Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Myth Romney Campaign Gaffe: Please Pass the Popcorn

So it seems that the Democrats are beating the crap out of Romney because when he was head of Bain Capital, they closed a steel mill, throwing people out of work. Those people lost their health insurance and at least oen person died from untreated cancer.

So Mitten's on-duty spokes-troll takes up her verbal arsenal to defend him and offers this corker: If those workers had been in Massachusetts, they'd have had health insurance. Because, as governor, Romney enacted universal health insurance.

Except, of course, that the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) was modeled on the Massachusetts universal health care law (Romneycare). Which means that the Romney campaign just backed into endorsing Obamacare.

And since the Republicans have flip-flopped on the universal health insurance mandate from being "the personal responsibility of any sane adult" (when they suggested it in 1993 and when Romneycare was enacted) to "zOMG!!!1!! Soczialism!!!1!", the conservatives are losing their collective shit.

Pass the popcorn.

1 comment:

Eck! said...

Feh...

If those workers had been in Massachusetts, they'd have had health insurance.

They would have been fined, err taxed, into getting the insurance they can't pay for without
a job! Or worse without consuming most of their
unemployment that needs to by food and housing
which when I last checked are of higher priority.

Seems to me it's not the lack of insurance but a lack of jobs that are of sufficient income to afford insurance, food, housing,and you know,
essential things.

They are not only nuts they are raving screaming
stupid.

Eck!