I’d like to say that I was stunned when I heard Mitt Romney tell uber-progressive David Gregory on Meet the Press that he doesn’t plan to get rid of Obamacare completely, but the sad truth is that I wasn’t. Clearly, the man is irreversibly afflicted with statitis. He couldn’t even wait until after the election to go back on his repeated promises to “repeal Obamacare on my first day in office.”
To the delight of Comrade Gregory, Romney said, “Well, I’m not getting rid of all of healthcare reform. Of course, there are a number of things that I like in healthcare reform that I’m going to put in place. One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage. Two is to assure that the marketplace allows for individuals to have policies that cover their family up to whatever age they might like.”
Psst … Mitt: In a free market, companies make their own decisions as to who they want to cover, and under what conditions. “Pulling Obamacare out by the roots” and “healthcare reform” are mutually exclusive objectives.
What us hopeless constitutionalists want is for government to get the hell out of the way and let the marketplace determine prices, availability, coverage, and everything else. What is it that pseudo-conservative Republicans can’t seem to understand about freedom and free markets?
If MittMan’s knees are already beginning to wobble, can you imagine what he would do after being elected?
As I said in my article yesterday (“Are You Ready for Life after Obama?”), “If Romney wins on November 6, freedom fighters will have a fulltime job holding his feet to the fire, but no one should be so naïve as to expect him to actually move America to the right. It’s all about containment — preventing a further move to the left.” On reflection, make that a fulltime job x 10.
As the Obamaviks sharpen their swords in anticipation of a bloody homestretch, the likelihood is that MittMan, who fears Democratic scorn far more than he fears the seemingly AWOL Tea Party, is likely to increasingly revert back to his true, make-nice-to-the-enemy, Massachusetts Mitt personality. I can just hear Switchblade Barry, Axelthug, and their troop of Obamaviks cackling with delight.
I’m not sure I can bring myself to watch too much more of what is shaping up to be another John McMush-style campaign over the next fifty-six days. If just one reader out there can explain to me how Mitt Romney got to be the Republican nominee just a few years after John McMush went down in flames, I’m all ears. Masochism, cowardice, and stupidity make for a poisonous political brew.
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