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Daily Beast: "Mitt Romney's Empty Obamacare-Repeal Rhetoric"

An article from the Daily Beast I agree wholeheartedly with!

Mitt Romney’s Empty Obamacare-Repeal Rhetoric
by John Avlon Jun 29, 2012 6:12 AM EDT

"The presumptive Republican nominee was quick to promise a repeal of the health-care act if elected president, but he proposed no alternative—throwing out only the usual Medi-scare, deficit-bomb, and ‘government takeover’ bromides."

Link here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/06/29/mitt-romney...

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Proposed no alternative?

The best way to lower healthcare costs and enable more people to avail themselves of healthcare is to get the government out of all of it. No more medicaid, no more medicare, no more Romneycare, no more Obamacare. Eliminate all government involvement. Watch the costs go down. The insurance companies will have to compete for our business, it won't be the federal government pumping up their bottom line.

The taxpayer/government

The taxpayer/government codependency is permanent, regrettably.

Great Way Of Putting It

Taxpayer/government codependancy. Excellent.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard


changed topic

The Senate

Even if Romney were to be elected he can't repeal Obamacare. The Senate is the key. Without 60 votes in the Senate any bill to repeal Obamacare will not get a floor vote. So it matters not if the Republicans control the House and the Presidency. Without the dreaded super majority Obamacare is here to stay.

Did the "daily beast" ever

Did the "daily beast" ever formally announce support for Ron Paul?

If not then the rest of this is just bullshit. If so my apologies for lumping them in the same category as the rest of the phonies.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution


would never repeal anything. He was for this monster from day one. He is a flip flopper remember?

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

He is a liar and the leader of a syndicated crime ring to

rig this election. His boy CHARLIE is on tape many times passing out the fake slates in more that one state and he is on Romney's payroll. A Notre Dame graduate....obviously--he and Romney share religious values.


The Romneybot 2012 is

The Romneybot 2012 is designed not to offend anyone. It is built to tell people what they want to hear in order to get elected. We did this with our amazing new technology-the blandinator. We programmed it to have absolutely no beliefs, principles or passion about anything other than to get elected and once in to do whatever his "experts" tell him to. Experts of course being the CIA, the military, the pharmaceutical, oil and insurance lobbies.

Let's just look at the Romneybot 2012 in action shall we?

“So Governor Romney, do you prefer chocolate or vanilla ice cream?”
“Well...they're both really good flavors and that's the great thing about America, we can have a choice of both of these great American flavors.”

Wow, what a politician! The average voter will be left with the impression that only in America and no other country can people enjoy the choice of both flavors thus subtly teaching the doctrine of American exceptionalism!

Did you notice how the Romneybot 2012 not only evaded an answer to the question but it managed to glorify America and even credit both chocolate and vanilla with being exclusively American! This makes the Romneybot 2012 very convincing with stupid people who are easily swayed by patriotic rhetoric and who by experts estimate make up more than 2/3rds of all voters! Wow what a product!

What would happen if someone

What would happen if someone could snip one or two of the Romneybot's wiring?

RON PAUL 2012 * Restore America * Bring The Troops Home

Any major malfunction of the

Any major malfunction of the Romneybot could result in any number of disasters for the Republican party. In an extreme case the Romneybot might even publicly concede that Ron Paul is the only hope for America.If that happened of course the CIA would have to put him down.

Of course the CIA meaning the

Of course the CIA meaning the "Consumer Information Association"...

Listen to your gut...

when you listen to Romney. I was on the road when I heard the bad news...then I heard Romney's response, on the radio. My gut thought was, WTF!, where is the passion and outrage that I have in my voice as I scream alone in my car??!!
Your gut will tell you, he is shallow talking head machine for TPTB!
What the hell is going on and can we be saved?


We need to all start calling Romneycare instead of Obamacare. We need to really drill the point that this was Mitt Romney's baby when he was governor of Massachusetts. If you keep saying Romneycare, Romneycare, Romneycare, it's really going to start sticking in the heads of people that are going to vote for him.



It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

It's a miracle of good

It's a miracle of good government... It just pays for itself!

Just sent this to my father...

He seems to think that Romney will actually do something about the economy. He says that if Obama is re-elected the country will financially collapse. He also thinks Romney will actually repeal Obamacare; yah, like it's entirely his decision, but even if it was we all know he wouldn't.

If Obama is reelected the

If Obama is reelected the country WILL financially collapse. The only thing is that it will collapse if Romney is elected as well.


Tell you father that the economy is going to collapse no matter

what, so we can be merged into the NWO.

Insurance companies, like banks are suckups to the PTB. I find it hard to believe R. will repeal that as the stockholders will not let it happen. The only way it MIGHT happen is if they just decide to delay the collapse so GEORGE SOROS can bet more money on the future collapse so he can clean up even more.....


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Yet, if they asked Ron Paul...

They would not only get a clear cut answer, but one that he has been consistent about his whole career. No one would wonder if he was going to go back on his work once he's president.

But, well...he's not electable. Just the one who gives empty promises and the one that no one really knows if he'll follow through on anything...yea, that's who I want as president (enter sarcastic eye roll here).

"The New American" has a very

"The New American" has a very good article titled:

"Constitutional Defiance: Romney Says He'll Repeal ObamaCare"

This spells out the situation quite clearly.


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Yes, that's a great article - nice catch.

Soon we'll start hearing how it's the fault of that stupid document called the Constitution that's "preventing" Romney from repealing Obamacare. After all, he's a man of his word as we all know, right?

He doesn't have an alternative because he is not going to do it

Remember Obama saying he would close Guantanamo Bay and immediately bring our troops home as soon as he got in office? Obama said "you can take that to the bank."

Romney is lying to get elected. Isn't that obvious? Why, Why, Why do people keep falling FOR LIES????

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

And Dipmitt said he wanted to

And Dipmitt said he wanted to "double Guantanamo".

He playing politics

He will not repeal it, he may say he will, but if elected it will get brushed under the rug.

So true... take a look at

So true... take a look at Romney's pick for his Presidential transition team... and likely his future chief of staff. Michael Leavitt - lover of Obamacare.


Make a separate thread for that Cato article!

It calls a spade a spade. And that spade is Spend & Tax, Keynesian Romney.

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Yep. Here was Romneys chance....

To look different but how can he when he invented the same plan? Obama Romney are a joke!

You can generally tell a

You can generally tell a publication leans establishment if they open their articles with the cliche words of "The presumptive Republican nominee..." and Mitt Romney.