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  • Romney Pivots, Embraces Romneycare Again

    08/10/2012 12:33:54 PM PDT · by so_real · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 9, 2012 | GREGORY J. KRIEG
    "At the top of my list of programs we don't need is one that costs $100 billion a year I'm going to get rid of and that's Obamacare," he said to cheers at a rally. But then, a telling pivot: "By the way, that doesn't mean that health care is perfect. We've got to do reforms in health care and I have some experience doing that, as you know. And I know how to make a better setting than the one we have in health care."
  • Romney spokesperson cites Massachusetts health law (as a plus)

    08/08/2012 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 49 replies
    Polutico ^ | Wednesday August 8, 2012
    A Mitt Romney spokesperson offered an unusual counterattack Tuesday to an ad in which a laid-off steelworker blames the presumptive GOP nominee for his family losing health care: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor’s universal health care law. “To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News. “There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President [Barack] Obama’s...
  • Top Romney Advisor all in for Obamacare Implementation

    07/10/2012 4:32:51 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 89 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 07/10/2012 | Gina Miller
    Again it comes to this: voting for the “lesser of two evils.” This is assuming, of course, that Mitt “Stealth Leftist” Romney wins the Republican nomination for President. I had decided that I was through voting for the less evil candidate, but then I know that our elections may be heavily compromised at this point, as the Left gets its voter-fraud-voting-machine-hacking down to an Argonne National Laboratory science. However, since the horrendous John “Quisling” Roberts Supreme Court decision to uphold the clearly unconstitutional “Obamacare” monster, I have decided to go ahead and vote for the Republican nominee, no matter who...
  • Mitt Romney: the wrong man for the Right

    07/09/2012 3:53:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:46PM BST 09 Jul 2012 | Peter Foster
    He’s politically dumb and his campaign is run by amateurs. He doesn’t have a message and doesn’t know how to deliver a message. He’s a political letdown running on autopilot who needs to grab the controls. He’s a man whom only friends, relatives and fellow Mormons will ever love. And his name is Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for President of the United States. These are stinging jabs. All were made in the past week and all share one surprising thing in common: they were delivered not from the Obama campaign’s Chicago attack machine, as you might expect, but in a...
  • New Friction Grows Between Romney, Conservatives over Obamacare

    07/06/2012 8:44:15 AM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 05 Jul 2012 07:54 PM
    For months, Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign was a picture of discipline, charting a relatively steady course for the former Massachusetts governor through a bitterly contested primary season. In recent weeks, however, Romney's tight ship has not looked so tight. Romney's missteps on issues such as immigration and healthcare - and images of him on a jet ski during a vacation at his New Hampshire estate this week - have exasperated some supporters who are calling for a shake-up of his staff and worrying he could bungle Republicans' chances of ousting Democratic President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 election....
  • 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...
  • Romney breaks with GOP, says mandate is a penalty, not a tax

    07/02/2012 1:01:28 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 54 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 07/02/12 02: | the hill
    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign broke with congressional Republicans on Monday by arguing that the individual mandate upheld by the Supreme Court last week is a penalty, not a tax. http://thehill.com/video/campaign/235855-romney-team-agrees-with-obama-mandate-not-a-tax Duck duck who's got the Duck ?
  • If not Mitt....

    07/01/2012 6:22:21 PM PDT · by Wagonboy · 60 replies
    Andrew McCarthy | Vanity
    Columnist Andrew McCarthy gives us what probably is the most important question regarding the upcoming presidential election now that Mitt has won the GOP race, “…I will enthusiastically support his candidacy. For my friends who have hesitation on that score, I’d just ask you to keep four things in mind: 1.. Justice Scalia just turned 78 2.. Justice Kennedy will turn 78 later this year 3.. Justice Breyer will be 76 in August 4.. Justice Ginsburg just turned 81. We wish them all well, of course, but the brute fact is that whoever we elect as president in November is...
  • Sen. Schumer says Romney "in a pickle" over health care

    07/01/2012 6:19:46 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 1, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is "in a pickle" arguing against the president's health care bill because he passed a similar version in Massachusetts. "He prescribed this. This was his bill," Schumer said on "Face the Nation." He noted Republicans "have ads saying it's a tax increase. Are they going to say, 'Mitt Romney had the biggest tax increase in Massachusetts?'" "Mitt Romney is in a total pickle here," Schumer said, arguing that the Republican Party is in a tough position: As polls suggest the economy is the top priority of voters, he...
  • Rasmussen: Obama gets polling bump from high court health ruling

    06/30/2012 12:48:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama is leading Mitt Romney thanks to a bump from last Thursday's high court healthcare ruling, according to a survey released Saturday from conservative polling outlet Rasmussen. Rasmussen's latest daily presidential tracking poll finds Obama with 46 percent support from likely voters to Romney's 44.
  • Romney! Get on the stick!

    06/30/2012 11:41:54 PM PDT · by tsomer · 29 replies
    Shameless Vanity ^ | 6/30/12 | tsomer
    Pundit says: Romney will fail if he doesn't change course.
  • Romney: If we want to get rid of ObamaCare, we have to get rid of Obama (Watch Video)

    06/28/2012 11:49:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/28/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    There have been all kinds of opinions on Mitt Romney's handling of Monday's Supreme Court ruling over SB 1070, but I'm having a hard time imagining any of his supporters are going to take too much umbrage with this one. It's really just that simple: We have got to get rid of President Obama.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Romney added: "Obamacare was bad policy yesterday. It's bad policy today. Obamacare was bad law yesterday. It's bad law today."This presidential election is "a choice," Romney said. "You can choose whether you want to have a larger and larger government, more...
  • MEET THE NEW MITT SAME AS THE OLD MITT

    06/27/2012 7:06:20 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 98 replies
    Ringside Politics ^ | June 25, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    Now that Mitt Romney has secured the GOP nomination, he is obviously free to be himself. His masquerade as a conservative is over as he has returned to many of the moderate to liberal stances he held as Governor of the People’s Republic of Massachusetts. He has also returned to being the polite politician who treats his Democratic opponents with respect. Mitt Romney only gets nasty against other Republicans. In the GOP primary, the Governor eviscerated his opponents with high priced, non-stop, hard hitting attacks. He is not employing the same tactics in his general election showdown against President Obama,...
  • Remember When?

    06/25/2012 5:03:15 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 29 replies
    vanity | 6-25-2012 | palin45potus
    Remember when Romney turned away Stimulus funds because they were wasteful and infringed on the Tenth Amendment? Remember when Romney led the fight against Obamacare with his bold op-eds, inviting scorn and being called a liar for daring to mention the unavoidable rationing of services ("Death Panels") ? Remember when Romney led the GOP to an astonishing victory in the 2010 mid-terms? Remember when Romney inspired thousands across the nation to sleep outside book stores in hopes of meeting him? Remember when Romney Flew to Arizona to stand by the embattled Governor Brewer as she was targeted by the Administration...
  • RomneyCare - Mitt Romney on the record [Footage Collection] (Video)

    06/08/2012 9:44:37 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | Romneyreview
    A chronological assembly of footage dealing with Romney and Romneycare and how he endorsed federal mandate through Wyden Bennett Bill (called it bipartisan). RomneyCare - Mitt Romney on the record
  • A very basic primer on deciding between Romney and Obama in November

    06/06/2012 11:23:45 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 53 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-06-12 | Vince
    In business there is something called “sunk costs” which refers to funds that have been spent and are unrecoverable. At any given point sunk costs are irrelevant to the decisions going forward. An example of this would be a company that has spent a billion dollars building a plant and now has to choose whether or not to spend another billion dollars hiring staff and actually operating the plant. At the point of the decision the only thing that should be relevant to the decision makers is what makes best sense for the firm going forward. Does the company...
  • Romney: Man of Pastel

    06/06/2012 2:17:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 6, 2012 | Michael Tanner
    Now that Mitt Romney has officially clinched the Republican nomination, most of the political Right has rallied around him, out of antipathy for President Obama if for no other reason. Recent polls show that if the election were held today Romney would receive 90 percent of the Republican vote, and three-quarters of the vote from self-described conservatives. One can expect even more conservatives and Republicans to “come home,” as the bitterness of the primary season fades, and the contrast with Obama becomes clearer. Yet, for anyone concerned with the size, cost, and intrusiveness of government, dark clouds continue to hang...
  • Emails That Romney Tried to Hide Are Revealed

    06/05/2012 2:51:31 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 234 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5 June 2012 | Matt Negrin
    Once-secret emails from Mitt Romney's time as governor that were revealed today spurred a flurry of comments about the candidate's support for the so-called individual mandate. Yet there's another issue that's been revived: Romney's secrecy. When Romney left the governor's office in Massachusetts, his staff erased all the emails from a computer server and bought the hard drives used to store data, so that their correspondence would stay hidden. Or so they thought. Tom Trimarco, Romney's administration and finance secretary, never deleted his emails. Some of them surfaced today in The Wall Street Journal, which submitted a public information request...
  • How Romney Pushed State Health Bill

    06/05/2012 6:30:09 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 5, 2012 | MARK MAREMONT
    When Mitt Romney left office as Massachusetts governor, his aides removed all emails from a server computer in the governor's office, and purchased and carted off hard drives from 17 state-owned personal computers, according to a current state official. But a small cache of emails survived, including some that have never publicly surfaced surrounding Mr. Romney's efforts to pass his now-controversial health-care law. The emails show the Republican governor was closely engaged in negotiating details of the bill, working with top Democratic state leaders and drafting early copies of opinion articles backing it. Mr. Romney once trumpeted the overhaul as...
  • Romney Etch-a-Sketches His Opposition to ObamaCare

    06/05/2012 12:08:54 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jue 5, 2012 | Michael F. Cannon
    Mitt Romney has appointed ObamaCare profiteer and former Utah governor Mike Leavitt to head his presidential transition team.
  • New Romney Healthcare Czar, Pam Bondi, on Greta defending RomneyCare and his Healthcare Task Force

    04/15/2012 2:38:31 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    I have not been able to find the entire On The Record Bondi interview, either in video OR professional transcript, so I transcribed it myself. Hopefully the full segment video, with transcript, will become available, so any mistakes I may have made can be corrected. Below is the transcription of Greta's Pam Bondi interview, transcribed directly from the TV segment [the later rebroadcast]. (Note: In the rebroadcast, there was a second or two in which there was a loss of audio and a black screen; I have noted it in the transcript] Greta's 1-27-2012 interview On The Record with Pam...
  • Schumer: ObamaCare "Off The Table" For Romney As Campaign Issue

    03/28/2012 2:52:04 PM PDT · by Fred · 36 replies
    RTTNews ^ | 032812 | RTTNews
    A top Democrat in the Senate took a rare direct shot at GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Tuesday, arguing that Romney's past support of health care reform means the issue is "off the table" during the fall elections. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the Democratic Conference vice chairman and former head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, blasted Romney during an outdoor press conference near the Supreme Court. The court is spending this week reviewing the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform law that is President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement. Schumer said Romney's support of a...
  • Romney’s Record on Judicial Appointments: Can he be trusted to appoint conservatives to Courts?

    03/28/2012 11:10:07 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    AmyContrada.com ^ | December 9, 2011 | Amy Contrada
    Summary: Mitt Romney’s record as Governor does not indicate a commitment to a conservative judicial philosophy. His judge appointees revealed at best “no philosophical or partisan pattern” (Boston Globe), or at worst a liberal and even radical tilt. He sought out feminists and radical homosexual groups in his judicial selection process. He was inconsistent in his pronouncements on judicial activism, allowing it to occur under his watch (with “gay marriage”) while simultaneously urging others to fight it. How then could we expect him to keep his recent promises to appoint constitutional conservatives to the bench if he is elected President?...
  • Sarah Palin was right about death panels

    03/28/2012 6:39:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/28/2012 | Ethel C. Fenig
    They laughed when Sarah Palin (R) announced that Obamacare would save money with death panels denying care to the elderly, the extremely ill. Well the elderly and their families are not laughing in not so merry old England, home of government run socialized medicine, the National Health Service, where death panels are...denying care to the elderly. According to The Telegraph: ______________________ A lack of treatment or insufficient treatment is contributing to 14,000 deaths a year in people over the age of 75, Macmillan Cancer Support has found, in what it called an 'unacceptable act of discrimination'. Deaths from cancer are...
  • Romney Tells Leno He’d Rather Santorum as VP Than President

    03/28/2012 4:53:24 AM PDT · by zeebee · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/27/12 | Emily Friedman
    ...Romney said, “If they are 45 years old and they show up and say I want insurance because I have heart disease, it’s like, hey guys. We can’t play the game like that. You’ve got to get insurance when you are well and then if you get ill, you are going to be covered.”
  • WHY GOP ELITES FEAR A BROKERED CONVENTION.

    03/26/2012 7:21:13 PM PDT · by Bobbisox · 17 replies · 52+ views
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | March 26, 2012 | Mr. Curmudgeon
    Armies of GOP establishment-friendly commentators tell us the Republican primary process is ugly and self-destructive. Further, they insist should Romney prove incapable of gathering the necessary delegates to secure a first-ballot nomination, horror of horrors, it will result in a tumultuous brokered convention.“The big change in American politics over the past two decades has been the decline of followership,” writes David Frum, the voice of the Republican establishment at CNN.com. “Party members expect the party to serve them – one major reason that both parties have drifted to the ideological extremes since the 1970s. “That expectation would only be intensified...
  • Common sense: Why Romney will not maximize white conservative, evangelical turnout and lose to Obama

    03/25/2012 12:56:59 PM PDT · by techno · 28 replies
    March 25, 2012 | techno
    10 common sense reasons based on my knowledge of human perception, human relationships and leadership and motivational skills why I believe Mitt Romney will NOT maximize conservative, evangelical turnout and lose to Obama: 1)Lack of AFFINITY for Mitt Romney among voters. For those in Rio Linda, it means a lack of identification or a NATURAL LIKING or a lack of CONNECTION between people. Romney is simply not a lot of people's cup of tea demographically or culturally, let alone politically. 2)Extreme anger and indignation at Romney's carpet-bombing tactics against both Gingrich and Santorum. Many conservatives will be willing to forgive...
  • Romney Big Gaffe Is TARP, not Etch-a-Sketch

    03/24/2012 3:28:15 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 03/24/2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Governor Romney’s campaign is catching some flak because a top aide implied that many of the candidate’s positions have been insincere and that Romney will erase those views (like an Etch-a-Sketch) and return to his statist roots as the general election begins. I’m surprised that anyone’s surprised. Hasn’t anybody been paying attention to his comments and track record on issues such as the value-added tax, healthcare, Social Security reform, budget savings, ethanol subsidies, Keynesian economics, and the minimum wage? In any event, people should be more agitated by his recent defense of the corrupt TARP bailouts. [...] This is going...
  • "Romney's problem Isn't His Campaign."

    03/20/2012 4:58:46 PM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 15 replies
    Reason | 3/19/12 | Peter Suderman
    Is Mitt Romney having trouble sealing the deal on the GOP nomination because of his campaign team? The Atlantic's Molly Ball gets a handful of Republican consultants to dish on the former business consultant's current staff of political consultants: "Romney deserves a lot more out of his staff," said one senior Republican operative who spoke on condition of anonymity. "They have mishandled him. It has been a clumsy campaign that lacks a message and has relied on a crutch of negative ad spending to make up for its weakness." Myopic, insular and overconfident, Team Romney has squandered the candidate's strengths...
  • On Health Insurance Mandate, Romney Plays Both Sides

    03/19/2012 11:02:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    They say all things must end, but the wrangling over Mitt Romney's support for an individual health-insurance mandate persists without letup. It has been nearly six years since Romney, with much fanfare, signed the Massachusetts health-care overhaul into law. On the eve of the signing ceremony he had praised the bill's requirement that every resident obtain health insurance, and suggested with pride that the rest of the nation might want to follow the Bay State's lead. "How much of our health-care plan applies to other states?" he wrote in The Wall Street Journal. "A lot." It was a message he...
  • Mitt Romney’s personal aide to start blog (Mittens unleashes own personal "Reggie Love"!)

    03/16/2012 5:42:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 1 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/16/12 | Matt Viser
    A candidate’s personal aide is normally told to remain quietly in the background. The so-called body man is supposed to be a constant, yet invisible, presence who is ready with a felt tip pen for autographs, prepared to operate any number of cameras, and knows what their boss wants to eat, and when. Garrett Jackson, who serves the role for Romney, can be seen in the background of numerous news photographs, usually with an earpiece surveying a crowd or guiding Romney to his next event (a rare exception was last week when Romney, in Jackson’s native Mississippi, told a crowd...
  • Obamacare drives up health care costs for everyone (We told you so!)

    03/16/2012 4:14:09 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    sf gate ^ | 3/16/2012 | Sally C. Pipes
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released their annual report on health care spending in America. And surprise, surprise - spending continues to grow. It amounted to 17.9 percent of the nation's gross domestic product in 2010, or $2.6 trillion. But the annual rate of growth was lower than it had been most of the past 50 years - just 3.9 percent. Naturally, the Obama administration took credit for this sliver of good news. "Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, we're keeping costs down and making health care more affordable," wrote Nancy-Ann DeParle, deputy chief of staff for...
  • Romney’s Blunt problem with the pro-life movement

    03/12/2012 1:55:29 AM PDT · by koinonia · 4 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | March 2, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    "I have received numerous e-mails over the last 36 hours asking if Mitt Romney really flip-flopped on his support of the Blunt Amendment, a motion to re-establish employers’ religious freedom over health insurance coverage. He did not, despite frantic coverage of his answer to a confusingly worded question from an Ohio reporter. But his reply signals that pro-lifers have a far deeper problem with the Republican presidential hopeful: he’s disengaged from our issues, dismissive of our concerns, and disinclined to give us the time of day..." read more... http://www.lifesite.net/news/romneys-blunt-problem-with-the-pro-life-movement
  • The Romney Machine moves on

    03/05/2012 2:47:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 5, 2012 | James Lucier
    .....Everywhere Romney goes, he gets the strong support of the manipulators of the political apparatus--the elected politicians, the party committee officials, the staffers who hope their bosses will stay in office, the pollsters, the paid political consultants and Republican-leaning pundits who want to keep their sources. Like Obama, these Republican politicos look down on Santorum as the embarrassing, ne'er-do-well sibling who doesn't know when it's time to leave. They find his surge of support by the dumb party faithful as an annoyance. In the same way, the party operatives see Newt Gingrich, the one-time Speaker of the U.S. House of...
  • Are we about to be stuck with Romney?

    03/04/2012 11:39:09 AM PST · by Tulkas · 71 replies
    After winning in Arizona and Michigan, and then again in Washington, Romney has momentum going into Super Tuesday. Even Ohio now seems to be a toss up. If he starts to wrap this thing up then just what exactly are we supposed to do? I don't want to sit this out but I don't think I can vote for him. Is a third party vote worth it? It won't help get Obama out of office. I am starting to lose hope.
  • 2008 Romney: We will fight to get health care for all Americans

    02/29/2012 2:28:54 PM PST · by James Thomas · 6 replies
    THE rightscoop ^ | February 29, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    Our friend Andrew at Buzzfeed dug up something that should make America facepalm:
  • Will Mitt Romney Repeal Obamacare?

    02/05/2012 9:07:49 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 37 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | February 5, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    * Does a President have that authority?* By: Larry Walker, Jr. *In his Nevada victory speech, Mitt Romney once again publicly declared, “I will repeal Obamacare”. How so? Will Willard Mitt Romney single-handedly repeal Obamacare?Although I am in favor of repealing Obamacare, and replacing it with a free-market solution, the last time I checked the Constitution, I wasn’t able to locate any passage granting the President of the United States the sole authority for repealing any law. Frankly I’m tired of hearing the same old false promise over and over again.The truth is that in order to repeal or amend...
  • Medved: Mitt Romney Should Learn a Lesson from Teddy Kennedy (Assumes he's already GOP nominee)

    02/04/2012 5:15:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 3, 2012 | Michael Medved
    As his formidable campaign marches inexorably toward the nomination, Mitt Romney should learn a vital lesson from the guy who beat him in his first race for public office: Sen. Ted Kennedy. In 1980, Teddy lost his own bid for the presidency because he couldn’t answer a simple question about why he wanted the job. Like Kennedy, Romney could undermine his confident drive to unseat a stumbling incumbent unless he prepares clear, concise, and forceful responses on what he means to do with the office he seeks. Near the end of the disastrous Jimmy Carter administration, most analysts expected an...
  • GOP debate: Romney: Healthcare ‘not worth getting angry about’

    01/27/2012 3:44:21 AM PST · by w4women · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2012 | Joshua Altman
    Under attack for his healthcare plan in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney tried to downplay the issue. Responding to attacks over his healthcare plan in Massachusetts, former Gov. Mitt Romney said the plan is “not worth getting angry about” in Thursday’s Republican debate. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (Penn.) hit Romney over a plan that has many similarities to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, often refered to by Republicans as "Obamacare." RELATED ARTICLES Santorum hits Romney on healthcare
  • Romney Adviser Norm Coleman Goes Off Message on Health Care

    01/25/2012 11:44:54 AM PST · by true believer forever · 23 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 24, 2012 | W. James Antle, III
    Former Sen. Norm Coleman is advising Mitt Romney. He has also advised us not to get our hopes up about Obamacare repeal. "You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president," Coleman told BioCentury This Week television in an interview that aired on Sunday. "You can't whole-cloth throw it out. But you can substantially change what's been done."
  • Romneycare Official: 'I Would Never' Try to Reduce Health Costs (Romney 2006 vs. Romney 2011)

    10/29/2011 3:06:47 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2011-10-28 | Avik Roy
    Jennifer Haberkorn of Politico has a new article up that addresses one of the biggest liabilities of Mitt Romney’s health care law in Massachusetts: the fact that health-insurance premiums in Massachusetts have skyrocketed since the law was put into place. Even though Romney promised at the time that the law would reduce the cost of health insurance (sound familiar?), today, as Haberkorn reports, Romneycare’s defenders claim that the law was never meant to reduce health costs. Indeed, Timothy Murphy, Secretary of Health and Human Services under Romney, told her that reducing costs was not “the proper role of government.” Huh?...
  • Herman Cain: ‘I Gotta Fight Romneycare and Get the Nomination’

    10/27/2011 11:55:33 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10-27-11 | Susan Archer
    Herman Cain skipped a RNC gala in Washington D.C. tonight to speak at the sold out Nueces County Republican Women’s Dinner in Corpus Christi. Following a private fundraiser in his honor, Cain talked about his 9-9-9 plan and railed against the Obama administration and a healthcare plan he said the American people did not want. “Back in early 1990s”, Cain said, “I had to fight Hillarycare and be an outspoken voice against Hillarycare. During the passage of Obamacare, I had to fight Obamacare and he passed it anyway against the will of the people. So it seems as if many...
  • Lovable? No. Electable? Probably. Romney's relationship with the GOP electorate

    10/24/2011 1:50:34 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 14 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | October 23, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – So, how excited were the good, conservative folks at the Jim Thorpe Sports Hall of Fame Museum when Republican Mitt Romney arrived there Friday morning for a fundraising event? They weren't really. There was polite applause and a "Wow, it's the GOP presidential frontrunner - in the buckle of the Red State Bible Belt! Gee whiz!" reaction. Yeah, there was some "enthusiasm, but it was more subdued than you would have guessed.This reporter came in expecting throngs. Perhaps a lot of them were "busy" or didn't have the spare $20.12 for a ticket. Regardless, Mitt Romney was...
  • Romney: It’s my successor’s fault if illegal immigrants benefited from Romneycare

    10/24/2011 1:29:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2011 | Tina Korbe
    As Ed Morrissey explained earlier this morning, the “bombshell” dropped by the Los Angeles Times today — that Romneycare provided health care to illegal immigrants who would not otherwise have had access to it — is less a bombshell than the LAT (or Romney’s competitors) would have us believe. Federal law requires emergency health care for illegal immigrants, but emergency care is inordinately expensive. If Romneycare provides illegals with access to cheaper clinical care, then, presumably, fewer taxpayer dollars go to health care for illegal immigrants in Massachusetts now than they did before Romneycare passed. But no GOP-er wants to...
  • Romney: It’s my successor’s fault if illegal immigrants benefited from Romneycare

    10/24/2011 1:29:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2011 | Tina Korbe
    As Ed Morrissey explained earlier this morning, the “bombshell” dropped by the Los Angeles Times today — that Romneycare provided health care to illegal immigrants who would not otherwise have had access to it — is less a bombshell than the LAT (or Romney’s competitors) would have us believe. Federal law requires emergency health care for illegal immigrants, but emergency care is inordinately expensive. If Romneycare provides illegals with access to cheaper clinical care, then, presumably, fewer taxpayer dollars go to health care for illegal immigrants in Massachusetts now than they did before Romneycare passed. But no GOP-er wants to...
  • Medical help for illegal immigrants could haunt Mitt Romney

    10/23/2011 8:25:37 PM PDT · by South40 · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/23/2011 | Noam N. Levey
    On the Republican campaign trail, he derides any such public aid. But the healthcare law he signed as Massachusetts governor allows it. Reporting from Washington— The Massachusetts healthcare law that then-Gov. Mitt Romney signed in 2006 includes a program known as the Health Safety Net, which allows undocumented immigrants to get needed medical care along with others who lack insurance. Uninsured, poor immigrants can walk into a health clinic or hospital in the state and get publicly subsidized care at virtually no cost to them, regardless of their immigration status.
  • Herman Cain hits Romney on health care plan

    10/15/2011 10:25:49 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2011 | Philip Klein
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Wednesday said his rival Mitt Romney would have to “deal with” the health care law he passed in Massachusetts, which Cain grouped with ObamaCare as “government-centered” health care. “I do not support the Massachusetts health care law,” Cain said at a lunch sponsored by the American Spectator and held at the offices of Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform. While he didn't explicitly say the two laws were similar, he did mention them in tandem, emphasizing, “I want to get to get away from this government takeover to health care.” He said he preferred...
  • Is Romney’s nomination ‘inevitable’?

    10/12/2011 4:26:14 PM PDT · by delacoert · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/12/2011 | Jennifer Rubin
    If you Google “Romney inevitable” you get 1,980,000 results. The Romney campaign is hoping that the more his inevitability is discussed, the truer it will become. There is something to that. Political players want to be on the winning team. Donors don’t want to waste their money. It’s heady stuff, I imagine, for the Romney team to read pieces like this by Jonathan Martin: “Hours after Chris Christie signaled he believes Mitt Romney is the Republican party’s inevitable nominee, Romney and the rest of the GOP field went about proving him right. Romney again outclassed the opposition in Tuesday’s Bloomberg/Washington...
  • With Obamacare Back In The News

    06/16/2011 4:15:53 AM PDT · by billflax · 8 replies
    RealClearMarkets ^ | 03/03/2010 | Bill Flax
    Modern Medical Care is a Blessing Not a Right As last year’s health reform bill again permeates our public discourse many pundits have highlighted how socializing medicine will exacerbate our already precarious budget concerns. Much was also written regarding the evasion of public sentiment when Congress employed especially repugnant procedural tactics. While these aspects ridicule the hypocrisy of our elected representatives, they are secondary. Healthcare is not a right. It's a blessing. Medical treatment or more specifically how we finance it, cannot be considered an unalienable right. It’s a form of consumption. Your right to own a car does not...
  • Despite opposition effort, Romney says he lines up with the Tea Party

    06/14/2011 4:54:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 14, 2011 | Alex Pappas
    DERRY, N.H. — Mitt Romney says he can appeal to Tea Partiers, even though activists and groups aligned with the movement are stressing that they need to defeat him in 2012. “I think I line up pretty well with the Tea Party,” he said in response to a question from The Daily Caller after touring the Derry Feed and Supply store. “They want to see smaller government. So do I.” But not everyone associated with the movement see Romney as one of them. Joe Miller, a former U.S. Senate candidate in Alaska and a Tea Party darling, is now running...