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  • GOP wants to “repair” rather than “repeal” ObamaCare

    02/08/2017 4:51:04 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 42 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/6/2017 | Scott Bus
    Again! Like they’ve “fixed” the satanic/Socialist public school system. And like they’re “fixed” the satanic/Socialist Social Security system. And like they’ve “fixed” the satanic, black magic fiat economic system that inherently makes masses dependent upon those who claim for themselves the power to magically create fake money out of thin air. And like they’ve “fixed” the satanic/Socialist confiscation and redistribution of real wealth and property in order to fund the satanic/Socialist programs and Ponzi schemes that define our current socio-economic reality. Yessiree, those Republicans – that Pagan Political Right – is going to once again “fix” things for us! How...
  • Republicans Rebrand Obamacare Strategy From ‘Repeal’ to ‘Repair’

    02/01/2017 5:49:24 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 46 replies
    Bloomberg (via Drudge) | 2-1-2017 | Anna Edney , Billy House , and Zachary Tracer
    Can't post content, go to following link https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-01/republicans-rebrand-obamacare-strategy-from-repeal-to-repair
  • GOP to Block the Repeal of Obamacare by Stalling

    01/28/2017 4:13:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 76 replies
    The Daily Westerner ^ | 1/27/2017 | Staff
    Remember it’s a dual monarchy — it’s an illusion that two parties in both the House and Senate actually exist With just one day away from the Republicans self-imposed deadline to repeal botched Obamacare legislation, we can see that the GOP has no intention of achieving anything in favor of Trump, as both the Democrats and Republicans are wrapped up by the powers-that-be just as Intellihub has reported for years. With high-paid talking heads like Rush Limbaugh claiming that the two party system actually exists, it’s hard for narrow-minded members of the general public to figure out the true pyramid...
  • In leaked audio, Republicans destroy their own public talking points on Obamacare

    01/27/2017 5:18:58 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 38 replies
    The WorldNews (WN) Network ^ | 1/27/17 | wm.com
    The Post’s Mike DeBonis has obtained leaked audio of Republicans at a closed-door session airing serious anxieties about the GOP’s strategy to repeal and replace Obamacare. What’s remarkable is how decisively their specific comments in private undercut the party’s public, carefully-crafted talking points about the battle to come. Now, to be clear, these private comments [] Related: Trump’s secret plan to make Mexico pay for a border wall, revealed Steve Bannon just attacked the media. The correct response: Keep pointing out the lies. Happy Hour Roundup ...
  • Behind closed doors, Republican lawmakers fret about how to repeal Obamacare

    01/27/2017 11:06:13 AM PST · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    wapo ^ | 1/27/17 | Mike DeBonis
    PHILADELPHIA — Republican lawmakers aired sharp concerns about their party’s quick push to repeal the Affordable Care Act inside a closed-door meeting Thursday, according to a recording of the session obtained by The Washington Post. The recording reveals a GOP that appears to be filled with doubts about how to make good on a long-standing promise to get rid of Obamacare without explicit guidance from President Trump or his administration.
  • When Discussing Obamacare, Remember the UniParty Supports It…(Ryan, McCarthy, McConnell Cornyn)

    01/17/2017 5:43:11 AM PST · by xzins · 52 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | January 16, 2017 | sundance
    With the repeal of Obamacare gathering a considerable amount of corporate media attention, it is important to remember the UniParty, Democrats and Republicans, have been paid by the U.S. CoC to retain it at all costs. ♦ The U.S. Chamber of Commerce constructed a short list of Wall Street-centric legislative priorities back in 2014 for legislative years ’15 and ’16. Among those priorities was: Retention of Obamacare Implementation of Common Core federal education standards. Passage of the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) Comprehensive immigration reform to include amnesty. the-big-club-2 U.S. CoC President Tom Donohue has spent hundreds of millions via K-Street...
  • Trump Team Making Lots of Obamacare 'Promises'

    01/07/2017 11:41:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Donald Trump's team has admitted this past week that their plans to overhaul Obamacare will not happen immediately. Kellyanne Conway even said it could take years. Thursday on CNN, Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), who sits on Trump's transition team, echoed those remarks, noting that the Trump administration is not planning any significant changes for at least two years. Rep. Chris Collins says "there is no reason to worry the next two years" regarding Obamacare replacement -- on @Morning_Joe: pic.twitter.com/8BmoTFaeye— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) January 5, 2017 Collins emphasized Speaker Paul Ryan’s pledge that they’re not going to “pull the rug out” from under...
  • Republicans are on track to fake-repeal Obamacare

    01/05/2017 7:59:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Unless something changes, Republican leaders have no intention of repealing Obamacare If Republicans in the brand new 115th Congress want to enrage supporters and destroy whatever grassroots goodwill remains they are off to an excellent start. Daniel Horowitz has the gory details at Conservative Review:
  • Why Obamacare is unlikely to die a swift death

    01/02/2017 9:19:39 PM PST · by dila813 · 137 replies
    www.washingtonpost.com ^ | January 2 at 7:37 PM | By Kelsey Snell and Mike DeBonis
    Congressional Republicans have long boasted that once they claim the reins of power, they will act quickly and decisively to roll back what they view as the most onerous piece of President Obama’s domestic agenda: the Affordable Care Act. But their actions starting Tuesday to end Obamacare will be far less sweeping, at least initially, than a full-blown repeal of the law.
  • Obama meeting with congressional Democrats in last-ditch effort to save ObamaCare

    01/02/2017 9:21:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/02/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Good luck Unless Chuck Schumer has a procedural trick in mind that will make repeal impossible, the only way the Democrats save ObamaCare is to scare off at least three Republican senators. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, I assume they’re looking at you, although you’d still need one more. But it might be a measure of how skittish they think Senate Republicans actually are that Obama still thinks it’s worthwhile to rally the troops at this point:
  • Mitt Romney and Trump are on the same page

    12/09/2016 5:10:14 PM PST · by bobk3 · 43 replies
    Mitt Romney
    Various foreign policy quotes from Mitt Romney. Russia is our adversary but not our enemy Q: During the campaign, you took a lot of heat from Obama for saying that Russia was our greatest geopolitical foe. I'm sure you're tempted to say "I told you so"?ROMNEY: Well, there's no question, but that the President's naivete with regards to Russia's intentions & objectives has led to a number of foreign policy challenges that we face. We need to understand that Russia has very different interests than ours, this is not fantasy land, this is reality, where they are a geopolitical adversary....
  • Health Insurers List Demands if Affordable Care Act Is Killed (Somebody call the Waaamublance!)

    12/06/2016 3:44:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 2016-12-06 | Reed Abelson
    The nation’s health insurers, resigned to the idea that Republicans will repeal the Affordable Care Act, on Tuesday publicly outlined for the first time what the industry wants to stay in the state marketplaces, which have provided millions of Americans with insurance under the law.The insurers, some who have already started leaving the marketplaces because they are losing money there, say they need a clear commitment from the Trump administration and congressional leaders that the government will continue offsetting some costs for low-income people. They also want to keep in place rules that encourage young and healthy people to sign...
  • Romney couldn't read us. How will he read the world?

    12/06/2016 4:13:06 AM PST · by luke1825 · 12 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12-6 | peter lucas
    U.S. foreign-policy sage Henry Kissinger used to tell Harvard students that the test of a good statesman was his ability to sense the evolution of an event before it happened. What President Richard Nixon's secretary of state meant was that a successful diplomat had to be able to read the character of his foreign counterpart as well as have the ability to take the pulse of the country he was dealing with
  • McConnell cautions replacement to health law to take time

    12/03/2016 7:30:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 177 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2016 12:12 PM EST
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Congress will act early next year to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law but delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative. […] Speaking in Louisville, McConnell cautioned that the law’s critics “can’t just snap your fingers and go from where we are today to where we’re headed.” He said a replacement to the health care law will be done in a “phased-in way.” …
  • GOP Plans Transition Period to Wean US Off Obamacare

    12/02/2016 5:59:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Sen. John Barrasso, a Wyoming physician, gave an outline of the plan on the Senate floor this week, which he said has a goal of doing “no harm.” "I want to make a couple of things clear. First of all, nobody is talking about taking people off of insurance without a replacement plan in place. We all understand that there needs to be a transition over time," Barrasso said. "People have already been hurt too much when they lost their insurance and when their rates went up because of Obamacare and the mandates, and the government saying they know better...
  • Surprise, surprise: Republicans stalling on Obamacare repeal

    12/01/2016 4:19:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The myth that a complete replacement package has to be in place the moment Obamacare is repealed refuses to die First congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t have full control of Congress. Then when they gained control of both chambers of Congress congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t control the White House.
  • New Gruber Study Raises Major Questions About Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

    11/30/2016 8:08:49 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11-27-16 | Brian Blase,
    A new study by Jonathan Gruber, one of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) chief economic architects, suggests that roughly two-thirds of new Medicaid enrollees in 2014 were eligible for the program under previous state eligibility criteria—meaning that they were not made eligible by the ACA. If accurate, then a much smaller share of new Medicaid enrollees were made eligible for the program by the ACA than Washington experts commonly believe. For example, the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) most recent projection is that only one of six new Medicaid enrollees were eligible for the program before the ACA. Gruber’s results, combined...
  • Mitt Romney speaks well of Donald Trump after dinner meeting

    11/29/2016 7:57:47 PM PST · by conservative98 · 164 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    After a dinner meeting with Donald Trump at Jean-Georges restaurant in New York, Mitt Romney delivered a glowing review of the president-elect’s leadership during the transition. Mr. Romney, who was invited to the dinner purportedly for a follow-up interview for the job of secretary of state, described it as a “wonderful evening” and said that he was “impressed” with Mr. Trump’s handling of his upset victory in the election. “We had another discussion about affairs throughout the world and these discussions I’ve had with him have been enlightening, and interesting, and engaging,” Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, told...
  • Why Mitt Romney reminds me of Tokyo Rose

    11/29/2016 5:44:24 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 19 replies
    Nov 29 2017 | williamIII
    They both did propaganda to demoralize the troops fighting for freedom That was exactly the aim of mitts speeches against trump - and against us
  • Thirteen Undiplomatic Statements by Mitt Romney About Donald Trump

    11/28/2016 7:12:34 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Nov 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Failed 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney is lobbying to be picked as Donald Trump’s Secretary of State, so perhaps Trump’s team should review all of Romney’s undiplomatic statements from 2015 and 2016 about the future Commander in Chief.
  • Would Romney choose Egg McMuffin as his deputy Secretary of State?

    11/27/2016 10:01:07 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 26 replies
    Nov 27 2016 | WilliamIII
    Just wondering. Maybe I'm wrong, but I got the impression they were working together during the election campaign. In the end, McMuffin didn't even get enough votes to be elected mayor of McDonaldland, but we were all a little nervous before election night.
  • Romney for press secretary? (A consolation prize for not getting Secretary of State)

    11/26/2016 11:50:00 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 50 replies
    Nov 26 2016 | WilliamIII
    I would love to see Romney be required to defend Trump to the media day in and day out.
  • Kellyanne Conway skeptical of Mitt Romney

    11/25/2016 12:50:43 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/24/2016 | Carl Campanile
    Kellyanne Conway, President-elect Trump’s campaign manager, is publicly discouraging her boss from naming Mitt Romney as secretary of state. Conway, a top transition adviser to Trump, tweeted Thursday that she’s receiving a “deluge” of comments about Romney — and then linked to a Politico story about Trump loyalists opposing the former Massachusetts governor’s nomination. “Receiving deluge of social media & private comms re: Romney Some Trump loyalists warn against Romney as sec of state,” Conway tweeted. In a follow-up tweet, she suggested that loyalty was an important criteria for the top diplomatic post. “Kissinger & Schultz as Secs of State...
  • Mitt Romney Is Preparing Apology to Trump - Is Very Interested in Secretary of State Job

    11/24/2016 3:33:16 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 248 replies
    TheGatewayPundit.com ^ | November 24,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Governor Romney was one of Donald Trump’s harshest critics during the election. He assisted his opponents and was essentially working to get Hillary Clinton elected. Donald Trump met with Mitt Romney in New Jersey last week. Sources said he was interviewing for the Secretary of State position with the Trump administration. Trump supporters HATE the idea. Now this… Transition Team sources told Ed Henry from FOX News that Mitt Romney is preparing a public apology. Mitt Romney is reportedly very interested in the Secretary of State job.
  • Trump Supporters Unite in #NeverRomney — But Twitter Won’t Let it Trend!

    11/23/2016 5:56:22 PM PST · by pissant · 52 replies
    Trump supporters are united in #NeverRomney as Secretary of State. Mitt Romney led the charge against Donald Trump up until Election Day. Mitt Romney was so bitter against Donald Trump that he reportedly “sold” his email list to #NeverTrump candidate Evan McMullin.
  • Romney for Secretary of State? [Vanity]

    11/22/2016 1:58:27 PM PST · by Piranha · 70 replies
    Free Republic ^ | November 22, 2016 | Piranha
    The Wall Street Journal recently posted that Mitt Romney is emerging as the leading candidate to be Secretary of State in the Trump administration. Obviously we all know Romney is the poster child for GOPe, and that for whatever reason he threw his debates against Obama in 2012. Personally, I would like to see him lead a task force to eliminate vast numbers of Federal regulations, but it is not up to me. In this thread I am concerned with Foreign Policy and nothing else. Where can we expect Romney to differ from what we expect from President Trump on...
  • Pence: Romney under 'active consideration' for secretary of State

    11/20/2016 6:57:00 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 122 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 11/20/16 09:24 AM EST | BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday that Mitt Romney is under "active consideration" to serve as secretary of State in a Donald Trump administration. "The president-elect was very grateful that the Gov. Mitt Romney came out," Pence said on "Fox News Sunday." "They had a good meeting. It was a warm and a substantive exchange." Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, met with Trump on Saturday to discuss foreign policy. Pence said he and members of the Trump team spent about an hour with Romney. He said the team talked through substantive issues.
  • Romney swallows his pride: 'Choker' Mitt embraces the President-elect

    11/19/2016 11:39:47 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 92 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 19, 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Romney swallows his pride: 'Choker' Mitt embraces the President-elect he retorted was a 'con-man and a bigot' in election campaign war of words as Trump dangles prospect of a White House role at transition team talks Trump greeted Romney at the front steps of his upscale clubhouse in Bedminister, New Jersey on Saturday He was joined by Vice president-elect Mike Pence for day of meetings It is believed Romney is a possible contender for Secretary of State Romney previously said Trump should be disqualified from receiving the GOP presidential nomination after he refused to release his tax returns Trump has...
  • Deutsch: Someone ‘Very High Up’ in Trump Circle Says Prospect of Romney as SecState ‘Very Real’

    11/18/2016 4:46:24 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 153 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Say what you will about Donny Deutsch, but the man-about-Manhattan and the Hamptons moves in the Trump social circle and is well-connected there. So attention must be paid to Deutsch’s declaration on today’s With All Due Respect. Asked by Mark Halperin whether the talk about Romney being considered for Secretary of State is “real, whether Romney might end up with the job,” Deutsch responded: “somebody very, very, very high up in the inner [Trump] circle yesterday told me it was very, very real,” and that this person was “very excited about it.” View the video here.
  • ObamaCare’s last hope: Terrified Senate Republicans

    11/14/2016 3:54:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Kicks of mules ObamaCare is in big trouble. With the election of a Republican president and the survival of Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, ObamaCare should be history. But ObamaCare is not dead yet. The effort to repeal and replace it is going to face some serious obstacles - some of which are policy-related, like the problem of how you deal with people with pre-existing conditions, or of how you transition people who have signed up for subsidized policies. The left wants you to think that repealing ObamaCare means ripping people’s health care away from them. The...
  • Utahns want Donald Trump to soften his tone, reach out [barf alert]

    11/13/2016 7:56:33 AM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | November 12, 2016 | MATT CANHAM
    As she watched the election returns late Tuesday, Jessica Anderson couldn't fight back the tears or the feeling her country had just been diminished. . . . "It was very demoralizing to me to think that so many Americans could look past his foul nature and still vote for him," she said. "I was very depressed." ... She voted for independent Evan McMullin, while her Republican husband voted for Clinton. She stands by her decision, criticizing the Democratic nominee as a politician who would have pushed the country toward socialism. At the same time, she said, she had already "come...
  • Mitt Romney Often Wonders Why He Stayed Out of 2016 Presidential Race

    10/29/2016 9:09:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 26, 2016 | Margaret Chadbourn
    "I get asked on a regular basis, 'Boy, why aren't you running this year?' I ask myself that a lot too. But I did that once," Romney said. He made self-deprecating jokes about his loss to President Barack Obama in 2012, borrowing a line from Democrat Walter Mondale, who lost to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election: "All my life I wanted to run for president in the worst way, and that's what I did." He laughed about how much fun he had running in the 2012 race, encouraging the audience at an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber...
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Email Archive (fingers all over ACA)

    10/23/2016 3:33:49 AM PDT · by YankeeinOkieville · 8 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | 1/29/16 (original: 5/09) | Tanden, Clinton
    President Barack Obama didn't embrace the individual mandate during the campaign, which means he would essentially start from scratch in terms of selling the idea to voters. The mandate was a central policy difference with Hillary Clinton, who argued that a mandate was the only way to achieve universal coverage. Let's hope we get the mandate since we know nothing will work w/out it. So how's it going? If I were to talk to one or two decision makers about a few matters, who would that be--Orszag? Rahm or Zeke? Nancy Ann? Or???In this email exchange from 2009 between HDR22...
  • Clinton Thug Robert Creamer Planned Obamacare in Jail

    10/22/2016 4:52:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Robert Creamer, founder and partner of Democracy Partners, the group behind the organized violence at Trump rallies, as shown in the video by James O’Keefe and Project Veritas, is no ordinary agitator. Creamer, a convicted felon, is arguably the spiritual godfather of ObamaCare and much of the current progressive left agenda. Creamer, along with his wife, Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky is no stranger to agitation, violence, and expanding the progressive agenda. As Investor’s Business Daily pointed out in March 5, 2010 editorial regarding protests against House Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski over the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988,...
  • ‘I Had Nothing to Do With That!’ Obama Dodges Blame For Skyrocketing Premiums

    10/20/2016 2:23:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10.20.16 | Charles Spiering
    President Barack Obama offers multiple excuses for why health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket, including blaming Republicans and insurance companies for the problems. He complains that too many reporters spend more time discussing premium increases than explaining why he isn’t responsible for them. “No, I had nothing to do with that,” Obama said, calling it “complicated” despite the “hysteria” that was growing. Obama traveled to Florida to argue that Obamacare was working well, but needed to be fixed
  • Coming next in ObamaCare: Insurance rationing?

    10/16/2016 5:30:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 14, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    For Minnesotans, coming next is meant literally. In order to keep insurers from fleeing the Mnsure ObamaCare exchange, Commerce Commissioner Mark Rothman and Governor Mark Dayton had to agree to massive rate increases across the board, which have garnered most of the headlines and discussion in this state and around the nation. Another less-discussed concession, though, might have even worse portents for the unaffordable Affordable Care Act. Rothman and Dayton have allowed insurers to cap enrollments in order to limit their losses — an act of rationing that may set precedent for negotiations in other states. David Montgomery reported it...
  • Twitter post Campbell Brown, Dan Senor's wife secured Billy Bush tape

    10/10/2016 7:04:52 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 111 replies
    Will try to add link
  • Obamacare 'architect' fires back at Trump

    10/10/2016 2:02:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/10/16 | Robert King
    The economist often referred to as the architect of Obamacare called Donald Trump's healthcare policy incoherent on Monday, firing back at the GOP nominee for criticizing him during Sunday night's debate. "My only comment is that last night showed the difference between a candidate with a strong and coherent health care agenda [Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton] and one with a garbage salad of right-wing talking points," Jonathan Gruber said in the Boston Business Journal. Gruber is an economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who played a pivotal role in crafting the Affordable Care Act. He said several years...
  • MIT professor unloads on Trump after GOP candidate calls him out (Jonathan Gruber)

    10/10/2016 12:26:22 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 83 replies
    Boston Business Journal ^ | October 10, 2016 | Jessica Bartlett
    Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economics professor and an architect of Massachusetts health reform and the Affordable Care Act, has been out of the spotlight for months. But Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump just dragged him back into it. During Sunday night’s debate, Trump brought up Gruber by name, saying that health care reform, colloquially called Obamacare, was a scam. “You know that, because Jonathan Gruber, the architect of Obamacare, was said — he said it was a great lie, it was a big lie,” Trump said. “President Obama said you keep your doctor, you keep your plan. The whole thing...
  • ObamaCare, HillaryCare . . .they don't care

    09/29/2016 8:29:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/16 | Herman Cain
    It's awful for you, but they're getting what they've been after all along. Many voters don’t remember the failed predecessor of ObamaCare. It was called HillaryCare in the early 1990s. Hillary Clinton was an unelected, non-official put in charge of a commission to design a plan to hijack the U.S. health care system. It failed when the public found out what was in it and pressured the Senate to abandon it, which they did. In 2009, President Obama, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shoved ObamaCare down the throats of the American people. They...
  • Politico's Grunwald Denies Jonathan Gruber was Obamacare Architect

    09/13/2016 6:22:30 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 13, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. ---Mark 14:30 If Donald Trump said it, then it must be false. That seems to be the philosophy of many liberals, including Politico senior staff writer Michael Grunwald. In this case, Trump correctly described Jonathan Gruber as the architect of Obamacare in a speech today in Des Moines, Iowa. Gruber was once embraced by liberals and was praised by them many times over and over and over again as the "architect of Obamacare." However, ever since November 2014 when video...
  • Obama adds 39,454 new employees to Veterans Administration, but less than 10% are doctors

    08/29/2016 6:59:52 AM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Open the Books ^ | May 2016
    While long wait times persisted the VA added 39,454 new positions to their payroll between 2012-2015. Fewer than ten percent of these new positions (3,591) were ‘Medical Officers,’ i.e. doctors.
  • Horrified by Trump, Democrats getting nostalgic about Romney

    08/24/2016 12:58:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 3:44 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    When President Barack Obama ran for re-election, Democrats made no secret of their disdain for Mitt Romney. That was all before Donald Trump. Horrified by the prospect of Trump in the White House, Obama and his party have changed their tune about Romney. As they denounce Trump as “unhinged” and unfit, they’re getting nostalgic about the 2012 Republican nominee they now describe as principled, competent and honorable. It’s a sharp reversal from four years ago. Back then, Democrats spent hundreds of millions of dollars portraying the former Massachusetts governor as a callous, unpatriotic, pet-abusing caricature of the über-rich. …
  • Hal Boyd: Gary Johnson says Mitt Romney would be 'guaranteed' a spot in his administration

    08/22/2016 7:40:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    On Friday, former Gov. Gary Johnson offered a guarantee. “If Mitt Romney wants to be a part of the administration, that would be a guarantee.” The comments came at Friday’s joint Deseret News-KSL editorial board meeting with Johnson and Bill Weld. I asked Johnson what role, if any, Romney might play in a Johnson-Weld administration. Although the Libertarian nominee seemed to doubt whether Romney would really be interested, he said the former Republican presidential nominee would be free to, in essence, choose his own adventure. “I think [the position] would be for Mitt Romney to decide … and I say...
  • Romney, McCain, Bush, other major Republicans Set to Endorse Libertarian Gary Johnson for President

    08/06/2016 4:23:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 180 replies
    The Santa Monica Observer ^ | August 6, 2016 | Stan Greene
    Mitt Romney, George Bush 41 and George Bush 43, as well as other mainstream Republican party figures, are set to endorse Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson next week, say sources within the "Never Trump" movement and other disaffected Republicans. Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico, is known for having balanced the budget during his 8 year tenure. The Libertarian's Vice presidential running mate is also a former Republican governor, William Weld of Massachusetts.
  • Mitt Romney was once head of ‘Never Trump,’ but now he’s weighing in on a Trump ‘win’

    07/30/2016 11:10:43 AM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 97 replies
    BPR Biz Pac Review ^ | July 30, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Although he withheld his support from Donald Trump throughout the primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney admitted Trump could win the Nov. 8 general election and become the 45th U.S. president. “You have to give Donald Trump credit, he was able to bring a rhetoric and a style that he had perfected over his career to the political sphere and connect with people and become the nominee. Despite the fact that I and a lot of other people thought he would not be an ideal nominee, he is. At this stage, it’s rougher going, but I can’t predict what’s gonna...
  • Gary Johnson and Bill Weld: Yes, we’ve spoken to Mitt Romney and he’s considering an endorsement

    07/28/2016 2:13:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 28, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via Red State, Romney already said he’d take a look at Johnson in an interview with CNN last month (excerpted in the clip below) but that was hypothetical and qualified by concerns over libertarian support for legal weed. Johnson and Weld are telling you now that things are in motion. Does Romney have anything to lose at this point by going the whole nine yards and endorsing a third-party candidate? He’s already gone eight yards in refusing to back Trump, and he saw what sort of reception Ted Cruz got for the lesser offense of politely avoiding an endorsement. Any...
  • GOP National Committeeman: Romney Heading Up ‘National Movement’ Against Trump

    07/12/2016 8:11:15 PM PDT · by maggief · 113 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 12, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Republican National Committeeman from Oregon warned reporters Tuesday that 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney is attempting to foil Donald Trump’s nomination at the GOP convention next week. Solomon Yue, a member of the RNC’s Standing Rules Committee, made these remarks after the committee adjourned Tuesday afternoon. Different from the Convention Rules Committee, which holds jurisdiction over the 2016 convention rules, the standing committee found itself responding to inquiries relating to whether or not certain delegates can vote in opposition to the results of their state primary on the first ballot of the nomination process. The Convention...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton advisers feel she has better White House shot against Mitt Romney

    07/07/2016 2:24:13 PM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    Daily News ^ | January 15, 2015 | Annie Karni
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    With just a few weeks to go until the GOP convention, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney says he’s still getting some encouragement from his family to jump into the 2016 race for the White House. “My wife and kids wanted me to run again this time,” Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, said this week at the “Aspen Ideas Festival.” “I’ve got some kids — I got an email from one of my sons yesterday saying ‘you gotta get in, Dad — you gotta get in,’ ” he said....