Romney says he would keep parts of Obama healthcare law
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has called for scrapping President Barack Obama's 2010 U.S. healthcare law, said in remarks aired on Sunday that he likes key parts of "Obamacare" despite his party's loathing of it and wants to retain them.
Romney, who faces Obama in the November 6 election, has vowed throughout the campaign to repeal and replace the Obama healthcare law. But asked about the Obama healthcare law on NBC's "Meet the Press" program, Romney said, "Well, I'm not getting rid of all of healthcare reform." >>>
The law is Obama's signature domestic policy achievement. >>>
On the day the Supreme Court upheld the Obama law in June, Romney said the American people must vote the president out of office in order to "get rid of Obamacare." The law is the most sweeping overhaul since the 1960s of the unwieldy U.S. healthcare system.
Nobody is more stunningly accomplished at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory than the GOP. Nobody. They just cant seem to help themselves. Romney promised to repeal it -- now this. Was all that just lying for conservative support? Now he throws us under the bus for those precious moderates? Why couldnt he have just kept his trap shut?
0bama is so busy digging a deeper and deeper hole for himself and his party. We were just starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. Does Romney feel obligated somehow to dig a hole too? Is this a contest between who can moderate us to hell in the most pleasant fashion? What is the the matter with these GOP types? We must stop this train, then go in the other direction. How the heck are we going to turn this nation around if all we are content on doing is gently applying the brakes?
Arent there any conservative advisers around this guy? Or is Ryan the Lone Ranger -- you know -- just for "show"? I know I have to vote for this guy... but it just makes me sick. What else is coming down the pike from the Rino-Brigade?