Friday, January 27, 2012

Top Romney Advisor Says ObamaCare Won't Be Repealed In It's Entirety

Rumor has it that former Minnesota Senator, Norm Coleman is on the short list for a cabinet position in a potential Romney administration (perhaps even at HHS). This is an example of why my state is now represented by Al Franken in the U.S. Senate. I know several conservatives who couldn't hold their nose and vote for Coleman in 2008.
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.”

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is your point? You have none. Norm Coleman is not Romney.

-Martha

leighrow said...

I doubt if this is true, but I was never a Coleman fan,(I think he is a slime) and if I were Romney and if this turkey said this.......I would "fire" him!

Did you know that Mitt's new debate coach was Michelle Bachman's old debate coach? I am hoping if Romney gets the nomination and wins the office that Michelle Bachmann would be the new Health and Human Services Secretary. The woman is tenacious and she will make it her mission to completely obliterate Obamacare.

I think Romney needs to address Coleman's comment...

Machtyn said...

There are 2700 pages to ObamaCare. Republicans have to admit that there are actually, in reality, a couple of GOOD things in the bill.

But Romney has promised he will set about to repeal the whole thing. I take Romney at his word... not an adviser's.

Lionhead said...

I think Santorum defined the issue last night very well. Do you want a 'top down' Gov't or do you want Gov't operating under the premise of 'bottom up.' Both Newt & Mitt have gone with the top down approach. Gov't Knows Best (GKB).

I'm afraid that will always be the wrong approach as special interests will intercede for their best interest. Santorum distinguishes himself from the core candidates & made an excellent effort to stop quibbling & connect with the voters. He's right on with this one.

Mitt & Newt need to stop squabling over their attack ads that only give the MSM & DNC ammunition to defeat them in the general election & focus on the far more important issues at hand on the economy, corruption, rule of law, etc.

I was very surprised that Santorum's performance; we shall see if he can continue to do well for a bump up in the polls. He's still my favorite candidate discounting any strategic considerations. If need be, I will play the old Roman fool for him & fall on my sword.

Mitt should jetison Norm Colman, describe how he will dismantle obamacare & end his ties to Goldman Sachs (GS). I would like to see him pledge to the public he will not appoint any GS alumni & will change his & his wife's blind trust to other investment managers that are not affiliated with GS.

Now is the time for Mitt to put his intentions straight up for the voters of Florida to see. Corruption & the revolving door between the financial services industry & the Gov't must end. Obamacare & socialized Gov't controlled medicine is a horrible idea that must be rolled back immediately. Step up to the plate Mitt.

Right Wingnut said...

Leighrow,

What do you mean "you doubt if this is true." Isn't video evidence good enough for you?

Don't you all remember when Mitt said he would only repeal the bad parts of the bill, and keep the good?

Ohio JOE said...

This is sad, Mr. Coleman was one of my favorite Romneyites prior to yesterday.

Ohio JOE said...

"in reality, a couple of GOOD things in the bill." Like death panels???

Lionhead said...

Now, further to my previous comment, this appears about Mitt's tax returns from the NYT:

http://tinyurl.com/7yhv4l3

Smart by half Mitt? There comes a point when systems become so complicated, even the loopholes that were designed to be exploited by special interest VIP people fail.

Again, Mitt, end your ties to GS. Don't wait as you did in delaying your tax returns. Do it now.

Right Wingnut said...

This is sad, Mr. Coleman was one of my favorite Romneyites prior to yesterday. OJ

If that's case, you knew nothing about Coleman. He has a lifetime ACU rating in the 60s. He's barely a Republican. He was a big disappointment for me. I used to be a big supporter. I had two yard signs in my yard when he ran against Wellstone/Mondale, and attended his inauguration party.

Considering he was a Democrat when he was Mayor of St. Paul, I should have known beter.

leighrow said...

RW-What I meant was is that I do not know if he is speaking for Mitt and Mitt's views or is Coleman just speaking from his own point of view.

That is why I ended with the comment that Romney needs to address this comment if Coleman is an advisor.

Santorum had a good debate and I like the guy, but he was one of the biggest spenders in Congress during the GWB Bush era. He voted for Medicare Prescription D as well.

He voted for Pro-union legislation in Congress because he said he had to represent the views of his state but then he slams Romney for passing state healthcare when 85% of
it's citizens wanted state healthcare.

I still like Santorum and I would have no problem voting for him, but his voting record doesn't indicate a small government guy. Michelle Bachman's voting record,however, truly represents a small government voting record.

Right Wingnut said...

When he voted against drilling in ANWR, if was the last straw for many conservatives

leighrow said...

RW-oh my gosh....you and me agree on something...ha ha ha. I remember that distinctly and that is why I think Romney should drop this guy as an advsor. Pawlenty yes...Coleman no!

leighrow said...

RW-I mean you and "I" agree on something.....

Right Wingnut said...

Every one likes to focus on the felons that voted, or the trunkload of ballots that magically appeared, but if countless conservatives hadn't stayed home, or voted for the third party, it wouldn't have been close enough for the Dems to steal the election.

Anonymous said...

I will choose to believe Romney when he's said 1000 times he will repeal Obamacare. I don't care what one advisor said. It means nothing.

There is one liar in this race, and it's not Romney.

-Martha

Graham said...

It would be irresponsible to say that can just wipe the entire thing. No entitlement dies easily--that's why Romney has laid out specifics, i.e., HHS granting waivers until Congress can get their crap together and repeal the whole entire thing.

Teemu said...

I don't think he meant that he wouldn't want to repeal it, I think his statement merely reflected the fact that you are not going to get a single straightforward repeal vote out of any Democrat Senator, except maybe Manchin.

Also you can't remove filibuster on the first day of new Congress in 2013, because to remove it on the first day without super majority, you need vice president to be there for some reason, and the inauguration is 10 days or so after the first day of new Congress.

But I guess suspending it and then repealing it in 2014 could somehow work.

Teemu said...

"This is an example of why my state is now represented by Al Franken in the U.S. Senate. I know several conservatives who couldn't hold their nose and vote for Coleman in 2008."

No, it's the idiot perfectionists who are to blame. Having a Senator with lifetime ACU rating of closer to 70, from a state that was the only one that staid blue in 1984 Reagan landslide, is much better than having ACU lifetime rating 0 liberal.

leighrow said...

Teemu-good point...even though I did not support Coleman,I still voted for the turkey because the alternative was a nightmare.

Anonymous said...

" Rumor has it" that death panels will only be used for people with severe mental illness, people like RW.

Right Wingnut said...

Teemu,

You're missing the point. His base expected him to act like a conservative. He did not. Now we have Al Franken. That's what happens.

PS, I voted for Coleman.

Terrye said...

Lionhead: Santorum voted not only for earmarks and increases in the debt ceiling, he also actively supported and voted for huge expansions of the Medicare system. He is not pure in this regard.

Terrye said...

You are not going to get one big repeal vote on this thing...it will take several votes and they might actually keep the language in there that deals with certain things like pre-existing conditions because there was always some bipartisan support for that.

But the truth is no president can just wave a magic wand and repeal a bill like this, it will take support from both parties in both Houses of Congress as well.

Terrye said...

I saw an interesting post up at WashingtonExaminer.com by Joel Gehrke..according to him back in 1994 Santorum supported "requiring individuals to buy health insurance" to take the load off of businesses.

Et tu Rick?