July 22, 2009

We’ve Got Healthcare Yes We Do!

Filed under: Economy,Health Care,Taxes & Government — Rose @ 6:33 am

“We’ve got healthcare, how ’bout you?!” Mitt Romney’s new cheer, ladies & gentlemen.

You know, too many “conservative celebrities” contend that Mitt Romney [still] represents all three legs of some “conservative stool.” I contend that said pundits are either having Ambien parties with Patrick Kennedy, or using the alternative definition of “stool.”

Among Mitt’s many, many, many, political & legislative warts, resides an 800 lb. gorilla shouting that no true conservative conceives and implements — “universal healthcare,” let alone becomes its greatest cheerleader.

Especially since it fails miserably every time it’s it’s triedevery time!

Some excerpts from Newsweek’s The Gaggle:

Q. What do you think needs to happen over the next couple of weeks if President Obama’s deadline for healthcare reform is to be met?

Romney: I think the President ought to hit the reset button. I think it is critical that he have the participation, involvement, and support of people on both sides of the aisle, as well as people in various sectors of the health economy. If we are going to have a dramatic shift in the nature of so large
a part of our economy then it needs to be something that has been thoroughly vetted and has received great support. Out of a desire to move very quickly, while his support is highest, he has skipped the critical steps of educating, involving, and evolving his own plans to meet the perspectives of the great majority of our citizens.

Q. It sounds like you are encouraging the President to slow down. Aren’t there risks in delaying?

Romney: He’s in a very difficult position. We faced a very similar question [in Massachusetts] as we began our process. We spent over two years putting together a health care plan and then building support for it on both sides of the aisle – working with hospitals, providers, doctors, business groups, labor groups, advocates for the poor. We involved all of these parties, and it took a long time, but what we ended up with was a bill that passed the legislature – if you combine the House and the Senate – 198 to 2.

WTH? He’s talking as if his reckless policies had absolutely no lasting consequences.like it was merely a legislative feat.

Given the documented, colossal failure of Romney’s “universal healthcare,” those pathetic answers leave me with no further words other than to reiterate that if you think that Mitt Romney is the answer, then you’re asking REALLY. STUPID. QUESTIONS.

Update: Ha! Alo over @ Brainshavings thinks that Mitt has been hitting some medical marijuana…did he cover that, too?

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2 Comments

  1. Great minds

    Comment by Alo Konsen — July 22, 2009 @ 7:17 am

  2. Some issues where few are giving clear facts and figures. The liberal talking point there are trillions in wasted duplicate procedures and tests. Trillion? I don’t believe that. Until they back up that assertion with some data, I have every right to question such an assertion.

    Secondly, the other talking point is emergency room visits? Why don’t hospitals have walk-in clinics or Doc-in-a-box along side of the emergency room? What prevents them? It would seem to me logically a hospital would have both thus the walk-in clinic would sift out all the flu and cold cases and then refer serious life threatening cases next door? Do government policies and state regulations prevent this logical outcome? If so, wouldn’t the real reform be to remove those regulations that prevent a more orderly providing of medical care?

    Comment by dscott — July 22, 2009 @ 4:31 pm

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