform law an example of compassion, Romney says
CNN ^ | 9/26/2012 | Gregory Wallace

Posted on 09/26/2012 5:20:43 PM PDT by Alter Kaker

(CNN) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney pointed Wednesday to the Massachusetts health reform law he signed – and particularly its coverage of children – when asked about his compassion for middle class people.

Romney raised the law in an interview with NBC News. Conservatives have criticized Romney for supporting the law, which is similar to the health reform law signed by President Barack Obama. Romney has said his law was constitutional and appropriate in Massachusetts, but was not meant to be implemented nationally.

"I think throughout this campaign as well, we talked about my record in Massachusetts, don't forget - I got everybody in my state insured," Romney told NBC News, according to a quote on their website. "One hundred percent of the kids in our state had health insurance.

"I don't think there's anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record," he continued.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: compassionatecon; romney; romneycare; stupidparty

1 posted on 09/26/2012 5:20:46 PM PDT by Alter Kaker
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To: Alter Kaker

“Compassion for the middle class” = TAX REDUCTION, Willard! C’mon...


2 posted on 09/26/2012 5:21:59 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Alter Kaker

“appropriate in Massachusetts, but was not meant to be implemented nationally.”

Yeah, people in crazy Massachusetts might see it as compassionate, but the rest of the country views it very differently. Then again, I guess when it comes to the states, you have to let them do what they want to do. Even if it’s dumb.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 5:23:11 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Alter Kaker

Good grief.... Thank you republicans for nominating this moron...


4 posted on 09/26/2012 5:29:45 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Viennacon

“Then again, I guess when it comes to the states, you have to let them do what they want to do. Even if it’s dumb.”

It’s a damn shame we keep forgetting that.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 5:30:35 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Alter Kaker

I hope he had more to say than that


6 posted on 09/26/2012 5:31:48 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Alter Kaker

Crap, how in he!! did we end up with a candidate who can’t do any better than to actually brag about “getting health care” for his state? I mean, if that is now what the purpose of government is, why would anyone vote for the Republican, when the dem will promise to “get” a lot more than that for constituents.

This is starting to look like McClame all over again.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 5:32:29 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: Alter Kaker

once again a purposely misleading headline from CNN...


8 posted on 09/26/2012 5:38:44 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: jessduntno

This is why I can give Mitt a pass on Romneycare. I’m a big fan of state’s rights and if the morons in Mass wanted this, they can have it. That is VASTLY different from imposing a mutated version on the entire country without any sort of referendum, and with the majority of people dissenting. That is what we call “tyranny”.


9 posted on 09/26/2012 5:43:42 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Alter Kaker
The latest placard of the Romney campaign.


10 posted on 09/26/2012 5:46:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Alter Kaker

Anyone surprised?
Romney’s advisers have said “Romney will not repeal obamacare”.
Romney has said there are parts he likes.
Now it appears more and more Republicans are saying the same thing.


11 posted on 09/26/2012 5:47:46 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Alter Kaker

I don’t think there’s anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record,” he continued.
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HEY !!! Willard !!!

giving illegal aliens free health care and making the American taxpayers in MASS and in other states pay for it is not compassion, “empathy and care about the people of THIS country”

So out of touch, so little time, so much an ignorant liberal dork...


12 posted on 09/26/2012 5:50:34 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Alter Kaker

If a state wants to adopt that, fine. Those who dislike it can vote with their feet and move to another state. If it’s forced on the entire country, we have nowhere to go.


13 posted on 09/26/2012 5:50:45 PM PDT by Jake8898
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To: svcw
Romney’s advisers have said “Romney will not repeal obamacare”.

Anybody who thinks this man is a conservative is a sucker. Unfortunately, what's the alternative?

14 posted on 09/26/2012 5:59:27 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker

I agree.
Unfortunately, there are many who are so desperate to rid the world of obama, they are ignoring who Romney is.
Is there an alternative, not after Romney destroyed the conservatives in the primary.


15 posted on 09/26/2012 6:05:54 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Alter Kaker

FACE PALM ALERT!


16 posted on 09/26/2012 6:06:48 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: Alter Kaker

*face palm*

someone please inform Mittens he is supposed to try and win this thing


17 posted on 09/26/2012 6:07:34 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: svcw
I agree. Unfortunately, there are many who are so desperate to rid the world of obama, they are ignoring who Romney is.

At least McConnell and boehner are more or less standing up to Obama's agenda. Do you think they'll stand up to Romney's liberalism?

18 posted on 09/26/2012 6:18:13 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: All

It is not a Constutional prerogative of the government to be compassionate. That is the job of the citizens, the private sector.


19 posted on 09/26/2012 6:20:50 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: Viennacon

The people of Mass. did not vote for RomneyCare it imposed on them just as ObamaCare was on the Nation. Romney said he was proud of RomneyCare. How anyone could have believed he was not for national health care did not want to listen to the truth. He 1st said he would give waivers, then he said he would repeal, then it was repeal and replaced. Now we know he is going to give us a name change. If Romney wins ObamaCare will be known as RomneyCare and we will be told it is a victory.


20 posted on 09/26/2012 6:22:57 PM PDT by brightright
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To: Tennessee Nana; GeronL
You know the Drill.

The RINO Cycle of Betrayal.

21 posted on 09/26/2012 6:32:18 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: brightright

The people of Mass. did not vote for RomneyCare it imposed on them just as ObamaCare was on the Nation. Romney said he was proud of RomneyCare. How anyone could have believed he was not for national health care did not want to listen to the truth. He 1st said he would give waivers, then he said he would repeal, then it was repeal and replaced. Now we know he is going to give us a name change. If Romney wins ObamaCare will be known as RomneyCare and we will be told it is a victory.


Willard also said he didn’t mind being called the grandfather of Obamacare. :::face palm:::: So I can indeed imagine Willard declaring Obamacare should really be called Romney care.

I’ve actually stopped counting how many times I’ve heard Willard say something so freakin’ stupid. Yes, I do know that Obama has also said some very stupid things. BUT is it too much to ask for the candidate opposing Obama to at least attempt to put foward (pardon) a winning campaign?


22 posted on 09/26/2012 6:32:55 PM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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To: Tennessee Nana; GeronL; cripplecreek
You know the Drill.

The RINO Cycle of Betrayal.

23 posted on 09/26/2012 6:32:55 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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24 posted on 09/26/2012 6:46:44 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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To: Alter Kaker
Romney said he would repeal Obamacare. He's said it multiple times, in the debates, and on the campaign trail. If he waffles on this, many people will not vote. He needs to come out strongly in the debates that he will definitely have repealing Obamacare as his number one priority.

We have to elect enough senators to do this. Counting the days here. . 42 today. . Seems like a long wait.

60-70% of Americans want Obamacare repealed!

Code Red Rally


25 posted on 09/26/2012 8:32:30 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Art in Idaho

He says he wants to “repeal and replace.” Who knows what that means — it’s very scary. Once a sizable number of Republicans back ObamaCare or ObamaCare Lite you’ll know it’s here to stay.


26 posted on 09/26/2012 9:10:20 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker
He says he want to "repeal and replace."

Yeah, I heard that. Hey Mitt, how about replacing Obamacare with the free market and tort reform? Keep government out of healthcare!

27 posted on 09/26/2012 10:26:24 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Alter Kaker

No


28 posted on 09/27/2012 7:51:43 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Viennacon
"Then again, I guess when it comes to the states, you have to let them do what they want to do. Even if it’s dumb."

If he becomes president, he's going to have a huge federal subsidy to help the states "want to do". It'll be termed a voluntary program, but the effect will be the same.

29 posted on 09/27/2012 9:36:48 AM PDT by DannyTN
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