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  • Mitt Romney: GOP kingmaker?

    07/07/2015 12:36:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 7, 2015 | By Kevin Truong
    Mitt Romney's backing helped several candidates emerge from a crowded primary field and be successful in the 2014 midterm elections. He's aiming to do the same for presidential candidates in 2016. Many observers expected Mitt Romney to slink away from politics after his defeat in the 2012 presidential election, but the former Massachusetts governor has instead embraced a new role as an elder statesman and kingmaker within the Republican Party. While he has shied away from open campaigning, Mr. Romney has taken to tacitly supporting the more moderate, establishment-friendly candidates in a packed and ideologically tangled field. “Romney, who flirted...
  • Mitt Romney called top VP pick in 2016

    06/01/2015 12:33:40 PM PDT · by VinL · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Paul Bedard
    Saying it's "obvious," best-selling author and national talk show host Hugh Hewitt is urging all of the nearly two dozen potential Republican presidential candidates to pick 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney as their vice presidential choice. In his upcoming book The Queen, directed at Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hewitt said that Romney has the influence and status of former Vice President Dick Cheney, making him a formidable campaigner and White House partner. That, he added in the book provided to Secrets, will force Clinton to make an equally top-notch pick, not somebody like Joe Biden, the "lovable dolt" chosen by Barack...
  • Romney looks strong for 2016

    05/21/2015 2:04:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Hill's Contributors ^ | May 21, 2015 | Brent Budowsky, columnist
    Shortly after 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney withdrew from the presidential campaign of 2016, I suggested that he was probably pursuing a brilliant strategy intended to let the other Republican candidates wear each other down while the media investigated them all, paving the way for Romney to step in as the savior of the party. My Machiavellian theory early this year is starting to look pretty good today! In my column this week about the magic of Bill Clinton, I suggested that because of the great success of the Bill Clinton presidency, the vast experience of Hillary Clinton and huge...
  • Is GOP finally getting nervous that the Supreme Court might gut Obamacare?

    02/28/2015 9:59:58 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 85 replies
    LA Times ^ | 02/28/2015 | Michael Hiltzik
    It wasn't so long ago that Republicans were viewing the prospect that the Supreme Court might overturn a key provision of the Affordable Care Act with unalloyed glee. The court might "ultimately take it down," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) crowed in December. "You could have a mulligan here, a major do-over of the whole thing, that opportunity presented to us by the Supreme Court."
  • The Problem with Romney Nostalgia

    01/14/2015 5:18:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    In 2007, when President Obama announced that he was running for president, he did it in Springfield, Ill., to highlight his supposed connection to Abraham Lincoln. He brought in his biggest fans to cheer him on. When George W. Bush announced in 1999, he did it in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Bush campaign, likewise, brought in a big crowd of supporters. John Kerry announced in Patriot's Point, S.C., in 2003, amid a sea of American flags, war veterans and an aircraft carrier in the background. And where was Mitt Romney when he announced on Friday that he was thinking of...
  • Carville: "Conservative Alternative" Romney Is Going To Get In And Challenge Jeb Bush From The Right

    01/11/2015 2:57:15 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 89 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 11, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    On Sunday's broadcast of ABC's This Week Democratic strategist and Clinton confidant James Carville predicted not only will Mitt Romney enter the presidential race, but that he will campaign as the "conservative alternative" to Jeb Bush. "Of course he's going to get in and he's going to run against Bush from the right," Carville said on the panel portion of This Week. "I think he has a strategy that he didn't have before. And his strategy is he's the conservative alternative." VIDEO at link.
  • Schadenfreude-tastic: Pity party thrown for Harvard faculty who loved Obamacare until it hit THEM

    01/05/2015 11:02:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 1/5/15
    Get your tiny violins out and prepare to play a sad song at the pity party of the week:The effects of laws they call for obviously were never intended to be felt by them: For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar. Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the heart of the 378-year-old university, voted overwhelmingly in November to oppose changes...
  • A Republican Alternative to Obamacare

    12/14/2014 4:11:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Now that Republicans will control both houses of Congress, they will have an opportunity to deal with Obamacare. What should be done? They can begin by repealing the worst features of Obamacare. They can do that by keeping three promises many of them made to voters during the last election: Keep your job; keep your health insurance; and keep your doctor. The most direct way to get rid of all the anti-job provisions of ObamaCare is to repeal the employer mandate. The most direct way to insure that people can keep insurance they like is to repeal the individual mandate....
  • Oh my: Romney aides circulating memo contrasting him with Hillary as 2016 primary season looms

    11/10/2014 7:38:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 10, 2014 | Allahpundit
    One way to look at Dubya’s claim that Jeb Bush is 50/50 about running is that that means Romney is 50/50, or close to 50/50, too. If Jeb says no, the door is open. And more importantly, even if it’s only open a crack now, Romney’s inner circle is working hard to kick it in. You guys need to stop resisting this. Embrace destiny. In the days after the election, a group of Romney supporters began circulating a memo that compared the success of his midterm endorsements with those made by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic...
  • Here to Stay: Why the New Republican Congress Can't Gut Obamacare

    11/08/2014 8:14:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 126 replies
    NBCNews ^ | November 08, 2014 | MAGGIE FOX
    Here to Stay: Why the New Republican Congress Can't Gut Obamacare BY MAGGIE FOX Republicans may have promised to repeal or at least do a big makeover of Obamacare now that they control both the House and the Senate, but most experts believe it’s lip service only. The 2010 Affordable Care Act is in full force across the country, with internet-based health insurance exchanges up and running, expanded Medicaid in 28 states and strict new requirements for health insurers. Here are five reasons the GOP-led Congress won’t be able to change much. The veto. This is the big one: President...
  • Poll suggests Romney on top in Iowa if he runs again

    08/27/2014 1:23:12 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/27/14 | Paul Steinhauser
    He keeps saying no to third run for the White House, but another new poll – this time in Iowa – indicates Mitt Romney would be the front runner for the Republican presidential nomination if he changes his mind. A USA Today/Suffolk University survey of Iowa voters released Wednesday should add to the feeding frenzy over a possible 2016 presidential bid by the 2012 GOP nominee. While the former Massachusetts governor's repeatedly said he's not running again, the attention such speculation captures is a sign of the wide open nature right now of the upcoming Republican nomination race.
  • Mitt Romney for President?

    08/10/2014 8:06:44 AM PDT · by IChing · 527 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | Donald Joy
    I was in a spiritually-oriented meeting a week ago, and there were about fifty people in the room.  Halfway through, a guy in the center of the room chimed in and announced that he was going to open his speaking time by sharing with us his personal, painful example of the worst kind of betrayal.  We all leaned a bit closer to listen as he described, with tongue secretly hidden in cheek, a time when he bit into what he’d thought was a chocolate chip cookie–only to realize with shock and dismay that it was actually a raisin cookie. He was making a wry...
  • Romney Loyalists Hyping Comeback: 'Republicans Are Dying to Be Associated with Him'

    08/03/2014 6:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 346 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 3, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Mitt Romney loyalists are trying to gin up the narrative that Republicans just can't get enough of Romney.“Democrats don’t want to be associated with Barack Obama right now, but Republicans are dying to be associated with Mitt Romney,” Spencer Zwick, "a longtime Romney confidant who chaired his national finance council," claimed to the Washington Post. The Chamber of Commerce, which has vowed to wage war on the Tea Party and push through amnesty legislation, glowingly praised Romney, alleging he would be in a "commanding position" if he entered the 2016 race. Romney is reportedly set to make trips to West...
  • Obamacare Architect´s ´Mistake´ About Subsidies Used by HHS as Defense in Court

    08/01/2014 2:15:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/14 | Scot Vorse
    Last Saturday, Breitbart News uncovered three reports and analysis written by Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist and chief architect of Obamacare, stating that subsidies or tax credits will be provided to individuals “to purchase health insurance from private companies through state-organized exchanges.” These reports were discovered after a video clip surfaced of Gruber making similar comments on the clip. Gruber said his remarks were a "mistake" made while "speaking off-the-cuff." One of the three reports, titled “The Facts Straight on Health Care Reform,” was written by Gruber for The New England Journal of Medicine in December 2009. Breitbart has since
  • Mitt Romney endorses pro-abortion Republican Scott Brown over pro-life rival in Senate race

    07/08/2014 4:28:47 PM PDT · by SumProVita · 47 replies
    MANCHESTER, NH – Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has endorsed pro-abortion Republican Scott Brown over his pro-life rival in the primary to see who becomes the GOP's candidate for U.S. senator from New Hampshire.
  • GOP Rep: I Think Romney ‘Will Be The Next President Of The United States’

    07/08/2014 9:50:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 120 replies
    washington.cbslocal.com ^ | 07-08-14 | Staff
    Despite his continuous denials, some still believe that Mitt Romney will run for president in 2016. Speaking to MSNBC on Monday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, went one step further saying that the former Massachusetts governor will be occupying the White House after the next presidential election. “I think he actually is going to run for president. He probably doesn’t want me to say that. A hundred times he says he’s not, but Mitt Romney has always accomplished what he has set out to do,” Chaffetz told MSNBC. “I think he’s proven right on a lot of stuff. I happen to...
  • Mitt Romney's 2014 renaissance (Barf)

    07/06/2014 7:07:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/6/14 | Cameron Joseph
    Mitt Romney is looking to keep his sterling endorsement streak alive as the 2014 campaign transitions from primary to general election season. The former GOP presidential nominee has a perfect record after getting involved in a number of competitive Republican races this year. Now, with Senate control on the line and his party eager to add to their House majority, he’s turning his attention to helping many of those same candidates in tough fall battles. ADVERTISEMENT Free from the pressures of daily life in the spotlight, Romney has undergone a latter-day renaissance, rebuilding his public image after a brutal 2012...
  • UnitedHealthcare to cut doctors for Mass. seniors

    06/08/2014 10:51:22 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 06/07/2014 | Tracy Jan
    National insurance giant UnitedHealthcare plans to cut up to 700 Massachusetts doctors from its physician network for seniors enrolled in its private Medicare plan as a way to control costs, according to company officials. For elderly patients enrolled in the plan, the cuts mean they will have to find a new doctor or eventually switch to a new health plan that covers their current doctor. The move, effective Sept. 1, follows similar cuts made by the insurer to its Medicare Advantage provider networks in 11 other states... There is also pending legislation in Congress to prevent health plans from cutting...
  • Politico: Obamacare Ushering In National Enrollment System ('GOP's Obamacare fears come true')

    06/03/2014 3:54:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/2/2014 | Albert Merrick
    The Republican party's worst fears about Obamacare are coming true, according to a Politico article published Monday. Thanks to "intransigent Republicans" who opted out of forming exchanges in their own states and "ambitious Democrats" who botched the creation of them in theirs, 36 states now rely on the federal HealthCare.gov exchange. With two more states joining next year, the article reminds readers that, back when Congress needed to pass the bill in order to find out what was in it, a large federal exchange wasn't supposed to be part of the new health care law: The federal option was supposed...
  • Establishment Republicans give their loyalty and support to Obamacare!

    05/26/2014 9:14:17 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 13 replies
    5-26-14 | johnwk
     SEE: The GOP Establishment Wants to Run on Fixing -- Not Repealing – Obamacare ”In David Jolly's campaign, he didn't say "repeal" Obamacare. He said "fix" it. But the Republicans are taking this thing to, " No, no, no, no! He said to fix it." The Republican establishment obviously has a campaign game plan involving Obamacare, and it does not include repealing it, folks. The Republican establishment apparently doesn't want to campaign on repealing it. They want to campaign on fixing it.” What Rush Limbaugh may have missed and has been obvious to me from the very beginning is, when...
  • Are ‘Repeal and Replace’ and ‘Reform’ for Obamacare Interchangeable?

    05/02/2014 2:56:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/02/2014 | Avik Roy
    Ramesh is kind enough to cite a recent piece of mine for Forbes, describing it as a continuation of my “lonely campaign to get conservatives to drop the idea of ‘repealing and replacing’ Obamacare and instead to embrace reforming it.” But it’s only lonely if by lonely he means “shared by a large plurality of the electorate.” Let me cite the data. A Pew Research poll asked whether or not politicians should “make the law work as well as possible,” or “make it fail.” The “work” side won 30–19 overall, and 36–19 among independents. (“Make it fail” won among...
  • The GOP Establishment Turns a ‘Firehose’ on Virginia Tea Partiers

    05/01/2014 5:38:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    Turning the insurgents’ own tactics against them, the party used a ‘firehose primary’ of rabid voters to give the congressional nomination to an insider’s insider. Meet the latest exhibit in the Republican elite’s crusade to wrest the party from the sticky fingers of its Tea Party rebels: newly minted Virginia House nominee Barbara Comstock. Last Saturday, state delegate Comstock emerged victorious from her party’s nominating race to represent the 10th Congressional District. Of the six contenders, Comstock enjoyed the highest name recognition and by far the most love from the party establishment. Before her 2009 election to the state legislature,...
  • Bob Schieffer: Romney May Run if Jeb Bush Doesn't

    04/28/2014 1:31:19 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 101 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04-28-2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may take another run at the White House, "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer said. "I have a source that told me that if Jeb Bush decides not to run, that Mitt Romney may actually try it again," Schieffer said during a panel discussion on the CBS Sunday morning news show.
  • Obama: Dems should 'defend and be proud' of ACA [Republicans to end their quest to repeal Obamacare}

    04/17/2014 3:33:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Obama: Dems should 'defend and be proud' of ACA By: Kyle Cheney and Jennifer Haberkorn April 17, 2014 03:57 PM EDT President Barack Obama called Thursday on Republicans to end their quest to repeal Obamacare — and Democrats to “forcefully defend and be proud” of the law. In remarks from the White House briefing room, Obama delivered a vigorous defense of the program, which has far exceeded enrollment expectations but remains a liability for Democrats in the midterm elections. “I don’t think we should apologize for it,” Obama said. “I don’t think we should be defensive about it. I think...
  • GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate (GOP embracing Deathcare)

    04/06/2014 10:48:59 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 33 replies
    APMyway ^ | 4-6-14 | DAVID ESPO
    Lead story on Drudge The uniparty at work!
  • Doctors Say Obamacare Rule Will Stick Them With Unpaid Bills

    03/19/2014 7:49:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | March 19, 2014 | By Roni Caryn Rabin
    Doctors groups fear their members won’t get paid because of an unusual 90-day grace period for government-subsidized health plans and are urging physicians to check patients' insurance status before every visit. “This puts the physician and their patients in a very difficult situation,” said Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, president of the American Medical Association (AMA), which advised physicians Wednesday about how to minimize their risk. “If a patient is being treated for a serious illness, that requires ongoing care,” she said. “The physician is having to assume the financial risk for this. That’s the bottom line.” If an enrollee in...
  • Perspective: Beyond Repeal — A Republican Proposal for Health Care Reform

    03/05/2014 4:57:39 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 15 replies
    New Engl J Medicine ^ | March 6, 2014 | Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, J.D
    By voting repeatedly to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) over the past 4 years, Republicans have risked being identified as a party without a positive health policy agenda. On January 27, 2014, however, three Republican senators — Orrin Hatch (UT), Tom Coburn (OK), and Richard Burr (NC) — unveiled a proposal that would not only repeal the ACA, but also replace it with comprehensive legislation based on Republican health policy principles.1 Although the proposal recycles long-standing Republican prescriptions, it also offers new ideas. The proposal would not entirely repeal the ACA. Republicans seem to be coming to terms with...
  • Democrats’ Obamacare ploy

    02/23/2014 12:39:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/20/14 | Jennifer Rubin
    **SNIP** There are a whole bunch of problems with this most recent scramble to save the Senate majority: 1. Democrats have opposed in lock-step every change or delay that Republicans have offered (e.g. repeal or suspension of the individual mandate, prohibition on insurance company bailouts, relief from the medical-device tax). It’s hard to declare Obamacare “the law of the land,” block serious consideration of changes and then concede it needs changing. 2. Why did they vote for the law in its current state? Maybe they were hoodwinked by the president’s promises that it would be a pro-growth, pro-jobs reform, or...
  • A Three-Year Obamacare Moratorium

    02/22/2014 4:41:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2014 | Larry Kudlow
    Slowly but surely President Obama is unwinding, rolling back, and even cancelling his very own Obamacare. A couple of years ago he told Republicans not to mess with his plan. He said he’d veto any changes. But now, in substantial ways, he’s messing with his own plan. By various counts, the president has made 25 to 30 key changes to the Affordable Care Act. They all violate the legislation passed in 2010. Many believe Obama’s executive actions are unlawful or unconstitutional. Whatever the case, at this rate, there may not be much if any Obamacare in the next couple of...
  • Out of health-care furor, satisfaction in New England

    01/26/2014 1:52:15 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Jan 26, 2014 | Chelsea Conaboy
    The federal overhaul has had a bumpy start, but with insurance payments they can handle, many have stopped gambling on their future Lost amid all the fury, however, have been the success stories.
  • Wonkbook: This quote shows why Obamacare is here to stay (Wisconsin's Ron Johnson surrenders)

    12/27/2013 2:20:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | December 27, 2013 | Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
    Sen. Ron Johnson, a tea party Republican from Wisconsin, knows that the politics of Obamacare are changing. “It’s no longer just a piece of paper that you can repeal and it goes away,” he told the New York Times. “There’s something there. We have to recognize that reality. We have to deal with the people that are currently covered under Obamacare.” Jan. 1 isn't likely to be a glitch-free day for Obamacare. There will be people who try to use their insurance and find they can't, or it's not the plan they meant to buy, or it's not a plan...
  • Post Obamacare Health Care Reform Working Its Way Through the House

    11/23/2013 9:34:02 AM PST · by Marcus · 6 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | November 23, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    As the burning wreckage of Obamacare continues to fill the air with its toxicity, an alternative is already working its way through the House, courtesy of the conservative House Study Committee.
  • Nearly 250,000 Colorado healthcare plans cancelled under Obamacare

    11/06/2013 5:21:44 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    KDVR-TV ^ | November 6, 2013
    DENVER – There are nearly 250,000 Coloradans whose health care policies have been or will be cancelled as a result of the Affordable Care Act, the state’s Dept. of Insurance announced on Wednesday. So far, just 3,408 Coloradans have purchased new insurance plans on the exchange; many more, 34,168 Coloradans, have enrolled in Medicaid since the program expanded under the law. “To have almost a hundred health plan cancellations for every exchange sign up in Colorado under Obamacare is exponentially worse than even the most extreme skeptic could have predicted,” said Kelly Maher, executive director of the group Compass Colorado.
  • Vanity: "Why aren't the Republicans at least trying to help fix Obamacare?"

    11/04/2013 5:38:25 AM PST · by Junk Silver · 69 replies
    I keep hearing this Democrat talking point being trotted out, accusing the Republicans of harming their constituents by not doing everything in their power to "fix" the Affordable Health Care Act. This one must test well in focus-groups because it keeps getting repeated. I've yet to hear one Republican answer this coherently. Here's my suggestion for a response: "If I saw a friend's house being looted would I do everything in my power to stop the looting, or would I walk over and try to negotiate with the looters? Would I call the police and try to get some neighbors...
  • The Ghost of Mitt Romney Returns

    11/03/2013 2:44:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Atlantic Wire ^ | November 3, 2013 | Connor Simpson
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney returned to the Sunday shows almost exactly one year since he lost the election to Barack Obama, only to attack the President and call his second term into question. The former Republican politician wasted no time attacking the President over his rocky Obamacare roll out during his appearance on NBC's Meet the Press. "The president failed to learn the lessons that came from the experience in Massachusetts," Romney said, repeating that he thinks a state-by-state healthcare plan would work better. Romney then launched into a greater attack on the President's "you can keep your...
  • Obama's health promises backfire (WH aides w/o answers quote Obama who cites "one study")

    11/03/2013 1:22:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune ^ | November 2, 2013 | Brad Bumsted
    Obama's aides would not speak to the Trib with their names used for this story. The White House emailed transcripts of press conferences to defend the president's position, attributing the remarks to Obama: “The majority of people in the individual market today qualify for discounted or free health coverage when signing up for coverage through the Marketplace. One study found that 48 percent of people who buy insurance through the individual market will get a tax credit that averages at over $5,500. And 1 million in the individual market today will qualify for Medicaid in states that choose to expand...
  • [PDS RINO] Nicole Wallace Warns Republicans to Stop Railing Against The Obama Administration

    10/31/2013 8:22:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | October 31, 2013 | Sarah Jones
    In an appearance on MCNBC’s Morning Joe, Nicole Wallace (former George W. Bush adviser and McCain/Palin campaign adviser) ruined all of the gang’s orgasmic revelry of false equivalency over Obama’s bad numbers in the latest NBC/WSJ poll by pointing out that Republicans have even worse numbers, and there seems to be no bottom for the party. Wallace then warned Republicans to stop being about nothing but criticism, “So I think the peril in looking at these numbers for President Obama is to continue down the path of railing against his administration’s policies.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Republican Party’s approval ratings are at an...
  • Obama: Health-care law modeled after Mitt Romney’s plan

    10/31/2013 4:30:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/31/13 | Geoff Earle
    With his signature health-care law under fire, President Obama flew to Boston Wednesday in an effort to remind the public that ObamaCare is modeled on the plan of his former GOP opponent and Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney. “Your law was the model for the nation’s law,” Obama told supporters in Faneuil Hall on Wednesday.
  • In Romneycare Birthplace, Obama to Ask for Patience

    10/29/2013 10:26:01 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 10-30-2013 | Alexis Simendinger & Caitlin Huey-Burns
    October 30, 2013 In Romneycare Birthplace, Obama to Ask for Patience by Alexis Simendinger & Caitlin Huey-Burns In the shadow of Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health care model, President Obama will argue Wednesday that Obamacare merits the patience and bipartisan backing the Bay State mustered seven years ago for what was then a radical new approach. The president will speak at Boston’s Faneuil Hall, hoping to draw parallels to the state-based, mandated health coverage signed by Romney, the former Republican governor defeated by Obama nearly a year ago. Romney was not invited to attend the event, a White House official said....
  • GOP-Leadership-Backed CR Funds Reg Forcing Christians to Act Against Faith

    10/17/2013 5:42:42 PM PDT · by rhema · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 17, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The continuing resolution Congress approved last night with the help of the Republican leaders in both the House and Senate funds and permits implementation of an Obamacare regulation that forces Christians to act against their faith by forcing them to buy and/or provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs and devices. An earlier version of the CR that the Republican-controlled House passed on Sept. 29 had included language that would have at least “delayed” the regulation’s impact on religious liberty until Jan. 1, 2015. That language said that until then the administration could not force employers, insurers or individuals to buy...
  • Obama's Illinois A Case Study In ObamaCare Horrors

    10/17/2013 9:46:03 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 17, 2013 | IBD EDITOROALS
    Regulation: From lost jobs to fewer hours to premium hikes that would make a loan shark drool, Barack Obama's home state is a case study in why the first rule in health care reform, as in medicine, should be to do no harm. The president and his cohorts in the media have long accused Republicans of being out of touch with ordinary people. Remember the concocted story about President Bush the elder being so out of touch he was unfamiliar with supermarket bar-code scanners? But it's President Obama who's out of touch with ordinary people and the damage his Affordable...
  • ObamaCare the result of corrupt lawmakers and one Supreme Court justice

    10/17/2013 9:00:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/17/13 | George Spelvin
    Why is no one in Congress pointing out the illegal way by which Harry Reid and his cohorts rammed through the very punitive Obamacare bill in the first place? Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) delivered an outstanding one hour exposition of the skullduggery these partisans used to shove this socialistic atrocity down the throats, “into the bathrooms, the bedrooms, the kitchens” of we ordinary US citizens. No one else has the courage to point out that Harry Reid and company rewrote out of whole cloth a unanimously passed H.Res 3509 called “Sevice Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009.” This bill’s...
  • Eeewww: AmyCare for U.S. Senate?

    10/14/2013 4:01:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2013 | John Ransom
    Here’s some free market advice to GOP legislators at all levels thinking about introducing bills supporting the state health exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA): Be prepared to wear the “Care” moniker around your name. You know? As in HillaryCare, RomneyCare or ObamaCare. Colorado’s Amy Stephens, a Republican state representative from El Paso County, was once considered a future Lt. Governor, or member of Congress. Instead, she may have flamed out her career by sponsoring a bill that would opt Colorado out of ObamaCare by implementing a so-called “health exchange” under PPACA. Yet that didn’t stop...
  • Sources: Ryan Compromise Will Keep Obamacare 'Forever'

    10/11/2013 4:24:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/11/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Breitbart News reported that House Republicans have offered a new deal to the White House to end the fiscal stalemate. The GOP plan, authored primarily by House Budget Chair Rep. Paul Ryan according to Hill sources, would meet Obama's demands in exchange for negotiations on a longer-term budget agreement. At least two high-ranking Capitol Hill sources have told Breitbart News that Ryan’s plan would also help protect Obamacare as it is currently implemented. Ryan's office deny the claims. “What your sources are attempting to attribute to Congressman Ryan is not accurate,” Kevin Seifert, Ryan’s spokesman, said in an email. But...
  • Is GOP Caving With Victory At Hand?

    10/11/2013 5:40:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    investors.com ^ | 10/10/13
    Shutdown: Obama's approval rating has cratered, Democrats are fighting among themselves and ObamaCare — the reason for the shutdown in the first place — has been a disaster. So why are Republicans' knees shaking? The federal government's hometown newspaper, the Washington Post, reports "key GOP figures" are "abandoning their bid to immediately stop the federal health care law" and are "scrambling for a fallback strategy." Republicans, the paper claims, "have overreached," and their plan to stop ObamaCare has been "politically disastrous" and a "failure." House leaders seem to be dropping talk of Obama-Care and, over in the Senate, Republicans appear...
  • Showdown lowdown Day 10: Obamacare 'off the table'

    10/10/2013 6:54:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/10/13 | CNN Political Ticker
    House Republicans, and notably Ted Cruz in the Senate, led the fight against Obama's signature health care law. They made defunding or delaying Obamacare a demand in legislation the House repeatedly sent to the Democratic-controlled Senate, only to see it die there. Apparently, it's now dead in the House, too. "That's currently off the table now," Republican Rep. James Lankford said in an interview on "The Lead with Jake Tapper." "That's obviously not going to happen at this point." Lankford did say that Republicans will now instead ask for a one-year delay on penalties for those who don't sign up...
  • A Staunch Republican Tries Obamacare ... And Discovers That It's Actually Pretty Awesome

    10/05/2013 7:13:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 118 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | october 3, 2013 | Henry Blodget
    One mystery of the government shutdown is why Republicans are so apoplectic about the Affordable Care Act, a piece of legislation that aims to make health insurance more affordable for millions of Americans. One theory is that the Republican leadership is scared that Obamacare actually won't be as bad as they have been saying it will be — that, in fact, Americans (including Republican constituents) will quite like it. If Americans like Obamacare, the theory goes, this will be a big blow to the Republicans' big sales pitch over the past 30 years, which is that more government is always...
  • Cruz: GOP Already Compromised By Demanding To Defund, Not Repeal Obamacare

    10/04/2013 5:23:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    tpm.com ^ | October 4, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT | Igor Bobic
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), or "the joint speaker of the House" as Harry Reid calls him, argued Friday that Republicans have already offered Democrats a concession in their stand against reopening the government by demanding not a full repeal of Obamacare, but merely the defunding of President Barack Obama signature health law. “The House of Representatives has repeatedly compromised already," said Cruz, who already who spoke against funding the law on the Senate floor for 21 hours earlier this month. "The House began -- it is the view of every Republican in this body, and indeed every Republican in the...
  • Romney opposes GOP strategy that led to government shutdown [Mitt criticizing Tea Party]

    10/03/2013 4:56:32 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 48 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 2, 2013 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said before giving a speech at the University of Utah Wednesday that shutting down the government is the wrong way to oppose the nation's new health care law. Romney repeated his concerns about the strategy against the Affordable Care Act employed by some Republicans in Congress, including Utah Sen. Mike Lee, that led to the shutdown of the federal government on Tuesday. "My view is that Republicans, elected Republicans, almost universally agree that Obamacare is problematic for the economy and for the American family," he said in response to a...
  • Hold Your Ground and Shut John Cornyn Up

    10/02/2013 5:29:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 10/2/13 | Erick Erickson
    After three years of getting ready, yesterday the nation signed on to get Obamacare only to have websites across America crash. The ones that were not crashing were scam sites designed for identity theft. Amid all of that, if you tried to get Obamacare through an internet search engine, you probably got scammed. “[S]ome of these scam sites actually have better search-engine rankings than official sites,” reports UPI. This is the backdrop to the fight to defund Obamacare. Some pundits claim if it were not for the shutdown the press would have covered the disastrous launch. A press that has...