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  • Romneyís slide among independents continues

    02/13/2012 2:54:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/13/2012 | Greg Sargent
    As Iíve been noting here, one key metric to determine whether the prolonged GOP nomination process is damaging Mitt Romneyís general election prospects is his standing among independents, many of whom remain sour on Obamaís economic performance. Todayís new Pew poll offers another installment. The topline is striking enough ó it finds that Rick Santorum is surging among Tea Partyers and conservatives, again suggesting that they just canít come to terms with Romney as the nominee. But look, Romney is still likely to get the nomination, anyway. Which is why this slide among independents is also extremely noteworthy: A month...
  • Lunar Colonies and Mitt Romney's Incredible Smallness of Vision

    01/28/2012 3:30:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 116 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 27, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    COMMENTARY | During the Republican presidential debate in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday night, the subject of Newt Gingrich's moon colony idea came up. During the exchange, Mitt Romney especially revealed a smallness of vision and an ignorance of the issue. [snip]If Romney wants to know why Gingrich is so focused on the moon, he could go no further than to read Paul Spudis' The Case for Renewed Human Exploration of the Moon" in which the rationale for returning to the moon, not only for science, but also as a prelude to the exploration of the Solar System is examined. Spudis also...
  • Is Mitt Romney taking the high road during this GOP nomination cycle?

    01/04/2012 7:55:29 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    1/4/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist
    Though Romney is personally not working with any pro-Romney super PAC(s), can Romney at least tell them or ask them to cease any potential negative attack ads aimed at Gingrich or someone else? If he doesn't, is he still taking the high road? Secondly, how could pro-Romney forces ask pro-Obama forces to do the something if they won't? How can pro-Romney RINOS and CINOS berate Obama surrogates for saying something about Romney if pro-Romney surrogates do the same to GOP candidates?
  • (Chameleon) Mitt Romney: 'I've been as consistent as human beings can be'

    11/05/2011 10:38:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-03 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Mitt Romney, under fire from all sides on the strength of his political convictions, said Thursday he has been as consistent as a person can be during his political career. "I've been as consistent as human beings can be," the presidential candidate said in a meeting with the editorial board of New Hampshire's Seacoast Media Group. "I cannot state every single issue in exactly the same words every single time, and so there are some folks who, obviously, for various political and campaign purposes will try and find some change and try to draw great attention to something which looks...
  • Romney is proficient but unloved

    10/27/2011 2:00:05 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | October 27, 2011 | RICH LOWRY
    It might have been Mitt Romneyís most revealing moment in all the Republican debates. Badgered by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was continually interrupting him, Romney appealed to CNN moderator Anderson Cooper to reassert the rules of the debate: ďAnderson?Ē That one-word plaint could stand for all of Romneyís straight-arrowness. It is a virtue and a curse. ďScandalĒ and ďRomneyĒ are two words you expect never to have to see in a sentence together. Heís every bit as upstanding as you would expect from a former Mormon bishop, a father of five and grandfather of 16. Romney is a familiar...
  • Massachusetts Tries to Rein In Its Health Costs (Mass. government choking on Romneycareģ)

    10/18/2011 4:14:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2011-10-18 | Abby Goodnough & Kevin Sack
    BOSTON ó On the Republican campaign trail, the health care debate has focused on the mandatory coverage that Mitt Romney signed into law as governor in 2006. But back in Massachusetts the conversation has moved on, and lawmakers are now confronting the problem that Mr. Romney left unaddressed: the stateís spiraling health care costs. After three years of study, the stateís legislative leaders appear close to producing bills that would make Massachusetts the first state ó again ó to radically revamp the way doctors, hospitals and other health providers are paid. Although important details remain to be negotiated, the legislative...
  • Will tea party purists back imperfect Romney? (MSM says Tea Partiers can't win without Romney)

    10/14/2011 6:29:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 158 replies
    Communist News Network ^ | 2011-10-14 | Gloria Borger
    After watching the GOP presidential debate the other night, it was hard to avoid this conclusion: Mitt Romney looks more and more like the GOP presidential nominee. He's the best debater. He's got his issues and his rejoinders down pat. He brushes away his opponents like lint on his lapel. And all with such ease. That said, there's a teensy problem he just can't seem to beat: Conservatives don't like him. Or trust him. Or really want him to be the GOP nominee. Sure, you say, Republicans never like their nominees, and they still manage to vote for them. There...
  • Chafee says Romney Ďa different personí as he woos GOP base (RINO Alert)

    10/13/2011 5:07:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies
    R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee says former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney is ďa completely different personĒ as a presidential candidate than the man who was once a fellow member of the Republican Partyís moderate wing in the Northeast.ďItís the same thing I saw with John McCain, and I saw with George Pataki and with Rudy Giuliani,Ē Chafee told during an interview at his office Wednesday. Referencing a speech on foreign policy Romney gave last week at The Citadel, Chafee said: ďThe appeal you have to make to the Republican primary audience Ė thatís just alien to whatís in our best...
  • The Republican Primary is Over

    09/29/2011 10:28:10 PM PDT · by americanophile · 66 replies ^ | September 26, 2011 | Libertas
    The Republican presidential primary contest is over. Yes, you heard us right. Despite the months of campaigning ahead; the speeches, fundraising, media proxy wars, endorsements, gaffes and dark horse speculation, there is increasingly little doubt about the Republican presidential nominee for 2012. His name is Mitt Romney. From the beginning the contest has been Romneyís to lose, and not merely because of a party predilection toward nominating the last runner up. Itís been Romneyís to lose because of a combination of his own qualities, and those of his competition. Were he in a position to be truly candid, like any...
  • A Pledge Never to Vote for Romney: Send a Message to the GOP

    09/12/2011 4:22:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 381 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | September 12, 2011 | Xzins
    Romney is Obama-Lite. Take the simple pledge: I will not vote for Romney for any reason.
  • O aide hits Mitt on economy

    06/20/2011 5:27:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 20, 2011 | S.A. MILLER
    "People have a right to say, 'Why is it that your state was 47th in the country in job creation when you were governor?' " Axelrod said on CNN's "State of the Union."
  • POLL: Palin, Romney Take Lead Among Iowa Conservatives As Early Race Tightens

    06/09/2011 1:38:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    Iowa Report ^ | June 8, 2011
    POLL: Palin, Romney Take Lead Among Iowa Conservatives As Early Race Tightens Sarah Palin and recently announced candidate Mitt Romney vaulted to the top of the G.O.P. presidential field, according to a new poll of Iowa conservatives. The poll, conducted by the 2012 Iowa Report, finds Palin and Romney sharing the lead with 19% support, followed closely by Herman Cain (15%) and Michele Bachmann (12%). Romneyís announcement of his campaign and high national profile seems to be resonating with Iowa conservatives, who moved him from single digits to the front of the pack in just one week. Palin, who continued...
  • Romney vs Palin (Only Sarah Palin can Derail Mitt Romney)

    06/08/2011 7:32:47 AM PDT · by techno · 27 replies ^ | June 8, 2011 | techno official prediction is that Obama will be facing either Romney or Palin in 2012. IF PALIN DOES NOT END UP RUNNING, MITT ROMNEY WINS THE NOMINATION. ...If Palin runs as expected, it will be a close race to the finish between the two of them. So why is Palin the only one who can derail Romney?...When voters do not vote Palin...her support drifts to Romney more than anybody else. With Palin in the race, voters will be forced to decide whether to coalesce around one conservative candidate and win, or break apart into multiple factions and hand the nomination...
  • Romney vs. Palin: the stalking-horse victory scenario (a wake-up call to conservatives)

    05/28/2011 7:29:57 PM PDT · by techno · 87 replies
    May 28, 2011 | techno
    Stalking-horse definition: 1)Means to disguising a real objective 2)A deceptive candidate who is on the ballot or enters an election only to divide the opposition (eg conservative vote) so that his friend or ally can win the election coming up the middle In sports, there is an old saying: A team doesn't control its own destiny. In other words a team finds that it has to rely on another team not doing well or screwing up in order to advance to the playoffs themselves. In respect to the GOP primaries, CONSERVATIVES do control their own destiny. Roughly for every 1...
  • If I Were President: Obamacare, One Year In (Romney thinks its his turn)

    03/22/2011 7:06:40 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | March 22, 2011 | Mitt Romney
    If I were president, on Day One I would issue an executive order paving the way for Obamacare waivers to all 50 states. The executive order would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services and all relevant federal officials to return the maximum possible authority to the states to innovate and design health-care solutions that work best for them.
  • Romney blasts Obama

    03/05/2011 10:13:19 PM PST · by quantim · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | March. 6, 2011 at 12:01 AM
    BARTLETT, N.H., March 5 (UPI) -- Republican Mitt Romney delivered a scathing assessment of U.S. President Obama Saturday night, calling him "unequal to the task of leading the free world." Speaking in the early presidential battleground state of New Hampshire, Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is expected to make another run at the White House in 2012, said Obama has done a lousy job staying on top of Middle East and North Africa political unrest, CBS News reported.
  • No Rx for Mitt Romneyís Bay State headache

    03/05/2011 10:22:26 PM PST · by 50mm · 33 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 6, 2011 | Howie Carr
    The good news for Willard Mitt Romney is that his religion wonít knock him out of the Republican race for president next year. The bad news is, heís got an even bigger problem now than the magic underwear jokes ó Romneycare. ďThatís the question he has to address,Ē Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H) was saying Friday afternoon. ďNot just in New Hampshire, but nationwide.Ē You know how big a headache this is when even Mittís highest-profile supporters are dodging brickbats over the chaos that is Massachusetts health care.
  • Romney seeks to address health care woes

    03/05/2011 5:59:15 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 5, 2011 | LIZ SIDOTI
    BARTLETT, N.H. (AP) -- Call it an attempt to address an obvious political vulnerability. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Saturday derided President Barack Obama's health care law - modeled in some ways after one the ex-governor signed in Massachusetts - as a misguided and egregious effort to seize more power for Washington.
  • Romney seeks to address health care woes [major barf zot coming alert!]

    03/05/2011 6:17:07 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 50 replies
    Yahoo! News/AP ^ | March 5, 2011 | Liz Sidoti
    BARTLETT, N.H. Ė Call it an attempt to address an obvious political vulnerability. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Saturday derided President Barack Obama's health care law ó modeled in some ways after one the ex-governor signed in Massachusetts ó as a misguided and egregious effort to seize more power for Washington. "Obamacare is bad law, bad policy, and it is bad for America's families," Romney declared. "And that's the reason why President Obama will be a one-term president." He vowed to repeal it if he were ever in a position to do so, and drew hearty cheers from his...
  • MItt is a Statist !!

    11/23/2010 5:20:22 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    free dictionary ^ | nov 23 2010 | self
    Ok, I admit it, I am a dummy. I didn't know what statist is, so i looked it up: The practice or doctrine of giving a centralized government control over economic planning and policy Fits.
  • The Unorthodox Frontrunner (Thinks Romney is da man for 2012)

    11/21/2010 3:25:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 18, 2010 | Philip Klein
    Viewed in isolation, Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential candidacy is doomed. In 2008, Romney earned himself a reputation as a flip-flopper as he dramatically attempted to reshape himself as a stanch conservative despite having previously staked out liberal positions on abortion, guns, immigration and a litany of other issues. This time around, Romney faces the additional burden of trying to explain away his most significant legislative accomplishment as governor of Massachusetts -- a big government health care plan that was a model for ObamaCare. In his last presidential bid he was largely able to get a pass, because health care wasn't...
  • Romney calls Palin presidential run 'great'

    11/01/2010 2:37:19 PM PDT · by pissant · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/1/10 | Mike Obrien
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) said Monday it would be "great" for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) to run for president in 2012. "She would be a great thing for the Republican primary process," said Romney, a 2008 presidential candidate and a potential candidate again in 2012. "It'd be a good thing for her to get in." Romney, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) have all rallied around Palin, who on Sunday night condemned suggestions that GOP operatives in Washington were looking to stall any potential presidential aspirations...
  • Same-sex "Marriage": Who Sounded the Retreat?

    09/21/2010 4:17:23 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    TFP ^ | 13 September 2010 | John Horvat
    In the history of war, we can observe many cases of battles where someone mistakenly sounds the retreat when victory was in sight. This seems to be the case against same-sex ďmarriage. Traditional marriage has never been defeated. Thirty-one times it has been taken to the polls and thirty-one times it has won. Even in the bluest of blue statesóCaliforniaóit won against all expectations. In Maine, pro-family activists overturned the decision of the legislature. In New York, a same-sex ďmarriageĒ measure was defeated despite every effort by the Democratic majority in both houses to force it through. Homosexual activists in...
  • Man without health care sues state over $2G fine (RomneyCare)

    08/10/2010 2:24:54 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 27 replies ^ | Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | Christine McConville
    Michael Merlina was fed up, frustrated and seemingly out of options when he walked into Middlesex Superior Court last week and plunked down $275 for court fees. With help from a few clerks, Merlina became his own lawyer and filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector Authority. The 29-year-old North Reading glazier is fighting the $2,000 state fine for not having health insurance. In 2009, the first year penalties were in place, Merlina paid a $400 fine for him his wife. This time, he balked. ďIt makes no sense to me,Ē Merlina told The Pulse. ďIím a hard-working,...
  • Man without health care sues state(MA) over $2G fine

    08/10/2010 2:25:52 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/10/10 | Christine McConville
    Michael Merlina was fed up, frustrated and seemingly out of options when he walked into Middlesex Superior Court last week and plunked down $275 for court fees. With help from a few clerks, Merlina became his own lawyer and filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector Authority. The 29-year-old North Reading glazier is fighting the $2,000 state fine for not having health insurance. In 2009, the first year penalties were in place, Merlina paid a $400 fine for him his wife
  • Romney sports pickup at NH political fundraiser

    BOSTONóA pickup-driving image helped put Scott Brown in the U.S. Senate, so is Mitt Romney hoping it will drive him him to the White House? The 2008 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor drove a beat-up pickup to a New Hampshire fundraiser Thursday night. He's also driven it to other political events as he weighs another run in 2012. Spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom (FERN'-strum) says Romney has owned the Chevy since 2002 and uses it for errands around his New Hampshire lakeside vacation home. Fehrnstrom says Romney isn't trying to emulate Brown or his upset victory in January, when he...
  • Lincolnís party now the party of prejudice (Says Romney owns the ground zero mosque bldg!)

    08/04/2010 6:33:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Indiana Daily Student News ^ | August 4, 2010 | Yahya Chaudhry
    The Muslim community center to be built just blocks from the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan cleared its final hurdle on Tuesday and was approved for construction. As a pleasant surprise, New York Cityís Landmarks Preservation Commission voted 9-0, denying historic protection for the building that currently occupies the site where developers plan to build the $100 million center, which will include a mosque. Though this news should hardly be noteworthy, it unfortunately is. Since its incipient stages in July 2009, when a Muslim-run real-estate development company purchased the damaged, vacant building and land where the new center...
  • The 3-S Test [Surprise! Lefty thinks Mitt, not Sarah, "Safe, Sane and Selfless" candidate for 2012]

    06/03/2010 11:03:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 612+ views
    The Pacific Northwest Inlander ^ | June 2, 2010 | Ted S. McGregor Jr. , Editor and Publisher
    Sometime around the time Barack Obama won the White House, I started wondering who would inherit the Republican Party. I have to admit I felt a little schadenfreude when George and Dick drove the GOP off a cliff, but I also named this space ďCommon GroundĒ for a reason. We need to focus on what unites us more than the things that divide us. Hereís some common ground: We need two functioning political parties to continue to meet the challenges of our times. Unlike Karl Rove, I donít want one party to run the country. Hammering out public policy through...
  • Romney returning to Arizona for McCain town hall (EPIC BARF ALERT)

    05/27/2010 11:31:20 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 75 replies · 1,094+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-05-27 | Dan Nowicki
    Link only, per FR posting rules
  • Mitt Romneyís boyhood home to be bulldozed

    05/19/2010 4:26:19 AM PDT · by Leisler · 46 replies · 849+ views
    The boyhood home of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is slated to be torn down as part of an effort to rejuvenate Detroit. The 5,500-square-foot home, built in 1918 and located on a .4-acre lot in the toney Palmer Woods neighborhood, has fallen into disrepair in recent years, a neighbor said. Romney and his parents, George and Lenore, lived in the home from 1941 to 1953. Shortly after moving from the home at 1860 Balmoral Drive, George Romney became chairman of American Motors Corp. and, later, governor of Michigan. Attempts to reach Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom yesterday were unsuccessful. The...
  • Massachusetts Insurers Blame Caps On Rate Increases For Large Losses

    05/18/2010 1:05:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 430+ views
    kaiser health news ^ | 5/18/10 | staff
    The Boston Globe: Four of Massachusetts largest health insurers posted first-quarter losses with three blaming Gov. Deval Patrick's rate increase caps for the bulk of the financial hit that totaled more than $150 million. "The carriers attributed $116 million of their $152 million in losses to the April 1 ruling by the state Division of Insurance to deny most proposed premium increases for the so-called small-group market.
  • Romney Outraises Obama In NYC (wait, what?)

    05/17/2010 2:43:10 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies · 446+ views
    Hotline ^ | 05/17/2010 | Erin McPike
    Ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney (R) held a fundraiser in Manhattan last week and outperformed Pres. Obama's own cash grab a day later on behalf of the DCCC, another sign of trouble brewing for Dems this cycle in all corners of the country. Romney headlined an event at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on May 12 that raised $1.5M for his Free and Strong America PAC. By contrast, Obama's appearance at the St. Regis Hotel on May 13 raked in a lesser $1.3 million for the DCCC.
  • Massachusetts law would turn doctors into serfs

    05/05/2010 9:55:49 AM PDT · by RWB Patriot · 17 replies · 723+ views
    Throughout the health care debate, we have been arguing that the push for government control of health care is driven by a certain moral view: the view that need is a claim. That view is typically taken to be noble and benevolent, and one of Ayn Randís most controversial conclusions is that it is in fact vicious and unjust. Well, the latest proposal out of Massachusetts seems designed to prove Randís point.
  • Scott Brown: No presidential run in 2012 (backing Romney)

    04/24/2010 11:40:50 AM PDT · by pissant · 36 replies · 946+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/24/10 | Laura Crimaldi
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is ruling out a presidential run in 2012 and spurning Tea Partiers by throwing his support - for now, anyway - behind former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney over conservative darling Sarah Palin. ďAbsolutely 2012, Iím ruling that out,Ē Brown said yesterday on NBCís ďTodayĒ show. Brown said former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is qualified for the presidency, but said heís sticking with Romney - while keeping his options open.
  • Poll: Romney leads Palin by wide margin in New Hampshire (26 pts)

    04/22/2010 6:39:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 193 replies · 2,425+ views
    ABC ^ | 4/22/10 | Dan Metcalf
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A new poll shows Republican Mitt Romney leading all current GOP challengers by more than 20 points in New Hampshire. A Public Policy Polling survey released this week shows Romney crushing other GOP contenders among New Hampshire Republican voters with 39 percent of the those polled. Sarah Palin came in a distant second at 13 percent, while Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee tied for third with 11 percent. Ron Paul came in fifth. 13 percent were undecided.
  • ( Mass ) Insurers call halt, get state warning. ( Policies stopped. Regulators demand resumption. )

    04/09/2010 12:32:43 PM PDT · by Leisler · 54 replies · 1,557+ views ^ | April 7, 2010 | Robert Weisman
    The standoff between Massachusetts regulators and health insurance companies intensified yesterday, as most insurers stopped offering new coverage to small businesses and individuals, and state officials demanded that the insurers post updated rates online and resume offering policies by Friday. People seeking to buy health insurance for the first time, or customers looking to change policies, found they could not do so, at least temporarily. The confusion ó or market chaos, as one insurance industry official called it ó f
  • Mitt Romney the healthcare 10ther -- will Republicans buy it?

    04/08/2010 8:07:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 564+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 8, 2010 | Paul Thornton
    Mitt Romney has much explaining to do about his on-the-record support for liberal causes -- affirmative action and legalized abortion, just to name two -- if he hopes to fend off any conservative insurgency on his way to facing President Obama in the 2012 general election. From that standpoint, the darkest blemish on his record will no doubt be the healthcare reform bill he signed into law in 2006 while governor of Massachusetts, a program similar to Obamacare in that it levies tax penalties on those who willfully go uninsured, among other things So how might Romney defend his record...
  • Did Romney Endorse Federal Mandate? (Death Knell video for Mitt?)

    03/25/2010 12:43:04 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 17 replies · 491+ views
    The Plum Line ^ | 3-25-10 | Greg Sargent
    The DNC has a new Web vid out mocking Mitt Romneyís increasingly contorted positions on the individual mandate. As you know, he backs it on the state level as rooted in conservative principles (a la Romneycare), but heís been warning that implementing it on the Federal level (a la Obamacare) constitutes a frightening abuse of power that conservatives everywhere should resist. But, unless Iím missing something, the DNC appears to have unearthed video of Romney, during the 2008 GOP presidential primary, coming very close to endorsing the Federal mandate. The key bit comes at around 45 seconds in: Hereís...
  • Did Romney Endorse Federal Mandate?

    03/25/2010 11:24:58 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 15 replies · 233+ views
    The Plum Line ^ | 03/25/2010, 10:26 AM EST | Greg Sargent
    The DNC has a new Web vid out mocking Mitt Romneyís increasingly contorted positions on the individual mandate. As you know, he backs it on the state level as rooted in conservative principles (a la Romneycare), but heís been warning that implementing it on the Federal level (a la Obamacare) constitutes a frightening abuse of power that conservatives everywhere should resist. But, unless Iím missing something, the DNC appears to have unearthed video of Romney, during the 2008 GOP presidential primary, coming very close to endorsing the Federal mandate. The key bit comes at around 45 seconds in...
  • Romney outlines plan to overturn health care bill

    03/21/2010 8:45:05 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 127 replies · 2,741+ views ^ | 03-19-10 | George Copeland
    Former Massachusetts governor and 2008 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney predicted that President Obama's massive health care bill would be passed by Congress, and he outlined a legislative strategy to overturn the bill by cutting off the funding necessary to implement it. Speaking in Dallas yesterday as part of the publicity tour for his new book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, Romney said that the key to his plan was for the GOP to reclaim majorities in both houses of Congress as well as the White House. Romney said that those members voting for the health care bill...
  • Gore gives Romney kudos for acknowledging climate change (EPIC BARF ALERT)

    03/19/2010 10:44:33 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 962+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-03-19 | Ben Geman
    Al Gore, on his website, flags this passage in Mitt Romneyís recent book No Apology: ďI believe that climate change is occurring ó the reduction in the size of global ice caps is hard to ignore. I also believe that human activity is a contributing factor.Ē Gore writes: ďWe can have disagreements about the solutions to this crisis, but we need to acknowledge fundamental truths. The science proving the existence of the climate crisis is not in question. That is where our debates about policy need to begin.Ē Romney, a potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate, and Gore certainly disagree on...
  • Treasurer says Massachusetts-type health care will wipe out economy

    03/18/2010 12:26:19 PM PDT · by BigFinn · 19 replies · 618+ views
    myfoxboston ^ | March 17. 2010 | Joe Battenfeld
    The Massachusetts treasurer said Tuesday that Congress will "threaten to wipe out the American economy within four years" if it adopts a health care overhaul modeled after the Bay State's. Treasurer Timothy Cahill - a former Democrat running as an independent for governor - said the 2006 law has succeeded only because of huge subsidies and favorable regulatory changes from the federal government.
  • The truth about Massachusetts health care reform (The Romneybots are coming out)

    03/18/2010 9:02:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies · 390+ views
    Politico ^ | March 18, 2010 | Tim Murphy
    The Massachusetts health care reform law has become an unfortunate victim of politics. Democrats in Washington say that their unpopular takeover of the nationís health care sector Ė with its higher taxes, cuts to seniors on Medicare and price controls ó is somehow modeled on the Massachusetts law. On the other end of the political spectrum, conservatives implausibly claim it is ďbankruptingĒ the state.
  • Massachusetts Treasurer Blasts RomneyCare and, Equivalently, ObamaCare

    03/17/2010 8:06:00 AM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 14 replies · 558+ views
    CATO ^ | March 16, 2010 | Michael F. Cannon
    Massachusetts state treasurer and recent Democrat Timothy Cahill has harsh words for the health plan foisted on his state and the identical plan that President Obama is trying to foist on the nation. From The Boston Globe:
  • The Failure of RomneyCare (or why Romney should never be POTUS!)

    03/16/2010 7:39:35 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 655+ views
    The former Massachusetts governor enacted something very similar to the Obama health plan. It isn't working well. BY GRACE-MARIE TURNER Former Massachusetts governor and likely 2012 presidential aspirant Mitt Romney has been on the wrong side of the defining political battle of our time. Mr. Romney claimed earlier this month on "Fox News Sunday" that the Massachusetts health reform plan he signed into law in 2006 is "the ultimate conservative plan." But there are many similarities between it and the ObamaCare loathed by conservative voters. Both have an individual mandate requiring most residents to have health insurance or pay a...
  • Cahill rips Governor on health care plans

    03/16/2010 5:00:22 PM PDT · by LostInBayport · 6 replies · 297+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | March 16, 2010 | Jessica Sack
    Treasurer Tim Cahill ripped Gov. Deval Patrick and President Obama this morning for health care initiatives that the independent gubernatorial hopeful alleged will ‚Äúbankrupt the country in four years.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúLast week Gov. Patrick criticized me as ‚Äėmissing in action‚Äô on the issue of health care in Massachusetts,‚ÄĚ Cahill said. ‚ÄúIn reality, I‚Äôve been critical of Gov. Patrick‚Äôs implementation and management of the Massachusetts universal health care program for a long time.‚ÄĚ Cahill alleged the governor has ‚Äúspent like we‚Äôre in a booming economy at a time when we‚Äôre experiencing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúIf President Obama...
  • Trouble for Mitt Romney? Mass. Health Plan Covers Abortion

    03/08/2010 12:56:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 56 replies · 371+ views
    CBS News ^ | 2010-03-08 | Brian Montopoli
    Mitt Romney's role in overseeing passage of a universal health care plan in Massachusetts appears likely to cause headaches for the former Republican governor should he make his widely-expected run for the White House in 2012. As Matt Yglesias noted Sunday, all of the government-subsidized health care plans offered to low-income Massachusetts residents, under a program called Commonwealth Care, cover abortion.
  • Massachusetts Health Insurers Want Significant Rate Hikes (32% by April 1 - Commiecareô update)

    03/07/2010 11:53:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies · 109+ views
    WBZ TV ^ | 3/06/10
    Mass. Health Insurers Want Significant Rate HikesMar 6, 2010 3:43 pm US/Eastern BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts health insurance companies have asked the state to approve significant rate hikes, weeks after Gov. Deval Patrick warned his administration might turn down increases it deemed excessive. The insurers have asked for increases of 8 to 32 percent, starting April 1. Last month, Patrick said the state Division of Insurance would review rate increases higher than 4.8 percent as part of a broader effort to control health care expenses. The Boston Globe reports that if the state rejects the increases, it would be the...
  • Sarah Palin turns stand-up comedian, outshining a rigid Mitt Romney (Sarah:Charming Mitt: Dull)

    03/06/2010 5:43:00 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 112 replies · 2,149+ views
    The Sunday TImes ^ | March 7, 2010 | Christina Lamb
    At first sight it was no contest. On one channel Sarah Palin, the poster-girl of the American right, was wowing audiences with her first routine as a stand-up comedian. On a rival chat show Mitt Romney, the early frontrunner for the Republican nomination in 2012, was delivering such dull fare that his host yawned. Writing a book and promoting it on late-night television have become an integral part of a presidential campaign launch. It certainly worked for Barack Obama. For Romney, the tactic seems to have backfired. He may be ahead of Palin in the opinion polls. But 5.8m people...
  • Step by step, Romney lining up support for 2012

    02/21/2010 9:47:27 PM PST · by pissant · 67 replies · 865+ views
    USA Today | 2/21/10 | Sue Page
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