Skip to comments.Gingrich Backs Obamacare's Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance (Newt praises Romneycare)
Posted on 05/15/2011 10:15:58 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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Based on this Romney is the GOP’s candidate and Newt has entered the race to market Romney’s nanny static idiocy to the middle and rightwng voters
Herman Cain, after he admits that he was having a major brain fart in '08 when he supported Romney.
Newt is a RINO at best, probably a liberal at heart.
Newt positioning himself as Romney’s VP?
I liked Newt right up till the day he threw a tantrum about getting a bad seat on Air Force One. It’s been all downhill since then.
I expected no less from Beltway Newt. Why the hell is he even running?
That sums up everything I don’t like about Newt.
You're right. Actions matter. Conservativse who wink at Palin's endorsement of McCain (thinking they know her true motives) are no different than liberals who excuse Obama's deviations from leftist orthodoxy by claiming it's just "campaigning".
If we have to read tea leaves to discern a candidate's beliefs, he (or she) is not the right one.
(Folks, it appears that the Republican Party has imploded with respect to the 2012 elections.)
I disagree. The last thing we need is a repeat of the last election when there were too many conservatives and liberals coalesced around McCain. In this election we have several liberals, and I hope that conservatives coalesce around Sarah Palin, a true conservative who is the best at consistently enunciate Reagan’s conservative principles. She has defeated Obama’s talking points over and over, and her simple sound bites (such as “death panels”) have cut through the media clutter and taken over the culture. She is also fearless, and in the mode of Ronald Reagan, a “happy warrior”.
Newt is toast.
Well, that eliminated RuPaul and his wild shrimp earmarks and his nitwit ideas about foreign policy.
Unfortunately for the Republican Party, that pretty much rules out about most of their "mainstream" candidates.
And you offer us RuPaul as an alternative - but aren't honest enough to admit such on this thread. But your posting history betrays your motives.
He's too dishonest to come out and admit he's a Paultard. But look at who his list in post 8 excludes - quite telling.
He'll snipe at pubbies - some of it justified and some of it quite a stretch - to disparage all but RuPaul. Never mind Paul saying he would not have approved the bin Laden raid - to Rabs, that's probably a positive.
Yeah, and you pushed for an AZ senate candidate in 2010 who compared the border fence to the Berlin Wall.
So by your own standards, you are no conservative, Rabs.
This is a fun game. Too bad it's a circular firing squad when played your way, Rabs.
If he is so intelligent, he sure does a great job of hiding it.
I don't like Newt at all but I saw some of this interview and it was the moderator that called Newt's position a ‘personal mandate’ to make it sound like Obama-care. Newt's position was that the individual could post bonds to be used for their needed emergency care, then not need-to buy health insurance to cover it. This is much like the auto insurance.
As long as Republicans support mandating hospitals provide ‘free’ care to the uninsured that have no assets or visible income, then some sort of guarantee that the individual will pay for it is needed. But it is only needed for the free emergency care that the federal government mandates on hospitals, not the over-bloated Romney or Obama-care. In fact there is a much bigger problem than this : medicaid for nursing homes, and it will only get worse.
You dont see the House Republicans proposing lifting that mandates on hospitals do you? It's not even a debate.
Who does it exclude? Ron Paul is in the list, right in between Palin and Gingrich.
I could never vote for Newt Gingrich but I do appreciate he is at least telling us what he will/will not do. I just wish all the others contenders would do the same so we could have some truth from them.
Go back and read post 8 again. I understand that it's Monday morning, but that was precisely the reason I'm disgusted with him.
No, I'm looking for a candidate who's actually a conservative.
You're just willing to settle for something less than a conservative...like a RINO.
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