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Mitt’s backers: ‘RomneyCare’ overblown [DeMint defends Romney & his socialized medicine scheme]
The Hill ^ | March 17, 2011 | Michael O’Brien

Posted on 03/17/2011 7:31:53 AM PDT by EternalVigilance

Mitt Romney’s supporters on Capitol Hill are giving him political cover for the healthcare plan he signed into law as governor, even as his competitors for the GOP presidential nomination ramp up their attacks on “RomneyCare.”

Romney’s healthcare reform initiative in Massachusetts is viewed as one of his biggest political liabilities going into the Republican primary, due to its similarities to President Obama’s healthcare overhaul.

But leading conservatives, including supporters of Romney during his 2008 presidential run, argue that the Massachusetts plan isn’t a deal-breaker.

“One of the reasons I endorsed Romney [in 2008] is his attempts to make private health insurance available at affordable prices,” said Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.), a GOP kingmaker.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Sure. But you can be assured that it’s very bad. :-) Socialism always is.


101 posted on 03/17/2011 3:52:30 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If you have one foot in both camps, don't act surprised that you're taking fire from both directions)
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To: EternalVigilance

The reason Demint isn’t running for President is that he supports Myth, did so in 2008 too.


102 posted on 03/17/2011 3:57:29 PM PDT by Theodore R. (John Boehner just surrendered the only weapon with which he had to fight. What does OH see in him?)
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To: EternalVigilance

Jim DeMint should know quite well the path to lowering prices for healthcare, or just about anything for that matter is to get the government, especially the control-freak government of the entrenched Left the “H” out of the way.

Government has no business in business.

It’s sad the MSM, the Press is so tainted with the disease of Leftist politics anymore that they can’t be relied upon for the investigative journalism that was responsible to educate people with the truth.


103 posted on 03/17/2011 5:58:04 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: gitmogrunt

You bet it is, that my respect for DeMint is dropping rapidly. I can’t understand why he is doing this. Surely he is up to date on what is happening with the health care in Massachusetts! Blah!


104 posted on 03/17/2011 5:58:08 PM PDT by Buddygirl
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To: Theodore R.

Could be.


105 posted on 03/17/2011 6:04:53 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If you have one foot in both camps, don't act surprised that you're taking fire from both directions)
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To: upchuck; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; AuntB; Avoiding_Sulla; stephenjohnbanker; indylindy; ...

DeMint is defending Romney?

FUJD!


106 posted on 03/17/2011 6:08:40 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Robbin
Oh yea, He just dropped off my list. I am shocked

By the time these freeloaders have been around DC long enough to be considered "Leaders", they are washingtonians first and foremost.

This POTUS primary will be the real test of the "Tea Party", all HELL is going to break loose if these country clubbers think they are going to shimmy their way into the nomination.

The Town Meetings against health care were just practice, Romneys going to have to run a lot quicker than Ceausescu did when he finally gets in front of the wrong crowd.

107 posted on 03/17/2011 6:11:27 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: EternalVigilance
I can read perfectly well, your dishonesty is obvious and very Clintonian.
108 posted on 03/17/2011 7:11:13 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

I gave you the facts. Can’t do anything about the fact that you don’t know what you’re talking about and don’t care.


109 posted on 03/17/2011 7:15:01 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If you have one foot in both camps, don't act surprised that you're taking fire from both directions)
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To: EternalVigilance

You’re right, I don’t care. Your useless little party is a freaking joke, and you’re pretense that you’ve never benefited financially from them is too.


110 posted on 03/17/2011 7:16:57 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

You’re just a malicious liar. You don’t know anything about it, and I don’t owe you any explanations.


111 posted on 03/17/2011 7:19:39 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If you have one foot in both camps, don't act surprised that you're taking fire from both directions)
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To: upchuck
DeMint is finished. Finished.

Milt: “Never forget that (the untrustworthy statist, the RINO) DeMint,
supports me and (my carpetbagging fascist experiments,
TARP, IAG, Soros,) RomneyCARE, ObamaCARE, and my Death Panels.”

112 posted on 03/17/2011 7:20:09 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: goldi

I believe THE MYTH will sweep all the early contests as Gerald R. Ford, Jr., did in 1976, and there will be no Reagan to contest him in the spring.


113 posted on 03/17/2011 7:28:03 PM PDT by Theodore R. (John Boehner just surrendered the only weapon with which he had to fight. What does OH see in him?)
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To: rockinqsranch

I believe it will be a virtually non-contested THE MYTH/DeMint ticket, and we will all come aboard only to live to regret doing so.


114 posted on 03/17/2011 7:30:22 PM PDT by Theodore R. (John Boehner just surrendered the only weapon with which he had to fight. What does OH see in him?)
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To: Theodore R.; Jim Robinson; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; ...
Maybe you did not get the message.
No one is going "on board". Romney and his partner Soros
are the enemy and are not natural borne Americans.


Mitt Romney: "I'm not running as the Republican view or a continuation of Republican values.
That's not what brings me to the race.

(Romney Video, accessed 9/19/07)



"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
 over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
 to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn’t make any sense at all.""

--  President Ronald Reagan



115 posted on 03/17/2011 7:35:48 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: pissant

I flat can’t believe that you got away with this most disgusting post!!

I had been told by another FReeper that you have been suspended. I looked at your profile page and found this: “This account has been banned or suspended.Okay”

BUT, I am not sure that you have.

So, could you please help me out, pissant. Are you still here or can I celebrate your cyber passing?


116 posted on 03/17/2011 7:38:19 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: pissant

You sound jealouse.


117 posted on 03/17/2011 7:51:22 PM PDT by sport
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To: Theodore R.

I won’t.


118 posted on 03/17/2011 7:55:00 PM PDT by sport
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To: EternalVigilance; Lakeshark
A sad statement on the condition of the U.S. Senate, the Republican Party, and what passes for "conservatism" these days if your best, your most conservative, is a Romney supporter and defender of socialized medicine.

Lakeshark, EV is right, and you are, as usual, a Republican Party hack.

As for DeMint, if he wants to defend Romneycare, he can join Sarah "Juanita" McPalin in RINO hell.

119 posted on 03/17/2011 8:00:22 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Theodore R.

Who is this “we” ? There’s no way in creation I will support a ticket with that scumbag Socialist pathological liar leading it. Slick Willard is no more a Republican than Emperor Zero. The media and the elites are the only ones pimping Slick Willard’s candidacy, since they know he would rip the party apart and hand Zero a second term.


120 posted on 03/17/2011 8:01:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Gator113

pissant has been banned. Consider #52 as his FR legacy.


121 posted on 03/17/2011 8:11:55 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

My wife made crab cakes, I pulled a few pounds of salmon out of the freezer...some of my best home smoked stuff.

The steamer clams are in the pot. I have Champagne and beer on ice.

I even went out to the barn and brought in our New Years Eve noise makers. I don’t have any fireworks, so I’ll have to use my flairs out of the boat.....

All of this has been waiting on the confirmation.

THANK YOU... It’s PARTY TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


122 posted on 03/17/2011 8:27:12 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Actually, he's the party hack, and you're the silly fool you've always have been. Maybe you should join the Alan Keyes party now, he's just as viable as the guy you voted for.

You're gonna throw DeMint under the bus for one statement he backtracked on? I'm not.

And if you actually read what I said, I never defended DeMint for his statement.

123 posted on 03/17/2011 8:28:15 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Admin Moderator

Excellent!


124 posted on 03/17/2011 8:28:41 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Gator113

Har!


125 posted on 03/17/2011 8:30:46 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Gator113; Admin Moderator

I was reading your post and thought you were ending it as a party in the admin moderator’s honor and with the moderator being the guest of honor. Can you do your post over, again, and use my ending? ;)


126 posted on 03/17/2011 8:33:34 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
... I only was with DeMint in stating the desirability of lowering health care costs, not the socialism.

Health care -- more accurately, health insurance -- costs have risen in part because of people thinking the government has the power to lower them. Markets are independent, dynamic forces that will always elude control of a centralized force; markets, like butterflies, must be free to thrive. It's a fact of life, just like water is wet and kittens and puppies grow up. It is beyond our control -- only a mindset of pompous presumption or amoral intent attempts to manipulate it.

The ONLY way the government can lower health insurance and health care costs is by GETTING OUT OF THE WAY. There is another dynamic, too, that is behind forcing up the costs of health care, as it is behind forcing the imaginary nonsense of "alternative energy like wind and algae! We need to get on it now!", as the clearly-intelligent-liberal-female-college-student-sounding person urgently warns in one of Chevron's current radio ads.

Health care costs are going up because an advertising campaign is scaring the hell out of Americans every day and convincing them that they're in grave danger every instant of their lives and need considerable "health care" to make sure they live to their next decade. It's disgusting.

The government nanny-state good-mother presumption of providing all of this is fueled by the fear campaign. It's a potent duo.

Conservatism should not equal heartlessness.

You want heartlessness???!!??? How about millions of good Americans enduring jobs they hate and fear abject abandonment solely because they don't want to lose their "health benefits."

In a free market, health insurance and health care would be affordable to the level of the demand in the self interst of all concerned. In a market regulated heavily by government and marketing campaigns for products, currently so-called "health care" and "alternative energy!" that are ultimately tax subsidised, you have a frightened people who are slaves to an illusion.

THAT is heartlessness. Conservatives support true charities more tha liberals because they are of right and moral compassion. The real cruelty and brutality is fomenting a situation where free people are slaves to fear.

127 posted on 03/17/2011 8:36:45 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: presently no screen name

LOL... How about we do both.

I feel like the pain of a root-canal has finally worn off. LOL


128 posted on 03/17/2011 8:36:56 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Gator113
Stone crab and FL spiny lobster tail time!!.

The Founders despised professional politicians, and GEORGE WASHINGTON led by example.

Too bad so few have followed his lead, and even more ridiculous his philosophy with respect to the apparatchiks has not been enforced by "GOP LEADERSHIP"

129 posted on 03/17/2011 8:41:33 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Gator113

LOL! I’m taking it as the luck of the Irish. Maybe I’ll have a beer and a potato and celebrate.


130 posted on 03/17/2011 8:41:45 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Gator113

Now wouldn’t it be great if tomorrow Sarah announced she’s running! LOL!


131 posted on 03/17/2011 8:45:47 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Admin Moderator
Hallelujah!!!

Finally! Free at last - free at last - thank God Almighty, we're free at last!!!



132 posted on 03/17/2011 8:48:26 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: itssme
DeMint needs to directly hear what we all have said on this post. We need to contact him. Does anyone have his email address, etc. b/4 I search for it? He needs to know that he is wrong on this one. Totally wrong.

If he doesn't know he's wrong, then like with Romney, true conservative principle sails right over his head. It's beyond his grasp. End of story.

133 posted on 03/17/2011 8:49:48 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Windflier

JUST PERFECT!!!!!!!


134 posted on 03/17/2011 8:56:47 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Gator113
It’s PARTY TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Caution, in the Falcon Party backyard *Tree House and Meeting Room* sits a solitary figure plotting and scheming :^)

135 posted on 03/17/2011 8:57:39 PM PDT by The Cajun
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To: Gator113
My wife made crab cakes, I pulled a few pounds of salmon out of the freezer...some of my best home smoked stuff. The steamer clams are in the pot. I have Champagne and beer on ice. I even went out to the barn and brought in our New Years Eve noise makers. I don’t have any fireworks, so I’ll have to use my flairs out of the boat.....

That is just plain beautiful writing. :^) A little shimmering painting in words.

136 posted on 03/17/2011 8:58:51 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: darkwing104; 50mm; Old Sarge

See post above.


137 posted on 03/17/2011 8:59:05 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Windflier

LOL!


138 posted on 03/17/2011 8:59:31 PM PDT by The Cajun
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To: Finny

I’m with you, if he has to be told, surely it’s beyond his grasp.


139 posted on 03/17/2011 9:00:39 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Lakeshark
You're gonna throw DeMint under the bus for one statement he backtracked on?

It isn't about "one statement." It's about a fundamental failure to grasp a core conservative principle.

140 posted on 03/17/2011 9:01:31 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: presently no screen name

I just popped a cold one to celebrate the good news! The place smells better already!


141 posted on 03/17/2011 9:01:31 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: EternalVigilance
“One of the reasons I endorsed Romney [in 2008] is his attempts to make private health insurance available at affordable prices,” said Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.), a GOP kingmaker.

Everyone's entitled to one mistake. And boy, was that DeMint's.

142 posted on 03/17/2011 9:03:01 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Finny
DeMint already backtracked on this, sorry, I'm not biting on this and neither should you.

He's been a good conservative senator, until he stops consistently being conservative I'm not throwing him under the bus.

143 posted on 03/17/2011 9:05:00 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: presently no screen name

Be warned...He still has followers who will seek revenge for their fallen one demise.....but its time to celebrate at least right now!!


144 posted on 03/17/2011 9:05:12 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: presently no screen name
I’m with you, if he has to be told, surely it’s beyond his grasp.

I'm sure pissy's on the phone to JR right now, begging and pleading his case........ oh wait......you meant Jim DeMint?

Ooops. Never mind ;-)

145 posted on 03/17/2011 9:06:25 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: The Cajun

146 posted on 03/17/2011 9:07:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: Windflier

Yes, that bug spray did wonders. No more creepy crawlers.
That picture just made the thread. Of course, the admin’s news tops everything!


147 posted on 03/17/2011 9:07:40 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Colonel_Flagg

If he’s still making excuses for government meddling in health care of any sort, his problem is not in the past. And it ain’t just his endorsement of the most liberal Governor in the history of the planet. I’m just sayin’.


148 posted on 03/17/2011 9:11:48 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If you have one foot in both camps, don't act surprised that you're taking fire from both directions)
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To: Finny; Gator113

Ah come on - you just want to be invited. ;) Actually, it had me wanting to read more.

Gator, maybe you want to do a daily or weekly update until Nov ‘12?


149 posted on 03/17/2011 9:12:04 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Lakeshark
DeMint supporte the "green energy" premise, too, doesn't he? The whole global "health of the planet" concern platform?

Let him stay a senator if he's so damned great. Keep him the hell out of the White House and away from the tea party Republicans' attempt to RECLAIM and HOLD HIGH the banner of "The Party of Getting the Government the Hell Off Your Back" for their fellow Americans, a majority of whom are desperate for a party that will do it.

All Romney can do is make voters (real voters, we real people, not manufactured entities that elect liberals, but real voters) even more cynical than they are now.

Romney is a vampire and needs a stake driven through his political heart. Should have happened years ago.

150 posted on 03/17/2011 9:12:43 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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