Romney Comes out of the Closet and Hawks Obamacare Repeal but who Believes him?

by the Left Coast Rebel

I just caught this over at the Lonely Conservative, (M), Mitt Romney has finally thrown his support behind Obamacare repeal. Politico has the story:

“Some things worked, some things didn’t, and some things I’d change,” he said of the Massachusetts plan he authored, without offering specifics.

In his first public appearance in the first-in-the-nation primary state since last October, the all-but-declared presidential candidate said that nothing the president has done during his first two years in office was “more misguided and egregious … than Obamacare.”

“Obamacare is bad law constitutionally, bad policy, and it is bad for America’s families,” Romney said. “The federal government isn’t the answer for running health care any more than it’s the answer for running Amtrak or the Post Office.”


“One thing I would never do is to usurp the constitutional power of states with a one-size-fits-all federal takeover,” he added.

In his remarks, Romney three times called for “Obamacare” to be rolled back, saying at one point, “I would repeal Obamacare, if I were ever in a position to do so.”

I don't believe Mitt on Obamacare repeal, or trust his conservative bona fides at all, either. Do you? This nation cannot afford another Republican president that only pays campaign circuit lip service to the limited government platform of the party.

Another Black Conservative hits proverbial ball-out-of-the-park regarding this 'news' on Mitt Romney, although I don't appreciate the jab at us follicly-challenged Americans:
Perhaps if Mitt Romney did not treat the TEA Party like it had the plague, he would not have to go around pretending to be "one of the people". One of the crucial elements people are looking for in 2012 is authenticity. After Obama, Americans are done with window dressing. Many of us would be happy to elect a buck-tooth, bald head, fat man so long as he really says what he means and means what he says. When it come to Mitt Romney, we have no idea what we will get.

There is no alternative to Mitt Romney, you say? Nonsense:


  1. Yeah. Mitt Romney leading the charge to repeal Obamacare is like Charlie Sheen running for president of AA. Lacks a certain credibility.

  2. Let's suppose that Romney is honest. That he honestly believes there is a difference between Federally mandated health coverage and state mandated health coverage. Let's say he is being honest when it admits the system in MA was not perfect. Is it possible that what he saying is what he honestly believes? Then, it's safe to say he will repeal Obamacare if not because of what it contains but because he firmly believes a mandate like that should be left to the state only. Good enough. Get it repealed.

    What about his ability to grow successful companies and brands? What about his business savvy? Do you think Romney, despite MA health care, would have so many other things to offer this country that the other competitors lack?

    No perfect candidate but I think Romney is the most solid candidate so far. He is not a one trick pony. You can't be a one trick pony and lead a country.

  3. I don't believe him! What's his motivation? With the baggage of "Romney care"... No thanks!

  4. HA!

    So if Romney were to repeal ObamaCare, what would he replace it with? RomneyCare?

    Now that Romney's crowning achievement has metastasized to the Federal Government, Romney likes to talk about he hates "one-size-fits-all" and he loves that states can experiment and serve as "laboratories of democracy." But Romneycare has turned Massachusetts into a laboratory of tyranny.

    How can you pretend to be in favor of free markets and say that you think that forcing people to purchase a product (even at the state level) is a peachy keen idea that will promote personal responsibility?

    Romney's argument that Romneycare is cool, but Obamacare sux is based on some weird notion that free markets might be good for some states, but not good for others.

    Sorry! Mendacity fail!

  5. Where is everyone getting their "facts" on Romneycare?

  6. @The Vineyard
    Where do you suggest we get our facts? Perhaps you should ask yourself that question.
    Is it not a fact that "Romneycare" is so named for the author there of? Is it not against Conservative principals? Did you not see the Republican debates?
    Seems to me there was another "flip-flopper" from Massachusetts...

  7. I'm from Mass. Mitt is proud of RomneyCare. He has said so.

    Now that it has become a liability he is merely playing the "states right" card.

    It is not for the federal government to mandate health care. Should be left up to the states individually.

    RomneyCare is ObamaCare lite. He may mean and believe what he says about the constitutional issue. However, he is no conservative.


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