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(Huffington Post)   GOP Rep. on Romneycare: "LALALALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 110
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2012-08-09 11:00:37 AM
oh wow.
 
2012-08-09 11:04:05 AM
You'd think they would realize pulling a Paterno isn't going to work out in the end.
 
2012-08-09 11:05:21 AM
scum
 
2012-08-09 11:06:37 AM
"It is what has increased the cost of insurance for all of our small business employers."

14 cents per pizza. FOURTEEN CENTS per pizza so that low income workers can afford health insurance.
 
2012-08-09 11:08:27 AM

vernonFL: "It is what has increased the cost of insurance for all of our small business employers."

14 cents per pizza. FOURTEEN CENTS per pizza so that low income workers can afford health insurance.


negligible cost, tangible benefits. And yet....it sends prosperity gospel heretics into convulsions.
 
2012-08-09 11:18:40 AM
FULL POWER TO THE DEFLECTORS!
 
2012-08-09 11:19:59 AM
It's funny now that they're realizing Romney's governance record.
 
2012-08-09 11:22:56 AM
 
2012-08-09 11:24:42 AM
It would be amusing to do a Push Poll to likely GOP voters asking questions like:

"Would you be more likely or less likely to support a candidate that successfully implemented a publicly funded health care plan?" and "Would you be more likely or less likely to support a candidate that signed into law a ban on Constitutionally-legal high-capacity-magazine rifles?"
 
2012-08-09 11:26:53 AM
STAY ON TARGET!
 
2012-08-09 11:36:35 AM
I watched Obamacare beat an old woman to death in the street with a burlap bag full of Palin hardcover books.
 
2012-08-09 11:39:17 AM
She needs a swift kick to the vaj.
 
2012-08-09 11:40:37 AM

mr_bunny: I watched Obamacare beat an old woman to death in the street with a burlap bag full of Palin hardcover books.


I don't care who you are, THAT sends a hell of a message.
 
2012-08-09 11:44:50 AM
"Let's talk about how awful Obamacare is."

"But it's basically Romneycare put forth to the whole nation."

"But Romney never said that it should be used as a model for the whole nation."

"Yes, he did, on a number of occasions."

"Let's talk about how awful Obamacare is."
 
2012-08-09 11:50:36 AM

Vodka Zombie: mr_bunny: I watched Obamacare beat an old woman to death in the street with a burlap bag full of Palin hardcover books.

I don't care who you are, THAT sends a hell of a message.


Yeah: free Palin hardcover books!
 
2012-08-09 11:56:32 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Vodka Zombie: mr_bunny: I watched Obamacare beat an old woman to death in the street with a burlap bag full of Palin hardcover books.

I don't care who you are, THAT sends a hell of a message.

Yeah: free Palin hardcover books!


Sure. There's the physical damage, but... when I think of the mental trauma... it.. it's.. it's just... I can't talk about it.
 
2012-08-09 11:57:18 AM
Pretty amazing. This really is the "Get a load of THIS guy" campaign; Romney is never going to win on a 100% "The President sucks" platform. If Kerry couldn't do it against a fairly reviled president then I really doubt this cardboard cutout can pull it off.
 
2012-08-09 12:05:06 PM

Aarontology: It's funny now that they're realizing Romney's governance record.


It's more like they didn't realize how fragile and unfounded their belief was. The conservative base hates Obamacare. Romney tells people he also hates Obamacare. In order for the base to support Romney that had to convince themselves that what Romney is really saying is that he's going to wholly repeal Obamacare and things will go back to the way they were. In reality, Romney never ran away from Romneycare. He thinks it was a good idea. He hasn't been clear about what he's actually going to do but at best it's a minor tweak of Obama's plan.

The base is used to reading in between the lines to find the message they want. In this case that message has been clearly refuted and now they feel betrayed.
 
2012-08-09 12:08:26 PM
I'm just enjoying the show.
 
2012-08-09 12:08:39 PM

odinsposse: The base is used to reading in between the lines to find the message they want. In this case that message has been clearly refuted and now they feel betrayed.


Good point.
 
2012-08-09 12:19:58 PM

vernonFL: "It is what has increased the cost of insurance for all of our small business employers."

14 cents per pizza. FOURTEEN CENTS per pizza so that low income workers can afford health insurance.


I'd rather 80 million poor people be ground up and made into pizza dough than pay 1 cent extra for disgusting pizza with overly sweetened sauce.
 
2012-08-09 12:29:00 PM
If only those people lived in Massachusetts, they would have had health insurance.

If only those people lived in a place that had health insurance, this wouldn't have happened.

If only those people lived in a country that had health insurance, this wouldn't have happened.
 
2012-08-09 12:36:47 PM
Well, Bapp had Romneycare and look where that got him.
 
2012-08-09 12:39:05 PM
Andrea Saulmade another gaffe a few days ago. After the Boy Scouts announced that gays are still not accepted, Obama made a statement to the effect that he disagrees with their decision. When asked what Romney thinks, Saul responded that Romney "still stands by his support of the Scouts as he noted in a 1994 political debate in Massachusetts."

Romney's stance at that time? "I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation."

I'm guessing Romney sings a different tune these days. It's hard to believe she could screw up so much...
 
2012-08-09 12:39:35 PM

Doctor Funkenstein: Well, Bapp had Romneycare and look where that got him.


Romneycare unfortunately did not cover "accidents" involving liquidation by a medical waste disposal company.
 
2012-08-09 12:43:51 PM

sweetmelissa31: Doctor Funkenstein: Well, Bapp had Romneycare and look where that got him.

Romneycare unfortunately did not cover "accidents" involving liquidation by a medical waste disposal company.


That poor bastard got a personal visit from the Chairman of the Death Panels. He never had a chance.
 
2012-08-09 12:44:08 PM

Lando Lincoln: "Let's talk about how awful Obamacare is."

"But it's basically Romneycare put forth to the whole nation."

"But Romney never said that it should be used as a model for the whole nation."

"Yes, he did, on a number of occasions."

"Let's talk about how awful Obamacare is."


An infinite feedback loop of derp. Doesn't matter what you say, what facts you pull up to refute it....it all comes back to the derp. Elton John even wrote a song about it. "It's the circle of derp......"
 
2012-08-09 12:46:08 PM

Doctor Funkenstein: Well, Bapp had Romneycare and look where that got him.


That is never not going to be funny.
 
2012-08-09 12:49:30 PM

Doctor Funkenstein: That poor bastard got a personal visit from the Chairman of the Death Panels. He never had a chance.


Hey that's not true, Romney retroactively retired from his job as Chairman of the Death Panels, which was really just a ceremonial position anyway.
 
2012-08-09 12:51:21 PM

DeltaPunch: Andrea Saulmade another gaffe a few days ago. After the Boy Scouts announced that gays are still not accepted, Obama made a statement to the effect that he disagrees with their decision. When asked what Romney thinks, Saul responded that Romney "still stands by his support of the Scouts as he noted in a 1994 political debate in Massachusetts."

Romney's stance at that time? "I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation."

I'm guessing Romney sings a different tune these days. It's hard to believe she could screw up so much...


Wow, she specifically went back to 1994? She should know that she can't quote Romney from last week much less 2 decades. By directly referring to every old stance that Romney wants to avoid, she almost seems like a masterful troll.
 
2012-08-09 01:05:43 PM
This is Romney running on his record.
 
2012-08-09 01:16:54 PM

DeltaPunch: Romney's stance at that time? "I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation."

I'm guessing Romney sings a different tune these days. It's hard to believe she could screw up so much...


Once Romney takes a stand on an issue, that position is written in stone. And that stone is talc. Ground up talc.
 
2012-08-09 01:33:31 PM

Mugato: DeltaPunch: Romney's stance at that time? "I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation."

I'm guessing Romney sings a different tune these days. It's hard to believe she could screw up so much...

Once Romney takes a stand on an issue, that position is written in stone. And that stone is talc. Ground up talc.


Romney's convictions are harder than steel. Specifically, a steel weathervane. A well-lubricated, steel weathervane on a stormy day.
 
2012-08-09 01:42:23 PM
See, THAT'S how you stay on the talking points you WANT to talk about. Saul f*cked up bad.
 
2012-08-09 01:42:58 PM

Endrick: This is Romney running on his record.


Isn't it a beautiful thing?
 
2012-08-09 01:45:07 PM

Endrick: This is Romney running on his record.


Yes.

I was frankly caught a little off guard by the drubbing his spokesperson took yesterday for daring to mention Romneycare in a positive light.

The fact is, he is running for executive office, and Romneycare was his signature achievement in that role. The fact that he has to run away from it in this election is a nearly untenable position for a candidate to be in. You can't trash it, you obviously can't tout it, and the press isn't going to let you ignore it. There is literally no good way to handle this issue, and it is massive.

A massive, elephant-sized albatross that is going to drag this campaign to the bottom of the ocean.
 
2012-08-09 01:49:30 PM

xanadian: See, THAT'S how you stay on the talking points you WANT to talk about. Saul f*cked up bad.


The best part is that she wasn't even being asked about Romneycare. She was being asked about an attack ad that was, quite frankly, misleading and over the top. It should have been an easy lob: "This campaign is not going to dignify this kind of reckless slander with a response, except to say that by accusing his opponent of cold blooded murder, the Obama campaign has reached a new, desperate low." The. End.

Instead she managed to trip and set off a nuke somehow.
 
2012-08-09 01:58:03 PM
And really, it isn't Saul's fault.

This is the main issue of the campaign. If Romney's campaign hasn't come up with a complete "Romneycare" set of stock responses drilled into their spokesmen by now, that is almost a criminal level of negligence.

That campaign headquarters must be nothing but staffers running around on fire and screaming at this point.
 
2012-08-09 02:25:44 PM

vernonFL: "It is what has increased the cost of insurance for all of our small business employers."

14 cents per pizza. FOURTEEN CENTS per pizza so that low income workers can afford health insurance.


While their CEO makes upwards of TWO MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.
 
2012-08-09 02:25:58 PM

gilgigamesh: And really, it isn't Saul's fault.

This is the main issue of the campaign. If Romney's campaign hasn't come up with a complete "Romneycare" set of stock responses drilled into their spokesmen by now, that is almost a criminal level of negligence.

That campaign headquarters must be nothing but staffers running around on fire and screaming at this point.


There isn't a stock response, because they haven't found one that is even close to sticking yet.

So far, the most successful thing right now is to deflect the question and guide the conversation back to Obamacare. Eventually, the interviewers will get told by their producers in their earpiece to move onto something else, since they've got commercials waiting to be played and they want to hit on as many different topics as possible.
 
2012-08-09 02:27:11 PM

vernonFL: "It is what has increased the cost of insurance for all of our small business employers."

14 cents per pizza. FOURTEEN CENTS per pizza so that low income workers can afford health insurance.


Herman Cain is only raising the price of his pizza by 9 cents. However, breadstick and beverage prices are also increasing by 9 cents.

Unless you live in an Opportunity Zone, in which case you get tinfoil and you'll farking like it.
 
2012-08-09 02:28:07 PM

Coco LaFemme: Lando Lincoln: "Let's talk about how awful Obamacare is."

"But it's basically Romneycare put forth to the whole nation."

"But Romney never said that it should be used as a model for the whole nation."

"Yes, he did, on a number of occasions."

"Let's talk about how awful Obamacare is."

An infinite feedback loop of derp. Doesn't matter what you say, what facts you pull up to refute it....it all comes back to the derp. Elton John even wrote a song about it. "It's the circle of derp......"


Reminds me of Rick Perry's defense of abstinence-only education.

"It works."

"I have here studies confirming that abstinence-only education has no effect on teen sexual activity and pregnancy rates, and in some cases it had a negative effect."

"...it works."
 
2012-08-09 02:28:43 PM

Lando Lincoln: gilgigamesh: And really, it isn't Saul's fault.

This is the main issue of the campaign. If Romney's campaign hasn't come up with a complete "Romneycare" set of stock responses drilled into their spokesmen by now, that is almost a criminal level of negligence.

That campaign headquarters must be nothing but staffers running around on fire and screaming at this point.

There isn't a stock response, because they haven't found one that is even close to sticking yet.

So far, the most successful thing right now is to deflect the question and guide the conversation back to Obamacare. Eventually, the interviewers will get told by their producers in their earpiece to move onto something else, since they've got commercials waiting to be played and they want to hit on as many different topics as possible.


You'd think the spokesperson for a presidential campaign would be able to do this in their sleep.
 
2012-08-09 02:29:04 PM

DeltaPunch: Andrea Saulmade another gaffe a few days ago. After the Boy Scouts announced that gays are still not accepted, Obama made a statement to the effect that he disagrees with their decision. When asked what Romney thinks, Saul responded that Romney "still stands by his support of the Scouts as he noted in a 1994 political debate in Massachusetts."

Romney's stance at that time? "I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation."

I'm guessing Romney sings a different tune these days. It's hard to believe she could screw up so much...


Those aren't screw ups. Romney wants it both ways. Then his conscience will be clean if/when he gets in, and not a damn thing the useful idiots will be able to do about it. They'll shut up and pull that lever again because (R). And thus completes the transformation of the party and its platforms, all for the short term sake of (R).
 
2012-08-09 02:29:37 PM
Almost every time I have ever heard a politician being interviewed it goes like that, them just vomiting talkingpoints regardless of the questions being asked.
 
2012-08-09 02:30:55 PM
Tim Pawlenty had it right when he called it Obamneycare
 
2012-08-09 02:31:42 PM

GAT_00: I'm just enjoying the show.


This; love seeing the Conservatard/Teabaggers trying to run as far away from Romney as humanly possible.
 
2012-08-09 02:32:05 PM
Is there anyone alive today who actually expects Republicans to be intellectually honest?
 
2012-08-09 02:36:38 PM
It just doesn't matter. Republican voters have increasingly rewarded republican candidates for lying. Honesty, reality, material ideas and a coherent platform simply are not things republican supporters are looking for. They know what they want to hear and they just vote for whoever says it most and loudest.

Republican voters want to be lied to and they'll reward whoever gives them what they want.
 
2012-08-09 02:37:25 PM
Santorum told you so, conservatives. You should have listened
 
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