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Romney cites his healthcare law as proof of his compassion
LA Times ^ | September 26, 2012 | Seema Mehta

Posted on 09/26/2012 7:23:28 PM PDT by conservativefreak

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1 posted on 09/26/2012 7:23:31 PM PDT by conservativefreak
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To: conservativefreak

What better way of proving you are a better candidate than your socialist opponent than to describe to the public how you are just like him?


2 posted on 09/26/2012 7:26:00 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: conservativefreak

Think we better resign ourselves to the fact that he’s been campaigning for president for 5 years now. If he was capable of figuring out how to run a proper campaign, he would have figured it out by now.

Apparently he’s got another ad running today where he emphasizes how both he and Obama care about the middle class.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 7:28:21 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: South40

Amen!


4 posted on 09/26/2012 7:28:26 PM PDT by doc1019 (Turn Medina into a glass parking lot and all this crap will stop.)
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To: conservativefreak

He’s in a tough place...can’t attack his own law while not supporting Obamacare.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 7:28:34 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: South40

just luvs me some “compassionate conservatism”...


6 posted on 09/26/2012 7:28:56 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: conservativefreak

Oh boy, here we go. It’s 1994 all over again. Who can forget that by the time that senate campaign wound down Romney was “more compassionate, more gay friendly, more enthusiastic about abortion, more liberal” than Teddy Kennedy. And the race that Romney led at the beginning quickly turned into a Kennedy landslide.

This guy Romney is such a freaking coward...

Pray for America.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 7:31:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: South40

Romney does not understand the limitations placed on government by the founders. It is not the role of government to be compassionate. Taking from some to give to others is the foundation of tyranny. We have become a tyranny and are no more a constitutional republic.


8 posted on 09/26/2012 7:31:26 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: JediJones

No point in saying things nobody but us would agree with unless you want to lose. The ad is good.


9 posted on 09/26/2012 7:31:58 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Well stated, thank you.


10 posted on 09/26/2012 7:32:40 PM PDT by doc1019 (Turn Medina into a glass parking lot and all this crap will stop.)
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To: TurboZamboni
During Bush's years in office I had 'friends' who defended his liberal policies by saying he advertised them before being elected and did so by calling them 'compassionate conservatism'.

They are no longer friends.

11 posted on 09/26/2012 7:32:45 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: South40

The difference is that in Massachusetts it was constitutional and it is what the people wanted.
At the Federal level it is unconstitutional and the majority did not want it.

The point is that Romney is not without compassion and worked within the letter of the MA constitution as well as the US constitution.


12 posted on 09/26/2012 7:32:52 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Yup.


13 posted on 09/26/2012 7:33:45 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

I will take my chances with Romney.


14 posted on 09/26/2012 7:35:25 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JediJones
Apparently he’s got another ad running today where he emphasizes how both he and Obama care about the middle class.

It seems sometimes like BOTH candidates don't want to win, but OBOBO has the MSM to sit on any news or gaffes detrimental to OBOBO.


15 posted on 09/26/2012 7:35:44 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: All

6 weeks out is no time to start shooting at our candidate.
Obama has a target on him as big as the moon.


16 posted on 09/26/2012 7:37:08 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: conservativefreak

Oh good grief! Well, he’s not Obama...he’s a democrat but Obama is communist. I will vote for the rat-faced elephant.


17 posted on 09/26/2012 7:37:46 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: conservativefreak
I'm waiting for him to say, “I am severely compassionate.” That should fix it just like, “I am a severe conservative”, fixed it.
18 posted on 09/26/2012 7:37:46 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: mylife
The word “insurance” does not appear in the Massachusetts Constitution. However, that Constitution’s “Declaration of Rights” says: “All people are born free and equal and have certain natural, essential and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness.”

How does a mandate that forces a man to surrender some of his liberty and some of his property in purchasing a government-approved health-insurance policy comport with the natural rights to liberty and property expressly protected by the Massachusetts Constitution?

19 posted on 09/26/2012 7:37:57 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: conservativefreak

This guy is making me rethink my disdain for Juan McCain.


20 posted on 09/26/2012 7:40:15 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: Louis Foxwell
The point that is often missed and never reported on by the Obamedia is that Romney stresses that the Mass HC plan was a state decision and that any other attempts to insure people through taxation should also be a state decision. In talking about that in Las Vegas he said that is why he supported states being able to opt out of Obama Care and it is also why he would move to kill it as a National law.

A point brought up in Ohio is that since the Supremes agreed with the Obama flip flop that said this was a tax and not a penalty, it is now illegal because taxes must originate in and be approved by congress. Obamacare was not sold as a tax in the legislative process.

21 posted on 09/26/2012 7:40:21 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: mylife

The people of mASS got what they wanted and deserved. Romney should say “they will be bankrupt at their own fault and he does not want that for the RED states. The BLUE states can eat each orher and go to Hell. The RED states can eat what they want even if Moochelle objects!” If Romney said that it would help him, but I think he will not.


22 posted on 09/26/2012 7:41:23 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: mylife
Wow. I thought he would show he true colors but I thought he would wait until after the election. At least I more than warned FRiends around here what a fraud he was. I didn't think I would be proved right so soon. You ABO folks have gotten us into a big mess. Oh well. Hopefully November 7th we can start kicking Romney to the curb after the first term and put in Bachmann, Santorum, or a conservative. Enough of these mushy Republicans. It is embarrassing and sad to see FREEPER loving Romney especially when they know full well what a liberal he is. He is about 2 percent better than Obama.
23 posted on 09/26/2012 7:43:10 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: South40

Our states are laboratory’s of freedom.
The Majority of liberal jackasses in Ma wanted it and the got it.
These are folks that gave Kennedy, Frank, and Kerry lifetime positions.

At the National level we have rejected this liberal crap, but Obama and Pelosi shoved it down our throat stifling the voice of the majority.

Romney did no such thing. He merely did what his constituents wanted.


24 posted on 09/26/2012 7:43:23 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

The people of mASS got what they wanted and deserved. Romney should say “they will be bankrupt at their own fault and he does not want that for the RED states. The BLUE states can eat each orher and go to Hell. The RED states can eat what they want even if Moochelle objects!” If Romney said that it would help him, but I think he will not.


25 posted on 09/26/2012 7:44:30 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: napscoordinator

Stay home. Don’t vote.
Reelect Obama.
The national debt and the SCOTUS are of no concern /S


26 posted on 09/26/2012 7:45:18 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Romney did no such thing. He merely did what his constituents wanted.

Actually, he did just that as there are many in that state who did not want it; that means they were robbed of their constitutional freedoms.

Obamacare and Romneycare are both wrong. They are wrong because the idea that government — at any level — can force a person to buy something against his or her will is not only a bad idea, it is repugnant to the foundational idea of our republic: that we all have a God-given right to liberty.

27 posted on 09/26/2012 7:46:16 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: All

Weasel words from Obama and the LA times

Romney’s remarks on his healthcare law prompted a retort from the Obama camp.
“Mitt Romney is working overtime to rehabilitate his image after being caught writing off half of all Americans to a room of high-dollar donors. But his warm and fuzzy rhetoric doesn’t match up with his policies, principles or priorities,” Obama’s deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, said in a statement. “In fact, while Mitt Romney held up the Massachusetts healthcare law as evidence of his empathy for people, minutes later he promised to repeal Obamacare, which is modeled after his own law.”


28 posted on 09/26/2012 7:48:12 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: conservativefreak

Earlier this evening there were several threads with the main theme ... we should all vote (blindly) for Romney because he is different than Obama and would give us America back. All that apposed this logic were condemned for being un-American and other less appealing names.

I see but little difference between the two and therefore will not leave my warm and comfortable home to brave the cold just to vote for Obama lite.


29 posted on 09/26/2012 7:48:55 PM PDT by doc1019 (Turn Medina into a glass parking lot and all this crap will stop.)
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To: JediJones

More of your anti Romney BS that smells like Paul bot troll BS.

Show the link of this supposed AD or zip it.


30 posted on 09/26/2012 7:49:50 PM PDT by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: conservativefreak

I like Rush and I know he just really wants Obama out of office but Mitt Romney is a disaster. He can’t draw a sharp contrast because their isn’t one. I’m not a Newt fan either but if the GOP is going to lose they should at least lose with a candidate who would describe clearly who Obama is and listening to Newt I often think he would have done a better job throwing those types of verbal bombs. As it is Romney will lose calling Sheik Obama a “Nice Guy”.


31 posted on 09/26/2012 7:50:07 PM PDT by wiseprince
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To: doc1019

Throwing the baby out with the bath water are we?


32 posted on 09/26/2012 7:50:44 PM PDT by Frapster (ugh)
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To: All

From a freeper earlier, “cant wait to start removing Romney from office in 2016”


33 posted on 09/26/2012 7:51:08 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: mylife

I am voting for Romney but if you guys keep picking these creeps, you really won’t tell the difference between Democrats and Republicans. You specifically are the type who would vote for Bloomburg if he had a Republican name after him. When does this nonsense stop????


34 posted on 09/26/2012 7:51:08 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: South40

he has to get those votes somehow


35 posted on 09/26/2012 7:51:58 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: doc1019

Your a Fool and more than likely a TROLL !

I notice the lets stay home BS from the Axelrod astroturf team is out in full force.

ObAMA IS A MARXIST MUSLIM WHO HATES THIS COUNTRY AND WANTS TO DESTROY IT.

hOW DOES ROMNEY COME ANY WHERE NEAR THE HATE OBAMA HAS FOR THE USA.


36 posted on 09/26/2012 7:53:11 PM PDT by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: Frapster

Yep, when both the baby and the bathwater are dirty.


37 posted on 09/26/2012 7:53:57 PM PDT by doc1019 (Turn Medina into a glass parking lot and all this crap will stop.)
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To: ncalburt

Exactly - people need to exercise a little critical thinking.


38 posted on 09/26/2012 7:54:32 PM PDT by Frapster (ugh)
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To: conservativefreak

It’s not compassion when you’re spending OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY.


39 posted on 09/26/2012 7:55:00 PM PDT by 867V309
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To: South40

I get it 40, but the majority in MA wanted it, that is why I live in Texas.

What burns me is how Obama SHOVED his crap down Americas throat with chicanery and under handed BS and Pelosi flipped us of with her huge gavel and how they taunted Tea Party activists and then accused us of spitting on that jerk John Lewis from the CBC.

Can You imagine Romney doing that crap?


40 posted on 09/26/2012 7:55:14 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

The national debt will not improve under Romney. The SCOTUS (Yea, that’s a shame but Roberts was put in by a “conservative” and he just upheld government forced health care). I don’t know if the polls are right but I think everyone can agree that Obama is over 40%. That fact alone tells me the the United State of America is no longer much different than Canada or most European countries. The idea that people should be free to own property, free to fail and succeed. Free to mock and free to praise is one that is fading. It’s a sad end. Whatever people say the truth is probably that most of the founders were just right of Ron Paul on domestic issues and now Obama represents, if not the majority, a very large segment of the populous. The ideas that they were fighting for are decades in the ground


41 posted on 09/26/2012 7:56:31 PM PDT by wiseprince
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To: doc1019

*rolls eyes*


42 posted on 09/26/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT by Frapster (ugh)
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To: doc1019

*rolls eyes*


43 posted on 09/26/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT by Frapster (ugh)
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To: doc1019

*rolls eyes*


44 posted on 09/26/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT by Frapster (ugh)
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To: doc1019

*rolls eyes*


45 posted on 09/26/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT by Frapster (ugh)
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To: doc1019

*rolls eyes*


46 posted on 09/26/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT by Frapster (ugh)
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To: doc1019

*rolls eyes*


47 posted on 09/26/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT by Frapster (ugh)
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To: doc1019

*rolls eyes*


48 posted on 09/26/2012 7:56:47 PM PDT by Frapster (ugh)
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To: dalebert
I understand that argument. But when does the cost of getting those votes become too high? How much more conservative support will he lose because of it?

The last I looked the idea of forcing free Americans to buy healthcare was not very popular in this country. So why is Romney portraying himself as someone who thinks it is?

50 posted on 09/26/2012 7:58:18 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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