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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FloatingRock is listening to sirens if he thinks Gary Johnson can win. Hope you can still float after you jump overboard.

Steve Z on June 28, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Well if you support Obamacare then go ahead and vote for one of the only two politicians in the history of America that created it.

FloatingRock on June 28, 2012 at 1:15 PM

What incentive is there for Mitt Romney to waste time and political capital attempting to kill Obamacare, a government program that is modeled after one of his very own design (and one which he remains exuberantly proud of), when the people who are demanding that he do so will vote for him unconditionally anyway? what does he stand to gain from this course of action?

Armin Tamzarian on June 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Because he knows in his heart of hearts it will destroy the economy and hence, the nation. He really cares about the country, as opposed to O who only wants to stick it to the man…

Pest on June 28, 2012 at 1:16 PM

I remain skeptical. There’s conflicting information about whether they can repeal with 51 Senate votes. Because if they can’t, we need Romney to win and a Senate majority with the political courage to use the nuclear option. I just don’t see that. This sounds like lip service to me, something that they will use to garner political capital, but in the end will not follow through on.

And years down the road, when the Democrats return to power, they will simply repeal any repeal. There’s nothing blocking them. I refuse to buy into all the sugar-coated spin.

TheLastBrainLeft on June 28, 2012 at 12:51 PM

There will be enough “DINOS” to repeal. I know one from WV will if he wants to keep his job…

William Eaton on June 28, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Pest on June 28, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Someone also suggested that, 4 months before a national referendum on ObamaCare, Roberts was loathe to repeal it. Though I abhor such political considerations by the Supremes, that was the effect of the ruling — a comment on a policy central to the choice people will make in the November Presidential election.

Paul-Cincy on June 28, 2012 at 1:16 PM

One thing’s for sure. Conservatives can vote for Romney with full assurance that he will never author healthcare legislation requiring an individual mandate.

inthemiddle on June 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

A friend points out one other thing — go back to 2009. Olympia Snowe was the deciding vote to get Obamacare out of the Senate Committee. Had she voted no, we’d not be here now.

Romney is just another east coast ‘Republican’ that has no problem growing government. the Libertarian movement is gaining members today

burserker on June 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

That’s a certainty. I’m still voting for him because he’ll expand it less than Obama, but he’ll expand it. I’m hoping for a conservative primary challenge in 2016.

Bitter Clinger on June 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM

If Romney doesn’t repeal Obamacaretax he will definitely face a primary challenge. If he get’s elected we the people and what true conservatives that are in congress must pressure him. He might not lose but a primary will damage him like Carter.

midgeorgian on June 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Armin Tamzarian on June 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Well, what do you suggest? Don’t vote for him unless he wins the election and repeals it? How do you think that would work?

The only thing left to do is get Obama the f*ck out of there, and then be as loud and demanding as the leftists are. Voting is not enough. Make a stink.

Night Owl on June 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Well, dont forget that in 2014, the crop of Senators up for Democrats is the 2008 class. There will be a lot of Democrats up who will risk a Ben Nelson/Claire MacCaskill fate if they dont over-turn Obamacare. So, you might be able to peel off some of these Dems. If not, you defund it for 2 years, get a majority in 2014, and repeal it immediately thereafter.

Either way, even if they cant do it with 51 votes come January, they will have a chance to repeal this by January 2015, at the latest.

milcus on June 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Except wasn’t this supposed to be defunded, gutted, neutered in various ways just from our controlling the House? Sure if we win in November, we can repeal either from 51 Senate seats, or from peeling off the Landrieus and Pryors scared of their seat in 2014. But do you trust McConnell to actually do so? Or is this all just lip service in order to keep us fired up while nothing actually gets done?

Meanwhile the House will vote to repeal in two weeks. It will be exactly the sort of show that one can expect to be put on. A nice symbolic vote that doesn’t mean a damn thing in the end, from a Congress with all of the resolve needed to sell out Keystone for the sake of a bike path.

In short if you want me to see anything close to a silver lining then that involves my believing for even the slightest that a future government will actually do anything remotely resembling repeal. I just don’t see it.

Gingotts on June 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Count me in. If there are still elections in 2016, it will be the first time that I knowingly vote for a Democrat in my life.

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Lots of people lining up early for the Cuomo 2016 bandwagon, eh?

Good Solid B-Plus on June 28, 2012 at 1:18 PM

P.S. I’m so upset, I can’t even watch the coverage of this ongoing Statist disaster.

My shoulders are in knots.

Our country is at the point of no return.

God help her and us.

OhEssYouCowboys on June 28, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Here’s the solution. Email/post/tweet/stand on a street corner in a battleground state/call from the phones/march/door-to-door fliers/etc.

Whatever it takes: FIGHT, VOTE, DEFEAT OBAMA!!

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 1:18 PM

It was passed throught budget reconciliation, so supposedly can be repealed that way.

budget reconciliation is for tax issues. when the republicans tried to prevent it the parliamentarian took the broad view of tax issues.
Now John Roberts says it is a tax. 51 votes will do it.

gerrym51 on June 28, 2012 at 1:19 PM

This just in ……………

House Republicans decide not to take a vote on holding AG Holder in contempt. Speaking before the entire house John Boehner said “We’re really sorry Eric, you are an awesome lawyer and all-around great guy”.

…… nothing would surprise me after today.

fogw on June 28, 2012 at 1:19 PM

What incentive is there for Mitt Romney to waste time and political capital attempting to kill Obamacare, a government program that is modeled after one of his very own design (and one which he remains exuberantly proud of), when the people who are demanding that he do so will vote for him unconditionally anyway? what does he stand to gain from this course of action?

Armin Tamzarian on June 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM

He knows if he doesn’t repeal Obamacare he will be either primaried or will face a 3rd party.

midgeorgian on June 28, 2012 at 1:19 PM

the Republican party is 90% RINO; true conservatives are becoming Libertarians

burserker on June 28, 2012 at 1:19 PM

There has been too much milk-soppish behavior, too many Mobys, too many Trolls around here.

November 6th is OUR time, people.

The Giant is awake…and he’s angry.

Mount up,Conservatives. Let’s ride!

kingsjester on June 28, 2012 at 1:20 PM

One thing’s for sure. Conservatives can vote for Romney with full assurance that he will never author healthcare legislation requiring an individual mandate.

inthemiddle on June 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

You’re right. Because that would be the job of Congress.

Won’t happen.

Chuck Schick on June 28, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Except wasn’t this supposed to be defunded, gutted, neutered in various ways just from our controlling the House? Sure if we win in November, we can repeal either from 51 Senate seats, or from peeling off the Landrieus and Pryors scared of their seat in 2014. But do you trust McConnell to actually do so? Or is this all just lip service in order to keep us fired up while nothing actually gets done?

not to sound arbitrary but if you don’t trust mitt or mitch you know Obama is not going to repeal it.

gerrym51 on June 28, 2012 at 1:20 PM

What incentive is there for Mitt Romney to waste time and political capital attempting to kill Obamacare, a government program that is modeled after one of his very own design (and one which he remains exuberantly proud of), when the people who are demanding that he do so will vote for him unconditionally anyway? what does he stand to gain from this course of action?

Armin Tamzarian on June 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Because if he doesn’t, he’s a lame dead duck right from the start of his Presidency. If the Senate has a Republican majority and fails to do the heavy lifting, the majority will again be the minority in 2014. Likewise the House. Romney has just tied repeal of Obamacare to his campaign in the most emphatic way he can (he’s no orator), by making his pronouncement for the umpteenth time immediately following the release of the SCOTUS decision.

de rigueur on June 28, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Armin Tamzarian on June 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM

.
Because now its a “Tax”, not a Health Care mandate.

Tax hike anyone ?

FlaMurph on June 28, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Meant to mention this earlier, but Rush just has. And that is the BOCrap Bill authorizes several billion dollars for IRS expansion to enforce the bill and the hiring of 16,000 new IRS agents.

Not only are we forced to pay up, we will have a truly close, and very personal relationship with the most hated Federal agency.

This bill was never, ever about health care. It’s about power and domination over the citzenry. It’s about turning us all into Russian serfs.

No, Floating Rock, I will NOT vote for Gary Johnson. I’m voting for Romney and supporting – more importantly – candidates for Congress and Senate who will hold his feet to the fire.

Cody1991 on June 28, 2012 at 1:21 PM

The poor? Hardly. The middle class are the ones who are going to be taking it up the rear with this new trillion-dollar “tax.” The poor will continue to get subsidies, as always, paid for by the taxpayers.

One of the big drivers of this debacle was the left’s desire to get more taxpayer-funded medical care for millions of illegal aliens, who now have to go to the ER for their “free” healthcare in the U.S. (unless they’re among the thousands who’ve obtained Medicaid cards using phony ID’s). Now illegals can buy private insurance, using their taxpayer-funded subsidies or “tax credits,” and the middle class will be picking up the tab, through higher premiums for their own insurance, and/or higher taxes.

Just more “social justice” re-distribution of America’s wealth to the Third World.

AZCoyote on June 28, 2012 at 1:13 PM

I’m in the middle class but I’m feeling a whole lot poorer. I just wanted to shove it back at intheouthouse.

Bitter Clinger on June 28, 2012 at 1:22 PM

One thing’s for sure. Conservatives can vote for Romney with full assurance that he will never author healthcare legislation requiring an individual mandate.

if he did congress would have to vote for it. On a serious note Mitt
has said mandates are up to individual statse-like massachusetts.

I think if a state wanted a similiar plan a President Romney would not oppose and individual state doing it.

gerrym51 on June 28, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Because he knows in his heart of hearts it will destroy the economy and hence, the nation. He really cares about the country, as opposed to O who only wants to stick it to the man…

Pest on June 28, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Get real. Mitt Romney is a hardcore technocrat, just like Obama. Why is it so hard to see that in Mitt Romney’s world, government is always the answer? He will do nothing to shrink the size of government. It would go against every fiber of his being.

Well, what do you suggest? Don’t vote for him unless he wins the election and repeals it? How do you think that would work?

Conservatives refusing to vote for a liberal Republican en masse would be a good start. It would send a message to the Republican power brokers that we won’t blindly accept whoever they anoint as presidential nominee.

Armin Tamzarian on June 28, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Obamacare calculator. Don’t forget to put in “no” for employer plan available. It will be cheaper for them all to drop health insurance benefits and pay the fine, that is, any health insurance companies even survive.

txhsmom on June 28, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Here’s the solution. Email/post/tweet/stand on a street corner in a battleground state/call from the phones/march/door-to-door fliers/etc.

Whatever it takes: FIGHT, VOTE, DEFEAT OBAMA!!

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I live in Oklahoma. We’re the eye of conservatism. The other States are my concern, and they are out of my hands.

OhEssYouCowboys on June 28, 2012 at 1:24 PM

This just in ……………

House Republicans decide not to take a vote on holding AG Holder in contempt. Speaking before the entire house John Boehner said “We’re really sorry Eric, you are an awesome lawyer and all-around great guy”.

…… nothing would surprise me after today.

fogw on June 28, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Scared me for a second. Here I was listening to the debate underway right now that will lead up to the vote.

Holder will be the first AG to be voted in contempt of Congress in U.S. history. Will make a nice ending to an otherwise grim day. And a nice beginning to knocking down the Administration’s Fast and Furious stonewall

de rigueur on June 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Kingsjester
don’t you mean lock,load and mount up…….Lets ride……….;)

angrymike on June 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Except wasn’t this supposed to be defunded, gutted, neutered in various ways just from our controlling the House?

Gingotts on June 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

NO. People have such short memories. Everyone knew that just winning the house back would not allow the Republicans to push anything through. The battle cry at the time was to put a wrench into the works.

Night Owl on June 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Romney will repeal ObamaCare. He has no other choice if he wants to save the economy.

William Eaton on June 28, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Biggest TAX INCREASE in World History.

And please, I don’t know of anyone here that has been more ANTI-MITT than I have been. I can’t count the times I posted the “I’m a Progressive” videos from his campaign for Gov or when he was running against Kennedy but you do what you have to do.

I didn’t vote for Mitt in the primary and I’m not voting for Obama by voting for the non-Romney.

Suck it up, deal with it and do the best that we can.

MITT 2012.

Now, it’s all about defeating ObamaCare and the crushing taxes and bankruptcy of the United States under FREEBIECARE for the tens of millions that will NEVER WORK (and the millions that will be heading across the Southern border now that he’s taken out Arizona).

Do what we must. Defeat Obama.

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Contempt vote on Holder is about to take place. MSM tonight “what contempt vote?”

midgeorgian on June 28, 2012 at 1:27 PM

If…IF…I vote for Romney…and he expands government in any way…I’ll vote for his opponent in 2016, guaranteed.

MadisonConservative on June 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM

That’s the spirit, MC! Do what you gotta do! I’m with ya.

SailorMark on June 28, 2012 at 1:27 PM

I’m pretty sure Romney’s November prospects just went through the roof.

dczombie on June 28, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Regardless of how people planned to vote in the Presidential election prior to this ruling, Rasmussen’s polls on repealing OCare have been an extremely consistent 55/40 (within 2%) for REPEAL for over two years now.

This was the issue that “wakened the sleeping giant” in 2010 that started the Tea Party and gained 63 Republican seats in the House. Some of those 55% might have put up with Obama without ObamaCare, but they now know that the only way to get rid of ObamaCare is to get rid of Obama.

The 55% “silent majority” will be silent no longer, and they will sweep Romney and a Republican Senate into power this November.

Chief Justice Roberts’ “tax” set a match to the powder keg…

Steve Z on June 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Here’s the solution. Email/post/tweet/stand on a street corner in a battleground state/call from the phones/march/door-to-door fliers/etc.

Whatever it takes: FIGHT, VOTE, DEFEAT OBAMA!!

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I live in Oklahoma. We’re the eye of conservatism. The other States are my concern, and they are out of my hands.

OhEssYouCowboys on June 28, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Do you have the internet in Oklahoma?

Do you have feet?

Do you have a Facebook account?

Do you Tweet?

Do you know Moderates or independents?

Do what you can, nothing is too small.

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM

He’s right and as soon as I have 10 minutes to spare today – he’s getting some of my $$$ as well.

gophergirl on June 28, 2012 at 1:30 PM

OK Mitt, you’re elected and it’s your first day as President, what specific steps, that the Democrats can’t stop with a “hold” or a filibuster, do you take to repeal or gut ObamaCare?

RJL on June 28, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Well if you support Obamacare then go ahead and vote for one of the only two politicians in the history of America that created it.

FloatingRock on June 28, 2012 at 1:15 PM

This is the TruCon position.

There is literally no difference between Romney and Obama.

That is laughable on the face of it but by all means vote your vaunted principles.

CorporatePiggy on June 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

OK Mitt, you’re elected and it’s your first day as President, what specific steps, that the Democrats can’t stop with a “hold” or a filibuster, do you take to repeal or gut ObamaCare?

mitt has said day one he would issue waivers to all 50 states.

of course we need 51 votes in the senate

gerrym51 on June 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

the Republican party is 90% RINO; true conservatives are becoming Libertarians

burserker on June 28, 2012 at 1:19 PM

However most conservatives understand the Libertarian run parties lack the discipline and organizational skills to win political elections in America. The best hope is for the libertarian conservatives to take over the GOP machinery. Individualism is a wonderful thing, but sometimes you need to be able to organize, form alliances and compromise to win. See the American Revolution as an example.

William Eaton on June 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Willy McDole never said he would simply “repeal” ObamaCare – that’s a myth.

Every time – he’s said “Repeal and Replace”.

It’s the “replace” that Conservatives refuse to hear.

Pick your poison – RomneyCare or ObamaCare.

I choose ObamaCare – since both will sink this nation.

HondaV65 on June 28, 2012 at 1:34 PM

OK Mitt, you’re elected and it’s your first day as President, what specific steps, that the Democrats can’t stop with a “hold” or a filibuster, do you take to repeal or gut ObamaCare?

RJL on June 28, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Do an Obama and ignore the enforcement of the law…

William Eaton on June 28, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Well if you support Obamacare then go ahead and vote for one of the only two politicians in the history of America that created it.

FloatingRock on June 28, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Hey Sinking Stone:

If you want to see Obamacare repealed than we need to elect Romney. That’s not an opinion, it’s a FACT!

LevinFan on June 28, 2012 at 1:35 PM

If…IF…I vote for Romney…and he expands government in any way…I’ll vote for his opponent in 2016, guaranteed.

as long as Obama is out in 2012 vote anyway you want in 2016

gerrym51 on June 28, 2012 at 1:35 PM

HondaV65 on June 28, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Though you’re a jerkwad troll, I can’t blame you too much for picking one poison or another. Personally I could never willingly vote for this monstrosity…

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 1:36 PM

It’s really just that simple: We have got to get rid of President Obama.

“WE NEED TO ELECT REPUBLICANS TO OVERTURN THESE LAWS THAT REPUBLICAN SCOTUS APPOINTEES ARE FINDING CONSTITUTIONAL!!”

Or something!

LOL

LMFAO!!

HondaV65 on June 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

There’s little chance that Mittens is going to win; this guy had issues defeating Cain.

Illinidiva on June 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Though you’re a jerkwad troll, I can’t blame you too much for picking one poison or another. Personally I could never willingly vote for this monstrosity…

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 1:36 PM

I can tell you like me! ;)

Are you a girl? :D

HondaV65 on June 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Do you have the internet in Oklahoma?

Do you have feet?

Do you have a Facebook account?

Do you Tweet?

Do you know Moderates or independents?

Do what you can, nothing is too small.

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I’m not walking to Colorado, or to Michigan, et al.

I don’t use, or care to use, Facebook – as those in my circle don’t bother with it – including me. I, also, believe that it is, or will be, monitored.

I don’t use, or care to use, Twitter – as those in my circle don’t bother with it – including me. I, also, believe that it is, or will be, monitored.

I constantly speak out about the destruction of my country, to those I know – and I have since my days in law school ['80 to '83].

Any other ideas?

OhEssYouCowboys on June 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

How anyone can call themselves a conservative but willingly sit at home to allow Maobama to get reelected is beyond me!

Romney is not a Marxist!

You can fight all you want to elect conservatives to Congress but it does no good to get a repeal bill only to have Maobama veto it!

Answer this question:

Does anyone honestly think Romney would veto a repeal bill?? It would be political suicide, his entire campaign is now based on repeal!! If ROmney wanted any shot at reelection he’d have to sign it.

If you think Romney signs that repeal bill, then that’s all the reason you need to fully support him. Get him elected and then hold his feet to the fire!

LevinFan on June 28, 2012 at 1:39 PM

HondaV65 on June 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Hey, look! Angryed 2.0.

CurtZHP on June 28, 2012 at 1:39 PM

The outsourcer/offshorer candidate won’t do a damn thing to repeal. He authored this bill.

Imagine the debate now.

Sketch- I will repeal Obamacare.

Obama- bhuhahahahah. Oh my Sketch,didn’t know you were such a joker.

Uppereastside on June 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

If…IF…I vote for Romney…and he expands government in any way…I’ll vote for his opponent in 2016, guaranteed.

ONE MO TIME!

Name the last GOP President that DID NOT expand government? How far back do you have to go? Hoover maybe?

LOL

You’re still a believer in that “party of small government” crap?

That’s so cute!

HondaV65 on June 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

I can tell you like me! ;)

Are you a girl? :D

HondaV65 on June 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Sorry, you’ll have to stick to blowup dolls.

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Hey, look! Angryed 2.0.

CurtZHP on June 28, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Hey look! Ad Hominem Ver. 0.0!

LMFAO!!

HondaV65 on June 28, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Sorry, you’ll have to stick to blowup dolls.

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Or Korean girls. :D

HondaV65 on June 28, 2012 at 1:42 PM

HondaV65 on June 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

To this day, you still defend Christine O’Donnell. I don’t need to say more.

MadisonConservative on June 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Or Korean girls. :D

HondaV65 on June 28, 2012 at 1:42 PM

That too. I could easily imagine North Korean women being desperate enough to go for you; they live under conditions that make American ghettos look pleasant.

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

But do you trust McConnell to actually do so? Or is this all just lip service in order to keep us fired up while nothing actually gets done?

Gingotts on June 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

After what happened to Bob Bennett and Richard Lugar, I’d say he, like Orrin Hatch did, will “see the light” on this, as will enough Republicans to get to 51.

The Tea Party will still be around. Lugar thought they were a flash in the pan, and look what happened to him.

Wethal on June 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM

If…IF…I vote for Romney…and he expands government in any way…I’ll vote for his opponent in 2016, guaranteed.

MadisonConservative on June 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM

That’s a certainty. I’m still voting for him because he’ll expand it less than Obama, but he’ll expand it. I’m hoping for a conservative primary challenge in 2016.

Bitter Clinger on June 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM

I think he would have a primary challenger.

INC on June 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

The outsourcer/offshorer candidate won’t do a damn thing to repeal. He authored this bill.

Imagine the debate now.

Sketch- I will repeal Obamacare.

Obama- bhuhahahahah. Oh my Sketch,didn’t know you were such a joker.

Uppereastside on June 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Romney didn’t slash Medicare by half a trillion dollars on helpless seniors.

Obama did.

Romney didn’t raise over a trillion dollars in taxes on every American including the poor and the middle class- the very people you claim to protect.

Obama did.

Romney didn’t force every American to buy expensive coverage on ailments they don’t have.

Obama did.

Chuck Schick on June 28, 2012 at 1:48 PM

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

…well…no sh!t sketch!…these people from Harvard are brilliant/

KOOLAID2 on June 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

A friend points out one other thing — go back to 2009. Olympia Snowe was the deciding vote to get Obamacare out of the Senate Committee. Had she voted no, we’d not be here now.

Republicans will always betray you – RINOs and Republican-appointed judges.

bw222 on June 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM

What Roberts has done is allowed the people of the United States to decide the biggest change in our way of life in our history. If the people do not want Obamacare, the answer is easy, vote Obama out of office. If he is re-elected then the people are saying to keep Obamacare and they want socialism. It is now up to the American people whether we live under Obamacare or not.

volsense on June 28, 2012 at 1:56 PM

What Roberts has done is allowed the people of the United States to decide the biggest change in our way of life in our history. If the people do not want Obamacare, the answer is easy, vote Obama out of office. If he is re-elected then the people are saying to keep Obamacare and they want socialism. It is now up to the American people whether we live under Obamacare or not.

volsense on June 28, 2012 at 1:56 PM

I agree that everyone has a clear choice: vote to repeal Obamacare or not. It’s that simple.

Roberts however, ignored the responsibility of his position. Obamacare is unconstitutional and he disgraced himself by not doing his job. Roberts will go down in history as a leftist piece of trash.

LevinFan on June 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

HondaV65 on June 28, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I don’t think you understand the difference between politicians and prophets. Politicians get elected because they only go as far as the people are willing to go right now. Prophets fight for the future and get “stoned to death” by the people with the hope that one day the people will see the error of their ways.

Mitt Romney is the best politician that conservatives can get right now. If you want to vote for a “libertarian” prophet go right ahead but they won’t win elections in this country in 2012 or in 2016. Mitt Romney will move the country in the right direction, not as far as I would want, but I realize right now the majority of the people are not wanting to go where I want to go. He will do a good enough job to keep the ship afloat so it can be saved at some point in the future. Another Obama term might send us all to Davy Jones’ locker before we even get to 2016…

William Eaton on June 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Do what we must. Defeat Obama.

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Won’t argue with you on this. Nor the rest of your post. I’m with you. Once my candidate lost in the primaries (lost my home state) I figured I gave it my best shot and turned my vote to Romney. He’s it, folks. Like it or not, we have to rely on getting Obama the f**k out of office if we want a sliver’s chance of turning the tide. Period.

totherightofthem on June 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Can Republicans use the same logic the Dems use to do the same thing?

Can they make everyone buy a gun or face a penalty because everyone has a right to protection?

Pcoop on June 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

I never donate to campaigns
I usually vote libertarian or other third party in prez elections
I don’t allow yard signs, and I don’t get into political arguments with nonrelatives
I’ve been really lukewarm about Romney.

But today, I donated to Mitt’s campaign. And I will do it again.

also, I am a doctor.

DopLar on June 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

DopLar on June 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Will pray for you. Medical professions are going to get clobbered the worst.

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM

What incentive is there for Mitt Romney to waste time and political capital attempting to kill Obamacare, a government program that is modeled after one of his very own design (and one which he remains exuberantly proud of), when the people who are demanding that he do so will vote for him unconditionally anyway? what does he stand to gain from this course of action?

Armin Tamzarian on June 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Because 49 other states should have their own say in whether they want what Massachusetts has or not and Obama isn’t giving them that choice.

Daemonocracy on June 28, 2012 at 2:21 PM

I never donate to campaigns
I usually vote libertarian or other third party in prez elections
I don’t allow yard signs, and I don’t get into political arguments with nonrelatives
I’ve been really lukewarm about Romney.

But today, I donated to Mitt’s campaign. And I will do it again.

also, I am a doctor.

DopLar on June 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

That’s one of the best endorsements I’ve heard for Romney!

Obama is ruining the country for everyone. It’s time to wake up and get involved. Good for you sir!!

LevinFan on June 28, 2012 at 2:22 PM

If we don’t want Romneycare, we must not let Romney win.

inthemiddle on June 28, 2012 at 12:51 PM

And then Obamacare goes on unraveling our Republic forever.

kirkill on June 28, 2012 at 2:24 PM

the Republican party is 90% RINO; true conservatives are becoming Libertarians

burserker on June 28, 2012 at 1:19 PM

GTFO
We won’t miss you. We’re too busy rearing up for November.

thebrokenrattle on June 28, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Should Roberts have voted the way he did? No. He should have joined the other 4, and killed ObamaCare completely.

However, he did refrain from further screwing the Constitution, and he put limits on the Commerce Clause. And he put the ball in our court:

You don’t like the Individual Mandate? Fine. Vote Republican, in every race on your ballot.

Not willing to do that, then don’t claim you oppose the IM.

Binary solution set. Either vote Republican, or admit you don’t care about the Individual mandate. Because any vote for any non-Republican in a House, Senate, or the Presidential race is a vote for ObamaCare and the Individual Mandate.

Will we have to keep the heat on the Republicans after the election? Probably. So what? Grow up, that’s life. You don’t just get to vote on one day, then ignore everything the politicians do for the next 2 – 6 years.

There’s no chance of repeal if Obama is re-elected. If you want ObamaCare repealed, vote for Romney. If you don’t vote for Romney, and claim that you’re opposed to ObamaCare is pure BS. Because no one else is going to win, and repeal ObamaCare.

Greg Q on June 28, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Hey, look! Angryed 2.0.

CurtZHP on June 28, 2012 at 1:39 PM

angryed was actually HondaV65 2.0

HondaV65 is the original TruCon troll

thebrokenrattle on June 28, 2012 at 2:32 PM

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

…well…no sh!t sketch!…these people from Harvard are brilliant/

KOOLAID2 on June 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

In all fairness, that wasn’t for us. He now has us. It was for the idiots and low information voters.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 2:32 PM

I live in Oklahoma. We’re the eye of conservatism. The other States are my concern, and they are out of my hands.

OhEssYouCowboys on June 28, 2012 at 1:24 PM

I completely understand how you feel. I’m in Lubbock, Tx…there is literally nothing I can do.

maables on June 28, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Except wasn’t this supposed to be defunded, gutted, neutered in various ways just from our controlling the House? Sure if we win in November, we can repeal either from 51 Senate seats, or from peeling off the Landrieus and Pryors scared of their seat in 2014. But do you trust McConnell to actually do so? Or is this all just lip service in order to keep us fired up while nothing actually gets done?

Meanwhile the House will vote to repeal in two weeks. It will be exactly the sort of show that one can expect to be put on. A nice symbolic vote that doesn’t mean a damn thing in the end, from a Congress with all of the resolve needed to sell out Keystone for the sake of a bike path.

In short if you want me to see anything close to a silver lining then that involves my believing for even the slightest that a future government will actually do anything remotely resembling repeal. I just don’t see it.

Gingotts on June 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Bingo. Any time between now and 2016 that the GOP feels the need to fire up some more rube votes, they’ll be bringing out the old “repeal and replace” garbage while doing nothing really to do either.

If…IF…I vote for Romney…and he expands government in any way…I’ll vote for his opponent in 2016, guaranteed.

MadisonConservative on June 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM

That’s a certainty. I’m still voting for him because he’ll expand it less than Obama, but he’ll expand it. I’m hoping for a conservative primary challenge in 2016.

Bitter Clinger on June 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM

I think he would have a primary challenger.

INC on June 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Oh, like hell he would. If Romney wins, we’d get the same old get-in-line browbeating garbage in 2016. “You don’t want the commies to win, do ya!!! You really want to tear apart our beloved GOP???? And all just to nominate some unelectable TrueCon… Filthy commie bastard…”

By the way, if one more ‘bot shrieks at me about “SCOTUS!!!!!!”

ddrintn on June 28, 2012 at 2:58 PM

From now on I will be referring to the monstrosity as ObamascareTAX and will be pointing out in every mention of it that it’s the biggest TAX in history to ever be foisted upon any people anywhere.

stukinIL4now on June 28, 2012 at 3:07 PM

The Obamacare Tax can be repealed through reconciliation. No tax, no mandate.

rockmom on June 28, 2012 at 3:19 PM

We’ll call it the Obamatax until November and see how popular it is.

Wagthatdog on June 28, 2012 at 3:26 PM

I want to believe Romney when he says that his first order of business is to repeal obamacare but i can’t

my fear is that a day or two after he’s elected,he gives a speech about how the health care fight has ripped this country apart and he is going to reach across the aisle to find a compromise in the interest of healing the country

analog kid on June 28, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Vote straight Republican ballot, in November, 2012!!!!

Republican President
Republican Senators
Republican Representatives!

DixT on June 28, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Biggest TAX INCREASE in World History.

And please, I don’t know of anyone here that has been more ANTI-MITT than I have been. I can’t count the times I posted the “I’m a Progressive” videos from his campaign for Gov or when he was running against Kennedy but you do what you have to do.

I didn’t vote for Mitt in the primary and I’m not voting for Obama by voting for the non-Romney.

Suck it up, deal with it and do the best that we can.

MITT 2012.

Now, it’s all about defeating ObamaCare and the crushing taxes and bankruptcy of the United States under FREEBIECARE for the tens of millions that will NEVER WORK (and the millions that will be heading across the Southern border now that he’s taken out Arizona).

Do what we must. Defeat Obama.

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 1:27 PM

This was me, too, perhaps without posting links to anti Romney videos. I just kept accusing Romney of hiding under his desk while Palin was leading the conservative charge and taking the arrows on issues.

HOWEVER, I am no longer “just going to vote for Romney”. I don’t have the extra funds right now to donate to his campaign (just starting my own insurance agency and I need clients, so any hotair peeps in MI who want to help a new business owner, please contact me at my screen name here at yahoo dot com and I will contact you to talk to you about coverage), but now I am actually going to VOLUNTEER to help Romney win. I have never done that before.

I actually think Roberts is sly like a fox. He just told Americans that we, as citizens, are responsible for the outcome of our elections. He said it is not the job of SCOTUS to fix a bad law, but we need to hold Congress accountable.

I predict another tidal wave of red this year. This is a blessing in disguise.

And we CAN repeal this in the Senate. It hasn’t been defunded yet because Reid knows that by not passing a budget since 2009, the continuing resolutions keep funding at 2009 levels that INCLUDE the stimulous dollars. So we can’t get anything defunded until a new budget is passed.

I am optimistic. I thought before today, I would be curled up into a ball and crying while hiding under my bed if this was upheld. Instead, I feel like a warrior princess. WE WILL DEFEAT THEM!!!!!!!!

karenhasfreedom on June 28, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Conservatives refusing to vote for a liberal Republican en masse would be a good start. It would send a message to the Republican power brokers that we won’t blindly accept whoever they anoint as presidential nominee.

Armin Tamzarian

Right….because that worked out so well in 2008. Hey, I know, let’s do it again, and maybe we can get cap and trade, and maybe even full blown open borders out of it.

Folks like you send a message alright……message being that democrats aren’t the only stupid voters out there.

By the way, I have a newsflash for you…..no one anointed Romney as our nominee. Like it or not, he was voted into that position by primary voters. Now we can either elect the man and hope for the best, or surrender to stupidity and settle for the worst.

xblade on June 28, 2012 at 4:24 PM

By the way, if one more ‘bot shrieks at me about “SCOTUS!!!!!!”…

ddrintn

Yeah, we should forget about trying to get more Conservatives on the court. Today’s bogus decision made it clear we have all the votes we need to stop unconstitutional legislation.

Sheesh….

xblade on June 28, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Yeah, we should forget about trying to get more Conservatives on the court. Today’s bogus decision made it clear we have all the votes we need to stop unconstitutional legislation.

Sheesh….

xblade on June 28, 2012 at 4:37 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

My husband and I argued about Mitt’s speech after the ruling. He says that Romney wasn’t “energetic” enough….I think that Mitt said what needed to be said. He spoke plainly and simply and that is good enough for me. We need obaba OUT ….I had enough “energy” with hopeychangey’s pre-election nonsense.
That said I am really tired of the lesser of 2 evils elections.

redlucy on June 28, 2012 at 5:31 PM

There will be no repeal forget it, that is a pipedream guys. Second mitt is not going to win, Obama get another 4 years there are more no producers then producers. They don’t care about the taxes they don’t pay any

Conservative4ev on June 28, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve just done something I’ve never done before in my 66 years. I went to Romney’s Website and kicked in $50.00. I’m not a fan of Romney, but we have to do something. I’m so sick of this administration that some days I fear I’m going to go crazy before they’re out of power.

HSmith on June 28, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Frankly, I never gave a SC strikedown much chance — if you can use the tax system to give money to people who have kids, give to charity, or buy a house (or a car), you can use the tax system to give money to people that buy insurance. Heck, we already do that, in an unfair way. Obamacare is an awful law, but, until you are ready to make the crap we pull with the tax code unconstitutional, the “mandate” passes constitutional muster.
Now, forcing companies to pay for per-existing conditions — that could definitely be unconstitutional. If the government wants to pay for it out of tax revenues, that’s one (awful) thing, but forcing companies to pay?

Count to 10 on June 28, 2012 at 6:40 PM

People should remember that Romney is on the record as wanting to fix the best parts of Obamacare and repeal the worst.

He’s also said he still supports Federal mandates and would not repeal the Individual Mandate if elected President.

If Romney is elected, he will institutionalize Obamacare.

sartana on June 28, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I choose ObamaCare – since both will sink this nation.

HondaV65 on June 28, 2012 at 1:34 PM

You are a traitor to the country, that’s all.

V7_Sport on June 28, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Unbelievable. I never expected Roberts to be the Judas of the group. Even Kennedy sided with the right.

Now it’s up to us to get this thing repealed. November.

dukecitygirl on June 28, 2012 at 7:29 PM

If Romney is elected, he will institutionalize Obamacare.

sartana on June 28, 2012 at 7:28 PM

He has vowed to repeal it. Full stop.

V7_Sport on June 28, 2012 at 7:29 PM

I remember reading a comment on this site a few years ago by a regular, “Jelly Toast”, I think, who had a dream that the American people surrounded the Capitol, watching the Republicans working feverishly as if to “save a patient”, working silently and grimly. He said Pelosi, Obama and Reid were gone.

I always remembered that comment. I wonder if it was a prescient dream?

dukecitygirl on June 28, 2012 at 7:32 PM

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