Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Awesome: Senior Romney Adviser Says a Republican President Could Never Repeal Obamacare

Yet another reason to support one of the two non-Romneys in the race:

Mitt Romney adviser Norm Coleman, a former senator from Minnesota, predicted the GOP won't repeal the Democrats' healthcare reform law even if a Republican candidate defeats President Obama this November.

"You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president," Coleman told BioCentury This Week television in an interview that aired on Sunday. "You can't whole-cloth throw it out. But you can substantially change what's been done."

...Coleman's remarks are remarkable because every Republican candidate — including Romney — has vowed to make repealing the law a priority. Coleman is also the chairman of the American Action Network, which has urged the courts to strike down the law's individual mandate and its Medicaid expansion.

Squishes like Norm Coleman, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are cowards who are either too scared or too invested in the status quo to try to save this country.

Folks, I don't mean to be a polyanna, but every expert from Obama adviser Peter Orszag to the CBO says that America is headed into a fiscal abyss. And these clowns are waving the white flag before the fight has even started?

So what do we do? We need to demand -- demand, not ask! -- that these establishment RINOs are replaced as Congressional leaders in 2012 by Tea Party conservatives like Michele Bachmann, Allen West, Jim DeMint, Marco Rubio, etc. If it takes a march on Washington, so be it. We're tired of being ignored by these numbskulls. Enough is enough.

Hat tip: Mark Levin.


Anonymous said...

Coleman is not too bright. That is why he is an advisor and not a Senator. It will be a colossal effort and waste of time to tinker around the edges of a 2000 page bill with its myriad agencies, boards, and mandates, while it is in the process of TAKING EFFECT. It is much more practical to scrap the whole thing, identify issues we all agree need addressing (for instance portability and improving competition among insurers) and pass individual bills. Comprehensive bills should go the way of the dodo because there is too much room in them for graft, favoritism and power grabs.

A_Nonny_Mouse said...

We have *GOT* to undo the whole thing (as stated by Anonymous above).

Obamacare creates --HOW many??-- new regulatory agencies, which will lead to myriads of new regulations based on the "expert opinions" of God-knows-who. (Kind of like the EU, where regulations are written by anonymous bureaucrats who bear no responsibility for how their diktats work in real life *; additionally they can't be voted out as a consequence of making foolish regulatory decisions-- because they're not elected in the first place and are only accountable to the higher-ranking bureaucrats who appoint them.)

We need to kill the whole dam' thing and start over with a bill that's short enough for Congress to actually READ before they vote on it.

* And regarding idiot regs created right here at home, try this one: