There is an inconvenient truth Mitt Romney would like conservatives and Republicans to forget. He was the inspiration for Obamacare and the individual mandate came straight from Romneycare.
Ron Suskind has a new book out, called “Confidence men.” It is about the Obama regime and goes into some detail about the origins of the individual mandate.
From the Daily Caller:
Suskind goes on to demonstrate that President Obama, who previously had not embraced the individual mandate, was impressed by RomneyCare’s impact in Massachusetts:
“… the centerpiece of that program, the individual mandate, was something Obama had drawn up short of endorsing during the campaign, much to the ire of Hillary Clinton, who called him ‘all talk, no action’ on health care. Now, DeParle, in her memo, stressed that Obama should embrace a plan much like that in Massachusetts, driven by the teeth of a mandate, where individuals would be fined for not having health insurance. Obama, never much for the mandate, was concerned about legal challenges to it but was impressed by DeParle’s coverage numbers. Without the mandate, the still-sketchy Obama plan would leave twenty-eight million Americans uninsured; with the mandate, the estimates of the number left uninsured were well below ten million.” (p. 262-263)
It’s no big secret that Obama looked to RomneyCare to craft his plan. But this book may also serve to remind everyone of what is obviously an inconvenient truth for Mitt Romney.
For conservatives this is important because we need a conservative to get the nomination and Romney is not a conservative.
From Fox News:
The upcoming Fox News/Google debate Thursday in Florida comes at a time when growing numbers of voters are becoming so frustrated with President Obama they are vowing to vote against him. But, as demonstrated in a new national poll out Wednesday, Americans are still far more interested in voting against Obama than voting for anybody in the current Republican field.
At the debate, the candidates will have a chance to reveal that political X factor -- the quality that makes them not just competitive, but presidential. But while the right candidate may already be on stage, polls suggest voters haven't fallen in love with anybody yet.
This election is going to be the ABO election. Anyone but Obama. The Republican primary needs to be ABR. Anyone but Romney.
If Romney is elected, all we will have is a Republican manager of big government. The size of government will not be reduced and what Obama has implemented will become permanent. We need to make our choice: Perry, or Bachman, or Gingrich or Cain. Any of them is better than Romney.
And we still don't like Mccain...but still.....we have to vote Republican......!
But Judson, I agree with you...
I think that people can change...........for instance, after being with his wife and her singing in the choir in her Catholic Church, Mr. Gingrich has had an epiphany and became a Catholic himself. Hopefully, with his conversion, he has seen a more conservative approach is, in fact, the best approach in all aspects in life! Hopefully it means he is pro-life since our Church preaches that life begins from conception until natural death. I am certain that Mr. Gingrich knows that even Pope John Paul II was adament about how evil Socialism is, because it ultimately wipes God completely out of the picture and puts man in charge of man. I have hope for Newt! Remember, even Ronald Reagan was a Democrat once upon a time!
Anyone* but ORomney.....
*that is on the Republican side....
Well stated Judson.. I am resigned that Perry will probably get the nomination unless we get an "open mic" moment from him. I hope he takes a Tea Party candidate for VP to sew up the victory in November.
Regardless, i implore you all, please vote conservative next November, we have to remove the inexperience of the Obama administration.
First, it is not only that we need a strong conservative. We need a strong conservative Patriot (constitutional limited government) instead of a strong conservative Progressive (big Federal governmet & thus opposed to the constitution),
Romney is the worst candidate this year. He's a wolf in sheep's chlothing. He goes to a Tea Party rally and tries to identify with them while stating that he would give a waiver of Obamacare to all 50 states. Whoopee, golly gee.
This would leave Obamacare alive and well, just not funded by the states. Maybe that would collapse it, and maybe not. We'd be one election away from new Democrats taking power and resurrecting this beast. A bit of advice to Romney - Do what's constitutionally correct and destroy the beast. Completely and thoroughly repeal Obamacare, and throw it on the trash heap where it belongs. And be bold in declaring this.
I don't expect Romney to take this advice. He's too busy "reading the crowd" and playing it safe. And there is no indication that if elected he will support the constitution and begin eliminating arrogant and overreaching Federal departments and agencies.
He is truly an enemy of the Tea Party.