Oh this is gonna hurt. Real bad.
I think they were just waiting on him to announce his run for President. Now that he has they’ve hung this around his neck like an anchor.
(h/t: Weasel Zippers)
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I don’t think it’s going to hurt. Who wants a RINO for president? He is so stupid for thinking that having Chappaquiddick Eddie back him was a good thing.
It’s gonna hurt him Williamm!
That’s very good if it hurts his chances. We need people like West, Palin, or Cain. Not more of the good old boys. It’s time to finish the job we started last November and boot out the dems and the RINOS.
If you think this is bad, wait for the Republican attack ads.
Mitt in 2008: “I like mandates. Mandates work.”
During a speech in Baltimore on Feb. 2, 2007, Romney outlined his ambitions for the Massachusetts plan. “I’m proud of what we’ve done,” he said. “If Massachusetts succeeds in implementing it, then that will be a model for the nation.”
Yep, It’s going to hurt. Real bad.
“…(T)hey’ve hung this around his neck like an anchor.”
Which is typically hypocritical of the left. If it was truly a template for Obamacare (putting aside the fact that its in dire financial straits in Massachusetts right now),
and the lieft LOVES Obamacare, then wouldn’t they left be embracing Romney as a moderate, compassionate Republican capable of reaching across the aisle? Might they even bestow upon him the admirable trait of being a maverick?
I think you are assuming the left follows some kind of logic.
IMO, that is your mistake.
As a resident of MA, also known as the San Fransisco of the East, I can tell you RomneyCare is a disaster. Oh and by the way, the state is on the verge of going bankrupt.
I recall a state official there, I believe it was the AG, in an interview saying pretty much the same thing, that RomneyCare was driving the state to financial ruin but,when asked if they would repeal it he answered no,we’re stuck with it and we will make it work. Sounds like a “suicide pact” mentality to me. My sympathies on having to live under that.
Our governor is out hocking his new book. He’s a total Obama Wannabee and I suspect he will be just as competent.
This is why he didn’t get the nomination in the first place y’all. It was close last time. He wont last till THIS years end this time.
He must be darned sure of his corporate campaign folks. He doesn’t have many others at this point.
I don’t even think he’ll do well in Michigan, now.
Still, if no one of substance (or major popularity) gets into the race (Palin, Huck, Pence, etc) he could end up with the nomination.
Let me be clear: he is not the man for the job at this time. Candidates like Romney would pull the Tea Party down and replace it with “Not Quite As Looney Tunes Crazy As Obama” liberalism. That would be OK if you want a steady hand at the till to take this ship of state firmly down the path of socialism.
I hate typing this, because I supported the man in 08. That seems like a lifetime ago.
Ask yourself this: will Mitt issue a drill here, drill now proclamation on day one? Or is he more likely to start in with that “all of the above” crap which means more money spent chasing non-performing wind and solar boondoggles.
Not sure why he thinks he has a better chance this time around. I wish he had done better in 08. But his time is over. There is just nothing there anymore.
If Romney so happens to win the Rino nomination, several fingers are pointed to him by the Progressives.
-Scott Brown……Massachusetts, who could trust any elected official from that State….Markey (Mr. Global Warming) Ted the swimmer.
-He is not energetic and has no slogan
-The Dems will be told to crossover vote for Romney in the Primary States that allow it because the Republicans have a winner take all Delegate Primary.
-How can Romney run to overturn Obamacare when Masscare is just as bad or worse.
-Romney raised taxes and fee’s in Mass. by over $700,000,000.00
The 2012 Presidential Election is the final and last great battle against the Progressives this will be the USA’s Battle of the Bulge, we need a Patton NOT a Romney.
NO Romney, No Romney
Romney.”Obama doesn’t need a birth certificate”
Romney is just a Ripublican Barry Soetoro. All flash and no substance.
Haha, that’s great.
Romney just goes whichever way the political winds are blowing. That could be good or bad. If people are still against Obamacare in 2013 and Romney is president, it could get repealed. Romney won’t do it out of principle though. I don’t care why it gets repealed or whether whoever does it has character, I just want it repealed.
I’d vote for him if it came between him and 0, but if Obamacare starts entitling more than 50% of the voting population and the mood shifts, we’re screwed whether it’s Obama or Romney in there.
Mitt reminds me of Obama. They both suck. Bring on some Rand and Ron Paul or similar outside the mainstream politicians anyday. The mainstreamists, fascists and the tyranists have destroyed and buried us under debt. Quit listening to them.
Well, I don’t want him as president either. Not a bad ad, the Dems are just helping us out on this one.
It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. The housing bubble burst and the tea party kinda rained on the big socialist party the elites were planning for America. Romney figured he’d be riding high in the polls about now on Romneycare.
Here’s Mitt on Kudlow: “I’m not going to focus on the Fed.”
In related breaking news, the Fed gave hundreds of millions to the WIVES of Wall Street bigwigs as part of the bailout.
As a Mass resident I can tell you how bad Romneycare is. And people don’t seem to realize how the mandate works. It’s not a tax or a penalty or a fine. Having health insurance is a deduction. You get a 1099-HC form which details your health insurance for the year. If you have that form, you can take the deduction. It’s like having 3 kids instead of 2. If you don’t have the form, you have to answer NO to that question and you just move on in your Return.
In other words, you can’t get around the mandate without lying on your tax return, which is considered perjury. So when people say “oh, I just won’t pay the penalty because there is no jail time” that’s wrong. The only way to avoid the higher tax that not having health insurance incurs is to lie on your return and say you have it and take the deduction. It would be like making up a Social Security number for a fake kid so you can take a deduction you are not entitled to.
And for the religious exemption? Oh, yeah, you can get an exemption for religious reasons but only if you did not pay for ANY healthcare at all in the year of your return. If you did pay for any health care during the year, you have to go before a state board to get approval for the exemption.
And that’s just the tax part of. Finding a doctor is harder than it used to be. My insurance premiums have gone up 50%. The problems are numerous. Romneycare sucks.
I thought you lived in RI?
I moved 7 years ago. For a job I got laid off from in 2008. Never move for a job. Find a place you want to live and then find a job there. I’m moving to Florida in 3 weeks.
Gov Patrick takes no blame for it sucking???
He’s a Democrat. Democrats never get the blame for anything.
No, Romneycare is Romney’s and Scott Brown’s fault. It’s always a Republican’s fault. This is Massachusetts.
Let’s not support Romney so Obama can win, that sounds like a great strategy.
Not much difference. It’s lose-lose either way.It doesn’t matter if they have a D or R behind their name.
Yes it does matter. If you don’t know that you are not paying attention. Or you’re a Libertarian.
Sorry to disagree with you. Scott Brown is another example.Some of us was happy when a republican won in Teddy’s state. All we got is a democrat with an R behind his name. It’s not the letter that matters, it’s their actions.
Brown, Snow, Collins, and Chafee are the only kinds of Republicans who can get elected around here.
That’s not the fault of the Republican Party. It’s the fault of the stupid people who live here in New England.
Here’s another example of someone with an R behind their name.
John McCain on Carbon Credits for Greenhouse Gases
McCain is a progressive that says the right things to get elected.
Oh, please. No true conservative considers John McCain a real Republican.
Oh Please.Not everyone is super intelligent as you so they may not know.
Here’s proof the letter doesn’t matter much. Nasty Pelosi wants the repubs to take their party back.
Nancy’s One–Party System: Pelosi: ‘Elections Shouldn’t Matter as Much as They Do
Romney is not a fighter….he is a deal maker.
We need a fighter.
We need someone who will fight for whats right, for what works, and for getting our freedoms back.
Romney-care is his big albatross.
Can he deal with it?
By logical inference rule, the friend of your enemy is at best not your friend?
Romney = Out
Huckabee = Boehner cheerleader = Out
C’mon GOP, we are running out of candidates.
All he has to do to win on this issue is stress the Principle of Subsidiarity, that the people who should deal with a problem and who best understand a problem are those people who are closest to the problem.
Romney is clearly a trick by the Tea Party to get lunatic-left d-crat socialist heads to explode when they try to decide which they love more, ROMENYCARE or OBOZOCARE.
Democrats suck at opposing anything – they live in a permanent Stockholm Syndrome state to the GOP.
Republicans lie 24/7 and weak-kneed Dems try to reason with them.
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Wondering what the motive might be for Democrats: are they afraid to run against him as the Republican nominee? If ther were going to sabotage his candidacy: shouldn’t they have waited until he got the republican nomination?