Romney: If we want to get rid of ObamaCare, we have to get rid of Obama

posted at 12:47 pm on June 28, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

There have been all kinds of opinions on Mitt Romney’s handling of Monday’s Supreme Court ruling over SB 1070, but I’m having a hard time imagining any of his supporters are going to take too much umbrage with this one. It’s really just that simple: We have got to get rid of President Obama.

Romney added: “Obamacare was bad policy yesterday. It’s bad policy today. Obamacare was bad law yesterday. It’s bad law today.”

This presidential election is “a choice,” Romney said. “You can choose whether you want to have a larger and larger government, more and more intrusive in your life, separating you and your doctor, whether you’re comfortable with more deficits, higher debt that we will pass onto the coming generations. [Or] whether you’re willing to have the government put in place a plan that potentially causes you to lose the insurance that you like or whether instead you want to return to a time when the American people will have their own choice in health care, where consumers will be able to make share choices as to what kind of health insurance they want.”

“This is the time of choice for the American people,” Romney said.

Romney concluded: “Help us. Help us defeat Obamacare. Help us defeat the liberal agenda that makes government too big, too intrusive and is killing jobs across this great country.”

Yep, that pretty much sums it up. As Ed noted earlier, donations to Mitt Romney’s campaign exploded in the hour following the Supreme Court’s announcement on the individual mandate — and seeing as how the majority of Americans have made it clear that they are most definitively not okay with the idea of the individual mandate, regardless of whether it’s a tax or falls under the commerce clause or what have you, I think this is only going to continue to help his campaign.


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If Romney is elected, he will institutionalize Obamacare.

sartana on June 28, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Don’t be silly.

dukecitygirl on June 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Oh yeah, we definitely need a few more Robertses and I guess Mitt’s just the guy to give us a few. Sheesh…

ddrintn on June 28, 2012 at 5:11 PM

That’s helpful. Would you prefer Obama’s selections?

For all intents and purposes Roberts was conservative until today.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 7:41 PM

At a book signing event last year, Romney was asked by Robert Costa of National Review whether he intended to repeal the Individual Mandate if elected President and Romney responded “No”. Romney went on to say that without the Mandate that costs would spiral.

I’ve just spent a few minutes trying to locate the page, but it’s not coming up.

Remember the words of Norm Coleman, Mitt’s chief Healthcare adviser, that we would never repeal the bill entirely, but focus on fixing the good and throwing out the bad.

Romney himself has stated on at least two separate occasions in the last year, that he aims to fix the best and throw out the bad of Obamacare. He’s also reaffirmed comments he made in a debate in 2008 supporting Federal Mandates.

Politicians lie. Just as McCain lied about forever eschewing Amnesty in order to win the ’08 nomination, then immediately began making Amnesty promises to “Latino” groups once he got it.

Romney is lying when he promises to repeal the Bill.

sartana on June 28, 2012 at 8:02 PM

this is a response? this is the pathetic milquetoast we are going to put up against a raging rabid marxist.

i’ll follow from behind, thank you very much. let mitt lead the way LOL

renalin on June 28, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I just found what I was looking for. It wan not a post by Robert Costa, but Daniel Foster of National Review, who linked to a post by blogger Kavon Nikrad at Rightospere. The link to the origianl post by Nikrad at Rightosphere is dead, but here is Foster quoting it:

Yes, according to Rightosphere’s Kavon Nikrad, who asked Romney if he would repeal the individual mandate and the ban on exclusions for preexisting conditions:

I was one of the first in line to the book signing, and when my turn came I asked Gov. Romney if I could ask him a question. After he told me that this was OK, I posed the following question to him:

“You have stated your intention to spearhead the effort to repeal the ‘worst aspects’ of Obamacare, does this include the repeal of the individual mandate and pre-existing exclusion?”

The Governor’s answer:

“No.”

Gov. Romney went on to explain that he does not wish to repeal these aspects because of the deleterious effect it would have on those with pre-existing conditions in obtaining health insurance.

Second-hand to be sure, but if true, not a good sign for either Romney 2012 or the repeal effort.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/198139/did-romney-say-hed-keep-individual-mandate/daniel-foster

Daily Kos has video of Romney from April 2010, a month after Obamacare passed, saying that he intends to “repeal the bad, keep the good.”

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/12/19/1046943/-Video-surfaces-of-Mitt-Romney-opposing-total-repeal-of-Obamacare?via=blog_1

Norm Coleman obviously was not talking from his behind. Remember that Mittens appointed Obamacare supporter Mike Leavitt as his transition director.

Romney is lying about being committed to Full Repeal. In his Clintonian word-parsing way, Romney thinks he’s not lying as long as he intends to repeal part of it.

It’s the scam of the century and it’s happening right before our eyes.

sartana on June 28, 2012 at 8:27 PM

sartana on June 28, 2012 at 8:27 PM | Delete | Delete and Ban

You sure are working hard. So I guess you want Obama.

dukecitygirl on June 28, 2012 at 8:38 PM

sartana on June 28, 2012 at 8:27 PM

won’t hear a cogent defense from his supporters. they want us to believe he’s not obama.

today should open everyones eyes. you need a TRUE CONSERVATIVE not a “severely conservative” little beta male.

his supporters bludgeoned us by saying it would be his SCOTUS picks that would differentiate him from obama.

today. if you have eyes and brain. drop mitt pick Teh Chick

renalin on June 28, 2012 at 8:41 PM

If Romney is elected, he will institutionalize Obamacare.

sartana on June 28, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Don’t be silly.

dukecitygirl on June 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Nothing silly about it. It’s a rational possibility. We’ve certainly seen this kind of thing happen before, where progressives pass a sweeping program that becomes inviolate under a moderate.

tom on June 28, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Romney concluded: “Help us. Help us defeat Obamacare Romneycare. Help us defeat renew the liberal agenda that makes government too big, too intrusive and is killing jobs across this great country.

FIFY

DannoJyd on June 29, 2012 at 3:50 AM

Romney does not have the power to repeal ObamaCare, but he does have the power to issue a Executive Order providing each American a waiver from it. Just as Øbama’s union friends have received similar waivers from HHS.

Dasher on June 29, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Oh yeah, we definitely need a few more Robertses and I guess Mitt’s just the guy to give us a few. Sheesh…

ddrintn on June 28, 2012 at 5:11 PM
That’s helpful. Would you prefer Obama’s selections?

For all intents and purposes Roberts was conservative until today.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 7:41 PM | Delete | Delete and Ban

No, we need conservatives with cojones not who just talk a good game but walk the walk also. And that includes Romney, who seems to be more comfortable as an appeasing moderate that caves to democrats in the end. He talks like a conservative but it’s like listening to a robot. And his record shows that when the pressure’s on he caves. That will include SCOTUS appointees also. All the democrats have to do is rally and they’ll bulldoze him and we’ll end up with more Souters and Roberts etcha sketch types. We’ve got to accept the reality that we’re screwed either way.

mozalf on June 29, 2012 at 8:23 AM

His statement on this was flat. Absolutely flat. He didn’t even reference that small businesses will be laying people off to reach the 15 employee limit to avoid the tax. He didn’t mention the biggest tax increase in the history of the world. He didn’t mention that those with insurance plans will be LOSING their insurance. He didn’t mention that all this is being done to give illegal aliens health care and that much vaunted pre-existing condition meme? That applies to less than 1% of the population—and it won’t make any difference because no one will have health insurance, pre-existing condition or no.

I want you all the recall the leftist attacks over the last 4 years. I want you all to remember the call of Occupy Wall Street for right wingers to die, along with Jews and bankers. Remember the celebrations when Tony Snow died? Remember the call for Nancy Reagan to die a long and painful death? Remember the wishes to use Cheney’s heart as a football? Remember the attack by the IRS on Tea Party leaders and Republican contributors? Obama uses every piece of power he has to literally destroy anyone who opposes him. These are the people who will decide via their death panel exactly who gets health care.

George Soros and his ilk will decide who gets health care and who gets prosecuted for not buying “insurance” or paying the health tax.

Remember Congressman Gray and his “Republicans wants you to die quickly?” Looks like that’s just one more instance where the left “projects”—it’s Republicans who will be marked for death.

Portia46 on June 29, 2012 at 9:55 AM

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