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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
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; demint; demint4fascism; demint4socialism; dontpickonmilt; elections2012; miltromney; miltromneycare; mittromney; obamacare; pds; pissant; pissantback2dailykos; pissantbyebye; pissantzotted; pissnatback2dailykos; rino; romneycare; thankgodpissantsgone; zotmebaby; zots4romneybots
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To: Gaffer

Yep. You’ve got it exactly right.

If these people had the moral sense to first ask the question “is it constitutional?” they might be of some value.

Until then, they’re just part of the two-legged socialist beast, dragging the country into oblivion.


51 posted on 03/17/2011 9:01:21 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (TATBO - Throw All The Bums Out!)
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To: Free Vulcan

That’s straight out of the Romney campaign talking points, by the way. “It’s all the fault of those rascally Democrats!”


53 posted on 03/17/2011 9:02:52 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (TATBO - Throw All The Bums Out!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Get a clue Congress. We don’t want Romney.


54 posted on 03/17/2011 9:04:50 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: allmendream

When I say I’m “staying home” that means that I won’t be voting for Romney. Actually, if push comes to shove and Obama seems to have the upper hand, I probably will vote for him even if I have to hold my nose, but it will be very, very difficult for me to do so. Otherwise, my vote will go to an independent candidate on the ballot who mirrors my thinking.

I vote in every election. My polling place, a school, is right next door to me. I can literally stand on the corner of my property and touch it.


55 posted on 03/17/2011 9:20:57 AM PDT by goldi (')
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To: EternalVigilance
"One of the traditional methods of imposing statism
or socialism on people has been by way of medicine..."

President Ronald Reagan


Death Panels and ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE created by Milt Romney.



56 posted on 03/17/2011 9:25:15 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: EternalVigilance

Wow, what a disappointment from DeMint.


57 posted on 03/17/2011 10:27:19 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

Myself, I’m not disappointed, since I never expected anything else.


58 posted on 03/17/2011 10:33:12 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (TATBO - Throw All The Bums Out!)
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To: EternalVigilance
But leading conservatives, including supporters of Romney during his 2008 presidential run, argue that the Massachusetts plan isn’t a deal-breaker.

His blatant hypocrisy is.

A "devout Mormon" does NOT support faggot "marriage" or abortion on demand.

59 posted on 03/17/2011 11:16:20 AM PDT by jimt
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To: upchuck; EternalVigilance; Virginia Ridgerunner
DeMint is wrong on this one, likely wrong on other things too.

That being said, he's one of our better senators, truly a conservative we can be proud to support.

I'm not going to throw him under the bus for one wrong statement.

Obama and the democrats are the enemy, not Jim DeMint. Don't make the perfect the enemy of the good, that's one of the ways to ensure democrat victory.

60 posted on 03/17/2011 11:21:56 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
That being said, he's one of our better senators, truly a conservative we can be proud to support.

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.

Though, I doubt you'll recognize that.

61 posted on 03/17/2011 11:30:04 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (TATBO - Throw All The Bums Out!)
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To: EternalVigilance
Cut the crap, you're just trying to fill the coffers of your stupid third party with this stuff. Your posts are like blog pimps.

Next time, comment on my main point.

62 posted on 03/17/2011 11:42:06 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: EternalVigilance

Any chance the PDS platoon will pick up the white courtesy phone?


63 posted on 03/17/2011 11:46:19 AM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: Lakeshark

I got your main point, which was that we should ignore the 8000 pound RINO in the room. I mean, hey, it’s the best you’ve got. Don’t worry, be happy.

Your other crap is just a malicious lie.


64 posted on 03/17/2011 11:50:44 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (TATBO - Throw All The Bums Out!)
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To: alarm rider

I have no idea.


65 posted on 03/17/2011 11:51:11 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (TATBO - Throw All The Bums Out!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Oh Jimmy, I hardly knew ye.


66 posted on 03/17/2011 12:04:41 PM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: atomic_dog

New tagline...


67 posted on 03/17/2011 12:09:06 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
This bears no resemblance to the article on the website.
68 posted on 03/17/2011 12:10:49 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

Baloney. It’s a verbatim excerpt from the link.


69 posted on 03/17/2011 12:16:22 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

There are two (largely incongruent) articles.


70 posted on 03/17/2011 12:17:16 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

No there aren’t.


71 posted on 03/17/2011 12:19:09 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

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2690381/posts


72 posted on 03/17/2011 12:20:42 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: americanophile
Same exact links as on this thread:

Mitt’s backers: ‘RomneyCare’ overblown

73 posted on 03/17/2011 12:20:48 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: americanophile

Wow. Quick response. But that has nothing to do with the accuracy of this thread or its links.


74 posted on 03/17/2011 12:23:39 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: EternalVigilance
I apologize, when I went to the Hill I landed on the other article today regarding Jim DeMint on RomneyCare...which as I said is largely inconsistent with the one you posted.
75 posted on 03/17/2011 12:27:00 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: americanophile
Apology accepted.

I seriously doubt that their quick response will do much to mitigate the fact that conservatives just got a huge reminder that DeMint was a Romney supporter, or to flush DeMint's deceptive spin on what RomneyCare was and is down the memory hole.

I have to laugh. DeMint coming down on exact opposite sides of such an important issue ALL IN ONE DAY is extremely Romneyesque.

76 posted on 03/17/2011 12:34:53 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: Jewbacca
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.

77 posted on 03/17/2011 12:41:23 PM PDT by itssme
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To: EternalVigilance
Romney is an unprincipled, spineless, limp wristed, equivocating, establishment, panty waist RINO.

Exactly the opposite of what this country needs!

78 posted on 03/17/2011 1:02:09 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: All

The events of today associated with Jim DeMint, Mitt Romney, and RomneyCare are another vivid demonstration of the rising power of the citizen media.


79 posted on 03/17/2011 1:07:52 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: itssme; upchuck; All
I refuse to vote for Romney or any RINO. If the Repubs try to shove him on us "McCain" style, it is not going to be pretty. Sounds like DeMint needs to go on “spring break” far far away from the “inside the belt” sell outs.
80 posted on 03/17/2011 1:11:41 PM PDT by mstar (Immediate State Action)
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To: EternalVigilance

Do we have any Michigians here to tell us firsthand what Romneycare is doing
and how bad it is?


81 posted on 03/17/2011 1:16:02 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I mean Massachusett, not Michigan. Sorry


82 posted on 03/17/2011 1:17:44 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: americanophile

I wonder if the Senator is also waiting for Romney to repudiate his homosexualization of state government and the public schools, his unilateral imposition of sodomite fake marriage, his banning of guns, or his creation of $50 co-pay taxpayer-funded abortions.


83 posted on 03/17/2011 1:18:54 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: TribalPrincess2U
I know that we'll have at least three or four Massachusetts conservatives on our America's Summit call tonight who could give you the lowdown on what's happening up there. I'm the moderator so I can make sure you get a chance to ask. Just speak up at any point and let me know.
84 posted on 03/17/2011 1:24:47 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: mstar

Agreed.


85 posted on 03/17/2011 1:29:05 PM PDT by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: EternalVigilance
Hmmm....quoting Reagan is a malicious lie? Saying I wasn't going to throw DeMint under the bus for one quote or one wrong statement was a malicious lie?

You can't mean what I said about you and your stupid third party, because that wasn't a lie, it was the stone cold truth.

86 posted on 03/17/2011 1:42:09 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

No, it was a groundless, malicious lie.


87 posted on 03/17/2011 2:01:25 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
So, you make no income from this third party of yours or from pimping this party, or writing for this party, or from associations with this party? Or do you just call it something else so you can claim you don't......

Give us all a break and just fess up.

88 posted on 03/17/2011 2:16:38 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Talks a very good game. Not a leader.

Amen to that. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to have DeMint in the Senate. But he's always struck me as a showboat who talks conservative values but hasn't really advanced a conservative agenda. He has to get in there and make something happen. Its easy to take positions; its harder to advance them.

89 posted on 03/17/2011 2:28:21 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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To: Lakeshark

Obviously you can’t understand that someone could advocate for conservative policies and candidates on principle. It’s beyond your realm of experience. How Republican of you.


90 posted on 03/17/2011 2:29:25 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
I noticed you dodged the question skippy.

Nice dodge, but it didn't work.

91 posted on 03/17/2011 2:32:08 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

None of our national political committees take donations. They’re all 100% volunteer, citizen-led.

Instead, we ask those who want to donate financially to give directly to principled candidates, or to front line conservative activists that they have thoroughly vetted and believe in and who are accountable to them.

If you’ve got a problem with that, it’s you with the problem, not me.


92 posted on 03/17/2011 2:34:34 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 still dodging, and not answering the question.

How Clintonian of you.

93 posted on 03/17/2011 2:37:00 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Very telling that he was not interested in challenging for any of the Senate leadership positions.


94 posted on 03/17/2011 2:37:39 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: Lakeshark

I’m not dodging anything. You’re just making stuff up. Malicious lies.


95 posted on 03/17/2011 2:39:50 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
Then answer the question, stop being Clintonian and be honest.
96 posted on 03/17/2011 2:43:15 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

I already did. Can’t you read?


97 posted on 03/17/2011 2:54:23 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
For all you DeMint fans, put THAT in your pipe and smoke it.

The GOP is a lost cause.

It's time to abandon ship and start building another party.

Yes, I DO understand what that means for the 2012 elections. But you have to start somewhere...and with "Republicans" like this, who needs Democrats?

98 posted on 03/17/2011 3:06:40 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Mariner

I got there three years ago.


99 posted on 03/17/2011 3:14:34 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

Thank you. I’ll have to leave that up to you tho.


100 posted on 03/17/2011 3:47:04 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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