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(The Hill)   Mitt Romney calls Obamacare a "frustrating embarrassment", which incidentally was the nickname given to him by Romney/Ryan campaign staffers   (thehill.com) divider line 37
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2013-10-30 03:59:44 PM  
4 votes:
Dear Mitt;

332 >206

Yours sincerely: The Electoral College.
2013-10-30 06:55:32 PM  
3 votes:
What annoys me is how the Republicans justification for Obamacare is horrible keeps shifting. It makes it so obvious to everyone that it's partisan in nature.

First it was "Oh noes socialism!!" and "Death Panels". We've had "Too many people will sign up and we can't see doctors!" and now it's "No one will sign up!". We've also had "It will cost government too much and loafers will get it all for free" and then now "People are paying too much and not getting it free enough!!". Also it is "Well the websie doesn't work therefore the whole thing is a failure!!"

I think if the GOP had some consistency in their argument other than "We hate Obama and will do everything to attack everything he does" sane people would take them more seriously.
2013-10-30 05:46:29 PM  
3 votes:

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Not even a year later and it seems remarkable a relative mediocrity like Mitt Romney was the presidential nominee for American president.


Mitt's greatest achievement was being born to his father.
2013-10-30 05:44:26 PM  
3 votes:
It is embarrassing that so many Republican governors hate their own constituents so badly they refused to help them, and ceded responsibility for creating exchanges to the federal government.
2013-10-30 03:22:33 PM  
3 votes:
Now you know how we feel about you and the rest of the GOP, Mitt.
2013-10-30 08:42:48 PM  
2 votes:

clowncar on fire: lockers: clowncar on fire: Hobodeluxe: clowncar on fire: So exactly who is paying the deductibles on day one?  Free ain't so free is it?

Nope- my insurance plan got f'd over.  Had a 300 deductible per family member- now I get to pay a full 900 per before insurance actually kicks in.


I have never heard of a set of insurance plans that has one, fixed deductible. They have tiers, with each tier having a different deductible. You make a personal risk-based assessment of yourself and your family. If you tend to use healthcare quite frequently, choose the plan with the lower deductible and higher monthly premium. On the other hand, if you never go to the doctor (not accident prone, rarely get sick, have no issues that require frequent visits), then you can opt for the higher deductible, but lower monthly premium.

You do know this, right? Maybe it's why you are so pissed off at the ACA, you really have no idea how insurance works.

The beauty of the ACA is that if you have options now. If your employer isn't providing you with a decent insurance plan, you can go shop around for one that is better. We are no longer tied to our jobs the way we have been in the past! This is what America should be about: FREED0M!!!11!!!!!
2013-10-30 06:58:23 PM  
2 votes:

jjorsett: John Kerry outgasses about how we ought to be handling Syria.


Umm John Kerry is the Secretary of State. I think what he says about foreign matters might be a little more important than what Mitt Romney's second guess arm check quarterbacking from one of his 5 mansions with car elevators.
2013-10-30 05:59:10 PM  
2 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2013-10-30 05:41:08 PM  
2 votes:

gadian: voran: Mitt pops up but he just seems...defeated/sad. Its almost sad to watch.

This, more than anything, has convinced me that Romney genuinely thought he couldn't lose.  It wasn't some PR "we can't lose" tagline and it wasn't something he was fronting, he genuinely believed that there was no way that he would not one day be president of the United States.  He's been told he can't have what he believes should be his.  That's new for him.

I just...I think about that sometimes and to me, it's profound.  Can you imagine that level of...I can't really put a word to it, ego or avarice, there's got to be a word for it.  You know what I mean though.  Wow.  Genuinely, wow.


The alternative is scary, if such a perspective was allowed to be Leader of the Free World.
2013-10-30 05:29:38 PM  
2 votes:
I still think the absolute confidence they had of victory is deeply amusing.  I wish I could have witnessed the reality wash over them that night.
2013-10-30 05:26:17 PM  
2 votes:

clowncar on fire: Nope- my insurance plan got f'd over. Had a 300 deductible per family member- now I get to pay a full 900 per before insurance actually kicks in.

Funny part is- we'll probably not even meet the deductible unless we're lucky enough to ass end a school bus at 60 mph


My deductible is 1500, with a 20% copay. Same as it ever was. OTOH my monthly premium only went up $2 this year. It has never gone up that little. thanks obamacare
2013-10-30 05:19:49 PM  
2 votes:
I hope the Democrats learn their lesson from this, to never adopt Republican ideas.
2013-10-30 05:16:39 PM  
2 votes:

FloydA: Dear Mitt;

332 >206

Yours sincerely: The Electoral College.


Dear Electoral College;

Kill yourself.

Yours sincerely:  The year 2000.
2013-10-30 05:05:57 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah, anytime I want advice on something important, I'll turn to some punk who was born rich and has never done anything in his life but hire other people with his daddy's money.
2013-10-30 03:19:02 PM  
2 votes:
Takes one to know one, Mitt.
2013-10-31 07:21:08 AM  
1 votes:

clowncar on fire: Isitoveryet: clowncar on fire: we have to by insurance through our employers

what the what!

you mean you contribute 100% to your premiums and go through your employer to get group rates?
if that's not the case (i don't even know if that's legal) i would suggest finding new employment.

I pay premiums, employers supplement.  I now pay 3x the deductible should I need healthcare, plus now must jump though hoops- family included-- (intrusive questionnaires, physicals and weigh ins)  to keep the premiums at a discounted rate.


I see now. You're fat.
2013-10-30 10:11:54 PM  
1 votes:

smellysocksnshoes: grumpfuff: jjorsett: Corvus: jjorsett: John Kerry outgasses about how we ought to be handling Syria.

Umm John Kerry is the Secretary of State. I think what he says about foreign matters might be a little more important than what Mitt Romney's second guess arm check quarterbacking from one of his 5 mansions with car elevators.

12349876: jjorsett: John Kerry outgasses about how we ought to be handling Syria.

I'm pissed off that the Secretary of State is talking about foreign affairs. HOW DARE HE!

Hey, he LOST, didn't he? That means anything he says is just some LOSER talking, and we don't listen to LOSERS. At least, that's what I've learned in this thread.

Random CAPS!

Either way, your point is retarded. If Romney had later been appointed to some position - say, Secretary of Cheese - then when speaking about cheese, his opinion would absolutely be relevant.

No you are correct jj/ our country is unique because we listen opinions even unqualified opinions. I think it is relevant that Romney spoke on healthcare because the MA healthcare law is his greatest achievement he is certainly more qualified than most of us


Sure, we might listen to them. That doesn't mean we have to take them into consideration.

And in the case of Romney, specifically, the man has flip-flopped so often on his opinions that, frankly, I don't listen to a word he says.
2013-10-30 07:50:18 PM  
1 votes:

Corvus: jjorsett: John Kerry outgasses about how we ought to be handling Syria.

Umm John Kerry is the Secretary of State. I think what he says about foreign matters might be a little more important than what Mitt Romney's second guess arm check quarterbacking from one of his 5 mansions with car elevators.


12349876: jjorsett: John Kerry outgasses about how we ought to be handling Syria.

I'm pissed off that the Secretary of State is talking about foreign affairs. HOW DARE HE!


Hey, he LOST, didn't he? That means anything he says is just some LOSER talking, and we don't listen to LOSERS. At least, that's what I've learned in this thread.
2013-10-30 07:01:13 PM  
1 votes:

jjorsett: John Kerry outgasses about how we ought to be handling Syria.


I'm pissed off that the Secretary of State is talking about foreign affairs. HOW DARE HE!
2013-10-30 06:53:18 PM  
1 votes:

I didn't realize that losing an election rendered your opinion invalid. I'll remember that the next time Al Gore starts flapping his jaws about climate change or John Kerry outgasses about how we ought to be handling Syria.


i44.tinypic.com
2013-10-30 06:41:42 PM  
1 votes:

clowncar on fire: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: FlashHarry: I'm surprised that Historical Footnote even weighed in on the subject.

I'm disappointed only one person in this thread referred to him by his proper name.

I'm still amazed you still find the need to keep beating this dead horse.  Obama won.  Is Mitt still that much of a threat that you need to spend the next 3 years campaigning against him?


Yep, and it's the same reason we laugh at Sara Palin, because she is such a gosh darn threat.
2013-10-30 06:32:33 PM  
1 votes:
Republicans a month ago: We'll shut down the government and default on the debt to keep people from getting Obamacare.

Republicans now: OMG this website is a disaster. I'm outraged people can't sign up for Obamacare.
2013-10-30 06:32:27 PM  
1 votes:

MSFT: Maybe poor people shouldn't have kids if they can't afford them.



I'm glad we agree contraception should be taught at a young age and unlimited access to abortions.
2013-10-30 06:16:24 PM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: I'm surprised that Historical Footnote even weighed in on the subject.


I'm disappointed only one person in this thread referred to him by his proper name.
2013-10-30 05:55:35 PM  
1 votes:
Put that cocoa down, Mitt. Cocoa is for winners. Are we supposed to ask Michael Dukakis for his opinion too? Who gives a shiat what Losers like you think?
2013-10-30 05:51:52 PM  
1 votes:
And here is Romney begging Obama to base healthcare reform off of Massachusetts system and use private companies and mandates.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20090730/column30_s t. art.htm
2013-10-30 05:41:41 PM  
1 votes:
"Waaahhh! We don't like Obamacare!"
"Waaahhhh! Obamacare doesn't work the way we want it to!"
2013-10-30 05:37:59 PM  
1 votes:

voran: Mitt pops up but he just seems...defeated/sad. Its almost sad to watch.


This, more than anything, has convinced me that Romney genuinely thought he couldn't lose.  It wasn't some PR "we can't lose" tagline and it wasn't something he was fronting, he genuinely believed that there was no way that he would not one day be president of the United States.  He's been told he can't have what he believes should be his.  That's new for him.

I just...I think about that sometimes and to me, it's profound.  Can you imagine that level of...I can't really put a word to it, ego or avarice, there's got to be a word for it.  You know what I mean though.  Wow.  Genuinely, wow.
2013-10-30 05:29:25 PM  
1 votes:

JusticeandIndependence: [www.orangejuiceblog.com image 640x360]
One of us....One of us....One of us...


to her right it looks like 3 thought bubbles all going to nothing.
2013-10-30 05:29:02 PM  
1 votes:

fenianfark: [i47.photobucket.com image 660x440]

Poor Mitt. Still butthurt after almost a year.


god i love that pic.
2013-10-30 05:25:21 PM  
1 votes:

rustypouch: I hope the Democrats learn their lesson from this, to never adopt Republican ideas.


It's all part of the long con. We implement the Heritage Foundation healthcare plan, everybody thinks it sucks, then we move on to single payer socialism. And then we all get gay married.
2013-10-30 05:16:36 PM  
1 votes:
It's so rare and refreshing to hear a politician honestly criticize his own plan. I wish more people in government could be so up-front about the failures of the policies they create.
2013-10-30 05:13:21 PM  
1 votes:
I just don't understand. Why is he issuing statements? Why is he still trying to push that "well yeah I proved it works but that doesn't mean it's a good idea" line? Does anyone think it's helpful to have Mitt Romney weigh in on this?
2013-10-30 05:12:27 PM  
1 votes:
 ...millions of Americans would not lose the insurance they were promised they could keep...

Once again, TAKE THAT SHIAT UP WITH THE GODDAM INSURANCE COMPANIES!!
2013-10-30 03:30:38 PM  
1 votes:
Yes, let's hear more political wisdom from this disheveled unemployed man

4umf.com
2013-10-30 03:24:47 PM  
1 votes:
Who?
2013-10-30 03:22:31 PM  
1 votes:
Loser
 
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