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  • Mitt Romney explains the free-rider penalty

    07/05/2012 2:20:54 AM PDT · by RaisingCain · 39 replies
    Barack Obama for President Official Channel on You Tube ^ | July 4, 2012 | Presidential Campaign for Barack Obama
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xv0Xo9W1a8&feature=g-u-u Obozo has a new ad on his YouTube channel featuring Mitt Romney selling the individual mandate and why it was necessary. Can anyone really explain how ObamaCare as a major campaign issue is going to benefit Mittens?
  • Romney Campaign Declares Cease Fire on Health Care.

    07/03/2012 8:13:43 AM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 155 replies
    lauraingraham.com ^ | 07/03/12 | Laura Ingraham
    July 3, 2012 Romney Campaign Declaring Cease Fire on Health Care Posted by Staff In the aftermath of the Supreme Court health care ruling, the early conventional wisdom was that an unfavorable health care ruling at the court would be good for Republicans politically, even as it was a serious policy setback for conservatives. But that's not shaping up to be the case. Mitt Romney, after giving a brief statement decrying the decision, has been virtually silent on criticizing the health care law. He's been on vacation and his campaign has been giving off clear signals that it doesn't want...
  • Romney adviser: Health care not a tax ("Etch a Sketch" Adviser is back)

    07/02/2012 9:07:20 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/02/2012 | David Sherfinski
    While Congressional Republicans have seized on the Supreme Court’s ruling that President Obama’s health care overhaul is constitutional as a tax, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s top campaign strategist undercut that line of argument Monday, saying that the governor agrees with Mr. Obama that the law is not a tax. “The governor has consistently described the mandate in Massachusetts as a penalty,” Eric Fehrnstrom, Mr. Romney’s strategist, said on MSNBC. “The governor disagreed with the ruling of the court; he agreed with the dissent that was written by Justice Scalia, which clearly states the mandate was not a tax.”
  • Emails That Romney Tried to Hide Are Revealed

    06/05/2012 2:51:31 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 234 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5 June 2012 | Matt Negrin
    Once-secret emails from Mitt Romney's time as governor that were revealed today spurred a flurry of comments about the candidate's support for the so-called individual mandate. Yet there's another issue that's been revived: Romney's secrecy. When Romney left the governor's office in Massachusetts, his staff erased all the emails from a computer server and bought the hard drives used to store data, so that their correspondence would stay hidden. Or so they thought. Tom Trimarco, Romney's administration and finance secretary, never deleted his emails. Some of them surfaced today in The Wall Street Journal, which submitted a public information request...
  • Further Proof Romney Supported a National Individual Mandate In 2009

    04/20/2012 11:55:19 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    RedState.com ^ | March 3rd, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    As I mentioned yesterday, back in 2009 Mitt Romney took to the pages of USA Today to tell President Obama that as he came up with a healthcare plan he should consider using “tax penalties” as Massachusetts did or “tax credits, as others have proposed” to help cover the costs of health care. The “tax penalties” is Mitt Romney’s individual mandate, a key portion the Obama Administration has credited all along as having been embraced in Obamacare. Since pointing out yesterday that, in his own words, Mitt Romney supported a national individual mandate, his supporters have gone totally insane on...
  • Many Conservatives Were Shocked By Ann Coulter

    04/16/2012 8:50:09 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    RightWingNews.com ^ | 7 Feb 2012 | Steve Baldwin
    I was going to blog about Romney’s recent flip-flops on the minimum wage issue and bilingual education – flip-flop #36 and #37, but when I saw Ann Coulter’s recent column praising RomneyCare, I have to admit, I just lost it. She called RomneyCare “free-market” and claims it’s a “conservative” approach to health care. Apparently, the individual mandate is something we conservatives should all run out into the streets and start celebrating. I was shocked. One of her arguments seems to be that a number of conservative politicians and the Heritage Foundation originally supported RomneyCare and therefore, that makes it conservative....
  • See the Liar Romney Defend the Mandate BEFORE Obama was even Elected!

    04/12/2012 6:06:25 PM PDT · by publius321 · 140 replies
    "Whoa Nellie! Where did THIS come from? The Fox News network, with its deep bench of producers, associate producers and “investigative journalists” didn’t have access to these video clips? Of course they did. The truth is that this is about as scandalous as the Machiavellianism their sister company Sky News engaged in their phone tapping/hacking scandal that caused Rupert Murdoch’s son James to resign in humiliation. Fox news apparently sat on these clips as though they didn’t exist – just as they CONCEALED the fact they damned well knew – that Mitt Romney repeatedly lied to us and his challengers...
  • Romney's negatives hit new high, poll finds

    03/29/2012 11:54:45 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 41 replies
    The Hill/Ballot Box ^ | 03/28/12 at 06:42 AM ET | Meghashyam Mali
    A new poll shows Mitt Romney, who is locked in a prolonged GOP nomination fight, with lagging approval ratings, raising questions about his strength in a likely November match-up with President Obama. Half of those surveyed hold unfavorable views of the GOP front-runner, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll released Wednesday finds. In the poll, 50 percent of all surveyed and 52 percent of registered voters held unfavorable opinions of Romney. Thirty-four percent hold positive views on Romney, the lowest for any leading presidential contender in Post/ABC polls dating back to 1984. The poll also finds that Romney’s unfavorability tops...
  • Romney Told Catholic Hospitals to Administer Abortion Pills

    03/28/2012 12:32:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A defining moment in Mitt Romney's post-pro-life-conversion political career came in his third year as governor of Massachusetts, when he decided Catholic hospitals would be required under his interpretation of a new state law to give rape victims a drug that can induce abortions. Romney announced this decision — saying it was the "right thing for hospitals" to do — just two days after he had taken the opposite position. The story begins in 1975, when Massachusetts enacted a law that said, "No privately controlled hospital .. shall be required to permit any patient to have an abortion ... or...
  • Santorum should battle Romney in Mass.

    02/21/2012 9:49:14 AM PST · by pietraynor · 7 replies
    The Lowell Sun ^ | 2/21/2012 | Peter Lucas
    Forget Michigan. If Rick Santorum really wants to hand Mitt Romney his head he ought to challenge him in Massachusetts. It is here, not in Michigan, where Romney, governor for four years, made his political bones, first by running unsuccessfully against the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, and then defeating Democrat Shannon O'Brien for governor in 2002. It is also here where thousands of people -- to their total surprise -- woke up the other day to find that Romney ran the state as a "severely conservative" governor for four years. Who knew? That was before he declined to run for...
  • Romney On Palin Doubting He Is Conservative: "Not Quite Sure What She'd Be Referring To"

    02/15/2012 7:33:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 15, 2012 | Staff
    Presidential candidate Mitt Romney responds to Sarah Palin saying she is not convinced he is a conservative during his appearance on Wednesday's "FOX & Friends." "Well we should probably spend some time with Sarah Palin, although she is hard to find. She's on your show all the time," Romney said. "I'm not quite sure what she'd be referring to. I'm pro-life, pro-traditional marriage. I believe in the second amendment. As governor, I balanced the budget every year I was in office. Put in place a $2 million rainy-day fund. Cut taxes 19 times," he also said.
  • Romney wins CPAC presidential straw poll (Say whaaaaat?)

    02/11/2012 3:32:57 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/11/2012
    Mitt Romney won the presidential straw poll Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an unofficial endorsement from party activists that nevertheless helps the former Massachusetts governor burnish his conservative image. The Republican presidential candidate won with 38 percent of the vote at the Washington conference, the leading annual meet-up of American conservatives. The victory breaks a two-year winning streak by Ron Paul.
  • Coulter Care - Schooling Ann Coulter on the individual mandate

    02/08/2012 5:22:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | February 8, 2012 | Peter Ferrara
    Sorry, Ann. I have adored you as a commentator, as you know, and appreciate your kind words about me in the past. But in discussing the individual mandate in your piece last week, "Three Cheers for RomneyCare," you honestly don't know what you are talking about. In the process, you are transgressing on my own work and past policy achievements, and grossly undermining the policy and political case against Obamacare. Read on, and I will explain in full. It was me, working for and with conservative health policy guru John Goodman, who first rang the alarm bell for conservatives over...
  • Will Mitt Romney Repeal Obamacare?

    02/05/2012 9:07:49 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 37 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | February 5, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    * Does a President have that authority?* By: Larry Walker, Jr. *In his Nevada victory speech, Mitt Romney once again publicly declared, “I will repeal Obamacare”. How so? Will Willard Mitt Romney single-handedly repeal Obamacare?Although I am in favor of repealing Obamacare, and replacing it with a free-market solution, the last time I checked the Constitution, I wasn’t able to locate any passage granting the President of the United States the sole authority for repealing any law. Frankly I’m tired of hearing the same old false promise over and over again.The truth is that in order to repeal or amend...
  • Romney Adviser Norm Coleman Goes Off Message on Health Care

    01/25/2012 11:44:54 AM PST · by true believer forever · 23 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 24, 2012 | W. James Antle, III
    Former Sen. Norm Coleman is advising Mitt Romney. He has also advised us not to get our hopes up about Obamacare repeal. "You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president," Coleman told BioCentury This Week television in an interview that aired on Sunday. "You can't whole-cloth throw it out. But you can substantially change what's been done."
  • Romneycare Official: 'I Would Never' Try to Reduce Health Costs (Romney 2006 vs. Romney 2011)

    10/29/2011 3:06:47 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2011-10-28 | Avik Roy
    Jennifer Haberkorn of Politico has a new article up that addresses one of the biggest liabilities of Mitt Romney’s health care law in Massachusetts: the fact that health-insurance premiums in Massachusetts have skyrocketed since the law was put into place. Even though Romney promised at the time that the law would reduce the cost of health insurance (sound familiar?), today, as Haberkorn reports, Romneycare’s defenders claim that the law was never meant to reduce health costs. Indeed, Timothy Murphy, Secretary of Health and Human Services under Romney, told her that reducing costs was not “the proper role of government.” Huh?...
  • Herman Cain hits Romney on health care plan

    10/15/2011 10:25:49 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2011 | Philip Klein
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Wednesday said his rival Mitt Romney would have to “deal with” the health care law he passed in Massachusetts, which Cain grouped with ObamaCare as “government-centered” health care. “I do not support the Massachusetts health care law,” Cain said at a lunch sponsored by the American Spectator and held at the offices of Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform. While he didn't explicitly say the two laws were similar, he did mention them in tandem, emphasizing, “I want to get to get away from this government takeover to health care.” He said he preferred...
  • 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...
  • Obamacare includes $105 billion in advance funding

    As the presidential candidates continue to debate defunding Obamacare , it’s important to remember that the bill has already received $105 billion in advance appropriations. Imagine how this law may expand if President Obama wins a second term or if the law’s architect, Mitt Romney, is elected president. Video follows
  • Is Romney’s nomination ‘inevitable’?

    10/12/2011 4:26:14 PM PDT · by delacoert · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/12/2011 | Jennifer Rubin
    If you Google “Romney inevitable” you get 1,980,000 results. The Romney campaign is hoping that the more his inevitability is discussed, the truer it will become. There is something to that. Political players want to be on the winning team. Donors don’t want to waste their money. It’s heady stuff, I imagine, for the Romney team to read pieces like this by Jonathan Martin: “Hours after Chris Christie signaled he believes Mitt Romney is the Republican party’s inevitable nominee, Romney and the rest of the GOP field went about proving him right. Romney again outclassed the opposition in Tuesday’s Bloomberg/Washington...
  • With Obamacare Back In The News

    06/16/2011 4:15:53 AM PDT · by billflax · 8 replies
    RealClearMarkets ^ | 03/03/2010 | Bill Flax
    Modern Medical Care is a Blessing Not a Right As last year’s health reform bill again permeates our public discourse many pundits have highlighted how socializing medicine will exacerbate our already precarious budget concerns. Much was also written regarding the evasion of public sentiment when Congress employed especially repugnant procedural tactics. While these aspects ridicule the hypocrisy of our elected representatives, they are secondary. Healthcare is not a right. It's a blessing. Medical treatment or more specifically how we finance it, cannot be considered an unalienable right. It’s a form of consumption. Your right to own a car does not...
  • It’s hard to win when your motto is ‘It’s my turn’ (Milt Romney the Bob Dole of '12?)

    05/22/2011 5:19:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2011 | Joseph Curl
    Once upon a time there was a president, wavering in popularity. He was deemed by some political pundits as “highly beatable.” He had just done his whole thing with health care, which left voters fuming, and two years before the presidential election, Republicans picked up a slew of seats in the House, taking control. But then, the Republican Party did the unthinkable: It gave the nomination to a guy because it was essentially “his turn,” and the candidate got shellacked by the incumbent Democratic president. That president was Bill Clinton; the “It’s His Turn” candidate was Bob Dole; the year,...
  • Mitt Romney Responds to the Wall Street Journal on their Health-Care Criticism.

    05/13/2011 8:53:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/12/2011 | Mitt Romney
    I was not surprised to read yet another editorial in the Journal yesterday criticizing the health-care reforms we enacted in Massachusetts ("Obama's Running Mate," May 12). I was, however, not expecting the distortions of what we accomplished. Let me deal with some of them. One, the editorial asserts that people in Massachusetts who wouldn't buy coverage, even though they could afford it, was not a major fiscal problem. But as a state we were spending almost $1 billion on free care for the uninsured. What we did was convert that money into premium support for those who needed help buying...
  • The Wall Street Journal Attacks Mitt Romney

    05/13/2011 8:05:23 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 15 replies
    National Interest ^ | 5-12-11 | Jacob Heilbrunn
    Mitt Romney wants to become America's next president. He's been very successful, according to a number of reports, at raising millions on Wall Street. But the paper named after it, the Wall Street Journal, isn't satisfied with Romney. In a lengthy and extraordinary editorial, it calls him the worst epithet a conservative could probably think of—"Obama's Running Mate." When a political party is out of power, or at least doesn't hold the presidency, numerous dissenting voices are usually heard. It can be a fructifying time. But it can also be a time when ideological agendas are ruthlessly enforced. The Journal...
  • Analysis: Romney makes tough choice on health care (can't be seen as flip-flopper LOL)(barf worthy)

    05/13/2011 8:26:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 5/13/11 | Charles Babingdon
    Republican Mitt Romney faces a deeply unpleasant choice in his all-but-announced bid for the White House. He signaled Thursday that he'd rather be charged with inspiring President Barack Obama's health care overhaul than with switching positions on a fourth big issue that's vital to conservative voters. Either accusation, if it sticks, might deny him the GOP nomination. Conservatives despise Obama's 2010 health care law, especially the requirement that everyone obtain medical insurance. That same requirement is a cornerstone of the 2006 Massachusetts law that Romney championed as governor. Many advisers have urged Romney to apologize, say he made a big...
  • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: RomneyCare author Jonathan Gruber [Mitt is misrepresenting his own plan]

    03/29/2011 8:30:08 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/29/2011 | Jennifer Rubin
    It is “sad,” says MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, that presidential candidate Mitt Romney is running away from his Massachusetts health care plan, a plan that Gruber says “gave birth to one of the greatest pieces of social legislation in our history,” namely [Alleged] President Obama’s 2010 health-care reform legislation. Aside from Romney, Gruber is the man most responsible for the Massachusetts plan. And given how important the debate is over the ‘Cares — RomneyCare and ObamaCare, as they’re often dubbed — I decided to go to the man who perhaps knows more than anyone about the development of both. In...
  • Professor Who Wrote RomneyCare Says Mitt “Championed Individual Mandate” (Ruh-roh!)

    03/29/2011 8:25:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Weasel Zippers / The Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2011 | Zip and Jennifer Rubin
    It is “sad,” says MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, that presidential candidate Mitt Romney is running away from his Massachusetts health care plan, a plan that Gruber says “gave birth to one of the greatest pieces of social legislation in our history,” namely President Obama’s 2010 health-care reform legislation. Aside from Romney, Gruber is the man most responsible for the Massachusetts plan. And given how important the debate is over the ‘Cares — RomneyCare and ObamaCare, as they’re often dubbed — I decided to go to the man who perhaps knows more than anyone about the development of both. In a...
  • Health-care jabs bloody up Mitt Romney

    02/25/2011 11:02:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | February 26, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    Former Gov. Mitt Romney came under new fire from all sides yesterday over his landmark Bay State health-care overhaul as potential 2012 Republican rivals and local Democrats took turns blasting the GOP presidential front-runner. “I’ve talked to residents of Massachusetts, and what I’ve gotten is that (health-care reform is) really not working well at all,” said former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who is believed to be considering a 2012 bid. Johnson declined to comment on whether health care will hurt Romney’s candidacy, saying, “whatever the criticism is about a candidate, everyone already knows it. I don’t (have to) say...
  • Mitt Romney: No Apology for Individual Health Care Mandate

    02/01/2011 8:26:57 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 23 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Tuesday February 01, 2011 | George Stephanopoulos
    On the kick off to his "No Apology" book tour Mitt Romney is on message – refusing to apologize for the Massachusetts health care law that, like President Obama’s federal legislation, requires citizens to buy health insurance. “I’m not apologizing for it, I’m indicating that we went in one direction and there are other possible directions. I’d like to see states pursue their own ideas, see which ideas work best,” Romney told me. That stand seems to reject the advice of Karl Rove and others who say that Romney can’t get the GOP nomination in 2012 unless he finds a...
  • Romney may announce presidential bid in April

    01/13/2011 9:50:48 PM PST · by pissant · 60 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 1/13/11 | Lisa Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — There are new hints that former Utah Olympic leader Mitt Romney is gearing up to announce another run for president. Politico reported Thursday that Romney aides are telling other Republicans that he expects to launch his campaign in April. The online news source noted Romney has already taken "another methodical step toward his 2012 run" by stepping down from the Marriott hotel chain board of directors — again. The last time Romney left was before he ran successfully for governor of Massachusetts following the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He rejoined the board in...
  • NH poll shows Romney with 23-point lead over Palin (The early, early show)

    01/07/2011 9:36:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    It will be more than a year before New Hampshire voters trudge to the polls for the first primary in the nation, but the New Hampshire Journal feels it’s just the right time to take the Granite State temperature on the Republican field. As expected, Mitt Romney from neighboring Massachusetts takes the early lead in the poll, but perhaps the extent of that lead will provide a mild surprise. Romney leads Sarah Palin by 23 points, and Mike Huckabee is the only other candidate in double digits: Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney holds a commanding lead in New Hampshire in...
  • The great RomneyCare denial

    12/19/2010 6:18:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Boston.com ^ | December 18,2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    : WHEN it comes to a government overhaul of health care, what is the difference between President Obama and Mitt Romney? A: Obama was against an individual insurance mandate before he was for it. Romney was for the mandate before he was against it. Actually, that’s not quite accurate. The real difference is that Obama acknowledges reversing his position, while Romney seems to be trying to have it both ways. As a presidential candidate in 2008, then-Senator Obama blasted Hillary Clinton’s health care plan because, as one of his ads put it, “It forces everyone to buy insurance, even if...