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Romney Suggests He Cares About Uninsured People with Preexisting Conditions, But He Doesn't: VIDEO


In a Meet the Press interview over the weekend, Mitt Romney made headlines when he said that "there are a number of htings that I like" about Obamacare.

Think Progress reports:

"...he suggested he would retain: 1. The guarantee that insurance companies couldn’t discriminate against people with pre-exisiting conditions, and 2. The provision that allows young adults to stay on their parents plan.


Just hours later, his campaign quietly told a conservative website that he actually opposes those provisions of Obamacare:

In reference to how Romney would deal with those with preexisting conditions and young adults who want to remain on their parents’ plans, a Romney aide responded that there had been no change in Romney’s position and that “in a competitive environment, the marketplace will make available plans that include coverage for what there is demand for. He was not proposing a federal mandate to require insurance plans to offer those particular features.”

A Romney aide also told Buzzfeed: "Gov. Romney will ensure that discrimination against individuals with pre-existing conditions who maintain continuous coverage is prohibited."

Of course, it's in Romney's best interest to be unclear. The less people who understand how he's going to screw them, the better.

Watch the Meet the Press clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. The real question in all of these 'revelations' about Mitts positions, changing as the do every interview, is will talking about them actually make any difference?

    The "swing" voter count is very small this election cycle. The estimates are 6% to 8% are truly undecided.

    can you really imagine an "undecided" voter who doesn't know about the flip-flops? who doesn't know about Mitts previous claims of being LEFT of Ted Kennedy (to try and win a different race) versus his "i'm Right of David Duke" to win this race?

    I have yet to meet a 'swing' voter who doesn't know where they stand on Obama. That doesn't know/admit they wouldn't vote for him unless he dyed himself white. Those swing voters just don't want a Mormon as President and working up the ability to pull the lever for Mitt against their gut feelings of dismay and disgust.

    Frankly at this point I really think that those who support Obama, really need to consider keeping an eye on Gary Johnson and his standing in the swing states.

    Lets be clear, Johnson cannot win.
    What Johnson can do is be the Republican's Ralph Nader. His presence on the Ballot, particularly in the swing states, will not hurt Obama, but will Peel off Voters from Mitt.

    Right now in all 50 states Republican lawyers are busy trying to get third party candidates off the Presidential ballot. This along with their attempts at voter suppression is their best shot to get Mitt elected.

    Remember, minorities and poor people tend to work during 'normal' voting hours. Old white people don't.

    Poor people are less likely to pay DMV for a new Id just because they moved. When you are poor, 15 bucks for a new ID is a real expense.

    Minorities and poor people tend to turn out heavily in areas the have extended voting hours and weekend hours. Notice all the areas that have Republican Secretary of State office holders are trying to do away with extended hours and weekend hours.

    The GOP is hoping that both of those tactics will reduce Obama's voter base and protect Mitt from candidates who are actually committed to be being (ultra)-conservative instead of pandering to conservatives.

    Let's keep Gary on the Ballot, it will keep mitt on his toes.

    Posted by: mikenola | Sep 10, 2012 8:17:47 AM

  2. The determination of voting hours by a politically appointed functionary is an affront to democracy. The very idea of seeking to attribute more weight to one vote over another by manipulation of either voting opportunities or electoral districts is anathema to the Constitution.

    I'm astonished that this use of "Secretaries of State" to gerrymander constituencies hasn't already been struck down by the courts and an independent Electoral Commission appointed to determine sizes of districts and methods and hours of voting.

    It is the courts which should be mandating the operation of the electoral system, not those with a vested interest in winning.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Sep 10, 2012 8:39:39 AM

  3. hmmm no comment from Jason!

    Posted by: tilltheworldends | Sep 10, 2012 9:31:51 AM

  4. Maybe I am just being cranky this morning, but:

    "The less people who understand how he's going to screw them, the better."


    It is either "The fewer people who understand how he's going to screw them, the better." or "The less people understand how he's going to screw them, the better."

    Yes, I must be particularly cranky this morning.

    Posted by: Canadian Observer | Sep 10, 2012 11:16:21 AM

  5. yup. if your little niece has cancer, and it comes back, Ol'Mittens doesn't want the rich white men to have to lose a dime to help her beat it again.

    plus, he thinks that when y'all die you're gonna be his servants on his own celestial star-planet. just sayin'....

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Sep 10, 2012 11:17:13 AM

  6. i'm from ma and he raised all the fee's on everything here, let's hope america wakes up and see him for what he is. go obama

    Posted by: cape tom | Sep 10, 2012 11:57:04 AM

  7. To the GOP, not being a white straight rich Christian male is a "pre-existing condition", and their recommended treatment is not giving a f*ck about it.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Sep 10, 2012 1:10:39 PM

  8. @FURY: LOL!!

    Posted by: DAN | Sep 10, 2012 3:04:29 PM

  9. Are you voting for Gary Johnson? http://celebrity-plugs.com/t/

    Posted by: Tim | Sep 10, 2012 10:37:08 PM


    Posted by: wyocowboy | Sep 11, 2012 7:37:01 AM

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