Monday, March 22, 2010

Mitt Romney responds to the passage of ObamaCare


Mitt Romney has issued a statement about the passage of ObamaCare. 
From Politico: America has just witnessed an unconscionable abuse of power. President Obama has betrayed his oath to the nation — rather than bringing us together, ushering in a new kind of politics, and rising above raw partisanship, he has succumbed to the lowest denominator of incumbent power: justifying the means by extolling the ends. He promised better; we deserved better. 
He calls his accomplishment “historic” — in this he is correct, although not for the reason he intends. Rather, it is an historic usurpation of the legislative process — he unleashed the nuclear option, enlisted not a single Republican vote in either chamber, bribed reluctant members of his own party, paid-off his union backers, scapegoated insurers, and justified his act with patently fraudulent accounting. What Barack Obama has ushered into the American political landscape is not good for our country; in the words of an ancient maxim, “what starts twisted, ends twisted. 
His health-care bill is unhealthy for America. It raises taxes, slashes the more private side of Medicare, installs price controls, and puts a new federal bureaucracy in charge of health care. It will create a new entitlement even as the ones we already have are bankrupt. For these reasons and more, the act should be repealed. That campaign begins today. 

To my good friend Nikki: you are going to want to stop reading from here.

These are good words from Romney. He explains the situation perfectly and I am glad he called out that "historic" nonsense.  However when ObamaCare passed last night, it killed our liberties and I think it may have also killed Romney 2012. I have a hard time seeing Romney as the man to repeal ObamaCare after giving Massachusetts a similar program. The fear for me would be that he would try to make ObamaCare workable rather than repeal it outright. For me, that is a risk I am not willing to take.  

7 comments:

Christopher said...

Romney has no business talking about health care at all, just look at Massachsetts. There is no real difference between what he did there and what congress did yesterday.

sirknob said...

I have to agree Romney is not the one we need. He did offer a great response and I hope he continues to speak out. However, the only way I will vote for him would be a lessor of the two evils scenario:-)

Janelle said...

Mass care Mitt......you aren't that pretty. But, thanks for showing us how bad the system will be.

Clifton B said...

Christopher:

This is why I have a hard time seeing him as the nominee in November. If he plays his cards right, he maybe able to get a job on Palin's fiscal team.

Clifton B said...

sirknob:

Romney was never high on my list, even though I ended up voting for him in the primaries as my third choice. For 2012 he is terribly obsolete to me.

Clifton B said...

Janelle:

Exactly, he created the laboratory to see what ObamaCare will look like down the road.

Rochelle said...

ah, but when interviewed about it, he admitted that there were problems with it and that the state case should have been studied before a general application. He has also firmly stated that this is a states issue, and while Mass. may feel it is right for them, Oregon may not and that should be up to the states. He always had stated that he thought open insurance exchanges were a much better option. I can give him the benefit that maybe he learned from his mistakes. But I also contend that a Gov. makes a better Pres. than a Senator, because he/she has had the opportunity to feel the weight of the mistakes and learn from them before applying them nationally. Much easier to "undo" in a state then in the Federal system.

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