Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The price of pizza, part 2

Papa John is really out of luck now. All that money he contributed to the Romney campaign could be for naught, because the Romney campaign has now admitted that Obamacare is in fact the solution. That means whoever is elected president, Obamacare is not going anywhere, despite Romney's continuing promises to get it repealed. Maybe Romney would repeal it and introduce it under another name, but it's still going to be essentially the same program. They have no other answer to the problem of reforming our health care system.

Here's what happened: Priorities USA released a hard-hitting video in which a laid-off steelworker blames Bain Capital for the loss of his family's health insurance. Incredibly, the response of the Romney campaign's press secretary Andrea Saul was the following:
“To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care.”
In other words, Romneycare, which the people who conceived it have acknowledged is the prototype for Obamacare, is the answer to  the problem of laid off workers losing their health insurance. That's according to the Romney campaign itself.

I am not making this up. (You can't make this stuff up!) It is not only liberal sites like TPM that are pointing out the importance of this story. The right wingers also fully understand the implications of Andrea Saul's statement. Over on Red State, they are saying this could be the day the Romney campaign died. Well I'm sure we'll be able to have plenty of arguments later on about which day should be considered the day the Romney campaign officially died. If today's statement marked the death knell of the Romney campaign, I will admit I wasn't the one who predicted that. Erick Erickson did.

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