Skip to comments.100 Ways Mitt Romney Is Just Like Barack Obama
Posted on 07/18/2012 10:10:52 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
The New York Times recently made a less than half-hearted attempt to summarize the similarities between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican Party nominee, Mitt Romney. As New York Magazine reports, the Times wasnt able to do much better than: They both like Star Trek, Modern Family, and Chicken. Here at IVN, I thought we could find just a few more similarities of just a little more substance.
The following list isnt just a bunch of opinions, but documented facts that together draw a compelling picture: Far from being polar opposites, the two choices offered as presidential candidates by this countrys two main parties are nearly indistinguishable on the substantive public policy challenges Americans face. Using the New York Times piece as a starting point, here are 100 ways Mitt Romney is just like Barack Obama:
1. Star Trek
2. Modern Family
4. The signature legislative accomplishment of the man that Republicans have chosen to repeal and replace ObamaCare was RomneyCare, which was the blueprint and model for The Affordable Care Act.
5. The most controversial aspect of ObamaCare for its critics, was the individual mandate. Mitt Romney, like Barack Obama, believes individual mandates can be a good ingredient of public policy.
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A single point to be made and, one hopes remembered, is that the constitution allows states to try such foolishness as universal health care. It dies not allow the federal government to fo so unless a weasle reinterprets thd mandate as within the taxing power.
As ill-advised as Romney care is, it is at least condstitutional.
Bottom line for me when comparing the two:
Romney is ABO.
0bama is plain BO.
This is just the top 100, right?
I am not happy with Romney being our nominee.
However, just ask FReepers and they STILL cannot coalesce around another conservative that would have been better.
We made our bed.
I think that the Tea Party is more fragmented than the GOP. Romney didn’t have any decisive wins during the primaries when there were several candidates to choose from and the TP didn’t consolodate onto one particular challenger. One of the beautiful things about the TP is also one of it’s weaknesses when the choices are somewhat numerous.
If that was the case, once it dropped to Obama lighter skinned and Gingrich, shouldn’t Newt have started winning primaries in a landslide?
Because from 1992 on, the GOP-E has worked to dismantle and divert the grassroots:
Republican Leadership Council
The Committee for Responsible Government (CRG) was founded by a group of moderate Republicans in 1992 as a response to the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston, Texas where Pat Buchanan, an unsuccessful challenger to incumbent President George H.W. Bush, gave a controversial address which has become known as the “culture war” speech.
Founding members of the CRG included financier Lewis M. Eisenberg, New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Representative Susan Molinari (NY-14), Representative Richard A. Zimmer (NJ-12), Massachusetts Governor William F. Weld, and Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland. The organization departed notably from the Republican Party platform by including a pro-choice position on abortion in its “guiding principles.”
In 1997, the organization was renamed the Republican Leadership Council in a nod to its Democratic counterpart, the centrist Democratic Leadership Council. The RLC dropped its embattled stance on abortion in favor of a neutral affirmation of the importance of “protecting individual rights” and “promoting strong families.” Governor John Engler of Michigan and Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona, Republicans who favored a pro-life position, were recruited to model a more inclusive position on the issue of abortion. Financier Henry Kravis and John A. Moran, former Kansas Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole’s 1996 campaign finance chairman, were named as the organization’s co-chairs.
In the Republican Party primary of California’s 2002 gubernatorial election, the RLC endorsed Los Angeles mayor Richard Riordan over Bill Simon, sponsoring attack ads blaming Simon for the 1993 failure of Western Federal Savings and Loan. RLC board members Senators Jon Kyl and Frank Murkowski condemned the ads and issued statements distancing themselves from the RLC.
The RLC was inactive for several years after 2003, but was revived after the 2006 midterm elections by Whitman, former Missouri Senator John Danforth and former Maryland lieutenant governor Michael Steele. Whitman said that the Republicans’ loss of control of Congress signaled a need for the party to return to its “fiscally conservative roots” and to be “less judgmental.” In March 2007, Whitman’s political action committee, “It’s My Party, Too” (IMP-PAC), was merged into RLC-PAC. . . snip
If you feel comfortable in the “bed” of a backstabber,
dirty trickster, DeathPanel author, ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE
author, TARP supporter, Sharia support, and ultimate
taxer, then enjoy being between the sheets with Myth.
The quote is, “There’s not a dimes worth of difference...” and it was originally coined by the Communist Party of America.
Can’t disagree with the list, we are so screwed. However I have sent money to Romney and will do what I can do to help beat obama. I don’t believe voting third party or casting a “NO” vote will help rid us of obama.
Deb, you’ll just get yourself worked up hanging out on threads like this.
Was I looking "worked up"? I thought I was being informative. Rats! Oh, well, back to work...or better yet...SHOPPING!!!
Cool. What kind of stuff do you write?
Easier to get together to support the best football team, not going to happen.
The system is rigged: a pile of conservatives vs. one GOPe favorite RINO. Happened in 2012, 2008, 1992, 1996. The elites choose the Republican candidate, not the people.