We’re Screwed… Florida AG Pam Bondi Says Mitt Wants Romneycare In Every State (Video)

The cat’s out of the bag…
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, a Romney supporter, went on The Record last night. The Florida Republican told Greta Van Susteren that Mitt wants Romneycare in every state.
She also said she would be on Romney’s Health Care Advisory Team when he’s president.

Jim Robinson reported on the segment:

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi who’s fighting to repeal ObamaCare appeared on Greta, tonight, defending RomneyCare. She says Romney’s health care plan is not the same as ObamaCare and, in fact, Romney’s plan reduces costs. She goes on to say that Romney wants all states to impose similar laws (including mandates) and that she and is all for it.

She went on to explain that she’s going to be on Romney’s Health Care Advisory Team when he’s president!

What this means is that while Romney may say he wants to repeal ObamaCare, he actually agrees with it. He believes that RomneyCare, ie, ObamaCare is a model health care plan and all states should impose similar plans.

RomneyCare and ObamaCare are the same thing. The only difference is that Romney’s was imposed at the state level where Obama’s was imposed nationally.

RomneyCare = ObamaCare = taxpayer funded abortion = death panels = socialism = government force = fascism = tyranny!!

So Romney and his co-conspirators in the GOP establishment are now planning a National Healthcare Task Force to impose top-down government run national healthcare on all 50 states!!

We all know what Reagan said about government by a group of elites and that socialism would be imposed on America through socialized health care. Well, welcome to the Socialist States Of America if Romney is elected.

If the GOP does this then the hell with them!!

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  • Lady Mondegreen

    Yes, we’re screwed. There is no daylight between Romney and Obama, but Newt is not the answer, specially after his harebrained statement about a base on the moon and the option of statehood for it. What was smoking?

  • JKB

    You want to know the worst about Obamacare and there is no reason to think Romneycare won’t include waivers? Watch the first third of this Uncommon Knowledge discussion

    They want the ability to favor supporters and damage others via government grant of waivers. It undermines the rule of law, it undermines the concept of the United States.

    We’d be lucky if we got socialism from this, we are getting good old fashioned kleptocracy in socialist clothing.

  • StrangernFiction

    That we are Jim, that we are.

  • shibumi

    Actually, I view this as a good thing. I think she helped everyone but Romney by saying this, and that this link should be forwarded to everyone who likes Romney but hates Obamacare.

  • Just like Rush Limbaugh said the Elites of BOTH Parties fight over who controls the money! If I were Newt Gingrich I would turn this into an ad to prove that the Republican Party has an agenda too. They fight over who controls the money and our lives! Whether it is at a federal level or state level this is both morally reprehensible! Our Founding Fathers have to be rolling over in their graves!

    God save our wonderful country!

  • OCBill

    This should give us fair warning as to the type of justice Romney would nominate to the Supreme Court, justices that agree with him that the Individual Mandate is a conservative concept.

    If people aren’t smart enough to buy their own health insurance, then the government should pass a law to make them do it. It’s for their own good, really. /sarc

    And after all, who’s smarter? Us or the guy with 100 million dollars in his IRA?

  • Sasja

    She yanked that cat right out of its bag. Every day, my instincts about Romney are validated. He cannot be trusted. Keep in mind, folks, there is no conservative movement in the Beltway. We are witnessing the establishment republicans’ effort to wrest power from the dims only to give it to themselves. The people be damned.

  • Major Kong

    Obama should have been the most beatable president running for re-election in this country’s history. That said, the republicans have managed to completely blow up the prospect. Is it mere stupidity on their parts, or is it something much more nefarious?

  • retire05

    And how exactly, would a President Romney force the states to adopt the same policies of Massachusetts without making it national policy, which is what Obamacare is?

    There is still that sticky issue of the 10th Amendment and the fact that the federal government cannot force state legislatures to create laws based on the demand of the federal government.

    So Bondi’s statement is, at least, confusing.

  • scituate_tgr

    Sarah? Hello?

  • C Turnipseed

    The entire segment had me confused.

    Greta van Susteren and Rush Limbaugh were comparing Obamacare to Romneycare (Massachusetts version now in place).

    Pam Bondi began her entire discussion comparing Obamacare and FUTURE Romneycare completely ignoring the Massachusetts version (which I believe was a deliberate and planned maneuver).

    Bondi was dishonest in her undertaking of the discussion and van Susteren was uncharacteristically weak in allowing Bondi to get away with it.

    Either way, Romney is certainly NOT a conservative. Neither is Gingrich. The implosion is bound to happen soon and, as one MSNBC commentator explained the night of the Florida debates, Establishment Republicans are damn near ready for mass suicide because their “presumptive nominee”, Romney, is blowing it big time.

  • AZGal5759

    I heard this interview last night and it infuriated me! This is a woman who is/was leading the fight AGAINST Obamacare this past year, yet she is willing to do a 180, turn her back on her “supposed” values at the drop of a hat, all for a presidential advisory position? I am scared to death on where this country is headed, God Help Us!

  • bigL

    what a dummy..but thanks for spilling the beans, blondey.
    If JF K or some other donk in a three piece suit, trimtanned and with carefull coiffed hair had said
    the Moon idea. Oh my gosh he’d bethe genius with the VISION!
    So puh-leze spare me the toking metaphors.

    In Calif Mark Leno St Senator, has introduced SB 810. It is state pd health. requirement”You are present in the state of Ca , “with the intention to reside”. Ca is all donk,all the time.
    so this willbe passed and signed into law. Buh-bye calif….Watch calif thatwill tell you how bad it is for the USA.
    at this point a vote for Paul wouldbe better than voting for Lurch.

  • StrangernFiction

    “Mitt Romney’s plan would not [remove choice]”

    Huh?

    Forcing people to buy health care insurance is not removing choice?

  • Spider

    As Mittens himself said:

    “Nothing to get angry about.”

  • Ripped

    Romney, Gingrich, and Santorum created Obamacare blueprint

    Four of a Kind:
    Romney, Gingrich, and Santorum have been at the helm of the Obamacare blueprint since the beginning.

    We know that Romneycare was the cornerstone of Obamacare. http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2011/09/08/romney-enacted-mandates-that-later-became-the-cornerstone-idea-of-obamacare/

    We know that Gingrich supported the ideas of mandates as well. http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2011/12/10/mitt-and-newt-a-mandate-love-affair/

    Now we know that Gingrich was actually a cheerleader of Romneycare and Santorum supported a forced individual mandate as well.

    In an April 2006 Center for Health Transformation E-Newsletter, Gingrich states his support of Romney and forced mandates: http://web.archive.org/web/20060822061158/http:/www.healthtransformation.net/News/E_newsletters/index.cfm?newsletterid=20

    “The most exciting development of the past few weeks is what has been happening up in Massachusetts. The health bill that Governor Romney signed into law this month has tremendous potential…

    “Individuals who can afford to purchase health insurance and simply choose not to place an unnecessary burden on a system that is on the verge of collapse; these free-riders undermine the entire health system…

    “The Romney plan attempts to bring everyone into the system. The individual mandate requires those [Americans] who earn enough to afford insurance to purchase coverage…”

    The Wall Street Journal sums it up: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204296804577123043147395330.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

    “The Newt Notes essay backed the Massachusetts law’s requirement that most residents carry insurance or pay a fee, which is at the center of President Obama’s health law and next year’s Supreme Court case over whether the federal requirement violates the Constitution.”

    And conservative counterfeit Rick Santorum was on board with Newt’s approach as early as 1994: http://articles.mcall.com/1994-05-02/news/2979474_1_cooper-grandy-health-reform-employees-premiums/2
    “Santorum … would require individuals to buy health insurancerather than forcing employers to pay for employee benefits.”

    Ron Paul is the only candidate that will work with Congress to REPEAL 0bamacare, the rest will simply work around it and as soon as another democrat is elected they will simply write an executive order reversing it back to the SOS.

    Ron Paul will:

    * Repeal ObamaCare and end its unconstitutional mandate that all Americans must carry only government-approved health insurance or answer to the IRS.

    * Allow purchase of health insurance across state lines.

    * Provide tax credits and deductions for all medical expenses.

  • Big Al

    Ms bionic has been in the trenches against Obamacare from day one so I think she’s got some cred on the matter. I heard a federalist argument. What’s wrong with that?

  • thenabd

    retire05 the 10th amendment hasn’t been truly upheld in decades!!!

    the gov’t does this all the time by using “blackmail”. raise the drinking age to 21 or no funds for you. require everyone to wear seat belts or no funds for you and on and on!!! bambam has set such a dangerous precedent with how he’s handled things, executive orders, recess appointments, regulations, etc, you know, he “just can’t wait”!!

    since congress hasn’t challenged him in the courts at this point, what makes you think mittens won’t do the same thing or any other “president” in the future. if bambam doesn’t become our king and dictator in this term, he will if he wins re-election. if he loses, any “president” from this point forward is always just 1 step away from becoming our king and dictator!!!

  • retire05

    AGAIN, how could a President Romney force state legislatures to create laws that supported the Massachusetts plan in their own state? The federal government does not write state legislation and has no control over what laws are passed by each individual state.

    If that were the case, then a President Jan Brewer could force all states to accept open-carry laws since Arizona has them.

  • Big Al

    Sorry Biondi. The self correcting mechanism in this IPAD drives me nuts sometimes

  • Babsy

    They do it because they love us so much! Can’t you feel the love?

    Bawhahahahaha!!!

  • USAF 77-84

    Ya, congratulations you finally figuring out that the republicans are no different than the democrats. I don’t trust Newt, don’t trust Mitt, and don’t trust Rick. Obamacare=Rommenycare=Newtcare, no difference.

  • donh

    Romney is very skilled at dragging $100 bills through the Tea Party trailer park and turning the pretty ladies into political whores. Thank you Sarah for standing strong.

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  • StrangernFiction

    OT Hmmm, look here, Schmuckabee claiming that Schmuckabee didn’t say what Schmuckabee said.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/01/huckabee-was-referring-to-romney-in-the-if-a-mans-dishonest-clip/

    Who you gonna believe, the Establishment or your own ears.

  • retire05

    thenabd, perhaps you haven’t noticed, but states who have had laws/rules/regulations forced on them by the federal government in clear violation of the 10th Amendment have started fighting back. Arizona’s SB 1070 is a case in point.

    Perhaps that is what we need; more states exercising their 10th Amendment rights and taking it to federal court. Texas just recently won its case defending the 2011 law that requires a sonogram prior to any abortion. While the feds fought it, through an amicus brief, the 5th Circuit ruled that the requirement did not violate a woman’s “right to choose” and in fact, was consistant with a patient’s right to access to all medical information.

    What is a President Romney going to do? Send federal agents to hold state legislatures at gun point while they adopt his Massachusetts plan? Believe me, if that were ever to happen, there are more private citizens who would defend their state legislators against the federal authorities.

  • DAve j

    I would like to know exactly how Taxxacusetts determines who to fine and how much for not having coverage. Can anyone tell me where to find these and any historical data on fines levied?

  • Ripped

    #1 January 28, 2012 at 9:26 am
    Lady Mondegreen commented:

    Just another in a long list of Newt Gingrich’s hair brained schemes.

    Right up there with supporting global warming on the couch with Nancy Pelosi and the individual mandate he was supporting up until May of 2011.

    How can any self respecting conservative support a liberal conman like Newt Gingrich that has voted along with Nancy Pelosi over 436 times.

    “The Reincarnation of Newt”
    2008 Records the ‘We Can Solve It’ global warming TV commercial for Al Gore along with Nancy Pelosi
    2009-2010 Travels around the country with Al Sharpton and Arne Duncan to promote President Obama’s new educational policies: i.e. increased local control of schools with increased Federal subsidies and regulations from Washington. (Sounds like quite a contradiction to me.)
    2010 Supported ultra-liberal, pro-abortion, pro-union, establishment candidate Dede Scozzafava in New York’s 23rd Congressional District in a special election, over conservative candidate Doug Hoffman.

  • KLD

    This the same man who defended (finally when he had no other choice) Romneycare, but only because it was the right choice for Massachusetts…he’d never impose, or presume it would be the right choice for the other States? This Romney?
    I’d say ‘flip-flop’, but this isn’t what that would represent. That’s an out & out lie. Somehow I don’t think Romney’s ‘flip-flops’ are really that at all. They’re deliberately misleading statements. Romney has one thing in mind only, and that’s the prestige of listing his address as 1600 Pennsylvania Ave–regardless what he has to say to get there. The end justifies the means…Alinsky-ish, isn’t it?
    Once again, that man is more left of center than right.

  • Conservative to the Core

    Speaking of Florida. Did you see that Obama had a friendly little meeting with Jeb and George HW yesterday in the Oval Office yesterday? They even released photos of it as if to say “resistance is futile.”

    We’re being steamrolled.

  • retire05

    #30, it’s campaign season. What did you expect? So Obama uses a photo-op to up his creds with the squishy middle. And you are surprised? Grab the popcorn. We are just getting started.

  • thenabd

    retire05 i know some states are now starting to stand up. that’s great for those that are lucky enough to live in them. unfortunately, some states haven’t and won’t stand up to the fed and other states try to, only to be shot down by their own people!! i know, i live in one of those states that tries, only to get shot down by the idiots that live here!! (then when the sh!t hits the fan, they whine and cry like babies, but hey, they got what they voted for!!) believe me, we’d move if we could, but at the moment its impossible, thanks to bambam, et al and the destruction they’ve brought to the country!

  • wtd

    Pat Bondi struggled to keep on message, WHILE she was READING from her own notes. She states she will be part of Team Romney on this project when Mitt becomes president (heavens forbid). So now we can look forward to a team of Romney supporters who cannot stay on message unless they also inherit Obama’s teleprompters. Great.

  • Mr. Potato Head

    #1 January 28, 2012 at 9:26 am
    Lady Mondegreen commented:

    Perhaps Newt was smoking the same substance that JFK smoked when he challenged the country to put a man on the Moon and return within the decade?

    The same substance that President Reagan smoked when he announced Star Wars?

  • specially after his harebrained statement about a base on the moon and the option of statehood for it.

    A moon base will not fill our bellies, build us a new kitchen, help us surf the web faster or allow us to have better and more orgasms. It’s just exploration, adventure and opening a new frontier to all of Mankind. That’s something that America used to do.

  • Ripped

    #22 January 28, 2012 at 9:57 am
    USAF 77-84 commented:

    I agree with you on the “I don’t trust Newt, don’t trust Mitt, and don’t trust Rick. Obamacare=Rommenycare=Newtcare, no difference.”

    But I still don’t think “they” are getting it. Especially if any of them believe that Gingrich isn’t just as much of an establishment candidate as Romney or Santorum.

    President Obama must go!

    He has clearly not kept his oath concerning his duty to protect and defend the Constitution and has instead, as his predecessor before him, become a domestic enemy of the freedoms we cherish. With Romney, Gingrich, Santorum and all the other GOP hopefuls agreeing with that traitorous NDAA act as well as others like the Patriot Act and assassinating US citizens, Ron Paul is the only logical person to run against Obama in 2012 because this Congress would rather impeach him for reforming healthcare and not for his treachery. The majority of Congress and the Senate failed to keep their oaths to the Constitution as well.

  • JAH666

    Pam Bondi has given us (the little people) a glimpse of the next moves in “The Great Game”. Mitt, Newt, and all the rest are Players in this game. Nationalized healthcare is another of the tools to keep the Little People in line, which is the main theme of the game. The purpose of the game is and has always been TO WIN! That is, to keep themselves near the top of the pyramid of power.

    The top characters of the GOP (and for that matter the Dems as well) are what conservatives call them by the many names: NE Repub Elites, Country Club Repubs, the ruling class, etc. What it comes down to is that they have theirs, in the bank and at the top of the party, and they will do ANYTHING to keep it. Rush likes to say “follow the money” and that’s a good guide to spot these people. They’re not all politicians, some are pundits, some are ‘consultants’, or lobbyists or bloggers. These individuals have reached a point in “the game” where they make the good money, go to all the right parties and know all the right people. But they are just players in a game. The political game in the US and globally is directly linked to the global financial game. The “players” at all levels of this game are the same people. They made the rules, run the game and appoint the officials that enforce the rules in the game. It has all been a game for almost a century, and we who were and are continuing to be “invited” to play, cannot win.

    Pam isn’t the only one to let slip about the fact that Mitt has no intention to repeal Obamacare. The high-level players in The Game don’t fear those of us that comprise the bulk of the electorate, the little people. They know that money talks and they have all the tools they need to co-opt us, the Tea Party, and all other sources of dissent from derailing their plans. The events that are unfolding in America and will continue to unfold until November will be very instructive to those that have the courage to open their eyes and see the truth, not ‘the message’.

    Good luck to us all…

  • Ipso Facto

    Did you notice she said, “The first thing they will TRY to do is get rid of the government take-over of healthcare”. What’s this “TRY” baloney they are putting out now?

    Romney used to adamant that the first thing he was going to do was totally repeal Obamacare. Now we have the second Romney advisor, Pam Bondi, walking that back. The first Romney advisor who started to walk back Romney’s commitment to repeal Obamacare was Norm Coleman who explicitly stated that we won’t be able to fully repeal Obamacare.

    This is clear indicator of the baloney we are about to receive with Romney as President.

  • retire05

    #32, while I have appreciation for your disgust with Obama, you fail to remember that we Americans have been forfeiting our freedom for a hundred years now. Obama is just another in a list of presidents that have discounted the U.S. Constitution and what he is doing is really nothing new.

    I am coming to the conclusion that eventually we will have another Civil War. Perhaps not brother fighting brother in the fields, but I think that states will begin to reject the federal overreach that has been taking place since 1913. If not, then de Tocqueville was right, and the great experiment is over.

    Remember, the pendulum aways swings back, sooner or later.

  • retire05

    JAH666, no president can “repeal” Obamacare. Only the Congress can do that. Now, Romney has said that he would give “waivers” to those states who want them, but that leaves the states that don’t, and all of us would pay for those states, just as all of us now pay for Romneycare which was designed as a state/federal partnership.

    But to expect that a President Gingrich could “repeal” Obamacare is just wishful thinking and not rooted in reality. He would not have that authority.

  • Tjexcite

    Newt Would Agree.
    Newt in 2008 on the Individual Mandate
    http://youtu.be/9VWSGQmVh6A

  • Pete_Bondurant

    Somebody please tell me at what mark in the attached video does Bondi say (as Hoft says she did) that “Mitt wants Romneycare in every state.” I will gladly wait for somebody to point it out.

    Hoft is on the verge of becoming a habitual liar. I guess that is what happens when your panties get in a wad because your guy is losing. Amateur mistake.

    Somebody find the direct Bondi quote nd help out the lying Hoft.

  • JAH666

    retire05
    You are correct, sir. It is the resposibility of Congress to create and pass our laws, usually with a President supporting one side or the other. Romney spokespersons (Coleman and now Bondi)are saying, if I interpret events correctly, that he is not predisposed to the repeal of Obamacare and will not push for that outcome. The main point I was making was that all of these people are status quo politicians that want to increase the control that government has over the people. This is true for the US, European nations, etc. And, I personally don’t trust ANY of them for one second.
    What do you think, sir. I’ll be here…

  • Patty

    Mitt Romney Calls Obamacare “Conservative”

    Romney defends individual mandate: Video on Site

    This isn’t a flash back. This is today. Mitt Romney is again declaring the foundation of Obamacare, the individual mandate, “conservative.”

    To be sure, it is conservative that one takes responsibility for their own healthcare. But the conservative solution is not to force Americans to buy a product. Forcing Americans, through penalty of law, into purchasing or refraining from purchasing a product is not and will never be conservative.

    What’s conservative? Well, if the person doesn’t want insurance, don’t let them get out of paying their medical bills through bankruptcy. But forcing them to buy insurance? Not only is it not conservative, we can see in Massachusetts that health care costs have continued to go up as has the cost of government.

    So not only is Mitt Romney’s plan not conservative, it does not even work.

    By the way, for those who want to obfuscate on the federalism issue, yes, this is a federalist issue. It is perfectly legitimate for Massachusetts under its constitution to do this when it is not permissible for the federal government to do it under Article I, Section 8. But just because something is constitutional or not does not make it conservative. Constitutional and conservative are not exactly the same things.

    http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/12/28/today-december-28-2011-mitt-romney-calls-obamacare-conservative/

  • Patty

    Supreme Court is to rule soon. Hopefully before election in Nov.

  • CT

    #42 Pete,

    Don’t confuse the Newt suicide pack with facts they don’t want to hear.

  • Guns, ammo, food, water, gold, silver.

  • Bryce Buchanan

    This is not an accurate report on what was said. Not at all. The site loses credibility to publish inaccurate stories like this.

  • Mr. Potato Head

    I don’t believe in coincidences in politics. The reason AG Bondi is making her very public announcement now is that Rick Santorium unmasked Romney on RomneyObamaCare the night before during the debate.

    It is clear that a bargain was struck between Romney and Bondi, her 20 pieces of silver. Romney is committed to a top-down, cost controlled (instead of doctor-patient) model of Health care with mandates and penalties.

    In exchange, Bondi was apparently offered a role for a potential Romney administration.

  • Highlander

    “We all know what Reagan said about government by a group of elites and that socialism would be imposed on America through socialized health care. Well, welcome to the Socialist States Of America if Romney is elected.

    If the GOP does this then the hell with them!!”

    I agree completely ….

  • OccamsrazorX

    Lady mondegreen’s comment about the Moon base is uninformed and incorrect.

    Newt’s Moon Base proposal has scientific support, i.e. 180 Reasons for a U.S. Moon Base.

    From 2006: http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/163560main_LunarExplorationObjectives.pdf

    and here: http://www.businessinsider.com/180-reasons-nasa-thinks-we-should-have-a-moon-base-2012-1?op=1

  • coolidgerules

    I said it on another article, and I say it now. Have you all had enough of this sh*t yet? We are being played by communists from both sides of the aisle. All of the these clowns have big plans for using this BIG government for their own means. They DO NOT care one damn bit about the people in this country and what their wishes are.

    2 out of 3 DO NOT want nat’l healthcare. We WANT reductions in spending to get this debt reduced. Everything going on now is nothing more than a d#ckmeasuring contest for the politcal elite and well connected in DC.

    Don’t think that the RNC has commies in it? Look at the way they behave, not what they say. Someone earlier said it and I think it to be true- there is a global movement with many players and this has been planned out for a long time. King Putt is nothing more than a figurehead in this whole mess. We are in more trouble than the vapid idiots on tv are telling you. Be careful, be aware, and be armed

  • Pete_Bondurant

    Gee, I don’t recall CNN kiss ass Eric Erickson making an issue out of mandates back in 2008. I know as well that Gingrich supported mandates up until 2010.

    Romney helped craft a health plan for his state. Why? Because he was the leader of a state that had problems. So instead of just talking and talking like a senator in Washington who ust got crushed by 17 points by an imbecile or a lifetime Washington insider who was out making money through speaking and using his Washington connections, Romney actually tried to do something about it. Guys like Gingrich and Santorum can criticize because they were on the bench. They did not have to lead.

    Romney has made it perfectly clear that states do not have to follow the Mass. lead. He also said he will grant waivers.

    Question for the Newtons- Why does Gingrich get a pass on this?

    Question for the Sweater Vest Lovers- Why does Santorum get a pass on right to work?

    Lastly, has anybody been able to find the Bondi quote? I am still waiting.

  • StrangernFiction

    You think the GOP presidential nominee going to bat for the individual mandate doesn’t have an effect on which way Kennedy is going to go? Think again.

  • retire05

    #43, JAH666, personally, I think we are at a tipping point. We will either develope some backbone and start to fight the federal leviathan that has been heading our way or we will sucumb to the lure of temporary security by forfeiting our rights as a free people completely.

    We made a good start in 2010 with the participation of the Tea Parties and the 9-12 groups. But they folded their tents way to quickly to go home. When was the last time you read about a really large Tea Party rally? The goal was to influence the 2010 elections, and we did, but the war did not end because we won one battle.

    Take a poll here; ask how many of the members of GP still fly. See how many are willing to abdicate their 4th Amendment rights for permission from the federal government to exercise their God given right to freedom of movement. The same people here who whine about Obamacare say nothing about TSA thuggery. But they willing accept the TSA restrictions and abuse because they have been told that it makes them more secure. If security is their goal, then we need to have TSA agents be able to acertain your ability to drive safely every time you state your car engine since more people have died in traffic accidents going to and from the airport than have died on airplanes.

    The pendulum is swinging toward socialism. The question is; how long before it swings back and how much are Americans willing to endure before it does?

  • L.E. Liesner

    Six of one a half dozen of the other, these progressives certainly have our lives planned for us. ObamaCare or RomneyCare, no matter how you cut it it’s still socialized medicine. That means less care and higher prices.

  • Keith

    Where does Pam Bondi ever say that Romney wants to impose similar laws to Obamacare, including mandates – and that she is all for it? Never said it. I can only assume you are hung up on her using the word – “would”. I don’t get it.

  • jainphx

    The curtain is being raised on the Establishment, you know the establishment that the establishment says doesn’t exist. For decades the silly games have gone on right before our eyes, but yet not so silly when their efforts cause us pain. Romney sold his soul to the establishment devil for the promise of power, he has lied, and spent his money to destroy anyone in his way.

    It must be working just read any blog, and see the Romneyites rip people like Palin if she even warns of their intent. Judges that order legislatures to raise taxes, or to pass legislation without an out cry from those who know that is not constitutional. Yes we are being played big time, and I fear that death and destruction is coming much quicker than we think.

  • Terry Gain

    Florida AG Pam Bondi Says Mitt Wants Romneycare In Every State (Video)

    You lie. She said nothing of the kind. She said Mitt believes in States rights.

  • Kissmygrits

    What is going on? Have we had an invasion of the body snatchers? Pam pulled a Kerry, first she was against it before she was for it. How many people do we know, have supported and thought they believed as we did, only to have the football pulled away just as we were about it kick it through the goal posts? I know this is all a game to them, but it is our lives.

  • Multitude

    George Soros said this week: There’s no real difference between Obama and Romney, other than Obama seems pretty tired and unenergetic these days.

    So what’s this make Rommey? A Federalist states-right big government fascist? Why do I feel like we’re on the receiving end of a bait and switch scam? How is Romney not Obama?

  • jainphx

    One would figure that after a life time of working and being loyal to the ideas of democracy, would allow us to retire and live at ease, but no, now they say that we that are up in age, are a drag on society. Palin warned of the death panels in Obama care, where did that get her. I know that to get sick, as all senior citizens eventually do, is now a death warrant. Obama said it loud and clear ” let them take the pill” Romney Care is the state version of the master plan. Romney you can go straight to hell for being the lying tool you are.

    Who out there has our interest in mind, who? When someone comes along that does, they are destroyed in the minds of those that need it the most. A clever game. Sarah Palin has stood tall but has also met the wrath of the Establishment, and we see what happened. A pox on all that fight to entrench their power by backing Romney, you deserve what you get, but you will be taking all of us with you.

  • nick

    Two words, folks: “third party”. Either that or you “fundamentally transform” the Republicans. If not, there’s nowhere to go but down.

  • lizzy84

    Comment @ FR thread on this topic which I’m posting here because it echoes my sentiments exactly:
    This story is the tip off for several things.
    One is that she will sell her soul for an appointment to the Romney government.
    But the real zinger is that this story is the tip off that Romney will not repeal oBamacare.
    Remember that one of his advisers said earlier in the week that oBamacare would never be repealed, only modified.
    Now this story.
    After Romney gets in, he will come to the conclusion after “long and thoughtful” study that repealing oBamacare is not possible because_______fill in the blanks with whatever.
    It will not be repealed.
    We are all about to get snookered.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2839168/posts

  • Martin T

    What Romney is doing should cost him EVERY self-respecting Republican vote in America and disqualify him forever as a candidate or even a presence within the conservative movement. Romney is channeling the Left in every despicable aspect and nature of character destruction through narrative distortion; he is not simply adapting their techniques but simulating their very essence. It is not merely an unjust attack on a man, but a larger attack on the complicated processes of civic good-faith in the political system and on the inherent conservative respect for these processes.

    Romney has chosen to misrepresent for his own purposes a hallmark case study in the Left’s mission of political assassination at a moment of national peril when conservatives should be calling out this case and the larger mission as the crimes they are, not seeking, opportunistically, to imitate them.

    The offense is even more striking given Gingrich’s struggles and battle scars in the fight against the Left while Romney was never close to this war and indeed dodged it, disdained it and disavowed it. It is akin to a peacenik or presumed conscientious objector distorting the record of a war hero or even daring to comment or offer insight into the conditions of a war he never neared and could not imagine.

    It is a moral crime and a total political betrayal in the deepest sense. Romney has endorsed not only a gross political lie but the particular, insidious form of its propagation through which the Left sustains itself.

    The “disgrace” belongs to Romney, and in a just world his political “career” — such as it is — would be over.

  • Listen… I am no fan of Willard Mitt Romney, and I am not happy that you’re putting me in a position where I have to defend him, but – to be fair – he has NEVER said that he wants to impose RomneyCare on every state. Furthermore, I watched the WHOLE Pam Bondi interview last night on Greta, and SHE NEVER said that Romney wanted to impose RomneyCare on other states. Let’s have an honest discourse here and stop sensationalizing our headlines, eh?

  • burt

    Santorum is a nice fellow, but we all know nice guys finish last.

  • Ausonius

    It is high time people start attributing past and current positions these guys have taken and realize we need someone with a different view, one of personal liberty.

    *Mitt obviously produced Romneycare, which he still embraces.

    *Newt still supported (and perhaps still does) the government forcing everyone to purchase insurance, the INDIVIDUAL MANDATE. This is not something he walked away from long ago, he was still supporting it in May of 2011 (Meet the Press interview, May 15, 2011). His support for this goes back to at least 1993.

    *Rick is the only one who has maintained individual LIBERTY on this incredibly important topic, and has since his first campaign in 1994 (C-SPAN video.ort, Pennsylvania Senate debate, October 30, 1994; cs.cmu.edu/~jab/pol/satorum-background.txt ). Don’t buy the recent Newt, Romney, or Paul inspired hit piece from yesterday-it isn’t true.

    Vote for Rick Santorum if you want someone who hasn’t held a socialist viewpoint on this.

  • StrangernFiction

    For those that are having trouble with the headline:

    “I’m going to be part of his health care policy team, when he’s president, to undo this AND to create good health care. So I wholeheartedly support him.”

    So what is good health care? Wouldn’t it be the kind of health care system that Romney set up in Massachusetts and believes is working? Why yes, yes it would.

  • susan

    Bondi will be on President Romney’s Health Care Task Force to undue President Obama’s Health Care in order for President Romney’s Health Care Task Force to establish their own version of good Government health care?

    By any measure Bondi said that when Romney is President health care will be decided by the Federal Government only this time around it will be the Republican version of Nationalized Health Care.

    I cannot decided which party is more despicable, The Democrat Party of Evil or the Republican Party of Evil Enablers.

  • jainphx

    I can’t see much that we can do with this present system of elections. They cram a person down our throats, and if that don’t work, why they are in charge of counting the votes, and the election rules. No I.D. required, or proof of citizenship needed. No you can vote by mail and we have to take the election committee’s word on the actual count. A system ripe for fraud and corruption. Think of the laws that were passed that only solidified the corruption, Motor voter, absentee voting, now voting by mail. Is there any wonder that most election come out the way they do.

  • Sasja

    There should be no federal interference in health care. The private sector, using a truely free market system, would take care of costs, both in insurance and at the doctor’s office. If the pols were really concerned about providing the masses with health care, they would get out of the way. They are only interested in power. Pure and simple. Medicare was the first step. Wasn’t needed, wasn’t wanted, but we got it anyway and look what happened. Now, under Bammycare, as I understand it, seniors who now have an option to purchase a Medicare Advantage Plan will find it phased out.

    And we haven’t even scratched the surface of what awaits those needing health care under Bammy’s plan. There are death panels. Neurosurgeons will be expected to call some faceless beaurocrat when a patient (or unit as the plan calls them) 70 years and older presents in the ER needing immediate surgery. Parents whose children were born with certain medical problems can find there no longer is help for them.

    It is a nightmare in the making.

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  • Old Fan

    Mr. Hoft, this is silly…

    She clearly was indicating, very poorly, the concept of Health Care requires a State Level reform, not a Federal one.

    Why in the world, after all the folly of the fashion following, would anyone continue down this road which is tanking all credibility?

    Levin has become a parody, Hannity is the source of jokes, Limbaugh is losing his reputation, Palin belongs on the moon with Newt.

    It is truly misguided, far from Conservative.

    And this exploitation of a poorly worded offering from the Conservative Bondi is just more evidence of the dysfunctional effort.

    We have to do better than this, you are better than this.

    Self destruction based on on a weak image game is sinking the once serious Conservative Movement. Time to wake up, stop playing the game.

  • wanumba

    We had the world’s best health care, available to more people, bar none, without any “mandates” or government meddling.

    Private enterprise in healthcare has been wildly successful. One would have to hate human beings to dismantle that.

  • Sasja

    good grief. If I didn’t know better I’d think I had been drinking.

    bureaucrat.

  • wanumba

    #74 January 28, 2012 at 11:47 am
    Old Fan commented:

    We have to do better than this, you are better than this.

    Self destruction based on on a weak image game is sinking the once serious Conservative Movement. Time to wake up, stop playing the game.

    :::::::::::::::

    concern trolls yeech.

  • Sasja

    I should have stated no federal or ‘state’ interference since both can be equally destructive.

  • Multitude

    Conservative to the Core – you made me realize I’ve been totally wrong about this. Romney and Obama both understand something vitally important to preserving American power: health care gives the elites a necessary lever to control the population.

    Consider just how much the middle class is gonna freak when they discover just what the people who back Romney and Obama have done to them. Sold into serfdom. $115 trillion IOUs to China and elsewhere with the middle class pledged to them, while the elites have been dumping all that money into their ventures, their trust funds, their offshore accounts.

    China figured this out; when the elites confiscate farms and the non-elite complains, there’s an organ donation truck on its way. Healthcare is America’s soft version of the same. Resist the elites and you’re placing your life and its care at risk.

    I get it now. I think many of us here just did. Hard to believe we can agree with Soros: Romney and Obama are one and the same effectually.

  • retire05

    #69

    “and to create good health care

    And from that we are to assume that she means forcing Romneycare on all states? Please, talking about hearing only what you want to hear.

    Perhaps creating good health care means tort reform so that doctors, hospitals and labs can provide quality heath care at reduced rates because they are not burdered with the threat of some overly litigious lawyer who finds a willing dupe ready to sue for the purpose of a paycheck. Perhaps good health care includes giving those charitable organizations encouragement to open free health clinics that are not a burden on the taxpayer. It could mean any number of things.

    You are reading into her answer what is not spoken.

    Has all common sense and rational thought been dismissed by the knee-jerk reactions of some on this blog?

  • Sasja

    The issue is not what she said. The issue is, are we, as a people, going to continue to allow any government to continue to interfere in what can, and should, be handle in the private sector.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    …specially after his harebrained statement about a base on the moon…

    Did he advocate paying for this with taxpayer money?

    If he didn’t, then he can say whatever he likes.

  • daBland

    Most of you are incapable of critical thought–we have all kinds of state mandates, and none of them remove choice! Choice and consequence are two different things. You either purchase private health insurance, or pay a tax for the state being MANDATED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT to provide your care. If you are a conservative, you HAVE TO UNDERSTAND that when the federal government passes laws, it’s really just a mandate to the state to run its’ programs. So if the federal government mandates hospitals care without discrimination, MA is on the hook for it. AND IT WAS BANKRUPTING THE STATE. If we are going to actually change the paradigm of our government back to conservatism, we need to understand what is causing the problem..and it isn’t Pam Bondi or Mitt Romney, or elusive entities like ‘the establishment’.

    UGH!

  • retire05

    #72, Sasja: “There should be no federal intervention in health care.”

    But what about the regulation of drugs? Is that not also “federal intervention?” So are you willing to have pharmaceuticals put on the market that have not received FDA approval? Are you willing to end state intervention by ending the practice of states testing doctors before they are granted a license to practice medicine?

  • jainphx

    sasja=== You are fast becoming one of my heros with your common sense and grasp of the games being played at our expense, and some just to blind to see.

  • NO on Romney! If the Floridians f##k this up on Tuesday, yes, we are all screwed!

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  • jainphx

    deBland=== sorry but thats just a load of crap.

  • Skinner

    Jim, you are off the reservation with this posting.

    Sad to read the silliness that exists in others minds.

    Reading these posts is painful. I do hope you all vote against Obama and don’t sit at home in a huff.

    Remember, Obama is the RESULT, not the cause.

    .

  • Tim

    #16

    WAKE UP!! The article that doesn’t quote a Rick Santorum quote (lol) is BUNK! Santorum has NEVER supported individual mandates. Here’s a clip from a debate in October 1994, all you have to do is watch the first 5 minutes to see that Santorum was just as against the individual mandate back then as he is now. The most interesting part is that the argument rings true still today. Jim needs to post this video.
    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/SenatorialDebat

  • CS

    Yes, we’re screwed. In FL debate Romney said he’ll repeal ObamaCare. He will replace ObamaCare with his RomneyCare (the original version of ObamaCare).

  • jainphx

    Hmos were invented by the left and fought for and sponsored by Teddy Kennedy, who just a decade later damned the same hmos that he created. Hmo’s were the start of nationalized health care. When Parmacy’s found that the prices they charged were guaranteed by the government, the prices shot up exponentially as the cost to attend college. With Pell grants and student loans that also guaranteed payment wow did the cost change. The government is trying to be our friend by screwing us to the floor.

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  • GrandmaC

    Please people – do your own research. BLOOD MONEY – ROMNEY CONVICTED OF MEDICARE FRAUD !!! Why is no one talking about this?

    Debating in Tampa, Florida in late-January, while falsely characterizing Newt Gingrich’s income from his government consulting work, Mitt Romney denied that Bain did “any work with the government like Medicaid and Medicare”. Now we learn that Bain, under Romney’s “supervision”, purchased and ran the Damon Corporation, who pled guilty to Federal conspiracy charges as a result of tens of millions of dollars in systemic Medicare fraud committed under Romney’s and Bain’s control. Damon was fined over $119-million which was, at the time, the largest criminal healthcare fine in Massachusetts history and Mr. Romney’s participation was characterized in 1996 by Corporate Crime Reporter thusly: “As manager and board member of Damon Corp, Mitt Romney sits at the center of one of the top 15 corporate crimes of the 1990’s.”

    http://mittsbloodmoney.com/?utm_source=Blood%2BMoney%2BEmail&utm_medium=Email%2BBlast&utm_term=Blood%2BMoney&utm_campaign=Blood%2BMoney%2BMitt

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  • Sandy

    If we are going to have a healthcare for all system — it would be better to have it done by the states than the Federal Government. At least this way we don’t have Big Brother making our life and death decisions based on age and viability. Also states will be competing to bring in new citizens and more insurance companies will be competing for our business. Could be a win win but in any case it would be better to have Little Brother running our Healthcare System than Big Brother.

    So it sounds like Romney will overturn Obamacare to get this done. At least he didn’t lie about that.

  • Greenstew

    Everyone talks about character so let me tell you what I see in Mitts character. I see him standing on national tv and telling all kinds of lies. He claims to be a christian but lies to the American people. That tells me alot about this mans character. We have a liar in the WH we don’t need another. I guess Mitt’s faith doesn’t include the 10 commandments. The only man that can beat Obama and the media is Newt. So I already did my early voting on Thursday morning and after watching Mitt lie at Thursday evening’s debate I am so glad I voted for Newt.

  • Ausonius

    #90 Tim
    Yeah, I’ll go out on a limb and predict Jim won’t post that link, as the postings are so utterly pro-Newt, I doubt showing Rick’s constancy is on the agenda.
    I gave the web address for probably the same debate, with a position paper from that election also that clearly shows Rick didn’t support the mandate (#68).
    All of the pronewts out here don’t seem to care what his actual positions were.

  • Sandy

    Skinner #89

    Reading these posts is painful. I do hope you all vote against Obama and don’t sit at home in a huff.

    Right Obama Is The Problem not the solution. At least we know with Romney this is is business solution and not a redistribution of wealth.

  • jainphx

    Newt is just a cymbal of the fight against the Establishment, and not the best we could have, but Romney is a lying power hungry evil person. He claims to follow Mormonism, but how can he, abortion is anathma to them, yet he claimed to be pro choice when it suited him. Now, now he is pro life. What a magical reformation. He was pro Homosexual marriage in his bid for first the senate, and then governor. Now, now he is anti both. What a magical reformation. I could go on all day with his Reformations, but you get the picture, or at least you should. Alas there are none blinder than those who refuse to see.

  • Sparky

    I keep saying Romney is a lying side-winder, and that there is no political difference between he and Obama.

    Now the evidence is becoming public.

    Everyone thought Ron Paul was the dangerous candidate.

    Instead, it is Mitt Romney who is dangerous, because he actually may win the Presidency!

  • AnnaS

    This site is moving in the direction of conspiracy blogs! Geez Louise.

  • jainphx

    AnnaS Please refute any assertions made against Romney, and then when you’re done with that, Please name ONE conservative thing he done as Governor, and please don’t tell me he was in a dark blue state. Ones heart should not be on a roller coaster if he really held conservative notions. The Establishment tried to slip him passed us as they did with the Kenyan disaster we have now.

  • Wondering

    Why isn’t this video posted everywhere? This is a great insight of how Mitt thinks and would run the country as President. I think the other blogs and news media are worried about Mitt’s true views and don’t want it to come out. It does show however the media’s intentional way of distorting facts for their gain.

  • jainphx

    The path way to Auschwitz was paved by people that either didn’t see or refused to see. Wake up to the fact that we have a faction of people in power that have no feeling as to we the people, just their thirst for power and money. They can not stand the light that is being brought on them, and the fight is on. Newt for better or worse, at this moment, is standing between them and us. Do I want someone else? You betcha.

  • valerie

    A preview of what the Dems will bring against Romney. This looks like Ted Kennedy’s winning oppo research, turned into a rather long video.

    http://markamerica.com/2012/01/28/so-shocking-im-speechless/

  • Sasja

    retire05. Gee, I’m sorry. I thought we were talking about who, or what, should decide the type of insurance a person can have, and how much medical care they are allowed.

    FDA. Of course there does need to be some oversite as to the viability and safety of new drugs and the FDA is responsible for that. I really do not find that a problem. I will find it a problem when the FDA, under new laws, dictates which available drugs are allowed and which are not. Note. I said available drugs.

    An aside: saw an article, and I’ll try to source it for you, that since government funding has been cut, those funds have been picked up by pharmaceutical companies. So, there appears to be some private sector involvement after all.

  • lizzy84

    I want a candidate with conservative convictions, not a political opportunist. Three states into the primary season is too soon to give up on that standard.

  • jainphx

    lizzy84===== You hit it out of the park, the establishment wants this all rapped up.

  • Patty

    Nothing new about a leftover or holdover from the campaign for presidency in 08. He has had 10 years to lay out his script and pretense of Conservatism. He mandated Romney Care.

    He lost the bid for our nominee not for nothing. He is unqualified and I was appalled to hear he calls himself a Conservative. Romney spin.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_w9pquznG4

    Romney’s efforts to get right with the right landed him in trouble. Running against Ted Kennedy for the Senate in 1994, he declared, “I don’t line up with the NRA” on gun control. By 2008, Romney had reversed himself on his [and other issues], which quickly gave rise to charges of hypocrisy and opportunism. A YouTube video began making the rounds that captured him firmly stating his liberalish social views, comically juxtaposing them with his newly adopted arch-conservative stances. From then on, the flip-flopper label was firmly affixed to Mitt’s forehead.

    Oh, and also the one about this “lifelong” devotion to hunting, which turned out to mean he’d done it twice. “I’m not a big-game hunter,” Romney said, then explained that his preferred prey were rodents, rabbits, and such–“small varmints, if you will.”

    He couldn’t fathom why the caricature of him was sticking. When Romney’s staff showed him the devastating YouTube video, his first reaction was ,”Boy, look how young I was back then.”

    http://www.issues2000.org/2012/Mitt_Romney_Gun_Control.htm

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/04/29/video-romneys-message-to-nra-gets-lukewarm-reception/

    Massachusetts one of the most liberal states in America.
    ________

    Among Romney’s positives is the fact that he has a demonstrated ability to trick liberals into voting for him. He was elected governor of Massachusetts — one of the most liberal states in the union — by appealing to Democrats, independents and suburban women.

    It’s worth noting at the start that it’s ridiculous to say that “conservative purists” somehow sat silent as McCain emerged as the nominee. Conservatives criticized McCain for years – for good reason – and tried desperately to prevent his nomination. A more interesting question is, how could anybody who skewered McCain so ferociously be so forgiving to Romney? This may be jarring to some, but the sad reality is that as bad as McCain’s record may have been on issues that matter to conservatives, Romney’s record is further to the left.

    Let’s just start with some of the examples Coulter uses against McCain. She doesn’t think any conservative should do business with Ted Kennedy to pass liberal legislation? Well, here’s what Romney had to say about the liberal lion at the April 2006 signing of the Massachusetts health care law:

    I want to thank the many, many, people in this room who were critical to crafting and coaxing the bold health care initiative that I’m about to sign. There are a lot of parents to this initiative, as you know… Senator Kennedy – together we pitched the secretaries on our vision to insure more citizens, and on the need for federal support to make the vision real. His work in Washington and behind the scenes on Beacon Hill was absolutely essential…It’s now my pleasure to introduce my collaborator and friend, Senator Edward Kennedy.

    Watch the video here. http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/romneys-record-left-john-mccains

  • jainphx

    rapped up=== wrapped up.

  • Sasja

    jainphx #92. You are so right.

    Watching ole Teddy attack that which he created was political theatre at its finest. I only remember one person calling him on it. Rush.

  • Karla

    Well now I have to go and dig out both appearances and find out exactly what was said by Rush and then Bondi as this 1:23 clip does not explain anything for me…Since it was on VanSusterns show I guess I want to hear her ask Bondi when Bondi finished her comparison to please explain what she meant when she said Romney’s plan would/since there supposedly was a comparison going on previously between Romneycare and Obamacare did she mean that once repealed when elected he would put forth another plan(which BTW I read the GOP House is putting a plan together in case the SCOTUS rules)and is that what she is referring to or was she in fact talking about the differences in the two plans from the beginning and in her rush to differentiate did not use correct verbiage. I would think that as a so called journalist those questions would have been asked…. if not why have someone on?????
    I guess like with anything else I will do some research to find out as it seems sadly there are very few places where one can go and be sure that clips and stories are not being offered that are totally agenda free one way or another…….as it is hard to determine with just a 1:23 clip the intent and I need much more than that to base my vote on….JMO As an still undecided FL voter who has 3 days to finally decide I feel I owe it to myself to see this from all sides……

  • jainphx

    Patty===== that is just earth shattering, really good work

  • GOP KICKS ASS

    As a true conservative, I support the mandates and Romney and Romneycare, but not Obamacare and they are NOT the same thing so please Mr. Hoff stop lying about it – you sound as evil as Rachel Madcow. Romneycare is 2,000 pages less and Obamacare is still being written. Good for you Mitt, I hope you win and all you heartless morons lose.

  • geewhiz

    In the posted video I did hear her say she’d be on Mitt’s task force, but I didn’t hear her say anything about wanting Mass. plan in all 50 states. Someone please find that in the transcript?

  • The moonbase has my vote, in front of Obamneycare, Social Security, Medicare, and all the rest. Do you think my kids want to see the purpose of their lives as being the source of support for a bunch of indolent Boomers? The frontier will free us all.

  • valerie

    “#94 January 28, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    GrandmaC commented:

    Please people – do your own research. BLOOD MONEY – ROMNEY CONVICTED OF MEDICARE FRAUD !!! Why is no one talking about this?”

    Ok, granny, you and I found the same video. Just to clarify: Mitt Romney personally was not convicted of fraud, although the entity Damon Clinical Laboratories, owned by Bain, was involved in fraud.

    Mitt Romney has been running on his experience with Bain and how that qualifies him to be President. What I heard Gingrich say is that Bain was engaged in several questionable deals, that Mitt’s activities at Bain had nothing to do with whether or not Bain made a profit, and that because Mitt was relying on his experience at Bain, his role there was an area of legitimate inquiry.

    I suspect we now know why the Romney camp went into full attack mode, in an attempt to mischaracterize Newt’s remarks as “an attack on capitalism.” Fraud isn’t capitalism.

    Right now it looks to me like he was either involved in fraud, or he was tucked into a cushy, insulated zone far from reality to act as a figurehead and cover so that others could commit fraud.

  • Jack Mack

    I watched that video and nowhere – and in no way – is Bondi talking about MassCare. She’s discussing the qualities and approaches he would support being enacted by states.

  • Sasja

    #117. Than you, sir, are no conservative.

  • Lynn

    All that said, it would be IN THE STATES HANDS…as more things should be! or are you all against state rights?

  • jainphx

    #117==== It seems you are kicking your own a$$.

  • Ausonius

    #114 Karla:
    You are correct in your observation that there are few places where one can go and not get a slant. I’m kinda tired of now having to look up original sources all the time, because you can’t trust the postings.
    It is an eye-opener for me this year seeing the degree that so-called conservative media can behave like the left, in terms of slanting and ommitting stories for the clear purpose of benefitting a particular candidate.
    If you find that sight, I’ld like to know. Real Clear Politics seems to post a wide range of stories, both right and left. In fact, it is the first place I had seen the most recent hit piece on Santorum. I don’t view it every day, so I can’t speak to if it seems to be favoring one or the other.

  • Ripped

    #65 January 28, 2012 at 11:32 am
    Martin T commented:

    “The “disgrace” belongs to Romney, and in a just world his political “career” — such as it is — would be over.”

    The same would apply to 0bama, Gingrich and Santorum. They are 4 of a kind.

  • Multitude

    83/deBland: Contrary to the claim, many here are engaging in extensive thought. The problem intrinsic to your communitarian model is that they all inevitably must lead to totalitarianism. From Plato forward, states that impose contractual responsibilities for the providing of any form of welfare funded through redistributive means must invariably race toward a totalizing control of its citizenry. I’m glad Levin came out with his book on some of these concepts – I suggest you read it (I haven’t yet as well but I’ve spent several decades becoming intimately familiar with theory from the pre-Socratics to contemporary American analytical and European Continental systems.

    One of the most remarkable thinkers to come to this conclusion was Jacques Ranciére, who was the preeminant Communist theorist’s understudy (Louis Althusser) and he realized as well that communitarian models had no option but to lead to totalitarian outcomes. Romney and Obama both lead down the path; Obama’s just a lot more intellectually honest about it.

    George Soros: “There’s no material difference between Romney and Obama.”

    I agree.

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  • lizzy84
  • Patty

    Money has always made candidates. Why is it you hear Obama bound for the Billion mark. He is no stranger to campaigns. He won on this. Others do the dirty work and he just keeps on making pretty little lying speeches.

    Smile, wink and a nod. Hugging Babies, dragging the down trodden up on stage. Promises more and his vision isn’t over.

    Yes, Romney will play the same game and it looks like the one with the most to lose will win.

    Obama believes he is not finished with our nation, ignore the Congress blame Bush and the same rhetoric and our discouragement God Forbid for another 4 years.

    Romney is a leftover and there were reasons he lost. From on Flip Floppy to another one with Chicago Thuggery and this campaign looks mean now, God helps us, you haven’t seen mean.

    Romney/Obama that could be the ticket. So, either way one is worse or the same.

    Gingrich may not be your choice but Romney will be another Obama.

  • A key pillar in the 2010 midterm victories: anti-ObamaCare narrative over an unconstitutional mandate.

    A key pillar in the 2012 predicted General Election loss: pro-mandate at the state level.

    I can hear Dem strategists cackling now. They probably wanted to hug Florida’s AG after her Greta interview on Fri. evening.

    Another prediction: third party in the future, splitting conservative and moderate wings in GOP. Advantage: Big Government Democrats.

    My frustration: conservatives who have influence and sat on the sidelines as this debacle took root and grew.

  • Multitude

    As one with no dog in the hunt, I think we need to let the Romney voters understand that their association will haunt them as the pathetic fools who voted for Obama’s “hope and change” nonsense will haunt them. We will openly mock, shun and shame those fools who vote for the Republican Obama.

    Newt is a mess. Ron Paul’s insane. Santorum is a social terror. Even Obama is better than Romney given that at least we can blame the Democrats for the inevitable failure.

  • Patty

    A Double Failure

    There’s good reason for his change of position. The Massachusetts plan was supposed to accomplish two things-achieve universal health insurance coverage while controlling costs. As Romney wrote in the Wall Street Journal, “Every uninsured citizen in Massachusetts will soon have affordable health insurance and the costs of health care will be reduced.” In reality, the plan has done neither.

    Perhaps the most publicized aspect of the Massachusetts reform is its mandate that every resident have health insurance, whether provided by an employer or the government or purchased individually. “I like mandates,” Romney said during a debate in New Hampshire. “The mandate works.” But did it?

    Technically the last day to sign up for insurance in compliance with that mandate was November 15, though as a practical measure Massachusetts residents actually had until January 1, 2008. Those without insurance as of that date will lose their personal exemption for the state income tax when they file this spring. In 2009, the penalty will increase to 50 percent of the cost of a standard insurance policy.

    Such a mandate was, of course, a significant infringement on individual choice and liberty. As the Congressional Budget Office noted, the mandate was “unprecedented,” and represented the first time that a state has required that an individual, simply because they live in a state and for no other reason, must purchase a specific government- designated product.

    It was also a failure.

    When the bill was signed, Governor Romney, the media, state lawmakers, and health care reform advocates hailed the mandate as achieving universal coverage. “All Massachusetts citizens will have health insurance. It’s a goal Democrats and Republicans share, and it has been achieved by a bipartisan effort,” Romney wrote.

    http://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/v30n1/cpr30n1-1.html

    Much more at site

  • Mr. Potato Head

    I’m amused at how Pam Bondi says she respects Rush Limbaugh and then goes on to disavow his statements about RomneyObamaCare.

    In reality, nominating Mitt Romney effectively takes the single-most significant issue (ObamaCare) off the table in a debate.

    Romney has tried several ploys in an attempt to convince you that the similarities between the two plans are trivial. He is being disingenuous. The first thing out of Mitt’s mouth when healthcare comes up is that on day one, he will repeal it.

    Why does it come out so absolute and forcefully? Because he is trying to get you to ignore the common threads, remove it from your consideration.

    Mitt Romney has lost more campaigns in his career than he has won. He has been running for president since 2095. He will say and do anything to get your vote, it’s his final shot and he knows it.

    Do not nominate this man!

  • Patty

    Moreover, the cost of the plan is also likely to continue rising, because the Massachusetts reform has failed to hold down the cost of health care. When Romney signed his plan he claimed “a key objective is to lower the cost of health insurance for all our citizens and allow our citizens to buy the insurance plan that fits their needs.” In actuality, insurance premiums in the state are expected to rise 10–12 percent next year, double the national average.

    http://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/v30n1/cpr30n1-1.html

    Much more at site

  • Conservative Ken

    We’re screwed! Just figuring that out now?

    The only institution large enough to hold Government accountable is the People. Therefore, every effort has been made to keep us dived. Every effort! With a dived people the Fed can do whatever it wants.

  • Mr. Potato Head

    Edit: running since 2005

  • Patty

    ClintonRomneyEdwardsCare

    Despite the problems being encountered in Massachusetts, the Romney plan continues to receive a surprising amount of support as a model for reform. The health care plans advocated by all three of the leading Democratic presidential candidates- Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama-are all substantially the same as Romney’s. They are all variations of a concept called “managed competition,” which leaves insurance privately owned but forces it to operate in an artificial and highly regulated marketplace similar to a public utility. All of their plans include an individual mandate (only for children in Obama’s case, and for everyone in Clinton’s and Edwards’s plans), increased regulation, a government-designed standard benefits package, and a new pooling mechanism similar to the Connector.

    Romney denounces Senator Clinton’s plan as “government run health care,” but there really is very little difference between the Romney and Clinton plans.

    In addition, several states have been seeking to use Massachusetts as a model for their own reforms. In California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger added an employer mandate to a plan that otherwise looked very much like the Massachusetts plan. Other states considering similar proposals include Alaska, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia. Although none of these proposals has made it into law, several remain under active consideration.

    http://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/v30n1/cpr30n1-1.html

    Much more at site

  • Patty

    So, who knows the exact number of uninsured in America. As long as Obama fails and more Americans become unemployed the figure will rise. Who will pay those who are thankful the have work and yet some of these people are struggling but they will pay for Obama/Romney care. and pay and pay.

    These are the middle classes that Obama loves so very much. He wants to help them by lying to the American people that the higher tax bracket doesn’t pay their far share. Why, someone has to cover his mandates.

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  • Aaron Z.

    And how exactly, would a President Romney force the states to adopt the same policies of Massachusetts without making it national policy, which is what Obamacare is?

    He can’t. AG Biondi never said he would. She said she was going to be part of the health-care task force to “create good health care,” a meaningless, feel-good bromide. If Romney follows through on repealing ObamaCare because he thinks the federal government can’t impose health-care reform on all the states, then he can’t turn around and impose health-care reform on all the states.

    Jim Robinson is just plain wrong here.

  • Eringobragh

    I don’t believe this woman. She’s not a close advisor. For all anyone knows, these are her own personal wishes, but not necessarily Mitt’s.

  • lizzy84

    #142
    @Eringobragh commented.
    ————————————————————————————————–
    The facts, may cause you to reconsider:
    Bondi’s political advisers in FL are Brett Doster and Mike Hanna, who are Romney backers. Doster is Romney’s senior Florida strategist.

    You can read the whole story here:
    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2012/01/pam-bondi-backs-mitt-romney.html

  • Karla

    #125 Ausonius
    I have always done my own research anyway however will not fib and say that with the new info areas that opened up perhaps became a bit lazy and to a degree trusting and like you have taken a step back when it hit me that I must approach all a bit wearily and once again rely on myself and my own memory of events along with the ole stand by my gut reactions….I have said for years to any that would listen that to be careful as even the pundits/commentators on my side of the aisle are not without their own agenda/it is simply more subtle at times

    As a small Gov’t fiscal Conservative long before they had their own name I have always had to delve to find the candidate be it local or National that best fit my beliefs(and not always successfully I night add)so it is not a new task for me…..
    Like you RCP is actually one of my first stops along with a plethora of others that I then have to determine and decide. Sadly though what I find even more annoying are those that jump on a bandwagon and fail to see the forest for the trees…..or even worse think there is the perfect person and when it is not their choice sit home and make no choice…..if I am lucky enough to find the unbiased spot I will let you know but I was told a long time ago that while some get lucky in the end you make your own luck………………:-)

  • Johnny “Stanford” Davis

    The person in this video just said that Romney would repeal Obamacare.

    That’s pretty out there as far as fails go.

  • Deb

    When I saw this on Greta last night my heart jump. This woman is representing 26 states in the Union. She has no business being on anyone’s committee. Bondi needs to step down leading this fight and allow someone else.

    I agree with another poster on this one. When Rick comments to Romney is this last debate brought up Romneycare. Now Bondi on Greta’s show disclosing this. Romney is smelling more and more like Obama to me.

    I am pro Newt. What is wrong with young people having a goal to go to the moon. China and Russia will do it.

  • mcc

    #106 valerie’s got the video to watch…imagine what Team BO will do with it:

    http://markamerica.com/2012/01/28/so-shocking-im-speechless/

  • StrangernFiction

    Let’s try this again.

    Pam Bondi is going to be part of Willard’s health care policy team which will attempt to undo Obamacare “AND TO CREATE GOOD HEALTH CARE.”

    So in Pam Bondi’s view, Mitt Romney is going to not only repeal Obamacare but is going to push his own health care reforms.

    Now what kind of reforms are we talking about? Well if we are to believe Mitt Romney they will likely include some top-down reforms, because he instituted a top-down program in Massachusetts and he believes it works. Is Romney going to push a free-market reform plan that he believes does not work?

    At the very least it is safe to say that he is going to push for a blend of free-market reforms and more government involvement, which would very likely put the camel’s nose back under the tent under the guise of “conservative reforms.” A worse situation than what we now have.

    Or maybe Romney is just lying about Romneycare’s track record. HIS track record would certainly make this a strong possibility.

  • i’m 68yrs old and at no time in my life can i remember the american people stand up and tell the people in government what they want like they did with obamacare. of course obama and the democrats didn’t listen. evidently romney isn’t listening either.

  • StrangernFiction

    She said she was going to be part of the health-care task force to “create good health care,” a meaningless, feel-good bromide.

    Or perhaps the meaningless, feel-good bromide is that Romney is going to push for the full repeal of Obamacare.

  • lizzy84

    #148
    @SnF commented:
    ..maybe Romney is just lying about Romneycare’s track record. HIS track record would certainly make this a strong possibility.
    ———————————————————————————————–
    Just quote from the Book of Mitt on MA Healthcare {p 100} and watch them scatter like rats:
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/the-book-on-mitt-romney-here-is-john-mccains-ent

  • Aaron Z.

    Or perhaps the meaningless, feel-good bromide is that Romney is going to push for the full repeal of Obamacare.

    It could be. But nowhere does Romney nor Bondi say they’re going to force health-care reforms on all the states. The title of the post is misleading, and Jim Robinson is wrong.

    Free Republic hates Romney. I get that. But to say that this tape shows that Romney is going to force Romenycare on all the states isn’t true.

    The only way we’re going to make our way out of this mess is by clear thinking. It’s going to take several election cycles and accurate, honest reporting of the facts.

    This video clip has a misleading title. That’s irrefutable.

  • Sasja

    #149. Tommy McDonnell

    And that is why we find ourselves in this mess.

  • Just like obama

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  • kato

    The Wall Street Journal noted that Romney adviser, Norm Coleman (the Clueless Party clod who got beat by Al Franken) has also hinted that Romney’s commitment to repealing ObamaCare may not be a firm one.

  • Mama Grizzly

    FOR ANY WHO CARE TO LISTEN AND LEARN:

    “#61 January 28, 2012 at 11:25 am
    Multitude commented:

    George Soros said this week: There’s no real difference between Obama and Romney, other than Obama seems pretty tired and unenergetic these days.

    So what’s this make Rommey? A Federalist states-right big government fascist? Why do I feel like we’re on the receiving end of a bait and switch scam? How is Romney not Obama?”

    ———————–

    Okay. This is how the operatives work, people. Now will you put your trust in George Soros? Just because he said something. You are being set up like a cattle drive, or worse, a herd of deer being circled and slaughtered by wolves because of your panicky nature. “Oh my G-d, Romney is just like Obama.” What utter tosh.

    First, calm down.

    Second, try to get your thinkers back on.

    Now . . .

    OF COURSE George Soros wants to shoot Romney out of the race. Romney understands business. HE UNDERSTANDS BUSINESS. Am I getting through yet?

    Soros knows that. Soros knows that Mitt knows what Soros is doing, what he’s up to. It is imperative to Soros to give Romney the boot.

    So Soros has hired a giant team of people to come onto blogs just like this one and scream “fire” and you all stampede.

    Romney is NOT FOR OBAMACARE. Romney is for STATES RIGHTS.

    There is no discussion here of any of the particulars regarding Romney’s plan or even what he set up in MA. That’s on purpose. George keeps finding the talking points and concerns of the conservatives and then tries to manipulate them the way he likes to manipulate currencies.

    Wake up.

    Study.

    Stop freaking out over buzz words. MA wanted a way to protect the poor and their hospital system. The majority is happy with the way it’s working. Every state needs to figure it out for themselves.

    But I’m sure I don’t have to remind you that several hospitals in CA have gone out of business taking care of the uninsured and immigrants for free. Someone has to pay.

    The silly operatives here continually try to paint Romney as some control freak Godzilla. And a lot of people are falling for it.

    The only candidate Obama fears is Romney.

    This is the truth.

    In fact, Obama is SO DESPERATE that he is trying to nab the issues that unite Americans–his State of the Union campaign speech? One point after the other grabbed straight off of the Republican debates.

    Be smart. Don’t panic.

  • Bob Rabetsky

    I think Jim Robinson has his own agenda on this one – I didn’t hear Pam Bondi say anything about Romneycare in every state – stop acting like the lefties and making crap up to create a sensationalized story – so far in all 19 debates Romney has made it clear that each state will be allowed to create the health plan that is best for them – I heard nothing in this interview that changes that.

  • kato

    Still, Romney’s message is that the states should decide. The question is what sort of federal support he would give or withhold from states that do or do not require, respectively, a mandate.

    The “ObamaCare = RomneyCare = socialism” above is simpleminded nonsense. We’ve had a degree of socialized medicine now for over 50 years, and I haven’t seen a conservative groundswell for repealing it. Now all of a sudden cartoon conservatives are clamoring for something they probably don’t even believe in. There is no free market for medical care for the simple reason that we, as a society, don’t let the poor die because they can’t afford medical care. If any of you believe that private firms, or even churches, have the wherewithal to cover the medical expenses of the indigent in the 21st century, then you’re out of your mind. And, quite frankly, I think a lot of you are out of your minds.

  • retire05

    Mama Grizzly

    “Be smart. Don’t panic.”

    That is not a trait you will find here.

    What they are complaining about, socialized medicine, they don’t seem to realize they already have. It is called Medicare and it is used to redistribute their wealth via health care. And for 60 years they have done nothing about it.

    But good luck finding a doctor when you reach that age who is willing to take approx. 65% of their charges just to treat you. I wonder if any of them would be willing to work now at a 35% cut in pay just so the guy next to them could draw the same amount of pay, although the guy does less work? I doubt it. But that is how M/M works. You pay in all your life, all the while taking care of yourself, not abusing drugs, not being a drunk, not smoking, and the guy who lived on the edge his entire life will get the very same benefits you do. Redistribution of wealth.

  • retire05

    kato, the truth of the matter is that the federal government does not have the authority to force state legislatures to create laws that deal with any issue, including health care.

  • RCL

    Bob, if Romney’s going to leave it to the states what Healthcare Team has Mitt invited Ms. Bondi to sit on? Don’t you understand English? She said “to undo this AND TO CREATE GOOD HEALTHCARE”.

    Don’t criticize us because you choose to be duped by your man Mitt.

    This isn’t just Romney. The whole GOP leadership wants national healthcare as much as Obama. They’ll force it down our throats just like Obama. Follow the money. If you haven’t figured it out. it’s not Donkeys vs. Elephants it’s the governing class against America.

  • Kaye

    Just go look at the new Think progress add on their website .It at Hot air also. Obama care and romney care. Obama and romney say the same things in defense of their plans. There is even an erie comparison with them taking about state plans. They are laughing. We are screwed.

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  • retire05

    “its not Donkeys vs. Elephants its the governing class against America.”

    What mindless pap. Are we to assume we are in the second age of the robber barons?

  • Sasja

    OK, you schlubs. Listen up. We are going to continue to grab more power by taking control of what remains of approx 1/3 of the private sector economy. We are already hard at work through various agencies of dictating what you can drive, stick in your light sockets, how much food can be planted and harvested, what your children are taught in government run schools, how much of our natural resources can be extracted, who is going to be allowed access to water so they can continue farming.

    So shut up, sit down, and learn to appreciate your government’s ever increasing involvement in your life and livlihood.

  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    Sasja #7

    You need to put that ALL IN CAPS:

    Like, “Keep in mind, folks, THERE IS NO CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT IN THE BELTWAY. We are witnessing the Establishment Republicans’ effort to wrest power from the dims only to give it to themselves. The people be damned.”

    There. Muuuuch better.

  • retire05

    Can any provide me with a list of those Congressmen/Senators that are part of the secret society known as “The Establishment?”

  • Sasja

    retire05. You can be an absolute idiot. Maybe you can understand it’s the ruling class elites vs the citizenry.

  • LIndensant

    I used to be a fan of Pam Bondi and was very surprised when I saw her on stage with Romney. She’s the main advocate against Obamacare in Florida. How can she reconcile what she says now that Romeny wants to do and her support for Romney? Or is she now for Obamacare?

  • Sasja

    A Nonny Mouse. Thanks. Editing does help.

    Retire 05. Give it a rest. Check the Congressional Records and see how congresscritters voted on most any bill and you will have your answer.

  • It’s more correctly the Ruling Class vs. the Country Class.

  • Can’t wait till Nov. 12

    Democrat Tyranny, Republican Tyranny, What’s the difference? For the most part we slept while they of both sides quietly slit our throats.

  • Sasja

    Lindensant. Either she’s been misled, or her price was a position in Romney’s administration. I vote for the latter.

    There’s an old joke about a guy propositioning a woman in a bar. Can’t remember it exactly. However, after a brief back and forth about how much money she needed to sleep with him, when his final offer was deemed too low by the woman, she was insulted and asked the guy just what did he think she was. His reply was that he thought that had already been established and that they were just haggling about the price.

    That’s how I view most pols. For the right price, they’ll get in bed with anyone.

  • retire05

    Ok, if it is the “ruling” class, i.e. Congress, the office of President, every state and local official, do they get to keep their membership card to “The Establishment” when we vote them out of office?

    And Sasja, why did you feel it necessary to insult me when responding? I suggest you start associating with a better class of people.

    Instead of spending so much time here, I suggest, since you are feeling so extremely oppressed by The Establishment, that you spend more time at Thomas.loc.gov and learn what bills your own representative is voting on. Create a group that monitors the bills, can give a clear explaination of them, and rally the electorate when those bills are not in our favor or thwart our Constitutional freedom.

  • henrick

    Where’s the part of the clip where she says they want Romneycare in every state? Where’s the part where she said she’d be part of helping implement it? They’re not in there. Let’s not start making things up to rile up unattentive imbeciles. That’s what the left does.

  • Tom Harris

    Did you people listen to the whole interview (not just the snippet here)? I did. Have you listened to the debates? I have. Romney will attempt to repeal Obamacare from the beginning if he wins the presidency. And his ideas for healthcare are not at all like this forum seems to think. He is for individual ownership of your own health insurance policy (uncoupled from your employment; thus, any federal aid toward payment will go directly to the individual’s insurance payment). He is for widening competition by allowing the purchase of one’s policy across state lines. He is for major tort reform. He is for state’s experimenting with any plan they wish, if they wish; in other words, states’ rights (i.e., federalism). For more on this, go to his website and read about it there. Here are some samples:

    Mitt Romney believes that Obamacare must be repealed. On his first day in office, he will issue an executive order paving the way for waivers from Obamacare for all 50 states. Subsequently, he will call on Congress to fully repeal Obamacare, and advocate reforms that return power to the states, improve access by slowing health care cost increases, and make health insurance portable and flexible for today’s economy.

    The central advantage of our federalist system is that different states will experiment with and settle on the health care solutions that suit their residents best. We can empower states to expand health care access to low-income Americans by block-granting funds for Medicaid and the uninsured. Mitt Romney’s reforms also offer the states resources to help the chronically ill, to improve their access to care, and to improve the functioning of insurance markets for others.

    The tax code currently offers open-ended subsidies for the purchase of insurance through employers. Mitt Romney will expand the tax deduction to also include those who buy their own health insurance. This simple change creates the best of both worlds. Absolutely nothing will change for those who like their current coverage. And individuals who don’t get coverage through their employers will have portable, lower-cost options.

    Mitt Romney believes that the federal regulation of health care should be limited and focused. Obamacare takes an opposite approach and uses federal regulation in an all-encompassing manner. Mitt will use limited federal regulation to correct common failures in insurance markets, while eliminating counterproductive federal rules. For example, individuals who are continuously covered for a specified period of time may not be denied access to insurance because of pre-existing conditions. Mitt also believes that individuals should be allowed to purchase insurance across state lines, free from costly state benefit requirements. Finally, individuals and small businesses should be allowed to form purchasing pools to lower insurance costs and improve choice.

    The current medical liability system encourages defensive medicine and drives up health care costs. To address these problems, Mitt Romney will cap non-economic damages in medical malpractice litigation. He also believes in providing innovation grants to states for additional medical liability reforms, such as alternative dispute resolution or health care courts.

    Mitt Romney will strengthen health savings accounts (HSAs), which help consumers save for health expenses and choose cost-effective insurance. For example, he believes that we should permit HSA funds to be used to pay for health insurance premiums. The market reforms Mitt is proposing will drive down costs, better inform consumers, and improve the quality of health care in our nation.

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  • Sasja

    retire05. I do keep track of what my representatives at the state and federal level are doing. Since most of them are true conservatives, don’t have a whole lot of problems with what they are doing. The city in which I live is not run by a bunch of idiot libs and that is why we are prospering. There are always going to be differences of opinion of some legislation. No one is going to agree with anyone 100% of the time. Our biggest problem, as with most every city and town, is the dismal education system. But we are working on that at the local and state level and have seen a little improvement in some areas but it is an uphill battle. Unions and fed involvement are really impediments to any meaningful changes.

    BTW, altho it really is no concern of yours, I am busy on a whole host of things in the 19 hours I am awake each day. Why don’t you try to not tell people how they should live their lives.

  • Kermit

    Holy Toledo!

    A state governor who would sign a law socializing health care is a socialist who would sign into law the same for all fifty states?!

    Most disturbing are those who do not think that socialized health care is socialism, nor that the supporters of socialized health care are socialist – does the fish see the ocean they are swimming in –

  • retire05

    Sasja,

    that is good. Groups, like Legislative Watch, Taxpayer Watch, etc. not only help you, and your neighbors know what is going on, but they give you information so that you can decide to either re-elected someone or boot them out.

    And perhaps before you get your panties all in a wad, and advise others not to tell you how to live, you should cease resorting to name calling.

  • retire05

    Sasja, since you are so on top of things, how do you feel about H.R. 1022, a resolution that allocates almost 1/2 million bucks for a feel good program of political correctness? Betcha your representative voted for it.

  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    Lizzy84 (commt# 64)

    Also at Free Republic
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2839168/posts
    from comment# 20
    “…. {she} telegraphed the GOP Elites’ plan last night with a tweet that said:

    “States can establish a religion, fed govt can’t. States can require health insurance, fed govt can’t.”

    So they want to use the 10th amendment to shove RomneyCare down our throats …”

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  • Yakov

    In Soviet Amerika, doctor forks YOU!

  • Ron?

    I told ya’ so! Been away about a week or so. I’ve said from day 1 that there is no differance between rOBAMAney and OBAMA! Ever since our betters in the RNC and MSM decided that he was going to be our nominee, I’ve been posting my feelings about rOBAMAney much to the chagrin of the rOBAMAneyites that frequent this blog. The sad thing is that in this situation; I would much rather prefer being wrong on this subject than right. I would like to know what crow tastes like from my detracters. Aren’t you rOBAMAneyites tired of the taste of @$$ yet?

  • Molon Labe

    #9

    Retarded:

    Explain Social Secuiryt’s provision in the Constitution for us and how the 9th and 10th Amendments protected the states will you.

    We’re all so interested in hearing your learned explanation of how this isn’t possible. Yes and do explain the passage of Obamacare for us will you?

  • Alvin

    It appears that she is simply big government at the state level, one of those people that wants to “reform” instead of cutting an entire department. Not very wise.

  • Molon Labe

    #16

    Ripped:

    More half truths, distortions, and lies than Michael Moore claim he is a commited capitalist. Ripped is to the truth what Clinton is to fidelity.

  • Molon Labe

    #180 Sasja:

    I see you have attracted the attention of our resident harpy. Don’t worry she says the same things about everyone here. You are just another in a long line of people who have gotten into the gun sights of this troll. Its hard to argue with someone who knows that 2+2=5. Just like Ripped.

  • Molon Labe

    #170

    Thanks for the Romney campaign commercial.

    No sale. Romney is a liar and a hack. His debate performances are miserable and he has been savaged by everyone up there and he has sat there looking like a beaten puppy. Obama will crush this sad sack. He makes McCain look Macho.

    God, save us from the campaign organizers of Mittens.

  • retire05

    Melon Lobe, there are no provisions for Social Security in the U.S. Constitution, just as there are no provisions in the U.S. Constitution that would deal with the issue of abortion. Many people, including myself, consider the program to be unconstitutional.

    But perhaps you since you indicate that you are well versed on its enactment, and would like to explain to all of us how an unconstitutional act was foised on us?

  • Molon Labe

    #177

    Yes Hendrick I believe you not my lying eyes.

    It must be very, very hard not being able to connect the dots A,B, C. Its so difficult. Let me guess, you’re a congressman aren’t you?

  • Molon Labe

    #193
    Retarded

    When a corrupt government argues that the Constitution is living and laws are silly putty a guillible and ignorant and greedy public will support anything as long as it believes it will benefit them. This is how Hitler came to power. It is how social security was enacted and why there are those who tell us amnesty is such a wonderful thing.

    But then again there are many who believe in un9corns, magic beans, hope and change.

    QED we have Obama for president and a Constitution that hasn’t been used since 1861.

  • Molon Labe

    #176

    Someone has been drinking way, way too much.

    Pot met kettle.

  • Molon Labe

    #167
    Sasja

    Thread winner.

    And prepare to be audited and imprisoned for an indefinite period by Obama’s community organizers re education agency for a peopl’s democracy and paradise.

  • retire05

    Melon Lobe, in other words, you have no clue how a program, clearly unconsitutional, was enacted and foisted on the American taxpayer you try to punt.

    Just as I thought. In spite of your attemps at obfuscation, you continue to fail miserably.

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  • Molon Labe

    #166

    Retarded whispers you don’t want the secret to get out. Repeat: there is no extablishment

    There are no elites

    There are no plebes

    Everything is fine

    Sleep

    And now Retarded reminds you its time for the TWO MINUTES OF HATE!

  • retire05

    Melon Lobe, do you really think insults and perjoratives absolve you from showing what little knowledge of history you possess?

    So why don’t you show everyone here how knowledgable you are about American history and tell us how an unconstitutional program, Social Security, was foisted on the American taxpayer?

    Or is it because you are just such a simpleton that you have no clue?

  • Molon Labe

    Romney’s promises must be viewed in context of his past record. And that record is of governing as a liberal, not a moderate. He has been on every side of an issue but it is actually what he has done that we need to focus on.

    This man is no conservative. He is not a Republican. This is a man who campaigned against Kennedy for senator as “a progressive independent.” A man who attacked Reagan and his policies.

    Does he inspire trust and confidence in you? If he does please contact my Nigerian friend who has exciting financial opportunties lined up for you that will reward you very handsomely for a modest investment. Thank you.

  • retire05

    And Melon Lobe shows that when all else fails, apply Godwin’s Law.

  • AnnaS

    Mama Grizzly, You are 100% right!!!

  • lizzy84

    #184
    @A_Nonny_Mouse commented.
    —————————————————————————————————
    Yes, I read the comment you’re referring to early this morning. It is very hard to trust Mitt Romney on this issue. As time goes on, I think we will find that sentiment holds true for folks across many States.

  • Wondering

    #149 Good point. I can understand why Mitt hasn’t said any thing about the major majority of people against obamacare because he wants to keep it going. But wouldn’t it be good for the other candidates to bring this up? We are still upset about this!
    Government was set up for authority to come from the people to the representatives and NOT from representatives to the people.

  • Molon Labe

    #202

    I would not dare to attempt to lecture you on anything. Why someone who repeatedly tells us 2+2=5 knows it all.

    That’s why we all read every word you print. LOL

  • retire05

    Melon Lobe, thanks for showing that there is another thing you don’t know; the difference between a lecture and a tutorial.

  • Diane

    I’ve been reading (and forwarding to friends) Jim Hoft’s comments on gateway pundit for years. But now I’m beginning to suspect that conservative commentators are going a little off the deep end along with their liberal brethren. I heard the interview with Pam Bondi on Greta’s show and that is NOT what she said. That is, she did NOT say that Mitt Romney (or Pam) wants RomneyCare in every state. This is a gross distortion of her interview. C’mon, Jim…don’t fall into the same trap liberals have…of shading the truth in order to benefit your preferred candidate.

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  • retire05

    #210, Diane, my suggestion would be that Jim stop taking his talking points from Freepers. They had a whole thread on this discussion, with everyone beating up on Bondi, yet none of them had seen the interview or the video of the interview as they kept asking if it was available yet.

  • Sasja

    I’ll take a stab at the SS question put to us by retire05. Briefly, because this is all I can remember being taught. So if I’m wrong, blame my teachers.

    When FDR’s lst New Deal was an total failure in creating any new private sector jobs, a quick fix system, the 1935 Economic Security Act as I think it was originally called,
    was signed into law. This was a way to get older workers to retire so younger ones could take their place. As we all know that didn’t work very either and we didn’t start coming out of the depression until we entered WWII.

  • retire05

    Sasja, they (the bills) are not one and the same, and while mildly connected via the New Deal, therein the similarity ends.

    You have a lot more digging to do. And that is a good thing. The more you know how we got were we are, the better you are to oppose it and demand that it be turned around.

  • Sasja

    That should read, “work very well.”

  • Wondering

    ryanjh replied to your comment on GOP Congressman: Newt More Obnoxious Than Obama / Breitbart.tv:

    Maybe…but Newt spent 10 years advocating for the Individual Mandate for Health Care

    Above is a reply to an earlier post I did.

    What are the facts on this? I’m not trying ask a stupid question. Just looking for info.

  • retire05

    Sasja, here is your first clue: there was no Economic Security Act. The Social Security Act was designed and given life in FDR’s Economic Security Commission.

    And while the Commission, and the SS, were part of the New Deal, the Commission dealth with other economic issues as well, such as the slaughter of 6,000,000 hogs to drive up the ever falling price of pork.

  • Sasja

    Like I said. I’m relying only on what I remember. I believe the term Social Security was first coined by a guy named Epstein. Don’t remember his first name. Why don’t you enlighten us?

    I have read that the precursor to SS was the promise to enlistees in the Union Army a type of retirement benefit.

  • Pam Bondi (R) – Is against Better Health Care for Americans who have the highest costs in the world…. rolling eyes’

  • Diane

    Retire 05, interesting …(about people getting worked up without having seen the actual video…sheesh!) I was shocked to see Hoft print this because Bondi is actually one of conservative’s best WARRIORS against ObamaCare:
    From http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Pam-Bondi-Obamacare-resolution/2012/01/25/id/425489 :

    “Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is aguing the state’s suit against the Obama healthcare law before the U.S. Supreme Court, calling it ‘one of the biggest cases of our lifetime.’

    “Florida and 26 other states have filed suit over the new law, contending it’s unconstitutional to force people to buy health insurance. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in March and is expected to decide by the end of June, Bondi said.”

    “This is truly a case of great national importance, if not one of the biggest cases of our lifetime. Because it’s so much more than about healthcare,” she told Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview.

    “If the federal government can do this, they can force us to do anything,” she said.

    Read more on Newsmax.com: Florida AG Bondi: ‘We Need a Resolution’ on Obamacare
    And BTW, Gingrich is Newsmax’ preferred candidate, but unlike gateway pundit, they were fair with Bondi.

  • Sasja

    retire05. Thanks for the info. I guess I have some research to do.

  • kakypat

    I think this is confirmation of their plan to “repeal and replace.” So, I have to ask……replace with what? Romneycare?

    BTW, Romney’s bold statement that he will repeal Obamacare is absurd. He can’t do that by himself, or with just one house of the congress.

  • Molon Labe

    #209 Retarded

    2+2=5

    Some lecture. Yawn. Keep trolling. LOL

  • Molon Labe

    #204

    Retarded:

    You demonstrate the Peter Principle. Now who promoted you to the first grade.

  • retire05

    Abraham.. Abraham Epstein

    He wrote a number of books on old age. And he formed a group called American Association for Old-Age Security. Epstein, a Russian, promoted the socialistic system of government funded old-aged monitary assistance. To my knowledge, he was a Bolshevik.

    But there were many in the U.S. who appreicated the efforts of Communist Russia at the time. One was Rex Tugwell, who FDR put in charge of agriculture.

  • Molon Labe

    As Romney said a government that can dictate whatever it wishes to the serfs “is nothing to get angry about.” The sort of person who supports this has no idea what liberty means nor cherishes what the founding fathers established.

    Romeny is a liar, a man without principles nor values.

  • retire05

    Melon Labe, since you have already proven that your intellect has not managed to get you past the 5th grade, your efforts to redeem youself have failed.

    Stop digging. Your hole is only getting deeper and you continue to embarrass yourself.

  • Jason S.

    Newt spoke out in support of individual mandates for years, even included it in his 2008 book. Mitt has no intention of getting rid of an individual mandate but merely to replace Obama’s with his own version. The only candidate running – who also happens to be a medical doctor and understands the medical profession, how it works, and how its been hurt by gov’t interference – is Ron Paul. Either support him or deal with the fact that you will be voting for an individual mandate supporting politician. There’s nothing else to discuss on this topic.

  • Wondering

    #220

    I guess my concern with the validity of you example is 1 day before the last debate, Mitt’s behind the scene guy was interviewed and said they would NOT repeal all of obamacare. It’s the half truths I have a problem with. I can’t trust him. I already have that with obama.

  • Wondering

    #228

    Thanks for the info. I like Ron Paul ‘s domestic views but can’t go along with his foreign views. Anyone who does not back Isreal does not have my vote.

  • a former dem

    I watched that video 3 times, Bondi never says that she wants Romneycare in every state, she basically says if the states wants to do it, fine, but the federal govt will not impose it.

    What a misleading post.

  • Jason S.

    #230

    I put America and Americans first. All other nations are second priority or below. If Romney or Newt end up with the nomination, Obama wins another 4 years. Those two lose the disaffected democrat vote as well as 50% or more of the independent vote and all of the youth vote. And even if by some miracle, they didn’t lose to Obama…they continue the same big govt policies that bleed us into economic collapse. Will Israel (or any other nation) bail us out with billions or trillions of dollars?

    You must first take care of your own and balance the budget of your own home before worrying about fixing your neighbors problems. In Israel’s case, they are a strong nation both in hard power and soft.

    Its time America take care of America.

  • Wondering

    This is comment i was talking about with Mitt’s advisor saying obamacare will not be repealed

    We’re not going to do repeal. You’re not going to repeal Obamacare… It’s not a total repeal… You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president… You can’t whole-cloth throw it out. But you can substantially change what’s been done.

  • Wondering

    Jason S

    I see your point and agree on protecting America. This may be a religious difference between us. As a Christian, I know any country that (my understanding) supports Israel has God’s blessing and any country that does not, has God’s curse. I think it is important America to have his blessing again.

  • Molon Labe

    #224

    Retarded:

    Yadadadada. Pathetic. 2+2=5. Yeah we know. Pathetic. Yawn.

  • Pete_Bondurant

    Hoft is a liar…that is all.

  • lizzy84

    #233

    Well said/snort.
    Whine and blame Hoft.

    Idiot.

  • RCL

    Re: Mitt Apologist Retire 05:

    “its not Donkeys vs. Elephants its the governing class against America.”

    What mindless pap. Are we to assume we are in the second age of the robber barons?

    The pap, sir, is filling your skull. What planet are you living on? Have you read “Reckless Endangerment” or seen “Inside Job”. Drop by Zero Hedge sometime dude.

    Please in your ignorance stop maligning “Robber Barons”. They prospered before there was any federal income tax. They at least were using their own money. What we’ve got now are Pirates stealing trillions of dollars coerced by law from American citizens by the liars and thieves we’ve elected as our “representatives”.

    As a Californian my votes haven’t counted for twenty years. If you think you’re still living in a representative democracy you’re hopelessly naive. The electorate has to scare the bejesus out of “The Establishment” you refuse to admit exists or else the election in 2012 will be meaningless.

    BTW, think of the Establishment more like a fungal rot than a single autonomous organism. It”s an unethical network of self-interest. It is the logical result of the lack of virtue and honor among our “best and brightest”.

  • RCL #235

    Well said. I 100% concur.

  • retire05

    #235, RCL, and whose fault is it that we have the government we do, ummmmm?

    Did your parents/grandparents sell you out by watching as FDR saddled them with a redistribution of wealth system so great that Stalin would have been proud of it just for a small amount of financial security that is now sending our nation into an economic abyss? How about the selling out of Americans by LBJ, who gave us the modern system of Medicare/Medicaid and the welfare system that steals your money and give to those the “Establishment” you whine about thinks deserves it more than you? I suggest you read Hazlitt.

    Please, if you think that there is some mythical “Establishment” that is out to get you, you have let your paranoia consume what little rational thinking abilities you might have once possessed.

    We elected those you rail against now. And we still have the power to vote them out. Instead, you choose to be the victim, and spew the same mantra that Marx, Lenin and Engles used to destroy their societies.

    Yes, the Robber Barons used their own money. And they earned that money at the expense of the lives of many an American, including the children who once worked the woolen mills.

    If you are upset because you live in a state that has driven itself into absolute bankrupcy, then I suggest you relocate or stay and fight with everything in you to turn your failed state around.

  • Donna

    Pam Bondi is part of the establishment. Robamacare scares me to death. And, Newt is the only conservative running that has enough backbone and experience to tackle the job at hand

  • Kelsonus

    Paul cannot win. Put your energy elsewhere

  • retire05

    Donna, has establishment become the new catch phrase for politburo?

    How does railing on the “establishment” make you any different than Marx, Lenin and Alinsky?

    You are trying to engage in class warfare just as much as the left. Is this what you, as a conservative, have reduced yourself to?

  • retire05

    re Yes, the Robber Barons used their own money. But, but.. they earned that money at the expense of the lives of many an American, including the children who once worked the woolen mills.

    I suggest you relocate or stay and fight with everything in you to turn your failed state around..

    Spoken like a true leftist.. Ah the plight of the workers, those workers that Marx, Lenin, Hitler, Mao, Stalin and Obama shed tears over..

  • Mama Grizzly

    Well people, you probably didn’t think I’d EVER say no to Romney.

    Here it is:

    NO!

    (#176)
    “The current medical liability system encourages defensive medicine and drives up health care costs.”

    No. Insurance corporations drive up costs for profit. They charge doctors outrageous fees for insurance coverage because they want to maintain and grow their profit margins. All the nonsense you hear about this is from the insurance companies which lobby politicians heavily, in order to increase profit. They make up stories about regular people and feature them as cheaters and frauds and scream “something must be done!” when the truth is, they just don’t want to pay out on claims (in other words, you pay your premiums, but when something happens, they don’t want to pay). They also are sticking it to the doctors.

    “To address these problems, Mitt Romney will cap non-economic damages in medical malpractice litigation.”

    Oh really. Will he now? All by his little lonesome. Non-economic damages have to do with the diminishment of the quality of life, the enjoyment of life, pain, and suffering following malpractice. Mitt’s plan evidently disallows for this award, even if a jury awards it. Medical bills covered, okay. Your life ruined because of some idiot who did some gawdawful thing and knew or should have known better? This is the reach of the government into the domain of the jury and it’s happening too much already in the majority of states. It should be stopped because it is unconstitutional. And most states don’t allow the jury to be told about the caps. So they thinkg they’ve done the right thing and go home satisfied, and in reality the person they served and defended goes home hosed.

    “He also believes in providing innovation grants to states for additional medical liability reforms, such as alternative dispute resolution or health care courts.”

    Oh no. NO NO NO. “Health Care Courts” is another way for the Defense Community to get themselves set up as bureaucrats in charge. The Defense Community are the lawyers defending hospitals or doctors and their insurance companies against the injured party. This is a particularly bad idea because it LIMITS ACCESS TO THE COURTS. Alternative Dispute Resolution is okay but it also can be abused against the interest of injured people.

    Finally, allowing insurance to be purchased across state lines also limits access to the courts–BECAUSE the states are no longer regulating these renegade corporations. If all medical lawsuits are handled in the federal courts, no one will get justice because it is more difficult to access the federal courts, and also because you will begin to see even worse monopolies in corporate insurance with big money for defense than you see now. Insurance companies which insure medicine have BILLIONS of dollars in reserve. The plaintiff’s attorneys have to work really hard to protect the rights of the citizenry and they are always outgunned and outmanned. Defense attorneys get paid by the hour ($250-350/hr) to defend the insurance companies. Plaintiff’s attorneys usually have to work on a commission basis because the average joe can’t pay by the hour (duh).

    One more thing: Medical Malpractice cases occupy maybe 3% of legal cases in the court system. More than 80% of cases are BUSINESS cases, followed by Criminal cases, and Family Law Cases. Yet with all the Insurance Companies squawking and squawking about how “terrible” it all is, and how much people are suffering because of fraudulent lawsuits (another lie–it’s actually hard for a case to get past all the steps and end up in the courts in the first place), you’d think the average citizen was bankrupting the whole country and that we “have to do something.” Medical malpractice litigation is the policing agent against malpractice by doctors and hospitals. In the long run it improves medical care.

    If this is true and unless Mitt Romney stops being duped by the corporate money interests in the medical insurance field, or unless he turns around if he knows what he’s doing, then I, in good conscience, will work against his campaign as much as I am able.

  • Molon Labe

    Everyone should read COMMENT 237 by RETARDED.

    We are informed that the:

    Quote-Please, if you think that there is some mythical “Establishment” that is out to get you, you have let your paranoia consume what little rational thinking abilities you might have once possessed.

    We elected those you rail against now. And we still have the power to vote them out. Instead, you choose to be the victim, and spew the same mantra that Marx, Lenin and Engles used to destroy their societies.

    Yes, the Robber Barons used their own money. And they earned that money at the expense of the lives of many an American, including the children who once worked the woolen mills. UnQuote

    Yes you elected the Supreme Court. You the vote can compete against the hundreds of millions the uni0ns and corprations contribute. There is no establishment. That’s why elections cost billions. There are no unions, no wall street firms, no K streeters, no revolving door between government and lobbies populated with people like Kissenger, Daschle, and their friends and relatives.

    Its all a myth, sleep, believe, there is no problem, there is no elite establishment.

    Sleep.

    And above all remember those evil robber barons. Working all those children to death. Remember how diffferent it was in the rest of the world…..ah, lets not mention that shallwe. Nor that conditions and wages were far better than in the rest of the world. Let’s just bray on, keep the OWS slogans coming.

    La Raza needs you!

  • Molon Labe

    #241
    Wolf

    I see you are trying to correct Retarded’s delusions. Wait for the insults in 1,2,3,….

    By the way enjoyed your takedowns of Retarded. It must be hard to go through life as a La Raza activist while pretending to be a conservative.

  • Molon Labe

    #242

    Mama:

    With all due respect I suggest you look at how costs for medicine have gone up since Medicare and the mandate that hospitals treat all people regardless of payment. Its not too difficult to link these with the increasing costs. By the way how do you think hospitals recoup the costs of say an eye surgery that costs it 10,000 up for which the government reimburses them 5,000? Why do you think private insurance holders are charged $5 for an aspirin?

    Healthcare costs were far cheaper before the government became involved. And if you doubt the cause and effect, compare the costs of education and the government’s involvement in the 60s. Think there is still no link.

    There is always a cause and an effect.

  • Molon Labe

    #235 RCL

    Nice takedown. I love Zero Hedge. It demonstrates why we are in the shape we are and reports what the MSM will not. I’m glad I won’t see 2050 and the disaster that is coming. I may see 2030 but I’d rather not if things don’t change radically. I do pity the young people whose futures have been mortgaged by the elites in both parties.

    Retarded is a Marxist. Reasoning with this harpy is impossible. I wish you luck and hope you will post more often.

  • justavoter

    I like Bondi but I swear, you could put her behind a screen, use a voice changing device to make her sound like Obama and she would word for word sound just like Obama when he was lying to the American public on Obamacare, right before they jammed that 2500 page piece of “would not” garbage down our throats.

  • justavoter

    Ms. Bondi should also take note.When you tell the American public that the government is going to give you something, whether it be widgits ore health care insurance, the Obama line that it wont raise taxes doesn’t hold water.

    There are two ways to give the American public widgets and healthcare.

    1.Raise taxes.
    2.Force the widget makers and health care providers to produce at a much lower cost.

    Raising taxes is not popular with the producers in the country and will continue to stunt growth.
    Forcing companies to sell their products for what the government tells you is know different than Hugo Chavez telling farmers how much they can sell their food for or end up losing their farms.

    Seems to me the ideas of less/different regulation on making health insurance more competetive via free enterprise has fallen by the wayside with Mitt.

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  • retire05

    Melon Lobe, your need for attention would normally concern any rational thinking adult.

    And you wouldn’t know a Marxist if one bit you on the ass.

  • Mimi

    Romney – Newt – Obama – McCain–For Individual Mandate and TARP
    No Difference-No Argument

    Go Santorum or Paul

  • Judyann J

    IMO, Romney is the WORST of all these candidates…a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Trying to change his wuss appearance, is now upped his 2x to 5x outspending attacking Gingrich. But I guarantee you, against Obama (will be a McCain repeat) will turn absolute total coward. Obama said, “they bring a knife, we’ll bring a gun” you better believe Obama is looking forward to Romney bringing that knife to his gun fight. Gingrich has his flaws for sure, but he is a warrior who will bring this fight straight to Obama and will not back down. As for a moon project, many had the same criticism of Kennedy…our space program gave us enormous advancements and tremendous boost to our economy. Bottom line, Newt was SO successful in bringing the most dramatic conservative changes, Pelosi (who we knew little about back then, but we sure know her now) put EVERY claw out for him to get rid of him and his successes. And the Rep party, instead of backing the man out, stuck a knife in his back all running scared to save their own hides.
    The notion that Romney is more conservative than Gingrich is “pure fantasy.” He is KING among RINO’s. I guarantee you, Michael and Nancy Reagan would NEVER back Gingrich if he wasn’t truly all in for Ronald Reagan. He want to extraordinary extent to back Reagan…those supposed quotes of him attacking Reagan, Limbaugh proved every one was taken out of context.
    The Repub establishment are petrified of Gingrich because THEY KNOW he will turn Washington DC upside down, inside out and give the people the real reform we have been begging for. Once again, they are running scared to save their own hides.

  • myohmy

    Republican elitist has not original idea either. Do they just want to be the one looting this country instead of democrats? Me first, country later.

  • Vodkanockers

    What was said earlier about the 10th ammend., that the states don’t have to do what the govt. wants is right. BUT and a BIG BUT, the gov will threaten to cut off highway funds an all other funds that are sent to the state that refuses the mandate(s)

    Seen it done over the years, M/C helmets-55 mph speed limits, etc, etc, etc

  • I’ve uploaded a new video from Fox and Friends Sunday morning in which she reiterates her support for RomneyCare. She doubles down.

    http://otisthehand.blogspot.com/2012/01/pam-bondi-supporting-romneycare-state.html

  • Molon Labe

    #251
    Retarded:

    I’ve never met Satan but knoww evil when I see it, but you are a Marxist. And evil to boot. Strange on how many have branded you as a Marxist isn’t it. I take comfort in knowing I join a long list of others who have branded you a Marxist.

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  • live oak

    All these people make me sick. I despise Romney. I despise all politicians and lawyers.

  • FressSpeak

    Pam Bondi did NOT say the things that are alledged and Mitt does NOT want RomneyCare in every state. Neither of them want a national plan at all as they both are strong believers in States Rights and that health care is a state issue.
    Listen to the recording again without adding things in.
    I am not saying any of this because I support Mitt. I am only saying this because I heard the interview and a later interview where Pam fully explained herself.

  • FreeMktMonkey

    This is why Rick Santorum the true power guy of the moment should spend his political capital & lock in the Sec of State position in a Gingrich Administration. Santorum throwing his supporters to Newt may be the only way to stop Willard Romney. I don’t see Ron Paul being any help in this regard.

  • Dan

    Actually, I thought that Mitt wanted to repeal Obamacare and allow being able to
    purchase Insurance across “State” lines. This would create competition between the Ins. Co..
    Example; my secondary Healthcare coverage in Mass. was $161.72 per month. The same coverage in NY is over $230 per month. My car Insurance was $272 PER YEAR for $100-300 no collision, coverage. In NY, the same car and coverage is $1,185.00 per year [w/no previous accidents or tickets] in Long Island. NYC is much higher. I’m not sure if Mitt Romney is going to make it “mandatory” to buy Healthcare Ins., or not! AND I DON’T TRUST THE LAME STREAM MEDIA TO TELL THE TRUTH. They haven’t said a word about Obama not showing up
    in a Georgia Court where he was subpoenaed to appear on a “ballot” complaint. see:

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/01/georgia-court-told-obama-slam-dunk-disqualified/

  • Marcus

    I listened to it again and no where does Pam Bondi say they are going to implement Romney-care but… She kept saying Romney-care would instead of saying Romney-care does when comparing it to Obummer-care, which gives the impression they want to implement (Romney-care) in all 50 states. Bondi did not sound very impressive in the interview with Van Susteren. Having to use crib notes, then stuttering around to give her point of view after looking at said crib notes came across as phony. The fact that Bondi did another interview to try and straighten this out comes across as trying to cover up the fact she let the cat out of the bag way too early.

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  • Don

    If Romney’s opponents would use the book Mitt Romney Deception (by Amy Contrada) against him, they would beat him. Romney is a liar. But the “mainstream” press is avoiding talking about Romney’s record and won’t interview Amy Contrada.

    A for Newt: he says that Romney is a Mass. liberal but Newt won’t say anything about Romney’s miserable, lying record on gay marriage!

    You don’t know Romney. The man is deceitful. Read the book.

  • lj

    I had respected Jim Hoft, Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, but my eyes have been opened by this election. What a joke they have become. Does Sarah Palin know the images re: “Rage Against the Machine” with their Marxist clinched fist salute, etc? Her comments sound the same as the Occupy movement uses. What an apalling image. No thanks, Jim and Sarah, you have convinced me to vote against Newt and anyone who backs him.

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  • Dean

    When you look at voting records you understand perfectly there is NO DIFFERENCES between the republicans elites and the democrats. Newt during his time in congress voted in favor of almost every government expansion in power and tax increases he is a tax and spend conservative (NEO-CON). He voted in favor of the very things the left champions and that led to our economic collapse. It is no secret that there is no difference between Romney and Obama they share all the same major contributors. Listen to Santorum and look at what he has done and you see he too is just another Obama. There is only one candidate in the republican race that is in fact CONSERVATIVE in actions and in voting and in message. The real problem with Dr. Paul is not his foreign policy but that he is not as slick in the debates as the others are. He also does not “owe” major interests that act contrary to what we the people want.

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  • David

    Most College Professors are nothing but Liberal hacks teaching our kids how to use deception in business to get rich at everyones expense without any hard work. Mitt Romney is one of those college taught MBA liberals disguised as a conservative with enough money to buy the GOP nod.
    This is why I support Newt Gingrich. Newt is the only one with a chance left in this race whose Ideals are closest to mine. I can’t vote for someone whom I don’t believe in. If Romney gets the GOP nod, then on Presidential Election Day, I Stay Home!

  • Mr. Obama was NOT vetted properly and neither is Mr. Romney, since I cannot find stories about his Mormon church and how it supports the PLO over Israel and posthumously baptizes mass murderers like Hitler and his henchmen, Communist dictators and other mass murderers before billions of other “Gentiles.” Does Mr. Romney want to own his very own planet one day as Mormonism teaches, while also demanding utter and absolute obedience to their “death vows” of silence about Tabernacle requirements on how to own your own planet. It is one thing to have a Mormon to just about anything OTHER than be POTUS, since their religion and their role with Israel and the claims they make about their inheritance there are questionable at best, and downright dangerous at most. And at this point, it looks as if Rick Santorum, instead of wanting to lead the Conservative movement to defeat RINO Romney, is now only ensuring that Conservatives have NO REAL VOTE this year. History may prove to be very rough on Rick Santorum, since he may well cost the Conservative movement any real chance at beating Obama and getting off the current road to Hell America is on. Thanks for nothing, Santorum!!! Go Newt!!!

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