The Republican Party continues to implode over the Obamacare defunding debacle engineered by Sen. Ted Cruz and other Tea Party darlings. Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is weighing in, saying he disagrees with the House Republicans’ tactics on Obamacare.
Of course, Mitt Romney calling for the repeal of Obamacare is laughable, since it’s built on his signature healthcare legislation, Romneycare, passed in Massachusetts.
CNN: “The tactic of using a government shutdown to try and push that will be counterproductive politically, that it’s going to end up hurting our party, and it could well – it could be inconvenience, and hurt some individuals as well, and checks are late, and so forth,” said Romney.
Romney, however, gave Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas credit for speaking for more than 21 hours against the health care law, a marathon he called a “quasi filibuster.”
But, Romney adds, “I think there’s a better way of getting rid of Obamacare – my own view – and that is, one, delaying it by at least a year.”
“The other would be potentially working hard to get Republicans elected to the House and Senate and they’d be able to do in a traditional way,” said Romney.
Instead of screaming defund Obamacare, why not propose changes to the legislation to make it better? Of course, the Republicans have no alternative plans. They just want to take everything away from the poor and the middle class in favor of the 1 percenters.