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Romney invokes Massachusetts health law ahead of Republican convention
The Hill ^ | Saturday August 25, 2012

Posted on 08/25/2012 12:46:43 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Mitt Romney is invoking his Massachusetts healthcare law in the lead-up to the Republican convention, alarming conservatives who argue it’s a losing issue for his campaign.

Romney's new willingness to talk about the issue could be a sign that he thinks the Massachusetts law could help him in November.

"My healthcare plan I put in place in my state has everyone insured," Romney told a CBS reporter on Thursday. In a second interview, he called the law an "important accomplishment" that is "working, by and large, pretty well." 

[.....]

"I will be able to show that I have a passionate concern for people in this country," he told a debate audience in January. 

Mackowiak wondered whether Romney's recent comments reflect a desire to appear more relatable to voters. Polls show that Obama leads Romney in likability. 

"They're trying to show compassion," Mackowiak said of Romney's campaign. 

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: healthcare; obamacare; romney; romneycare
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1 posted on 08/25/2012 12:46:53 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

El Stupido.


2 posted on 08/25/2012 12:49:05 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Bigtigermike
He's making the big lurch left.

Been telling you this is not the won!

3 posted on 08/25/2012 12:50:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Bigtigermike

I don’t think he’s quite got this new conservative thing down yet.


4 posted on 08/25/2012 12:51:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Bigtigermike

President Mitt Romney and now Senator Tommy Thompson...we’re so screwed.


5 posted on 08/25/2012 12:52:22 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Bigtigermike

RomneyCare was the template used to create ObamaCare.

It’s nice to see Romney is starting to show his true Progressive colors.

Next thing you know he’ll be yucking it up about how much he loves homosexual marriage!


6 posted on 08/25/2012 12:52:59 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Romney always says, “Repeal AND REPLACE” Obamacare. The “REPLACE” means encourage states to provide Romneycare. Give the states money to do it. That’s ROMNEYCARE like Mass..


7 posted on 08/25/2012 12:55:41 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Bigtigermike

Where’s the window!? (Scream).

We continue to warn others about this guy; he’s taking the

conservative ideas down a murky path.


8 posted on 08/25/2012 12:58:04 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I left out AND FORCE STATE CITIZENS TO BUY INSURANCE.


9 posted on 08/25/2012 12:58:06 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Bigtigermike

Duh! There goes the roll he was on with the birth certificate joke. Mitt, Mitt, Mitt stay away from ANY type of socialized medicine. Read my lips: We. Do. Not. Want. Socialized. Health. Care.


10 posted on 08/25/2012 1:00:13 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Jim Robinson
He wants to keep Obamacare, but just rename it Romneycare.
11 posted on 08/25/2012 1:01:48 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Bigtigermike

Count on Romney to Repeal ObamaCare!

(oh, and replace it with the socialized medicine package he mandates, naturally)


12 posted on 08/25/2012 1:06:38 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Bigtigermike
(sigh)

This clown seems determined to make it as hard as possible to vote for him, even with a clothespin on my nose and a full bottle of Febreze air freshener.

If he keeps this up, I may have to revert to actually voting my principles.

13 posted on 08/25/2012 1:08:30 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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14 posted on 08/25/2012 1:09:46 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Bigtigermike

Looks like we’re gonna get Obamneycare no matter who wins this thing.

We are so screwed.


15 posted on 08/25/2012 1:10:58 PM PDT by Random_User_250 ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism." -- Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Bigtigermike

I though he was going to repeal Obamacare on his first day in office.


16 posted on 08/25/2012 1:11:56 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: LaybackLenny

How’s that Romney brand Flavor-Aid working out for ya? Still drinking it I see like the other FReepers who love Progressivism.

I’m still voting for Sarah as a write-in.


17 posted on 08/25/2012 1:13:11 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: LaybackLenny

Over the remaining weeks until the election, watch Romney's actions and see for yourself if you think he is counting on the conservative vote to win this election. Having done so myself already, my opinion is that he is more interested in "winning" by appealing to the disenfranchised democrat voters Obama is sending his way with his own massive (and unprecedented) veer leftward during an election year. I don't think Romney cares if we grass roots conservatives vote for him or not when the fruit is easier 'pickens' on the other side of the tree. He is a "politician" and not a "statesman".


18 posted on 08/25/2012 1:13:42 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Bigtigermike
"How do you like me now?" Lord Romney
19 posted on 08/25/2012 1:18:23 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed, angry conservatives)
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To: Bigtigermike; All

“”My healthcare plan I put in place in my state has everyone insured,” Romney told a CBS reporter on Thursday. In a second interview, he called the law an “important accomplishment” that is “working, by and large, pretty well.” “


I responded to this filthy liar’s filthy lies last night. But to summarize, no... it is not working “by and large, pretty well.” Unless by “working well” he means he is happy that MA now imposes price controls on health care because prices kept going higher and higher. It also doesn’t insure “everyone.” About the same number of people are still uninsured, and more than half of the uninsured who got insured, the eeevil free riders from before that Romney said he was trying to get rid of, still actually get their health insurance free. So now they’re legit free riders. Others get it for hugely cheap prices, while those who are deemed rich enough pay 5 to 6x the amount. And if you refuse to pay some health insurance company for insurance costs, you’ll get penalized for it.

And in the end, what did Massachusetts get for losing their freedom to the government? Nothing. Nothing actually changed in MA. Everything simply got worse. That’s a provable fact. Even Bill O’Reilly noted this, and Mittens lying self replied “It was HIGH before” like a zombified idiot who couldn’t understand that he should now shut up about it being a success.

By the way, watching interviews with Mittens where he gets challenged, I am quite confident this man is as bad a narcissistic as Barack Obama. Maybe even worse. I saw an interview in which he was touting how he has no lobbyists running his campaign and no allegiance or debts to them. (He claimed Newt and Santorum were.) And a journalist blurted out, “That’s not true. Your senior adviser is a lobbyist.” So then he sits there and says, ‘Well, he’s not RUNNING the campaign. So and so is.” And the reporter replied, “Then, by that definition, no campaign is in bed with lobbyists.” To which Mitten just repeated his assertions. After the interview, though, Mittens walked away, then turned around and got up in his (the journalist’s) face with his Mormon/Scientologist smile and rebuked him for being unprofessional, though the journalist didn’t back down. The same thing happened to Brett from Fox News after their “hostile” interview in which Brett dared to point out a lie. Brett said on O’Reilly later that after the interview, Mittens was telling him how hostile the interview was and hoe he did not like it. Then he went into his room, came back out, and talked down to Brett again. Also examine how Mittens reacted in the actual interviews or in debates when challenged.

I’m telling you folks, that is some bizarre behavior. I don’t think we can truly comprehend how cynical and narcissistic this man is. He lies so easily, and then gets offended that you do not believe his lies.


20 posted on 08/25/2012 1:19:10 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: Bigtigermike

[Mitt Romney is invoking his Massachusetts healthcare law in the lead-up to the Republican convention]

Well Duh. He’s running for the DemocRAT vote.

Howzabout a nice game of Sheeple-Pong?


21 posted on 08/25/2012 1:19:50 PM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

This is why I KNEW he’d be a liability over any of the other Republicans in the race except for Ron Paul. Romeny is a RINO.


22 posted on 08/25/2012 1:21:48 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: HarleyD
Anyone that believed that BS is gullible. I wish Newt, Cain, Santorum or even Bacnmann was where Romeny is now. I knew he was full of it when he said he would repeal Obamacare on his first day in office. Romeny was the worst of the bunch and onc e again the Democrats got us McCained like in 2008.

Sarah Palin is right when she answered if there would be a legitimate third party or if she would run in one and after Romeny pulls this crap I would gladly vote for a conservative in the conservative party.

23 posted on 08/25/2012 1:26:41 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Jim Robinson
“I don’t think he’s quite got this new conservative thing down yet.”

Yep, you are conservative or you ain't.

I just cant bring myself to support this guy..

24 posted on 08/25/2012 1:26:50 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: Christie at the beach
For me, when he gets his nod in Tampa, it will be one of the worse days of my life. I thought I was ill when Clinton won. I can barely manage to look at his cowardly lying gay socialist agenda face.
25 posted on 08/25/2012 1:28:12 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach

“For me, when he gets his nod in Tampa, it will be one of the worse days of my life. I thought I was ill when Clinton won. I can barely manage to look at his cowardly lying gay socialist agenda face.”


This **** tempts me to become a sequestered monk somewhere in the mountains. Anything is better than another day in Sodom with the GOPe.


26 posted on 08/25/2012 1:31:45 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: Bigtigermike

Just. Does. Not. Get. It.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.


27 posted on 08/25/2012 1:35:12 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Jim Robinson

LMAO


28 posted on 08/25/2012 1:39:37 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Bigtigermike

Quick, somebody grab a hook, it’s time to try to drag him off the stage like Akin. He said something supremely stupid with severe consequences for every American, so it’s actually worse than anything that Akin may have said.

Seriously, though, why is anyone surprised? It’s what Mitt Romney does. He’s been behaving as if he has it all in the bag for months, he’s already named his Vice Presidential candidate, before the convention.

No need to kowtow to the yahoos anymore, just blurt out the ugly truth and rake in the Democrat vote. What a strategy, Karl Rove must have some sort of brain parasite.


29 posted on 08/25/2012 1:40:09 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Bigtigermike

Mitt Romney is one of the few people the GOP could have nominated who is actually capable of losing this year. At the same time, 2012 may be the only year in which it is actually possible for Mitt Romney to win.

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.


30 posted on 08/25/2012 1:42:57 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: Jack Hydrazine

(Shhh, don’t tell anyone here, but that’s my plan, too. I’ve just SAID I’m voting for Romney to avoid being beaten severely about the head and shoulders by the Kool-Aid drinking FReepers. ;)


31 posted on 08/25/2012 1:44:10 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Quick, somebody grab a hook, it’s time to try to drag him off the stage like Akin. He said something supremely stupid with severe consequences for every American, so it’s actually worse than anything that Akin may have said.

Hahaha! Perfect!

It would be funny (although politically ruinous for the Republican Party) if Akin bought commercial time to demand Romney step down, wouldn't it? Might even revive Akin's candidacy...

32 posted on 08/25/2012 1:45:37 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: LaybackLenny

(in a whispering voice)
Okay, I’ll keep it Secret Squirrel secret until after the election!


33 posted on 08/25/2012 2:17:40 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Marcella

Yeah and with what money exactly do you propose he use to do that?


34 posted on 08/25/2012 2:23:07 PM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: Marcella

He said it as recently as when he introduced Ryan as vp. I heard it and made note.....


35 posted on 08/25/2012 2:29:24 PM PDT by LUV W (My heroes wear camo)
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To: Jim Robinson
"I don’t think he’s quite got this new conservative thing down yet."

No he hasn't - but you can bet the farm that he's going to get a torrid tongue-lashing from conservative voters - and Ryan, every time he drifts left.

36 posted on 08/25/2012 2:29:49 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Christie at the beach

And now we know why they want Akin out! Mittens is one POS.


37 posted on 08/25/2012 2:32:10 PM PDT by elephant
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To: hitchwolf

“Yeah and with what money exactly do you propose he use to do that?”

State mandate to force people to buy it, just like he did in Mass..


38 posted on 08/25/2012 2:39:22 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: LUV W

“He said it as recently as when he introduced Ryan as vp. I heard it and made note.....”

He says it every time when he brings up Obamacare. I think people stop listening when he says, “Repeal..” and they don’t hear the next words, “and replace”.


39 posted on 08/25/2012 2:43:56 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Wait’ll he tells Ann what he has in mind ~ and she’s not going to the White hut either.


40 posted on 08/25/2012 2:54:11 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: HarleyD

That was ‘peel’ Obamacare ~ make a big noise doncha know. Listen closely to this guy ~ he’s tricky.


41 posted on 08/25/2012 2:55:49 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Christie at the beach

I’m still working that storm angle and there’s still some hope for a last minute reprieve from the Lord ~ but it’s a tight window.


42 posted on 08/25/2012 3:00:12 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: HarleyD
"I though he was going to repeal Obamacare on his first day in office"

Listen to his speeches. It's always "repeal and REPLACE." And then google his association with Pam Bondi, Florida's attorney general, regarding his healthcare plan. He wants her help implementing it state by state.

43 posted on 08/25/2012 3:06:12 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: muawiyah
He's making the big lurch left.

Duhhh -- that's why he wants to get rid of Akin.

44 posted on 08/25/2012 3:31:53 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Naw, Romney backed off beating up on Akin when he found out two things;

(1) I was beating up on Akin for playing footsie with Democrats, and

(2) He, Romney was going to start playing footsie with Democrats again.

AND there he went and did it ~ played footsie with Democrats by talking about how great RombamaKKKare in Massachusetts is.

Hate to say it I"m usually two or three steps ahead of this guys advisors.

45 posted on 08/25/2012 3:46:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Bigtigermike
I'm skipping all the comments.

I've defended this guy for pragmatic reasons and I'll vote for him. But, man, sometimes he looks brilliant and other times -- like this one -- he acts like a dope.

Sigh.

46 posted on 08/25/2012 3:48:15 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Without economic freedom, no other form of freedom can have material meaning.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Do girls who suffer legitimate rape, not get pregnant under his plan.</sarcasm>
47 posted on 08/25/2012 4:05:38 PM PDT by itsahoot (Write in Palin in 2012, Just to pi$$ off the Romney botts.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Romneycare == A dead raccoon under the porch.


48 posted on 08/25/2012 4:09:33 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Blue Highway
Romeny was the worst of the bunch and onc e again the Democrats got us McCained like in 2008.

It is almost like there is some sort of plan........naw couldn’t be. Right? That would be crazy tinfoil hat stuff.

49 posted on 08/25/2012 4:13:49 PM PDT by itsahoot (Write in Palin in 2012, Just to pi$$ off the Romney botts.)
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To: BfloGuy
Mackowiak wondered whether Romney's recent comments reflect a desire to appear more relatable to voters.

Of course. He made these comments right after the "Akin Effect" knocked him down 7 points in MO.

50 posted on 08/25/2012 4:14:13 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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