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  • GOP wants to ďrepairĒ rather than ďrepealĒ ObamaCare

    02/08/2017 4:51:04 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 42 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/6/2017 | Scott Bus
    Again! Like theyíve ďfixedĒ the satanic/Socialist public school system. And like theyíre ďfixedĒ the satanic/Socialist Social Security system. And like theyíve ďfixedĒ 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 theyíve ďfixedĒ 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 Ė that Pagan Political Right Ė is going to once again ďfixĒ things for us! How...
  • Republicans Rebrand Obamacare Strategy From ĎRepealí to ĎRepairí

    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
  • Matt Drudge "Congress hanging The Donald out to dry. Making him do everything alone"

    01/30/2017 9:46:34 AM PST · by SMGFan · 113 replies
    Congress hanging The Donald out to dry. Making him do everything alone! Despicable. No tax cuts, no Obamacare repeal. NOTHING Republicans kept repealing Obamacare while O was in office [knowing would go nowhere]. Now... NOTHING!
  • 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 itís a dual monarchy ó itís 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, itís 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 Postís Mike DeBonis has obtained leaked audio of Republicans at a closed-door session airing serious anxieties about the GOPís strategy to repeal and replace Obamacare. Whatís remarkable is how decisively their specific comments in private undercut the partyís public, carefully-crafted talking points about the battle to come. Now, to be clear, these private comments [] Related: Trumpís 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 ...
  • When Discussing Obamacare, Remember the UniParty Supports ItÖ(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...
  • 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:
  • Republicans already jittery about quick Obamacare repeal

    01/04/2017 9:48:54 AM PST · by yoe · 53 replies
    CNN News ^ | January 4, 2017 | MJ Lee
    Republicans are just getting started on their years-long dream of repealing Obamacare, and already, there are fears that things are moving too fast. Some Republicans are cautioning against repealing the Affordable Care Act too quickly and urging the party take the foot off the accelerator. The reason: there's no plan on how to replace what they roll back. And while GOP lawmakers are eager to please their base with headlines of Obamacare's repeal, they don't want to be blamed for leaving people without health insurance and chaos in the healthcare market.
  • 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 Obamaís 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.
  • 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 nationís 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 Obamaís health care law but delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative. [Ö] Speaking in Louisville, McConnell cautioned that the lawís critics ďcanít just snap your fingers and go from where we are today to where weíre headed.Ē He said a replacement to the health care law will be done in a ďphased-in way.Ē Ö
  • 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 couldnít repeal Obamacare because they didnít have full control of Congress. Then when they gained control of both chambers of Congress congressional Republicans said they couldnít repeal Obamacare because they didnít 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 Actís (ACA) chief economic architects, suggests that roughly two-thirds of new Medicaid enrollees in 2014 were eligible for the program under previous state eligibility criteriaómeaning 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 Officeís (CBO) most recent projection is that only one of six new Medicaid enrollees were eligible for the program before the ACA. Gruberís 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-electís 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 ďwonderful eveningĒ and said that he was ďimpressedĒ with Mr. Trumpís handling of his upset victory in the election. ďWe had another discussion about affairs throughout the world and these discussions Iíve had with him have been enlightening, and interesting, and engaging,Ē Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, told...
  • Romney warns Trumpís rhetoric could lead to Ďtrickle-down racismí [6-10-16]

    11/25/2016 12:42:43 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 10 2016 | Philip Rucker
    PARK CITY, Utah ó Mitt Romney warned here Friday that Donald Trumpís election as president could change the nationís moral character and lead to the normalization of racism, bigotry and misogyny. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee who has been the most vocal leader of the ďNever TrumpĒ movement, delivered one of his strongest rebukes yet of Trumpís candidacy in an interview with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. ďI donít want to see trickle-down racism,Ē Romney told Blitzer. ďI donít want to see a president of the United States saying things which change the character of the generations of Americans that...
  • 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...
  • Deutsch: Someone ĎVery High Upí in Trump Circle Says Prospect of Romney as SecState ĎVery Realí

    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 Deutschís declaration on todayís With All Due Respect. Asked by Mark Halperin whether the talk about Romney being considered for Secretary of State is ďreal, whether Romney might end up with the job,Ē Deutsch responded: ďsomebody very, very, very high up in the inner [Trump] circle yesterday told me it was very, very real,Ē and that this person was ďvery excited about it.Ē View the video here.
  • ObamaCareís 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 peopleís health care away from them. The...
  • Cut Ties to Donald Trump, Big Donors Urge R.N.C.

    10/14/2016 12:38:06 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 77 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10-13-2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN, ALEXANDER BURNS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Several of the Republican Partyís most generous donors called on the Republican National Committee on Thursday to disavow Donald J. Trump, saying that allegations by multiple women that Mr. Trump had groped or made inappropriate sexual advances toward them threatened to inflict lasting damage on the partyís image. To an elite group of Republican contributors who have donated millions of dollars to the partyís candidates and committees in recent years, the cascade of revelations related to Mr. Trumpís sexual conduct is grounds for the committee to cut ties with the partyís beleaguered standard-bearer, finally and fully. ďAt some point, you...
  • 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. ďIf Mitt Romney wants to be a part of the administration, that would be a guarantee.Ē The comments came at Fridayís 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. ďI think [the position] would be for Mitt Romney to decide Ö and I say...
  • The anti-Trump GOP stampede begins

    08/10/2016 2:08:31 PM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    Already this week, a letter from 50 respected Republican foreign-policy gurus announced that they would not support Donald Trump; Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) wrote an op-ed declaring that she would not vote for Trump; and Trump once again roiled the race when he told a packed rally: ďBy the way, and if [Hillary Clinton] gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. The Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I donít know. But Iíll tell you what, that will be a horrible day.Ē The Clinton team, not surprisingly, took this as an invitation to commit violence. Michael Hayden,...
  • Mitt Romney: Family still encouraging me to jump into 2016 race

    06/30/2016 9:54:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    With just a few weeks to go until the GOP convention, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney says heís still getting some encouragement from his family to jump into the 2016 race for the White House. ďMy wife and kids wanted me to run again this time,Ē Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, said this week at the ďAspen Ideas Festival.Ē ďIíve got some kids ó I got an email from one of my sons yesterday saying Ďyou gotta get in, Dad ó you gotta get in,í Ē he said....
  • Romney: Future of GOP is 'breaking my heart'

    06/11/2016 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Mitt Romney blasted the Republican Party on Saturday for not doing more to stop presumptive nominee Donald Trump, saying that the prospects for the party are bleak. During a discussion in Park City, Utah, where Romney is hosting his annual conservative summit, the 2012 presidential nominee singled out Trumpís former rivals Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), the last two candidates to drop out of the race against Trump. "Ted Cruz was basically praising Donald Trump through the whole process," Romney told discussion host and CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. And Kasich ďwas in well after the time...
  • Romney gave us Obamacare; now if he runs 3D party, elects Hillary, it will never go away

    05/30/2016 12:52:27 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 39 replies
    WilliamIII
    Romneycare in Mass was the model for Obamacare This weekend there are rumors that Hillary Kristol has recruited Romney to run as a Third Party spoiler, perhaps ubsuring a Clinton victory in Nov If that happens, Romney-Obamacre doesn't get repealed; its killer premiums will be with us forever.
  • Itís time to just say it. Iím getting about sick of Mitt Romney.

    05/28/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Yikes. Iím probably as surprised as anyone else to hear myself saying it, but the producers might want to start cranking up the music and offer a subtle hint to Mitt Romney that itís time to get off the stage. Weíre busy getting ready for the convention in Cleveland and the pieces are pretty much set up on the board, yet it seems that the winner of the 2012 GOP primary canít bring himself to step back and let somebody else get on message. This pattern of behavior was on display yet again this week when Mitt let everyone know...
  • Sorry, we don't take Obamacare

    05/18/2016 4:26:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 17, 2016 | By Elisabeth Rosenthal - The New York Times
    Amy Moses and her circle of self-employed small-business owners were supporters of President Barack Obama and the Affordable Care Act. They bought policies on the newly created NY state exchange. But when they called doctors and hospitals in Manhattan to schedule appointments, they were dismayed to be turned away again and again with a common refrain: "We don't take Obamacare," the umbrella epithet for the hundreds of plans offered through the president's signature health legislation. Though their insurance cards look the same as everyone else's the plans are often very different from those provided to most Americans by their employers....
  • ACU Chairman: Mitt Romney Needs to 'Go Home and Be Quiet'

    05/15/2016 8:22:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/14/16 | Leah Barkoukis
    Mitt Romney devoted an entire speech back in March to attacking Donald Trump in an effort to steer conservatives away from the businessman. Since then, heís continued hammering the real estate mogul on one issue after another, including Trumpís tax returns. Romney said earlier this week that Trump's refusal to release them was ďdisqualifying.Ē ďI donít know whatís wrong with Mitt Romney. Itís so strange,Ē American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp said on Fox News. ďHe as a candidate didnít even release his taxes until Harry Reid took to the floor and claimed that maybe he didnít pay any income...
  • Bill Kristol meets with Romney, tries to convince him to make a third-party run

    05/09/2016 9:41:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 78 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/16 | Robert Laurie
    ÖUnless, of course, you're trying to put Hillary in the oval office Donald Trump is a boorish, horrible, human being who fails to live up to even the dismal behavioral standards of Bill Clinton. Heís also not a ďtrue conservativeĒ - whatever that is. This is the message being offered by the #NeverTrumpers who are hell-bent on handing the election to Hillary finding a ďreal dyed-in-the-wool conservativeĒ who will run as a 2016 third party candidate. Because Trump is so odious, someone with honest-to-God ďright-wing credentialsĒ simply must be dragged into the race. To that end, ďreal conservativeĒ and Weekly...
  • Top former Romney aide launches anti-Trump super PAC

    04/25/2016 10:23:42 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/21/16 | Alex Isenstadt
    With less than two weeks until the Iowa caucuses, a new super PAC has formed with the intention of taking down Donald Trump. The group, which is called Our Principles PAC, is founded by Katie Packer, a veteran Republican strategist who served as deputy campaign manager on Mitt Romneyís 2012 presidential campaign.
  • IT BEGINS: Ryan Releases Presidential Ad (How many times has he said no?)

    04/07/2016 5:29:49 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 131 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/7/16
    A new video released by House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 56% has reporters chattering about whether or not it serves as a subtle campaign ad, as his supporters continue to whisper his name as a potential Republican presidential nominee in a brokered convention. The video features footage from Ryanís speech calling for a better brand of politics. That talk implicitly criticized Donald Trumpís brand of campaigning. The video is the latest of a series of web videos produced by his digital communications director Caleb Smith to highlight the Ryan brand of politics. Smithís video includes multiple camera angles, a...
  • Backstage maneuvering begins in wide-open GOP chairmanís race (ROMNEY'S NIECE)

    04/01/2016 11:05:32 AM PDT · by mabelkitty · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/31/2016 | Scott Wong
    Thereís a race in the Republican Party happening far away from the hot media glare, one that doesnít involve a candidate named Trump or Twitter fights or violent protests. In fact, youíve probably never heard of most of the possible leading contenders. Itís the race to succeed Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, whoís expected to step down in January 2017 after a record six years. If Donald Trump or another Republican is elected president this fall, the chairmanís contest will probably be a moot point. Itís tradition for the president to handpick the chairman of his own party. and...
  • Massachusetts Considering Single-Payer Healthcare System

    03/27/2016 7:20:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Massachusetts considering a single-payer healthcare system for the state, dubbed "Mass-Care." Lawmakers are currently debating a bill that would move private insurance to a single-payer system for all Massachusetts residents. BOSTON ¬Ė State lawmakers heard arguments Tuesday in favor of a single-payer health insurance system for Massachusetts, with proponents testifying that more needs to be done despite the advances brought on by state and federal law. ¬ďI acknowledge that in Massachusetts we have a great health care system, but it is not a system that works for everyone,¬Ē Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, said at a Joint Committee on Health Care...
  • Mitt Romney: It's a "Compliment" to Be Called "Grandfather of ObamaCare"

    03/03/2016 6:13:13 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 September 2012 | Michael Tennant
    Despite all his talk of repealing and replacing the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told an audience September 19 that he takes it as "a compliment" when President Barack Obama calls him "the grandfather of ObamaCare." Appearing at a Univision "Meet the Candidate" forum, Romney touted his own "experience in healthcare reform." That, of course, would be the 2006 healthcare law that Romney signed into law as governor of Massachusetts. That law mandated that all residents carry health insurance or pay a tax penalty and that insurers not discriminate against individuals with pre-existing...
  • Romney to Lay Out Case Against Trump in Speech Thursday

    03/02/2016 11:12:19 AM PST · by maggief · 215 replies
    Bloomberg | March 2, 2016
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  • (Vanity) What if Romney DOES get in..? How would you react..?

    02/27/2016 6:51:04 PM PST · by gaijin · 126 replies
    Feb 27, 2016 | Me http://www.ThisIsntRealurl.com
    More and more it seems a real possibility that Mittens might get into the race. Rubio is a little shaky and The Establishment is getting a little desperate. How would you react? If you encountered a neighbor you really liked, what would you say about this? Would you vote for another Republican again..?
  • Mitt Romney: Good Reason to Believe There's a 'Bombshell' in Donald Trump's Taxes

    02/24/2016 2:54:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 02/24/2016 | David Rutz
    2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Wednesday on Fox News there is good reason to believe there is a "bombshell" to be found in Donald Trump's back taxes. Asked by host Neil Cavuto why he hadn't officially backed a Republican for the 2016 nomination, Romney said he would like to see the back taxes from several of the candidates. Taxes were a sore spot for Romney in 2012, with then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) publicly accusing him of not even paying them. "This will give us a real sense of whether these people are on the up...
  • Rep. Upton: Under GOP President, Congress Will be ‚ÄėReady‚Äô to Repeal, Replace Obamacare

    02/20/2016 10:55:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 19, 2016 | 10:34 AM EST | Jose R. Gonzalez
    Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) says that Congress will be prepared to successfully repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, if a Republican president is elected in November. "If a Republican president is sworn into office in only 11 months, we are going to be ready," Upton said. "That is the challenge that Speaker [Paul] Ryan put before us." [...] In laying out the main elements of the Republican replacement proposal, the 15-term congressman also noted that it will remove several key features of the ACA. ...
  • Cold Anger Report: Speaker Paul Ryan EXPANDING Taxpayer Bailout For ObamaCare Insurance Providers

    11/25/2015 6:52:41 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11-25-2015 | sundance
    November 25, 2015 Cold Anger Report: Speaker Paul Ryan EXPANDING Taxpayer Bailout For ObamaCare Insurance Providers by sundance Yes, it‚Äôs that time of year when the ‚ÄúOmnibus‚ÄĚ spending kicks into overdrive. Washington DC loves it when the electorate are distracted with the Holiday Festivities. This year we taxpayers get yet another round of usurpation from the Progressive Republican GOPe critters, led now by Paul Ryan, who infect the spending body.SPEAKER Ryan and his team of spending enthusiasts is getting ready to ‚Äúbail out‚ÄĚ, meaning give, the ObamaCare health insurance carriers an influx of EVEN MORE money: WASHINGTON DC ‚Äď [‚Ķ]...
  • Mitt Romney still a 'no' on 2016 though calls coming in

    11/15/2015 11:11:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 14, 2015 | Jeff Zeleny, Gloria Borger and Jedd Rosche
    (CNN)‚ÄĒSorry Mitt Romney fans: He's just not that in to running for president. Fresh off a new Washington Post report that GOP establishment leaders are calling on Romney, who has run and lost twice before, to reconsider his decision to stay out of the 2016 race, associates of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee tell CNN there are a lot of "in bound" calls but that there are "no signs" he's changed his mind. One friend of Romney's said there were some calls to Romney confidant Beth Meyers and others in his circle asking him to consider being a lifeline to...
  • Predicting which party will win the White House: follow the numbers

    11/14/2015 8:33:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/15/2015 | By Eric Fehrnstrom
    It's hard to keep up with the twists and turns in this presidential race. Hillary Clinton under fire on Benghazi! Ben Carson has a theory about the pyramids! Bernie Sanders wrote about rape fantasies! Donald Trump . . . well, Donald Trump! Figuring out which headline will have the biggest impact on the general election is a bit of a parlor game. But what if they have no impact at all? After the 2012 election, political scientists John Sides and Lynn Vavreck wrote a book called"The Gamble"that looked at the cause of President Obama's victory over Mitt Romney. They sifted...
  • Time for GOP panic? Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win

    11/13/2015 5:03:26 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 13, 2015 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Less than three months before the kickoff Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them. Party leaders and donors fear that nominating either man would have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot, virtually ensuring a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency and increasing the odds that the Senate falls into Democratic hands. The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus alternative to the outsiders has emerged from the...
  • Obamacare Heading for Life Support: Humana drops 100,000 patients, citing unexpectedly higher costs.

    11/07/2015 11:50:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/06/2015 | by Michael Walsh
    The misbegotten mess known as the Patient Deflection and Unaffordable Care Act is really starting to collapse: Humana said it will discontinue several products offered on government-run exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, impacting about 100,000 individuals currently covered by the insurer's plans across the country. The move, disclosed this morning in the company's third-quarter earnings report, comes due to higher-than expected medical costs from sick newly insured patients covered under the health law."Operating results for the company's individual commercial medical business continue to be challenged primarily due to the volatility related to the start of the healthcare exchange...
  • After call on House speakership, Romney calls Ryan 'man of ideas'

    10/10/2015 8:27:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/9/15 | Steve Holland
    Former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, after speaking with Representative Paul Ryan about the race for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Friday that Ryan was a "man of ideas." "I wouldn't presume to tell Paul what to do, but I do know that he is a man of ideas who is driven to see them applied for the public good," Romney said in a statement provided to Reuters after he spoke by telephone with Ryan, who is being urged to run for the top House post.
  • Romney ticks off viable GOP candidates; excludes Trump, doesnít mention Carson

    09/30/2015 11:06:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/30/15 | Stephen Dinan
    Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney listed a half-dozen Republican candidates he said could qualify as mainstream conservatives his party could live with in a general election ó and said he didnít think Donald J. Trump was one of those. Mr. Romney, a two-time candidate who was the partyís standard-bearer in 2012, ticked off New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and businesswoman Carly Fiorina as viable options. -snip- Mr. Romney did not mention retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who along with Mr....
  • 2016 and the Romney Factor

    09/29/2015 7:11:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Observer ^ | September 29, 2015 | Bernie Quigley
    After two debates, five Republican candidates jump directly to mind when I think of who would make an effective president in 2016 by temperament and abilities. None of them will be on the stage in the next debate. They are my New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, who has also been suggested by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney; South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, whose singular leadership has effectively brought the Palmetto State through the greatest positive changes in business and culture since integration; Governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada, a sterling, contemporary representative of Western conservatismís infectious business spirit; General David Petraeus;...
  • Mitt Romney, your party needs you!

    09/11/2015 9:38:17 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 163 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Sept 11 2015 | Michael Cohen
    THERE IS one man who can save the Republican Party, and his name is Mitt Romney. Seriously. Seven years after Romney crashed and burned in the 2008 Republican primary and three years after he beat a weak GOP presidential field before losing to President Obama, he is still the partyís best hope of winning back the White House.
  • Donors want Mitt to jump in again???? ~ Vanity

    08/31/2015 7:46:15 PM PDT · by GraceG · 46 replies
    I mean it sounds like Jeb has fizzled and the GOPe are looking to hedge their bets by trying to woo Mittens McRomomom the wonder kitten to take the Jebsters place as the establishment pick... Talk about "Throwing Good money after Bad"....
  • Mitt Romney: GOP kingmaker?

    07/07/2015 12:36:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 7, 2015 | By Kevin Truong
    Mitt Romney's backing helped several candidates emerge from a crowded primary field and be successful in the 2014 midterm elections. He's aiming to do the same for presidential candidates in 2016. Many observers expected Mitt Romney to slink away from politics after his defeat in the 2012 presidential election, but the former Massachusetts governor has instead embraced a new role as an elder statesman and kingmaker within the Republican Party. While he has shied away from open campaigning, Mr. Romney has taken to tacitly supporting the more moderate, establishment-friendly candidates in a packed and ideologically tangled field. ďRomney, who flirted...
  • GOP lawmakers: Time to move on from Obamacare repeal

    06/25/2015 5:43:15 PM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | June 25, 2015 | Manu Raju and Burgess Everett
    Republicans have tried to kill the health care law twice at the Supreme Court, only to be rebuffed. Theyíve held more than 50 repeal votes, virtually all of which have died in the Senate. They tried to defund the law through the spending process, but the government shut down instead. As Republicans process Thursdayís sharp rebuke at the hands of the Supreme Court, theyíre struggling with what to do next ó beset by internal divisions and procedural roadblocks that severely limit their options.