Saturday, February 4, 2012
My Washington Times latest: Obamacare is worth getting angry about
[Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times]
Obamacare is worth getting angry about
Did Mitt Romney miss the entire 2010 election?
In November, Republicans will face an incumbent whose failed presidency makes Jimmy Carter look worthy of Mount Rushmore. And they will lose unless they focus like a laser on the two intertwined strands of disastrous DNA that define the Obama era: Obamanomics and Obamacare. It is mystifying, then, that the GOP would risk surrendering either of these issues.The debate exchange between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney was a telling moment. Finally someone took apart RomneyCare piece by piece and showed that it is indeed the blueprint of ObamaCare. You'll recall that a shaken Mitt Romney actually replied, "It's not worth getting angry about."
Mitt Romney has said he will repeal ObamaCare yet has indicated otherwise.
Ann Coulter, who recently said that RomneyCare "shows the failure of even statewide universal care" (via Legal Insurrection) now claims that it should be "viewed as a massive triumph for conservative free-market principles." She defends the constitutionality of RomneyCare (obfuscating federalism and conservatism) and simply sidesteps its actual results.
Romneycare has increased private health care costs for patients and has created longer wait times to see a doctor. Fewer doctors in Massachusetts are willing to accept Medicare or even see new patients. Medicare and Medicaid costs also have increased, sticking taxpayers nationwide with the bill. Government regulations have further eroded the doctor-patient relationship. More than 18,000 jobs have been lost, and disposable income has suffered. The state has lost more than $25 million in private-sector investments. So much for “nothing changes for them.”The Great One: Mark Levin serves up this line-by-line takedown of Coulter's sad column. It's a 30 minutes but worth every second of your time.
Isn’t that worth getting angry about?
Ann Coulter, the once-conservative firebrand, is all-in for Mitt Romney. Only recently, she said Romneycare “shows the failure of even statewide universal care” but now -abracadabra, presto chango - she quite seriously calls for “three cheers for Romneycare.” You’ve got to admire the new chief cheerleader for the moderate movement. We haven’t seen such dizzying flip-flops since, well, Mr. Romney on immigration, the George W. Bush tax cuts, the Reagan legacy, the Second Amendment, global warming, same-sex marriage, “don’t ask, don’t tell” and abortion. Maybe she’s auditioning for a Cabinet position, or her own show on MSNBC.
Swing by The Washington Times to read it all. Let me know what you think. As always, thanks for sharing it on your blog, Facebook, Twitter and everywhere else the cool kids hang out.