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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Mitt Romney Designed Romneycare for the Entire Country — NOT just Massachusetts

Poor Mitt Romney.  If only the Supreme Court had overturned Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Romney wouldn’t have to keep squirming and wiggling and coming with one miniscule “difference” after another to try proving that Romneycare and Obamacare are two completely different things.

But they didn’t, so he does.

One of the wriggling little eel’s favorite lies is that Romneycare was tailored specifically for Massachusetts.  His health care plan was unique to Massachusetts and would be completely incompatible with the rest of the country.  Apples and oranges.

Nice try, Squiggly.

In 2009 Mitt Romney stated in USA Today — loud and clear — that his health reform plan in Massachusetts was the perfect blueprint for President Obama to follow.


During the summer of 2009 when Romney wrote this column, the insurance industry — through their useful teabagger idiots — was in the throes of disrupting town hall meetings and staging choreographed “demonstrations” against a “government takeover!” of Americans’ health care.  Mitt Romney — the 2009 model — wrote:

“…health care has run off the rails. For the sake of 47 million uninsured Americans, we need to get it back on track…Health care is simply too important to the economy, to employment and to America's families…No other state has made as much progress in covering their uninsured as Massachusetts.”

“Our citizens purchase private, free-market medical insurance…First, we established incentives for those who were uninsured to buy insurance. Using tax penalties, as we did, or tax credits, as others have proposed, encourages ‘free riders’ to take responsibility for themselves rather than pass their medical costs on to others.”

“The Massachusetts reform aimed at getting virtually all our citizens insured. In that, it worked: 98% of our citizens are insured.”

Anyway, I hope you’ll bookmark this article.  Refer to it frequently and forward it to every conservative and swing voter you know.

Hardcore conservatives will probably vote for Mitt Romney as the lesser of two evils, even though they don’t trust him.  Talk them out of it.  Convince them to vote for a third party.  They already suspect he’s just another phony Harvard elitist trying on his costume of the week.  Confirm that suspicion.  Fan the flames.

Excerpts from the above article — and every other RINO speech from Mitt Romney between 2003 and 2009 — need to be aired relentlessly in the red states between now and November.  Conservatives’ distrust of Mitt Romney needs to be carefully tended to, watered, nurtured and given growth hormones.

Conservatives:  Mitt Romney was planning a Government Takeover of YOUR health care all along.  Don’t vote for him.  He’s a complete phony.  In fact, let’s see his birth certificate.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, when Mitney says he will "Repeal and Replace" if elected, is he saying he will impose the Massachusetts healthcare model nationwide, ASAP?

I realize he is trying to make points calling Obamacare a "tax", but what exactly is he saying he is going to do? Will the rest of the Repubs go along with his plan?

Or, is this all just smoke and mirrors, and he just wants to return the country to the "good ole days" when the medical industry could just make all the money they wanted?

July 5, 2012 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Romney has shown how well Obamacare will work with his implementation of Romneycare. the two men are on the same page.

July 6, 2012 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Anonymous: Those are all very good questions, and I don't have any answers. I have no idea who Mitt Romney is or what he actually believes. Maybe Romney doesn't even know.

Jerry: Obama has been praising Romney for the success of Romneycare, and making Mittens squirm.

July 6, 2012 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Just repeat, "Romney is a liberal Massachusetts socialist". "Romney is a liberal Massachusetts socialist".

July 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

I've got my popcorn ready to see how he respins this all through the campaign season. PO is going to give him a well deserved smackdown when debating him.

July 6, 2012 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Good article find and a good post, Tom. The only problem is, Romney's lies, flip-flops, Etch-a-Sketch efforts and other gyrations have gotten to be like reporting water is wet.

We can all point out Romney's mendacity, inconsistencies and pretzel routines — and should — but he will go right on doing them. Seemingly, he'll go right on getting away with them.

I get the impression much of the public doesn't care what Romney says and does. Some people just dislike all pols and expect the worst from them anyway. Others will vote for Romney because he's not Obama. They would vote for Bernie Madoff or Larry "Wide Stance" Craig before they would vote for Obama. (sigh)

July 6, 2012 at 9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As you have seen in the past? elections, there is a pretty consistent 50/50 split in votes, no matter who in on the ballot. The Repubs can run a chimp for office, for all that it matters, as long as it runs as a Republican. They know they have a constituency they have to pander to with the expected rhetoric.

So, Mitney can twist his own words all day long, and they will still vote for him. This isn't about "truth", or "reality", just about having an "R" after your name.

And, it isn't about doing what is best and right for the country, it is just about having that "R" after your name.

July 6, 2012 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

Good strategy Tom. I've already begun by announcing at a family 4th picnic that I was going to vote for Romney. Right away all of those wearing some sort of flag were suspicious. You could see their minds turning... if that socialist is going to vote for him there must be something really wrong.

July 7, 2012 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Dave: Yup, millions of red state voters need to hear this over and over. Maybe they'll stay home on Election Day, or vote for Gary Johnson.

Jess: It's gonna be almost sad when Romney tries to debate Obama. He'll be a robot self-destructing.

SW: That's true, Romney just keeps on flipping and wiggling and changing colors, without seeming the least bit sheepish about it. I'm hoping that at least some conservative voters will be so put off by Romney's earlier liberal quotes, and Romneycare, that they'll stay home on Election Day or vote Libertarian.

Anonymous: Chimps and robots seem to be the most common choice for Republican voters.

Mr. C: You've got it dialed. "Hey, wait a minute, this liberal socialist likes Romney? Uh oh..."

July 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Chimps, robots, and don't forget reptiles.

July 9, 2012 at 7:35 PM  

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