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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