Romney was for the individual mandate before he was against it

Poor Mitt Romney.
He’s running for the presidency in the age of the World Wide Web, YouTube and the smartphone — where evidence of past statements and deeds pops up constantly to haunt a man trying desperately to reinvent himself.
Besides, he lacks the pure chutzpah of a conscience-free Newt Gingrich, who can brush off yesterday’s principles like dandruff off his shoulder pads. Romney always seems inauthentic, whereas Newt just seems, well, like himself.
So, as Romney prepares a major speech to reverse update his stance on health care reform, here’s video of the old Mitt, who loved the individual mandate  way back in 2007 (h/t DailyKos TV):

TRANSCRIPT:

ROMNEY: I happen to like what we did. I think it’s a good model for other states. Maybe not every state, but most. And so what I’d do at the federal level is give to every state the same kind of flexibility we got from the federal government, as well as some carrots and sticks to actually get all their citizens insured. And I think a lot of states will choose what we did. I wouldn’t tell them they have to do our plan. Governor Schwarzenegger, for instance, in California, has his own healthcare plan. He’s going about it in a different way. I like mine better than his; he likes his better than mine.

RUSSERT: So if a state chose a mandate, it wouldn’t bother you?

ROMNEY: I, I, I think it’s a terrific idea. I think, I think you’re going to find, when it’s all said and done, after all these states that are laboratories of democracy get their chance to try their own plans, that those who follow the path that we pursued will find it’s the best path, and we’ll end up with a nation that’s taken a mandate approach.

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andygrdzki

May 12th, 2011
7:45 am

All the politicians are the same….. one BS after another

hobby

May 12th, 2011
7:48 am

Boehner, now Romney…… just the start of “Discredit the Republicans” season! Newt will be next.

The liberal press will pick apart the past of each candidate to try to find dirt or question their past stance on issues.
Obviously the way to get elected president is to have no past and to never have taken a stance on anything. That way the press want ever ask any questions!

Mr_B

May 12th, 2011
7:48 am

Oh yeah, wasn’t that the idea that was just “rammed down our throats without any Republican imput.”

MountainMan

May 12th, 2011
7:54 am

Hobby,

Obviously the way to get elected president is to have no past and to never have taken a stance on anything. That way the press want ever ask any questions!

Sort of like Obama? Of course thepress would never question anything he did.

Peadawg

May 12th, 2011
7:56 am

Cynthia, did ya ever stop and think that Romney realized the insurance mandate was unconstitutional and a bad idea? My guess is no…you just take this chance to bash another Republican for “flip-flopping”. Typical Cynthia. Cynthia is to the extreme left just as Sean Hannity and Rush are to the extreme right. Too funny.

MountainMan

May 12th, 2011
8:00 am

Peadawg,

If you are a Rush follower you are a Ditto Head, with Hannity you have been Hannitized, so what is a CT fan? Dumbazz?

hobby

May 12th, 2011
8:04 am

mountain man

Sort of like Obama? Of course thepress would never question anything he did.

exactly!

Peadawg

May 12th, 2011
8:05 am

“If you are a Rush follower you are a Ditto Head, with Hannity you have been Hannitized, so what is a CT fan? Dumbazz?”

How about Tuckerized?

andygrdzki

May 12th, 2011
8:07 am

Here are some good ones….

As a presidential candidate in 2008, Obama had condemned President Bush for supposedly “running prisons which lock people away without telling them why they’re there or what they’re charged with”, and signed an executive order shutting the facility down immediately upon taking office. Two years later Guantanamo still holds 172 detainees, and plays a vital role in the long war against Islamist terrorism.

As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama was a firm opponent of the Bush administration’s military tribunals, which he said “failed to establish a legitimate legal framework and undermined our capacity to ensure swift and certain justice.” But, as The New York Times reported last week, “President Obama on Monday reversed his two-year-old order halting new military charges against detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, permitting military trials to resume with revamped procedures but implicitly admitting the failure of his pledge to close the prison camp”, paving the way for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-conspirators to face trial at Guantanamo.

As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama was a firm opponent of the Bush administration’s military tribunals, which he said “failed to establish a legitimate legal framework and undermined our capacity to ensure swift and certain justice.” But, as The New York Times reported last week, “President Obama on Monday reversed his two-year-old order halting new military charges against detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, permitting military trials to resume with revamped procedures but implicitly admitting the failure of his pledge to close the prison camp”, paving the way for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-conspirators to face trial at Guantanamo.

President Obama has shown a striking lack of consistency with regard to the question of Congressional authorisation and the use of force. In a 2007 interview with The Boston Globe, then Senator Obama declared:
“The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent. History has shown us time and again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the Legislative branch. It is always preferable to have the informed consent of Congress prior to any military action.”
However, as president in March 2011, Barack Obama authorized military action against the Libyan regime without consulting Congress, a decision which drew heavy fire on Capitol Hill.

In his Prague speech in April 2009, President Obama pledged to move forward with the Bush-era plans for Third Site missile defences in Poland and the Czech Republic:
So let me be clear: Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile activity poses a real threat, not just to the United States, but to Iran’s neighbors and our allies. The Czech Republic and Poland have been courageous in agreeing to host a defense against these missiles. As long as the threat from Iran persists, we will go forward with a missile defense system that is cost-effective and proven.
Just six months later however, the Obama administration surrendered to Russian demands, and dramatically dropped plans for Third Site. As I noted at the time, “this was a shameful abandonment of America’s friends in eastern and central Europe, and a slap in the face for those who actually believed a key agreement with Washington was worth the paper it was written on.”

Copied from a Story The U-Turn President by Nile Gardiner of the Telegraph..

BlahBlahBlah

May 12th, 2011
8:08 am

Let’s forget about Romney for a moment, and look instead to the actual Massachusetts plan. Would anyone disagree that things have started off poorly? Costs are higher than expected, with no projected end in sight, even though the number of doctors offering coverage is declining.

Doesn’t this paint an ominous picture with respect to what we will see with Obamacare?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

May 12th, 2011
8:21 am

Start discrediting the Republicans? They have been doing a good job of discrediting themselves for some time now.

Always love the dishonesty of the Gitmo claims….posting some facts but leaving out the reality of why Obama has been prevented by Congress from closing Gitmo and has had to adjust. But again, it goes to lack of credibility by the right wingnuts.

slim

May 12th, 2011
8:35 am

He’s a flip flopper on many issues: robamneycare, abortion, and gay marriage. I fully expect him to convert to Christianity for a bump in the polls.

carlosgvv

May 12th, 2011
8:36 am

Romney has reversed his position on many issues in order to appeal to the far right Republican base. He knows these are simple people who can be easily swayed by Republican brainwashing and propaganda. Unfortunately, these types of voters are rapidly becoming the majority in the dumbing down of America.

Comment Worth Repeating Because It's TRUE

May 12th, 2011
8:37 am

“Let’s forget about Romney for a moment, and look instead to the actual Massachusetts plan. Would anyone disagree that things have started off poorly? Costs are higher than expected, with no projected end in sight, even though the number of doctors offering coverage is declining.

Doesn’t this paint an ominous picture with respect to what we will see with Obamacare?”

YES, comment worth repeating because it is TRUE!!!

Liberals are ...

May 12th, 2011
8:38 am

… unfortunately, these types of voters are rapidly becoming the majority in the dumbing down of America.

Gm

May 12th, 2011
8:43 am

The killing of Bin Ladin, uncovered plans to kill more Americans, Gm is opening up 15 more plants, creating more jobs and what do the 3 times college drop Hannity talks about, White House inviting rapper Common to perform.
This just shows you the Rep have nothing to offer, Hannity, Rush,know that have a bunch of idiots low middle class to work up on none sense, thats why they get millions of dollars to be a tv and radio rebel.

And now the rest of the story....

May 12th, 2011
8:44 am

andygrdzki
May 12th, 2011
8:07 am

And now for the rest of andy’s story. You may want to research articles beyond the year 2009 andy….

Obama: NATO Has Agreed to Missile Defense System
LISBON, Portugal, Nov. 19, 2010
President Barack Obama announced Friday that NATO has agreed to his plans for a new, expanded missile defense system for Europe that would cover all NATO member countries and the United States.

The U.S. has a missile defense system based mainly in North America, and is planning one for its European allies.

“For the first time, we’ve agreed to develop a missile defense capability that is strong enough to cover all NATO European territory and populations as well as the United States,” Obama said.

Diehard

May 12th, 2011
8:56 am

Poor Mitt, he was born with a silver scalpel in his mouth.

Diehard

May 12th, 2011
8:57 am

Or maybe that was a silver stethoscope

andygrdzki

May 12th, 2011
8:58 am

And now the rest of the story… I stand corrected on one point,,,, and the others?

Tychus Findlay

May 12th, 2011
8:59 am

The next candidate for the Presidency should possess at a minimum one of the following resume stats

1. Engineer – know how to plan things
2. Small business owner – know how to manage people
3. Accountant – know how to balance the books
4. Military – know how to defend our country

The last thing we need from the Right or the Left is another Ivy educated lawyer that has never seen the inside of a court room and has made a career as a politician on the public payroll.

Jan

May 12th, 2011
8:59 am

Maybe he’s just realizing it didn’t work. Romney isn’t my first choice but I’ll be impressed with him if he says “I was wrong”.

stepper

May 12th, 2011
9:00 am

It’s kind of like saying I was for Obama and now I am not. Basically the same thing you are saying, as we get older and hopefully wiser we realize some of the things we represented were not worthy of that support. How many of us voted for Obama in the last election just to prove we were not racist.? In the next election we will have to vote against him just to prove we are not idiots!

zeke

May 12th, 2011
9:03 am

Uh, did not the Mass. Supreme Court dictatew that the state had to do the program over Romney’s veto or objection???

slim

May 12th, 2011
9:03 am

stepper,

Your post proves your a idiot. Please refrain from voting.

jconservative

May 12th, 2011
9:04 am

Thus spake the former Liberal Republican Governor of Massachusetts.

This is his albatross, “Liberal Republican Governor of Massachusetts”. That is his handle from years of national news coverage. As I recall, Fox News gave him that handle and the others picked up on it.

You are who you are.

Tundra Dude

May 12th, 2011
9:08 am

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Mitt
By Robert Reich
(snipped)
Romney has most assiduously avoided taking positions. He’s written two books but I challenge anyone to find a clear policy in either. Both books are so hedged, conditioned, boring and bland that once you put them down you can’t pick them up.

Mitt is reputed to say whatever an audience wants to hear, but that’s not quite right. In reality he says nothing, but does it in such way audiences believe they’ve heard what they want to hear. He is the chameleon candidate. To call Mitt Romney an empty suit is an insult to suits.

Emperor Obama has no clothes

May 12th, 2011
9:09 am

Wow, that commentary was stale. It is no surprise you want to protect your false prophet Obama by trying to kick anything and anyone that opposes him and his failed policies. Obamacare and his universal mandate will lose in court.

By the way CT that AP poll you site in your tweet about Obama’s approval rating is at 60% has a really flawed sample and is not accurate. I know it make you feel better.

Roll Tide!

May 12th, 2011
9:12 am

Consider me “Tuckerized”!

I read that 84% of Massachusetts residents approve of their state healthcare plan. I think that number speaks for itself. I am a proud American moderate Democrat that would lean farther right had the right not been hijacked by the religious nuts. I believe Mitt Romney has a lot to offer and should be proud of what he accomplished rather than cowering to the base as he appears to be doing now.

What is with these conservatives trying to out conservative each other? Is there no room for moderation in the Republican party?

Richard

May 12th, 2011
9:12 am

Shocker! Cynthia has managed to pull off another journalistic masterpiece featuring the following theme: Conservatives = Bad/Incompetent Liberals = Good/Enlightened

Her writing is so simple & basic (and blindly ideological) that I sometimes wonder if she is sitting around at her computer making fun of us with her friends for even taking it seriously enough to comment…

Richard

May 12th, 2011
9:12 am

Shocker! Cynthia has managed to pull off another journalistic masterpiece featuring the following theme: Conservatives = Bad/Incompetent Liberals = Good/Enlightened

Her writing is so simple & basic (and blindly ideological) that I sometimes wonder if she is sitting around at her computer making fun of us with her friends for even taking it seriously enough to comment…

TBone

May 12th, 2011
9:12 am

I think that the place to “experiment” with this sort of potential disaster is the state level. Hey it sounds great health care for all BUT is it feasible and what are the consequences? We now have some empirical data to evaluate on a small scale and it ain’t passin the smell test. So what does that bode for the scale that our teleprompter in chief, pelosi and reid have rammed down our throats? It ain’t gonna fly; start over.

Billyboy

May 12th, 2011
9:12 am

You tell ‘em CT. The Reps are flip floppers. We need more consistent strong leadership and the only consistent, factual true leader is Obama! Obama said he would get Bin Laden and he did, Obama is for the people and he has shown he has strong leadership. No one can point to a single time that Obama has not been a strong consistent leader.

Irwin M. Fletcher

May 12th, 2011
9:17 am

So what this tells us is that Romney is a politician. Yawwwnnnnn………nothing new here.

slim

May 12th, 2011
9:17 am

richard,

Were all laughing at you!

Tom

May 12th, 2011
9:18 am

‘I read that 84% of Massachusetts residents approve of their state healthcare plan”

Proving once again that incredible fact that folks like free stuff. All fun and games for a couple of years until the system goes bankrupt.

Not surprising stuff from a school of “higher football” graduate

Irwin M. Fletcher

May 12th, 2011
9:18 am

There’s barely enough here to get the “Libtard” “Rethuglican” pissing contest going. Where’s the meat? The sheep must not be denied their right to regurgitate their rhetoric, soundbytes and talking points!

luckydog

May 12th, 2011
9:19 am

Anybody but Hussien!

Richard

May 12th, 2011
9:20 am

Slim,

Not as much as I am laughing at your ignorance of what a contraction is!!!

Peadawg

May 12th, 2011
9:22 am

“The killing of Bin Ladin, uncovered plans to kill more Americans, Gm is opening up 15 more plants, creating more jobs and what do the 3 times college drop Hannity talks about, White House inviting rapper Common to perform.”

Hannity is doing the same thing Cynthia is doing…finding anything and everything to criticize the other side. Hannity and Cynthia, sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g.

Darko

May 12th, 2011
9:23 am

Hey Tucker – how about a column on somethign interesting like how you are a member of a group that’s just a shrill for Soros?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

May 12th, 2011
9:24 am

Proving once again that incredible fact that folks like free stuff

Do you know what you are talking about? Romneycare is not free to Mass citizens. It is an insurance mandate. It stops “free riders”. Only those below a poverty threshold receive free insurance)

And its soooo bad, lol, that Vermont, neighbor to the north (and just south of…omg… Canada) is on its way to…..omg….single payer!

slim

May 12th, 2011
9:25 am

rich,

take your apostrophe and put it where the Sun don’t shine.

Ann

May 12th, 2011
9:25 am

Obviously, Cynthia thinks Romney is a threat to her boy O. However, if you want a column about hypocrisy – Obama will be able to keep you busy for the next decade. If his lips are moving he is lying. Also Cynthia is part of a group of journalists that have benefitted from Soros money, so anything she writes or says is suspect. Journalism in America is dead. Cynthia helped kill it.

liberalefty

May 12th, 2011
9:26 am

whats wrong with universal healthcare?most other countries have it and the world hasnt stopped turning. And why do conservative christians hate the fact that everybody will have acess to healthcare. Isnt that what their invisible god would want…lol

liberalefty

May 12th, 2011
9:26 am

whats wrong with universal healthcare?most other countries have it and the world hasnt stopped turning. And why do conservative christians hate the fact that everybody will have acess to healthcare. Isnt that what their invisible god would want…lol

Ha Ha

May 12th, 2011
9:26 am

Richard
May 12th, 2011
9:12 am
Her writing is so simple & basic (and blindly ideological) that I sometimes wonder if she is sitting around at her computer making fun of us with her friends for even taking it seriously enough to comment…

You know what else is simple? The interface for using this blog, including clicking the submit button ONCE.

straitroad

May 12th, 2011
9:27 am

Poor Cynthia Tucker,

Mitt isn’t my first choice but he has accomplished more than you and certainly more than Obama. I can’t imagine Romney would ever give two thoughts to anything you or anyone else thinks of him in terms of what he has done. Based on what you have done with your life, what makes you think you are remotely qualified to question the accomplishments of Romney? Basically, that’s the difference between people who think like Mitt and people to who think like you. One side spends their life producing and the other side spends their life sitting on their rear end while complaining that someone else has more than they do.

slim

May 12th, 2011
9:27 am

peadawg,

Your boring. Get off the fence and start bashing welfare queens. That’s your finest work. Stick to what you know.

Silenced

May 12th, 2011
9:28 am

If you really seek “change” stop voting Democrat AND Republican. Demand term limits for all Congressional and Judicial officials.

Street walker

May 12th, 2011
9:28 am

Our girl CT get’s a shout out today in a great article by Dan Gainor exposing the deep connections between multi-billionaire George Soros and his funding of multiple left wing journalist, CT included. Really no suprise she’s proped up by and pimped out by a white man no less to say what he wants. Pulitzer or no pulitzer, look slike CT is just a modern day working girl trying to get her hussle on. You’d think he’d pay someone with better writting skills, but it’s probably more of a demographic thing he was going for.

CT – How does it feel to sell out your people to make a buck?

COMMON SENSE

May 12th, 2011
9:28 am

Goergia has already proven,it does’nt matter who you are if you’re a republican that’s all you need.Remember we put crook in the governors mantion.

liberalefty

May 12th, 2011
9:28 am

why do pious christians loathe the fact thaT their fellow brothers and sisters will have acess to medical care? Does their god tell them that the poor arent worthy?…why should any human be against saving lives?

Peadawg

May 12th, 2011
9:30 am

“Your boring. Get off the fence and start bashing welfare queens. That’s your finest work. Stick to what you know.”

Nah I like being on the fence. I get to bash the ding dongs on both sides. I don’t like the welfare queens on EITHER side (business subsidies, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. etc.)

John Galt

May 12th, 2011
9:30 am

Peadawg-

I’d have to be “lobotomized” to be a Tucker fan-

And Slim- Stepper nailed it. Sorry.

slim

May 12th, 2011
9:31 am

He’ll win the nomination because he is the only Republican candidate who doesn’t dribble spittle and sound like a crazed medieval priest when he speaks.

liberalefty

May 12th, 2011
9:31 am

@straitroad

cynthia has accomplished more than you…loooooooooser…lol

R is for Recession

May 12th, 2011
9:32 am

straitroad

May 12th, 2011
9:27 am
Mitt isn’t my first choice but he has accomplished more than you and certainly more than Obama. I can’t imagine Romney would ever give two thoughts to anything you or anyone else thinks of him in terms of what he has done.

Then why in the hell is he campaigning and running for president? As part of the electorate, he surely should care about his record.

bin laden

May 12th, 2011
9:32 am

put a black man in office and look what happens to my neighborhood…i sure miss DUBYA

Cynthia's Song

May 12th, 2011
9:33 am

Romney is unelectable. Liberalism should erect a statue to this guy, for he is our best reason to vote Democrat.

after Trump and Beck of course.

What a zoo/circus 2012 has become

Silenced

May 12th, 2011
9:33 am

Term limits for all federal politicians and bureaucrats (3, 2 year terms in House, 1, 6 year term in Senate)
Term limits for the Supreme Court (no more than 1, 8 year term, with public recall option after 4 years)
A 40% reduction in defense spending (focus actual spending on special forces)
End occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq
Close at least 50% of all foreign military bases
–Utilize returning soldiers for: guarding of border, security, infrastructure work, classroom instruction
Eradication of the Federal Reserve
Eradication of various cabinet level departments
Complete transparency of ALL federal and state spending/budgets
Eradication of the IRS and creation of a simple taxation system
Investment in infrastructure
Investment in alternative energy
Drill for oil and natural gas in the U.S., but maintain focus on alternative energy
Constitutional Amendment for a Balanced Budget

Moderate Line

May 12th, 2011
9:33 am

Where did he say that it was OK for the federal government to impose mandate but latter say it’s not OK.

slim

May 12th, 2011
9:33 am

This article makes Jesus cry.

Richard

May 12th, 2011
9:34 am

Ha Ha,

I would like to send a sincere apology to you for accidentally submitting my post more than once!

bin laden

May 12th, 2011
9:35 am

would JESUS want everybody to have healthcare? dont these angry rightwing nuts always quote the bible , yet they want people to die rather than have acess to healthcare…smh

Rafe Hollister

May 12th, 2011
9:36 am

Seems to me that the Dems are different Sin-thee, they just do what they say they would not do and never explain. Republicans seem to be forced by their voters to acknowledge the error of their ways and repent. Dems just hold to their ideology and postions and yet do the opposite. Example, Barrys signing the new Obama Tax cuts for the Rich after he said before and after the signing that he was against tax cuts for the Rich. John Kerry was against funding the troups but he voted to do so, never explained why. Obama is against our military intervention in foreign countries, however, he bonbs Libya, no explain. He is stilll against intervention but he sends troops into Pakistan and carries out a military raid. He is still for civilian trials for suspected terrorist, but he someone blow off Osama’s head. No explantion follows any of his flip-flops.

Give Romney credit for at least trying to explain his poor decisions and inconsistancies.

Really last word

May 12th, 2011
9:37 am

So he was for it and then he was against it . . . people do change their minds (and just maybe he learned alot about it that made him change his mind. I would venture to say it is sort of like Obama changing his mind about Gitmo, military trials, etc. I would venture to say, you’ve changed you mind a time or two in your life! Be careful CT when you throw stones!!

Ctmoore

May 12th, 2011
9:38 am

If a politician has never been attacked by CT, then they are probably leftist demagogues. The America CT wants is something very far from what patriotic Americans want. She actually supports Obama’s agenda.

Partisay

May 12th, 2011
9:38 am

hobby -> “Boehner, now Romney…… just the start of “Discredit the Republicans” season! Newt will be next.”

I guess republicans don’t ever do that. They have never tried to discredit President Obama. Or they never tried to discredit Al Gore. And Lord knows they NEVER tried to discredit Bill Clinton.

“Obviously the way to get elected president is to have no past and to never have taken a stance on anything. That way the press want ever ask any questions!”

Hmmmm….wonder if he feels the same way about democrat politicians? Wonder if he would ever use their words of the past against them today? Sounds like he wouldn’t!!

Peadawg -> “…you just take this chance to bash another Republican for “flip-flopping”.”

Poor Peadawg. He doesn’t think politicians should be held accountable for flip flopping on issues. I wonder if he thought the same thing when Al Gore was getting hammered? Or Bill Clinton? Or President Obama? I guess not!

BlahBlahBlah -> “Let’s forget about Romney for a moment,”…. Sorry BlahBlahBlah, it ain’t that easy. But it would be nice wouldn’t it?

Stepper -> “How many of us voted for Obama in the last election just to prove we were not racist.?”

Wow Stepper, so that was your reasoning for voting for Obama? That was the “key issue” that got him your vote? Sounds like you got some underlying racial problems you need to “work out”.

liberalefty

May 12th, 2011
9:39 am

@RAFE

PO bin laden….u hate OBAMA so much that you now feel sorry for BIN LADEN….sad indeed

liberalefty

May 12th, 2011
9:40 am

@ctmoore

sorry but being a racist rightwinger dont make you patriotic as you fly the treasonous confederate flag, glorifying slavery and JIM CROW…….

Richard

May 12th, 2011
9:41 am

Slim,

I’m honestly just trying to help you out: YOUR inability to use contractions properly changes the meaning of the words YOU’RE typing.

Moderate Line

May 12th, 2011
9:41 am

where evidence of past statements and deeds pops up constantly to haunt a man trying desperately to reinvent himself.

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

Can anyone name the Republican who said this?

It was Obama.

liberalefty

May 12th, 2011
9:43 am

@moderate line

yeah blame OBAMA….everything was hunky dorry before he got in the white house

Silenced

May 12th, 2011
9:43 am

Two big businesses control our choices: Democrats and Republicans. They divide us with their brilliant propaganda and rhetoric. They turn us against one another, fully realizing that our division is their power. Changing parties is no different than re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. The system is rotten and corrupt.

hobby

May 12th, 2011
9:43 am

partisay—
Repubs will try to discredit Dems and Dems will return the favor—
my point is that the lapdog Liberal Press (to which the AJC belongs) will do it’s
work on the Repubs and not the Dems….. Oh, and CT is the lead female.

Tom

May 12th, 2011
9:43 am

President Obama urged businesses to “step up” and hire workers

And there you have a comprehensive, well thought out, jobs program. Can’t wait for the sequel- “Damn those employers- if they would have only listened”

OK

May 12th, 2011
9:44 am

If the election of America’s first African-American president was expected to give blacks an economic boost, it hasn’t emerged yet. Indeed, the percentage of African-American men with a job has dropped to its lowest level since records began in 1972, according to the government’s monthly jobs report released last week. – - Yahoo News

How those sagging pants working for ya bro? Good luck getting that resume read by a hiring manager DaQuangello. Nice rims though

I say we let Obama have 4 more years, this is fun to watch.

BIN LADEN

May 12th, 2011
9:44 am

i sure miss my pal DUBYA

Peadawg

May 12th, 2011
9:45 am

“Poor Peadawg. He doesn’t think politicians should be held accountable for flip flopping on issues.”

I don’t see Romney switching his stance on the insurance mandate or Obama switching his stance on Guantanamo Bay as “flip flopping”. I see them as Romney realized that the mandate is a bad idea and Obama realizing Guantanamo Bay should stay open after all.

BIN LADEN

May 12th, 2011
9:45 am

@ok

i’m doing OK….LOL

Me

May 12th, 2011
9:46 am

Obama, 2006:
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”

Although exceeding the pure chutzpah of even a conscience-free Newt Gingrich, who can brush off yesterday’s principles like dandruff off his shoulder pads, Obama always seems like an inauthentic, sanctimonious, clueless a55hat, whereas Newt just seems, well, like himself.

Partisay

May 12th, 2011
9:49 am

hobby-

oh I forgot the press is actually the lapdog Liberal Press. They only go after republicans and never critize democrats. What was i thinking? My bad….. Thanks for straightening me out.

I'm Pimpin' for RON PAUL !

May 12th, 2011
9:50 am

I actually voted for Mitt Romney before I (came to my senses) and voted against him.

liberalefty

May 12th, 2011
9:50 am

why do conservative christians hate the idea of poor people getting medical help?…yet all thes angry rightwingers invoke the name of GOD when they talk like its noble to deny people healthcare

liberalefty

May 12th, 2011
9:53 am

NEWTS just another PIOUS PIMP whose using god to further his political ambitions…and the ignorant jesus loving conservatives will eat it up..

carlosgvv

May 12th, 2011
9:53 am

Liberals are

That is very funny. You should be on stage. I think there’s one leaving town after lunch.

slim

May 12th, 2011
10:00 am

rich,

thanks’ for the help. engwish is my second language.

Partisay

May 12th, 2011
10:02 am

Moderate Line and Me –

I’m worried about an opponent [Gore] who uses nation building and the military in the same sentence. November 6, 2000

… a nation-building corps from America. Absolutely not. October 11, 2000

He [Gore] believes in nation building. I would be very careful … I think we’ve got to be very careful when we commit our troops. The vice president and I have a disagreement about the use of troops. He believes in national building. I would be very careful about using our troops as nation builders. October 4, 2000

Do you see how easy that is? You can quote President Obama all day long about what he has said in the past. And I can do the same thing with Dubya. Isn’t it fun!!

Don't Tread

May 12th, 2011
10:03 am

Now here’s a liberal journalist bashing the most liberal of Republicans. Must be the “R”.

Maybe liberals should just remove the “R” from their keyboards, in addition to the “W”.

Really last word

May 12th, 2011
10:05 am

I think if people can over look the rapper Common and his negative, socially inappropriate rapping, overlook Clintons extra sexual activities as President, Obama’s less than desirable relationships with people like Rev. Wright . . . then flip flopping on issues and Newt’s affair surely can be overlooked.

Common Sense

May 12th, 2011
10:05 am

Remember, the Republican in the governor’s office was a democrat first.

Partisay

May 12th, 2011
10:06 am

Ctmoore – “The America CT wants is something very far from what patriotic Americans want. She actually supports Obama’s agenda.”

and let’s give a big round of applause to Ctmoore for pointing out that ONLY republicans are patriotic and anyone that supports President Obama is UNpatriotic.

Way to go Ctmoore!!

Josh

May 12th, 2011
10:07 am

I do understand why Cynthia is taking the time and energy on Romney? She and Obama need not to worry about Romney. Romney will not get the nominee as the Republican nomination. Wasted space and blog post by Cynthia just like the other 99% posts by her. A real African-American that will cause Obama and Cynthia to go into a panic attack if he gets the Republican nomination is Herman Cain. What will they try then since they will not be able to fall back on the ever racist race card comments that liberals cling to since they cannot have a logical conversation? I will be voting for Herman Cain in the primaries. Thats an African-American who makes sense, has his heads on his shoulders and loves America! Go Herman Cain!

Rafe Hollister

May 12th, 2011
10:08 am

Liberalefty

Comfortable on the plantation isn’t it? Don’t blame you, I would stay there as well. All this independent thought and effort is just too much, probably better to just remain as is, since it is working out so well for you.

CT is off her meds again

May 12th, 2011
10:08 am

CT -

While I agree Romney is not doing himself any favors by not just coming clean and admitting to having experimented with Socialism and learned first hand just how evil and destructive it truly is, I am curious as to why you are more than happy to exmine Romney’s past while shamelessly ignoring your Messiah’s past, hmmmm?

liberalefty

May 12th, 2011
10:10 am

@reallylastword

COMMON is an entertainer…sorry if he makes u white conservatives scared….lol

George Soros

May 12th, 2011
10:13 am

Cynthia, how much of my money have you pocketed as a board member for the “Center for Public Integrity,” and why don’t you disclose your financial ties to me?

liberalefty

May 12th, 2011
10:14 am

@rafe

what plantation am i on?…when i look out the door of my 3 bedroom 2 bath house i dont see any plantaTION….or i guess if i agree to vote for the party of JUNKIE RUSH, DRUNK BECK, i’ll be ok?..sorry but i like the dems, now go back and tell HERMAN Cin WHAT I SAID…and wave the treSONOUS CONFEDERATE FLAG TO show how patriotic you are

catdawg

May 12th, 2011
10:14 am

dems, like Jesus, understand forgiveness for the transgressions of man. repubs, like satan, are judgmental sorority girls.

liberalefty

May 12th, 2011
10:15 am

@rafe

i meant herman cain

liberalefty

May 12th, 2011
10:17 am

@josh

CAIN wont be nominated by you confederate flag waving fools…

Partisay

May 12th, 2011
10:18 am

CT is off her meds again –

“I am curious as to why you are more than happy to exmine Romney’s past while shamelessly ignoring your Messiah’s past, hmmmm?”

This shouldn’t be too hard to explain. She examines Romney’s past and (shamelessly??) ignores President Obamas (by the way, you mispelled his name…it doesn’t start with an M) because that is Kyle Wingfield, Bob Barr & Jim Wooten’s job.

Try to keep up…..

Gm

May 12th, 2011
10:19 am

GM 15 new plants to open, 15,000 new jobs.
Thanks Obama for not listing to the idiots on the right and bailing out GM, not bad for a socialist”””

what a bunch of retards on the right”””’

MoreRightthanLeft

May 12th, 2011
10:20 am

@liberalefty
where are you getting all this “God” talk from on repubs…chill, im a conservative and i dont bring higher moral and god into play..this is about politics, both sides have become ridicoulus on there claims. Healthcare isnt a right, taxes are owed by everyone, and politicians typically dont look out for anybody but themselves…including Obama…
and Blaming Barry- well, he is the president- take ownership, “lead or get outda way” Herman Cain

liberalefty

May 12th, 2011
10:24 am

U CONSERVATIVES WILL NEVER NOMINATE HERMAN CAin………..

kayaker 71

May 12th, 2011
10:29 am

The WH is in full campaign mode now,….. hell, they have never been off of it…… and pulling the same old stunts to fool the electorate. When approached and asked who were the Demos most afraid of in the 2012 election, the name of Mitch Daniels and one other candidate fell out. Then Bookman runs a thread about Daniels and how dangerous he is to the Democrats. Worked before for McCain and Dole. The press cooperated by supporting the fact that McCain “was the one to beat” and had similar comments about Bob Dole. Do you think that they would really come clean on who was the most worthy opponent? I seriously doubt it but it makes people pick the wrong candidate every time. We cannot let the press or the WH pick who will run in 2012 on the Republican ticket.

True Progressive

May 12th, 2011
10:29 am

We must ask ourselves, what would Woodrow Wilson do?

He being a great progressive would try to enter us into a war. That should fix things. You know, make democracy safe for all. Cynthia is spot on. We have to control the citizens. It’s not their lives to live. Look what’s happened since we let the blacks loose.

MoreRightthanLeft

May 12th, 2011
10:33 am

@Liberalefty

Herman Cain gots my vote…hes a white guy, right? lol
keep talking LL, youre what we need from the conservative side

kayaker 71

May 12th, 2011
10:33 am

Gm,

“15,000 new jobs”….. a drop in the ocean. He will have to create 187,000 jobs/month for every month leading up to November 2012 to reduce the unemployment figures to 8%. No one has ever been elected to the presidency with unemployment above 8%…… No one. Opening 500 new GM plants won’t accomplish what he needs to do.

GT/MIT

May 12th, 2011
10:37 am

CT I’m going to guess that you’re finding yourself in somewhat of a conundrum regarding Romney’s candidacy in that he really isn’t a conservative republican so you can’t vilify him on that issue. That is not to say that you could ever find him acceptable because he obviously doesn’t fit your preferred profile.

In your column you credit comments to him to the effect that he supports the premise that each state should have the power to design their own health care plans according to their own circumstances and voter preferences. Gee thats really radical huh? So, unless you are opposed to freedom of choice, and I’m guessing you are, unless of course you can control the choices, you really can’t take issue with him on that point.

However, just so you won’t feel alone, I don’t care for him that much either and surprisingly enough in part for the same reason you find concerning. That of his lack of commitment to fiscal conservatism, of course you didn’t consider the fiscal or conservatism part. Anyway, his weakness in that respect and in truth weakness in any respect has no place in our whitehouse. I’m again going to guess that won’t ring any bells for you. Have a good day.

Obama 2012

May 12th, 2011
10:39 am

CT articles are like “shooting fish in a barrel” she gets the same reactions from the same people.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

May 12th, 2011
10:40 am

The Wall Street Journal editorial board slammed Mitt Romney today as a “compromised and not credible” presidential candidate over his support for “RomneyCare.” Viewing his health reform as “the prototype” for the federal health reform law, the board said “his failure to explain his own role or admit any errors suggests serious flaws both in his candidacy and as a potential President.”
______

Mitt is on Murdoch’s wrong side. Could be trouble when you don’t dance to the Fox overlords. Maybe Mitt needs to reassess and go back to being a moderate.

Moderate Line

May 12th, 2011
10:41 am

liberalefty

May 12th, 2011
9:43 am
@moderate line

yeah blame OBAMA….everything was hunky dorry before he got in the white house
++++
Where did I blame Obama for anything? The post by CT is trying to point out that Romney is flipflopping. I am only pointing out that Obama has flipfloped.

liberalefty

May 12th, 2011
10:42 am

@MORERIGHTHANLEFT

sure he does…smh

Moderate Line

May 12th, 2011
10:44 am

It’s interesting my post where I asked”When did Romney say is for a federal mandates and now he is against them” was deleted.

Gerald West

May 12th, 2011
10:45 am

Some people just can’t let go the “states rights” bull!

States are anachronisms. State boundaries are inappropriate for administrative purposes: what the use of having one state the size of Rhode Island and another the size of Alaska? What’s the use of having one state with a population of 35 million (California) and another with less than ¾ million (Alaska)? Why do we support 50 comical state legislatures when we have a more powerful, slightly less corrupt, Federal Congress to watch?

Americans move around from state-to-state, and often American families span several states. Why would an Iowan behave differently if he were living in Kansas or Nebraska, or an Alabaman care if he were in Mississippi or South Carolina? What’s the sense of different laws for different states?

Heath care is a basic human need. Why do people in prosperous states like Massachusetts deserve health care, but people in poor southern states don’t?

Romney is a millionaire and a crafty politician by inheritance, a Republican and a hypocrite by instinct. He’ll tell you what you want to hear, not what you need to know. Don’t trust him!

Cujo Bendi

May 12th, 2011
10:45 am

At least he’s not a street thug who by chance knew Oprah that never ran a thing in his life.

Jack

May 12th, 2011
10:46 am

Hitting on Romney won’t make Obama look any better.

MoreRightthanLeft

May 12th, 2011
10:47 am

@LL,
Ithink it was like 64% of white voters got Obama in the WH, so your race card wont work,
Cain has more experience than O ever had and will have…Policy is whats taking O out of the WH, not color..get over it already

MoreRightthanLeft

May 12th, 2011
10:50 am

and before you critsize the man (cain), listen, read and learn something about him first..just sayin…
now…im done …have a great day LL

Moderate Line

May 12th, 2011
10:53 am

Keep Up the Good Fight!

May 12th, 2011
10:40 am
The Wall Street Journal editorial board slammed Mitt Romney today as a “compromised and not credible” presidential candidate over his support for “RomneyCare.” Viewing his health reform as “the prototype” for the federal health reform law, the board said “his failure to explain his own role or admit any errors suggests serious flaws both in his candidacy and as a potential President.”
______

Mitt is on Murdoch’s wrong side. Could be trouble when you don’t dance to the Fox overlords. Maybe Mitt needs to reassess and go back to being a moderate
+++++
I believe Romney will be taken to task by the right wing of the Republican party. If the Republicans ar not carefull they will nominate someone who is not electable.

Partisay

May 12th, 2011
10:55 am

kayaker 71 –

“Worked before for McCain and Dole. The press cooperated by supporting the fact that McCain “was the one to beat” and had similar comments about Bob Dole. Do you think that they would really come clean on who was the most worthy opponent? I seriously doubt it but it makes people pick the wrong candidate every time.”

Do you mean the way the “press” picked George Bush as the most worthy candidate in 2000? Didn’t matter what the man said or did, it never seemed to matter. The press gave him the most attention of all the other candidates and his negative stuff didn’t seem to bother him with the voters – or the press.

That’s just the way it is. I had no problem with it with Bush in 2000, cause that’s just the way it works. Just like it went for President Obama when he was a candidate.

Come on now…surely you don’t think it works just for one side now…do you?

Tommy Maddox

May 12th, 2011
11:00 am

Anybody ever heard of a George Soros organization known as ProPublica? It has a media advisory board upon which our hostess sits. And yes Ann, the media is dead.

GT

May 12th, 2011
11:01 am

One thing you got to love about conservatives is being stupid never slows them down. They are an inspiration to America that even the handicapped and intellectually challenged have a place in this heaven we call home. Sarah Palin was their answer to what a woman should be in the new frontier; a woman that even a cutesy reporter like Katie Couric could make hamburger meat out of, but they had no fear that she could handle the likes of Bin laden. And Newt has found his level. A professor of distinction in the backwaters of academia, king of hot air, a moral wreck whose only redeeming feature is he can hate with the best of them and make it sound civilized. And now we come to Mitt Romney who unlike the dissipated morally loss Newt at least looks like a president. The problem with Mitt is two fold. One he is definitely too smart if not too good looking to be a Republican and two the host of his party are the very reincarnation of the Munster family. We are a great nation indeed.

resno2

May 12th, 2011
11:02 am

CT – you do of course realize that the same WWW, Smartphones and YouTube are going to be used to do the same thing to your boy obama, right?

I’m actually looking forward to the GOP’s candidate (who ever it turns out to be) and obama having a debate. If it’s Newt, he’ll get eaten alive, and outed as the shame that he is.

Tommy Maddox

May 12th, 2011
11:05 am

Anybody ever heard of a George Soros organization known as ProPublica? It has a journalist advisory board upon which our hostess sits. And yes Ann, the media is dead and there are death panels.

jayone_30127

May 12th, 2011
11:06 am

Tychus Findlay
Bush had those same quality and look were it left us.

Emperor Obama has no clothes
So I take it you agreed with everything Bush said and did?

well said

May 12th, 2011
11:09 am

Our girl CT get’s a shout out today in a great article by Dan Gainor exposing the deep connections between multi-billionaire George Soros and his funding of multiple left wing journalist, CT included. Really no suprise she’s proped up by and pimped out by a white man no less to say what he wants. Pulitzer or no pulitzer, look slike CT is just a modern day working girl trying to get her hussle on. You’d think he’d pay someone with better writting skills, but it’s probably more of a demographic thing he was going for.

CT – How does it feel to sell out your people to make a buck?

jayone_30127

May 12th, 2011
11:09 am

Partisay
I agree with what you said. So true, why won’t the rest of the people wake up and smell the coffe brewing.

Obama 2012

May 12th, 2011
11:11 am

I’m actually looking forward to the GOP’s candidate (who ever it turns out to be) and obama having a debate. If it’s Newt, he’ll get eaten alive, and outed as the shame that he is.

Agreed, Newt will be embarrased.

Shawny

May 12th, 2011
11:12 am

he flip flopped. You caught him (no, all libs did including Bookman who has practically the same post running now).

So, lets report on all candidates when they flip flop (dems included, okay?). agreed?

0311/0317 -1811/1801

May 12th, 2011
11:12 am

Only a fool never changes their mind.

hahaha!!!!!

May 12th, 2011
11:17 am

@ GT

Only a delusional Neo-Comm would think their voting base with an averagr IQ in the low double digits is superior.

Thanks for the laugh!!!

Shawny

May 12th, 2011
11:17 am

hmmmm.
Close gitmo in a year… no, I wont do that now.
Get out of Iraq in 2 years… no, that is a bad idea now.
I am gonna do this, I am gonna do that… and y’all bought it.

Great editorial cartoon yesterday. Had our president saying that he decreed that the Lakers would lose in the playoffs, so they obeyed and lost. funny.

GT/MIT

May 12th, 2011
11:17 am

Gerald you said in part. “Some people just can’t let go the “states rights” bull!

States are anachronisms. State boundaries are inappropriate for administrative purposes: what the use of having one state the size of Rhode Island and another the size of Alaska? What’s the use of having one state with a population of 35 million (California) and another with less than ¾ million (Alaska)? Why do we support 50 comical state legislatures when we have a more powerful, slightly less corrupt, Federal Congress to watch?”

My friend if you’re going to espouse this philosophy, it would greatly broaden your prospective to research subjects relating to the life and times, ideology, and other relative information on comrade Mao. Could it be that you already have the brochures?

ctucker

May 12th, 2011
11:28 am

wellsaid@11:09, I do work for a deep-pocketed Democratic contributor, but it’s not George Soros. (Soros pays me nothing)

Common Sense

May 12th, 2011
11:34 am

Are you stating that you do not benefit directly or indirectly from George Soros, Ms. Tucker?

Partisay

May 12th, 2011
11:40 am

Shawny –

“So, lets report on all candidates when they flip flop (dems included, okay?). agreed?”

Come on now Shawny…please keep up. Again, that is Kyle Wingfield, Bob Barr & Jim Wooten’s job. They write their articles about Democrats flip flopping and Tucker & Bookman write about Republicans flip flopping. That’s what columnists that lean one way or the other do in their jobs. Do you expect Wooten to write a negative article about a Republican flip flopping? I didn’t think so…..

It’s really not that hard to understand.

And while we are at it….

“Close gitmo in a year… no, I wont do that now.” —- “Get out of Iraq in 2 years… no, that is a bad idea now.”

Do I really need to go back and google stuff George Bush said (take your pick – Jr. or Sr.) while they were running for office that they did not do? (Does nation building ring a bell? Look at my earlier post).

We could play that silly game all day long…..

GT

May 12th, 2011
11:43 am

Once again we are trumped by those cagey conservative detectives that have pasted together from their vast braintrust that our girl “CT” is owned and paid for by George Soros. Instead of buying a Fox network and riding McCarthyism to the bank, our girl CT has out foxed everybody and made her billions in a hidden colume on the back pages of America. To really throw them off her scent she actually uses logic and fact, something so rare in the Republican world it acts as a cryptic message only understood by the left. Orson Welles can you hear me now.

Get Real

May 12th, 2011
11:47 am

You mean contradicting themselves just like Obama

Common Sense

May 12th, 2011
11:47 am

Nice try GT, but you fail.

The questions deserve to be answered. People can be bought for much less than billions. So to try and use an outrageous dollar amount makes you look foolish.

Either the the items in the Fox News story are factually correct or incorrect. Ms. Tucker has access to the story and it should be as straightforward to reply as it was to take Romney to task this morning.

TruthBe

May 12th, 2011
11:56 am

Yes, but the bill that Romney introduced isn’t the same as the State democrats crafted it into what it became. The Mass. State Democrats were in power and they completely changed the bill that became Romneycare. Obamacare is a billion times worst. Cynthia you can’t have two masters at the same time because you will love one and hate the other. If you were an honest person you would have reported the truth about obamacare. The truth is obamacare isn’t about healthcare reform inwhich we needed but it’s the first step in a big brother government control of one’s own body and health. No personal freedoms. what you can eat, do, etc..

Me

May 12th, 2011
11:56 am

Partisay – “Do you see how easy that is?…”
I agree 100%. which is what i was trying to point out to CT.

A Lumpkin Resident

May 12th, 2011
12:07 pm

wellsaid@11:09, I do work for a deep-pocketed Democratic contributor, but it’s not George Soros. (Soros pays me nothing)

That may be so, Cynthia, but it shows (as if we didn’t all know it) that you are little more than a shill for the Democratic/Liberal/Progressive agenda. You can be better than that. You can think for yourself.

TruthBe

May 12th, 2011
12:13 pm

No, CT can’t speak for herself because she is a slave to her democrat boss and the deep pocketed liberal lying progressive perverted democrat party. Cynthia doesn’t get paid to speak / write the truth she gets paid to spead the democrat trash.

TruthBe

May 12th, 2011
12:14 pm

sorry forget the r in spread.

Def Lep

May 12th, 2011
12:14 pm

CT,
Can you explain your ties to George Soros?????

GT

May 12th, 2011
12:14 pm

So you were fooled by CTs leanings. She sugarcoated her intentions and you thought she was one of your crowd. I agree that a snake should tell you it is a snake before you pick it up, but you know how these snakes are. Some have an agenda. CT being a minority in two categories may have an agenda. I don’t think anyone bought it for her, I think she actually has lived it. It is call sincerity something Newt won’t be posing for as a poster boy for nor anyone who sent us to Iraq because of a weapon of mass destruction. Lord these things can be tricky and to have someone paying CT to tell the truth how upsetting it that to a beautiful spring day?

hahaha!!!!!

May 12th, 2011
12:14 pm

@GT

You are aware that CT the idiotic hypocrite works in “evil” corporate America, right Eintein?

Common Sense

May 12th, 2011
12:21 pm

You do not have to defend her GT. She can speak for herself.

Then again, we cannot really tell when she is speaking for herself and when she is speaking on behalf of her benefactors. And since she has chosen NOT to disclose it, what conclusion is the only safe one? That she is ALWAYS speaking on behalf of her benefactors.

Mr. Scott

May 12th, 2011
12:24 pm

When a single kook like Tucker or the moronic MoveOn.org seminar posters on here tax themselves 75% and visit the Treasury website and donates that same 75% of their OWN wealth to their precuious government, and insist on being paid 75% less at their job, then I will begin to take them seriously for once.

Until then I will just continuing laughing at hirlarious insanity and double standards.

Jim

May 12th, 2011
12:25 pm

It must also kill CT that Herb Sandler (Mr. Subprime mortage himself) is also a Director at ProPublica. No, I forgot, he wasn’t the problem, it was greedy Wallstreet.

GT/MIT

May 12th, 2011
12:28 pm

A Lumpkin Resident
May 12th, 2011
12:07 pm

” you are little more than a shill for the Democratic/Liberal/Progressive agenda. You can be better than that. You can think for yourself.”

Thats an assumption that I don’t believe we can make with any degree of certainty.

A Lumpkin Resident

May 12th, 2011
12:29 pm

An on Romney….yeah, he has a problem. The problem is that RomneyCare is destroying the Massachusetts State Budget and destroying Massachusetts healthcare.

He can say “I was wrong. If Obamacare is going to do to the country what RomneyCare is doing to Massachusetts, then it needs to be stopped”. You see , he has 4 additional years to see how RomneyCare has worked. He has had 4 years to see the Massachusetts insurance premiums rise to the highest in the nation, 4 years to watch as real people see cuts to their healthcare service while paying more.

The problem: RomneyCare IS the model for ObamaCare, and the future of healthcare in America under ObamaCare (as seen through RomneyCare) is abysmal. If Massachusetts, eighth wealthiest per-capita state in the nation, can’t make it work, what makes anyone believe that the U.S. government can make it work? Not only are they the eighth wealthiest, but they are geographically consolidated with the best healthcare facilities in the nation. If ANY state could make this work, it would be Massachusetts. But it has broken the state budget. The model for ObamaCare has failed.

TruthBe

May 12th, 2011
12:30 pm

George Soros owns CT,Jay, and most of the liberal media. What he doesn’t own he pays someone to upstart it. Examples: Media Matters, MoveOn.com, ProPublica, Huffinton Post, MSNBC, and etc. Cynthia just like your ancestors you have been brought and paid for. This time by a much harder task master the progressive socialists George Soros and the new communist / progressive party that replaced the old democrat party. George Soros will buy NPR next if they go public.

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

May 12th, 2011
12:31 pm

He may have invented it but he realizes it was WRONG. Get the picture, he’s know and admits when a mistake is made. And, BTW how’s that change working for you. Gas was $1.81 a gallon when NObama took office.

lyle

May 12th, 2011
12:31 pm

If the quacks were capable of thinking for themselves then they woudnt be Comms in the first place.

GT

May 12th, 2011
12:33 pm

hahaha, if that is your real name brings up a point. CT swims against the tide of corporate America the way Hugh Hefner will never see sainthood. But what is corporate America? Cheap credit balled into a Wall Street offering that pays large commissions to generally Republicans and bankrupts the savings of America. You bring Obama in to fix it and all the dunks on Wall Street are screaming that he made the mess and happy hour is not over pour a drink on the house and lock the doors so the common people don’t sneak in here. She is part of that crowd you say, who knew.

ButtHead

May 12th, 2011
12:33 pm

I wonder has Obozo ever changed his mind or lied to the American people, I do believe he is batting 1000 there.

task master

May 12th, 2011
12:36 pm

Mr. Scott

Now you know good and well the leftist radical nutjobs do not want to lose a cent of their own money. They want everyone else to finance their plan of desctruction.

BeeJay

May 12th, 2011
12:39 pm

Ha ha ha ha ha! I love it! She says, “He’s running for the presidency in the age of the World Wide Web, YouTube and the smartphone — where evidence of past statements and deeds pops up constantly to haunt a man trying desperately to reinvent himself.” This could have been said about Obama, the great almighty himself, 3 years ago, and today!

Romney’s trying to “reinvent” himself???? What about the blessed Obama, OMG, who admits nothing, claims nothing, and stands for nothing, except himself?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Luckyjoe

May 12th, 2011
12:41 pm

Cynthia, I can’t believe anything your spew out. You sit on the board of ProPublica, a group funded by Nazi collaborator George Soros. Why don’t you write about that Cynthia. ProPubilca is funded by a “Jewish” man who helped the Nazi’s not just round up Gays, Lesbians, Gypsies, and Jews, but a man who, along with his mother & father watched as family members where dragged off to Nazi death camps and said it didn’t upset him or his parents as they had “moved away from that tribe (Jews) long ago.”
Also, George Soros later said that he felt no guilt, remorse or difficulty whatsoever for being in this situation. In fact, he wrote in a forward to his father’s book, “these ten months [of the Nazi occupation] were the happiest times of my life … We led an adventurous life and we had fun together”.
Now, we find out that “Enlightened” Progressive Cynthia Tucker sits on the ProPublica board, funded by Nazi collaborator George Soros.
Mrs Tucker, since you’re proud to sit on this board (as you proudly tweeted this just this morning) we can assume you hold the same anti-Semitic beliefs that George Soros holds. You also hate Jews, Gays, Lesbians, Gypsies as undesirables just like your money funding George Soros. Because if you don’t or didn’t, you would not just remove yourself from this board, you would have never joined it.
But you did proudly join it, so we can say, factually, that you & Soros share common beliefs and thoughts on Gays, Lesbians, Jews, Gypsies and their extermination & theft of their property.
Think about this Cynthia. How many golf filling were ripped from the teeth of Jews, gays, Lesbians, & Gypsies to fund your little ProPublica group?

bill

May 12th, 2011
12:42 pm

CT is as corporate America as it gets.

Gas is now 4 times more expensive since Bush left office. The Socialist experiment is going down in flames.

BlahBlahBlah

May 12th, 2011
12:43 pm

Lumpkin Resident – I asked a similar question when there were less than 10 posts. I never got a reply from any left wingers, or from Ms. Tucker. Don’t hold your breath looking for an answer.

[...] The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Romney Was For The Individual Mandate Before He Was Against It [As] Romney prepares a vital debate to refurbish his position on health caring reform, here’s video of a aged Mitt, who desired a sold charge approach behind in 2007 (Tucker, 5/12).    [...]

Carter

May 12th, 2011
12:47 pm

Obama is single handedly destroying Communism. Even in blue Wisconsin the Conservative judge prevailed in his relection. Now Conservatism is exploding in socialist Canada.

Thank you Mr. President for showing the ignorant and stupid why Communism must be defeated at every turn.

NAGA

May 12th, 2011
12:51 pm

Good to see Ms. Tucker come clean about being in the back pocket of Soros. I guess the journalistic ethics involving conflict of interset is foreign to Ms. Tucker.

SPC

May 12th, 2011
12:51 pm

The problem with health care is cost. The individual mandate was intended, in part, to reduce cost. That didn’t turn out to be the case. It’s a mess that just keeps getting worse. The problem is with the political class, the insurance companies, and the trial lawyers. None of these entities wants to fix their share of the cost problem. Bottom line, failure in leadership.

Partisay

May 12th, 2011
12:56 pm

TruthBe –

Just wondering what your opinion is of Rupert Murdock? You know, the guy that owns News Corp. which is the world’s third-largest media conglomerate, FOX news and ALL of their news outlets including the 24 hr Fox News Channel, the New York Post, Metromedia ( a fourth U.S. broadcast networks), the Weekly Standard, the Wall Street Journal. I could go on and on but don’t really have the time to list everything the man owns.

But let’s not forget that Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, through his Kingdom Holding Company, owns 7% of News Corp.’s shares, making Kingdom Holdings the second largest shareholder. Hmmmmm.

Just wondering if you are OK with that, you know, with all the man owns and controls – when it comes to media?

Luckyjoe

May 12th, 2011
1:04 pm

@ Partisay Did Prince Alwaleed help the nazi’s round up Jews, gays, Lesbians, Gypsies? Please let me know if you found out her did. Then we can make a comparison to Nazi collaborator George Soros, who fund over 30 media groups like Media Matters, MoveOn.com, ProPublica, Huffinton Post, MSNBC, and etc.
One Saudi Prince investor, one news corporation, out in public for all the world to see. Yet Nazi collaborating Soros, who invests billions in over 30 media groups, that ok with you?
You are, by definition, a “Useful Idiot”, along with Cynthia. Look up the term, then look in a mirror.

mase

May 12th, 2011
1:06 pm

Partisay -

Even if your lies were true they would still be perfectly legal. Just like how it has been perfectly legal for every terrorist organization over the years to donate to Democrats.

Andrew

May 12th, 2011
1:07 pm

So in spite of the fact that you clearly dislike Romney, you’re saying that mandate based healthcare is ok because a Republican endorsed it four years ago?

ButtHead

May 12th, 2011
1:07 pm

LuckyJoe, well said!!!

GT

May 12th, 2011
1:13 pm

Obama unlike Mitt Romney doesn’t need to reinvent himself. His biggest problem is other people reinventing Obama as they are moving the furniture around in their own houses. Everything from he not being an American citizen to not being a Christian have been tossed out there. Watch Fox any given moment for 15 minutes and you will see and hear what has replaced soap opera as the mind candy of the country. As the truth unwinds about Bin laden and his life what jumps out at me is the inaccuracy of what we thought was happening and what was reality. Bush had him in a cave, on dialysis and not on the radar. He must have gotten that valuable information from the water boarding too. Maybe these guys are not reinventing reality, maybe they just are too mentally weak to keep up with it.

Independent

May 12th, 2011
1:15 pm

If the Supreme court rules the individual mandate unconstitutional, then I think lawmakers should enact the next reasonable action: relieving hospitals of the burden of caring for non-paying patients. If a patient does not have insurance or cash up front, then they should be wheeled to the curb and left to die. That way the rest of us will not be forced to subsidize those who willingly choose not th carry insurance.

Kamchak

May 12th, 2011
1:19 pm

If a patient does not have insurance or cash up front, then they should be wheeled to the curb and left to die.

There’s your sign.

Oy.

Independent

May 12th, 2011
1:20 pm

What is the diffference between having everyone pay for insurance or having everyone pay for the uninsured through their hospital costs? Oh, that’s right, requiring everyone to have insurance would be the FAIR way to do it.

GT

May 12th, 2011
1:22 pm

I give Independent thumbs up, nothing from the religious right in that stupidity. Even Farwell looks good after that. I think we have just discovered the black hole of stupidy.

Downtown

May 12th, 2011
1:24 pm

Thank God for kooks!!!! The same CT that gleefully ignored the 1000’s of Youtube videos showing dozens of Bush bashing Democrats supporting and encouraging the removal of Saddam is now concerned about previous statements?

If the kooks were any more clueless they would turn into rocks.

Peadawg

May 12th, 2011
1:25 pm

“wellsaid@11:09, I do work for a deep-pocketed Democratic contributor, but it’s not George Soros. (Soros pays me nothing)”

That explains EVERYTHING!!!!! Cynthia can’t really believe the bullsh*t she writes, can she? All this time, she’s been writing this stuff just to get hits/comments and to get paid. It makes sense now!!!

GT

May 12th, 2011
1:29 pm

Peabrain nothing makes sense to you admit it.

What Goes Around Comes Around

May 12th, 2011
1:29 pm

The Republicans need to KEEP their BIG mouths shut. What you say can come back to bite you in the a*s.

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones or as Ms. Tucker says “they brush off yesterday’s principles like dandruff off their shoulder pads..”

What goes around comes around.

Blue

May 12th, 2011
1:31 pm

andygrdzki
May 12th, 2011
8:07 am

Dude…don’t confuse her with facts. Her articles are ONLY to show that the Right is the only party that has people who are liars, change their mind, etc. Your contribution would seem to indicate that the left, too, suffers from the horrible mind-changing. That is unacceptable. It totally discredits the ‘author’. Oh wait…she discredits herself on a daily basis.

Mike K.

May 12th, 2011
1:35 pm

Romney is the worst. I was completely baffled why people called him the conservative candidate back in 2008. Honestly, as bad as Obama is, I would probably vote for him over Romney since the last thing we need is a repeat of the Bush years when Republicans pushed big government ideas that masqueraded ‘compassionate converatism’. Like Obama, Romney would increase the size of governmnet and make the economy worse, but, unlike Obama, he might discredit consrvative ideology by convincing people that nationalized health care is ‘conservative’.

Peadawg

May 12th, 2011
1:36 pm

“Peabrain”

Ouch GT, that hurts. :roll:

Seriously?

May 12th, 2011
1:36 pm

That is just the point. We shouldnt be paying for anyone’s hospital bills.

I say we creat a national slush fund so the quasi bleeding hearts can put their money where their mouth is.

We all know without Conservative donations that the fund would remain empty.

Kamchak

May 12th, 2011
1:37 pm

We all know…

Didn’t give you permission to speak for me, sport.

Peadawg

May 12th, 2011
1:42 pm

“Didn’t give you permission to speak for me, sport.” – I don’t remember him/her asking for your permission either, jacka*s.

well said

May 12th, 2011
1:43 pm

CT @11:28

At least you admit, your writings are nothing more then a paid commercial for the democratic party.

Your ethics, credibility, and logic are, b/c of your own admission, as worthless as a football bat.

To all you CT sychophants and brown nosers – where does that leave you all? If you continue to blindly accept her every comment as the all mighty gospel, you too are nothing more than a pawn in the democratic party re-elecetion machine. Did you think they really cared about you?

How does it feel, suckers!!!

Kamchak's Gerbil

May 12th, 2011
1:45 pm

Kammy – what do you mean by “sport”?

Kamchak

May 12th, 2011
1:49 pm

I must admit, I had no idea Ms. Tucker was in the pockets of back room democratic deal makers. That changes everything for me. I think I’ll quit patrolling this blog 9 hours a day, maybe take up golf or something.

OK

May 12th, 2011
1:55 pm

Kam – how do you define sock puppet again? It seems CT fits your desciption spot on right?

Peadawg

May 12th, 2011
2:02 pm

“Ms. Tucker – I am curious, do you write the headline for your articles or does the staff do that?”

Hell, after what she admitted to earlier, I’m wondering who writes the articles.

steve

May 12th, 2011
2:02 pm

Ms. Tucker – I am curious, do you write the headline for your articles or does the staff do that?

Thank you and have a nice day.

ragnar danneskjold

May 12th, 2011
2:08 pm

I write as a Cain partisan. Romney is an unusually intelligent guy, surely the most successful businessman in several unrelated fields to ever venture into the public forum. He has dithered, a la Chauncey, for several months now on RomneyCare – ObamaCare-lite – the financial disaster currently eating Massachusetts. Dithering is unbecoming of one who would lead, and surely we have all suffered enough from leading from behind. Time for Mr. Romney to exit, stage left.

steve

May 12th, 2011
2:08 pm

Why don’t we stick to the article. I rarely agree with CT but there is no reason to attack her as a person.

George Soros is not what the article is about. Attack th emessage but not the messanger. We have enough hate in this Country as it is, lets not make more.

Jay is another story. :) j/k Jay

GT/MIT

May 12th, 2011
2:08 pm

This forum probably is representative of the general social-economic atmosphere in the greater Atlanta area. It ranges from ultra left to radical right and each post claims to reflect their liberal or conservative viewpoint. But in reality what is happening is a clash between the producers and the consumers. In past history our country prided itself on being a society of producers. Well that ain’t no longer the case, and therein lies the problem. That social strata will function as long as the producers out number the consumers, but in case you haven’t noticed, that model has changed.

We may stay afloat until the fulcrum shifts but I have this sinking feeling that unless we as a whole are willing to make drastic changes, no indication of that possibility here, we are in a world of trouble.

TruthBe

May 12th, 2011
2:09 pm

Anybody would be better than Obama, Anybody2012. If Obama wasn’t a “typical Black” guy then MOST of the Blacks wouldn’t give a damn about Obama and would stop being apologists for him. That “typical” line came from President Obama in 2009, remember he’s just a “Typical white Guy”remark. Obama gas in Atlanta, Georgia at over $4.00 dollars a gallon today. Bush gas when he left office in Atlanta $1.79 a gallon. Sources CNN Money Line. and MSNBC Kudlow Report. FACT!

Kamchak

May 12th, 2011
2:10 pm

I don’t remember him/her asking for your permission either, jacka*s.

Exactly my point, sport.

well said

May 12th, 2011
2:10 pm

OK, back the article, I’ll sum it up. He flip -flopped. It happens all the time. Anything else?

Peadawg

May 12th, 2011
2:12 pm

“but there is no reason to attack her as a person.”

Sorry, but she lost what credibility she had when she admitted she “works for a deep-pocketed Democratic contributor”. She can’t be taken seriously anymore(not that she was to begin with).

Thulsa Doom

May 12th, 2011
2:12 pm

Romney always seems inauthentic, -CT

Inauthentic? Hmmm! Just more mindless, vague gobbledeegook from the queen of leftist gobbledeegook herself.

Luckyjoe

May 12th, 2011
2:13 pm

GT, you & Cynthis Tucker stick together like the glue on a Soros manufactured lamp shade.

Kamchak

May 12th, 2011
2:14 pm

Kam – how do you define sock puppet again? It seems CT fits your desciption spot on right?

When you mention CT, are you referring to our hostess, Ms. Tucker?

My definition of a “sock-puppet” is a single poster that posts under numerous nom-de-blogs.

The motive for this is just speculation, but it is clear that this practice is widespread here.

I doubt that our hostess is here posting using other names.

Peadawg

May 12th, 2011
2:14 pm

“Exactly my point, sport.”

Aw, poor Kammypoo thinks we need his permission to do something. How…sad…funny…I’m crying I’m laughing so hard.

Common Sense

May 12th, 2011
2:19 pm

CT has had time to tweet how proud she is of her affiliation with ProPublica, but not the time to respond here.

And just because a company is non-profit, do not be fooled into thinking they are working for free. or minimum wages. The company makes no profit because all the profits are distributed to the employees.

Atlanta 1

May 12th, 2011
2:22 pm

Exactly, which is why he should not be running. Romney Care is a disaster and Obama Care will be the same disaster 1,000 fold.

Kamchak

May 12th, 2011
2:23 pm

Aw, poor Kammypoo thinks we need his permission to do something.

When someone uses a phrase like, “We all know…, then yeah, that someone needs to get my permission for an all inclusive declarative such as that.

When I attended UGA we were taught critical thinking skills.

Seems that they have lowered the bar quite a bit since my days there.

OK

May 12th, 2011
2:25 pm

Kamm – by CT, did you think I was refering to Charleze Theron or someone else?

Didn’t you define sock puppet as a simpleton with another’s hand up their rear(like a sock puppet), controling what comes out of their mouth at one point?

Sounds like CT to me, or should I say, The Right and Honorable and Distinguished Madam Cynthia A Tucker Esquire, since you prefer using 17th century french and english nomenclature, you baag-de-douche

Peadawg

May 12th, 2011
2:27 pm

“then yeah, that someone needs to get my permission for an all inclusive declarative such as that.”

How cute.

steve

May 12th, 2011
2:30 pm

peadawg – Here is how you attack the article instead of the author. Why not make a short list of the dozens of things Obama has reversed himself on.

Ex.

Obama – against the Bush Tax Cuts until he was for it.

Obama – against the war, until he ramped it up.

Obama – Was going to close Guitmo until he changed his mind.

Obama – Said Presidents had no authority to authorize a Military attack, then he did it himself.

See? You do the rest. :)

Peadawg

May 12th, 2011
2:32 pm

“See? You do the rest. ”

It’d take too long. :)

Xtra Point

May 12th, 2011
2:33 pm

I got $5 that says this Kamchak guy has a life size poster of Tucker on his wall right now and a supply of Cialis for when the momment is right for him and the poster.

Kamchak

May 12th, 2011
2:35 pm

Didn’t you define sock puppet as a simpleton with another’s hand up their rear(like a sock puppet), controling what comes out of their mouth at one point?

No.

Another episode of one word answers to a simple(ton’s) question.

Kamchak

May 12th, 2011
2:39 pm

I got $5 that says this Kamchak guy has a life size poster of Tucker on his wall …

Our hostess is an attractive woman, but it’s Sarah Shahi that has my undivided attention.

Scarecrow

May 12th, 2011
2:49 pm

Newt is too “OLD” and what in the “Hell” did he marry? An old “Barbie” doll? America is young and vibrant — and these folk just do not represent the majority of Americans — Do you think Miss Newt can do the “dougie”? What would be her special project? Applying makeup — lmao

kayaker 71

May 12th, 2011
2:57 pm

Kamchak

Ms. Shahi has my vote.

David Granger

May 12th, 2011
3:07 pm

All Romney really needs to do is just point out that…under his governorship, Massachusetts tried a state version of Obamacare. And not only has it been a failure, but the state is also going broke.
Average insurance premiums have increased over 70% since it was passed, and some insurance companies do not sell medical insurance in the state anymore.
Businesses are dropping medical insurance as an employee benefit.
Primary care physicians are refusing to take new patients due to low reimbursement rates.
Average wait times for non-emergency appointments have increased from 2 to 7 weeks.
Many physicians are leaving the state, and very few new ones are setting up there.
A lot of physicians simply refuse to accept Mass Health (Medicaid), Commonwealth Care, nor Commonwealth Choice plans.
Many patients continue to flood the Emergency rooms, just to obtain ordinary care.

Not only that, but a forced mandate is…and should be…illegal, regardless of whether it was first proposed by Republicans or Democrats.
The fact that Mitt Romney has first-hand experience with what a failure this type of plan is should be a political strength for him, if he’s got enough sense not to try and back away from it.

Tundra Dude

May 12th, 2011
3:07 pm

Scarecrow@2:49 wrote:

Newt is too “OLD” and what in the “Hell” did he marry?

Sort of like putting a used tire back on the car when you don’t have to. (ain’t gonna happen)

I’d never vote for someone who married a “mommy” at age 18. (she was 27)
Maybe he was a victim of subprime mothering…..??

oldguy

May 12th, 2011
3:12 pm

Hey CT,
Are you sure you checked with Soros before publishing this rant?
Remember, you must follow the “Official line” if you want to continue to be paid!
As far as the article goes ….so Romney is a terrible person because he learned from his mistake and changed his stand.
Something you could never accuse liberals of doing!!!!
They never learn from their mistakes!!!!

GT/MIT

May 12th, 2011
3:36 pm

Kamchak
May 12th, 2011
2:23 pm

“When I attended UGA we were taught critical thinking skills.
Seems that they have lowered the bar quite a bit since my days there.”

This is really just too good to be true. Which football game did you attend? Could it be that you are truly of the species asinine erectus, otherwise known as a Dawg.

Kamchak

May 12th, 2011
3:43 pm

Which football game did you attend?

As hard as it may be for you to believe this, but I have never attended a UGA varsity football game.

It was, however, a tradition to attend the Shriners sponsored UGA/Tech JV game that used to be held on Thanksgiving day at Grant Field.

Of course that was decades ago when freshmen weren’t allowed to play varsity football.

GT

May 12th, 2011
3:44 pm

. I see the word liberal a few times in this blog but not the word redneck. That to me would indicate CT has a huge redneck following since they seem to seldom address themselves as such and greet all as liberal they are not related to. Why would Soros back such a redneck following. I think CT is getting paid by some barbecue joint or a beer factory, Chevy Trucks or chewing tobacco.

Jeff

May 12th, 2011
4:09 pm

So, CT, show me the columns where you supported Romney when he was doing obamacare 101!

GT/MIT

May 12th, 2011
4:14 pm

@ Kamchak. My derogatory remarks about UGA and its grads are made purely in jest. Both my dear wife of many years and my daughter-in-law are alumna of that venerable old institution, which makes it rather difficult for my son and I.

I remember well the Thanksgiving traditional JV games, which by the way we as frosh were required to attend. Class of 1960 BUZZZzzzzz!

Xtra Point

May 12th, 2011
4:21 pm

Kam -”I have never attended a UGA varsity football game.”

there’s your sign

dds

May 12th, 2011
4:24 pm

Throw in a couple investigations making the military look bad and another about prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and you have almost the perfect journalism fantasy – a huge budget, lots of major media partners and a liberal agenda unconstrained by advertising.

One more thing: a 14-person Journalism Advisory Board, stacked with CNN’s David Gergen and representatives from top newspapers, a former publisher of The Wall Street Journal and the editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster. Several are working journalists, including:

• Jill Abramson, a managing editor of The New York Times;

• Kerry Smith, the senior vice president for editorial quality of ABC News;

• Cynthia A. Tucker, the editor of the editorial page of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

MrLiberty

May 12th, 2011
4:28 pm

As if there weren’t enough reasons to oppose Romney.

Ron Paul is the only candidate calling for a truly free market in health care with sound ideas to address the high costs, rampant abuse of insurance, destructive intrusion by government forces, etc. He is the only candidate worthy of anyone’s vote – democrat or republican.

Peadawg

May 12th, 2011
4:39 pm

Um, Cynthia…you may want to update your blog. Mitt ain’t running from his past.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Mitt Romney offered no apologies and instead delivered a full-throated defense of his Massachusetts health care plan Thursday in a much-anticipated health care policy presentation at the University of Michigan.

“I recognize that a lot pundits around the nation are saying that I should just stand up and say this whole thing was a mistake, that this was a boneheaded idea, and I should just admit it: it was a mistake, and walk away. I presume that a lot of folks think that if I did that it would be good for me politically, ” Romney said as he flipped through slides of a PowerPoint presentation he prepared himself. “There’s only one problem with that: it wouldn’t be honest.”

Orange11

May 12th, 2011
5:18 pm

“When I attended UGA we were taught critical thinking skills”

Critical Thinking at UGA? ——- PULEEEAAASSE!!!

Paddy O

May 12th, 2011
5:22 pm

I’d like a photo of Ms. Tucker, authographed, with her in a bikini. For a 50 year old women, she is remarkably attractive. I’ve asked before, but was told “talk to the hand”.

Kamchak

May 12th, 2011
5:42 pm

Both my dear wife of many years and my daughter-in-law are alumna of that venerable old institution, which makes it rather difficult for my son and I.

No doubt.

I do wonder if they suffer the same degree of “difficulty.”

Of do they even see any “difficulty” at all.

As an Atlanta Beat fan, I attended 11 home games played at Grant field for the first season of the WUSA back in 2001.

I’m not saying that I expected to be engulfed in flames due to immediate combustion when I stepped onto that property, but I was constantly on the alert for any signs of smoke. Just sayin’.

MarkV

May 12th, 2011
6:36 pm

One thing is clear. The free market gives absolutely no chance to control health care costs and provide acceptable assurance for people to get adequate health care. The only health care cost “control” it is capable of providing is by letting only people who can afford it get care.

GT/MIT

May 12th, 2011
6:44 pm

@ Kamchak:

Not to worry, you’re safe on the North avenue campus as long as you obey the rules. “All Dawgs must be on a leash.” That is of course unless the Dawg is a wife or daughter-in-law, in which case you just follow meekly along and keep your mouth shut.

Peace and good night.

TnGelding

May 12th, 2011
7:17 pm

Shame on you Cynthia. You need to get up to date on this issue. He’s the one credible GOP candidate.

Moderate Line

May 12th, 2011
7:28 pm

Later, Romney noted that his current health care proposal was very similar to what he proposed during the 2008 campaign despite the fact that his experience in Massachusetts had gone from a political positive to a negative over the past three plus years. “I am not adjusting the plan to reflect the political sentiment,” Romney said….

Looks like CT fumble. Bookman has an post complimenting Romney on not flipflopping on the issue. lol

Lil' Barry Bailout

May 12th, 2011
7:51 pm

Romney was for the individual mandate before he was against it
7:31 am May 12, 2011, by ctucker
———————

Oopsies! Turns out Romney is still for the individual mandate.

Looks like Ms. Tucker jumped the gun, guided only by her prejudice.

Why the prejudice, Ms. Tucker? Perhaps you can try harder in the future not to be blinded by your hatred.

Lil' Barry Bailout

May 12th, 2011
8:01 pm

(Oh, and Romney is toast, by the way, thanks to his standing by his big-government plan)

Fred

May 12th, 2011
8:11 pm

andygrdzki – NIle Gardiner? Why are you quoting a second generation follower of Sun Myung Moon and notorious propagandist?

Lil' Barry Bailout

May 12th, 2011
8:12 pm

Poor Cynthia Tucker.

She’s writing her columns and working just as hard as she can for her Idiot Messiah in the age of the World Wide Web, YouTube and the smartphone — where evidence of past statements and deeds pops up constantly to haunt a woman trying desperately to get a failure re-elected.

BIN LADEN

May 12th, 2011
9:04 pm

WHERS MY PAL dubya???????????…see what the black man in the white house did to my crib……damn damn damn

buck@gon

May 12th, 2011
9:16 pm

We’re all aware Ms. Tucker that you are the titular boss of the editorial biz around here. You need to be aware that your uh, inferior, Jay Bookman just wrote a piece that contradicts what you said here. Pretty much torpedoes the whole notion you have that Romney is flip-flopping.

According to Bookman: Romney “….decided to take the more honest approach and sleep better at night whatever the outcome. Be his own man, and all that.”

One story editorial got it right; the other got it dead wrong. I’ve got my money on Bookman and Tucker, respectively.

So, do you have…..any other opinions you might want to share with us …..THIS MONTH?!!

Any thoughts at all?

scott

May 12th, 2011
11:20 pm

I love it. You so blindly hate anything the Republicans do, you didn’t realize you were using the gaff by your idiot Democrat John Kerry. It’s unfortunate that you probably get paid to write this garbage.

TnGelding

May 13th, 2011
1:58 am

Lil’ Barry Bailout

May 12th, 2011
8:01 pm

With butter and jam! Romney 2012!

Wealthy support higher taxes:

By Jim Hopkins, USA TODAY

Bill Gates Sr. says the estate tax should be saved because it limits the size of private fortunes that, if allowed to grow unchecked, could:

Concentrate power.

Growing numbers of the very rich can give money to political candidates who support their personal agendas. “Those contributions clearly have an influence on public policy,” Gates says, such as more tax breaks for the rich or weakening of regulations that protect consumers.

Squeeze economic growth.

Reducing taxes could crimp government research and investments in education — the source of innovations that create jobs. With less education, growing numbers of workers can’t get ahead. “As the buying power of the middle class erodes, the whole economy is put at risk,” he says.

Limit opportunity.

Equal access to education, home ownership and capital to start companies tends to be more limited during periods when wealth is more concentrated and the rich pursue their own agendas.

That was true in the 1980s and 1990s, when gaps between the rich and poor widened, compared with the 1950s and 1960s, he says. In 1965, Gates says, a federal Pell grant covered 85% of the cost of four years at a public college. It covered just 39% by 2000.

(Hasn’t this already happened?)

ABC’s Amanpour Trumpets ‘Tax Us More’ Liberal Democratic Quartet

By: Brent Baker

November 28, 2010 14:14 ET

At a time when the American mood has turned against excessive government spending, Christiane Amanpour devoted Sunday’s This Week to four liberal Democratic billionaires, though she failed to identify their political orientation, who want higher income tax rates on the wealthy.

Amanpour began by touting: “Warren Buffett has been practically begging the country, begging Congress to tax him more. In fact, many of the richest Americans like Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates and Ted Turner say that they should pay higher tax.”In between letting Buffett expound at length on why taxes should be hiked, she fretted to Bill Gates: “If people aren’t going to pay for the services that they need, how are those services going to get funded, do you think?”

(True patriots, all!)

george soros

May 13th, 2011
2:42 am

ms.tucker, a member of team soros, she accepts his money. AJC just lost another reader. folks check out the investigation, anything from print to electronic can’t or shouldn’t be taken at face value.

george soros

May 13th, 2011
2:46 am

i’m sorry ms.tucker your opinion of Romney so misguided, but then that’s the true lefties lot. glad shes no longer objective.

TnGelding

May 13th, 2011
3:17 am

Can’t we elevate the rhetoric above “idiot?”

Bob

May 13th, 2011
3:26 am

CT has lost the last little bit of credibility she had (and it wasn’t much).

Goebbels would be proud.

AJC, go ahead and fire her A$$. It will help the newspapers minimal credibility.

cosby

May 13th, 2011
8:25 am

Ahh..the elite politician..look how I can take care of you and never address the problem..Looks like Herman Cain is the only one for the job.

Gator Joe

May 13th, 2011
8:55 am

Look to the Republicans for all the answers, Romney on healthcare, Trump on fixing the economy, Gingrich on morality and how to have a successful marraige, and all three for examples of hypocrisy.

Peadawg

May 13th, 2011
9:47 am

Um, Gator, Romney said in his speech yesterday:

“I recognize that a lot pundits around the nation are saying that I should just stand up and say this whole thing was a mistake, that this was a boneheaded idea, and I should just admit it: it was a mistake, and walk away. I presume that a lot of folks think that if I did that it would be good for me politically, ” Romney said as he flipped through slides of a PowerPoint presentation he prepared himself. “There’s only one problem with that: it wouldn’t be honest.”

So how’s he a hypocrite? Keep up the news, bro!

emmysmom

May 13th, 2011
9:51 am

I was for the death penalty and abortion before I was against them. People live and learn and wise up. They change. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Schrodinger's cat

May 13th, 2011
10:09 am

CT…your objectivity is showing

Lil' Barry Bailout

May 13th, 2011
11:03 am

CT would no doubt own up to her failure here, but Soros is having a big meeting today to tell his paid-for “journalists” how best to support the Idiot Messiah next week.

Chris

May 13th, 2011
11:14 am

Romney’s state healthcare overall has been an unmitigated disaster. he was wrong then on the individual mandate and he is wrong now trying to defend the indefensible. He can NOT be a serious candidate with Romneycare hanging around his neck. DO you realize citizens in Mass. now have an average wait time of 55 DAYS to get in to see their doctors. Imagine how long its gonna be with Obamacare’s redtape!