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    Re: What SCOTUS decision on Obamacare will help the President's reelection bid the mo

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    I don't see this giving much boost to Romney at all. He is already struggling to define himself, and now he will claim to repeal that which he started in Massachusetts. Romney is horrible at disguising himself as a conservative because he is far from that. It amazes me that people actually believe he isn't the liberal that his record says he is.
    Hes already made the claim he would repeal obamacare...and hes telling everyone I need your help we have to get obama out to repeal obamacare...


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    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/...ma_647937.html

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    If Obama lost in the courts, this would have meant a Conservative landslide on November 6th. As it stand, he's given the Republicans 2 black eyes and I for one can't wait until he kicks his campaign in full gear to make sure they are aware of it. They can't call him a tyrant because the courts agreed with him. They can't call the courts Liberal because the deciding decision was Roberts. They're essentially in check mate. Now all that is left is for Obama to take the presidency again 2012 and it'll all be the BIGGEST upset in US history. Republicans snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
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    Re: What SCOTUS decision on Obamacare will help the President's reelection bid the mo

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Hes already made the claim he would repeal obamacare...and hes telling everyone I need your help we have to get obama out to repeal obamacare...


    Romney: 'If We Want to Get Rid of Obamacare, We're Going to Have to Replace President Obama'

    Romney: 'If We Want to Get Rid of Obamacare, We're Going to Have to Replace President Obama' | The Weekly Standard

    Yeah I know what he has been saying, but I simply don't trust this sleaze. He is the type of person that would put his arm around your shoulder before placing the knife in your back. Romney's rhetoric means absolutely nothing.
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    Re: What SCOTUS decision on Obamacare will help the President's reelection bid the mo

    Nah. President Romney on day one knows if he doesn't start getting rid of Obamacare he will never see another Inauguration Day. I don't trust him to do it as a matter of principle - I trust him to do it as a matter of self-interest.

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    Re: What SCOTUS decision on Obamacare will help the President's reelection bid the mo

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    If Obama lost in the courts, this would have meant a Conservative landslide on November 6th. As it stand, he's given the Republicans 2 black eyes and I for one can't wait until he kicks his campaign in full gear to make sure they are aware of it. They can't call him a tyrant because the courts agreed with him. They can't call the courts Liberal because the deciding decision was Roberts. They're essentially in check mate. Now all that is left is for Obama to take the presidency again 2012 and it'll all be the BIGGEST upset in US history. Republicans snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
    we'll see. You may want to check with George Bush Sr on how seemingly invincible campaigns go after you break a "no taxes" pledge.

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    Re: What SCOTUS decision on Obamacare will help the President's reelection bid the mo

    My stance on this has been pretty much the same throughout. And it's two sided

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    The best option for Obama was for this thing to be upheld. It lets him continue to latch onto it as his pinnacle legislative accomplishment and has multiple provisions that he can pitch to people to get support. It is also a "legacy" type issue where having it overturn would've damaged it. He's had 4 years to create a record and if 1 year of that was pretty much wiped from the books it would've hurt

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    For their interests in general, overturning it would've been the best thing for them. If this thing isn't gone by 2014 it's likely not going away, which means they have to win the Presidency and take at least some seats in the Senate to have any hope here.

    However, I think electorally that it being upheld is the better result. Had this been overturned the Republicans would be able to thud their chest and criticize Obama for it, but that'd be what the result would be...simply attack ammunition. With it upheld, the fervor on the right and even in the right leaning middle to get this thing overturned basically just had lighter fluid poured on it. Donations and involvement by the base gets inflamed. One of Romney's weaknesses is that he doesn't inspire a lot of emotional support from the base...however, having this issue on the table still and now with it blazing hot, it gives a surrogate to him that will get the base stoked. Meanwhile the method this was made constitutional, in terms of it being deemed unequivocably a "tax", provides ammunition to attack as well. Granted, both sides will swing things as they always do but it is still ammunition that can possibly help.

    This is why I've not really cared too much about this case as it relates specifically to the election. For Obama it was a Win / Lose scenario in terms of how it helped/hurt his camp. For the Republicans though I always viewed it as a "win/win" in terms of the election. Get rid of it and you take a major plank away from Obama and have ammo to atack. Keep it and you have a McGuffin your base will chase with the fervor of a bathsalts fueled mob and potentially have ammo to attack.

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    Re: What SCOTUS decision on Obamacare will help the President's reelection bid the mo

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    With it upheld, the fervor on the right and even in the right leaning middle to get this thing overturned basically just had lighter fluid poured on it. Donations and involvement by the base gets inflamed. One of Romney's weaknesses is that he doesn't inspire a lot of emotional support from the base...however, having this issue on the table still and now with it blazing hot, it gives a surrogate to him that will get the base stoked.
    Romney picked up what - about 4.5 million in the 24 hours after the ruling?

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    Re: What SCOTUS decision on Obamacare will help the President's reelection bid the mo

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Romney picked up what - about 4.5 million in the 24 hours after the ruling?
    Until they realize this cpwill...that romeny is a total phony...he pushed and passed almost the same thing in Mass...Now all of sudden hes against it and wants to repeal obamacare...but RomenyCARE is still alive and well....WHOS THE LIAR NOW CPWILL

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    Re: What SCOTUS decision on Obamacare will help the President's reelection bid the mo

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Until they realize this cpwill...that romeny is a total phony...he pushed and passed almost the same thing in Mass...Now all of sudden hes against it and wants to repeal obamacare...but RomenyCARE is still alive and well....WHOS THE LIAR NOW CPWILL
    Obamacare =/= Romneycare. One is a state law, one is a federal law. Regardless, it's not as if conservatives don't know about Romneycare. It's not exactly new information.

    I would say that the "liar" is the one who argued both that the thing was and was not a tax.

    And I'm still waiting on you to explain to me how you justify supporting Obama given his Medicare cuts, and what Obamacare means for Medicare.

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    Re: What SCOTUS decision on Obamacare will help the President's reelection bid the mo

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Until they realize this cpwill...that romeny is a total phony
    Here's the thing for people that keep going "But wait until hey realize he did Romneycare"

    Do you not think that, at the very least, a large amount of his supporters at this point are fully aware of Romneycare? Or do you think it's some skeleton in his closet that's going to sneak up and bite everyone causing shock and surprise?

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