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The Ghost of Mitt Romney Returns
Yahoo! News / The Atlantic Wire ^ | November 3, 2013 | Connor Simpson

Posted on 11/03/2013 2:44:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney returned to the Sunday shows almost exactly one year since he lost the election to Barack Obama, only to attack the President and call his second term into question. The former Republican politician wasted no time attacking the President over his rocky Obamacare roll out during his appearance on NBC's Meet the Press. "The president failed to learn the lessons that came from the experience in Massachusetts," Romney said, repeating that he thinks a state-by-state healthcare plan would work better.

Romney then launched into a greater attack on the President's "you can keep your insurance" controversy. "Perhaps the most important lesson the president, I think, failed to learn was, you have to tell the American people the truth," he said. "And when he told the American people that you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to keep that plan, period, he said that time and again, he wasn't telling the truth. And I think that fundamental dishonesty has really put in peril the whole foundation of his second term." Romney thinks the guy elected to lead the country instead of him is no longer fit to lead. "The fact that the president sold it on a basis that was not true has undermined the foundation of his second term. I think it's rotting it away," Romney said. "We've got to have a president that can lead, and right now he's not able to do so." The former Massachusetts governor also praised Chris Christie.....

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TOPICS: Massachusetts; New Jersey; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; chrischristie; cruz; krispykreme; obama; obamacare; randsconcerntrolls; rinos; romney; romneyagenda; romneycare; romneycare4all; romneycare4ever; romneymarriage; romneymarriage4ever; romneytheloser; romneytherino
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1 posted on 11/03/2013 2:44:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney said, repeating that he thinks a state-by-state healthcare plan would work better.

He's an advocate of small tyranny.

2 posted on 11/03/2013 2:50:12 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wish he’d go away and take McCain with him.


3 posted on 11/03/2013 2:51:24 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go away, loser.


4 posted on 11/03/2013 2:51:30 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt needs to go back to whatever it was he has been doing since the 2012 election results came out. We’ve got this Mitt!


5 posted on 11/03/2013 2:52:19 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (All your health decisions should be between a provider bean counter and the IRS - Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney: “I could have done socialism better.”

Which is probably true.


6 posted on 11/03/2013 2:53:12 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mittens needs to shut up and go home. He and McCain can play Canasta.


7 posted on 11/03/2013 2:54:13 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You know Obama was lying during the election. You chose to keep your mouth shut. So don’t come around now calling “liar”. We needed you a year ago. We don’t need you now.


8 posted on 11/03/2013 2:55:10 PM PST by DManA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish this lying sack of crap would be jailed or deported back to Mexico. Everything Obama is doing to us, he learned from Romney.


9 posted on 11/03/2013 2:55:29 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: MUDDOG
Actually….not to start a fight….but a state program as a "laboratory of Democracy" would not offend the notion of our Founders. Now, of course, getting government out is the preference - and Mitt campaigned very poorly on this issue (predictably) - but there is a massive difference between a teeny tiny state doing something and the Feds doing it.

I'm not MItt guy, and I don't think Romney Care is a good idea or ever was….but our Founders professed a profound difference in local versus centralized Federal govermmnet….

10 posted on 11/03/2013 2:56:13 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: DManA

Amen brother.


11 posted on 11/03/2013 2:58:50 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To hell with all RINOs. Cruz control to 2016. Drink hot Tea commies.


12 posted on 11/03/2013 2:59:17 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends
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13 posted on 11/03/2013 3:02:05 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I don't think Romney Care is a good idea or ever was

Me neither. But I voted for him anyway.

14 posted on 11/03/2013 3:02:08 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG

I voted against Obama, not for Mitt.


15 posted on 11/03/2013 3:02:35 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go away, Mutt!


16 posted on 11/03/2013 3:02:45 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: dfwgator

Ditto.


17 posted on 11/03/2013 3:04:11 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG

Oh I did too….for all of Mitt’s many many faults…I don’t think he had any interest in doing Obamacare for the entire nation. For all the talk about the “similarities” - there are many more differences. Going from one tiny somewhat homogenous state to a massive country can not be translated in any similar manner whatsoever….


18 posted on 11/03/2013 3:05:33 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: dfwgator

Yes, point taken….


19 posted on 11/03/2013 3:05:57 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“I’m not MItt guy, and I don’t think Romney Care is a good idea or ever was….but our Founders professed a profound difference in local versus centralized Federal govermmnet….”

You are right about that. If a state wanted to implement a system like this then fine, do so. I may not like it but I could move. When the law becomes national that move becomes more problematic.

The issue with Obamacare is that it is a bad law - even if it worked it would still be a bad law. This is a difficult argument to make to leftist at times but I feel I must try at least occasionally to do so. People should not be against the law because it is implemented poorly; they should be against it because it is intrusive, violates the right of association, is a power not specifically vested in the Federal government and thus a state issue, it seems to me it potentially violates the interstate commerce clause, is a tax bill that did not originate in the house and probably several other issues that I am leaving out. The fact that it does not work is almost beside the point though is helpful in getting rid of the law.


20 posted on 11/03/2013 3:06:37 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: MUDDOG; 2ndDivisionVet
He's an advocate of small tyranny.
what a twit...

21 posted on 11/03/2013 3:07:30 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He's a real nowhere man, living in his nowhere land, making all his nowhere plans for nobody.

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22 posted on 11/03/2013 3:08:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney is probably putting out feelers for a repeat run.

Perry and Santorum have surfaced recently.

We quite probably will see another one or two retreads from 2012 making noise about running again in 2016.


23 posted on 11/03/2013 3:12:03 PM PST by TomGuy (.)
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To: TomGuy

NO RETREADS!


24 posted on 11/03/2013 3:12:52 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I take your point on state vs. federal power. It’s a valid argument. I took Mitt at his word when he said he’d repeal Obamacare.


25 posted on 11/03/2013 3:17:29 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bet you $10,000 that I can ruin
conservative candidates yet again
and have my team smear their little children."

26 posted on 11/03/2013 3:18:35 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: TomGuy

“Romney is probably putting out feelers for a repeat run.”

That’s my take on this “Romney Reawakening”. He’s not done.


27 posted on 11/03/2013 3:24:07 PM PST by BlueStateRightist
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To: DManA

“You know Obama was lying during the election. You chose to keep your mouth shut. So don’t come around now calling “liar”. We needed you a year ago. We don’t need you now.”

The great leader who got punked by Candy Crowley and refused to make Benghazi an issue during a foreign policy debate.


28 posted on 11/03/2013 3:31:38 PM PST by Luke21
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To: MUDDOG

Yeah, unfortunately on FR and some other boards no one wanted to recognize the difference between state and fed power. I am adamantly against a state program like the one in Mass…but in the name of intellectual honesty, there are massive differences on so many levels.


29 posted on 11/03/2013 3:32:01 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Fai Mao

You are right on all….


30 posted on 11/03/2013 3:32:26 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Oh I did too….for all of Mitt’s many many faults…I don’t think he had any interest in doing Obamacare for the entire nation.

I don't believe it will ever be possible to "believe" any position taken by Mitt.

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31 posted on 11/03/2013 3:37:21 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: MUDDOG
I took Mitt at his word when he said he’d repeal Obamacare.

I don't believe it will ever be possible to "believe" any position taken by Mitt.

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32 posted on 11/03/2013 3:39:37 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Yeah, unfortunately on FR and some other boards no one wanted to recognize the difference between state and fed power.

That's kind of a broad brush.

Many, too many, a bunch, some, etc., maybe, but NO ONE?

33 posted on 11/03/2013 3:44:52 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: Col Freeper

Great song from a great album.


34 posted on 11/03/2013 3:45:10 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who’s paying Mitt for this effort?


35 posted on 11/03/2013 3:45:33 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: C. Edmund Wright

You make an excellent point, and I don’t fault Romney for defending his state program (emphasis: STATE program). For the despicable Obama to take a state program and federalize it, so that individuals cannot escape it with their feet, and then to stand in Faneuil Hall and thank Romney for essentially being a handmaiden to ObamaCare is, I think, why Romney had to respond.


36 posted on 11/03/2013 3:53:11 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mittens shuddap .... and eat your peas. F’n loser.


37 posted on 11/03/2013 3:54:06 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There was an earlier article that Romney stated that had a hard telling the truth about OdumboCare. Where was Romney in 2012?

In Proverbs 16:13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.
and in Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding.

probably Mitt was applying Proverbs 23:9 Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words to Obama.

But Obama applies Proverbs 26:24 A malicious man disguises his lips, but in his heart he harbors deceit.


38 posted on 11/03/2013 4:11:32 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: BlueStateRightist
"Romney is probably putting out feelers for a repeat run.” That’s my take on this “Romney Reawakening”. He’s not done.

He's a political vampire, sucking the blood out of the GOP.

Romney is a third-party forcer.

39 posted on 11/03/2013 4:14:45 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IOW, they would have repealed Obamacare and replaced it with Romneycare in every state, as Pam Bondi told us.


40 posted on 11/03/2013 4:25:54 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Finny
Romney is a third-party forcer.

Quite true.

41 posted on 11/03/2013 4:46:32 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will this stuttering, Brylcreamed boob never go away??


42 posted on 11/03/2013 4:56:45 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Worst of all — Romney was pushing Chris Christie for the Republican nominee for 2016.


43 posted on 11/03/2013 5:30:13 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: dfwgator
I voted against Obama, not for Mitt.

(Yeah, and were it to be that Mormon Harry Reid chose to switch parties and then run in the 2016 GoP primaries...and beat them out as the conservatives all knock each other off...you would probably vote against Hillary...or whoever, not for Harry, right?)

See how that goes?

You wind up eventually having Gator's kids & grandkids vote for GoP candidates well to the left of Obama...why? Because the Dems will ALWAYS be more liberal.

(Thanks, DFW, for teaching this RINO-like utilitarian pragmatic political ethic to our young people...!)

44 posted on 11/03/2013 5:36:37 PM PST by Colofornian
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To: Uncle Chip

He also considered Portman for his V.P. pick.


45 posted on 11/03/2013 5:41:16 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: MUDDOG

Yep, that state by state BS needs to go as well.


46 posted on 11/03/2013 5:43:54 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
“I'm not MItt guy, and I don't think Romney Care is a good idea or ever was….but our Founders professed a profound difference in local versus centralized Federal govermmnet….”

You're right but I don't believe they professed a desire for socialism. The state represents force and unless the people were allowed to choose whether they wanted to join the state run plan it's unacceptable. Also, the state shouldn't in any way fund such a program, if they do it's still a redistribution of wealth and socialism.

47 posted on 11/03/2013 6:28:51 PM PST by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: cripplecreek

Post #22 ROFL


48 posted on 11/03/2013 6:36:04 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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49 posted on 11/03/2013 7:12:12 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

ROMNEYCARE EQUALS OBAMACARE. I WROTE IN RICK SANTORUM. NO WAY WAS I VOTING FOR SOCIALIZED MEDICINE.


50 posted on 11/03/2013 9:28:53 PM PST by James Flintstone
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