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Romney’s Revenge
National Review ^ | June 18, 2013 | National Review

Posted on 06/18/2013 6:39:46 AM PDT by National Review

Romney said his Bay State health reforms weren’t necessarily suited to other states. Few listened.

By Avik Roy

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Mitt Romney maintained that the health-reform law he signed in Massachusetts was not the same as Obamacare. “Our plan was a state solution to a state problem,” Governor Romney insisted. He was trying to fix Massachusetts’ uniquely broken insurance market, he said; Obamacare, by contrast, was a “a power grab . . . a one-size-fits-all plan.” Nobody took him seriously — not conservatives, and not liberals. But today, as the nation braces for health insurance “rate shock,” Romney’s critique of Obamacare is ringing true. Call it Mitt Romney’s revenge.

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TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: healthcare; loserromney; obamacare; romney; romneycare; romneycare4all; romneyrico
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1 posted on 06/18/2013 6:39:46 AM PDT by National Review
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To: National Review

IBTZ.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 6:40:57 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: National Review

So you’re the new National Review pimp. Welcome to FR. Enjoy your short stay. Oh yeah, and Romney still sucks.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 6:45:53 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: National Review

I don’t even want to see or hear that name anymore. For five years straight all we heard was Romney and frontrunner. He was the worst possible candidate and we all knew he would lose. So sick of him and anything relating to him. And I live in MA so I’ve had to deal with him longer than others.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 6:46:46 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: National Review

A very balanced and fair analysis. IOW, RomneyCare was a lesser Fuster Cluck to fix a greater Fuster Cluck put in place by his predecessors.


5 posted on 06/18/2013 6:47:19 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: National Review

IBTZ too.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 6:47:35 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: TADSLOS
Oh yeah, and Romney still sucks.

Are you one of the ones who stayed home so we could have Obama as president?

7 posted on 06/18/2013 6:48:55 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: ladyjane

I supported Romney.

Now I strongly oppose everything about him.

Boy Scouts: reverse the election.

Scr@w Romney!!

(sorry, but I’m a bit angry about that)


8 posted on 06/18/2013 6:50:48 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: National Review
Our plan was a state solution to a state problem,”

So MA needed a solution to kill more babies at the taxpayers expense? And what does romneycare have to do with romney being the first governor to approved same sex marriage for the state of MA?

There is no revenge like God's. Hope he's ready for it and all those who supported him with their vote.

9 posted on 06/18/2013 6:53:07 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ladyjane

Romney is as liberal as they come and a damned liar to boot. I can’t help it that you weren’t paying attention. Go b*tch and whine somewhere else.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 6:53:20 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: National Review
Repeal and repleace did SOOOOO much to reassure me.
11 posted on 06/18/2013 6:54:17 AM PDT by DManA
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To: TADSLOS

I voted for the b@stard, but I needed a gas mask in the booth.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 6:54:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: National Review

And we’re going to get more Romneys and McCains until the cross-party voting in the primaries is abolished. The dems come out in droves to pick our candidate for us, always the weakest candidate on the roster.


13 posted on 06/18/2013 6:54:47 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: National Review

Gawd. Go pound sand.

Romney was the intellectual father of 0bamaCare.

Romney’s aides were in the White Hut designing 0bamaCare.

Don’t disown your bastard son, Mitt / NR / GOPe.


14 posted on 06/18/2013 6:56:07 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If youÂ’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: ladyjane

that is a piss ant question. Nobody needs to prove their conservative bone fides to a jack wagon like you.

KNOCK IT OFF!


15 posted on 06/18/2013 6:56:42 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ladyjane

it is likely he was one who stayed home.

fwiw by the time the general election is here, the time for complaining about the nominee has passed.

one must take action during the primary to influence nominee outcome.

complaining after the fact and sitting out so a true America-hating marxist could be elected is effing stupid - not that I’m saying the poster in question did that - but some did and admit it here.

i’m no romney fan but he would sure as hell be better that what we have. no, i did not vote for him in the primary but i sure as hell did in the general

/rant


16 posted on 06/18/2013 6:56:43 AM PDT by Principled
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To: National Review

The noob blog pimp has never replied to a single comment, just posts excerpts from N.R.


17 posted on 06/18/2013 6:59:33 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: ladyjane

no point asking that question - those who were dumb enough to do so by definition could never admit they did wrong, even with that thing occupying the White House now. Their only hope is to ignore the question so as to ignore their portion of the responsibility.


18 posted on 06/18/2013 7:00:34 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: National Review

While I agree that Massachusetts is different than Tennessee, I think that’s why Romney lost the election, not why he would have won it. Romney tried to appeal to moderate to liberals during the actual campaign, with his pro-gay, fuzzy abortion, and quasi right to arms rhetoric. He pirouetted in full tutu around Benghazi when a conservative would have hammered it.

He lost millions of religious conservatives and social conservatives with that foolishness, and he pretty much has his own strategy to blame for his loss.


19 posted on 06/18/2013 7:06:20 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: cotton1706

We should never nominate anyone who starts out forfeiting his own state. That’s why Nixon should not have chosen Lodge or Agnew.


20 posted on 06/18/2013 7:10:33 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: FrankR

Conservative unity at the start, however, could overcome the problem of “our Democratic friends”, as the late Jack French Kemp always called them, interfering with Republican primaries.


22 posted on 06/18/2013 7:12:48 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Vigilanteman

Philosophically I agree with the Fifty Lab Experiments model.

For example, when Vermont adopts Single Payer and then crashes and burns within two years, it will serve as a very valuable lesson to the rest of us. And it will only affect about half a million hippies who live there.


23 posted on 06/18/2013 7:13:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ladyjane

Everyone voted for Romney === except for Romney
who waited for his wife to help him.

Mr. RomneyCARE gave America Obama TWICE as he
attacked Gov. Palin in in misogynist way, and thereafter
4 years later, went limp after attacking every conservative
and removing them from the race (and hope) of America.


24 posted on 06/18/2013 7:15:12 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: FrankR

It’s more that the media pounds down all but the most liberal candidates in the primaries, then turns against their choice in the general when the Dem is the most liberal. Until US people can shake their entertainment addictions and stop hearing commercials all day this will continue.

Dems and Pubs are all part of the single party of Ivy League Incumbent Lawyers. One side needs to go away first, I don’t care which. Vote 3rd party.


25 posted on 06/18/2013 7:16:37 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: National Review

Revlon don’t make enough lipstick to make that pig look good..................


26 posted on 06/18/2013 7:17:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Orangedog

Well, at least you admit you’d rather have Obama than Romney.


27 posted on 06/18/2013 7:17:40 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: National Review
Romney's done. He snatched defeat from the jaws of victory twice. He lost to McCain of all people in 08 when it was "his turn" even then. He lost to Bacrock this time.

This was the "electable candidate?"

28 posted on 06/18/2013 7:19:58 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: DManA

It is not a piss ant question. It’s a legitimate one.

Obama is still in the White House because you voters decided he was better than having Romney there.


29 posted on 06/18/2013 7:20:27 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: National Review

Romney said his Bay State health reforms weren’t necessarily suited to other states
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REALLY ???

When ???

Source please....


30 posted on 06/18/2013 7:21:14 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: National Review

Uhm ..I expect you’ve chosen the wrong forum to rehabilitate Romney.

Besides ..”What difference, at this point, does it make? “


31 posted on 06/18/2013 7:22:57 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: ladyjane

You are using a suspiciously progressive propaganda technique. How about some proof from you that you aren’t a liberal infil-traitor.


32 posted on 06/18/2013 7:24:11 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ladyjane

No, Obama is in the White House because the GOPe did not listen to its base.


33 posted on 06/18/2013 7:25:17 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Graybeard58

Willard has Annie’s finger in the wind again...


34 posted on 06/18/2013 7:25:41 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: National Review
The Romney endorsement in the 2008 cycle, is when I cancelled my long time National Review subscription.
35 posted on 06/18/2013 7:35:52 AM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberalism/libertarianism, empowers, creates and imports, and breeds, economic liberals.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Let us all take a moment and reflect on exactly where RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE/DEATHCARE came from:



36 posted on 06/18/2013 7:36:10 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: ladyjane

Make stuff up much? If I wanted obama I would have voted for him.


37 posted on 06/18/2013 7:41:22 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: ladyjane

No point in arguing with a group of posters that would rather have Obama over Romney. That think that The National Review is a liberal rag. ...that one should be zotted for posting it. A group of posters who during the primaries the best they could come up with is Rick Santorum.
Whose bench for 2016 is so thin it included Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and......


38 posted on 06/18/2013 7:45:07 AM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Orangedog

You can’t argue with those who imposed RomneyCARE ...
and then made it nationwide as they helped Obama.


39 posted on 06/18/2013 7:46:31 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: National Review
The best way to think about Romneycare is on a left-right scale of 1 to 10. If 10 is a libertarian utopia, and 1 is a left-wing dystopia, Governor Romney moved Massachusetts’ individual health-insurance market from a 2 to a 4. That is, it moved that market modestly to the right.

right, 'cause forcing people to buy insurance moves the scale towards 'libertarian'

/sarc
40 posted on 06/18/2013 7:52:35 AM PDT by HenryArmitage (it was not meant that we should voyage far.)
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To: cotton1706

he could have and should have won. But conservatives stayed home, and Obama’s minions committed massive fraud that cost Romney tens of thousands of votes in several battleground states.


41 posted on 06/18/2013 7:53:52 AM PDT by FutureRocketMan (Santorum/Perry or Perry/Santorum 2016)
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To: dfwgator

“I voted for the b@stard, but I needed a gas mask in the booth.”

I voted against Obama. To do so I had to check the Romney box. I suppose that is the same thing as voting “for” Romney but there was nothing about him that made me want to choose him.

The GOP will continue to lose as long as they keep putting forward candidates whose platform is - “I’m a pretend conservative but I’m better than the other guy.” Voters want to vote “for” not against. The Democrats consistently run candidates their base can enthusiastically support.


42 posted on 06/18/2013 7:56:39 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: DManA

how about this: libtards would never use NR, even as a trojan horse, to infiltrate. It’s like garlic to a vampire, or something like that, regardless of how you feel about NR.


43 posted on 06/18/2013 7:59:00 AM PDT by FutureRocketMan (Santorum/Perry or Perry/Santorum 2016)
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To: National Review

I really don’t want to read anything more about some other greasy liberal politician, especially Romney. It is bad enough having to listen to stuff about the crapweasel in office without having to pay attention to one who isn’t.


44 posted on 06/18/2013 7:59:02 AM PDT by pt17
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To: Diogenesis

I don’t argue with them. I just point out the foolishness. All you have to do is add water...the crazy makes its own gravy.


45 posted on 06/18/2013 7:59:02 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Soul of the South

“We Suck Less” is not a winning strategy.


46 posted on 06/18/2013 7:59:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: National Review

Say hello to T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII for me.


47 posted on 06/18/2013 8:00:27 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: FutureRocketMan

Those that stayed home had no reason to vote for Romney other than the fact that he wasn’t Obama. That’s not a path to victory. It was the direct result of Romney, his cohorts and the republican establishment intentionally demoralizing conservatives, in the primaries, in Boehner’s constant compromising, and any number of other things I can’t think of. There was no excitement for a Romney victory. I voted for Romney but was like, eh, we’re screwed either way because there’s no fight in the man. He thought he would cruise into the presidency just as Thomas Dewey did.


48 posted on 06/18/2013 8:01:28 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Principled

It was not designed that he win. He was in the race to keep a conservative out of it; namely, Newt and Sarah is she decided to run. And proof is his weak weak Benghazi debate with Barry and the blood bath of Newt. He didn’t speak the truth of Benghazi but spoke lies about Newt. He literally gave America to the enemy whom he serves, also. Everything was for show.


49 posted on 06/18/2013 8:02:41 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: FrankR

Yeah..we are done pretty much. Look busy, Jesus is coming soon... : )


50 posted on 06/18/2013 8:02:50 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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