Skip to comments.Romney’s Revenge
Posted on 06/18/2013 6:39:46 AM PDT by National Review
Romney said his Bay State health reforms werent 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, Romneys critique of Obamacare is ringing true. Call it Mitt Romneys revenge.
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So you’re the new National Review pimp. Welcome to FR. Enjoy your short stay. Oh yeah, and Romney still sucks.
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.
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.
Are you one of the ones who stayed home so we could have Obama as president?
I supported Romney.
Now I strongly oppose everything about him.
Boy Scouts: reverse the election.
(sorry, but I’m a bit angry about that)
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.
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.
I voted for the b@stard, but I needed a gas mask in the booth.
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.
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.
that is a piss ant question. Nobody needs to prove their conservative bone fides to a jack wagon like you.
KNOCK IT OFF!
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
The noob blog pimp has never replied to a single comment, just posts excerpts from N.R.
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.
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.
We should never nominate anyone who starts out forfeiting his own state. That’s why Nixon should not have chosen Lodge or Agnew.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Revlon don’t make enough lipstick to make that pig look good..................
Well, at least you admit you’d rather have Obama than Romney.
This was the "electable candidate?"
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.
Romney said his Bay State health reforms werent necessarily suited to other states
Uhm ..I expect you’ve chosen the wrong forum to rehabilitate Romney.
Besides ..”What difference, at this point, does it make? “
You are using a suspiciously progressive propaganda technique. How about some proof from you that you aren’t a liberal infil-traitor.
No, Obama is in the White House because the GOPe did not listen to its base.
Willard has Annie’s finger in the wind again...
Make stuff up much? If I wanted obama I would have voted for him.
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......
You can’t argue with those who imposed RomneyCARE ...
and then made it nationwide as they helped Obama.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
“We Suck Less” is not a winning strategy.
Say hello to T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII for me.
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.
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.
Yeah..we are done pretty much. Look busy, Jesus is coming soon... : )