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When an aide to Mitt Romney said something favorable the other day about health-care reform in Massachusetts, the Mittster’s principal achievement as governor of that state, right-wing pundits went ballistic.
The message was clear: Let’s have no more talk about RomneyCare.
Brian Beutler puts it THIS WAY:
Those are the marching orders, and thus far they’ve controlled Romney’s campaign. Romney’s health care heresy was the biggest breach, and the right’s reaction was swift and demeaning — one compared it, in a widely approved tweet, to housebreaking a dog.
In a speech at the conservative Heritage Foundation six and a half years ago, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sang the praises of a certain provision in a health care reform program he had introduced in his state.
His audience, by all accounts, loved it.
Comparisons like the one in this video, where Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are basically reading from the same page, probably are highly annoying to partisan Republicans.
Don’t you love it?
One of the pinheads at the Associated Press has falsely written that President Obama “has moved to the left” on the issue of an individual mandate in health-care reform.
Actually, Obama has moved to the right on that issue, as Steve Benen explains HERE:
It’s true that Obama changed his position on the mandate policy, but to characterize this as moving “to the left” ignores all of the relevant details — the mandate was a conservative idea, embraced by Republican policymakers for years.
Folks who oppose health-care coverage for contraceptives are making a lot of noise these days to the effect that nobody should have to pay for anyone else’s sexual activities.
Just to make a point here, I’m going to accept that argument — and apply it to other circumstances. Follow closely, please.
The use of contraceptives to prevent pregnancy, rather than to deal with other health issues, is all about recreational sex, right? That’s what makes this stuff about contraception coverage unfair, right? I shouldn’t be stuck with any part of the tab that accrues from you having a roll in …