When Mitt Romney's Ideas Metastasize

The link between ObamaCare and RomneyCare is like the link between metastatic cancer and its primary tumor. For example: Barack Obama borrowed Mitt Romney's advisors...
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.”

The records, gleaned from White House visitor logs reviewed by NBC News, show that senior White House officials had a dozen meetings in 2009 with three health-care advisers and experts who helped shape the health care reform law signed by Romney in 2006, when the Republican presidential candidate was governor of Massachusetts. One of those meetings, on July 20, 2009, was in the Oval Office and presided over by President Barack Obama, the records show.

“The White House wanted to lean a lot on what we’d done in Massachusetts,” said Jon Gruber, an MIT economist who advised the Romney administration on health care and who attended five meetings at the Obama White House in 2009, including the meeting with the president. “They really wanted to know how we can take that same approach we used in Massachusetts and turn that into a national model.”
(Via HotAir) Also via Hot Air, this comment:

"The news here is…the level of access provided to RomneyCare architects, including to Obama himself…"

With all the damage they've already done, do we really want to send all of Team Romney to the White House?


  1. "With all the damage they've already done, do we really want to send all of Team Romney to the White House?"
    And Chuck, it is my opinion that "we" would be "We the people"... And I'm hoping they will also say no!

  2. I hate seeing people being manipulated in this way. First off, none of those people had any relationship with Romney in 2009. Secondly, Brakabama didn't have a damn thing to do with writing that law. It had been written back in the 90's and was just sitting there waiting for someone as fundamentally corrupt as Brakabama to sign it. And third, why the hell is this just coming out now?

    You're being played.

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  4. John,
    "We" is you and three hundred million of your fellows.

    Mitt Romney has "damaged" you? In what way?

  5. "We" are "we the voters," "we the taxpayers."

    We are also the ones who might someday need to see a doctor and don't want to wait 6 months to see a nurse practitioner who graduated from the University of Southeastern Nigeria.

    RomneyCare and ObamaCare are cut from the exact same statist cloth. The justification for the individual mandate is the same. The empty promises are the same. The lies are the same. The consequences are the same. The rationing is the same. The shortages are the same. The perverse incentives are the same. The growth of government is the same. The erosion of individual autonomy is the same.

  6. Here are a few of the ways in which Romney has damaged Massachusetts...

    The Beacon Hill Institute study found that, on average, Romneycare:

    •    cost the Bay State 18,313 jobs;

    •    drove up total health insurance costs in Massachusetts by $4.311 billion;

    •    slowed the growth of disposable income per person by $376; and

    •    reduced investment in Massachusetts by $25.06 million.


    There are many more, and I'd be happy to list those too.

  7. Chuck, sounds kind of like a loaded question to me... "Mitt Romney has "damaged" you?" Come on, I could take that as an insult to my intellect.
    He was the Governor of Massachusetts, I am a Floridian. But I would rather not give him the chance to do what he has done in Mass, to the rest of the nation!
    I feel he is another version of Obama. Statist. Politician!
    Obama care plans came from the same people who put together Romney care... That's why it was given the name "Obomney"care!

  8. "The lies are the same."

    What did Romney lie about? I sincerely want to know. If Romney has lied about something, why is no one reporting on it? Whatsay?

  9. " Chuck, sounds kind of like a loaded question to me... "Mitt Romney has "damaged" you?" Come on, I could take that as an insult to my intellect."

    Then you aren't paying attention. You said he's responsible for damage. What is it? Say what you will about health care in Massachusetts, it's what the people of that effed up state wanted.

    All some of you are doing is reinforcing in my mind how irrational your seething hatred for Romney is. What are you going to do if he wins the nomination? Vote for the goddam Communist we have in office now?

  10. Chuck..
    I am pay attention very well. Where did I say I was damaged by Romney care? That was your statement.
    Romney in my opinion would be more of Obama.
    It is clear Romney is your horse in the race. Fine, I can accept that. but you need to accept that he isn't mine and many others. I have stated why he isn't!
    Maybe you can tell us why you believe in him so much over all the others.

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  12. "It is clear Romney is your horse in the race. "

    Only to people with a penchant for making shit up. I've already said I prefer Cain. I prefer Perry as well. That said, what are you going to do if the likely nominee (u no hoo) gets the nomination? Are you going to keep shitting all over him? Are you going to go out of your way to get a filthy Communist reelected?

  13. So why are you defending him then?

  14. I'm simply being honest and you aren't. That's all. You're offended that I'm not crapping all over the guy. You come off like one of these Ron Paul goofballs who can only view the world through the prism of Ron Paul's deity.

    "So why are you defending him then?"

    Why do you lack the balls to answer a simple question? What are you going to do if Romney wins the nomination? Can Brakabama depend on your continued support?

  15. Of the three candidates, Romney, Perry, and Cain, Romney is the one most likely to work with the dems in congress. Perhaps a bit too well. He worked well with them in MA, my home state. Rather than raise taxes he raised fees. Which is just a play on words.

    Perry is likely not far behind him.

    Cain, given these three possibilities is the most desirable candidate... since Ron Paul ain't gonna win it.

    Art Laffer has come out in support of Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan. Another feather in his cap amongst conservatives.

  16. Ron Paul may not win, but I would rather support what I believe in than settle for less than what I want!

  17. So you'll support Ron Paul after he drops out? The Great Pumpkin would be proud of your faith.

  18. You will have abandoned your country, but as long as you feel good about yourself, nothing else matters.


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