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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Where's Obamacare and Romneycare in this election season?

Why hasn't the Obama campaign been waiving Romneycare over Romey's head as everyone believed back during the primaries? I have two thoughts on this:
a) Obama wants to save it for October, though I rather doubt this scenario because
b) Obama knows Obamacare is wildly unpopular with several taxes due to hit Jan. 1. He also knows the less he reminds Americans of this the better for him come Election Day.

I do think it will surface in the debates, whether or not either candidate wants to talk about it, and I think Obama won't talk much about it and say a bunch of nothing, while Romney will reiterate states' rights and their ability to be a testing ground for democracy, and also reiterate that he will send waivers to all 50 states on day 1, that he'd defund it, and that he'll repeal it if he has enough votes to get it through the legislature. He may point out the differences between Romneycare and Obamacare (and there are some substantial ones, not that the media will ever admit it). Given Romney's track record of getting what he wants with the MA overwhelmingly Democrat legislature, maybe he can make it happen regardless. Obama, on the other hand, refused to meet with the GOP minority leaders of Congress for the first two years, yet he (and the complicit media) still love to make hay over the lack of "compromise" from the GOP. Yeah, right.

Ahem. Back to the matter at hand. Why hasn't the press been talking Romneycare with Romney? Romney/Ryan make repealing Obamacare and its associated taxes a big part of their campaign, but the media doesn't report it. Typical. They ignore the substance and drum up gaffes and questions about the campaign to make them look bad. Those gullible enough to believe the press go along with it. Those who aren't so easy to sway check some conservative sites and realize that Romney/Ryan are rocking!

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