Question for democrats about Romney

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    Do you view Romneycare as an enormous accomplishment for Mitt Romney?

    It's basically Obamacare, something most every democrat supports, at the state level. So if you think Obamacare staying on the books would be a big accomplishment for Obama, then you also view Romneycare as a big accomplishment for Mitt, correct?

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    It's probably his one true achievement in terms of government service.

    While they people of Massachusettes can't stand Romney..they love RomneyCare.

    It also served as a proof of concept for Obama when he was choosing between that and single payer. By the way..Romney, himself, advocated that Obama go that direction..

    Now Romney wants to repeal it.

    Go figure.
     
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    Difference between Romneycare and Obamacare

    "Romneycare” was developed by a coalition of Labor, Management, Republicans and Democrats, who collaborated on its makeup, its contents, and represented the people of the state of Massachusetts—at that time in history. That is how a representative democracy works. If Romney disagreed with parts of the Massachusetts law, that was overcome by the 85% Democratic legislature’s power.

    Obamacare was “crammed down our throats” by Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and the Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, in spite of the fact that almost 2/3 of Americans neither favored the law nor wanted it! And almost that many still do not like it, and still do not want it. Pelosi’s now famous statement, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it…away from the fog of the controversy…” is indicative of the disregard for the wished of American citizens.
     
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    And, it was a state program, not a federal one.
     
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    Yes I know.
    That was intended for those idiots who feel Obamacare and Romneycare are one in the same.
     
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    Romney has repudiated ORomneycare, so in view of his new position, which is effectively that those plans were mistakes,

    the extent that those plans have succeeded or will succeed measures the extent to which Romney is now wrong.
     
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    See, overreaching Feds, again. What may be right for one state's constituents may not be right for each and every state. What works in NY probably won't be so good for small town Georgia.

    Romney answered to his people, he didn't impose his own views. The majority wanted health care, he did what he was elected to do.

    So tell me does the majority of America want Obamacare?? Is Obama answering to the people or driving his own agenda??
     
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    The majority of Americans wanted a public insurance option in the healthcare bill. Will man-the-people's-will Romney be pushing for that?
     

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