Friday, October 14, 2011

Romney and the Tea Party - #3326 - Report: Marco Rubio's Top Aide Pushed to Move Florida Primary up to Benefit Romney - Hot Air (2) VIDEO: Romney Healthcare Adviser: Obamacare Based on RomneyCare - Real Clear Politics

IF YOU EVER WERE TEMPTED TO SUPPORT MITT ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT, PLEASE WATCH BOTH OF THESE VIDEOS AND READ BOTH ARTICLES, PLEASE.



Romney-Kennedy Health Care Bill Signing - R.S. McCain reports, you decide. Here’s a good test of Rubio’s grassroots cred: Can you employ a man who’s trying to tilt the electoral pinball machine towards Romney’s nomination and still retain pride of place as a “tea-party icon”? GOP sources in Washington and Florida say that Rubio’s senatorial chief of staff, Cesar Conda, has been a major force in persuading Florida Republicans to move their primary to January. “Cesar used to be with Romney’s campaign,” one informed source explained to me in an interview today, adding: “Conda used his contacts to push the primary to the 31st because they want Romney in.”… Some have speculated that, by delivering Florida for Romney, Conda would not only help Romney lock up the 2012 presidential nomination, but also secure the 2012 vice-presidential pick for Rubio…Reports that Rubio — or at least Rubio’s top aides – are working behind the scenes for Romney, who is seen as representing the RINO (“Republican In Name Only”) moderate wing of the party, will be a bitter disappointment for conservatives who supported Rubio’s insurgent campaign last year. Read more.......

NOW WATCH THIS VIDEO WHICH INCLUDES INTERVIEW BETWEEN JONATHAN GRUBER AND LAWRENCE O'DONNELL, MSNBC

Romney Healthcare Adviser: Obamacare Based on RomneyCare - Real Clear Politics - Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC host: "Alright, come on. Come clean. You were in the room with President Obama discussing healthcare reform and you did in fact work with the Romney administration in Massachusetts. Come on Professor, you've got to tell us the truth." Jonathan Gruber, MIT professor: "The truth is that the Affordable Care Act is essentially based on what we accomplished in Massachusetts. It's the same basic structure applied nationally. John McDonough, one of the other advisers,who work in both Massachusetts and advised the White House said 'it's the Massachusetts with three more zeros.' And that's basically a good description of what the federal bill did." Gruber says Massachusetts received some federal funding for Romney's healthcare reform, meaning all U.S. taxpayers chipped in to fund RomneyCare. O'Donnell: "And Massachusetts had a pretty good rate of coverage before you even went to the mandate. Romney makes a very strong point about the Obama bill is full of taxes to pay for it and the Romney bill did not have tax increases in it to pay for it." Gruber: "Yeah, that is just technically true but intellectually not really straight forward. Basically, in Massachusetts, the financial for our bill came half from the federal government and half from an existing tax that former Governor and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis had put in, in 1988 to finance care for the uninsured. You see, we didn't have to raise taxes in Massachusetts because money was already there. At the federal level we didn't have that luxury.  Read more.........

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