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Romneycare; The Only Thing Mitt Hasn’t Flip-Flopped On
Question: Why would Mitt Romney repeal Obamacare if he took office, like the beltway losers say he will?
It was a great surprise when Mitt jumped into the race with his speech that he was not going to denounce Romneycare, even though it would have been a political no-brainer to do so. He instead decided that his move in Massachusetts was an example of States Rights, presumably to try to fool tea party folks with his zingy buzz words.
The tea party movement is dominated by people who know, instinctively, or by studying the Constitution, that our federal government has no power to force citizens to purchase any product or service. In fact, the tea party movement grew in strength and numbers during the numerous, colorful town hall gatherings in the summer and fall of 2009, in direct correlation to the debate about Obamacare. Though it began as a direct response to spending, it’s full force culminated around the argument that our government was (and is) too powerful and over-reaching, and “We The People,” need to rein it in. The stimulus spending, the bailouts, and the 1 trillion dollar, 2,000 page health insurance plan called ” Obamacare,” made sitting back impossible for many Americans.
The images of tea parties in 2010 often showed signs referencing the 10th Amendment, which states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” This wording is what Romney and his supporters use to suggest that Romneycare in Massachusetts was an answer to a State issue, and that his State acted entirely within the boundaries of the United States Constitution.
I’m not an expert on the Constitution, but I do understand that forcing people to buy something or pay a penalty is not a conservative reading of the Constitution, at all.
So Mitt Romney, afraid of being called a flip-flopper on a signature piece of legislation that he enacted in Massachusetts, owns Romneycare, and defends it.
But his supporters, including Ann Coulter, continuously insist that as President, Romney would repeal Obamacare.
So we are to believe that Mitt won’t flip-flop on government intrusion until after he’s elected. Right now, he’s for a large, powerful, government that will tell you what to buy or force you to pay a penalty, but once he’s elected, he’s going to denounce it, right?
So-called conservatives who back Romney bristle at any reference to his flip-flopping on abortion and a host of other issues, yet they insist he will flip-flop as soon as the hobbits shut up and vote for him.
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