Skip to comments.Top Romney Advisor all in for Obamacare Implementation
Posted on 07/10/2012 4:32:51 AM PDT by scottfactor
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 he is, even the liberal Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney keeps saying that on Day One in office, he will move to repeal Obamacare. He also adds what I do not want to hearreplace. Repeal and replace. I am sick of hearing that from our side. Do not tell me you are going to replace something that should never have been in the first place! Just kill it! Put it out of our misery!
Do I even believe Romneys promise, as it is? This is not a brand new story, though it was new to me yesterday, so it may be new to others. The top aide to Romneys transition team for the White House is a fellow Mormon, former Utah Governor, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency and Health and Human Services Secretary under President George W. Bush. While he is an amazingly accomplished man, and apparently very talented and driven, former Governor Mike Leavitt is also a supporter of the states implementing Obamacare exchanges. Yes, thats right. And, the reason he supports it likely has everything to do with the fact that Leavitt owns Leavitt Partners, a health care consultancy firm based in Utah.
On June 3rd, the Politicos Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns had a fairly glowing write-up about Leavitt (which should tell us something right there). The piece made it quite clear that Leavitt is a moderate, a pragmatist, and not necessarily as conservative as actual conservatives would like to see in the Romney administration, especially when it comes to his position on the wretched Obamacare legislation.
From the Politico piece,
Leavitt has said some relatively positive things about certain elements of Obamas health reform law, suggesting earlier this year that Obamacare empowers the HHS secretary to do certain things that are clearly aimed at trying to move us in the right direction.
[Leavitts longtime chief aide, Rich] McKeown, who still works with Leavitt at his Utah-based health care consultancy, acknowledged that the former governor does not want to undo one key part of the controversial legislation.
We believe that the exchanges are the solution to small business insurance market and thats gotten us sideways with some conservatives, he said.
The exchanges are not only a matter of principle for Leavitt theyre also a cash cow.
The size of his firm, Leavitt Partners, doubled in the year after the bill was signed as they won contracts to help states set up the exchanges funded by the legislation.
There is a group [of states] that feels as though they dont want to be associated with the Affordable Care Act, Leavitt told POLITICO in 2011. Privately, though, its clear that several of those are planning behind the scenes, because they dont want to have a federal exchange. The law is written so that those states that dont create their own exchanges by 2014 may be pushed into a federal exchange.
This angers the right, however.
These Exchanges are the government bureaucracies that will make health insurance more expensive, induce employers to drop coverage, entrench Obamacare, and dole out hundreds billions of debt-financed government subsidies to insurance companies, fumed the libertarian-leaning Cato Institute.
So, Leavitt, who stands to make a great deal more money from the implementation of Obamacare than from its repeal, is the one guy Romney chooses to set up a Romney administration, if Romney wins the White House. Could there be more of a conflict of interests than thisthat isif Romney is serious about repealing the hellish, anti-American, anti-freedom Obamacare dictate?
When this story broke, there was some conservative backlash which led to the Romney campaign issuing a statement that was reported by the Daily Caller,
Team Romney was quick to dismiss those worries. Reached for comment, Romney spokesman Lenny Alcivar said: Unlike President Obama, voters can rest assured that a Romney Administration will put America back on track. That starts with repealing Obamacare, starting Day One. Make no mistake, the only person who will make policy decisions under a Romney Administration is Mitt Romney.
Oh, well that makes me feel all better! This man, Leavitt, could end up being Romneys chief of staff (according to rumors), and we are supposed to believe his money-powered desire to have the states implement Obamacare exchanges will in no way affect Romneys stated desire to repeal that detestable law? I am in full support of Mike Leavitt making a successful living, but the thought that someone with such a potent interest in keeping Obamacare alive could end up in one of the highest positions in a Romney administration is quite disturbing.
Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we cannot.
I think the same way about 120,000 IRS agents.
What an ignorant declaration!
HOW do you believe you/we can destroy Obama, but are helpless to control Romney?
Leavitt is NOT running for President and Romney won’t have dictatorial control.
Only with a Romney victory will we have sufficient control in the House and Senate to modulate the President.
Obama has proven he is unconstrained by the Separation of Powers.
Mr. RomneyCARE SHOULD have spoken up this weekend.
but he is busy hiding, planning more STATISM.
Let me see if I got this logic straight: "Because a beltway insider, GOP-E judge, John Roberts, betrayed us conservatives, I will therefore get even by voting for the GOP-E candidate."
It's that kind of ignorance that's gotten us to this point. Sheeesh...
These moderates are openly laughing at conservatives at this point. Just the other day a pro Romney analyst on FOX shrugged and said the south will vote for Romney no matter what he does.
I love it when I see people post on FR to disenfranchise conservatives from voting for the Republican nominee.
I often wonder if they are DU plants on FR. I mean really, it is a good strategy to make conservatives feel that they would be voting for Obama-lite in order to get them to stay home.
The motto is: ANYONE BUT OBAMA. Honestly it isn’t that hard.
We need to have a REVOLT at the GOP Convention.
Romney must not be allowed to be the nominee.
Perhaps you have a better idea than to go ahead and vote for the sorry Republican nominee? Vote for Obama? Oh, wait... I'll bet it's Ron Paul for you.
There is nothing "ignorant" about the line from the column you quoted.
I originally was going to write in someone who is actually conservative instead of voting for Romney. I suppose you would say that is "ignorant" too--voting my conscience. You may not even realize that our elections are likely just a sham. We will know for certain if Obama "wins" reelection.
Here are two free clues.
Mr. RomneyCARE is not even the GOP candidate yet,
despite his cheating, backstabbing, changing rules
after the fact, demanding delegates actually BOW
to him and his RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE/DeathPanels.
Mr. RomneyCARE will NEVER be the conservative candidate.
Maybe you did not actually read the column above past the headline. There is nothing in that piece to "disenfranchise conservatives."
You might take a moment to read it and understand it. If Romney is the nominee, he will have to be watched as closely as the next fake conservative. This piece is just that--information about what he is doing, who he is gathering around him.
And, since I am the author of the piece, I can assure you, I am not a mole for the communist Left.
I didn't know the Convention is over. When did the GOP Officially give Romney the Candidacy? Who the hell is is VP Pick?
Romney managed to steal the elections by being the only Liberal in open primaries in which independents and democrats who had nothing better to do gave him the edge over the conservatives.
Romney is a knee jerk liberal in an empty suit. He has no core convictions. He is no friend of conservatives.
He got the nomination by lying about the conservatives in the race and then when he wrapped up enough delegates his handlers shook the etch a sketch.
Sorry but Romney will never get my vote.
I agree with your sentiments about the fake conservative Romney, but the column repeatedly says "IF" he is the nominee and "IF" he wins the White House. This is simply a "for your information" piece about Mike Leavitt, a man who is very close to Romney.
Why should we roll over and play dead just because there is ultimately nothing we can do to "control" these "leaders"? Why should we not watch them and let them hear from us when they [insert infraction here]?
That line you quoted was my trying to explain to the commenter the purpose of this column and that I am not a member of the Democrat Underground.