Mitt Romney Wants Obamacare Repealed But Disagrees with House GOP Tactics

Mitt Romney Wants Obamacare Repealed But Disagrees with House GOP Tactics

Mitt Romney Wants Obamacare Repealed But Disagrees with House GOP Tactics

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.

Romney Campaign’s Andrea Saul Says Joe Soptic’s Wife Would Have Been Covered Under Romneycare

Mitt Romney as Foghorn Leghorn

Mitt Romney Campaign’s Foghorn Leghorn Moment: Andrea Saul cites MA Universal Healthcare While Slamming Obamacare

Mitt Romney’s prospects for the presidency just got a little dimmer with the admission of a campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul in response to a pro-Obama attack ad which blames the presumptive nominee for the death of a laid-off steelworker’s wife:  If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor’s universal health care law. Um, isn’t this the same candidate who says he wants to repeal Romneycare’s big sister Obamacare? Duh, same thing right? SMH. Mitt Romney reminds me a lot of Foghorn Leghorn, always a loudmouth even as he gets his ass kicked.

“To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News. “There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President [Barack] Obama’s economy.  Source

I am with Eric Erickson from Red State:

Funny reaction on Twitter:

The Priorities USA Action ad, features Joe Soptic, who was laid off from a plant owned by Bain Capital, discussing his wife’s illness and eventual death. He said his family lost health insurance after he lost his job. Saul went on to say the ad was “despicable.” But, please tell me, how do you praise Romneycare and slam Obamacare? Mitt Romney and his team have an uncanny skill of shooting themselves in the foot with every attack from the Obama campaign. This is the man you want to put in the White House? This comes as Ron Haskins, GOP welfare reform architect, blasts Romney’s current ad accusing President Obama of “gutting welfare reform.”

Joe Soptic featured in super PAC video:

Mitt Romney Takes Heat from Conservatives Over “Obamatax” Which Is Similar to “Romneytax”

Infighting among conservatives over Mitt Romney’s campaign decision not to call the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) mandate a tax. Conservatives want presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to quit if he “won’t fight Obamatax.” Um, it’s called Romneycare and no, he can’t fight it without painting himself in a corner, which will play to Obama’s advantage.  LMAO!

Breitbart:  The Obama campaign has seized on remarks made by Romney adviser Eric “Etch-A-Sketch” Fehrnstrom this morning on MSNBC, to the effect that the individual mandate in Obamacare (and Romneycare) is not a tax.

Hypocrite Watch: Newt Gingrich Supported Mitt Romney Healthcare Plan in 2006 Newsletter

Hypocrite Watch: Newt Gingrich supported Mitt Romney healthcare plan in 2006 newsletter though he denounced it on the campaign trail.

English: Newt Gingrich at a political conferen...

Hypocrite Watch: Newt Gingrich Supported Mitt Romney Healthcare Plan in 2006 Newsletter (Wikipedia)

As we head into the home stretch for the Iowa caucuses, Newt Gingrich is under fire for saying his first wife, Jackie Gingrich (Jackie Battley), wanted a divorce, when divorce papers said otherwise. A source told CNN Gingrich dumped his first wife because “she wasn’t young or pretty enough” to the a first lady. As though he was an Adonis. That speaks to a real credibility issue with this man.

It was revealed on Fox News, of all places, that Newt Gingrich enthusiastically supported Romneycare when it passed in Massachusetts five years ago, though he is denouncing it on the campaign trail. Um, I guess Mitt Romney isn’t the only flip-flopper, but Newt Gingrich brings a certain level of hubris with his flip-flopping, as though Americans are too dumb to see through his bullshit.

“The health bill that Governor Romney signed into law this month has tremendous potential to effect major change in the American health system,” said an April 2006 newsletter published by Gingrich’s former consulting company, the Center for Health Transformation.

The two-page “Newt Notes” analysis, found online by The Wall Street Journal even though it no longer appears on the center’s website, continued, “We agree entirely with Governor Romney and Massachusetts legislators that our goal should be 100 percent insurance coverage for all Americans.”

The earlier bullish comments about the Romney health care plan are another potential embarrassment for Gingrich, who is leading Romney in most national polls for the GOP nomination. Source

It speaks volumes when even the Wall Street Journal is uncovering serious credibility issues with Newt Gingrich, who was a Fox News contributor. If Newt Gingrich isn’t the biggest hypocrite on the campaign trail, then I don’t know who else is. Why this man is leading in the national polls is beyond me. Seems to me that President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney aren’t the “dishonest” ones we should be worried about. Newt Gingrich should be crowned the most dishonest GOP presidential hopeful we have seen in a long time.

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