Romney Advisor: No Obamacare Repeal

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    Romney Advisor: No Obamacare Repeal | RedState

    As Ben Domenech notes in his Transom, Mitt Romney’s advisors have now advised him to support “a $2 gas tax, a VAT, and open Taliban talks.” Add to that list not repealing Obamacare. Norm Coleman, an advisor to Romney, went on record saying

    We’re not going to do repeal. You’re not going to repeal Obamacare… It’s not a total repeal… You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president… You can’t whole-cloth throw it out. But you can substantially change what’s been done.​

    We’ve had this dribble out at the Romney Fan Club over at National Review too — just fix it, don’t repeal it. There are practical reasons for doing so, but we should not lose our perspective. The base of the Republican party is energized by the prospects of complete repeal. All the candidates have said they would repeal it. Mitt Romney, within the past two years, flipped his position going from nibbling to full repeal.

    In the South Carolina debate on CNN last week, Newt Gingrich said he did not trust the congressional staffs (plural) and would therefore insist on full repeal via reconciliation, which is how the Democrats passed it in the first place through the Senate. His was a wise point. The congressional staffs, both Democrat and Republican, have started functioning as an entrenched legislative branch bureaucracy both doing what they think best for the country even when the voters want otherwise.

    In fact, the entrenched legislative bureaucracy has a great deal to do with congressional disapproval in the public. Republican staffers want to inch the ball down the field instead of fighting. Democrat staffers are far more aggressive.

    If a Republican gets into the White House and does not sweat blood trying to repeal Obamacare in its entirety (regardless of success), I predict the end of the Republican Party legitimately. It won’t be worth fighting for if the party itself does not think it worth fighting for its voters. If the GOP takes back the White House, it’s voters will expect a real fight, not a half-hearted attempt.
     
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    Nobody's repealing Obamacare fella. That's been a pipe dream from the word go.
     
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    In other words, they plan to whittle at it like Roe v. Wade through the back door.
     
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    Once again, anyone who thinks Romney is going to repeal ObamaCare is delusional.

    ObamaCare will collapse the private insurance industry, and then they will impose a Canada style system on us.
     
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    Can you explain how having more people buying into the private insurance system is going to "collapse" it?
     
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    I actually support a President who will go through the bill, line by line, and fix it so it works, doesn't cost us fucking billions in taxes, and is Constitutional. A total repeal is not practical and parts of the bill should remain. Logic over politics. *Bows*
     
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    That should be good. :lol:
     
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    you will not end SS

    You will not end the health care reform.

    You will not end public education.

    You will not end the post office

    you will not end Unions


    You will not end regulations.


    Your party is about to fall ass appart.


    your fractured and for good reason.

    Your party has failed mirserably.

    enjoy your obsurity.

    It will be a boon for the American people
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni6vp7Qgau4]CNN: Mitt Romney 'I will repeal Obamacare' - YouTube[/ame]

    If this is correct...Romney's already lying. Not just making a promise that when reality hits him in the face about how government works..he already knows that it's not something he will do.
     
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