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Romney Campaign Declares Cease Fire on Health Care. ^ | 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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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
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

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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To: Sybeck1
I'm about as pissed off as I can possibly be about the fact that 0bama's 1,200 ILLEGAL waivers go unchallenged.. WTF is going on here? How can he unilaterally determine who complies with the 0bamacare tax and who doesn't?

Here is the list of companies that 0bama has EXEMPTED from 0bamacareTAX.. Most all are UNION agencies or companies:


51 posted on 07/03/2012 9:49:05 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Mountain Mary

Well, if there’s a house/senate/president republican...the tax portion of it can be repealed by mere majority. The rest will then be slowly dismantled.

52 posted on 07/03/2012 9:49:50 AM PDT by Rick_Michael ( 'REAL' Conservatives who witch hunt their own, are no better than Obama.)
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53 posted on 07/03/2012 9:51:40 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Mountain Mary

What a surprise . . . NOT.

We are in incredibly deep trouble, and Romney has no intention of fixing ANY of these problems. If Obama is 100% bad for our country, I’d say that Romney is about 95% bad for our country. Voting for him will not fix a single thing, but just encourage the GOP-e to continue putting up losers, whose job is simply to go along with the destruction in a bipartisan kind of way, just as long as they can continue to gobble up pork.

What to do? I don’t know. No immediate answers are in sight. But I cannot vote for a family-destroying, baby-killing, socialist cult leader who is worshipped by his admiring subordinates and thinks he is every bit as deserving of that worship as Obama does.

54 posted on 07/03/2012 9:52:15 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Mountain Mary

The economy times three is going to be the issue. Healthcare might just be a distraction that he will allow others to get into. Economy, Economy, economy.

55 posted on 07/03/2012 9:53:04 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Mountain Mary

Brllliant. Let’s remove the 18-inch guns right before sailing into a fleet engagement.

Republicans are f’ing morons.

56 posted on 07/03/2012 9:53:29 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Future generations will curse what we've done to them.)
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To: murron
I believe all of us who were supporters of Newt or Santorum said such during the primaries.

The GOP establishment does care, they are simply deluded into believing the myth that the moderate vote carries elections. And as I argued often, Newt was the only candidate in the field with the ability to articulate the real case against the totalitarian takeover of Obama and his puppet masters. Now we are stuck with Mitt and even I could write the Democrat strategy to defeat him.

57 posted on 07/03/2012 9:57:29 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: Mountain Mary
IDIOT!! It was the ONLY thing motivating the base, and we had millions of democrats working with us!
Once again, for the sake of getting along with the MSM, the spineless wimp snatches victory from the jaws of defeat.

Romney thinks this will hurt him because of Romney care. Romney care was a STATE ISSUE. That's all he has to say - let the states create their own policies. States are SUPPOSE to be sovereign.

58 posted on 07/03/2012 9:57:54 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Mountain Mary; All

Hey, it’s just Romney “making health care history” again...

59 posted on 07/03/2012 9:57:54 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: Mountain Mary
Hey Laura...!

Laura Ingraham pushes back on Sarah Palin primary threat

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60 posted on 07/03/2012 9:59:12 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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