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If I Were President: Obamacare, One Year In (Romney thinks its his turn)
National Review ^ | March 22, 2011 | Mitt Romney

Posted on 03/22/2011 7:06:40 PM PDT by driftdiver

If I were president, on Day One I would issue an executive order paving the way for Obamacare waivers to all 50 states. The executive order would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services and all relevant federal officials to return the maximum possible authority to the states to innovate and design health-care solutions that work best for them.

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Man I hope this guy goes down in flames.
1 posted on 03/22/2011 7:06:43 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: driftdiver

Mitt just move to have the whole mess scotched don’t add on to the problems.

Why does anyone support this guy? I don’t get it.


2 posted on 03/22/2011 7:11:53 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: driftdiver

He needs more starch in his shirt.


3 posted on 03/22/2011 7:11:53 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (TV.)
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To: driftdiver

Romney is trying to whitewash his socialist medical system in the socialist mecca of Taxachusetts. He also never mentions that the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PAYS for half of his state program. That means you and I are funding this socialist medical program -— Romney is no conservative. He just has too much Massachusetts liberalism all over him. He may talk tough, but when it comes to delivering, well, you judge by WHAT HE DID, AND WHAT HE DOES!!!


4 posted on 03/22/2011 7:13:28 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: driftdiver
"If I were president, on Day One I would issue an executive order paving the way for Obamacare waivers to all 50 states."

Oh really...

Well sure, Mittster, seeing as how you handled it so danged well in Taxachusetts...

5 posted on 03/22/2011 7:16:27 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: driftdiver
NittWitt Mitt? Forget it, EVER!

If the elitist Pubbies select him, it will be the death knell of the Party. (Not good)

RINOs you are warned, NO MORE....That is Final...

6 posted on 03/22/2011 7:19:40 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: driftdiver
This week thats what he says..
Next week is a different week entirely..
Myth Romney.. may be an alter ego of Francois Kerry..
7 posted on 03/22/2011 7:19:57 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: driftdiver

Mitt Romney, 2008 Republican Presidential debates: I like [government] mandates! [Government] mandates work!

Yeah, sure, Mitt, you’ll be issuing those orders as soon as you step across that threshold because you don’t believe in interventionist governments reaching beyond their permitted powers...

Give it another go, Mitt, as this dog, I’m sorry to say, don’t hunt.


8 posted on 03/22/2011 7:25:11 PM PDT by kingu (Legislators should read what they write!)
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To: driftdiver
If I were president, on Day One I would issue an executive order paving the way for Obamacare waivers to all 50 states.

And the only state it'd be trumped would be in Mass, thanks to Romneycare. LOL!
9 posted on 03/22/2011 7:30:24 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: driftdiver
Man I hope this guy goes down in flames.

He will not have much of a chance to take off in order that he can go down in flames -lol. Waivers??? Wow, what a strong leader. This guy is beyond a joke.

Obamacare needs to be completely repealed. ALL regulations promulgated in support of this monstrosity must be eliminated. ALL government parasites (i.e. bureaucrats) that were hired to support this monstrosity must be terminated.

Our Republic is at the precipice and so called leaders such as Mitt suggest waivers? This guy along with ALL other RINOs deserve only our contempt. The have no appreciation of our Constitution, nor do they understand just how fragile is Liberty in this increasing Socialist world.

10 posted on 03/22/2011 7:39:42 PM PDT by sand88
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To: driftdiver
Mitt will be anybody you want him to be, say anything you want him to say, just please, please, please let him be President because it has been his dream since he was a little boy.

He is a good little boy, and deserves it.

11 posted on 03/22/2011 7:52:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: driftdiver

Seamus (hiding from Romney):
“Woof. Woof. If I were president,
on Day One I would sign an Executive Order with my paw
and make Milt Romney ride on the roof of my President Limo,
while HE has diarrhea, just like he tortured made me to do.
By the way, America, I would make a good President
because I am a patriotic dog and
am natural born and even have a birth certificate
.... unlike Romney and Obama.”


"But the details of the event are more than unseemly — they may, in fact, be illegal.
Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone
from carrying an animal "in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel
or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the
animal carried thereon.
" An officer for the Massachusetts Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a description of the situation
saying "it's definitely something I'd want to check out." The officer,
Nadia Branca, declined to give a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law
but did note that it's against state law to have a dog in an open bed of a pick-up truck,
and "if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it, that would be illegal."


"Dog on Roof? What Was It Like for Romney's Pooch?
Scientists Say Dog Likely Experienced Wind-Whipped, Uncomfortable Trip
"Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter,
in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack.
e'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog," read the article.
Jordan Kaplan, the owner of Petaholics, a dog walking service in New York City,
and a lifelong dog owner and dog lover, said Romney's actions were uncalled for.
....What Happens to a Dog on a Roof Traveling 50 MPH?"


"Romney's dog - This is a distinction Mitt Romney probably could do without, but he is surely
the first presidential candidate to be attacked for putting a dog with diarrhea
in a carrier and tying it to the top of a station wagon.
Romney's defense: Seamus liked it. "He scrambled up there every time we went on trips,"
the Republican said during a campaign stop in Pittsburgh. "He got in all by himself and enjoyed it."


"As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon,
keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble.
''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the back window,
payback from an Irish setter who'd been riding on the roof in the wind for hours.
As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust,
Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station.
There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car,
then hopped back onto the highway."


"Story about dog on car roof comes back to bite Romney
Critics, jokesters make issue of tale
TIME.com's Swampland blog has been flooded with more than 200 comments
from readers complaining of animal cruelty"


Romney's bad behavior Exposed by Seamus

"Romney Loses Nomination Over Dog Abuse?
Romney was traveling that summer with his wife, five sons, and Seamus to his parent's cottage on Lake Huron.
But hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea,
which ran down the back window of the car. Romney's sons, all under 13, howled in disgust.
Romney pulled off the road into a service station.
There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, and they drove on to Ontario.
.....David Kravitz wrote on BlueMassGroup, a liberal blog.
"It also strikes me as classic Romney: it solves a problem efficiently,
in a business-like manner, and with no regard whatsoever
for the suffering that the solution may cause."



12 posted on 03/22/2011 8:19:02 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: driftdiver
I happened to notice in the keywords...

romney4sharia; romney4victorymosque; ineligibleromney; romneydeathpanels; sharia4romney...

I'm not a Romney fan by any stretch, but sharia? Victory mosque? C'mon.

13 posted on 03/22/2011 8:46:40 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (Some minds are like cement; thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: driftdiver
I'm staying home if this joker is nominated. I don't care how many FReepers screech that he's still better than Obama.

People clearly do not understand the stakes here in 2012.

14 posted on 03/22/2011 9:06:57 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Luke ScottWalker - The Force Is With You)
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To: driftdiver

I’m a Federalist so I agree that the states should have the right to experiment. I am all for new ideas and we can see what does and doesn’t work in different states.


15 posted on 03/22/2011 11:19:28 PM PDT by byteback
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To: Celtic Cross

I’d have to agree those are inappropriate. Anyone can add keywords, I did not add those.


16 posted on 03/23/2011 3:33:06 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: byteback

Someone nobodies brought up yet is his proposal to change this law with an executive order. The President isn’t king (sorry BO) and while EO’s have their place, it isn’t circumventing our legislative process.


17 posted on 03/23/2011 3:40:04 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
But EO's are Romney'sWAY(TM).

Corrupt carpetbagger, he is.
Look at that SMILE on his face as he erases rights of others.

"One of the traditional methods of imposing statism
or socialism on people has been by way of medicine..."

President Ronald Reagan


Death Panels and ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE created by Milt Romney.



18 posted on 03/23/2011 4:03:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Diogenesis

Effing jackals.


19 posted on 03/23/2011 4:08:24 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: driftdiver
Past performance suggests the Trickster-Romney's outcome.

MITT ROMNEY - THE PROVEN BAD GOVERNOR

"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."

[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]


“The Massachusetts Republican Party died last Tuesday.
The cause of death: failed leadership.

The party is survived by a few leftover legislators
and a handful of county officials and grassroots activists
who have been ignored for years.
Services will be public and a mass exodus of taxpayers will follow.
In lieu of flowers, send messages to Republican voters
warning them about a certain presidential candidate named Romney.”
- Boston Herald, 11/12/2006


"In 2006, while Romney was chairman of the National Republican
Governors Association - a group dedicated to electing more
Republican governors - his own hand-picked Republican successor
as governor lost badly to the Democrat, despite the fact that Republicans
have held the governorship in Massachusetts since 1990. Romney largely
ignored the Massachusetts elections and spent most of the time
during the campaign out of state building his presidential campaign.
He came back and publicly campaigned for the Republican candidate
the day before the general election!
“Locally, this is a rebuke to Mitt Romney and checking out within six months
after being elected and having accomplished almost nothing,”

[Jim] Rappaport [former chairman of the state Republican Party]."
- Boston Globe, 11/8/2006


"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced
,
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005


Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys.
He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>


"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!

Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006


20 posted on 03/23/2011 4:09:21 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: driftdiver

A waiver? How about just sign the repeal of ObamaCare into law once it is passed and placed in front of you on your idiocy “waiver” desk? =.=


21 posted on 03/23/2011 4:37:53 AM PDT by cranked
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To: driftdiver

No ObamaCare waivers. Defund and Repeal.

Congress is supposed to make and change the laws, not the Executive Branch. We already have 1 Executive Order loving Prez now who uses those to get around Congress. The courts get to decide if ObamaCare is constitutional or not. Congress then changes the law again depending on what the courts say.

The framers wanted checks and balances to limit the powers of each of the three branches. What Romney has proposed here is far removed from that.

Sounds like HHS would still be running the show with 50 versions of ObamaCare. Ludicrous in my opinion.


22 posted on 03/23/2011 6:40:46 AM PDT by sarah palin rocks
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To: arrogantsob; SkyDancer
What an ass he is.

Scrap the whole damned thing, goofball. For crying outloud... waivers? Really? What a complete idiot!!!

23 posted on 03/23/2011 8:22:56 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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