Since "OBAMASCARE!!!!" seems so popular today: Gingrich Supports Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

  • Bigolbear

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    May 17, 2011 4:27 PM GMT
    http://yesbuthowever.com/gingrich-comes-out-for-obamacares-individual-mandate-5000805/


    By John Romano

    (YBH) – Then there were two. Newt Gingrigh made it clear over the weekend that he is all for an individual health care mandate with a caveat that separates his mandate from President Obama’s. The difference? Not much, save for the fact that rich people would be excluded from it.

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    Not a joke. Gingrich wants a mandate, but wants to make sure the nation’s yacht owners can be exempt from it by “posting a bond”.

    Gingrich is the second potential Republican nominee to come out for the individual mandate on health care. The other, Mitt Romney, not only is for an individual mandate, he made it law in Massachusetts when he was governor.

    It seems that many Republicans are for everything Obama is for, as long as it doesn’t have his name on it. Perhaps it is the fact the health care bill is nicknamed Obamacare, and not Gingrich- or RomneyCare, that is the problem? Actually, it could be the fact that the GOP had their arses handed to them by Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic party during the health care debate that is the problem, not the law itself.

    Being for the individual mandate as a Republican is absurd. It is like being a born-again Christian for abortion.

    Sunday’s script was a typical one. A major news network hack, in this case NBC’s David Gregory, asks a “conservative” a leading question like: “Don’t you think everyone should pay something for health care? Isn’t it unfair that some pay and some don’t?” Immediately the Republican will momentarily get a “deer in headlights” look and then chime in about individual responsibility and tacitly endorse a heavy-handed government mandate.

    Newt Gingrich is an idiot for falling for this ploy. When Newt was Speaker, I heard an-off-the record story that Bill Clinton used to get Gingrich a bit liquored-up before negotiating with him. Based on Gingrich’s answer to David Gregory yesterday, I’m now inclined to believe that story.

    If Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels falls for this trick, when and if he announces, the game is over. Daniels is the GOP’s last great chance to get the nomination process back on track. If Daniels is for the individual mandate the party is in for trouble.

    I met Newt at a screening of his film about John Paul II. He is a nice guy, but he will never be President. Better he steps out now before giving the Democrats more ammunition.

    The thing that bothers me the most about Gingrich’s stupidity is that he doesn’t even know that he has no real chance to be President, and he has the stones to go out there and make it more complicated for whomever the Republicans do nominate.

    I can hear the breathy DNC ad now: “….even conservative stalwart Newt Gingrich is for an individual health care mandate.” What a dunce!

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    May 17, 2011 8:05 PM GMT
    Bigolbear saidhttp://yesbuthowever.com/gingrich-comes-out-for-obamacares-individual-mandate-5000805/


    By John Romano

    (YBH) – Then there were two. Newt Gingrigh made it clear over the weekend that he is all for an individual health care mandate with a caveat that separates his mandate from President Obama’s. The difference? Not much, save for the fact that rich people would be excluded from it.

    s-NEWT-GINGRICH-ESQUIRE-PROFILE-large.jp

    Not a joke. Gingrich wants a mandate, but wants to make sure the nation’s yacht owners can be exempt from it by “posting a bond”.

    Gingrich is the second potential Republican nominee to come out for the individual mandate on health care. The other, Mitt Romney, not only is for an individual mandate, he made it law in Massachusetts when he was governor.

    It seems that many Republicans are for everything Obama is for, as long as it doesn’t have his name on it. Perhaps it is the fact the health care bill is nicknamed Obamacare, and not Gingrich- or RomneyCare, that is the problem? Actually, it could be the fact that the GOP had their arses handed to them by Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic party during the health care debate that is the problem, not the law itself.

    Being for the individual mandate as a Republican is absurd. It is like being a born-again Christian for abortion.

    Sunday’s script was a typical one. A major news network hack, in this case NBC’s David Gregory, asks a “conservative” a leading question like: “Don’t you think everyone should pay something for health care? Isn’t it unfair that some pay and some don’t?” Immediately the Republican will momentarily get a “deer in headlights” look and then chime in about individual responsibility and tacitly endorse a heavy-handed government mandate.

    Newt Gingrich is an idiot for falling for this ploy. When Newt was Speaker, I heard an-off-the record story that Bill Clinton used to get Gingrich a bit liquored-up before negotiating with him. Based on Gingrich’s answer to David Gregory yesterday, I’m now inclined to believe that story.

    If Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels falls for this trick, when and if he announces, the game is over. Daniels is the GOP’s last great chance to get the nomination process back on track. If Daniels is for the individual mandate the party is in for trouble.

    I met Newt at a screening of his film about John Paul II. He is a nice guy, but he will never be President. Better he steps out now before giving the Democrats more ammunition.

    The thing that bothers me the most about Gingrich’s stupidity is that he doesn’t even know that he has no real chance to be President, and he has the stones to go out there and make it more complicated for whomever the Republicans do nominate.

    I can hear the breathy DNC ad now: “….even conservative stalwart Newt Gingrich is for an individual health care mandate.” What a dunce!



    Soon we'll be down to Huntsman, if he runs, and Daniels, if his wife lets him run. Anyone put in a call to Jeb Bush?
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    May 17, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidEven to this day it is amazing to me how liberals / Democrats / socialists don't understand that the Federal government does not have the authority to force you to enter into a contract with a non-governmental entity, under penalty of law which includes being fined and / or jailed.

    Or maybe they do understand.... but it's just convenient for them to keep saying that the Federal government DOES have that authority - even if they know it does not because it allows the Democrats to keep their "masterpiece" of legislation a.k.a. Obamacare the law of the land.


    And your lack of knowledge - despite claims to the contrary - of the basics of the Constitution amaze the rest of us.
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    May 17, 2011 8:20 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 saidEven to this day it is amazing to me how liberals / Democrats / socialists don't understand that the Federal government does not have the authority to force you to enter into a contract with a non-governmental entity, under penalty of law which includes being fined and / or jailed.

    Or maybe they do understand.... but it's just convenient for them to keep saying that the Federal government DOES have that authority - even if they know it does not because it allows the Democrats to keep their "masterpiece" of legislation a.k.a. Obamacare the law of the land.


    And your lack of knowledge - despite claims to the contrary - of the basics of the Constitution amaze the rest of us.



    That's the best you can do? I know YOU don't understand that the Federal government doesn't have the power to force citizens to buy a good or service from a private entity... you're a good poster child for the left on this issue.


    He's a child on just about any issue.