Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: Repealing Obamacare should be Romney's first priority as president
Posted on 06/30/2012 11:19:16 PM PDT by Innovative
During her appearance on Fox News, Palin added that she expects presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to make good on his promise to repeal Obamacare if he elected in November.
"First on the list of priorities must be repealing and replacing Obamacare with something that makes more sense," she said.
Earlier that day Romney had slammed the Supreme Court ruling, re-affirming his promise to help repeal the health care law as president.
"Obamacare raises taxes on the American people by approximately $500 billion. Obamacare cuts Medicare - cuts Medicare by approximately $500 billion. And even with those cuts and tax increases, Obamacare adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt, and pushes those obligations on to coming generations," said Mr. Romney.
Palin, a Fox News contributor, also called on all governors to opt out of the Medicaid expansion provision in Obamacare.
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Palin: ‘ObamaCare’ a harbinger of things to come, if Obama is re-elected...won’t recognize country
PALIN: Well, if Governor Romney is elected president — and let’s hope that the GOP does take over the White House and can secure the Senate and holds onto the House — then obviously, first on the list of priorities must be repealing and replacing “ObamaCare” with something that makes more sense.
Now, if Obama is reelected, well, we will be a fundamentally transformed country, as Obama promised us when he was a candidate, that he was hell-bent on doing to us. We’re heading down that road now. This “ObamaCare” mandate, this decision that was made today — heck, Obama even proposing it and ramming it through and down our throats through Pelosi and Reid’s embracing of it — that’s a harbinger of things to come.
So if Obama is reelected, well, America, you will no longer recognize the country that today you truly love and can enjoy all of its freedom and prosperity and security if Obama is reelected because this “ObamaCare” is a harbinger of things yet to come.
I wonder if the states Medicaid withdrawal will negate Obamacare.
The 3 years go by very fast, leaving thes states with even more debt.
Just like us, she has no other choice. If Governor Romney wanted to see his fundraising, volunteers and GOTV take off like a rocket, he’d choose Governor Palin as his running mate or energy secretary.
I’ve been hearing for months here on FR that when someone says they want to “repeal and replace” Obamacare then this means that they don’t really want to repeal it.
So I guess Sarah is cool with Obamacare after all.
There's that Henfling dude.
I think Palin prefers her current role — lots of influence, no responsibilites.
My wish is Scott Walker for VP.
Or as we know him around here, the Palin hater.
Didn’t he say he was going to Israel first?
Mitt Romney should pick Sarah Palin to be Energy Secretary and have the VP come from one of the swing states. Allen West from Florida would be the best pick, IMHO.
“Mr. Santorum, writing in an op-ed on Thursday for RedState, cautioned Republican voters, warning of what’s at stake in general election this fall.
“Liberty as we have known it for 236 years will be forfeit. President Obama will veto any weakening of his law. The only way to stop this comprehensive overhaul of the entire private and public healthcare system from becoming the law of the land is to defeat President Obama this fall. The stakes are set. The mission is clear. What say you?” wrote Mr. Santorum on Thursday.”
Romney and Natanyahu have been friends for a long time.
Romney is a friend to Israel, unlike Obama.
Op-Ed: Romney would make U.S.-Israel ties stronger, warmer
“When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told the passionately pro-Israel members of the Faith and Freedom Coalition that he would “do the opposite” of the things that President Obama has done regarding Israel, the room erupted in applause. They understood exactly what he meant because they know that the Obama administration has not strengthened the U.S.-Israel relationship. President Obama has brought that strategic alliance to its lowest point in decades.”
I encourage you to throw away your sacred vote, which millions of men fought, bled and died for. I also hope that you get a comfortable bunk, a cushy work assignment and delicious gruel in the camps.
Trusting Romney to replace the monstrosity of Obamacare when he still supports the monstrosity of his own, RomneyCare WITH IT’s INDIVIDUAL MANDATE is like trusting a fox to look after the hen-house.
Seems Governor Palin has also been struck with the GOP version of “Hope and Change”
That is, Hoping that a dyed in the wool Progressive Liberal (As proven by his record) can somehow change and become a conservative and also, at the same time, admit he was wrong about his RomneyCare.
It ain’t going to happen.
What the heck are you talking about?
Palin: “...or something else that makes more sense.”
It doesn’t need to be replaced with ANYTHING. Reduce gov’t largesse and make people more responsible for themselves. Social Darwinism, folks! Let private charities handle things as best as they can and if there isn’t any more resources, people suffer. That’s reality.
I wonder if Palin has any suggestions for ANY gov’t health system that “makes more sense.”
I suspect she doesn’t and I’m disappointed that she said “replace with something” at all. That’s not a Tea Party position at all.
Maybe it should be, but there’s no way he’s going to repeal the signal accomplishment of his political career.
I’d prefer to see Palin as energy secretary. She’s be much more useful holding that position than as VP. The only thing Palin could do if Romney chose her as VP is help Romney win. As energy secretary she could help America win.
Very true! We could just take it back to what it was and that would be a HUGE improvement.
That being said, healthcare in this country has had its problems (ironically those problems were created by the same party that pushed ObamaCare down our throats. $40 for an aspirin is just a little too costly.
The replacement I'd like to see is more competition among the health insurance companies where we can legally purchase the health insurance of our choice and not from a small group of companies within our own state. That way the free market determines the price of insurance and not just the 3 or 4 companies in our states we have to choose from.
Romney also said that, if elected, he would grant every state a waiver on the first day!
LOL Your previous post suggests that you don't fall at Palin's feet and worship her the way the poster does so therefor Obama will win.
Romney should guarantee that any state opting out against Obamacare won’t lose any other Federal funding.
Actually Romney should get on the opt-out bandwagon.
Here is another suggestion to Romney, get Sarah Palin to take over a position overseeing the eradication of Obamacare.
By helping to shut down the Dept of Energy.
The GOP has no chance with RomneyCARE at the helm.
even if Romney wins, he will never do away with state run health care
It is who he is
he already showed us he is for gay marriage, gun grabbing, and state run health care
why anyone would think he is any different all of a sudden is foolish
May God have mercy on the United States
Gov. Palin KNOWS Mr. RomneyCARE cannot be trusted
except to be a Democrat and a Backstabber.
Mr. RomneyCARE supports ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE
and Gov. Palin is challenging the Democrat
to take a position.
The coward, Willard, of course, will not.
She would make an excellent secretary of making me a sandwich.
Sarah Palin would be the enforcer for the American people to prevent Romney from re-badging Obamacare and sending it right back out and into effect.
We all know that he is learning to work around all the mistakes Obama has made on it. Its too seductive of a power grab to throw into the refuse pile.
Romney at the very least should guarantee America that everything Obama has done can be undone.
That is why Sheldon Adelson has unlimited funds to remove Obama
Repeal; NO REPLACE!!!!!
“he will never do away with state run health care”
Only congress can do that. If your endgame here is to get Obamugabe reelected, you are going to lose.
Palin gets it and many who were praying for her to be the nominee will now turn on her as "unfit".
you must be new here
But understandable, when you consider that $40 you are paying also pays the aspirin bill for 39 illegal criminal Mexicans and other free loaders.
Socialized medicine has been around for a long time. Obama/romneycare is just an expansion of it.
It is who he is
It's unfortunate Race, the only viable option for november is Romney. We have to pray and hope his love of power and retaining it is stronger than his liberal views.
That he can act and govern as a conservative for at least 4 years, depends not only on electing conservatives to surround him, but on how vocal we as a nation are.
Once again we are left with little choice but it is still a choice.
"Lots of influence"? Beyond GVS, Hannity and her fans here exactly whom does palin influence?
Agree on the 'no responsibilities' part.
I’d like to see Romney, Boehner & McConnell all walk out on the Capital steps, look America in the eye and SWEAR that they will repeal Obamacare & sign a pledge to do so. If Romney were really smart, he’d take the initiative and do this - it would save a lot of talking on the issue. If he really believes what he says: “Obamacare or me”, doing this should not be a problem. Granted, the libs will be all over it, but then they’re all over him anyway. Be a LEADER, stand up & fight for what is right for America. A lot of people wouldn’t feel good about voting for him, but they’d feel better enough to hold their noses & vote ‘R’.
And ‘yes’, even after signing/swearing they could go back on their word .... but I think it’s less likely.
Sorry, that dog don't hunt.
These people know the score. They, like us, wish it had been someone different...but now we have Romney and we have the issues he has set forth over the last five years. Which of themselves are really not that bad when you read them.
To think that he would not only betray the commitments he has made to the peolpe as well as to all of these high ranking and influential conservatives who do not follow him blindly in the least...is just several bridges too far.
Romney is not an ideolog. The proposals he is making will actually work. The House and Senate, if we do out part, will support him and hold him to them and the nation will be changed for the better.
Why would he turn away from that, for the which he and his dministration will get credit and ensure him another four years?
And the answer is: He wont.
Like Palin says, along with all those others, he will implement these things and they will turn the nation around.
Did Gov. Palin just say “Replace”?!
That's not something new introduced by ObamaCare. That was also the case under the programs ObamaCare replaced. That is indeed something that needs to be fixed after ObamaCare is repealed.
Reinstating the Bush era tax cuts should be on the desk for the same seating. Sign ‘em both, either one first.
That's why I wrote this in the same post:
Socialized medicine has been around for a long time. Obama/romneycare is just an expansion of it.
Romney is not going to pick someone as VP who has not endorsed him and who is not currently campaigning with him.
Would YOU pick someone as a running mate who cannot or will not officially endorse you?
Eternal Vigilance- Palin 2012!!!!
I have been to Romney's site and he is pretty darn sketchy about what he wants to replace Obamcare with. He makes it clear that he wants State plans, but most conservatives are concerned that this means state run Romney care which includes mandates.
He could help his cause, if he is really interested in attracting conservative votes, to indicate that his plan would not include mandates.
If she’d push me into the oval office for eight years? You betcha!!