Everyone one of us heard the same expression from our parents when we were growing up. People will judge you by your friends and the company you keep. You can tell a lot about someone by the people they choose as friends, mentors and collaborators.
There is someone we should definitely judge by the company he has kept.
Who is it?
In April 2006, Mitt Romney signed what we now call “Obamneycare” into law. As he did, Romney heaped praise on Ted Kennedy. He called Kennedy, “My collaborator and my friend.”
Romney went to Kennedy to make it possible to pass Obamneycare. The myth the Romney campaign wants us to believe is that this was just passed by the Democratic majority in the Massachusetts legislature. Romney was knee deep in getting this bill passed.
According to the New York Times, which did a fascinating piece on the history of the Kennedy Romney relationship and how they worked together to give Massachusetts Obamneycare, Romney had no hope of passing his massive socialist healthcare program with the Democrats in total control of the State legislature. So Kennedy went behind the scenes to lobby legislators and push negotiations along.
As the bill went to crunch time, Romney went so far as to show up at the homes of the Senate leader and the Speaker of the House to lobby for its passage.
In April of 2006, when the bill was passed Romney, with a glowing Ted Kennedy standing near him, signed the bill into law Romney had already announced he was not running for reelection.
If Romney was not running, why did he sign the bill?
Romney wants everyone to believe he mostly a passive observer and had little to do with this bill.
The truth is far different. Mitt Romney created this bill and got Ted Kennedy to support it.
When Mitt Romney says he is a conservative, his track record belies that claim. He is the moving force behind Obamneycare. If he had not pushed it, Obamneycare never would have happened. He got Ted Kennedy to help him.
The answer is, Kennedy and Romney may not have been friends, but they saw eye to eye on a lot of issues, including big government socialism.
Kennedy’s long time goal was a single payer socialist system. So was Romney’s.
In 1994, Romney ran to the left of Ted Kennedy. We keep getting the lame excuses from his campaign that this is what he had to do in Massachusetts.
Someone’s past behavior is the best guide to what they really believe and who the really are.
Romney’s behavior says it all. He is a liberal and if the Republicans nominate him, we simply have the choice between an anti-American Marxist and a far left, Ted Kennedy liberal.
What a choice.
That's a shame. The Nash and Hudson beginnings were so promising.
Provide your evidence that Bachmann is not conservative.
List the voting record you are so familiar with.
Been there, done that. Had a progressive direct me there once.
You can go google Romney, and your fantasies can continue.
Goodbusiness, you seek to indict by implication. I see no documentation of Ms. Bachmann's voting record. Not good enough. What else ya got?
Mr. Goodbusiness, my response to your comment to me, above
Again, I am not blaming Newt, Rick, Ron and the others failiors on another's success, that being Romney's success.
I stated that I believe Romney's success is because most of the country wants to go the same direction that it is going now.
You feel that being prepared was the ingredient to Romney's success. If you are correct then that means people choose their candidate based upon the best run campaign. I wonder the percentage that vote for issues and what one stands for vs. the best prepared.
I am not trying to argue; it is very interesting.
So the voters of the past few decades actually wanted the country to be in debt? Perhaps they were led astray by the politicians that kept winning those elections. Maybe we shouldn't be using the masses to judge the best candidates in adhering to Constitutional ideas.
RomneyCare: The Big Lie http://bit.ly/qH1Q9x
Mitt Rewrites The History of RomneyCare http://bit.ly/vXzGRx
I'm not 'accomplishing' anything other than vetting Willard. Look the word up.
Chris, Excellent job of revealing the truth about Romney. If only our msm were as diligent!
So Judson, you're right on about Romney and what do you think about Rick Santorum. To me it merely boils down to this - Santorum certainly appears to be big governent and Romney shadows the Liberals so where does that leave us????
For Romney and Santorum their backbiting is merely the "Pot calling the kettle black." I don't believe either one of these men will be able to beat Obama in 2012 and it's truly sad. Rick Santorum has shown a different side to himself recently and seems to be having problems establishing a solid agenda for 2012. Romney has done nothing but buy his way - it's not like we're left with great choices here, once again the Liberal News Media and Old Repulican Establishment are selecting our candidate just like they did in 2008.