By The Right Scoop


Romney is asked how he will convince conservatives that are suspect of him because of the individual mandate in RomneyCare, and he responds by saying that states do have the power to issue mandates like kids going to school or car insurance. On the issue of car insurance, he explains that his conservative friends tell him that we don’t have to have automobiles and he counters by saying “what state do you live in? Of course you have to have automobiles in this nation.”

Are you kidding me? That is so weak! Sure, someone may feel like they must have an automobile to go to work or get groceries or what not, but there is nothing that legally compels anyone to buy an automobile. Driving is a privilege and if you choose to participate, then you have to follow state laws. But you don’t have to buy one. You can ride a bike if you want. Or a subway.

His basic argument in the video below is that states have the right to issue mandates on individuals that the federal government does not, and while he is right that some state constitutions may grant that authority, conservatism is about small government, limited government. Not big government that will issue a mandate that says you have to buy health care. But government that will get off your back and let you succeed or fail on your own merits. It’s called liberty and it is the bedrock on which this nation was founded.

Quite honestly, I can’t believe this is the argument he made, especially to sell himself to conservatives. Massive fail.

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  • Anonymous

    You are right this is lame and weak. It was also a Leftist talking point the Obamacare vote.

    The more important difference between mandatory car insurance and mandatory health insurance is that states only mandate liability insurance. States do not force drivers to insure themselves or their own cars.

  • Anonymous

    You are right this is lame and weak. It was also a Leftist talking point the Obamacare vote.

    The more important difference between mandatory car insurance and mandatory health insurance is that states only mandate liability insurance. States do not force drivers to insure themselves or their own cars.

  • http://twitter.com/wbcsaint Sam R

    And he yet again proves he is NOT the candidate for America. Plenty of people get around using public transportation Mitt. So do us all a favor, get out of the race and let the true conservatives battle Obummer.

  • Steven

    Rick Perry gave this guy a pass on this and agreed with him! This is why I want Palin to get in the race. No one is really making Romney uncomfortable with this. He’s too comfortable with this position and it’s not good, because this guy is a renown, serial flip flopper. Once he’s in the White House, he could (likely will) change his tune!

    Sarah Palin on the debate stage with him will make him really uncomfortable with this position. I hope she jumps in.

    • David Robertson

      I think Palin is the only one that will rattle Romney. She will send tremors across them all. If she gets in, I think it will be so big that at least 2 others will drop out. (thinking Huntsman and Santorum).

    • Guest

      Rick Perry was asked whether States had the right to impose a health care mandate under the Constitution. He said yes even though he believes it to be bad law. Perry believes in Federalism and so do I. There is no provision in the Constitution that prohibits a state from implementing government healthcare.

      Mitt Romney is a Flip flopping piece of crap. His past positions on health care, abortion, and global warming are appalling. But don’t mischaracterize what Perry Said. His statement showed that he has a good understanding of the role of the Federal Government in relations to the states and that he supports the 10th amendment.

  • Steven

    Rick Perry gave this guy a pass on this and agreed with him! This is why I want Palin to get in the race. No one is really making Romney uncomfortable with this. He’s too comfortable with this position and it’s not good, because this guy is a renown, serial flip flopper. Once he’s in the White House, he could (likely will) change his tune!

    Sarah Palin on the debate stage with him will make him really uncomfortable with this position. I hope she jumps in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Benjamin-Martin/100000583961523 ‘Benjamin Martin’

    Is it just me or did he just warn/advise all liberal dominate states to go ahead and recreate obamacare under their state constitutions!?

    I dont trust or like any of the candidates each one has a good side but plenty of bad. Very concerned at this point and sorry to say I think we will be under Emperor Obamas regime for another 4(?)yrs!
    http://SavingtheRepublic.com

    • David Robertson

      surely you jest.

      There has never been a pure candidate. We need to realize that this is a primary. Primaries are ugly. They pull all the laundry out and wave it around. I frankly can’t remember a stronger stable of primary candidates in a while. Think about ’08. We had Fred T, Rudy G, McCain, Romney, and Huckabee. Are you kidding me? Who’s the purist in that bunch?
      We have some solid people in this time.

      A great business man in both Romney and Cain (I’ll take Cain)
      We have an two former Governers in Perry and that other guy (I’ll cede that H is a joke)
      We have 4 former and current legislators with exemplary records on conservatism and reform. Among them, the author of the welfare reform and leader of the last balanced budget our congresses ever saw.

      They all have some fuzz on them, but I am impressed and excited to take it to mr. big ears next year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Benjamin-Martin/100000583961523 ‘Benjamin Martin’

    Is it just me or did he just warn/advise all liberal dominate states to go ahead and recreate obamacare under their state constitutions!?

    I dont trust or like any of the candidates each one has a good side but plenty of bad. Very concerned at this point and sorry to say I think we will be under Emperor Obamas regime for another 4(?)yrs!
    http://SavingtheRepublic.com

  • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Ozzie

    As I turn to my notes, Volume 2, Chapter 1, page 5, scribbled paragraph 3….

    You nailed some of the issues with this comparison, but there is a little more- States mandate car insurance because they protect other people, it’s called liability insurance and it’s for the protection of others against any reckless behavior the insured individual may engage in or any accident s/he may cause. People are not forced to buy full coverage to insure their own loss.

    Also, insurance, by it’s definition, is meant to protect against catastrophic loss…..there is little similarity between (mandated or not) auto and health insurance because auto insurance is meant to cover a loss of another party while health insurance (the term) at this point is really more like health care. People have insurance because they assume that it is someone else’s responsibility to pay for their personal health care needs (I blame the employer provided care system, but that’s a topic for a different time). Car insurance is barely affordable for the less affluent and it varies based on their history or behavior….they also only cover accidents, and for the lower priced plans, damages for the offended party. Health insurance care now has to cover everything any special interest convinces the legislators would be a good idea to force an independent party (private business health insurer) and so costs must rise and become nearly unaffordable.

    There is so much stupidity in this country’s health care system, and the last people we need pushing the idea that any of this is somehow okay, in order to excuse their own poor political judgement should immediately remove this kind of fairweather conservative from consideration, regardless of how much the media tells us he’s awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/bassmaster12 Jim R

    With all due respect Mitt, I only have to have auto insurance IF I plan to drive on a PUBLIC ROADS. If I own a big ranch and only intend to use my pickup truck on my property to move equipment around, transport hay to my cattle, etc, etc, I don’t have to have auto insurance. But with RomneyCare and ObamaCare, the government is forcing me to buy health insurance just because I’m breathing. Just because I own an automobile, nothing compels me to purchase auto insurance until I make the choice to drive on public roads. Mitt’s auto insurance comparison is ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      Well put. However no respect is due ;)

  • David Robertson

    I’ve been thinking about these candidates most of today (in my downtime). I think the nitpicking we are seeing in the primaries is deliberate and expected. Gardisil, etc., seem to me to be blown way out of proportion.

    However, the health care mandate in Massachusetts is not a small issue. It wasn’t the right fit. It is costing the state dearly from what I’ve read. It was a bad bill that Romney got behind to appear pragmatic to the left who is in the majority in that state. I’m more worried about his tendency to do just that. I think Romney is a chameleon. He is saying what he needs to say to the TEA voters, but he is short on record to prove his actions will follow his rhetoric.

    Another thing…I can’t get that pit out of my stomach that reminds of the same feeling I got last time the media tried to influence the republican pick. The media wants Romney bad! That’s enough for me to not support him in a primary. I’d vote for him and any of the other 7 in a New York minute vs. Obama (even Paul).

    Right now, I’m thinking about Newt, Cain, Santorum, and Bachmann. Call me Mr. Underdog, but I like what these four are bringing to the debate. Perry and Romney are already wearing me out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Skinner/100000598231323 Brian Skinner

    One thing we know for sure is that the federal gov does not have that authority but the states do have that right if they want to do it and their population wants it. I am not saying Romney is right but he is not unconstitutional.

    • Anonymous

      I am not so sure about that. Can the States pass legislation that removes your right to bear arms? Some are damn sure trying.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        What about states which have buckle up laws, yet motorcyclists have a choice whether to wear a helmet or not. That one kills me (no pun intended). Car vs Motorcycle. Even without a seatbelt, I think car people would win that one. I personally have always worn my belt and made whoever goes with me buckle up too. I’ve known too many people who lived through horrible accidents because they were buckled, however, why can’t people have a choice the same as motorcyclists do? Doesn’t make much sense to me- except for the obvious revenue increases for the cities and states where it’s mandated. It all comes down to money doesn’t it?

        • Anonymous

          It is the same law and the same issue. Helmet laws like seat belt laws were forced on States by the federal government under threat of withholding highway funds.

          Helmet laws have been repealed because bikers organized and fought it on a sttes rights issue. They value their inalienable rights and understand where they will soon find themselves if they let the Feds take them away.

        • Anonymous

          It is the same law and the same issue. Helmet laws like seat belt laws were forced on States by the federal government under threat of withholding highway funds.

          Helmet laws have been repealed because bikers organized and fought it on a sttes rights issue. They value their inalienable rights and understand where they will soon find themselves if they let the Feds take them away.

        • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

          RE: helmets. You never had to untangle a first time cyclist, un helmeted. I have. If possible, I would weld a helmet to a cycle. The kid was a neighbor, he was 14. He died DOA.

          • Anonymous

            I wear a helmet but fight the government’s intrusion on my right to make that choice.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        What about states which have buckle up laws, yet motorcyclists have a choice whether to wear a helmet or not. That one kills me (no pun intended). Car vs Motorcycle. Even without a seatbelt, I think car people would win that one. I personally have always worn my belt and made whoever goes with me buckle up too. I’ve known too many people who lived through horrible accidents because they were buckled, however, why can’t people have a choice the same as motorcyclists do? Doesn’t make much sense to me- except for the obvious revenue increases for the cities and states where it’s mandated. It all comes down to money doesn’t it?

  • http://www.solitudeholdings.com/blog1/ Dan C

    I guess this is the new thing for Perry and Romney. They excuse horrible policy by just citing states rights and/or 10th amendment. LOL

    • Anonymous

      Well said. :D

    • Anonymous

      Well said. :D

  • Anonymous

    Barack Hussein, Harvard gradgeeate, Nobel lottery winner, and all around jeen’yus splains it all here:

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6KRHXVK5ZCSWJ5GJQ5Z6GIJICA Dax

    My city mandates that I hace to pay bi-monthly for a garbage can if I use the city water. I have NO choice but to use the city water. Thats 26 to 48 dollars for a stupid trash can. Im so over big gov’t mandates. He may be right in a sense about certain mandates.

    • Anonymous

      But you could move outside city limits, drill your own well and dispose of your own trash. Or, you could cancel your water service, haul in your own water, haul out your own trash, install a grey water system, and buy incinerator toilets.

      • http://punditpawn.wordpress.com PunditPawn

        Congress and municipalities are working to get meters put on private water wells so they can bill for usage in the ‘guise of being ‘green’. On top of that, you are not allowed to dig a well if City water is available in our area. So much for ‘freedom’.

        • Anonymous

          If they meter private wells, it is a whole different story from municipalities regulating water and sewer services. Green is the new Red.

          However, some states like Colorado allocate/sell water rights as the water moves from high elevation to lower. They even have water courts. However without that intervention in such geographies, there would be a huge water mess.

          The line between practical water management and the statist control freaks is a fine one, once crossed, is very difficult to return.

        • Anonymous

          If they meter private wells, it is a whole different story from municipalities regulating water and sewer services. Green is the new Red.

          However, some states like Colorado allocate/sell water rights as the water moves from high elevation to lower. They even have water courts. However without that intervention in such geographies, there would be a huge water mess.

          The line between practical water management and the statist control freaks is a fine one, once crossed, is very difficult to return.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    I don’t give a rat’s you know what, about what he claims on romneycare. The facts are that he created a monstrosity of what amounts to socialized health “care”, which people are forced to take whether they want it or not. This is one of the issues I have with States or Federal rights. I am all for individual States rights, but forcing things on the people is not right no matter where. Socialized healthcare doesn’t work whether it’s federalized or state mandated- it’s still socialized. As far as driving goes, that is the stupidest hooey I’ve ever heard out of this guy. Mittens, give it up. Don’t do this to our country, we’ve got enough with dear leader to worry about. Don’t make us worry about you having a chance at the presidential nomination.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    I don’t give a rat’s you know what, about what he claims on romneycare. The facts are that he created a monstrosity of what amounts to socialized health “care”, which people are forced to take whether they want it or not. This is one of the issues I have with States or Federal rights. I am all for individual States rights, but forcing things on the people is not right no matter where. Socialized healthcare doesn’t work whether it’s federalized or state mandated- it’s still socialized. As far as driving goes, that is the stupidest hooey I’ve ever heard out of this guy. Mittens, give it up. Don’t do this to our country, we’ve got enough with dear leader to worry about. Don’t make us worry about you having a chance at the presidential nomination.

  • http://twitter.com/SumErgoMonstro The Monster

    “Driving is a privilege”. I am so sick of hearing this. We’ve given up so much by accepting it. A PRIVILEGE can be withheld or revoked for any reason or no reason at the whim of government officials. To deprive someone of a RIGHT requires due process of law.

    I say we have a right to travel, and that means that adults are presumed to be competent to exercise that right unless and until they demonstrate otherwise, and have that right curtailed by due process of law.

    This very subject came up when Ed Morrissey was guest-hosting for Roger Hedgecock today. A caller said we couldn’t complain about TSA gate-rape because flying is a privilege, not a right, just like driving. That’s why agreeing with the common notion that driving is a privilege is so dangerous. Free men don’t need a license to exercise their rights.

    • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

      U R so wrong! If you don’t want to make it safe for other travelers, take a train, or walk! U R definitely one I don’t want to see driving a car.

      • http://twitter.com/SumErgoMonstro The Monster

        You assume that the only way to “make it safe” is to have a license from a governmental authority. With that, they own you.

      • http://twitter.com/SumErgoMonstro The Monster

        You assume that the only way to “make it safe” is to have a license from a governmental authority. With that, they own you.

    • Anonymous

      We could return it to the days of hay burners and buckboards. Then anyone could drive.

      Alternately my “modern” plan:

      All traffic laws suspended, except this: stop signs every 600 feet.

    • Anonymous

      We could return it to the days of hay burners and buckboards. Then anyone could drive.

      Alternately my “modern” plan:

      All traffic laws suspended, except this: stop signs every 600 feet.

  • http://twitter.com/PoliticalPAW PoliticalPAW

    Every time some ‘HC mandate’ proponent/dolt references car insurance they are accentuating their lying AND arguing against themselves!

    Their are 3 tiers of car insurance unlike health insurance (Liability, Comprehensive, Collision). ‘Liability’ WILL NOT repair your car and is ONLY mandated to protect you from another driver that is essentially brandishing a weapon that can maim, destroy and financially ruin you.
    By these ‘HC mandate’ dolts insurance comparison, there should be a ‘liability’ HC mandate that only pays out after a person assaults (maims, destroys, financially ruins) someone else after they bash them in the grill.

    ‘Liability’ health insurance will NEVER be mandated! As well as, ‘Collision’ car insurance will NEVER be mandated!

    ‘Liability’ car insurance is to financially protect you from other irresponsible people!
    Inversely, a HC mandate is designed to bilk money out of responsible and/or healthy but unaware people and only redistribute it to Democrat constituents.

    • http://twitter.com/PoliticalPAW PoliticalPAW

      disregard

    • http://twitter.com/PoliticalPAW PoliticalPAW

      disregard

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XSOHPBVTLUFAQOMTK2DVU74N54 LarryK

      Liability car insurance is to protect the other guy from your bad driving.

  • Anonymous

    it does not matter because the only guy who can stop him is being piled on…romney will sail thru at this rate.

    • Anonymous

      Thru what? He’s totally lost any votes from the base. You can’t win on disaffected Dems and indies.

    • Anonymous

      Thru what? He’s totally lost any votes from the base. You can’t win on disaffected Dems and indies.

  • Anonymous

    it does not matter because the only guy who can stop him is being piled on…romney will sail thru at this rate.

  • Anonymous

    5 things Gov Palin must consider as she steps up to the call of the nation.

    1. Her country needs her: there comes a time when a nation needs the best hands she can get. at such times, these people may make these decisions to their detriment. THAT TIME IS NOW SARAH, USA NEEDS YOU, or she may not be the same this time next year.

    2. When there is a dearth of leadership. In the Holy book, Eccl 10: there is a woe unto a people whose leaders are babies, who do not have royal blood flowing through them, leaders without the servant heart, who see their position as such and not as a service. I dare anyone to produce a video or audio clip of this current leadership ever saying anything about being a servant of this nation. THERE IS A DEARTH OF LEADERSHIP TODAY, CRONY CAPITALISM HAS DECAYED THE VERY SOUL OF MOST TODAY.

    3. When the people of a nation realise that there is a direction that they must be headed and that there is a leader who is anointed( I dare use that word), not only for the people, but for the time. HERE IS A LESSON IN TIMING

    ==== WHEN A LEADER COMES IN AT THE WRONG TIME THEY FAIL FOR SOME REASON

    ==== THE RIGHT TIME ALWAYS COMES WITH THE RIGHT MESSAGE, THE RIGHT VOICE AND THE RIGHT SCENARIO

    4. When a leader hears a call that no one else or very few hears. An urging that gives them sleepless nights. A FIRE IN THE BELLY, as has been been tossed around by the Gov. on Hannity and other places. Truly, in the 3 debates so far, no one except maybe Newt and Santorum sometimes ever show that passion that is contagious and grabs the attention of the people. if these people believe that America cannot survive 4 more yrs of Obama, they sure have a bad way of showing it. That is my only complain against Cain: America needs to laugh some more? at this time?

    5. When some machinery is set up to hold back change; then the time for change has come. One lesson America must learn from the episodes of Sharon Engle and co, who tried and failed is that when the establishment machinery and the press oppose ordianry peope who have a passion to bring reform to their govt, then there is no need for further signalling of the need for change and reform.

    SO SARAH WHAT SAY YOU?

    SO PEOPLE WHAT SAY YOU?

    • Anonymous

      She says today on SarahPAC:

      “With the Presidential election right around the corner, Governor Palin has to make the important decision of whether or not to run for office. Let’s show her that she has our support with a donation to SarahPAC today!”

      https://www.sarahpacdonate.com/mb_eb_091311

      I say: “I hear you Sarah” and sent in a wad :D

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    And most Americans still think Romney is a True Republican . If Palin doesn’t jump in the race , then you know she was told by the DeeCee establishment to stay out of it . So that we will have a Rick Perry & Mitt Romney pony show .

    • Anonymous

      The political establishment sabotaged her in the middle of the 2008 campaign. It tried to sue her into bankruptcy after her 2008 ticket lost. It then bankrolled a smear campaign to destroy her as Governor. It unleashed its media jackals on her.

      Sarah is not afraid of the DC political establishment and she damn sure is not going follow any orders from it.

    • Anonymous

      The political establishment sabotaged her in the middle of the 2008 campaign. It tried to sue her into bankruptcy after her 2008 ticket lost. It then bankrolled a smear campaign to destroy her as Governor. It unleashed its media jackals on her.

      Sarah is not afraid of the DC political establishment and she damn sure is not going follow any orders from it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XSOHPBVTLUFAQOMTK2DVU74N54 LarryK

      The most qualified person, but somehow deemed unelectable, is Newt.

  • Anonymous

    Nice way to rationalize Marxism, Mitt.

  • Anonymous

    Nice way to rationalize Marxism, Mitt.

  • Anonymous

    Romney:
    Believes in man made glogal warming
    Supports ethanol subsidies
    Thinks Obama “Is a really nice guy”
    Hey, what’s not to like? I get the creepy feeling he’s auditioning for a job without having a clear reason why. He seems wooden to me – lacking strong convictions or a clear sense of purpose; running for the office in an almost disinterested, calculating way, like “painting by the numbers”, fully expecting to be coronated at the end of a tedious, if necessary formality. I’ve yet to hear a convincing explanation of just why the hell he wants to be president. I’ve gotten more exicted over a loaf of WONDER BREAD. I don’t feel like I know him, therefore I don’t trust him. McCain and him seem alot alike, which could explain why there was so much animosity between them last go around.

    • Anonymous

      You just described the ideal moderate reach-across-the-aisle progressive elephant candidate that the media and political elite always manages to convince conservatives they need in order to stave off the evil donkeys.

      • Anonymous

        Exactly – I just took way too long to say it. I’ll try to be more succinct in the future.

  • Anonymous

    Romney:
    Believes in man made glogal warming
    Supports ethanol subsidies
    Thinks Obama “Is a really nice guy”
    Hey, what’s not to like? I get the creepy feeling he’s auditioning for a job without having a clear reason why. He seems wooden to me – lacking strong convictions or a clear sense of purpose; running for the office in an almost disinterested, calculating way, like “painting by the numbers”, fully expecting to be coronated at the end of a tedious, if necessary formality. I’ve yet to hear a convincing explanation of just why the hell he wants to be president. I’ve gotten more exicted over a loaf of WONDER BREAD. I don’t feel like I know him, therefore I don’t trust him. McCain and him seem alot alike, which could explain why there was so much animosity between them last go around.

  • Anonymous

    We have to think about who we want to go head to head with Obama in the Presidential debates leading up to the election, and we’d definitely be toast with Romney on stage with Obama. They’d look like comrades.

    Now, how about someone like Sarah Palin against Obama during those debates?? Now that’d be worth paying for! (Actually, I would give my right arm to see Obama debate Allen West!)

    • Anonymous

      The West vs Obama Debate! It would set all time records on pay-per-view.

  • Anonymous

    We have to think about who we want to go head to head with Obama in the Presidential debates leading up to the election, and we’d definitely be toast with Romney on stage with Obama. They’d look like comrades.

    Now, how about someone like Sarah Palin against Obama during those debates?? Now that’d be worth paying for! (Actually, I would give my right arm to see Obama debate Allen West!)

  • KenInMontana

    Yes but you can opt out of car insurance by not driving. Not to mention operating a motor vehicle is a privilege one must earn by demonstrating competence, so as not endanger anyone around you. Managing your own health care is none of the government’s business.

  • Anonymous

    Romney will not win, no more RINO’s! He is not a conservative his record reflects that. We need a leader that will cut government seriously, not just make empty promises. I am voting for the candidate that best represents the Tea Party Patriots and our core values of true conservatism. This crisis won’t get any better until we get the governments spending addiction stopped and get our Budget under control. Of course this means huge cuts in government programs and total elimination of many programs all together. Return the power to the states Fedzilla and get the he11 out of our lives! 2012 is our last chance to turn our country around! God Bless all True Conservatives! The rest are part of the problem… Peace.

  • Anonymous

    Ooooh Sarah please….would you please just step in already.

    • Anonymous

      seriously? Sarah would get her but kicked by obama

    • Anonymous

      seriously? Sarah would get her but kicked by obama

  • Anonymous

    States’ rights do not grant the states an unlimited and arbitrary power over citizens, nor do they grant them the privilege of abrogating the citizens’ individual rights.

    States’ rights exist solely to protect the states from the Federal government, and nothing else.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Dias/1680711668 Chris Dias

    I don’t like him at all!

  • Anonymous

    How many people in NYC don’t own a car?

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. I own one car and I share it with my daughter, who is now 18. But in Massachusetts, I had to have health insurance for both of us.

      My nephew lives in Boston and he doesn’t have a car. I know because I asked him to teach my kid how to drive. We lived about 35 minutes from Boston and after taking her out a few times I figured it was better to pay him to do it than have a stroke and drop dead from the stress. But he didn’t have a car so I ended up paying a private driving school.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. I own one car and I share it with my daughter, who is now 18. But in Massachusetts, I had to have health insurance for both of us.

      My nephew lives in Boston and he doesn’t have a car. I know because I asked him to teach my kid how to drive. We lived about 35 minutes from Boston and after taking her out a few times I figured it was better to pay him to do it than have a stroke and drop dead from the stress. But he didn’t have a car so I ended up paying a private driving school.

  • http://twitter.com/jdtarheel Jamie Lowe

    HOW CAN ANYBODY VOTE FOR THIS DecepitCON? Rush is full of it. It is Romney that needs to run against Obama as a democrat.

  • http://twitter.com/jdtarheel Jamie Lowe

    DeceptiCONs and Libtards are so tired of having their “Car Insurance” argument destroyed by logic that they plan on mandating everyone purchase a car just to prove their argument.

  • I_am_a_lead_pencil

    There is a BIG problem with Romney arguing against the Obamacare mandate ONLY on Federal constitutional grounds. It is this: If it WERE constitutional – he’d HAVE NO OTHER REASON TO OPPOSE A MANDATE. Like a sticky little idea called FREEDOM. This should tell you all you need to know about the man.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XSOHPBVTLUFAQOMTK2DVU74N54 LarryK

      I don’t like the idea of a person being President that doesn’t know that a state law can not violate the U. S. Constitution.

  • Anonymous

    What bothers me more about RomneyCare is the government mandating the coverage requirements of the health plans by the private insurers. This meddling by the state has abolished catastrophe policies and made the cheapest plans ridiculously expensive and a joke for healthy people.

    But the key point is that Gov. Romney has no business saying at the Tea Party rally in NH last week that he believes in limited government.

  • Anonymous

    This makes sense to me. States mandate that we go to school too and the opportunity cost of not working is even higher than health insurance or car insurance. Eliminating the free-riders will resonate. Plus, Mitt didn’t have any reason that smack of cronyism for promoting his plan like Perry does.

    • Anonymous

      What does going to school and working have to do with each other?

    • Anonymous

      What does going to school and working have to do with each other?

  • Anonymous

    Dang it people, Romney is the only chance we have to beat Obama. Did you not see Perry during the debate, he really is stupid!! Im a hardcore republican but i know a dolt like Perry isnt gonna win. Wake up and quit being so dumb, look at the polls Perry way behind Obama and Romney ahead.

  • Anonymous

    Dang it people, Romney is the only chance we have to beat Obama. Did you not see Perry during the debate, he really is stupid!! Im a hardcore republican but i know a dolt like Perry isnt gonna win. Wake up and quit being so dumb, look at the polls Perry way behind Obama and Romney ahead.

  • Philo Beddoe

    Illinois mandates car owners to have insurance.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XSOHPBVTLUFAQOMTK2DVU74N54 LarryK

      You are required to have insurance or bond to cover other people and property.

  • Philo Beddoe

    Illinois mandates car owners to have insurance.

  • Anonymous

    I just realized that John McCain pushed Romney to the right in 2008.

    This year, Romney IS McCain.

    All of this, and Global Warming, too! What next from this guy, High Speed Rail?

  • Anonymous

    I just realized that John McCain pushed Romney to the right in 2008.

    This year, Romney IS McCain.

    All of this, and Global Warming, too! What next from this guy, High Speed Rail?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FGBGUV7OLREHZ6VXYJ63QT5CFY Steve

    ohhh no (hands over my face) … this is exactly why Romney turns so many people off.. “well we have to mandate ever child goes to school / gets shots to prevent illness, get car insurance to cover your car.” you are feeding into the Democrats playbook by using that argument..

  • Anonymous

    how many times do we have to say it. health insurance and auto insurance are NOT equivalent. crap answer.

  • Anonymous

    how many times do we have to say it. health insurance and auto insurance are NOT equivalent. crap answer.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XSOHPBVTLUFAQOMTK2DVU74N54 LarryK

    A state Constitution or law can not violate the U. S. Constitution. If the Supreme Court finds that ObamaCare is unconstitutional, RomneyCare is also unconstitutional.