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Romney Campaign Declares Cease Fire on Health Care.
lauraingraham.com ^ | 07/03/12 | Laura Ingraham

Posted on 07/03/2012 8:13:43 AM PDT by Mountain Mary

July 3, 2012 Romney Campaign Declaring Cease Fire on Health Care Posted by Staff

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court health care ruling, the early conventional wisdom was that an unfavorable health care ruling at the court would be good for Republicans politically, even as it was a serious policy setback for conservatives. But that's not shaping up to be the case. Mitt Romney, after giving a brief statement decrying the decision, has been virtually silent on criticizing the health care law. He's been on vacation and his campaign has been giving off clear signals that it doesn't want to make health care a major part of the election.

His senior adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, went on MSNBC Monday and ended up agreeing with the Obama campaign's spin that, even though the Supreme Court declared the individual mandate a tax, it really still is a penalty. Significantly, his campaign appears to want to take the most potent argument against the president on the health care subject off the table, likely out of fear the Romney himself is vulnerable when it comes to his health care record. He, after all, supported a mandate as governor of Massachusetts, and doesn't want that to be considered a tax, either.


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Hate to say "I told ya so" but I told ya so. Silent on Immigration order: Check. Silent on Fast and Furious: Check Silent on Roberts bail: Check

Well, if you've got to vacation with 30 family members this week, who has time for this inconsequential stuff? Anyone who posts have the jet ski photo?

1 posted on 07/03/2012 8:13:46 AM PDT by Mountain Mary
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To: Mountain Mary

It will be hard to lose to Obama this time around, but I think Romney has found a way to do it.


2 posted on 07/03/2012 8:15:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: Mountain Mary
Mitt seems intent on making it tough for his true believers.

Looks like its gonna be up to the Swiftboat types to drag him over the finish line.

3 posted on 07/03/2012 8:16:31 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: ClearCase_guy

Really? I went to Romney’s website and this is what was shown.

http://www.mittromney.com/forms/real-reform


4 posted on 07/03/2012 8:16:37 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Mountain Mary
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5 posted on 07/03/2012 8:16:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Mountain Mary

Link, please.


6 posted on 07/03/2012 8:17:50 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Mountain Mary

From Romney’s campaign website:

Health Care:

“Mitt’s Plan
On his first day in office, Mitt Romney will issue an executive order that paves the way for the federal government to issue Obamacare waivers to all fifty states. He will then work with Congress to repeal the full legislation as quickly as possible.”

That’s his position on the matter. Other than hone his messaging about the difference between the needs of MA and the US, not sure what else we want him to do.


7 posted on 07/03/2012 8:20:55 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Kennard
This is an editorial by Laura Ingrahm not a declarative statement by any one in the Romney campaign.
8 posted on 07/03/2012 8:21:27 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Kennard

http://www.lauraingraham.com/b/Romney-Campaign-Declaring-Cease-Fire-on-Health-Care/-6591547505269106.html

It’s opinion on the site.


9 posted on 07/03/2012 8:21:42 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Mountain Mary

Mitt Romney: Use when lying and looting aren’t quite enough to bring conservatives into the fold.


10 posted on 07/03/2012 8:21:52 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: ScottinVA

Mark Levin, a constitutional lawyer, said last night on his show that it will NOT be possible for Romney to repeal HC on day one...like he says.


11 posted on 07/03/2012 8:23:52 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Mountain Mary

Not repeal it.. .yet... but he can in fact issue waivers to every state until it is repealed.


12 posted on 07/03/2012 8:27:11 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: ScottinVA

On his first day in office, Mitt Romney will issue an executive order that paves the way for the federal government to issue Obamacare waivers to all fifty states. He will then work with Congress to repeal the full legislation as quickly as possible.”

Is this during the parade, during the Swearing in or during the 19 Inaugural Balls he must attend...This guy is the biggest liar I have seen


13 posted on 07/03/2012 8:28:51 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Mountain Mary
Romney himself is vulnerable when it comes to his health care record

It doesn't take Plouffe or Axelrod or even Carville to write the script on this one. Romney is quite simply "neutered" on the topic. The healthcare issue may fire up the masses, but it is a non-starter for Romney.

14 posted on 07/03/2012 8:30:24 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: napscoordinator

Well, not sure... maybe he’ll sign the waiver directly after the ceremony, as Reagan signed the freeze on federal hiring moments after his.


15 posted on 07/03/2012 8:34:23 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Mountain Mary
The article is authored by Josh Kraushaar, Executive Editor of the National Journal, not by Laura Ingraham. This article is disinformation intended to suppress conservative voters. Here is the rest of the article:

For an issue that's supposedly potent against Democrats, Romney's campaign is declaring a cease fire. This, even as the law polls unfavorably and it proved to be a motivating force for Republicans and disaffected independents in the 2010 midterms.

It's becoming clear that Romney has decided to focus on the economy at the expense of everything else, even issues that could play to his political benefit. He's avoided criticizing the administration's handling of the botched Fast and Furious operation, even as it threatens to become a serious vulnerability for the president. He's been silent in responding to Obama's immigration executive order, not wanting to offend receptive Hispanics or appear like a flip-flopper. He appears more likely to tap a safe, bland running mate like Ohio Sen. Rob Portman or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty who won't do him any harm but won't benefit him much either. If the economy continues to sputter, that safe strategy might be enough. If not, his options are limited.

In football, there's a well-worn cliché about the prevent defense (a scheme utilized when a team holds a big lead over its opponent): It prevents teams from winning games. In politics, Mitt Romney is testing that proposition as far as he can.

Between the lack of link and your connecting this article with Ingraham, you have me concerned.

16 posted on 07/03/2012 8:37:16 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Perdogg

People don’t seem to understand it is not necessary for Romney or his campaign to say anything about Obamacare as long as he has surrogates to do it for him. Just getting the message out, no matter by whom is enough carry the ball forward on this and the immigration issue.

We are way early in this campaign and there is time for the plan to be properly formulated and then executed so it will be most effective.


17 posted on 07/03/2012 8:38:33 AM PDT by scram2
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To: Mountain Mary

Mr. RomneyCARE should resign and save America,
but it is all about HIM, HIM, HIM, HIM, HIM, and Soros.


18 posted on 07/03/2012 8:40:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kennard

... and I love Laura’s “Posted by staff” when it was authored by an outside ‘journalist’ and there is no attribution.


19 posted on 07/03/2012 8:40:56 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Mountain Mary

This, along with McConnell’s statement tells me all I need to know on what to expect from a Romney presidency.


20 posted on 07/03/2012 8:44:31 AM PDT by ImpeachRoberts
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To: newheart

I believe all of us who were supporters of Newt or Santorum said such during the primaries. Romney is the worst candidate to put up against Obama because of his own health care record in Mass. Now it is coming to fruition. Hate to say “we told you so” to the Repub. establishment, but “we told you so”. But, sad to say, I don’t think they really care.


21 posted on 07/03/2012 8:45:54 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Mountain Mary

(shrug)
Romney is still the same old cowardly milquetoast he’s always been. Is it possible that anybody is surprised?


22 posted on 07/03/2012 8:50:25 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Mountain Mary

It reminds me of the Bob Dole campaign in 1996. A Clinton appointee judge made a horrible ruling that let a couple of dug dealers go free. The case made national headlines temporarilly and the dole campaign pounced on it. Pointing out what terrible judges the Clinton administration was putting on the bench.

The Clinton campaign responded, pointing out how Dole, as leader of the senate, went out of his way to help fast track the nomination of this judge, among many others that Clinton wanted. And that if Dole didn’t like them, he was in the position to prevent their nominations going anywhere.

That completely shut up Dole and his people on clintons judicial nominees for the remainder of the campaign.


23 posted on 07/03/2012 8:51:56 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: murron

You ain’t seen nuthin yet. Wait till after the convention when its official.


24 posted on 07/03/2012 8:53:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: skeeter

True, that is, but it is the Romney way to take the high road and let his surrogates do the dirty work.


25 posted on 07/03/2012 8:56:20 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: ScottinVA

Will those waivers stand up in court?


26 posted on 07/03/2012 8:58:04 AM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: Mountain Mary

Attacking ObamaCare is simple in a way that really would not reflect on Romney:
1- the way the Democrats passed it, it steals freedom from citizens
2- it is a huge obstacle to fixing the economy
3- Democrats over the years intentionally broke healthcare so they could take it over


27 posted on 07/03/2012 9:01:05 AM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: Mountain Mary
Mitt needs to stay on message.

Bad economy, high unemployment, unbridled debt.

Anything else is a distraction.

28 posted on 07/03/2012 9:03:01 AM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: murron

Obamacare is not the only issue. When the jobs numbers come out on Friday the economy will be front and center again.


29 posted on 07/03/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT by aheckle
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To: Kennard

I never said this was anything other than opinion. But look at the facts Kennard. Your guy took the DAY OFF after the ruling. He should have been out there screaming from the rooftops on behalf of our country’s freedoms.
Add to this his tepid response to the ruling when he did make a statement the day of the ruliing.

This post/thread is not meant to suppress conservatism. Laura Ingraham has been nauseating pro Rom. for months. What she is trying to do, and rightfully so, is shine light on the mistakes being made by the Romney camp...SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE A COURSE CORRECTION.
Mittens is getting bad advice.
He should hire Walker’s campaign staff...NOW! ...and figure out a way to address HC without being so worried about being attacked for Romneycare. How is anyone’s guess...but remaining silent is cowardly and not gonna win the election for him.


30 posted on 07/03/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Sybeck1
I believe the waivers, as given now, are unconstitutional because of the 14th amendment. However, if the waivers are applied equally, then they would be.
31 posted on 07/03/2012 9:04:57 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: murron

Obamacare is not the only issue. When the jobs numbers come out on Friday the economy will be front and center again.


32 posted on 07/03/2012 9:05:59 AM PDT by aheckle
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To: scram2

...except for that little quality called leadership....


33 posted on 07/03/2012 9:06:18 AM PDT by privatedrive
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To: Kennard

She, or her staff, tweeted it.


34 posted on 07/03/2012 9:07:30 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: napscoordinator

Right after the swearing in, he sits at a table and signs several prepared documents. It would take all of five minutes.


35 posted on 07/03/2012 9:08:57 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird

I’m waiting for Levin’s take on this. He says not gonna happen.


36 posted on 07/03/2012 9:17:22 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: lowbridge

That wouldn’t have mattered. The economy was great in 1996.


37 posted on 07/03/2012 9:19:37 AM PDT by aheckle
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To: Mountain Mary; cripplecreek; GraceG
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If we just agree with the democrats than we won't have these bi-partisan conflicts anymore!

38 posted on 07/03/2012 9:21:29 AM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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To: ichabod1
More like McCain canceling his campaign in the middle.

Has MItt had a stroke too?

39 posted on 07/03/2012 9:22:22 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Mountain Mary
Not sure he doesn't want to discuss Obamacare....







I think he wants to nuance the mandate. This ruling really stunned them. They were expecting it to be passed on commerce clause or rejected. Not ruled a tax (which hits him relative to Romneycare).
40 posted on 07/03/2012 9:22:50 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: KC_Lion
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41 posted on 07/03/2012 9:25:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Mountain Mary

Of course, he caved. He’s nothing but Obama-lite. His RomneyCare is nothing but ObamaCare-lite. Sure, thanks to the not so grand old party.


42 posted on 07/03/2012 9:26:27 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Mountain Mary
I've read this several times this week, but from what Mitt HIMSELF has said, he intends to work to overturn Obamacare. Maybe his spokesman is trying to limit the media pouncing on Mitt, and giving him lots of bad press, which would be seen by all the regular folks out there, who are swayed by the MSM.

Regardless, WE need to work to take back the Presidency AND the Congress, otherwise NOTHING will get done. Instead of eating our own, why not ELECT our own?

43 posted on 07/03/2012 9:27:34 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Kennard
"Between the lack of link and your connecting this article with Ingraham, you have me concerned."

You're trying to talk sense to the glass chewers? Let them chew, I say! *crunchcrunchcrunchcrunchcrunchcrunchcrunchcrunch*

44 posted on 07/03/2012 9:29:58 AM PDT by StAnDeliver ("Oh, the tears of sweet, glass-chewing, unfathomable sadness!")
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To: aheckle

Good grief - People are wetting their pants over an editorial by an unknown staffer.


45 posted on 07/03/2012 9:30:28 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: KC_Lion

Thanks for the ping, I may have to use that bumpersticker.


46 posted on 07/03/2012 9:37:21 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Mountain Mary
When to give up.

A big-city, California, lawyer went duck hunting in rural Colorado. He shot
and dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer's field on the other side of a
fence. As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an elderly farmer drove up on
his tractor and asked him what he was doing. The litigator responded, "I
shot a duck and it fell into this field,and now I'm going to retrieve it."
The old farmer replied, "This is my property, and you are not coming over
here."
The indignant lawyer said, "I am one of the best trial attorneys in the U.S.
and, if you don't let me get that duck, I'll sue you and take everything you
own."The old farmer smiled and said, "Apparently, you don't know how we do
things in Colorado. We settle small disagreements like this with the
Colorado Three-Kick Rule." The lawyer asked, "What is the Colorado
Three-Kick Rule?" The Farmer replied, "Well, first I kick you three times
and then you kick me three times, and so on, back and forth, until someone
gives up." The attorney quickly thought about the proposed contest and
decided that he could easily take the old codger. He agreed to abide by the
local custom.
The old farmer slowly climbed down from the tractor and walked up to the
city feller. His first kick planted the toe of his heavy work boot into the
lawyer's groin and dropped him to his knees. His second kick nearly wiped
the man's nose off his face. The barrister was flat on his belly when the
farmer's third kick to a kidney nearly caused him to give up. The lawyer
summoned every bit of his will and managed to get to his feet and said,
"Okay, you old coot! Now, it's my turn!"
The old farmer smiled and said, "No, I give up. You can have the duck!"

47 posted on 07/03/2012 9:39:11 AM PDT by ex-snook (without forgivness there is no Christianity)
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To: Mountain Mary
BEHOLD THE GOP’s CHAMPION = MR.ROMNEYCARE
IMPOSING THE GOP's SIGNATURE ACHIEVEMENT: DEATHPANELS.


48 posted on 07/03/2012 9:41:32 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: nhwingut

Replace with WHAT?

What about just REPEALing the damned thing.


49 posted on 07/03/2012 9:46:04 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Mountain Mary

People want Romney to go on the offensive now, not understanding that no offensive can be sustained forever, and issues have a tendency to peter out quickly in election years. If Mittens is keeping his powder dry, waiting to see the whites of their eyes, esp given Obamas massive fundraising advantage then no problem (he still needs to jab and counterpunch, tho). I’ll start being critical if I don’t see a sustained effort from the Convention forward.


50 posted on 07/03/2012 9:46:36 AM PDT by tanknetter
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