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Romney Prefers to Lose Primary Rather than Renounce Romneycare ("Iím standing by what I did")
National Review ^ | 2011-11-29 | Katrina Trinko

Posted on 12/03/2011 9:50:38 AM PST by rabscuttle385

Mitt Romney refused to criticize his Massachusetts health-care program tonight, saying he would prefer to lose the primary rather than renounce it.

“I’m standing by what I did in Massachusetts,” Romney said on Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier. “I’m not trying to dust it aside. I’m absolutely firm that it was the right thing for our state. I’ll defend that and I understand it has political implications. And if it keeps me from winning a primary, so be it. But that happens to be the truth.”

“It’s by far, the biggest challenge I have in the primary race,” Romney admitted, before going on to criticize his rivals. “And if I were willing to say anything to get elected, wouldn’t I just say, ‘oh, it was a mistake,’ because I’ve watched other people on the stage when they talk about their cap-and-trade policies, they say, ‘oh, that was a mistake.’ When someone says, ‘oh, I did this ad on global warming,’ that was a mistake. So they’ve just brushed it aside.”

Romney said he “absolutely” still supports the individual health-care mandate in Massachusetts, but reiterated he does not support the mandate at the federal level.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: deathcare; deathpanels; mittromney; nr; rino; romney; romneybringsdeath; romneycare; romneydeathpanels; romneytruthfile; stenchofromney; tokyorove
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1 posted on 12/03/2011 9:50:42 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Everyone hates him for not standing on principle. At least he’s doing so this time.


2 posted on 12/03/2011 9:53:20 AM PST by Joann37
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To: rabscuttle385
DEAL!!
3 posted on 12/03/2011 9:53:31 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Joann37

Is he also standing behind RomneyMarriage?


4 posted on 12/03/2011 9:54:26 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: rabscuttle385
Perhaps he's trying to reduce his flip-flopping reputation, ha-ha!

Wrong way to go about, Mittens.

5 posted on 12/03/2011 9:55:03 AM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: rabscuttle385

Mitt says RomneyCare was/is good for Massachusetts. Are there any Bay State FReepers who believe that?


6 posted on 12/03/2011 9:55:09 AM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: rabscuttle385

He thinks he’ll only lose one or two or a few primaries. He is confident in the support he gets from polsters and MSM that he’s the annointed GOP candidate. Maybe so. I’m dead certain that in the Georgia Primary, I will vote against him. He can stick his Romney Care up his ass.


7 posted on 12/03/2011 9:56:00 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

“I will vote against him. He can stick his Romney Care up his ass.”

Wonder if his insurance would pay to have that removed?


8 posted on 12/03/2011 9:59:02 AM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hasta la vista, baby!


9 posted on 12/03/2011 9:59:17 AM PST by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Gosh, he must be a man of true conviction! /MS


10 posted on 12/03/2011 9:59:33 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rabscuttle385

Works for me. Bye bye, Mitt.


11 posted on 12/03/2011 10:00:13 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Many people criticize me for being a calculating panderer who plots everything out, and one who changes position to meet perceived expectations.

So by sticking to my guns on Romneycare, I can show everyone that I’m not a plotting panderer, and I don’t change positions.

So how is my plan working?

(obviously not a real quote)


12 posted on 12/03/2011 10:00:27 AM PST by DBrow
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney should not be the nom’nee.


13 posted on 12/03/2011 10:01:38 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: jessduntno

Good Question....I’d bet on him not being a resident of Taxachussetts anymore...morelike DC or somewheres else..


14 posted on 12/03/2011 10:02:11 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: rabscuttle385

Well, you have to hand him at least this much: it is a principled stance. He’s sticking by what he believes was the best thing for his state. Isn’t that what the 10th Amendment is about?


15 posted on 12/03/2011 10:03:00 AM PST by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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There is a REASON why the ineligible tyrant Romney
destroyed the Hard Drives and now has made
release of records, from his own failed Governorship, illegal.


16 posted on 12/03/2011 10:07:32 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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Fine, Governor Romney. I'll be standing by my vote, which won't be for you.

There are dozens of ways to fix health care, Governor; that is conservative, market-based fixes. Government mandated and paid health care is what got us into this mess in the first place.

Some solutions that should be done BEFORE government mandates:

—Allowing purchase of best insurance across state borders

—Allow like minded people to join medical insurance co-ops of their own choosing

—Fixing the grievous misuse of hospital emergency rooms by illegal aliens and the non-insured

—Providing medical scholarships to those who agree to serve in free clinics for a period of time (for the aliens and non-insured above): This period of time could be at internship; or after a practice is established, allowing for some forms of tax benefit (thus ensuring experienced doctors serve at free clinics, too)

—Encouraging medical associations to allow many more medical school slots across the nation

—Fix malpractice lawsuits with serious tort reform

17 posted on 12/03/2011 10:08:49 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: jessduntno
“Wonder if his insurance [RomneyCare]would pay to have that removed?”

Interesting thought: Remove the foot and give Romney a mouth transplant to his rectum. That way he could talk from both ends.

18 posted on 12/03/2011 10:11:57 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: rabscuttle385

So what happens if he doesn’t win the primaries and decides to run as an independent?


19 posted on 12/03/2011 10:13:25 AM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Joann37
Everyone hates him for not standing on principle. At least he’s doing so this time.

One problem is that in 2008, Romney stated in debates that Massachusetts was a model for the nation.

20 posted on 12/03/2011 10:15:29 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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