Obama “Praises” Romney/RomneyCare . . . Again

I wonder what’s on President Obama’s mind when it comes to the 2012 election?  Politico recently reported:

President Obama on Monday once again brought up Mitt Romney’s role in expanding health care in Massachusetts, . . .

Speaking to governors of both parties, Obama said Romney actually had a decent idea about addressing the country’s health care system. “I know that many of you have asked for flexibility for your states under this law,” Obama said at the White House. “In fact, I agree with Mitt Romney, who recently said he’s proud of what he accomplished on health care in Massachusetts and supports giving states the power to determine their own health care solutions.”

This re-emphasis by the President just re-confirms that Obama’s got Romney Fever . . . and he just can’t shake it!   And it’s obviously highly contagious since all his closest aides have it too (Axelrod, Gibbs, Daley).  In fact, the rest of that Politico article reads eerily similar to my initial post in this Health Care series “Mitt Romney vs Health care:  ‘The Problem’ (Or is it?)”

Also, since first researching that post I’ve found even more supporting data where Obama  . . .

“We thought that if we shaped a bill that wasn’t that different from bills that that had previously been introduced by Republicans — including the Republican governor in Massachusetts who’s now running for president — that we would be able to find some common ground there, and we just couldn’t.”

and Gibbs . . .

“I’ve talked about the fact that this legislation looks an awful lot like what happened in Massachusetts, and I’m sure Governor Romney hates every time I say that. “

 . . . have sought occasion to drive a wedge between Romney and the conservative/libertarian base of the GOP.  Remember, Obama has no Democratic Primary fight . . . so he can use his resources and talking points to try to effect the outcome of the GOP nomination.  So, yesterday’s comment by our President  makes the tally for this specific line of attack on Romney to 3 for  Obama himself, 2 for Gibbs, 1 for Axelrod, and 1 for Daley.  At least Obama has been able to refrain from repeating his freudian slip of calling Romney the “current Republican Nominee.”   But, his actions are still speaking louder than even those words.

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Jeff has been blogging for Romney since living in Iowa in 2006, when, as a physician, he was drawn to study Romney’s MA healthcare reform plan. A native of California, Jeff now claims to be a proud southern transplant (he currently lives and practices as a vitreoretinal surgeon in Birmingham with his wife and six kids) having lived in Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana for nearly all of the last 15 years. His recent hobby is doing triathlons, having completed his first (and only) Ironman Triathlon this past May.

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2 Responses to Obama “Praises” Romney/RomneyCare . . . Again

  1. JS says:

    Romney needs to just point out that Obama is admitting that even he see’s Romney as superior on this issue. He also needs to point out that applying a solution in one situation just because you saw it work in another without regard to differences in context is a hallmark sign of intellectual immaturity. Obama has this in spades.

    I teach college physics and this scenario has played out a thousand times. The immature one has no ideas. No direction. No inkling of how to begin while the wise one solves a problem. The immature one mindlessly copies tries the same technique and fails. He complains, “Why didn’t it work? It worked for you.” The wise one says, “yes, but I was solving a different problem.”

  2. Rebel Ross says:

    Last night on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart joined the ever expanding list of democrats who are mischaracterizing Mitt’s health care plan in order to sink Mitt’s candidacy before it even starts. Jon Stewart even prefaced his point by suggesting that Mitt is the perfect candidate except for his health care plan. These quotes are going to come back to haunt the democrats once the general election comes around. It seems the democrats are putting all of their eggs in one basket making sure Mitt isn’t the nominee. Once Mitt is the nominee, the democrats will be in huge trouble.