Romney will work hard to repeal Obama's "bad" federal health care plan, so that he can "help" states implement "good" health care on a state by state basis. See the difference? Of course there will never be any pressure by the federal government on the states to participate in such a plan through the use of "carrots and sticks." No way!
Listen to this interview, and realize that Pam Bondi is not referring to Massachusetts' healthcare, but to the new implementation of "good" healthcare, based on her talking points, in a future Romney administration. She tries to draw the distinction between the Obama and Romney plans using her notes.
All of our candidates have said the first thing that they will to try to do is get rid of the federal government healthcare takeover.
Let me tell you, I have been asked to be a part of Governor Romney's task force. I am going to be part of his healthcare policy team when he's president to undo this, and to create good healthcare.
(NOTE: Like many others, I was annoyed to not get the full context. Sorry, that is beyond my control. But the Right Scoop has posted the entire context, including Limbaugh's comments, and Greta's pressing interview questions.)
Repeat after me, "RomneyCare good, ObamaCare bad."
This is incredible. We are ultimately just talking semantics. Either path will lead to a single-payer, government-run system. Where the hell are the conservatives arguing that healthcare is not the constitutional purview of the state on any level? What is wrong with the voters? Are they completely out to lunch? Please wake up! You need a microscope to tell the difference between Romney and Obama on this issue. Either way, Romney supports a "mandate" (i.e. government force.)
Mitt Romney, and now his surrogate and future cabinet member Pam Bondi, tout RomneyCare as a great success, but the fact is that it is a dismal failure that is bankrupting the state.
RomneyCare vs. ObamaCare is like the old saw about smoking filtered vs. unfiltered cigarettes, or the difference between jumping off a 10-story building vs. a 20-story building. Either way, you're dead!
Gov. Romney has telegraphed his intent before, as I wrote about here. Another Romney adviser, and potential cabinet member already recently commented "We're not going to repeal Obamacare."
They are telling us what they intend to do. All you have to do is carefully listen.
Other sites talking about this:
Pam Bondi's Facebook page (read the comments!)
Listen to this badly needed cold shower; Ronald Reagan presciently warns of the evil of socialized medicine.
UPDATE, See part 2