Skip to comments.In Romneycare Birthplace, Obama to Ask for Patience
Posted on 10/29/2013 10:26:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
October 30, 2013
In the shadow of Mitt Romneys Massachusetts health care model, President Obama will argue Wednesday that Obamacare merits the patience and bipartisan backing the Bay State mustered seven years ago for what was then a radical new approach.
The president will speak at Bostons Faneuil Hall, hoping to draw parallels to the state-based, mandated health coverage signed by Romney, the former Republican governor defeated by Obama nearly a year ago.
Romney was not invited to attend the event, a White House official said....
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How do you parody a President who is a parody of a real President? The answer is : constantly
Isn’t Mass one of the states that’s exempt from Ocare anyway?
Agreed, every time I turn on the TV ... purple lips is on, spewing his BS.
I thought Romneycare in Mass. was in deep trouble and they want to get rid of it.
I think they meant he’s going to ask for patients.
Yeah Barry, give us an excuse to pull the wool back on the POS system up in Mass.
“President Obama will argue Wednesday that Obamacare merits the patience “
Yes, be patient while we lie like a rug to you and take you to the cleaners.
Send him to a Bruins game to say his piece...........
The proponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have a number of talking points, the favorite of which seems to be that Obamacare is really a Republican idea. The purpose of this talking point is to create the illusion of bipartisanship and promote the idea that the GOP only wants to argue about its name.
The argument that follows the talking point is that the ACA is based on the GOP’s Romneycare. Let’s forget that Romney vetoed many parts of the legislation. Let’s forget that the legislation was broadly expanded by Romney’s Democratic successor. Let’s forget that Romney distanced himself from his own plan during the Republican primaries largely because the idea was unpopular with actual Republicans. Finally, let’s forget the struggles Romney had to get the nomination, introducing the question of whether he is truly reflective of the party.
Even if Romney were a bedrock Republican endorsed by all 50 states, the ACA is vastly different from what Romney actually proposed. The ACA is comprehensive coverage rather than catastrophic coverage. Romney opposed the employer-based insurance concept, whereas the ACA heavily encourages it with tax subsidies and penalizes those who do not comply. The penalties in the ACA are as much as 10 times as much as those in Romneycare. So the talking point that the ACA draws on Romneycare is very loosely defined.
The wait between the time everybody knows a politician should resign and the time he actually does resign is interminable.
At least Romney’s launch was competently carried out, performed by professionals. Maybe without major corruption and cost overruns that might’ve been possible for ZeroCare. No, I take that last part back, as Barry has NO successes to his credit, other than seeing to his vote tally being (corruptly) higher than the other guys’.
We should all be as patient as the left was with Bush at the start of the Iraq war. Remember “Bush Lied, People Died”?
Well, it goes farther back, based on the lib yapping I've seen, to 1989, when the Heritage Foundation actually did propose some some of individual mandate and then tossed it around while Hillary was trying to impose her version of healthcare "reform" on the country in 1993.
Consequently, the libs have taken to calling Obamacare the "Heritage" plan to try and throw some of its onus back on Conservatives.
Given that THEY are not even under it, the GOP will NEVER stop it.
Certainly not by the people who did Romney's disastrous ORCA application.
Do I recall you saying that RomneyCare didn’t have anything to do with 0bamaCare?
Politically, here ya go!
All I’m hearing when Obama talks...and all I have to say to him any more.
Of course, the problem with any government run insurance program or loan program or any program is that eventually, the progressive whack-jobs are voted into office and transform it into the typical progressive fuster cluck.
I see what you mean...
Obama: "If you like your plan, you can keep it".
Jay Carney: "What the president said is true, and very loosely defined."
LOL, here’s another one...
The taxpayers keep paying for him to fly anywhere he wants to go to push his agenda. He could sit in the white house and give the same speech. In fact, with technology today he could speak only to the people of Mass from the white house.