Race b/w Frugal Socialist and Radical SocialistSubmitted by bec on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 01:15
An excerpt from Bachmann's speech in which she raises concerns about next year being a reace between two socialists - Obama and Romney. And secondly, she believes that Romney does not have the right attitude about repealing Obamacare.
1. What is the best method to repeal Obamacare? Is Romney's idea to grant waivers sufficient? Is Perry's idea to do it via an executive order sufficient?
2. Is Romney a socialist, similar to Obama? Do they share the same philosophy and if so, why?
3. What does Romney's flip flopping ways say about his character and electability to office?
4. Does Romney have sound economic / business understanding as voters think he does?
"Unfortunately for too many Republicans, they also aspire to be frugal socialists," she said, apparently targeting GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney. "The reason President Obama and some Republicans can get behind socialized medicine is because they share the same core political philosophy about the purpose of government."
"We cannot preserve liberty for ourselves and our posterity if the choice in next November is between a frugal socialist and an out-of-control socialist," she added, the latter phrase a reference to Obama.
Bachmann called for a full repeal of Obama's health care reform law and claimed that Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry do not understand how to roll back the legislation.
Romney says he will grant waivers to states wanting to opt out of the law, while Perry says that he would overturn the law by executive order. Bachmann called both plans naive and said a "full scale repeal" of the law can only happen through Congressional action.
On a host of issues abortion, taxes, same-sex marriage, foreign aid and the federal judiciary Bachmann portrayed herself as "the candidate you can trust in office."