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  • WaPo's Kliff Lets Obamacare Architect Who Promised Cost Savings Totally Change His Tune

    01/05/2014 5:45:01 AM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/4/2014 | By Tom Blumer
    In late October, continuing a four-year pattern of making such claims, MIT's Jonathan Gruber, who along with Ezekiel "Zeke the Bleak" Emanuel is considered one of the two "architects" of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, pointed to a study which claimed that "the Affordable Care Act is working even better than expected, producing more coverage for much less money." But, as Wingfield noted in his Friday column, Gruber sang a totally different tune when quoted in the Washington Post on Thursday. WaPo's Sarah Kliff failed to tag Gruber as an Obamacare architect, making it appear as if he's just...
  • Romney camp sides with Obama that health insurance mandate is not tax

    07/03/2012 5:06:20 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 67 replies
    Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign on Monday rejected a Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act, repudiating a contention made in last week’s Supreme Court decision that the law’s requirement that individuals carry medical coverage amounts to a tax. The Romney team’s refusal to invoke the word “tax” with regard to the individual mandate puts the candidate at odds with others in his party at a moment when Republicans are attempting to capi­tal­ize on the Supreme Court’s decision, which deemed President Obama’s health-care law constitutional. Some Republican-led states are trying to thwart the legislation’s effort to cover the poor. In an...
  • I had a dream. Rommey/Palin ticket wins in November. But wait, there's more.......

    04/16/2012 3:20:02 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 76 replies
    4/16/12 | Me
    Not to say it will happen, but what if Mitt chose Sarah as his running mate (and she accepted). What if there was an agreement where Mitt actually came to the conclusion that with Sarah as his VP running mate, he would resign immediately as President so Sarah could become President. I know, I know...you say no way. But the Lord works in misterious ways. Mitt just might see the light and realize that the only way to make sure Obama is defeated is to first, choose Sarah as his running mate and second, once elected immediately step down and...
  • Ann Romney: “We can be poor in spirit, and I don’t even consider myself wealthy."

    03/06/2012 12:35:45 AM PST · by timlot · 49 replies
    Mitt Romney may have more money than any other presidential candidate in the race, but his wife said today that she does not consider herself wealthy. “We can be poor in spirit, and I don’t even consider myself wealthy, which is an interesting thing,” Ann Romney said in an interview on Fox News. “It can be here today and gone tomorrow.”
  • Mitt Romney could be stripped of Maine win

    02/17/2012 2:42:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies · 3+ views
    CBS ^ | February 16, 2012 | Brian Montopoli
    Last Saturday, the Maine Republican Party declared Mitt Romney the winner of the Maine caucuses. The non-binding caucuses were a low turnout affair, but Romney's victory over Ron Paul - who he beat by less than 200 votes - was a chance for Romney to reclaim some momentum in the wake of Rick Santorum's three-state sweep four days earlier. Now, however, it looks like Romney could ultimately be stripped of that victory. If that happens, it will be the second time this cycle Romney has been stripped of a caucus victory. The first came in Iowa, where Santorum was declared...
  • Romney Should Run Scared in Michigan

    02/13/2012 10:58:45 PM PST · by JediJones · 5 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 2/13/2012 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    ...a pair of polls...ought to be scaring the pants off of Romney’s camp. A PPP Michigan poll shows Santorum leading...by a 39-24 percent margin. The ARG poll also has him ahead, though by a smaller 33-27 percent differential. ...if any in his campaign were inclined to dismiss Santorum’s surge...this poll is proof they are dead wrong...a loss in Michigan would be fatal to [Romney's] presidential hopes...the air would go out of his inevitability balloon and Santorum would, despite his threadbare national campaign, assume the unlikely role of frontrunner. ...a defeat [in Michigan] would be considered a personal repudiation of [Romney's]...
  • "Were you lying then, or are you lying now?"

    02/12/2012 11:20:42 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 79 replies · 2+ views
    Free Republic Exclusive | February 13, 2012 | Lancey Howard
    On Friday, Ann Coulter turned up on Medved's radio show to talk about Mitt Romney. During the interview Coulter claimed that conservatives aren't going for Mitt because he's "too square". Coulter has not only jumped the shark by endorsing Romney in the first place, she's gone stupid. Conservatives don't like Romney for one obvious, glaring reason: he can't be trusted. Ann (along with many other Romney supporters) has become expert at providing lame excuses and explanations for Romney's past proclamations that he was "more gay-friendly" than Teddy Kennedy, has "always supported a woman's right to choose", and "doesn't want to...
  • Romney's Dirty Tricks Campaign Makes Santorum's Pro-Life Vote Sound Like a Pro-Abortion Vote.

    02/11/2012 6:00:21 AM PST · by dangus · 15 replies · 1+ views
    HR 796 ^ | 2/11/12 | Dangus
    H.R. 796, which Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich voted for, was intended to preserve the right of pro-lifers to protest at abortion clinics. In 1993, President Clinton proposed a law, supposedly to protect abortion clinics from violence. In reality, the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act has been used to prevent pro-lifers from coming anywhere near abortion clinics, stifling their first-amendment rights. Pro-life Republicans and moderate Democrats (they existed back then) attempted passage of H.R. 796 to head off this threat to constitutional liberties. The bill would still create a federal law to prevent the physical obstruction of clinic...
  • Vote Problems in Nevada Caucus?

    02/04/2012 8:31:27 PM PST · by advance_copy · 35 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 2/4/12
    At 10:45pm, MSNBC reported that 21% of the votes were in. Romney with 3642 votes (39%), and Gingrich with 2573 vote (27%). Here is the screen shot: And here is the screen shot with a time stamp: Six minutes later, at 10:51pm, MSNBC reported that only 19% of the votes were in -- Romney with 3569 votes (42%) and Gingrich with 2059 votes (25%). Here is the screen shot: And here is the screen shot with a time stamp:
  • Romney continues to push myth that he didn’t attack in S.C.

    02/03/2012 11:04:45 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/3/12 | William Jacobson
    Mitt Romney has outspent Newt Gingrich on negative advertising in every state, starting in Iowa, and was the first to go negative every time. Yet Romney, with absolute conviction, continues to say that the reason he lost South Carolina was that he was outspent by Newt, which is not true. Last night on Hannity, Romney took the false line about being outspent in South Carolina to a new level, claiming that he lost because he stayed positive and failed to respond to attacks on him (video, at 6:20)(embed added at link): Romney: … The mistake I made in South Carolina...
  • Romney apparently lost in Iowa, worst showing ever there, and poll #'s sinking in NH

    01/06/2012 6:18:40 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    1/6/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist
    Several news reports have it that Romney did not win the Iowa Caucuses. Mr. True supposedly has a photo showing 2 votes for Romney, not 22, on a piece of paper. Barring any objective, verifiable proof that shows more than 12 votes mistakenly being credited to Santorum, Romney lost. On the flip side, if Romney did win, the Weekly Standard, in a news piece entitled "Answers from Iowa," says that Romney's 24.6% in the Iowa Caucuses was the worst ever (for either party) for a candidate winning the Iowa Caucuses. Romney spent millions in Iowa, had the worst percentage ever,...
  • Ann Romney Reveals Mitt's Softer Side ['We've always been pro-life' - Ann Romney - Hurl Alert]

    01/02/2012 8:15:45 PM PST · by Colofornian · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Parade Magazine ^ | Nov. 28, 2011 | David Gergen
    SNIP In the past you’ve said he’s changed positions only once, on abortion. Was that your doing? No, no, I never talked to Mitt about that. Our personal opinions have never changed; we’ve always been pro-life...
  • Does Mitt Romney Enjoy More Tea Party Support Than Sarah Palin?

    04/19/2011 10:16:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 19, 2011
    ABC News' Amy Walter reports: A new ABC News/Wash. Post poll finds that in a head to head match-up against President Barack Obama, 70% of those who say they are Tea Party supporters say they'll vote for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president--compared to 69% for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Seeming Tea Party favorites like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, meanwhile, draw 61% and 60%, respectively....
  • Mitt Romney's inner circle

    07/20/2010 2:28:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 20, 2010 | Chris Cillizza
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has never really stopped running for president since that February day in 2008 when he ended his challenge to Sen. John McCain (Ariz.). While Romney took an extended hiatus to write his book -- "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness" -- he never really left the political game, staying in close touch with a small group of political advisers who have kept the presidential flame lit over the past two plus years. That loyal group has helped Romney emerge as the frontrunner in the Invisible Primary -- the behind-the-scenes battle before the battle for...
  • Poll: Romney leads Palin by wide margin in New Hampshire (26 pts)

    04/22/2010 6:39:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 193 replies · 2,425+ views
    ABC ^ | 4/22/10 | Dan Metcalf
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A new poll shows Republican Mitt Romney leading all current GOP challengers by more than 20 points in New Hampshire. A Public Policy Polling survey released this week shows Romney crushing other GOP contenders among New Hampshire Republican voters with 39 percent of the those polled. Sarah Palin came in a distant second at 13 percent, while Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee tied for third with 11 percent. Ron Paul came in fifth. 13 percent were undecided.
  • Mitt Romney's Magic Act: Creating the Illusion Romneycare Is Different from Obamacare

    04/13/2010 5:18:27 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 19 replies · 448+ views
    The New American ^ | 4/13/2010 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won the Southern Republican Leadership Conference Presidential Poll April 10, defeating Rep. Ron Paul by a single vote, 438-437. Behind Romney's victory is Romney's recent magic act: Campaigning against an Obama health care plan almost identical to the one he signed into law as governor of Massachusetts while at the same time positioning himself as the “conservative” Republican presidential contender. With his risible “conservative” packaging, the Republican contender has truly become the greatest pretender. “Conservative” Romneycare was made possible only by many new tax increases, including gigantic income tax increases (as much as $1,116 per...
  • Bill O'Reilly Presses Mitt Romney on RomneyCare; Asks How He Would Defeat Obama - Video

    04/13/2010 4:36:51 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 21 replies · 595+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Bill O'Reilly interviewing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney last night, where he pressed him hard on what he called the "fiscal disaster" of RomneyCare. Romney said it is essentially costing what they expected it to cost. He also claimed the plan takes people who had no health care and gives them a chance to purchase private, market-based health care. Romney argued that RomneyCare differs from ObamaCare in that it is a state-based solution rather than a Federal Program! He finally admitted that his plan in Massachusetts has NOT brought health care costs down, and he said...
  • Paul, Romney backers stacking straw poll deck

    04/09/2010 3:38:11 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 117 replies · 1,254+ views
    Politico ^ | 04/09/2010 | Ben Smith
    The Southern Republican Leadership Conference Straw Poll doesn't carry a whole lot of weight, since it's skewed — like most of these things — by the makeup of the crowd, the intensity of Ron Paul's supporters and the ease of gaming the vote. That doesn't mean, however, that the various camps aren't trying to game it. One of the organizers told me that two groups, Paul's Campaign for Liberty and Evangelicals for Mitt (which denies ties to Romney) have purchased blocks of tickets to the event, typically given to supporters.
  • The truth about Massachusetts health care reform (The Romneybots are coming out)

    03/18/2010 9:02:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies · 390+ views
    Politico ^ | March 18, 2010 | Tim Murphy
    The Massachusetts health care reform law has become an unfortunate victim of politics. Democrats in Washington say that their unpopular takeover of the nation’s health care sector – with its higher taxes, cuts to seniors on Medicare and price controls — is somehow modeled on the Massachusetts law. On the other end of the political spectrum, conservatives implausibly claim it is “bankrupting” the state.
  • DeMint Not Sold On Romney As 2012 Approaches (Also, DeMint Rules Himself OUT As 2012 Candidate)

    03/15/2010 3:55:23 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 85 replies · 1,110+ views
    WIBW Interview/ CNN ^ | 3-15-10 | WIBW Staff
    DeMint Not Sold On Romney As 2012 Approaches Sen. Jim DeMint told CNN Monday that he isn’t sure if he would endorse Mitt Romney for president if he decided to run. Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Sen. Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina, was one of Mitt Romney's top backers during the 2008 presidential campaign – a key endorsement that helped the former Massachusetts governor boost his profile among conservatives. But if Romney decides to run for president again in 2012, a prospect that seems likely, he might have to do so without DeMint's support. DeMint told CNN Monday he isn't sure...
  • We Are In A Huge Constitutional Crisis. Could We Layoff The Romney-Bashing For A While?

    03/14/2010 2:32:38 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 239 replies · 3,111+ views
    MB26
    A Request of Personal Privilege: We Are In A Huge Constitutional Crisis. Could We Layoff The Romney-Bashing For A While? We are in a huge Constitutional and practical crisis in our country. Obama and the DC Dems are trying to ram Government Socialized medicine through by any way they can, legal or otherwise. They are doing so for one reason. If they make 51% of the voters dependent on the government, they will be in power forever. This is what they want. I know Mitt Romney’s positions anger many here, but he will not run for any office foe the...
  • Mitt Romney Says He Was Never Pro-Choice on Abortion as Mass Governor [ROMNEY IS A LIAR]

    03/12/2010 11:23:26 AM PST · by Colofornian · 153 replies · 2,439+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 10, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Mitt Romney is likely one of several Republican candidates who will vie for the GOP nomination and the right to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama. For his 2008 attempt at representing Republicans, Romney caused consternation by talking about his position change on abortion and he is doing it again. Appearing on the "Imus in the Morning" radio program with Don Imus this morning, Imus asked Romney to revisit his position change. "Well, you know, I never really called myself pro-choice, but I did say when I was running for governor that I would keep the...
  • Road to redemption... (Mitt Defends RomneyCare)

    03/09/2010 2:17:41 AM PST · by suspects · 29 replies · 209+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 9, 2010 | Michael Graham
    How do you say “chutzpah” in Mormon? Mitt Romney is out on a book tour insisting that Romneycare and Obamacare have very little in common. “It’s the difference between a racehorse and a donkey,” is Romney’s line. And besides, the former Bay State governor writes in his new book, “the plan is working.” I don’t know how many of the working Massachusetts families facing insurance premium hikes of more than 30 percent this year alone - on top of the fastest-rising costs in America since the plan took effect - would say it’s “working.” But for Romney to say “there’s...
  • Massachusetts Health Insurers Want Significant Rate Hikes (32% by April 1 - Commiecare™ update)

    03/07/2010 11:53:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies · 109+ views
    WBZ TV ^ | 3/06/10
    Mass. Health Insurers Want Significant Rate HikesMar 6, 2010 3:43 pm US/Eastern BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts health insurance companies have asked the state to approve significant rate hikes, weeks after Gov. Deval Patrick warned his administration might turn down increases it deemed excessive. The insurers have asked for increases of 8 to 32 percent, starting April 1. Last month, Patrick said the state Division of Insurance would review rate increases higher than 4.8 percent as part of a broader effort to control health care expenses. The Boston Globe reports that if the state rejects the increases, it would be the...
  • Early ’12 favorite is Romney

    02/28/2010 12:48:36 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 202 replies · 2,692+ views
    Houston Chronicle / mySA.com ^ | 2010-02-28 | R.G. Ratcliffe
    <p>In the category of it’s never too early to start looking, a new poll found Mitt Romney is the early favorite in Texas for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.</p> <p>The survey by Public Policy Polling of North Carolina found Romney leading with 32 percent support, followed by Mike Huckabee at 29 percent and 23 percent for Sarah Palin.</p>
  • Palin: Not Romney's turn (but she calls him "a great guy")

    01/27/2010 11:59:01 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 48 replies · 1,187+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-01-27
    GOP 12 notes that Sarah Palin responded last night to the question of whether it's "Mitt Romney's turn to be the next Republican nominee for President." "Well, I don't think it's anybody's turn ever. We've got to really, really work hard to build up that trust in the people for the people to elect you in a primary and general," she said, going on to call Romney "a great guy."
  • Mitt Romney's Man

    01/18/2010 1:31:35 AM PST · by svxdave · 29 replies · 967+ views
    The Dailu Beast ^ | Samuel P. Jacobs
    Mitt Romney's Man by Samuel P. Jacobs AP Photo If Scott Brown pulls off an upset in the race to replace Ted Kennedy in the Senate, he may have Mitt Romney to thank. Samuel P. Jacobs on the 2012 GOP presidential hopeful's hidden hand. There are a number of forces driving Republican Scott Brown’s surprising surge in the Massachusetts special Senate election campaign. He’s benefiting from public anger over the Obama administration’s health-care reform plan. He’s buoyed by a tide of cash from around the country, donated by conservatives eager to send a message by upsetting Democratic front-runner Martha Coakley....
  • Romney Book a Fitting Prelude to 2012 Presidential Run (BARF ALERT)

    01/17/2010 9:54:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 119 replies · 1,896+ views
    His supporters say the book will show Romney is more thoughtful than Sarah Palin. BY KENNETH T. WALSH Friends of Mitt Romney say his upcoming book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, is a lengthy and detailed explanation of his philosophy and should be a fitting prelude to a 2012 presidential campaign if Romney decides to run. The book, which comes out March 2, seems designed to position Romney as a thoughtful conservative who has ruminated carefully about the major issues of the day, ranging from the global economy to national security. Romney supporters say it will serve as...
  • Does The GOP Share Blame For Obamacare?

    01/07/2010 1:27:06 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 459+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/07/2010 | Kevin Price
    Besides the occasional Republican either voting for socialized medicine or preventing a filibuster of it, the guilt of the association with the proposal that passed the Senate and the GOP is very deep. In fact the recent bill, without the public option (but will force people into public care) looks increasingly like the failed experiment of Massachusetts.
  • The Long-Distance Runner (Be afraid, be very afraid for 2012)

    08/30/2009 10:25:41 AM PDT · by Replace all Democrats · 222 replies · 4,712+ views
    Just before Thanksgiving last year, a group of former aides to Mitt Romney convened at his salmon-colored Belmont home, many of them gathering for the first time since Romney had disbanded his presidential campaign some nine months before. Romney had invited them for a post-mortem of the election weeks earlier, the type of dispassionate assessment that the Harvard Business School alumnus so enjoyed. But over cookies, they found few of the metrics for success that Romney prized -- Republicans had been decisively thumped at all levels -- and his attention shifted from 2008 to the future.