Skip to comments.Team Romney: No, we’re not declaring ‘cease-fire’ on Obamacare
Posted on 07/03/2012 12:09:58 PM PDT by Perdogg
In the days since the Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare, some Democrats and commentators in the press have suggested that Mitt Romney is declaring a cease-fire on the issue and will no longer make it a centerpiece of his campaign to defeat President Obama.
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From the article:
So is the Romney campaign, in fact, declaring a cease-fire on Obamacare? No, no, no, says Romney spokesman Ryan Williams. From our perspective, Obamacare has been and will continue to be a central issue in the campaign, says Williams. It presents voters with a bright line that divides the two candidates. Gov. Romney is going to repeal Obamacare and President Obama is going to keep it. There is a clear choice in November.
It is something that [Romney] has been discussing on the campaign trail for the past year and that he will continue to discuss, Williams adds. It is bad law, it is bad policy, and its something that Gov. Romney is going to address on his first day in office. His commitment to repealing Obamacare is as strong as it was on the day Congress jammed it down the throat of the American public.
the Etch-A-Sketch is getting quite a workout today...
Myth ROmneyCARE is OBVIOUSLY for ObamaCARE/ROMNEYcare.
Heck, DEATH PANELS will be NAMED after him.
ROMNEY DEATH PANELS.
ROMNEYCARE should pull out. NOW. And save America.
Or, maybe people shouldn’t rely on opinion pieces by “staff reporters” and should wait for information from the source. Some people are just too darn eager to turn Romney into McCain. Do we really want that result again?
Could you actually write something intelligent once in a while, please?
Turn Romney into McCain. Never heard that one before.
ROMNEY made DEATHCARE and pretends otherwise.
McCain was a war hero.
Romney helps illegal aliens and pretends otherwise.
Romney threw Election 2008 to Obama.
Nobody is like the Backstabber Romney.
Of course the Romney campaign has not declared a truce on Obamacare.
The claim that they had was never anything but transparently pro-Obama lies.
This is why it was so popular here on America’s premier “conservative” forum.
>> the Etch-A-Sketch is getting quite a workout today...
Fresh poll results released maybe? Wind direction change? :-)
There seems to be many trolls..... errr ‘conservative’ freepers that are only too happy to run with anything (even if unsourced or reported by staff reporters) that would result in Obama being re-elected.
(From NR today)
Steve Hayes has a very good takeout on the Romney campaigns bizarre decision to throwback the Obamacare-tax issue yesterday. Steve writes:
One of the few bright spots in last weeks Supreme Court ruling on President Obamas health care overhaul was a political one: The opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts argues that Obamacare is constitutional under the taxing powers of Congress. The Obama administrations advocate before the Court, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, made this case during oral arguments, and Roberts bought it. The decision, in a sense, formalized what many conservatives had long argued: The Obamacare tax is a tax.
The politics could have hardly been better: The Obama administration and other Democrats would not only have to defend an unpopular law, but theyd have to try explain that a mandate upheld because of the power of Congress to tax was not, in fact, a tax. Democrats tried unsuccessfully to make that case this weekend with White House chief of staff Jack Lew and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, among others, struggling to deflect the obvious implications of the Courts decisions.
Those struggles may have ended yesterday morning when the Romney campaign announced that their candidate does not consider the mandate a tax. Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom appeared on MSNBCs Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd, where he agreed with the hosts assertion that Romney believes that you should not call the penalty a tax.Fehrnstrom explained: The governor disagreed with the ruling of the Court. He agreed with the dissent written by Justice Scalia, which very clearly stated that the mandate is not a tax. Later, Romney spokeswoman Amanda Hennenberg confirmed that Romney doesnt consider the mandate a tax, telling ABC News: Governor Romney thinks it is an unconstitutional penalty.
Steve rightly notes that there are other responses good, solid, American-made responses Fehrnstrom could have gone with instead. For instance, states have more established police powers so a penalty in Massachusettss mandates may indeed be a penalty, but a tax masquerading as a penalty at the federal level may still be a tax. He could have simply hammered the fact that Obamas own view of the law was repudiated by the Supreme Court and thats all that matters (a point I make in USA Today today). Heck, he could have just shouted squirrel!
Indeed, Fehrnstrom need not give an impregnable, irrefutable, answer. He need only turn the question back on Obama. Instead the Romney campaign threw Obama a lifeline. The whole Hayes piece is worth reading, but what comes away from it for me is that Romney wants to go into a clinch, to borrow a phrase from boxing, and break out of it only to land haymakers on the economy. I think it is an incredibly dangerous, risk-averse, strategy.
No, he cannot and will not.
It will be 100% derangement and lies from him, now till November.
Could you actually write something intelligent once in a while, please?
I’ve yet to see that from Diogenesis.
You owe me a new keyboard. LOL!
“Some people are just too darn eager to turn Romney into McCain.”
I think he’s doing that pretty much on his own. I wish we could depend on him being a strong conservative, but I just don’t think it’s in him.
rogue yam continues insulting FReeRepublic
claiming it is faux “conservative” because it does
not bow in support rogue yam’s Liberal Love,
the author of BOTH RomneyCARE, RomneyDEATHPANELS,
RomneySTATISM, RomneyCRAVENNESS, and RomneyMARRIAGE.
Frankly, this week, Mr. RomneyCARE has shown he
is nothing but coward, as he hid under cover from BOTH
the SCOTUS ruling AND Fast and Furious.
[Mr. RomneyCARE ONLY comes out from hiding to
defend Obama and protect himself.]
Maybe it was a lie, maybe pressure ‘evolved’ his thinking.
But we can’t say for sure based on what we know of him now, can we. I hope he’s serious. I hope he sticks to this. But you or I can’t be sure. Can we.
“some Democrats and commentators” say it, so AP prints it.
LOL, it’s twue it’s twue
If they are polite, then return the favor.
It's politics. Grow a thick skin. But please do remember to vote for Conservatives, never for liberals.
NR was blowing kisses to Roberts all week. Are you going to paste those articles also?
Yep, it sure looks like it...
At this point I’d be happy if Romney was as conservative as Bill Clinton.
***Almost tagline worthy
What do they call that back seat? I forget.
Link for Jonah Goldberg on “The Corner”, NR’s blog.
Laura Ingraham, I love ya, but you were wrong.
I have said all along that it is impossible for us to know who Mitt Romney is in his heart of hearts.
But I have also said that the FR He-Man Mitt Haters Club members are irrational and dishonest and committed to preventing Romney from winning the election in November.
This we can know.
Tell you what Yam. You explain to me how a conservative can vote for Romney without abandoning his conservative beliefs to do so and I vow right here and now to campaign HARD for Mitt Romney on FR and everywhere else.
Further, Ill apologize to everyone here, state I was wrong and help you get a liberal elected to the highest office in the land.
With a smile.
This is an open invitation to you, Levin, Laura any freeper and anyone else on the planet.
You want him elected so bad? Then answer that one question honestly and factually and without resorting to “The other guy is worse” and I will devote myself to helping you.
No, you don’t need a cease fire when you pulled out and flew the white flag.
McRomney loses big in November.
Myth Romney is KNOWN ALREADY.
BEHOLD THE GOPs CHAMPION = MR.ROMNEYCARE
IMPOSING THE GOP's SIGNATURE ACHIEVEMENT: DEATHPANELS.
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn't make any sense at all.""
-- President Ronald Reagan
I have seen lots of fun, intelligent comments and pictures posted by Diogenesis.
He/She just really hates Romney and Mormons. I don’t. That is where we differ. I don’t think Romney would make a good president, and both Diogenesis and I agree there.
However, I think Romney would be better a much President than Obama, and Diogenesis thinks Obama would be a better president than Romney.
Here we absolutley disagree. Of course, Diogenesis will disagree with me on the supporting Obama part, but that’s what all his posting these last several months lead to. Ipso facto.
LOL!!! You're kidding, right!?
Needs a caption...
“Which one of these two liberals do you trust?”
If Romney is nominated, then win. lose or draw, the result is the same as in 2008.
You are whom and what you vote for.
There are two groups of people on FR.
1. Conservatives (large number)
2. Kamikaze conservatives (small number)
Kamikaze conservatives go negative almost immediately when a bad poll or a bad story or rumor surfaces. They never look at a poll’s internals and will even trust stories from the MSM (think about that). Their reactions are not only negative but catastrophically dire, hence the name I have given them. They are political lemmings who will give up at the first sign of trouble. They also will quit if they dont get everything their way. They have and will ‘stay home’ on election day to try to make a point. In many ways, Kamikaze conservatives are just as dangerous as Rinos since they can be fickle.
A poster during WW2 read: “loose lips sink ships”. It applies to today as well. Our country and our freedoms are in peril more than any other time in history. The task ahead is huge but doable. There is lots to do between now and November 6. The trends, polls, and the views of the electorate are on our side. We need to look at the big picture and the main messages, not what one person said ( or what someone was reported to say). We need to say focused to win.
My estimation is that your offer is utterly insincere.
Thus, no deal.
Fehrnstrom allowed Chuck Todd to push him off messageand re-ignited the fears that conservatives have long had about Romneys will and ability to fight. In response, conservativeswho had just coalesced around opposition to what many now call Obamataxexhort:
Mitt, start fighting, or give up and let someone else do it.
On a motorcycle it would be called a P-pad.
You are a coward.
Overheard asking a bag of rocks to write something intelligent makes the passerby think more about you. :-)
You are mad at me because I see you for what you are.
Actually, Romney gets around Romneycare by saying, and maybe even believing, that healthcare is a state issue and not to be decided by the Feds. He is correct in this assessment, whether he really believes it or not is another thing. Personally, I will vote for Romney, the alternative is too horrible to contemplate. Why anyone is still bad mouthing him is beyond my understanding. You are either for Obama or against him, there is no alternative, vote for Romney or let Bozo skate back into office.
Go ahead yam, answer the man's question.
Mushball worship of mushball Myth Romney doesn't fit with "He-Man." How about limp-wristed Robamney-supporting Nancy boys???? That's better and far more accurate.
Says the obama supporter. LOL.