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  • Should Trump fear a Senator Romney?

    12/06/2017 2:00:36 PM PST · by Hadean · 69 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Dec. 6, 2017 | James Pindell
    President Trump’s trip to Utah Monday was ostensibly about eliminating national monument status for two Utah landmarks. But most speculate that the real reason for the trip was a subtle effort to block Mitt Romney from reentering politics. Romney has made noise about a potential run for Senator Orrin Hatch’s seat, should the longtime Utah senator choose not to seek reelection next year. Monday’s presidential visit seemed to turn into a full-on lobbying effort to get Hatch to stay put. Or perhaps more to the point, to get Romney to stay far away from Washington. And Romney was all too...
  • Mitt Romney Tells Roy Moore To Step Aside: ‘I Believe Leigh Corfman’

    11/10/2017 11:18:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 10, 2017 | Amanda Terkel
    He’s not saying Moore should go “if” the sexual assault allegations are true. He’s telling him to get out now. Mitt Romney called on Roy Moore to step aside from the Alabama Senate race Friday, becoming one of the only Republican politicians to say, unequivocally, that Moore should go in light of accusations that he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl. (TWEET-AT-LINK) On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that four women said Moore pursued them when he was in his 30s and they were between the ages of 14 and 18. The most serious case involves Leigh Corfman, who was 14...
  • Mitt Romney says 47 percent of Americans pay no income tax [Explains GOPe Congress]

    11/08/2017 1:29:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | September 18, 2012 | By Molly Moorhead
    Mitt Romney told wealthy donors gathered at a high-dollar campaign fundraiser that there’s a group of voters he believes he can never win over: people who pay no taxes. "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," Romney said. "All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the...
  • Orrin Hatch: "I'm planning on running again" [two caveats]

    10/28/2017 4:32:33 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    KUTV ^ | October 27, 2017
     (KUTV) Senator Orrin Hatch basked in praise on Friday, speaking before a supportive crowd at the Women Tech Awards, downtown at the Grand America. Meantime, a report in The Atlantic, said Hatch has been telling friends he's leaving the Senate, to make way for a likely election victory for Mitt Romney. "Right now, you are planning to run?" KUTV2News asked the senator. "I'm planning on running again," Hatch replied, but added what seemed to be two caveats. First, concerns from his wife Elaine, who is against race number eight. "She's always worried about me," said Hatch. "Certainly I'm going to...
  • Commentary: Mitt Romney must run for president in 2020

    10/20/2017 8:46:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 15, 2017 | Bernie Quigley, For The Tribune
    Should Mitt Romney run for the U.S. Senate? By all means. Indeed, Sen. Orrin Hatch should step aside. The Old Souls in the House and Senate will be taking a beating this coming year and Judge Roy Moore, newly nominated gunslinger from Alabama, will lead the charge. Possibly on horseback. For with the rise of Donald Trump to the Oval Office, America has entered a new age of Andrew Jackson. Trump has even placed a portrait of Jackson in the Oval Office to boldly indicate the dramatic shift in paradigm. But it was a long time in coming. I’d written...
  • Trump Needs to Re-Brand "Obamacare" With Some Killer Nickname That Really Fits.

    10/13/2017 4:29:05 PM PDT · by zencycler · 40 replies
    Vanity | 10/13/2017 | self
    Crooked Hillary, Low-Energy Jeb, Very Fake News - we've all seen Trump masterfully take down his opponents by re-branding them with names like these. And yet for some reason, as it relates to one of his major campaign promises, he has not yet used this effective tool against the label of "Obamacare" - which arguably serves the purposes of the left by associating "caring" with not only that horrific law, but with all things "Obama". So I propose that Trump and folks on the right start calling this law some other fitting name. Here are a few of my own...
  • Rand Paul: Trump will take executive action on healthcare after Senate failure [BFD!]

    09/28/2017 9:37:25 AM PDT · by catnipman · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/27/2017 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., predicted Wednesday that President Trump would soon move on his own to make health insurance more affordable, after the Senate failed again this week to advance any bill to reform federal healthcare policy. Paul he has been pitching the idea of using the Employee Retirement Income Security Act to let people buy insurance across state lines. That law already allows corporations to buy insurance across state lines for their workers if they are located in several states. Paul's idea is to let individuals form associations and do the same thing, and he said Trump administration officials...
  • Even Dems who aren’t co-sponsoring Bernie’s Single-Payer plan want Single Payer

    09/13/2017 7:12:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    They can get you now, or get you later . . . Fifteen senators, including 2020 hopefuls like Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, are co-sponsoring Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care bill. But even some of those not signing on have plans to eventually convert the country to single payer. On today’s Morning Joe, Dem Senator Chris Murphy [CT] described his plan, which Politico has called “stealthy single-payer.” Under it, people would be given the option of buying into Medicare or remaining with private insurance. Murphy expressed the belief that: “Given that choice, consumers would choose Medicare, and it would allow...
  • It’s Happening (Maybe): Romney Reportedly Set To Run For Senate In Utah — If Orrin Hatch Retires

    09/12/2017 7:57:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/12/2017 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline: “Orrin Hatch must retire.” And there’s a fair chance that he will! He’s 83 and said in March that he’d be more inclined to step down if he could get a “really outstanding person” to run for his seat. When asked if he had anyone in mind, he said “Mitt Romney would be perfect.” That lit the fuse on RomneyWatch 2018, leading to reports that Romney was thinking about it and had even spoken to Mitch McConnell about running. But then in May the speculation seemed to fizzle: Hatch himself claimed that Romney told him he wouldn’t...
  • Mitt Romney planning to run for Senate if Orrin Hatch retires

    09/11/2017 9:32:19 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 47 replies
    Utah Policy ^ | September 11, 2017 | Bryan Schott
    Sources tell UtahPolicy.com that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is preparing to run for Senate in 2018 if Sen. Orrin Hatch decides to retire. Sources close to Romney say the two-time presidential candidate will jump into the 2018 Utah Senate scrum if Hatch opts not to. So far, Hatch has not made up his mind as to whether he'll run for an eighth term in 2018. He has previously said he was planning on running as long as his and his wife's health holds up. Dave Hansen, a longtime political advisor to Hatch, told UtahPolicy.com last month that he didn't...
  • Romney Tells Trump to Apologize for Causing ‘Racists to Rejoice’

    08/19/2017 9:47:46 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 113 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug 18 2017 | Maggie Haberman
    Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, has excoriated President Trump for his equivocating response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and urged him to apologize or risk subjecting the country to “an unraveling of our national fabric.”
  • Twitter: Uniparty Surrender Monkey Mitt Romney Calls On President Trump To Apologize

    08/18/2017 8:02:08 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 18, 2017 | "I'm A Piece Of" Mitt Romney
    "Taking A Mitt" Romney wrote:Having created a natl inflection point of consequence, POTUS must apologize & repudiate the racists. Full statement: 6:12 AM - 18 Aug 2017https://www.facebook.com/mittromney/posts/10154652303536121
  • Romney Asks Trump to Apologize

    08/18/2017 8:03:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 143 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/17/2017 | Cortnbey O'Brien
    Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has asked President Trump to apologize for his handling of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA last weekend. JUST IN: Mitt Romney says President Trump should apologize for his statements on Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/sRVuDfJwuP — NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) August 18, 2017 Other top Republicans share Romney's sentiments. House Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted his disappointment in Trump's "moral ambiguity," while Sens. Marco Rubio (FL) and Tim Scott (SC) said condemning the real culprits should have been a no brainer.
  • Repeal Vote Puts Congress' Neck, Not Trump's, on the Line

    07/22/2017 4:44:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Real clear Politics ^ | July 21,2017 | By Anneke E. Green
    Getting rid of Obamacare was one of Donald Trump’s key campaign commitments. Several Republican senators said this week they would not vote to support various forms of dealing with the controversial law. Political commentators have construed the announcements as another indictment of the president’s leadership. Yet this interpretation ignores the fact that congressional Republicans have built their majorities on promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act. If they fail, it’s not Trump who will be blamed by voters. he come-hell-or-high-water stance by leadership tells Murkowski and Capito in particular that they will not be protected from the appearance of flip-flopping....
  • OK, GOP: No More Excuses!

    07/21/2017 5:24:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    Until now, I haven't been too concerned about the Republican Party's difficulties in passing a health care reform bill because delays have resulted in improvements to the proposed legislation. But enough is enough. No more games. It's time to quit the finger-pointing. Neither congressional leaders nor President Trump have done enough to whip votes and sell the bill. A major overhaul of Obamacare, whether a full repeal, or a repeal and replacement, is imperative for Trump and congressional Republicans. More than any other, Obamacare is the issue that has galvanized grass-roots conservatives since 2010, and the Republicans' failure to...
  • Vanity - Citizen speaks out: Senate kill the "sixty vote"...TODAY!!!

    07/19/2017 5:46:54 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 17 replies
    Totally useless, "Never Trumper:, Republican Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell should call for a Senate vote today to eliminate the "Sixty Vote" rule in the Senate. Simple, folks...Fifty One votes makes for a majority. End of story!!! Let's see if this weak sister of a back stabbing, lie telling, Republican leader has any spine or loyalty to his party, country and the American people. McConnell pass that law ...NOW, or resign this afternoon...you complete failure and Trump traitor to boot!!! You could lead your way out of a cardboard box.
  • Two GOP senators to vote against ObamaCare repeal-only bill [one more kills it]

    07/18/2017 8:09:17 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/2017 | Jordain Carney
    Republican Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.) and Susan Collins (Maine) said on Tuesday that they will not support moving forward with the plan to repeal ObamaCare with a delayed replacement. "My position on this issue is driven by its impact on West Virginians. With that in mind, I cannot vote to repeal ObamaCare without a replacement plan that addresses my concerns and the needs of West Virginians," Capito said in a statement. Collins added to NBC that she is still a "no" on proceeding to the House-passed bill, which would be used as a vehicle for any Senate action. The...
  • Now that the GOP can replace ObamaCare, it’s suddenly got cold feet

    07/18/2017 1:38:29 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 17, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    If the Republican attempt to repeal and replace ObamaCare ultimately fails, it will be a lesson in the wages of political bad faith. The current path of the Senate bill has plenty of obstacles, including the sheer inertia of the ObamaCare status quo and the fact that no one has made the public case for the Republican legislation. But the effort also suffers from a mismatch between the longtime public posture of Republicans (ObamaCare must and will be fully repealed) and their private misgivings (do we really have to do this, even partially?). It’s not just that Republicans have said...
  • Ronald Reagan's party once again?

    07/17/2017 10:48:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2017 | Noemie Emery
    On Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, Henry Olsen posted on the National Review Online his final prediction for the election on Tuesday, in which he said that Mitt Romney would lose to President Barack Obama by one point and a little less than one hundred electoral votes. In the end, Romney lost by a little bit more than that. But the reason Olson gave was correct: Romney could not get enough votes from working-class whites in the Midwest and elsewhere, who were sympathetic to much in the GOP's message, but could not relate to his laissez-faire theme. Still in pain from...
  • GOP senator: McConnell Medicaid comments a 'breach of trust'

    07/17/2017 11:54:30 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/2017 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is hedging over whether he'll back the Senate's new ObamaCare replacement bill. Johnson initially indicated he could back the measure, but told a local newspaper that he's now not so sure because of comments by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) suggesting some Medicaid cuts in the bill may not happen. "I am concerned about Leader [Mitch] McConnell's comments to apparently some of my Republican colleagues — 'Don't worry about some of the Medicaid reforms, those are scheduled so far in the future they'll never take effect,'" Johnson told the Green Bay Press-Gazette in remarks that...