Mitt Romney thinks Obamacare is a bad law that will hurt the country, but disagrees with how conservatives in Washington are trying to get rid of it. In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said using the politically charged Affordable Care Act as a wedge in Washington’s fiscal wars is counterproductive. "We´re more effective tactically not to use a shutdown of some kind to pursue the ... anti-Obamacare objective. I don´t think that will be as effective," Romney said in the interview conducted on Friday in Boston. "The tactic of using a government shutdown to try and
Comments: Romney warns threat to shut down government not ‘effective´. Neither was his presidential campaign. Romney warning Republicans about shutting down the government? If I recall, Republicans want to fund everything but Husseincare and Democrats are saying if Husseincare isn’t funded the government will shut down. The Clear difference between Willard and Ted Cruz is that he is ‘actively’ pursuing what is in his heart his soul... that which truly benefits his constituents, his country and his sworn duty to our CONSTITUTION!!! God bless you Senator Ted Cruz.
Excellent No. 1 - spot on! Let´s add Karl Rove to that also. Why hasn´t Karl Rove been relegated to the the same dung heap that Dick Morris has been sent. Notice that Morris is bye-bye. So should that fat humpty dumpty Carl Rove.
Romney had the opportunity to fully confront O on his lies about Benghazi and chose not to. Frankly I couldn´t care less what he thinks. He and other RINOS like him (i.e. McCain) express more displeasure at fellow Republicans than they ever have for the laws like Obamacare that the Democrats pass. It is unbelievably mind boggling! Stuff it Romney!
We thought Romney would stand for us and take the fight to Obama when he had center stage during the campaign. He did not. Why should we listen to him now when he has no power to change anything? I am also puzzled at George W Bush. All through his presidency, he claimed he did not fight his critics because of the great respect he had for the Presidency. If that is true, why isn´t he speaking out now that the Presidency is being wrecked by Obama? Speak out, President Bush!!
This attitude kept a lot of republicans away from the voting booth. I held my nose and voted for him, the lesser of two evils. I hope the primaries result in true conservatives being chosen in 2014. It our only chance for us to fundamentally "transform this nation."
Romney loses and now advises us how to win. That being, not to oppose democrats. No, to win, Romney advises, the gop establishment must demonize conservatives, and vote with democrats. Well, we will see how many elections the gop will win without conservatives.
Mittens lost to Obama in 2012, lost to McCain in 2008, lost to GWB in 2000 and lost his bid to be a senator from Massachusetts in 1994 after just one term as a progressive governor. Now he is giving advice to the GOPers who are fighting the leftist freak who defeated Mitt. Romney needs a lot less "yes men" surrounding him and far more contact with ordinary citizens.
Worse photo of 2012 campaign - Romney on his jet ski on Lake Loseapasocki. He was an update of John Windsurfer Kerry, and the GOP hating media loved portraying Mitt as out of touch at his $2 million lakeside home,
Finally, Ted Cruz should tie Romney, Ryan, McCain and Graham to the roof of his car. Would have sign, "It´s RINO season. No limits on size or amount."
Many commenters on this site dislike Mr. Romney with a passion. They wanted him to be tougher in his campaign. I would venture that if such commenters had been more passionate about supporting Mr. Romney, he might have won. It´s a team effort, conservatives.
What an obvious ploy by the leftist media to create divisions on the right and put this issue where they want it, its not about principles, just DC tactics. and this story is just that/...... a tactic. I thought Mitt was smarter than this, had he agreed with Cruz, there would be no article. Smell the stink bait people!
#16, try as we might, we can´t make a silk purse out of a sow´s ear. Most here did not want Romney to win the nomination precisely because he gave Massachusetts Romneycare. Why would we nominate a guy that promoted the same socialized medicine scheme in his own state and expect him to fight Obamacare? It never made sense and still doesn´t.
The RINO establishment gave us Romney because he had a lot of money, and it was "his turn". We worked very hard for him, but he refused to fight when it counted. Even we conservatives couldn´t drag his sorry butt across the finish line. Now he criticizes. Well he knows where he can stick it...
I agree with MANY people who won´t hold their nose and vote for a Democrat who puts an R after their name. I FULLY support a third party and before ANY of you naysayers run to defend the weak GOP, the Germans just held their elections and a party, anti European Union party was formed MONTHS before the election and won 5 percent of the seats in government.
We need to quit listening to the Whigs of the GOP party who keep screaming we can never succeed with a 3rd party.... Nope they want to ridicule and brow beat MANY of us in the party to help shore up the weak GOP full of cancerous politicians.
Federal Spending: The hue and cry over the two-year budget deal masks the real threat facing the country — the vast and potentially permanent expansion of government by President Obama during his first five years in office. Michael Needham, who heads Heritage Action for America, called the budget deal put together by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a "step backward." He´s right. The plan relies on some of the worst budget gimmicks around. It boosts spending in the next two years by $63 billion, for example, while spreading the promised $85 billion in cuts over 10 years. But it is,
Revelation: Colin Powell, George W. Bush´s secretary of state, has confirmed the suspicion that derailed his plan to run for president: He´s not just a liberal, but a socialist. It´s been a long time ago now, but Powell was once the dream Republican presidential candidate for a lot of pundits, campaign experts and ordinary Americans who appreciated his outstanding military service and pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps success story. Now we find that Powell is with the extreme left of the Democratic Party on health care, supporting European-style single-payer socialized medicine. "I don´t see why we can´t do what Europe is doing, what Canada is doing, what
Diplomacy: President Obama extended a hearty handshake to Cuba´s iron-fisted dictator Raul Castro just as the latter was beating up dissidents back home on the eve of Human Rights Day. No good will come of this. After six months of secret talks through Cuban emissaries — secrets kept from the American people, not Cuba´s dictatorship — the time seemed right for a flailing U.S. president and a dictator on the skids to shake hands and make nice at Nelson Mandela´s funeral in South Africa. For some shallow observers, it was all about Mandela´s legacy of everyone getting along. But it´s bad for the
So here’s the photo, my photo, which quickly lit up the world’s social networks and news websites. The “selfie” of three world leaders who, during South Africa’s farewell to Nelson Mandela, were messing about like kids instead of behaving with the mournful gravitas one might expect. In general on this blog, photojournalists tell the story behind a picture they’ve taken. I’ve done this for images from Pakistan, and India, where I am based. And here I am again, but this time the picture comes from a stadium in Soweto, and shows people taking a photo of themselves. I guess it’s a
Roberto Schmidt, a German-Colombian photojournalist based in India, saw a moment worth capturing at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in Soweto, South Africa on Tuesday, and capture it he did: the ‘selfie’ taken by President Barack Obama along with two other world leaders and next to a p1$$3d-off seeming Michelle Obama, immediately went viral. Mediaite sure covered it, as did most internet publications, and by early afternoon it was gristle for cable news commentators on both the left and the right—much to Schmidt’s dismay. “It’s a sign of our times that somehow this image seemed to get more attention than the event
Oakridge, New Jersey - There have been many taxes put in place to help fund Obamacare that are rarely discussed in the media. Michael Studnick, a certified public accountant with Studnick & Associates in Oakridge, New Jersey explained some of the new taxes placed on earned and unearned income. The new earned income tax to help fund Obamacare is 0.9%. "Earned income is compensation from participation in a business, including wages, salary, tips, commissions and bonuses," Studnick explained. This tax will be placed on any income earned over $250K for those who are married and filing jointly. The new unearned income tax is more
The White House says that an Iranian ballistic missile test would not invalidate a recently signed nuclear accord meant to temporarily halt some of Iran’s most controversial nuclear work. The White House clarified its stance just days before Iran is scheduled to launch another ballistic missile some 75 miles into the atmosphere. The statement contradicts recent remarks indicating that such a test would in fact violate and nullify the weeks-old agreement, which provides Iran with some $7 billion in relief from economic sanctions in exchange for a partial six-month freeze of its uranium enrichment program. A White House National Security
Nothing good can come of bringing an iPhone to a memorial service. That’s the consensus of etiquette experts who said Wednesday that President Barack Obama’s selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial was no time for a picture-perfect moment, but differed over whether it amounted to a serious protocol violation. “I don’t think this was the best time and place, but I also don’t think it was a horrible error in judgment,” Lizzie Post, co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette, told Politico. During Tuesday’s service in Johannesburg, a wire service photo of Obama posing alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister
RUSH: John Podesta again has been brought in by Obama to fix this mess, the mess being Obama´s plummeting approval numbers. Now, there is nothing that Podesta can do to repair the damage that´s been done in terms of Obama´s honesty, the perception of his trustworthiness, there´s nothing he can do. So what do liberals do in this case? Now, there´s a truism, folks, gosh, I wish everybody understood this. Liberalism is, no matter what you think, still the minority viewpoint in this country. Among informed people, it is the minority viewpoint. There are a lot of people that vote Democrat and support liberals that have no idea
The conservative Republican Study Committee, the bastion of right-wing strategy on Capitol Hill, has fired its longtime executive director Paul Teller, accusing him of leaking conversations with lawmakers. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the chairman of the RSC, asked for his resignation, according to a senior Republican aide. Scalise announced the move at a Wednesday RSC meeting on Capitol Hill, a lawmaker present told Politico. “Paul was divulging private, member level conversations and actively working against strategies developed by RSC members,” said the senior GOP aide familiar with the group.
We’ve been hearing a lot lately about how Republicans need to improve their appeal to women, especially unmarried ones. Commentators offer various advice; a longtime Republican strategist says “GOP congressional leaders should unveil a comprehensive women’s agenda” and “legislation that has a positive [message] that will help female voters in an attempt to soften their image.” The RNC’s much-hyped Growth and Opportunity Project cautions that: Republicans need to talk about people and families, not just numbers and statistics. . . . Women need to hear what our motive is . . . Those are things that cannot be
RUSH: I´m looking at the latest Obama polling data. Folks, there´s a crack in the dike, and I don´t think there´s anything to fix it. A hole in the dike, a crack in the dike, or something. It is bad. And I don´t think that there´s anything they can do about it. They brought in John Podesta, they brought him in from his think tank that George Soros buys, Clinton´s former chief of staff, and all Podesta is is a hack. Podesta is a tactician, and he comes up with strategies and tactics to hopefully destroy conservatives and Republicans. That's not gonna save Obama. The conservatives and Republicans don't have anything to do with this.
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.
Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
Barack Obama has arrived in South Africa to lead the American delegation at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. But his party is reportedly stuck in traffic and he is said to have arrived late at the stadium for the ceremony. [Snip] But Mr Clinton, Mr Carter and his wife Rosalynn have all traveled separately to the event. According to reports, Mr Obama and his delegation are stuck in a lines of traffic caused by tens of thousands of people making their way to the event. Mr Obama is among the foreign leaders who
President Obama’s job approval among American voters has dropped to negative territory with just 38 percent voicing their approval versus the 58 who says they disapprove, according to a national poll released Tuesday by the independent Quinnipiac University. That is one percent less than the 39% who said they approved of him in last month’s poll. The majority of the 2,692 registered voters the University in early December said that the president is not honest and trustworthy. When asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?,” respondents gave Obama lackluster ratings
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela´s memorial yesterday "made up his own signs," according to South Africa´s deaf federation. "He´s a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, said according to ITV News. "He wasn´t even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around." Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA, told Reuters: