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Mitt Romney's Lying Problem
Reason ^

Posted on 10/19/2011 6:14:26 PM PDT by Def Conservative

Here's the problem with Romney's repeated assertion that he never suggested applying Romneycare nationwide: It just isn't true.

At a GOP debate in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 5, 2007, here's what Mitt Romney had to say about his preferred federal approach to health care policy:

Look, it's critical to insure more people in this country. It doesn't make sense to have 45 million people without insurance. It's not good for them because they don't get good preventative care and disease management, just as these folks have spoken about. But it's not good for the rest of the citizens either, because if people aren't insured, they go to the emergency room for their care when they get very sick. That’s expensive. They don't have any insurance to cover it. [...]

We have to have our citizens insured, and we're not going to do that by tax exemptions, because the people that don’t have insurance aren’t paying taxes. What you have to do is what we did in Massachusetts. Is it perfect? No. But we say, let's rely on personal responsibility, help people buy their own private insurance, get our citizens insured, not with a government takeover, not with new taxes needed, but instead with a free-market based system that gets all of our citizens in the system. No more free rides. It works.

Emphasis mine.

There are two main problems with this yawning chasm between Mitt's flip and Romney's flop. The first is that a president who continues to insist, despite the mounds of contrary evidence, that Romneycare is working well, is a president who will be likely to continue or exacerbate bad health care policies at the federal level.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bishopromney; debate; lyingromney; mittromney; mormon; mormonism; romney; romneycare; romneytheliar; untruthfulmilt; zots4romneybots

1 posted on 10/19/2011 6:14:29 PM PDT by Def Conservative
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To: Def Conservative

Save us from Mitt!


2 posted on 10/19/2011 6:20:14 PM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: Def Conservative
He's an awesome democrat . . . loves homosexuals and mandated health care . . . awesome . . . get the hell out of our party!

Face Obambi in a dummycrat primary!

3 posted on 10/19/2011 6:25:07 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Def Conservative
A talk show host reminded me of what somebody said of Romney's flipflops.

Paraphrasing, "You have Mitt the boy scout, and then you have Willard the sneaky pol."

4 posted on 10/19/2011 6:25:38 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Def Conservative

Not just flip-flops in politics, Romney has told straight-faced lies about something as insignificant as his interview with Jan Mickelson of WHO radio in Des Moines, Iowa. So bald-faced I suspect pathology...


5 posted on 10/19/2011 6:28:34 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Def Conservative

Why isn’t anyone hitting him on his abortion flip flops????????


6 posted on 10/19/2011 6:31:35 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (OBAMA 2012: NO TAX LEFT BEHIND)
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To: Def Conservative

I have always been pro-life. —Mitt Romney

I’m a life long hunter. —Mitt Romney

My health care plan is a free-market plan. — Mitt Romney (yeah and that’s why he had to use government to FORCE it on the people. JR)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7OQoBxZZPqU


7 posted on 10/19/2011 6:33:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Def Conservative

Please, Mitt, run in the dim bulb primary against the Obamaloon.

You’re one of “them”.

So go there, and leave us alone.


8 posted on 10/19/2011 6:47:52 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Def Conservative

Mitt demonstrates all the traits of a pathological liar. He will swear he didn’t say something and will ACTUALLY believe it. It is impossible to deal with people like him because they have their own reality and it constantly changes.


9 posted on 10/19/2011 7:08:34 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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10 posted on 10/19/2011 7:58:51 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: jjotto
I know that some consider it “inappropriate “ to touch this
but one of the reasons Mitt is creepy weird and seems to be disingenuous and deceitful is because he has to hide his TRUE beliefs as all LDS do. The truth when you get into what the “theology” actually involves is insane and bizarre. Mormons are always dissembling. The media have already done the work and will expose the church as soon as he becomes the nominee. Then it is game over .
11 posted on 10/19/2011 8:09:46 PM PDT by Bainbridge
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To: Bainbridge
Popcorn placemarker. I'll get the fire extinguisher ready, dude.
12 posted on 10/19/2011 8:12:57 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Bainbridge

I agree with you! Every Mormon I’ve ever met is creepy. The philosophy is weird and they have a cult like worship that’s scary. They’ve got those commercials going now I Am A Mormon...trying to make themselves look normal.


13 posted on 10/19/2011 8:19:03 PM PDT by Lucky2 (Herman Cain = Smartest man to run for president and with the most common sense.)
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To: Def Conservative

Mitt’s compulsion to try to use government to get health insurance for everyone is borne out of his acceptance of the doctrine of Collectivism. The adoption of collectivist thinking is what has gotten us into this huge mess, and also makes it nigh impossible to revert back to freedom and individual responsibility.

The whole housing finance melt down also resulted from this notion that everyone ought to have the right to a single family home, whether they could afford it on their own or not. And if they can’t, then we tap into the collective(i.e., taxes) to make it happen.

The problem with freedom now days, that people can’t seem to stomach, is that with freedom, some people are just going to do way better than others. There is no way around it. We are either going to have freedom, or we are not.

Liberal Republicans like Romney and the Bushes, by adopting the liberal premises, are powerless to take the actions that must occur to return us to a vital economy of freedom and reward for risk.


14 posted on 10/19/2011 9:03:41 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: TheRobb7

Because nobody has missed them that cares about them, and everyone who doesn’t care about those already knows he’s a flip-flopper on other issues they do care about.

The only folks left supporting him are the ‘electability first’ and the bought-and-paid-for-Romney crowd. Unfortunately, there are quite a few of both.


15 posted on 10/19/2011 10:24:08 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (Rick Perry sweep the polls? Naw, the illegals he's coddled in Texas do all his sweeping.)
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To: Def Conservative

BTTT!


16 posted on 10/20/2011 12:53:21 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: jjotto

his interview with Jan Mickelson of WHO radio in Des Moines, Iowa.
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This was video taped and used to be found on YouTube...

Its an eye opener if you dont know Romney...


17 posted on 10/20/2011 6:05:28 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Def Conservative

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcHURdRMFUk&feature=related

Romney at 5:08 into video.


18 posted on 10/20/2011 7:09:22 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal In Sarah.)
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To: All

You know, if he wasn’t handsome and didn’t have a pleasing voice, he’d be nowhere in the polls.


19 posted on 10/22/2011 9:13:13 AM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: PghBaldy

**You know, if he wasn’t handsome and didn’t -have a pleasing voice, he’d be nowhere in the polls.**

Precisely. When he first showed up I was a ‘Mitten’. A warm hand garment that prevents useful movement of the fingers;)

Then it became clear after reading his bio and record:

Physically attractive, nice family, born into money & power, no military training or experience, never had to struggle. He has not lived a ‘normal’ life - but a privileged one. Like Obama only different.

Probably thinks normal people are an untidy mob who should be regulated, brainwashed and put into neat little boxes.


20 posted on 10/22/2011 10:22:43 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature.)
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Get lost, Willard!


21 posted on 10/22/2011 4:54:47 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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