Skip to comments.Gingrich Applauded Romney's Health Plan [headline is a lie]
Posted on 12/26/2011 10:01:00 PM PST by Steelfish
DECEMBER 27, 2011 Gingrich Applauded Romney's Health Plan
BY BRODY MULLINS AND JANET ADAMY
Newt Gingrich voiced enthusiasm for Mitt Romney's Massachusetts health-care law when it was passed five years ago, the same plan he has been denouncing over the past few months as he campaigned for the Republican presidential nomination.
"The health bill that Governor Romney signed into law this month has tremendous potential to effect major change in the American health system," said an April 2006 newsletter published by Mr. Gingrich's former consulting company, the Center for Health Transformation.
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” Newt Gingrich has made it a point to go after Obama, not other GOP candidates. The others should follow his example.”
Not when we have supposed “perfect” conservative candidates desperate to get out of single digits and Romney desperate to win.
Those idiots arent even remotely focused on Obama. It’s all about their egos now.
SHOCKED!!! MANDATE NEWT LOVES ROMNEY’S PLAN...SHOCKED
YOU MEAN NEWT CHANGED HIS STORY WHEN HE RAN FOR PREZ? THAT’S SO ROMNEY OF HIM
I think you’re on to something Perry was just reported on fox news to be making a rise in the Iowa polls and tie Gingrich at third with Paul and Romney supposedly in first and second.I am hoping for a Perry comeback or a dark horse Santorum.
You posted: The Constitution would have been the reason I never would have supported it from the start. Obviously, Newt Gingrich does not value the Constitution the same way that I do.
I think Newt said the constitutional issue is one reason for opposing the individual mandate. That’s good enough for me on this issue.
If we are going to require hospitals to treat everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, I support, reluctantly, an individual mandate, PROVIDED that it is done by state, and not federal, law. States arguably have that right, unlike the federal government. Let states handle the issue in their own ways, and the best system will later be adopted by other reasonable states. Then, citizens can vote with their feet on the issue.
NEWT! NEWT! NEWT!
Let’s get someone in the WH who understands history! :)
YES THERE IS A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!... The fact that you don't see it CLEARLY should worry you.
What does worry me is Westboro Baptist Church type people posting on FR.
Meanwhile, Zippy just gained 10 points in his approval ratings.
And why not? Our people, and not the dems, are trashing each other. You are all CLEARLY working for the 0bama 2012 re-election campaign. Nice job.
It appears that both Gingrich and Romney flap in the wind and say whatever they think will get them elected at the time. Ron Paul is the only candidate who is saying the same things now as he has been saying for decades. Like him or not, he is clearly the most consistent and apparently committed to his beliefs.
Do the founders of this website and the majority of people here actually support Newt Gingrich?
Has there been any polling of Freepers to determine whom the majority of members are backing? I’m curious to know.
Meanwhile, I just posted this on a similar thread:
Obamas campaign will have a field day with ROMNEY. Romney STILL loves and defends RomneyCare and his mandates TODAY!! Its his crowning achievement and glory.
It will be impossible for Romney to defeat Obama on the healthcare issue.
Likewise, it will be impossible for Romney to defeat Obama on the issues of Roe v Wade, abortion, gay rights, gun control, global warming, individual mandates, liberal activist judges, setting time tables for ending the wars or even on Ronald Reagan, conservatism vs progressivism, etc, etc, etc.
I was an independent during Reagan-Bush, Im not returning to Reagan-Bush! Mitt Romney
All the Obama campaign and their allies in the leftist mainstream media have to do is play back Romneys own campaign debates and appearances where he promotes the progressive liberal line and sounds exactly like Ted Kennedy or Obama.
Here is a compilation of a couple dozen of those clips. Im sure there are many others that can be found on google or youtube and elsewhere and way too many to be scrubbed:
Watch it all the way through and weep. Might as well watch them now, because if Romney is the nominee, you will be seeing them played back every night on national TV right up until election day. And well all be wincing as Romney twists and squirms and puts out lie after contradicting lie trying to defend the indefensible.
If Romney is the nominee, Obama gets a second term.
Look, get used to it, because now, I am aiming for the Romney the PRO-FAG candidate... and this from a "Republican?" and a "conservative" at that? Ha!...I will not stand by and let him convert the Republican party into another "homosexual" party... not if I can help it. If Republicans decide to vote him... they will have to consider that he is the pro-FAG candidate and everything that entails.
Yes I watched it. NEWT DID NOT WRITE IT! That was said on Fox News.
LOL, it's still a "no" on Perry.
Perry's letter to Hillary...
The letter supports hillarycare, right?
That’s the lie.
As ag commissioner of Texas, Perry wrote to the one who Bill had put in charge of coming up with a reform plan. Perry knew rural folks had the d**** of a time getting to a healthcare location as the system then existed, and he was fearful that hillary’s plan would make it even worse for them to access. His letter has nothing more to it than that concern expressed.
This has been dealt with and absolutely put to bed, long ago.
He never supported either hillarycare or hillary.
Newt moans about trying to stop hillarycare but of the two men, I can find you quote after quote from Newt praising hillary in general, for years and years.
But I will not do your research for you.
If you can find the letter quote and remove it from its factual context to distort Rick Perry’s record, you can easily find the Newt praising hillary quotes.
P.S. Newt himself said he tried to use a mandate approach to help defeat hillarycare.
hillarycare died because the American people got a clue about it without a mandate being needed as an alternative.
Newt said eventually he came to think the mandate is unconstitutional...I would add that his conversion on that is fairly recent...except he tries to evade that point by saying he kept on looking for some version of a mandate, including the idea of someone having to post a bond if they didn’t buy insurance.
Perry has always believed a federal mandate is unconstitutional.
Rick Perry does not want the Federal Government to control healthcare...certainly not beyond what they already do in Medicare.
Newt has a different aim...it’s just a matter for him to find the right combination of legislative points to blend together into a federal plan.
Perry vs Gingrich on healthcare...world’s apart.
Newt = National Surplus
Mitt = Mass Debt
Newt = Welfare Reform
Mitt = More Government Handouts than any other Governor before him
Newt = Against Amnesty unless illegals have been here more than 25 years (under Reagan's original Amnesty program) and have committed no crime.
Mitt = Hiring illegals to do his yard work, not once, not twice but several times after finding out they were illegals the first time.
Newt = Drill Here Drill Now and Pay Less
Mitt = More restrictions on gas refineries in his state as governor.
Newt = Allow competition for insurance companies to serve all states (not just 2 or 3 insurance companies permitted in any particular state which increases the cost of healthcare.
Mitt - Romneycare
Need I say more????