Speaking sarcastically you’d need a oujia board to divine Romney’s stance regarding health care, which has been estimated to comprise roughly 45% of the US economy. As a baby boomer, whose body has been ravaged by time, I’m tremendously interested in health care. I can’t trust a character like Romney who attacks the Affordable Care Act, which speaking objectively is a mirror image of the health care reform legislation Romney implemented in Massachusetts. Once again speaking sarcastically what exactly is he for if he’s against what he passed?
In his highest elected office Romney was a moderate Massachusetts Governor and some say he was more liberal than Ted Kennedy when he ran against him for the Senate in 1994. Romney disavows his record then–even pretending his health care reform legislation isn’t what President Obama used as a model for the Affordable Care Act.
The article “Romney advisers helped Obama administration craft health reform law” shows Romney’s duplicity.
The article states “In the 2008 campaign, Mitt Romney called the individual mandate a ‘terrific idea’ and predicted it would be adopted throughout the nation.”
2008 isn’t long ago and those words came from Romney’s mouth. Even more recently Rick Santorum said Romney was the worst GOP candidate to run against President Obama because of Romney’s Massachusetts health care reform legislation. Santorum’s criticism of Romney, which could be dismissed as being heated rhetoric in the heat of a campaign, nevertheless is truthful.
So, Romney painted himself into a corner and how will he attempt to get out of it? Remember how he distorted reality when he proclaimed that he supported the bailout of the auto industry? You can’t teach an old dog new tricks so Romney will utilize the same tactics again.
The article, regarding President Obama talking over health care reform with Romney, states “He does me the great favor of saying that I was the inspiration of his plan,” Romney said of Obama. “If that’s the case, why didn’t you call me? …Why didn’t you ask what was wrong? Why didn’t you ask if this was an experiment, what worked and what didn’t. … I would have told him, ‘What you’re doing, Mr. President, is going to bankrupt us.'”
The trouble with the above statement is that it is not accurate and the staffs of Romney and Obama worked together on the Affordable Care Act as the article states “Newly obtained White House records provide fresh details on how senior Obama administration officials used Mitt Romney’s landmark health-care law in Massachusetts as a model for the new federal law, including recruiting some of Romney’s own health care advisers and experts to help craft the act now derided by Republicans as “Obamacare.””
Republicans as well as Democrats know that there isn’t much difference between “Romneycare” and the Affordable Care Act. How can Romney convince voters that the Affordable Care Act is horrible for them and that “Romneycare” is wonderful?