There is an old political joke. What is the difference between a Democrat and a Republican? With a Democrat you get more of the same. With a Republican you get less of the same.
Mitt Romney raised $4.6 million in the first 24 hours after the Obamacare tax decision from the Supreme Court. Yet now are we seeing signs that we will simply get less of the same when it comes of for repeal?
Mitt Romney has been saying he would repeal Obamacare. Yet he has been a champion for Romneycare.
Now, when the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare as a tax, Romney jumped into action. He said, “What the Court did not do on its last day in session, I will do on my first day if elected President of the United States. And that is I will act to repeal Obamacare.”
To say I am nervous about him would be an understatement.
Unfortunately there is an old Republican trick. They promise they will vote on an issue that is of great importance to conservatives. That vote is held and they are able to go back to their states and their districts, telling their constituents, “I voted for (fill in the blank) just the way you wanted me to,” knowing good and well the vote was meaningless.
Further on in his speech Romney said, “For all those reasons, it's important for us to repeal and replace Obamacare. What are some of the things that we'll keep in place, and must be in place, in a reform, a real reform, of our healthcare system? One, we have to make sure that people who want to keep their current insurance will be able to do so. Having 20 million people, up to that number of people, lose the insurance they want, is simply unacceptable. Number two, got to make sure that those people who have pre-existing conditions know that they will be able to be insured and they will not lose their insurance. We also have to assure that we do our very best to help each state in their effort to assure that every American has access to affordable healthcare. And something that Obamacare does not do that must be done in real reform is helping lower the cost of healthcare and health insurance. It's becoming prohibitively expensive.”
This is déjà vu. Take out the gratuitous slam on Obamacare, that speech sounds like Obama could have given it.
We have to make the Republicans understand, replacing Obamacare with another big government insurance program is not the answer but that seems to be the answer Romney is going to push.
In that speech he also said, “If we want good jobs and a bright economic future, for ourselves and for our kids, we must replace Obamacare.”
Romney does not say repeal Obamacare, he says replace it.
If the Republicans simply replace Obamacare with Romneycare, another massive big government program, the GOP will commit political suicide.
Unless the GOP understands that Romneycare will mean the end of the Republican Party and we conservatives will bolt from the Party if all they are going to do is put another name on Obamacare, they will do just that.
This is our mission. We must have their attention. If they do not listen, then they must feel the pain at the ballot box.
In order to repeal Obamacare, we must repeal the US Senate, and replace it with Conservatives. If we do that, Romney will be held to account.
Let us all stop being negative about the GOP candidate and start supporting the GOP candidate, and get rid of Obama.
I agree to a point, we must replace Obama, but what good does it do if Romney is an Obama Lite? The GOP Establishment must be stopped. The GOP must be held to account, if it takes being negative about Romney . so be it.
Brad: ORomeny is Obamalilte we know it -- but compared to Junior he looks pretty damn good.
The bar for Romney is much higher than for Junior.
Paperboys won't support him -- they will kill him.
The people won't take more crap -- he's in there to turn things around.
He knows it.
He will be a one term president if he does not do as the people who put him there want.
Debrajoe, I believe we all agree. We just need to make sure Romney understands we don't want work as usual. We are going to hold him accountable at being the Conservative he is claiming to be. We don't want Obamacare "replaced" as he sometimes says, we want it "repealed", big difference.
Yep, I think most all of us picked up on his replace Obamacare speeches.
Same old thing, Romney is targeting the "centrists", as is Republican S.O.P.
Only problem is, most in the center are to the right of Romney on the entire subject! They want no Federal interference in Healthcare. Just get out of their lives!
I agree that Romney is going to be a disappointment, particularly in light of some of the fine candidates we started out with.
However, he's going to have a much harder job bamboozling us and making end runs around Congress, etc. More people are aware and awake, we've got infrastructure as far as networks of people and alternaternative news sources. And we'll have a substantially more conservative Congress. All in all, Romney may live to regret the day he decided he wanted to be president. :)
Carol, I somewhat agree with you, but I think Romney could be whatever kind of President he wants to be. I hope he carefully makes that decision before he is sworn in on January 20, 2013. I know that I, as well as Judson and many others skeptical of Romney will do everything possible to help him if he proves himself to us. We need a leader and someone that can reverse everything this Administration has done. Romney has the ability and the knowledge, and if he is as smart as we think he is, he better listen to the Conservatives in Congress. The question is whether he will do it. My suggestion to him is to begin brainwashing himself by listening to Ronald Reagan's videos on YouTube and conservative radio, starting with Mark Levin. It's all up to him.
No pardons for Obama or his minions!
The fight has just started, and I have started interfacing the goal of a great many sites and yes of course the Tea Party. I have posted a News Share here, so when Yahoo asked me to write, I said yes, in order to continue the fight, when I find good News I will link back to this site or any that post a positive news up date.
So I have now brought the Tea party right up there with one of the largest News Networks in the USA....my posting here and at Yahoo..
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