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 For these reasons and more, the act should be repealed.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.