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    Happy Birthday, Romneycare! XOXO-Obama campaign

    Turn your head and cough: President Barack Obama's re-election campaign on Thursday marked the sixth anniversary of Mitt Romney's health overhaul in Massachusetts with an online ad touting it as the inspiration for Obamacare. Never mind that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has vowed to kill Obamacare on "day one" if he wins the White House.
    Obama's reelection strategy? Show the world how much alike he and Romney are. LOL.

    Article is here.
    The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016

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    Re: Happy Birthday, Romneycare! XOXO-Obama campaign

    Ah yes, sweet memories. Like this representative of the conservative Heritage Foundation extolling the virtues of O'Romneycare and of course taking credit for the Heritage Foundations formative role:

    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Happy Birthday, Romneycare! XOXO-Obama campaign

    In 2006, Romney managed to get a healthcare plan created by the heritage foundation passed in a 87% democrat legislature. The individual mandate was created because it promoted personal responsibility rather than sticking everyone else with unpaid emergency room care, you could waive the requirement simply by putting 10k in escrow to cover potential costs. He even ended up vetoing 8 sections of the final bill, 6 of which were overridden.

    Its fair to say that the results weren't spectacular, with coverage increasing for a substantial increase in costs. However, Romney made a good-faith effort at healthcare reform according to conservative principles that tried to promote market-based solutions in a very liberal state. His critics didn't do squat, and refuse to offer any alternative to this day. Its easy to attack other peoples work, its hard to actually create anything yourself.

    Romney should face flak for changing positions out of popularity, but his party let him down by sacrificing principle and practicality simply to attack Obama.

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    Re: Happy Birthday, Romneycare! XOXO-Obama campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Obama's reelection strategy? Show the world how much alike he and Romney are. LOL.

    Article is here.
    It makes sense.All politicians lie.But usually in most cases they are not so blatant about it.Romney on the other hand has blatantly flip flopped on a lot of issues. He has did one thing and said another. This is why Romney is going to lose.For him to say he is a conservative or even a moderate is completely laughable.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Happy Birthday, Romneycare! XOXO-Obama campaign

    If any third party, regardless of their left(idness) or right(idness) in this atomosphere... if they got decent funding and ballot access, could have a banner election year.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Happy Birthday, Romneycare! XOXO-Obama campaign

    Oh dont you just love hypocrisy?


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    Re: Happy Birthday, Romneycare! XOXO-Obama campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Obama's reelection strategy? Show the world how much alike he and Romney are. LOL.

    Article is here.
    Actually nope... it is to show how much a flipflopper Kerry.. err Romney is
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