Skip to comments.Mitt’s backers: ‘RomneyCare’ overblown [DeMint defends Romney & his socialized medicine scheme]
Posted on 03/17/2011 7:31:53 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
Mitt Romneys 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.
Romneys 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 Obamas healthcare overhaul.
But leading conservatives, including supporters of Romney during his 2008 presidential run, argue that the Massachusetts plan isnt 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 ...
Sure. But you can be assured that it’s very bad. :-) Socialism always is.
The reason Demint isn’t running for President is that he supports Myth, did so in 2008 too.
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.
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!
DeMint is defending Romney?
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.
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.
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.
You’re just a malicious liar. You don’t know anything about it, and I don’t owe you any explanations.
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.
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.
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.
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
wouldnt make any sense at all.""
-- President Ronald Reagan
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?
You sound jealouse.
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.
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.
pissant has been banned. Consider #52 as his FR legacy.
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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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? ;)
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.
LOL... How about we do both.
I feel like the pain of a root-canal has finally worn off. LOL
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"
LOL! I’m taking it as the luck of the Irish. Maybe I’ll have a beer and a potato and celebrate.
Now wouldn’t it be great if tomorrow Sarah announced she’s running! LOL!
Finally! Free at last - free at last - thank God Almighty, we're free at last!!!
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.
Caution, in the Falcon Party backyard *Tree House and Meeting Room* sits a solitary figure plotting and scheming :^)
That is just plain beautiful writing. :^) A little shimmering painting in words.
See post above.
I’m with you, if he has to be told, surely it’s beyond his grasp.
It isn't about "one statement." It's about a fundamental failure to grasp a core conservative principle.
I just popped a cold one to celebrate the good news! The place smells better already!
Everyone's entitled to one mistake. And boy, was that DeMint's.
He's been a good conservative senator, until he stops consistently being conservative I'm not throwing him under the bus.
Be warned...He still has followers who will seek revenge for their fallen one demise.....but its time to celebrate at least right now!!
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 ;-)
Yes, that bug spray did wonders. No more creepy crawlers.
That picture just made the thread. Of course, the admin’s news tops everything!
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’.
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?
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.