Skip to comments.White House Quotes Romney in Defense of Health Care
Posted on 09/29/2011 8:11:08 PM PDT by Clairity
It's not every day that you see Jay Carney quoting Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney from the White House podium.
But that's what Carney did Thursday as reporters pressed for the president's reaction to the Affordable Care Act heading to the Supreme Court before the 2012 election amid questions about its constitutionality.
Carney's quoting served the dual purpose of defending the president and trying to drive a wedge between Romney and some of his Republican rivals, who have charged that the former Massachusetts governor's health reform law on the state level bears too much of a resemblance to the plan that conservatives derisively call "Obamacare."
"A former governor of Massachusetts just said the other day, 'The idea for a health care plan in Massachusetts was not mine alone,'" Carney said, reading from notes as he continued quoting Romney. "'The Heritage Foundation, a great conservative think tank, helped on that. I'm told that Newt Gingrich, one of the very first people who came up with the idea of an individual mandate, did that years and years ago. It was seen as a conservative idea to say, you know what, people have a responsibility for caring for themselves if they can. We'll help people who can't care for themselves, but if you can care for yourself, you've got to take care of yourself and pay your own bills.'"
Without ever mentioning Romney by name, Carney concluded, "That's the former governor of Massachusetts describing the individual mandate and why it's smart policy, and we certainly agree."
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I wish all of the Republicans would bring up Romneycare, at one time, or another, in the debates. They seem to leave Romney alone, so far.
I think I agree with Carney.....strange.
This should tell you something. When a staff member of the most liberal president in the history of the US quotes a leading candidate in the opposite party, beware.
If Romney becomes the Republican nominee, I will not vote. We already have a liberal extremist in office, why make him move.
HA....then there are those PESKY ADMINISTRATIVE RULES....that tell those of us who WANT TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES just HOW we MUST do THAT. What a load of cr*p. Medicare was to help those who couldn't care for themselves, and look what's happened to IT. SOME of us aren't STUPID.
Could help hurt Romney.
Sounds about right. The states do have the right to impose mandated health care on the people. The Feds don't. That doesn't mean Romneycare was the right decision. Willard still brags about his crowning achievement he created and signed into law in Massachusetts. It hangs as an albatross around his socialist neck.
One more reason to NEVER vote for Romney.
Anytime an opponent brings up romneycare, romney replies that it’s for the states to decide. But the problem is NOT that it is unconstitutional, it’s simply bad policy and it unmasks romney as a statist.
State run health care is a bad idea wherever it is implemented. The next debate must feature a multi-pronged attack against rino romney.
If you truly believe what you wrote, then the country is already lost. Your stupidity represents an alarming number of voters and it ensures that we as a whole get the government we deserve.
We need to plaster this everywhere.
Romney is toast.
I'm stupid just because I have an opinion? I say what I mean, and mean what I say. If Romney is the nominee (which I doubt), I will not vote. Why vote fore someone that is a white version of the current president. Not my style.
Romney has a few stalking horses
“New Study: Romneycare Cost Massachusetts 18,000 Jobs
September 15, 2011 10:57 A.M.”
“Romney has a few stalking horses”
Who are they?
I won't vote for evil. Even the lesser of two evils.
And if you don't like it, well... pound sand.
Go-along to get-along bots like you are NOT helping anyone. Game over.
Boycotting an election where the candidates are hand-picked by the 'elite' comes right before the 'collapse' of the bogus government.
Hang in there. I'm right with you on this.
Thanks for the vote of confidence. I was just about to tuck it in when I caught your post, will allow me to sleep better knowing I’m no alone.
“We need to plaster this everywhere.
Romney is toast.”
Here’s but one of many good reasons why he’s toast:
“Mitt Romney’s Romneycare dilemma: Heritage Foundation disowns mandates
The Heritage Foundation, which promotes free market, pro-business, and conservative ideas, is now disowning its previous advocacy for mandates requiring individuals to purchase health insurance. In the process, the foundation is making an awkward situation for Romney even more excruciating.”
Romney is saying the Heritage Foundation agrees with him, but they have changed their position.
Romney for Obama in 2008
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
Romney for Obama in 2009
Chihuahua Romney - the Magic RINO:
"I also think it's important for us to nod to our pRes_ _ent when he's right,"
we are pleased with his plans to "finish the job" in Iraq and Afghanistan
I also applaud our pRes_ _ent
for standing up to the evil auto industry. "
Romney for Obama in 2010
"Go Mitt. Go Mitt. Go Mitt"
Romney for Obama in 2011
Mitt Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Chicago HQ
After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney
sat down with small business owners at Gino's East,
a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza.
In fact, Romney himself tweeted a photo of a
delivery boy heading out with the loot, writing,
"Great deep dish at @ginoseast.
Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team."
Chihuahua Romney - the One and the Only "Magic RINO(TM)":
Milt Romney in 2007
Romney - the Magic RINO:
"I'm not running as the Republican view
or a continuation of Republican values.
That's not what brings me to the race.
(Romney Video, accessed 9/19/07)
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn't make any sense at all.""
-- President Ronald Reagan
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