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Romney: States like Texas make health care reform impossible

Friday, June 3, 2011

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appeared Friday on Fox and Friends for an interview about his presidential campaign. On Thursday Romney officially announced his candidacy in New Hampshire.

Predictably, Romney was questioned about the “Romneycare” health insurance reform that he enacted as governor. He said that it was, “right for the people of Massachusetts” and re-iterated his opposition to a national model based on the same plan.

“It’s not the model for the nation… in Massachusetts, 93 percent of people were insured,” Romney said, mentioning that fixing health insurance cannot be done nationally because of states like Texas, where Romney said 25 percent of the population is uninsured.

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  • Captain PJ

    Rommney’s biggest problem with conservative Republicans is RommenyCare. He has a nearly a year to get out his message that his plan was unique to Massachusetts and would not apply nationally.

    Certainly, if you apply on 7% of the population to your model, it makes it easier and more cost effective. It makes sense. More importantly, however, is that Mitt Rommney has been adamant that he will repeal ObamaCare if elected. Those, for me are the magic words. Every Republican candidate MUST publicly announce that they will repeal or defund ObamnaCare as a litnus test.

    • AngieA

      I remember you writing last week that no candidate is perfect. That all of them have baggage. I think that’s exactly right. After the dust settles we’ll have our candidate, for better or worse. But I will support anyone who oppose Barack Obama! That’s what’s important.

    • Ben K

      What baggage/bad votes does Ron Paul have?

    • PAUL

      way to much to get elected “Libertarian” No chance

    • Doug

      PJ – Romney is just another Scott Brown Massachusetts RINO who is trying to get elected on the repeal Obamacare bandwagon. Look at Brown’s voting record and look into some other things that Romney supports. NEITHER ONE is a conservative!!!!!!

    • Goodforall

      Scott Brown is a turn coat-Mitt is not.

    • Mark

      You can’t be a turncoat if you’ve never been on the other side. Romney is a liberal.

    • dfrank

      Mark, Please, just don’t vote in 2012. Seems you might be holding out for God. Haven’t you heard? The dems already got him.

    • http://10kweeks.com Ed Przybylski

      Yeah Mitt isn’t a turn coat
      He is a Dem a Coat
      ;)

      A government mandate is a mandate federal or state. Taking money from one person to give to another is still socialism and theft. my city just enacted 2 levies (property taxes) to pay for schools and library. I already pay $8000 a year in property taxes plus put my kids in private school. Taxes are all mandates and only amount from taking from one group person to give to someone else and is flat out wrong.

    • keith williams

      That puts Cain out of contention in my book, He wants to share the wealth. Ron Paul wants to legalize prostitution and dope, Newt is a NWO guy with membership in Trilateral commission, Trump doesn’t want to give up his day job, so that pretty Mechelle Baughman looks like a good deal. Maybe with Sarah for veep.

    • John

      Elect Romney and see!!! It seems in Mass. if you’re a liberal leaning toward the left slightly they consider you a republican!!!

    • loretta

      mitt has more flip-flops than kerry

    • crooked wren

      Mitt Romney is pro-Agenda 21 and ICLEI. If you don’t know what that is, PLEASE — I BEG YOU — EDUCATE YOURSELF. This is a “sustainable development” movement through the UN via the ICLEI. We’re waking up in MD and VA and FL — they are trying to destroy and usurp private ownership of property. IT’S REAL. IT’S TERRIBLE. IT’S HAPPENING IN CITIES AND TOWNS ALL OVER THE US. Here in VA legislation was passed that MANDATES the usurpation of private property to build new housing — once a certain level of population is reached. The new legislators tried to get it repealed, but the Builders are backing it because of employment.

      I’ve read from one Agenda 21 watchdog that Romney is fine with it — and working with it — so LOOK OUT.

    • John

      We don’t need another main stream politicion. Scott Brown, John Bohner and Gov Romney all fall into that catagory. They can all lie to us and not worry about being held responsible. We need a law that makes them accountable for their promises.Once they’re in we can’t get them out!!! Our so called President is just doing what the heck he wants. Where is Congress Where is the senate!!!

    • PAUL

      More comservative than Obama,and if he picks Bachmann as VP ,they beat Obozo

    • Captain PJ

      I agree with you that Romney is not a “conservatives” conservative. That’s why I do not support him in the primaries.

    • catfish

      Uh Huh!!!!!! Well if Romneycare is ANYTHING LIKE

    • catfish

      Hey, let me finish:

      …Obamacare, I would Not back Romney. He has to come out and say what parts of Obamacare he doesn’t accept.

    • American muslim scum remover…

      once again,You have good insight and wisdom Captain PJ,Thank you. Lets go America…No more obama and back to basics and common sense.

    • s g

      CAIN for Pres. Get the name out and watch the videos

    • Visigoth

      herman Cain was the Chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve.

      want to see a video ? here he is saying there is NO NEED to audit the FED.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiAkeFJXwUk

      Bankster indeed.

    • http://yahoo Wayne

      Cain has publicly said he would appoint a muslim to his cabinet after saying he would not. Take it for what it is worth.

    • loretta

      cain has also said the only problem with TARP is how it was implemented. for what its worth

    • Chuck

      Let me be president I bet I can turn things around, I can make over 100 billion and at no cost to the taxpayers, in fact it will make money for the taxpayer with about a 17% pay raise

    • ARCHANGEL

      Cain favored the “BAILOUTS” & He’s OUT!

    • s g

      Watch the videos with Herman Cain..
      Best one out there so far

    • Joe

      Mitt is a rhino from the George Bush Jr Club of Dominionism…Different clothing same old re-run…My kingdom for a real 3rd party

    • Jules59

      RomneyCare is as big a failure as ObamaCare will be. The wait times have risen to two days for an emergency. You have to be bleeding to death to get treatment right away. How is that right for any state?

    • PAUL

      my neighbor Is on Mass care,and if it is such a failure why did his monthly rates go down From $96.00 monthly to $87.00.So before you spew lies know what your talking about.the only problem in Mass is all doctors wont take state patients this is a small price for them to pay for health care.I’m retired and buy medicare part B for $96.00 a month and I purchase “Tufts medicare prefered”as a suplemental Ins for m$139.90 a month which is $5.10 a month cheaper than in 2010 In Mass if your on the state you probably have to wait a lot longer in the doctors office BIG FFN DEAL

    • PAUL

      WAITING 2 DAYS FOR AN EMERGENCY IS A LIE MASSACHUSETTS IS NOT CANADA,GOINT TO ANY EMERGENCY WARD YOU ARE TAKEN BY THE SEVERITY OF YOUR PROBLEM “JULES” YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER BEEN TO MASS,IVE LIVED HERE FOR 69 YEARS

    • Mary Allen

      But will he repeal O-care, Captain?

    • Ed

      All Politicians say what you want to hear till they are Elected!! Just my Opinion but he tried it in Mass. So he is pretty much like Obummer!

    • Rob in Katy 17026 /?comments_popup=17026

      The biggest problem with ObamaCare and other single payer plans: Well, go back 20 years and under Reagan we had 10-15 illegal aliens in the country. Now, 20 years later and 2-3 thousand more illegal aliens each day since brings the total to 50+ million illegals here, no system can afford to pay for care for all of them. And I personally think that 50 million is way on the wishful side!!

    • Charlie Kincaid

      I can’t fathom having Romney as president. As a conservative Christian, I cannot support a Mormon with their belief system that deviates from the Holy Bible. I’ve decided if the Republican candidate can’t be a Christian, I may just stay home on election day. One will be as bad as the other.

    • ARCHANGEL

      You are an A$$HOLE!

    • Captain PJ

      A non-Christian yet conservative candidate is still more appealing than Barack Obama. We need a person right now to straighten out the mess and get us back on the right track.

      if that person is too damn busy to attend church because they’re getting things right…that’s okay with me. he or she can pray next to their bed.

    • ICE PICK

      Charlie, I am a conservative christian myself and I can see your point. BUT, with a muslim usurper in the white house, we can’t afford to sit on our butts and let obama run America into the ground. If it comes down to a choice of those two, get out and vote for the American!

    • dfrank

      Come on Charlie, that kind of attitude is quite possibly why we have Obama in the White House today. Are you really so certain that Mormons are not Christians that you would risk returning a man who is at the very least Muslim friendly to the presidency? Not me. I’d vote for a post before I would return this demolition crew to power. — even campaign and donate some money.

      You might want to rethink your position. We might have a chance to vote Romney out on 2016. I doubt very seriously that we will have another chance to rid ourselves of Obama if we let him slip by us again.

    • 1minuteman

      to me romney is a rino. he was for an amnesty tpye of bill. the guy that will straighten out this country is col. allen west. obama is killing our military. wets has pointed out that we have about half the ships we had 10 years ago and our air force is old and badly needs updating. west would cut funding muslim countries and he would secure the borders etc. in my opinion west is the only choice.

    • janbarkes

      Nice, but West isn’t running.

    • loretta

      i think col west would be a good prez…..someday. he has no record to run on jet and you, i and 2 other guys are the only people who have heard of him.

    • Captain PJ

      Colonel West has too much pride and common sense to assume he’s ready for the presidency. Give him a couple of years in the Congress and let’s see what impact he has. He’s a good man, that’s for sure.

    • dfrank

      We need to quit trying to destroy every candidate except our personal favorite. We’re going to have a primary campaign by which we can come to a better understanding of who is the best candidate. Suppose my first choice, or yours isn’t chosen, mine certainly wasn’t last time. What good is it to keep posting here probably damaging the person who does eventually prevail and then have the negative things we have said about them cause others to stay at home? Seems an unwise decision to me.

      We mustn’t become so full of ourselves just because we can post that we think we are qualified to tell others how to vote, even before the first primary vote is taken. Believing they know best what others should do is one of the hallmarks of those on the left. Isn’t it?

    • Jeff

      Another thing for me is for candidates to publicly state they oppose immigration reform. Every mention of immigration reform speaks of some aspect of amnesty. The only reform needed is to enforce the laws on the books and deport these losers. You take away the economic incentives and most of the illegal inavders will leave on their own.

    • James Glover

      what are you going to do when he gets in office and doesn’t repeal O shizu’s plan. remember it is the socialist agenda we don’t want and the “plan” is just a part of that agenda….we neither need or want in office anyone who will not support this great nation, and those who would “change” this nation will never support the conservative principals this nation was founded on…

    • ARCHANGEL

      Bachman is a prime example, she says she’s for a “CONSTITUTIONALY” Limited Government and turns around and votes to extend the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act. She will not get my vote.

    • dfrank

      Good Lord. Is that all?

  • Retired USAF MSgt

    In the present political invironment actions speak much louder than words, so I don’t trust Rommney.

    He put his signature to and made into law a socialist piece of leftistlation in Massachusetts. He did it once and can do it again.

    The above article, if accurate, shows he regrets that Texas would be a roadblock to making Rommneycare work on a national scale. The thing that sticks in his craw is that Texas has 25% uninsured making it hard to implement. In MA. only 7% uninsured made it Ok for him to run roughshod over the minority.

    In essence and action he has shown himslelf to be Not Opposed In Principal to socialistic mandates.

    His statements that he would repeal Obamacare ring hollow.

    • Captain PJ

      Are you okay with Medicare? Or do you want medicare eliminated cmpletely?

    • Retired USAF MSgt

      I think Ryan is the only one who has any viable ideas or showing any backbone concerning Medicare.

    • Captain PJ

      Although I am in oomplete agreement with your Ryan statement (many of my postings in the past were most favorable to Ryan’s guts for addressing it); that wasn’t my question.

      Can I assume you’d like to eliminate Medicare?

    • Retired USAF MSgt

      Nope. I wouldn’t assume that.

      I read your posts the other day concerning an issue which was not black and white but rather contained many shades of gray. It was an issue which many felt strongly about.

      I feel the same on this one. I do not wish to get rid of medicare but it needs fixing.

      As to my earlier post on Rommney, if he is the republican nominee (the only choice other than Obama) I will vote for him. We must not lose sight of the primary objective which is the removal of Obama and people of like mind.

      But the primaries have not been decided yet. I think there are canditates and potential canditates out there who would serve our country a little closer to it’s intended purpose. Palin and Bachmann come to mind. At this point in time, for the primaries, I would not vote for Rommney.

    • Captain PJ

      Despite what the media insists to the contrary, I truly believe Republican primary voters have a very strong field of potential opponents for Obama in November 2012 from which to choose.

      Three governors with great executive experience–Tim Paelenty, Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney–are certain to make the race and two others, Sarah Palin and Rick Perry are still looking at the contest.

      A two term senator with deep roots in the conservative movement, Rick Santorum, and a new voice of a new political dynamic, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (my favorite) bring passion and energized constituencies to the battle. Herman Cain excites new voters and former Speaker Newt Gingrich has an army of virtual activists ready to assist his campaign.

      But tune into most network news and cable coverage and all you hear is doom and gloom about the prospects of the GOP candidates.

    • Captain PJ

      It isn’t if there is a choice between preserving Medicare as we know it and reform. Medicare is unsustainable. The whole model has significant “shortfall” built into it. The programs unfunded liabilities of $24.6 trillion have experts saying it’s gonna go belly up by 2024.

      So absolutley, YES, I agree with you that without reform, severe benefit cuts will be required in the Medicare program. And, increased taxes will simply not cover the gap.

    • catfish

      Ryan has the right idea.

    • dfrank

      It would be hard not to vote for this guy. But then, he has so far indicated little interest. He certainly handles himself well in interviews. I don’t know too much about him, though, other than his budget plan. I like what I’ve seen though.

    • Jules59

      Please pay attention—seniors 55 and older will still get the same benefits. The plan will be revised to that everyone will be able to participate in Medicare. Take the time to read what Ryan has to say before spouting the liberal talking points!!

    • Captain PJ

      True. It will not affect those 55 and older and would gradually shift from an open-ended entitlement (which pays all bills submitted and thus encourages overuse) to a “premium support” model that will encourage competition among private providers. It will provide less money to the wealthy and more to lower-income elderly.

    • warren reynolds

      it would not effect me since I have never used it but, did pay into it my whole life…

    • Joseph C Moore, USN Ret

      Affect me, not effect. Affect is the action, effect is the result.

    • azwayne

      Medicare needs fixed. The best thing is to get federal agencies out of it and hire private industry to administer as they professionally do. Congress has added required recipients including prisoners, druggies, illegals who haven’t paid anything onto, have set fees and require tests that only drive up costs. They have taken all control from users who would never pay asinine costs and rates. If professionals had managed premiums, and refused to pay fraudulent bills medicare would be fine. 80% of congress knows nothing about insurance nothing about medicine and we let them make the laws. We get what we deserve.

    • ARCHANGEL

      I’m not in favor of either Medicare or Social Security, both are unconstitutional; however, Ryan,s plan to protect those 55 and up and reform & remodel everything for those below 55 seems to be a compromise that is worth taking a look at.
      It has to be reformed one way or another, otherwise we just sit tight until there is nothing remaining for anyone and we go broke!

    • dfrank

      I agree they are both unconstitutional. But, see how we are? We claim we won’t vote for this one or that one because of their failure to stand on Constitutional grounds on one or another issue; but, some things simply can not be fixed by a single vote.

      It will take time, decades, to return us to something resembling what our founders envisioned. But, we can begin making small steps unless we decide to toss everybody who doesn’t vote “our Way” on every single issue. Could even be that we are not right in every instance.

      Wouldn’t that be the pits?

    • Captain PJ

      All of the candidates have some baggage:

      1. Undoubetedly, Romney is a “weak frontrunner” burdened by “RomneyCare” which birthed Obamacare.

      2. Pawlenty is boring and was for cap and trade.

      3. Huntsman is virtually unknown and burdened not just by past support for cap and trade but also by having been Obama’s ambassador to China.

      4. Newt has crumbled, Santorum tangled with mcCain on torture and Palin and Bachmann are competing against each other for a small and shrinking slice of the electoral pie.

      But one of these or perhaps someone elese will emerge as OUR candidate. And I will support them in getting Obama out of office.

    • Retired USAF MSgt

      Exactly! The removal of Obama is our mission.

      I also find it curious that several of the pundits on TV who have gained national audiences seem to have left the road of pure commentary to actively trying to effect public opinion and the outcome of the primaries. Yea, I know, big suprise.

      Dick Morris and Charles Krothhammer have both been making extremely derogatory editorials against Palin and to a lesser extent Bachmann. Morris today was making statements that Sara was sucking the oxygen from others valid attempts to gain recognition for their campaigns. He was trying to make the case that she was nothing but a distraction and was hurting our cause.

      If the conservetives do not get their act together real soon…..

    • http://patriotpost tina

      these media hounds are not going to form Americans opinions like they have in the past. Too bad they don’t realize this. We the People can never go to sleep again. Do your own research with a “FINE TOOTH COMB” Trust is something that is not going to come easy,for any candidate.

    • Retired USAF MSgt

      I sure hope for the country’s sake you’re right.

      As the Captain said earlier, there is nothing but “Doom and Gloom” coming our of the MSM and now FOX is starting to broadcast editorials citical of some very deserving conservatives.

      Most people do not do their own research but listen only to the TV and form their opinions from that limited source of info (propaganda). I know FOX is “Fair and Balanced” but when professed conservative pundits look down their noses (without apparent or objective reason) at some of the contenders many will listen.

      We need an open playing field for the folks who are trying to make this country a better place. Let them succeed or fall by their own actions or views. It all comes down to professionalism, by the TV personalities as well as the canditates.

    • marg1

      The GOP is counting on us to back who they select–probably another RINO. I won’t vote for anyone unless that person understands individual liberty and fiscal responsibility.

      Remember, it was George Bush who opened the door for Obama’s policies.

      Who cares whether the US dies a slow or quick death? We’re on life support. None of the RINO’s will cure the problem.

      We need CPR now and a total change.

    • dfrank

      Please Marg, Go vote…

    • Mary Allen

      Good for Sarah Palin — keep sucking the air out of the RINOs and the “good ole’ boys” of the GOP. We need fresh air in WDC. The GOP wants someone they can control just like the Demos. However, I will vote Republican even if I have to hold my nose to do it just get O out of our WH.

    • Jeff

      I agree our main goal is to get that clown out of the White House before he ,his policies and the idiots in Congress that support him ruin this country. 2012 can’t come fast enough.

    • Joseph C Moore, USN Ret

      Affect public opinion, not effect. Affect is the action, effect is the result.

    • warren reynolds

      I’d vote for a cow pie if it were running against obama.

    • Dennis Scharp

      Isn’t that what we have in the White House currently???

    • http://rholts@roadrunner.com Phat Elf

      Don’t forget Herman Cain!!!!

      I will vote for any one of the MANY good candidates we have. But don’t forget Herman in this type of discussion. He is coming on like a tsunami of convertism and everything I have heard him say is right to the point and correct.

    • Charlie Kincaid

      Herman Cain is a wishy washy sap! Anyone who would appoint a Muslim to any government position is no better than a liberal! Stand up and support a conservative Christian candidate! We have enough foreigners running the government now!

    • marg1

      I don’t know anything about Cain, but was he forced to answer a baited question to get him on record to say something that could turn people against him?

      In this day of PC how can anyone say they wouldn’t appoint someone of a certain religion, sexual orientation, gender, etc?

      I still need to know more about Cain before I make up my mind.

    • Dennis Scharp

      This is for Marg1 –
      Anyone who is on board with doing or saying the “politically correct” thing is someone not to be trusted. P C will bring the nation to it’s knees. It is time for some straight talk and action. We need someone leading this country who is strong enough to act and speak upon his/her principles; muslims and illegal immigrants be on notice!! This is the United States of America, we have our own laws and our own language, if you don’t like it; get the hell out of our country!!!!

    • dfrank

      I like Cain. Hope he says something more definitive about appointing a Muslim. I just can’t trust Muslims right now.

      Just what did he say about that? What was the context?

    • PAUL

      What is convertism????

    • Dennis Scharp

      Rommney was a joke in 2008 and even a bigger joke for 2012. If the GOP adopt him or any other lamestream GOP politician they don’t have a ghost of a chance in kicking the “Biggest Loser” out of the White House.

    • dfrank

      Could be you underestimate just how big of a loser the American people believe is in the White House. He’s toast in anything approaching an honest election. Of course that is a big question — isn’t it?

    • azwayne

      Why accept the elitists given to you by party operators and propaganda media. It’s time for outside beltway common sense freedom believing like HERMAN CAIN. We’ve got 18 months to make real difference. Starts by putting SMART, HONEST, candidates. Do the same thing for representatives and Senate. End the corrupt professional politicians.

    • Dennis Scharp

      Mr. Cain sounded good in the first debate, but talk is cheap … What can he hang his hat on, what can we, the voter, check and verify his record on? Didn’t the country go with a total unknown in 2008? I agree that we don’t need any of the GOP eletist’s pets but nominating someone like an Allen West, or Jim DeMint, or Michele Bachmann would be far better than Mr. Cain.

    • ARCHANGEL

      Palin is a great rabble rouser but not presidential material!She won’t get my vote!
      Bachman was in favor of the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act! She won’t get my vote!
      Herman Cain was in favor of T.A.R.P. & Bail outs! He won’t get my vote!
      Romney much like Trump is a chameleon! He speaks with two faces and has his form of Obama Care! He won’t get my vote!
      Gingrich is just plain old full of shit besides being full of himself which are pretty much one and the same.His extramarital
      affairs don’t make him the most trust worthy individual! He wont get my vote!
      Pawlenty is in favor of Cap & Trade! He won’t get my vote!
      Huntsman is nobody except an OBAMA Kiss Ass Ambassador to China and favors Cap & Trade! He Won’t get my Vote!
      The REPUBLICAN’s just don’t get it and it will probably be to late when they finally get their heads out of their asses and understand that we are sick and tired of this government and the lies!

    • dfrank

      Got it all figured out, haven’t you Angel? At this rate you might earn for yourself a more exalted handle. I’m sure this kind of stuff will make Obama and his cronies happy

    • Goodforall

      Does anyone forget that Madame Pelosi took 500 billion from medicare to fund Obama care? Romney knows what he has to do. You can nit pick him all to death but all you are doing is giving support to Obama. We need to stand together.

    • Ken

      Let’s stand together after the primary is over. Until then let’s see who can be the best seller of their ideas. It’s not too late. That is the left stream media bloviating. We need someone who can stand up to Obama. That person will have to be able to stand up to their own party candidates and prove themselves. The Republican candidate will not get the free ride like Obama did. The truth will come out in all of them as they argue their points.

    • Frances

      I don’t have a website but I agree with Ken
      we don;t have to go along to get along…we
      know we’re headed to Communism or Socialism
      or Muslinism if we don’t get Obama out of
      office before it’s too late…As for the
      pundits who undercut Palin and Bachmann…it’s the same ole good ole boy
      club…For God’s sake the men haven’t done
      such a good job…give the ladies a chance…
      before the change gets all of our change!

    • marg1

      Santorum’s problem is that he jumped in at the primary level and backed liberal Sphincter over Toomey (at Bush’s request.) Not many will forgive him (Santorum) for that.

      Santorum should have waited until the primary was over.

    • Bree,

      ” Stand up to their own party candidates and prove themselves” – That’s exactly right Ken, and Sarah Palin has already done that when she was Governor of Alaska. She cleaned house on both sides of the isle and she can do it again. In all reality Sarah doesn’t have anything to prove and can stand on her own record. SARAH 2012

    • Dennis Scharp

      Running a state is one thing, running the entire country is quite another. I grant you that she has gumption but I fear the left and the lamestream media would destroy her and her family. I would not want that to happen to her.

    • dfrank

      Thanks Ken. You and several others have the right idea. We don’t vote until 2012. Let’s not damage our own merchandise before the sale.

    • ARCHANGEL

      Find us a Candidate that is worth our votes! So far, none of them is at all AWE inspiring and I am tired of the 1/2 a loaf of bread is better than no bread approach.

    • CarolTex

      Interesting how you can make such statements, based on a total misrepresentation of what Romney has said. As to your contention that Texas is the basis for Romney saying that Obamacare should be repealed, what an idiotic interpretaion of what he actually has said. Do you always show your ignorance? Or just on Fridays?

    • Retired USAF MSgt

      Hi CarolTex,

      “Romney said, mentioning that fixing health insurance cannot be done nationally because of states like Texas, where Romney said 25 percent of the population is uninsured.”

      If there were no states with 25% uninsured do you think he would have said the same thing?

      If Rommney were truely against social healthcare he would have:

      1. Not signed his name to it in MA.
      2. Said so, and not embelished it with percentages.

      The management of healthcare should not have any place in gonvernment at the federal, state, or local level. This goes doubly for mandating the purchase of coverage. Rommneycare is a YOU WILL program which was used as a template for Obamacare.

    • azwayne

      PEOPLE need to be responsible for their own well being, NO nanny government bureaus and agencies. Get some skin in the game and be in control of your own care.

    • kbear

      Yea, and most of that 25% uninsured here in Texas are illegal immigrants. Waiting for a candidate with the cajones to genuinely and sincerely take on that issue, since most of DC is afraid of that one, reguardless of what they say!

    • Bree,

      I agree with you MSgt, Romney is not my choice and for a number of “other” reasons. When there is a viable and potential Christian running for office who is pro Israel, I have a moral obligation to vote for them. In this case Sarah Palin is my choice should she run.

    • Dennis Scharp

      Bree,
      I like Sara Palin but I think she can do more for the country doing what she is doing. There are a lot of other great potential candidates out there that need the right prodding who could lead this country back to greatness. Allen West, Jim DeMint, Michele Bachmann to name a few. All three of these folks have a strong belief in God, backbones, convictions, and principles. Most if not all of the declared GOP establishment do not cut the mustard as far as I am concerned.

    • ARCHANGEL

      Sorry, but Bachman voted to extend the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act and in my book she’s out!

  • http://yahoo.com tod

    Romney is a Socialist Commie.

    • AngieA

      Hardly. I won;t vote for him in the primaries, but he’s not a communist. He’d make a terrible communist with his capitalistic ideologies.

    • Dennis Scharp

      How about we leave it at: Rommey would make a terrible leader of the United States. I think the best thing Rommney could do for the country is to go back into the private sector, open a new business and hire a boatload of the unemployed.

    • Jerry

      Your left is showing

    • Chuch

      You are a JERK!

    • Ken

      Don’t just make allegations, prove it!

  • Holly

    Who cares what percentage of a population is uninsured. It’s the PRINCIPAL of the matter, and Romney has proven that he has no problem with the govt stepping in (whether it be at a state or fed level, it matters not) and forcing people to do what they have no desire to do. He is a social liberal, make no mistake. He wants the govt to have more control than it ought. It is not the govts role to provide healthcare, but to do the opposite and get out of the way of the private sector, taking its unnecessary regulations with it (im

    • Dan

      Percentage of population without insurance is the key to the issue. 3-4% of people on the national level will have to be taken care of one way or the other. Romney was governor of a very liberal state who was trying to serve his constituents and they wanted the state to provide coverage for the uninsured. I have no problem with that! I wish they could require private insurance companies to cover high risk people like the auto insurers do. Romney has stated over and over his belief that programs like Massachusetts health care should be tried at the state level with more local control to see if it works for the people of that particular state.

    • Joe Dee

      LIBERAL state or not…..I’m kinda tired of taking care of people who refuse to work in the “STYLE THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO”!! That is what liberals are into … Rep or Dem….it’s kingdom building at my expense !!

    • Ken

      exactly! This typical thinking is what starts the whole idea that someone needs to take care of someone else who frankly doesn’t give a damned about anyone else. The whole concept of individual responsibility is what this country was built on. No one gets a free pass. If you have a family member with a problem, the family takes care of it. If they can’t then the state will step in, and this person gets what the state can afford at the time. That means it probably won’t be the best but it will be better then nothing. That is how the nature of the world is. The fact you are in a country as blessed as the United States probably means you will be treated better then you would if you were somewhere else. If this were the case maybe those who use drugs may think twice before they start abusing themselves.

    • Joseph C Moore, USN Ret

      Freedom lovers from government tyranny form on the right. Socialist, nanny state believers line up on the left.

    • azwayne

      AGREE, what does insurance have to do with health? This is and has become such an idiotic subject. It’s nothing but control by federal government. All people get CARE, even illegals and poor. It’s people’s responsibility to pick what kind of care they want. If they were involved health care would not be so ridiculous.

  • Gordon Jensen

    Cain/Bachman ?!

    • coggin

      I don’t trust Cain yet. He has said he would possibly appoint a Muslim to the Cabinet. That is a deal-breaker for me.

    • janbarkes

      You are right. If he can say that, then he has no idea that right now “they” are our biggest enemy.

    • azwayne

      That is pretty dismal point. Don’t we require religion not being allowed in any position. He didn’t cause that he must abide by federal laws until; they are changed. He said he weighs abilities and talents to fill positions, religious background would show thru. I would question overall intelligence of any Muslim but you can’t publicize criteria in public statements. Why don’t we see who he associates with. That would show me his beliefs and desires.

    • Dan

      Would they have a chance against Obama? Let’s not take our eyes off the target. BEAT OBAMA in 2012!

    • http://rholts@roadrunner.com Phat Elf

      Exciting choice!

    • Audrey

      I say PALIN/WEST!

  • Martin Fee

    If the GOP does not get rid of RINO’s like Romney and McLame then we will never get out of the situation we are in.
    WE (YOU AND I)allowed the media to pick our candidate last election. They forced McCain onto us because they knew Obama would beat the snot out of him and we let them do it. We are to blame and this time we need to kick the media to the curb, not let them in, not watch their fake debates. We have the internet so we do not need them. We need to put people like Bachmann and Palin (Not necessarly them but REAL conservatives LIKE THEM

    • Carmelo Junior

      McCain is a conservative compared to Romney. Romney is an arse.

    • azwayne

      Apply the test to all candidates. McCain, Romney, ODUMBO, Bush Clinton, just keep going ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF BILDERBERG group. Stop their influence in politics and we’ll start to get somewhere. Quit being misled. They are cause of control and inappropriate government. We need to REMOVE all associated at every level.

  • http://patriotpost tina

    Romney=RINO.

    • Dan

      I can’t figure why you think Romney is a RINO? Balanced budgets, smaller government, low taxes, tough on crime; look at his record as governor. Sure there’s Romney care. Was this Mitts idea or did the legislation come from the legislature of Massachusetts? He signed it into law because the people who elected him were overwhelmingly for it. Don’t be fooled by the liberal media trying to cloud the issues. They attack whichever conservative is the greatest danger to Obama.

    • Mary Allen

      Watch who the liberal media supports and critizies the least is the person not to vote for.

  • Diana Dickinson

    Great start, Mitt, poke your finger in the eye of Texas!

    • Dan

      Mitt said nothing derogatory regarding Texas. He was simply pointing out that some states have a high percentage of uninsured which is why a national healthcare program would not be a viable solution.

    • Retired USAF MSgt

      Hi Dan,

      “Romney said, mentioning that fixing health insurance cannot be done nationally because of states like Texas, where Romney said 25 percent of the population is uninsured.”

      If there were no states with 25% uninsured do you think he would have said the same thing?

      If Rommney were truely against social healthcare he would have:

      1. Not signed his name to it in MA.
      2. Said so, and not embelished it with percentages.

      The management of healthcare should not have any place in gonvernment at the federal, state, or local level. This goes doubly for mandating the purchase of coverage. Rommneycare is a YOU WILL program which was used as a template for Obamacare.

    • Retired USAF MSgt

      Dan

      Sorry. My post was intended for CarolTex above.

  • http://www.wtpayne.com BP

    The Republican gaggle of candidates is just fine as long as you don’t pay attention to the left wing news media. who in the heck do they, left wingers, have to offer up? More Obama? Gimme a break!!

  • American ex-Pat

    He needs to beat another horse as he has this health care issue hanging around his neck like an anchor. using Texas to explain his backward position on health care reform is not working.

  • David B.

    What does Rommney expect. I don’t what his plan or Obamas! It’s a disaster waithing to happen.This penalty is illegal and if I have my own insurance,why in the hell do I have to buy theirs? Got news for you Rommney you aren’t going to win with that albtross known as Rommneycare around your nek!! I won’t vote for you.

    • Dan

      Would you want 4 more years of Obama instead? The left has put the tag of Romneycare on Mitt to cloud the waters. Mitt is a diehard conservative who served as governor in a VERY blue state. He did what was appropriate for the people in the state of Massachusetts. I believe Mitt is the only choice to correct the financial mess we are in.

    • azwayne

      Take your campaign to another site, most here have it correct DC Romney is not what conservatives want and need. This little problem is not at all representative of Romney. Please show what ALL GOOD he did. He’s professional politicians sucking off government teat. Show us someone who has been business professional, not daddy’s company either.

    • Captain PJ

      Romeny is not my choice either. But you can bet your ASS if he’s the Republican nominee, I’ll vote for him and his runningmate.

      A non-vote on my part is a vote for Obama…and that’s not gonna happen in my lifetime!

  • CB11

    Romney simply won’t come out and speak the truth – RomneyCare failed and it has cost Massachusetts alot more than originally thought (Surprise! Surprise!). If he would just be honest and admit it! But he is proving to be just another slick, smooth-talking politician. He was a successful businessman…WAS…what has he done IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR lately? If he’s the candidate, I’ll vote for him, but nothing has shown me he’d be any different from what we have now and I simply don’t trust him. One of the comments above was right – he’s like Scott Brown – just another RINO – only in better suits!

    • dfrank

      “…nothing has shown me he’d be any different from what we have now…”

      CB, You can’t be serious. A statement like that would be silly if made regarding any person who has run for the presidency in recent memory — in either party. Good Lord!!!

  • bigotae

    Romney is just another one of the ruling class wanting his turn.
    The RNC resists supporting anyone outside there fraturnity.
    Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman or one of the other candidates not part of the Washington circle would defeat Obama.
    The American voters are looking for leadership that stands for American values and the Constitution.
    Romney has lived a privileged life and there is nothing wrong with that but it gives you a different perspective.More of a ruling class mentality.Romney care points that out.

  • Cal

    I would rather see Senator Jim DeMint and Senator Rand Paul for 2012. Romney, Guiliani, Huckabe, T-paw, Newt, and others are not impressive enough for me nor do I think the likes of Romney could defeat the current White House occupant. So far, the Republican candidates are very depressing. None remind me of a Ronald Reagan. Of course, the exceptions are DeMint and Rand Paul.

    • azwayne

      You haven’t or won’t listen to Herman CAIN will you? Show me anyone better.

    • ARCHANGEL

      Herman Cain favored T.A.R.P. and the Bailouts!

    • dfrank

      Cal, I like DeMint, too. Paul might need some more experience; but, we don’t get to vote for the number two candidate anyway, unless the winning candidate picks him as a running mate. As for the candidates being depressing: Have you read many of these posts?

      I read something from somebody in Europe who said something to the effect that America might survive a fool in the White House, but worried whether it might survive an electorate who chose a fool for their prince.

      My advice to you or anyone else is to vote for your favorite in the primaries, if you get the opportunity; and; then vote for whomever the electorate chooses to challenge Obama.

  • Obfusk8

    What a horse’s petoot!!! 25% of Texas has no health insurance, but that has nothing to do with not having healthCARE! They are entirely different issues. My bet is that 25% of our population in TX consists of illegal aliens who couldn’t buy health insurance if they wanted to because they can’t prove they actually legally live here. Get rid of this RINO!!!

    • Texas Pat

      You hit the nail on the head regarding the uninsured in Texas. That was my thought exactly. If the Feds did what they should on keeping the illegals from coming in and allowing them to stay, we wouldn’t have so many uninsured in Texas. Mitt Romney, if he’s so sharp, should have made that observation, don’t you think?

    • kbear

      AMEN!!! We desperately need to find someone with the stones to do something about illegal immigration!!!

    • azwayne

      Why BUY health insurance when you get FREE health care. You think they’re stupid?

  • BIRTHER

    RICK PERRY will take this RINO out in the first debate..GOD, I’m Tired of voting for the least of two evils………TEXAS VET.

    • Mountain Man

      AMEN on the thanks for Texas. I just wish the Texas senate hadn’t folded when threatened by TSA on hte law against the TSA porn scan / group grope. Texas shhould say, fine, we won’t fly to the other states, and we’ll also keep our oil and income, no taxes to the Muslim Mole, Rick Perry, PLEASE run!

  • Tony H

    I am against any of this type of reform. Health insurance is NOT an entitlement. It is a Perk. What needs to be fixed is teh Profit that these insurance companies make from Premiums because they refuse to pay Doctors their due.
    Every year Premiums go up and the Company Payout to doctors go down. THAT is what needs fixing.
    Romney is too much of aBible thumper for me. Where are the Conservative Aethiests?

    • BW

      Return insurance to catastrophic coverage only and see healthcare pricing fall. If insurance didnt cover every sniffle and doctors visit (and take a cut) prices wouldnt be nearly what they are today.

    • kbear

      Health insurance is not an entitlement, not a Perk, and not a right. It is and INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLILITY!!! We seem to have forgotten about individual responsibilities in this changing era of govt. dependence and climate of “I dont want to be responsible for my actions, it is someone else’s fault/responsibility.” You can thank the trial attorneys for that attitude and that and the fact that those who go to ER/hospital who dont pay have made a great contribution to the rising cost of healthcare premiums. The hospitals make up their losses on those of us with insurance.

    • PAUL

      I wish Icould votr for your comment 100 times

    • Charlie Kincaid

      Romney isn’t a bible thumper. He’s not a real conservative Christian. There’s no room in this nation, founded on GOD’s HOLY WORD, for an atheist in our government.

    • ARCHANGEL

      I don’t know about the rest of you people, but I’ve grown sick and tired of bible thumper’s!

    • PAUL

      And we are getting tired of you

    • azwayne

      If government regulations were OUT of insurance we could control by competing. Get the unlimited law suite out of health insurance, get the state protection and laws out of the business. Let people select and pay who they want. Get the government out of telling companies what they will and won’t pay people control by buying what they want to pay for.

  • BW

    This is a preemptive strike on Rick Perry should he decide to throw his hat in the ring as a presidential candidate. Should Perry enter the race this will give him a platform to speak about immigration issues that Romney hasnt had to deal with.

    • MIKE AVERY

      RUN,RICK,RUN. WE NEED A REAL CONSERVATIVE WITH SOME SMARTS & GONADS TO STAND UP TO THOSE PROGRESSIVE/COMMIES WHO ARE ABOUT TO RUN OUR COUNTRY OFF A HIGH TRESTLE,NOT MERELY OFF TRACK.

  • bigotae

    The statement by Romney that Texas has 25% uninsured does not account for the fact that Texas is over run with illegals which would account for a large part of that 25%.
    Which is another issue, getting control of the border. Where does Romney stand on that issue.
    I WOULD NOT TRUST ROMNEY period.

  • Lone Star Man

    In Texas, we believe that each person is responsible for himself. We pay county taxes to support the medical care of the indigent who need hospital care including illegal aliens. They do not go without medical care. Mitt Romney is a socialist disguised as a business man. I wonder how much money he made off government contracts and such. Mr. Romney is totally unacceptable for President just as is Mr. Obama.

    • Dan

      Romney was not attacking Texas….he was using Texas as an example of what is wrong-headed about national healthcare. Mitt has a record of people being self-sufficient, self-reliant, and taking care of the 3-4% of the people that can’t do it on their own.

  • Tony H

    IF folks have a better plan then what Obama provides then the organization with the better plan must pay a tax. So I guess all our local taxes will skyrocket as our Teachers and law enforcement get penalized for having great Healthcare. Their expense is our expense. The shortsightedness of politicians always amazes me. They never look at all the scenarios.

  • Donna

    We need a CONSERVATIVE! Tired of RepubliCON jobs. But the DemonRATS are the worst. But if we are stuck with Mitt, then I will vote for him. It’s anybody but OBAMA!

  • mack mccarthy

    The biggest issue threatening the USA today is Mexico. The CIA identified Mexico as the most dangerous country to the security of the USA in 1989. The border must be militarized. Thinking Rick Perry would be the person who could best deal with that issue. Sooner or later somebody real bad with a real bad weapon is going to cros that border. The GOP better get it’s act together real quick.

  • colter

    Lawyers,politicians,bankers,crooked businesmen,and garden variety greedy pigs, foisted this fiasco of regulation and law on us as we slept. We trusted our real security and our lives to the wolves of the world. And now we want them to please fix it for us so that we won’t be put upon or bothered by “all this nasty mess”! Gee, folks you think that we might have some real responsibility in all of this bulls..it? The country was not made by the likes of us. We are an inferior population compared to the Revolutionary warriors and common citizens that fought and bled and died for freedom. You cannot expect the fox in the hen house to save your sorry chicken butt from his teeth. No, we are really responsible for believing all of the lies when the truth was right there in front of us. This sorry argument about who is going to protect our welfare state from the crooks and theives and dictators who run this government, and keep the medi-care, or the social security safe, so that we can have our share of the socialist state is really sick. Ever think that if you suck off the government for your “whatever” that you are a parasite just like the people you condem for being flakes. Get off the tit. Otherwise it really does not matter what happens to your favorite socialism. You are going to be controlled by whatever you bite into.

    • Texas Pat

      You know what? Social Security and Medicare are not welfare. We have paid into it all our working lives and if it had been left alone and invested wisely, it could have worked. The Democrats first started robbing it and using it as a means to balance their budget, so as the years have gone by and they have attached all kinds of welfare programs to it, it’s gone and in debt. Don’t blame the responsible workers who worked all their lives and HAD to contribute to the misused fund. If it had been put into private accounts in the beginning where dishonest representatives could not have gotten their hands on it, then people would have what they invested in all their working lives. The lazy butts that never work would have to have gotten theirs some other way!!!

    • azwayne

      Exactly right, politicians used them to buy votes. Congress know nothing about insurance and is in control. Medicare and medicaid should NOT be used for prisoners, druggies, disabled (in mind only) citizens paid for social security and medicare if managed appropriately would be fine.

  • Don Young

    Standing behind Romney Care and the fact he supports the subsidy for the SCAM of producing ethanol is two strikes for me.
    Don

  • rgperrin

    If the Republicans play their cards as I expect them to, they will nominate Romney, and he will lose–unless that is, the economy in much worse in 2012.

    • MIKE AVERY

      God I hope you are wrong.But I wouldn’t be surprised.The east coast power brokers are sure to get one of their ‘insiders’ into the nomination. These people think the U.S.lies completely within the original 13.The rest of us are just ‘fly over people’.

    • Mountain Man

      Time for the ‘fly over states’ to tell the rest of the (non-productive) east and west coast states to take a hike? We’re the states that still are the producers of the wealth of this nation!

    • Frances

      WAIT A MINUTE!! Georgia was one of the original 13 and how “bout most of the Ga.banks weren’t allowed any TARP money..I
      know….our bank went under and never got a reply from Washington.,..You see we didn’t go
      for Obama so we were punished…The Eastern
      Establishment?You are right they think they
      know more than us poor common people…They
      think they know what is “best for us”…
      Phooey….for the sake of our country try to
      elect someone outside the “Eastablishment”
      GOP….Someone who isn’t a “flake” but who
      tells it like it is…wonder who THAT would be?

  • Peggy G

    Romney’s chances are nil because of Romneycare, which is also is deep financial trouble. His comment about “states like Texas” are a total turnoff. Texas is overrun with illegals, so of course the state has 25% uninsured! First of all, the taxes of legal citizens should not be confiscated to pay for health insurance for those who come to this country ILLEGALLY (note to dizzy Debbie Wasserman: this does mean they are CRIMINALS, not merely undocumented!). Second of all, shoving an unconstitutional government dictated, government run healthcare down our throats is an abomination. We don’t want it, period.

  • MIKE AVERY

    Sorry, Mitt. Besides the Mass.health care thing ,I just can’t vote for a L.D.S..I just don’t buy those ‘golden plate’ stories.And why is the B.O.M. written in Old English.No people or places in secular history line up with your book.Even the Koran does line up with true world history. And what about Mountain Meadows Massacre.If God told them to go kill the settlers & take their goods,I just don’t think He would blame the Native Americans.I just can’t see God being so chicken s***,as we say in bad old Texas. I just can’t see anybody that would buy all those ‘horsefeathers’ being My president. Of coarse if its a choice between You & O., then I’m in. Hoping it’s not down to that.That said,I know many Mormons & they are fine,clean,upstanding folks.I just love Donny & Marie & have seen Salt Lake City & it is spectacular.I just think you guys are miss-guided. That’.s still my right as a U.S.citizen .Let’s keep it that way,America

    • BigTomCat

      It’s too bad that you don’t subscribe to the constitution. YOu seem to be applying a releigious litmus test to the presidency, and that is not very American. Fact is that you are a bigot. Unless someone believes as you do about religion, something that has nothing to do with governance, you cannot support them. Sad. I thought we had pulled that monkey off the back of the American conscience. The LDS faith espouses good moral character, it admonishes members to obey law and follow to lawful dictates of legally elected public officials, it teaches it’s members to remain chaste, to be completely honest and forbids influence from within the church directly towards the government, asks for redress, as the constitution allows, but never interferes with officials outside of the 1st amendment. You will be held accountable for your votes. God will judge you by what you do in this election. Good luck with your soul when the time comes. Vote how you wish, but make sure that it is for the right reason, and not because of your religious bigotry.

  • http://patriotupdate Emily

    We need to pay attention to Representative Allen West…another “newbie” that we elected last Nov. from Florida…He was a 22 yr. armed service member, disciplined, intelligent, believes in our Constitution 100%, family oriented, Christian…I sure like him. Just go to his website and sign on with it and will get e-mails..usually daily.

    Check him out…

    • IGotAComment

      Allen West sounds [talks] good. I like his military background and his ‘principles’. He is the opposite of Obama. I look at the person, not his race. I will look at his stand on all the issues.

    • IGotAComment

      And another comment from the left leaning http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/01/06/137591/allen-west-obama-troop/

      Allen West has ‘walked his talk’ already, Obama has not got enough hanging to do what West has done in his life. Obama would throw his mother and has thrown his grandmother under the bus for political gain.

      O’DONNELL: In your lifetime, you’ve never once had the opportunity to vote for a president who would, as you put it, put himself in harm’s way as president. You want to retract that. I’m going to give you a chance to retract that suggestion that the president of the United States should put his life in harm’s way while president when visiting war zones. This is a chance to just apologize for it and move on.
      WEST: Lawrence, I’m not going to retract that statement, because I will tell you this — if I was sitting at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, I would fly into a combat theater and I would get out there and visit those troops wherever they are. That’s just the type of leader that I am.
      “I’m sticking with my guns,” West said later, still refusing to apologize, although he acknowledged that “no one is going to allow the president of the United States to be in a dangerous situation.”

      Watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PQRuLwuyto&feature=player_embedded

      West is correct — no one is going to allow Obama, or any other future president or high ranking government official, to be placed in a dangerous situation. So it seems that this is just another one of West’s baseless and gratuitous attacks on Obama. Perhaps we can look forward to seeing West join the troops on the front lines during an upcoming congressional delegation visit to Afghanistan?

    • Dennis Scharp

      Allen West would be a formidable candidate, one every conservative (regardless of party) could get behind. He is a no nonsense kind of leader, tells you like it is in no uncertain terms. Allen West is one of those people you would follow to the gates of hell and back knowing you would make it back. I would like to see a West/Bachmann or Bachmann/West GOP ticket.

    • azwayne

      He is a wonderful, correct politician, he said plainly he would honor his promise to constituents to fulfill his term, don’t expect to change a man with good conviction. Nice to talk about but time to be real.

  • http://! jb80538

    I bet some of those 25% don’t want to have insurance. If you can pay as you go (cash) you’re better off.
    Many of course are illegal immigrants and have free medical coverage through any emergency room.

  • http://PatriotUpdate Another Retired USAF M/Sgt

    Romney is too much like Obama. I think Palin is going to settle for the Arizona senate sit being vacted by Kyle. I really like Bachmann. She has the fire and you can understand what she is saying. I can feel it in my gut that she knows what the average person is feeling. She brings no baggage and she has as much experince as any and more than most of the field

    • azwayne

      I hope you are largely correct. We would certainly like to put sarah in senate. She would be able to do more there than media would allow her even as president. There’s still too much unchecked baggage for president. After term as senator would prove worth as president. Hope she has the patience. 2012 is critical but we should be able to groom for future too. I’m still for CAIN this time, no one sounds better and has proper background.

    • Captain PJ

      Bachmann is my first choice for the primaries. She’s aboslutely “brilliant.”

    • Bree,

      We’ve heard you Captain dear, just didn’t know you put such a high priority on the “brilliant” one. Oh, and could you learn to speak softly and not carry such a big stick….that is ok for law enforcement but you’re starting to scare me.

  • buddha12

    What does everyone think about Allen West?

    • PAUL

      Great VP person needs more expierience

  • IGotAComment

    Is this what we need for America? Dang right Romney is saying it is ‘good’ for Massachusetts are he is not advocating for ‘America’ in general. The only thing I see is that it is less intrusive in the lives of individuals. NOTE: “About 94 percent of state residents were insured before the law took effect in 2006.” So the law insured about 5-6% more people.

    The are a lot of complaints about ‘waiting times’ and services. If it was so good, other states would be wanting to implement it.

    From the ever ‘left’ leaning ABC News so I have to question some of the truthfulness … but they probably have some of it right:
    http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/05/has-mitt-romneys-massachusetts-health-care-law-worked.html

    “Probably the biggest achievement its supporters can tout is the number of people that are now insured. More than 98 percent of Massachusetts’ residents now have insurance, including 99.8 percent of all children, making Massachusetts’ rate of uninsured the lowest in the United States. About 94 percent of state residents were insured before the law took effect in 2006.

    Under the law, health insurance for adults earning up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level, and children of parents earning up to 300 percent of that level, is fully subsidized.

    About 77 percent of private companies are providing health insurance to their employees, compared to 70 percent before the law was passed, according to the office of Gov. Deval Patrick. The law requires that all employers with more than 11 full-time employees make a “fair and reasonable” contribution toward their workers’ health plans or face penalties.

    The mandate that requires all state residents to carry health insurance has also proved to be effective. About 97 percent of taxpayers are complying with that requirement.

    The law, however, has failed to curb rising costs. While implementation of the law itself didn’t put a major dent in the state’s budget — according to an analysis by independent group Massachusetts Taxpayer Foundation, the increase in net spending for the law was just 1 percent in fiscal year 2010 — it hasn’t reduced overall costs for policy holders.

    Private spending per member grew by 15.5 percent on average between 2006 and 2008. Meanwhile, average premiums for full insurance increased 12.2 percent from 2006 to 2008, according to the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy.”

    End of article.

    Another article “5 painful health-care lessons from Massachusetts” at http://money.cnn.com/2010/06/15/news/economy/massachusetts_healthcare_reform.fortune/index.htm

    is a fair article on what is going on TODAY. The ABC article doesn’t talk about how good the plan is today.

  • Debra Garrard

    If you want true change in Washington, you owe it to yourself, your children and future generations, to find out who HERMAN CAIN is. He represents our chance for true change; back to our forefathers founding principles reflected in the U.S. Constitution. Everyone else currently on the playing field has too much political baggage and too many favors owed to those who would keep us enslaved.

    • Lostwages

      Gee, didn’t we hear the same song and dance about the “Big O”? Oh, OK, this time it’ll be different! Don’t count on it! I have seen no one I would vote for yet. I think it’s too early. I do feel we all need to come together before the election with one person to vote for or the “Big O” will win!

    • Charlie Kincaid

      Christians need to think long and hard before they support Herman Cain.

    • azwayne

      You have the most important and correct comment here yet.

    • PAUL

      IMO another great VP under Republican president could be president in 2020

  • Duane Bass

    Rino Romney has some time to really state his case, and he better do it, as Trump i ready to run as an independent, and this would really guarantee that Øbama would win. ..
    What are we going to do?
    ANYBODY BUT ØBAMA!

    • PAUL

      Trump said friday “he wont run on third party”

  • Mary Allen

    People in Texas need to remember not to vote for Romney in 2012 including all the other states who don’t want his care or O’s care.

  • RAM

    What he doesn’t say is what that 25% consists of. Once again, the political talk is on, and the FACTS don’t seem to matter. About half that are illegal and the other half would rather pay cash, like I have, than get government involved, which for me gives me a discount, since all the money goes to the actual ones doing the work (doctor and nurse). In his own words he calls himself out, and the FACT Texas has produced most the jobs since this administration began, and California and Mass have be the exact opposite. Just another ‘Progressive lite’, but still another Progressive that destroys our Republic, after he made a profit off Free Enterprise!

  • Lostwages

    All I can say is; THANK YOU TEXAS!

  • Mike Dorsey

    We need a patriot who lobes his country, who is not about him self! Oliver North comes to mind. If this country is so split as it is willing to choose a man like Obama who is and willing to alter the Founders intent, then maybe the last thing we do is split the country to save half! Pretty radical I know but we are on the brink of on return or past the brink!

  • Amanda Dewis

    My very first choice for a republican candidate for 2012 is Mr. Herman Cain. If you have not heard of this conservative, common- sense, no-bull American, you must! I promise you will not be disappointed! Go to hermancain.com. He is a LEADER! He believes in the Constitution AS IT IS WRITTEN, and is someone who can turn this country around!

    • Charlie Kincaid

      But he wants to appoint Muslims to our government. We can’t afford someone like that. We already have him in the White House, and Cain isn’t as strong on immigration as he should be. Huckabee was the one for the job, and he’s not running.

    • dfrank

      You can thank Huckabee and his sucessful effort to keep the Mormon out of the White House for our having Obama there now. Thanks a lot Huck.

      You likely helped. Way to go, Charlie. …

    • azwayne

      Thank you for showing common sense

  • David USAF

    One thing that needs to be done to bring down the cost of health care is Tort Reform. The biggest reason health care is so high is that there are so many people willing to try to take doctors and hospitals for everything they have to try to get rich. The cost of health care needs to come down and nothing Obama or Romney have planned will do this.

    • MIKE AVERY

      Texas,under Perry,just passed a ‘loser pays’ law that should help to remedy this problem.

    • azwayne

      You are correct, only part. There are hundreds of things that need to be done to make health care reasonable. I can’t understand why no one does anything about that. But the federal government management of medicare is the problem of ridiculous costs.

  • Christine Gravel

    If the Republican nominee is a monkey that holds up a sign and it says I will defund Obama care I will vote for him.Anyone but Obama !!

  • http://www.obamasucks.tv john

    The only differences between Obama, Romney, and Newt is one calls himself black and the others call themselves white.

    Like slavery to the state is better for people in Massachusetts. I will vote 3rd party and throw away my vote before I vote for Romney. Heck, I might run in GA as a 3rd party ( I did it for GA-4) if either Romney or Newt win to make sure they lose my home state of GA.

    Gov. Weld left office with almost a billion dollars in the black (in 1990s $) after Puke Carrass buried it in debt, and was STILL cutting taxes. Look what the so called mASS republicans did to the state after that. No thanks, at least with Obama I know who the enemy is.

    • PAUL

      people like you are dangerous

  • Charlie Kincaid

    Herman Cain is a not the man for the job! Anyone who would appoint a Muslim individual to into our government is no better than the current liberals! We have enough foreigners running the country already! We need a Christian conservative candidate right now!

    • azwayne

      You couldn’t show more idiocy, but no doubt a PAUL supporter they’re the only ones that pick on Cain, don’t like competition. You either don’t know enough to sort and rationalize facts or intentionally misuse. No one can eliminate a job because of religion. He didn’t say he was looking for them to hire. He appoints and hires based on abilities. But typical challenged use, arrange, form statements as make publicity. You’re recognized, definitely NO VALUE.

  • MIKE AVERY

    This candidate has as much chance of winning the election as last weeks hash has of being served in a 5 star restaurant.Both are warmed over leftovers. Get Rick To run !

  • bob

    its not working in massachusetts either.it is an onerous burden on the people paying the bills. pols never stop spending other peoples money. give theirs away and then live day to day like the rest of us workers

  • will not take it any more

    I have read all the comments you would be loyal supporters of the constitution are spouting and have not heard one of one mention the fact that Obama is not supporting shutting down the border and that would take care of the 25% for Texas. I have paid taxes all my life and being a native Texan I am sick of the hearing about this insurance scam ( ObamaCare) and (Romney Care). Neither of them has had to work a day in their lives in the trenches like the rest of us. They don’t need the health insurance and so they don’t give a damn what we are stuck with. Just another politicians snow job because it does not apply to them. Make these jackasses sit in a waiting room at the local clinic as I have done and hope they will let you set the payments up so they will just agree to see you when you are in intense pain from an illness and watch all the illegals and minorities walk up and go right in and not pay a damn dime and if there are any charges they just don’t pay them and make the costs keep rising. It is not a Dem or Rep problem it is a illegal immigrant problem. Deport their sorry butts and we will not have a health care issue. Make the rest get a job and get off welfare and we won’t have a health care issue. It is all an entitlement and illegal immigrant problem and the sooner you folks admit it and get on with stopping it the quicker this country will turn around. Politically incorrect? Damn right and so are you left wing pinko faggots that try and ruin the country. Get out.

  • http:Google Connie B.

    Got that right about Mitt being a Lib. He sure won’t get my vote. And as for Cain? Wouldn’t be so quick on your assessment of this candidate. There is that Federal Reserve connection. He’d have to explain himself on that one. He could be just another Obummer in disguise. And I’m not touching on the fact that he’s black either.
    Getting downright sick of that business..

  • GladysMP

    Long ago I read where Obama had his advisors to get busy digging up all the dirt they could on every POSSIBLE Republican candidate, so beware of any negative items regarding any potential Republican candidate until you are sure the things you read are true. With Obama’s puppetmaster George Soros donating heavily to 30% of the major news outlets (according to net reports), the liberal press, magazines and TV stations are willing to print or broadcast anything harmful to Republican candidates. Listen to what the candidates themselves say…not what the media tells you. It is easy to see why Obama would love to get rid of Fox news.

  • http://www.johndummett.us/about.html Leisureal

    CHECK OUT THIS MAN WHO IS A TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOT AND RUNNING ON HIS OWN”DIME”!
    http://www.johndummett.us/about.html
    You may have to copy and paste but here is a man who is already in the race and buikding support as people read his website information. If an unkown with a Muslim name can make it, why not an American

  • buddha12

    Maybe if Trump runs as an independant, it would be good for the Republicans. If I remember correctly, if noone gets the required electoral votes, it goes to the House of Representatives for a vote. Isn’ the majority of the house the Republicans??

    • Dennis Scharp

      Before you count on the House of Representatives picking the next resident of the White House you need to make sure the GOP has a candidate worth her/his salt. Trust me on this; Rommney isn’t it! As a matter of fact, those who have declared thus far don’t stand much of a chance.

    • buddha12

      Dennis, I agree with you. Just seeing if I can get someone to jump in. Since I don’t trust ANY of our elected reps, I would love to see them ALL thrown out and start over. I am an avid supporter of term limts, and NO retirement pay for anyone in the national congress.

  • BigTomCat

    If Romney is the nominee at the convention, we had better get behind him, or we WILL be subjects to the Kingdom of Barry the first. Our glorious Great Leader WILL in fact affect the changes he has had in mind when he no longer needs to worry about getting re-elected. We cannot stand 5 more years of Barryonomics, and much worse than that, he WILL turn this country from a private sector economy to a public sector economy, and further suppliment his base, enacting even more draconian laws and restrictions. That is the key word: restrictions. Romney pledges to remove restrictions that are onerous and taxes that are prohibitive to economic growth and in building up America’s industrial strength. Why would any business or company want to operate or stay in America with the current laws and taxes? If they do, they are gluttons for punishment, or they are masochists, pure and simple. If Romney is to be the Republican candidate that takes on Obama, and third parties fanatics put up a “TEA Party” third party candidate, we WILL have Obama for 5 more years. Is that what is best for America? By the way, I was not asking that question of liberals. We all know where you are casting your lot. If you remember what happened to the Bush, Clinton and Perot race don’t you? Perot got Clinton elected, taking away hardline conservative votes that could have kept Clinton out of the White House. Do you want the responsibilty of re-electing Obama on your souls?

  • FireMall

    All the conservatives hear that think Romney is a sincere politician are as hood winked as the Obama Liberal Zombies..
    If Mutt is the best the GOP can dig up “we The People” are about to get another 201o pack of BS lies from the Repug-less-nuts campaigners
    Do none here recall that Obamacare was the Repug’s main campaign issue ?
    Seems I can’t recall all Repugs in the House that were elected & or Re-elected that didn’t “PROMISE” to Kill Obamacare.
    Now: Think about it. The Repugs have their eyes on the Mandated HC taxes . Exactly as the Demons do. Any Politician that is going to use Obamacare for their Primary campaign issue is going for the Trojan Horse seat and has no True Intentions of going against Obama Care. If it was Not a fact, Obamacare would have already be declared Un-Constitutional and Defunded during the current Legislature . Period .
    Only fools would vote for a Self-Admitted liar Demoncrud and what’s even more sad, only people grasping at the straws Of America’s Last hope will vote for Repugs.
    Hate to say it but I’m going Independent and be Hoping for a Change for something better. Of course when the Pickings are already coming from the bottom of the rotten apple barrel the worst candidate has to be a step up from what “We” have now.
    Also- Looks like the Newby Repug representatives ended up Exactly where I knew they would. Locked Out of any Legislative processes and Powerless against the Dishonorable Lifer Politicians.
    Remember this each & every time one considers voting for an Incumbent.

    Neither Party is afraid of “we The People” or how “We” vote. It’s really strange how the Worst Incumbents Never seem to be Fired ,Year after Year.
    IMO- There is no way that the Voters can be ignorant enough to vote these Enemies Within back in over & over. Which only leaves voter fraud and or, the electoral college as the perps keeping the worst of the worst in office.

    • mesaman

      You may think of yourself as an independent but you come across sounding more like a Teutonic skinhead. Similar to the type you find in the ranks of the anarchists. I doubt if Mitt or any other candidate for president would do well with you in their corner.

    • Elaine

      You have no clue what you are talking about. Yes, I disagree with the healthcare bill; however, he did NOT “allow” or agree with the Mosque on Ground Zero like Ron Paul did!
      Follow the $$. Bloomberg (NY Mayor) was paid off.
      Personally? I’d rather see Rick Perry (TX Gov) run! He stood up to Obama and protects Texas along the border…from the Texas Budget! Yet, there it is still not enough.

    • Curtis

      I agree. Paul is not worth effort. Perry’s got the balls to call them like they should be. He stands up for freedom and liberty. Without Perry, West will not run, the GOP will let down the American people for another time. They never learn their lesson.

    • John

      Perry doesn’t stand for freedom and liberty. He unashamedly pushed an agenda to force girls to get the HPV vaccine against the advice of pediatricians. And when he was called on it, he got even more beligerant. He finally gave it up, but not after losing the support of many conservatives like me.

    • pat78

      Not Perry! He’s a RINO, Buideberg wannabe. I think Herman Cain has the kind of business experience we need to save our country from becoming something other than America.

    • Curtis

      Also, Bloomberg freely admits his ideas are radical and counter to what this country and its people want and need.

    • http://patriotupdate.com ladykroft

      Uh…Rick Perry backed down from the TSA when they threstenend to stop all flights in or out of Texas. If I was Perry, I would have called their bluff. Stopping all flights by the TSA would have not been a good thing for the TSA…they would have backed down. So, Perry would not be my choice.

    • http://patriotupdate.com BIll Lynes

      Gov Perry DID NOT back down from
      TSA! It was the Spinless Lt Gov. that talk the State Legislature to back down!!!! But Gov. Perry hasn’t said he would RUN. I would love to see a BACHMANN/PALIN (or Visa vera= PALIN/BACHMANN) ticket, NOW THAT’S A PAIR TO DRAW TO!!!!!

    • Jim

      Well du, what you would do is “hurt the Texas economy”, real brilliant>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • http://PatriotUpdate Lubbockscatwoman

      Perry did NOT back down. It was the Texas Legislature that got all scared and immediately backed down from TSA. Perry has the backbone to stand up to anybody. If you knew him personally like I do, you’d know this. Also, if you read a Texas newspaper or listened to Pratt-on-Texas, you’d know exactly what was going on in Texas.

    • bitterclinger

      Perry also supported the Trans-Texas Corridor…. a big part of the push towards a North American Union. Might want to get ALL the fact b4 endorsing someone.

    • Randy

      Exactly. Perry attended Bilderberg. This is a dead giveaway for being a globilist neocon. Full of $hit self-proclaimed conservative. Fed up? Yeah right! He’s a fraud and so is his CIA leutinant. Herman Cain worked for the FED in Kansas City. With that I can’t trust him. Paul has a tried and true constitutional record.

    • http://www.reformdc.com nax777

      Sucker born every minute.
      It is irrational to think that any single payer social program will work. It is irrational for nations to tax its way out of poverty. It is irrational to help overpopulated poorer nations by becoming one. It is irrational to believe that a power convinced that you have nowhere else to go will do your biding.

      A true Conservative and a true Liberal agree on one thing though for different reasons. Any single payer social program is a nutty idea! Now each believes that it’s not so nutty as long as their side is managing it. Pubs and Dems call rational people cruel, heartless nut cases. Rational and irrational also no longer hold true meaning.

      Replace the powers with citizens that can be immediately removed by citizens and never serve for a life time. We must take control ourselves. Please join with us at Goooh.com you might be able to click on my name. This will take you to my link page that links to Goooh.com, NumbersUSA.com and SBA-list.org.

      P.S. Have you heard of “you cut” @ http://majorityleader.gov/YouCut/

    • carolin

      I think Mitt is an honest man who has lots of business experience and can get our economy out of the ditch. He isn;t a corrupt politician like that bunch in white house now.

    • http://n/a Ray F. Broussard

      I’m not certain just what a Repug is, but I agree with you about Romney. If you are lookng for a new voice take a view of Herman Cain. He is a fresh new face. He has no ties to any of the establishment people and no money so everyone is writing him off already, bud don’t count him out yet.

    • Charlie Kincaid

      Cain is great until you get under the surface and see that he’s soft on immigration and admitted he would appoint Muslim to our government. As a Christian conservative, I can’t bring myself to vote for him.

    • ComeRide TheWhale

      CK–Do you think Jews should be allowed to serve in the cabinet?

    • ONTIME

      Do jews preach overthrow of the government by violent means? There’s a hell of difference between a jews thinking and islam submission. Judeao-Christian is the founding priciple of this country and your question is moot.

    • http://PatriotUpdate k. zaler

      your comments about Jewish being the most violent religion is so on target. they were so violent against the poor nazis during WWII that they lost millions. After a few thousand years and following the holocaust it seems they finally got the idea to not go passively to slaughter and you say they are the violent ones. really?
      who are the suicide bombers?

    • ComeRide TheWhale

      The Zealot Party in Jesus day certainly did preach violent revolution.

      One of the ideals our country was founded on was the freedom of religion. It is not a Chrisitan or a Jewish nation but a land whre everyone is free to follow whatever religion you would like or no religion at all if that is your choice.

      One is free to be a Muslim here and to serve in the government. Excluding Muslims is anti-American.

    • K

      The enemy of Israel used to be the surrouding arab countries. While they still are, Israel’s greatest enemy now is Obama. The Jewish people have a perfect right to use violence to defend their religion and their country.

    • http://gmhouchens.com George Houchens

      To all those who claimed that Herman Cain would put a muslim in his cabinet, check your facts! I listened to his response and that was NOT what he said! He said that if he found an extremely well qualified muslim that had a history of putting our constitution and bill of rights FIRST over sharia laws, then he would CONSIDER that person. He also added that he didnt expect to find a serious muslim who would fit those qualifications.
      THAT is what he said on his later interview! So please stop spreading falsehoods!

    • http://PatriotUpdate Lubbockscatwoman

      You know people are afraid of a good candidate when they have to distort what the person said, or out-and-out tell lies about the person. Rick Perry has a good political track record (with very few exceptions) and Herman Cain is a good outsider to consider. At least Herman has exact plans for what he thinks need to be corrected in our government and doesn’t just talk generalities. At least the GOP now has a chance to offer up something besides “Democrat Lite” like they did in 2008.
      I totally agree with you about Cain! Hope he gets some money to back him. It’d be nice to have some common sense and integrity in the White House again, while we still HAVE a country.

    • Patrick Henry

      I agree, people get excited by one debate, but we need to get “under the surface” like you mentioned. With Romney we know mostly his record and that record is pretty good, and I believe he would make an effective President, especially with a more Conservative Congress.

    • Magnolia

      I like most of what I have heard from Cain, but I’m uncomfortable knowing that he did have a position with the Federal Reserve Bank. He is too new yet and unvetted and I will NEVER do that after what happened with Obama. I didn’t vote for Obama, saw through him almost immediately, but a lot of people were badly fooled. EVERYONE gets a thorough vetting from me, I will never immediately jump on a person’s bandwagon without a lot of close scrutiny. That said, I will no doubt cast my vote for ANYONE BUT OBAMA!

    • http://blog.nay.org Blaine

      To Charlie Kincaid: The Constitutionm (Article VI) prohibits a religious test. It therefore would be unconstitutional to deny Moslems an opportunity to serve based on religion. I’d always take a Moslem who follows the Constitution over a Christian who doesn’t!

    • Bev

      I have some concerns about Romney IF he is a devout Mormon and not just in name only. Mormons say women need their husband or bishop to call them up to heaven where they will be eternally pregnant. So much for women on their own right. They also only changed their views of Blacks when BYU was going to loose its tax exempt status. Also a devout Mormom has to go to the Temple to do Temple rights. No one but a Mormon in good standing is allowed. That means his Secret Service Agents have to be Mormons in good standing with the church since a President can’t go any where with out them. I don’t think they are going to just stay outside the Temple. Romney can hold whatever religious views he wishes but the Temple part is a securtiy concern unless he is not a Mormon in good standing with the church.

    • http://roygoinart Roy

      Personally I like two women in charge, and Herman as secretary of state.

    • Charlie

      Actually, in that scenario, I like Herman Cain as either Secretary of the Treasury or Commerce better than state, although he’s a proven negotiator, there are differences between negotiating a business deal versus international peace and treaties.

    • http://patriotupdate jlbs

      Alan West for Secretary of State!

    • carolin

      I kind of liked him but would never vote for anyone soft on immigration.

    • Chuck

      Cain has no connections? Are you kidding? Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City!!! No connections?

    • CaroleinOr

      I’m supporting Herman Cain. He’s a man who doesn’t know the establishment of politics, rather he is a problem solver. I would rather have a person who wants to secure our borders, cut off aid to foreign countries who want to do us harm, abolish the IRS, repeal Obamacare. The list goes on and on…

    • CapricornOne

      Nice comment Firewall, well said. I like many of the other comments I see also. Shows that many Americans have woken up to the reality of our political state of things.

    • Vickie

      This is exactly right on! However there is only one incumbant worth voting for, and that is Dr. Ron Paul; he is the exception to the rule because he keeps getting voted back in because he believes in the Constitution, and the people of Texas know this. He is the only one who will do what is right for this country. He will get rid of Obamacare, balance the national debt, plus get rid of the Federal Reserve, and the IRS! But the problem is he seems to be too revolutionary for most americans, but he is exactly what we need. If we want to save America, we must get behind this man to make sure he get elected. Are we ready to fight for this man?! Sadly to say I don’t think Americans are quite ready because we Americans are fighting alot brainwashing we have suffered over the years. I hope millions of Americans wake-up before its too late. We have such a man who will do all the right things for this country. We can win, but we have to really fight for the right man to get in, and that is DR. Ron Paul!!

    • http://roygoinart Roy

      Ron Paul is excellent except for libertarian ideas.

    • Poorman

      We are forgetting one important fact. No sitting president will eliminate anything, especially a GOP president by himself. To effect change he needs a majority in the Senate and the House and then he may get something done. Soros has a monoply on the media and the Dems were the party of no with Pres Bush and so virtually nothing was accomplished as there were too many RINO GOP members who acted just like the Dems. The election focus needs to be on the President AND both houses. That was the mistake with Cain/Palin that Pelosi got away with starting the economy spiral (DOW peaked in July 2007 after Pelosi brought change to WA. She should have been in every advertisement and not let the House go to the dogs. Even more important than the Presidency is to keep the house and get the Senate back and then be the party of no if necessary to stop Obama from obeying his puppet master – Soros. No president can over come Soros, the unions, the liberals, the lawyers, Hollywood and the media of which the who group is liberal and anti-conservative. Reagan was able to fight through all the nay sayers with strong leadership – which is badly lacking in Washington these days.

    • Allen

      Anybody can get by Soros if they really want to. They just have to know how to say NO and mean it.If all else fails deport him.

    • nik

      @allen

      He’s a US citizen. Where would you deport him to? Brooklyn?

    • CW>Ross

      I will suport DR Ron Pauil all the way

    • M. Thoms

      Your support will be wasted because there is no way he can win.

    • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

      Romney is a wolf trying to wear sheep’s clothing.

    • http://blog.nay.org Blaine

      Perhaps key to his chances of winning the Whitehouse, Romney’s history on moral issues so closely parallels Obama’s, most voters may see no reason not to vote for the incumbent!

      As a fellow Mormon, I will not vote for or support a candidate based on his religious affiliation (especially if his actions are grossly incompatible with the moral stands taught by his religion) any more than I will for the color of his skin or his political party affiliation. These three criteria are invalid measures of a candidate. Any voter who thinks they are valid measures is part of the problem and should be ashamed.

    • ChefM

      Republican Mitt Romney was elected Governor of one of the most Liberal States in the Union. You are correct, blind as an Obama zombie if anyone thinks he was elected because he was a true Conservative.

    • Louis Klar

      Fire mall: I have to agree with you and writ this so that as conservatives we understand that we are a self supporting group of individuals who think as individuals. I was listening to Neil Bortz beat up on Sarah Palin earlier. YOu and I may very well have opposing views of this woman ( her voice gets to me) but she does have within her that which we are seeking. She is a full blown non compromising conservaative. We do not have one of those on the proposal list at this time except mabye Mr . Cain. She is becoming seasoned and knowledgeable. Yet she scares the beJesus out of the beltway ( both parties) If you strictly ook at it from that perspective what the beltway is saying is that she will turn over the kettle of politics and reinstate constitutional leadership. I ask you firewall if not her or at the outset Bachman who ….please sir who. I have no confidence in our party at this time…none…..

    • pat78

      Palin screwed up when she backed Perry for Gov. re-election over Debra Medina. She may be a Rino in sheeps clothing, or just ignorant as to what our nation needs. In any case, from a female perspective, I wouldn’t want her at the helm of our nation.

    • AZ Don

      I am not supporting Obamacare. I believe it must be repealed. It is not just healthcare in that bill, there are over 2700 pages if it were just healthcare it would not need to be so large. The Affordable Healthcare bill, otherwise known as Obamacare is much more about the destruction of our liberties and capitalism than creating a Healthcare plan that is acceptable. In other words Federal Government control over the citizens.

      Furthermore, I refuse to support any one candidate for the republican nomination for president, at this time and also will not criticize anyone currently running for president except Obama. If the candidates tear each other apart it will make it much easier for the liberal progressives to win. If the attitude of the conservatives, belittles other candidates we risk alienating so many conservatives Obama will wind up being reelected. We as a nation cannot afford that!

      At this point I refuse to criticize anyone. No one is perfect, no candidate currently declared a candidate is anywhere near as corrupt, or as big a threat to our freedoms and way of living, as Obama. Consequently, attempting to degrade any conservative at this point is only supporting Obama.

      Anyone who now advocates criticizing a conservative is advocating for Obama. Furthermore, anyone who finds fault with the conservative members of congress because they have not yet de-funded or repealed Obamacare does not know how government works. These things do not happen overnight. Also rushing into something so important can only cause other problems. It is much more important to do this right than quickly. In government “haste makes waste” is very true.

      I hope you and the others who think they have the only solution reconsider that position and allow things to work themselves out. I have considerable confidence in the American people and barring further corruption during the up coming election believe things will be fine. I hope reason prevails and we are able to recover from all the bad things Obama has forced on our great nation by electing someone in 2012 who has only the welfare of this nation in mind and not trying to promote themselves.

    • Texas Granny

      Look for the most corrupt election that ant of us has seen, Obama has no plans on leaving.

    • Allen

      I will not vote for anyone but tea party. No rhinos and no democrats period.

    • http://! Bobcat

      Romneycare is as bad as obamacare, NO to both

    • Dominick Ignoscia

      I heard the Romney interview, and while I am not a big fan of his, I think ,in fairness, your interpretation is flawed.
      He said that there were things about the Mass. plan that were not working and if he were still governor he would try to change them. This can be done if health care were done on an individual state by state basis, which he supports. His reference to Texas was in the context of what might work in Massachusetts might not, and probably would not work, in Texas. He contends that the one size fits all national plan is unworkable and he would repeal it. He also thinks it’s not constitutional and thinks it will be overturned by the Supreme Court.

    • AZ Don

      You are correct, thank you for having an open mind and not allowing others to influence your opinion.

    • Sharon

      I am skeptical of anyone who wants the government to decide my healthcare. State or Federal. Free market is the solution. I don’t hear Romney saying that.

    • Deb

      Vote for Ron Paul. He understands the issues, has the courage to confront them, and a voting record to prove it!

    • Martin

      Your comments are basically on the money except for one.
      A vote for an independent may be the honorable thing to do, but will ultimately be a vote for Obama and the dems.
      You need to think carefully before you get on the Independent Bandwagon.
      Even tho I agree with you in principle, we cannot afford 4 more years of Obama, period. End of sentence. If he gets 4 more years, we might as well annex Mexico and Brazil, turn our Fed Reserve over to China— you get the point Oh, and did I mention that the law about Horses not being slaughtered for either Human or animal consumption- When all else is gone, you eat what you can kill.
      Thank the Founders for the 2nd amendment, by the way. That is the only thing that will ensure that our Constitution and Bill of Rights are upheld.

    • ELLEN

      CONSERVATIVES MUST UNITE. A THIRD PARTY OF VOTERS (INDEPENDENT, TEA PARTY, REPUBLICAN) WILL SPLIT CONSERVATIVE VOTES AND HAND OBAMA A VICTORY. REMEMBER HOW CLINTON WON WHEN ROSS PEROT SPLIT THE VOTES.

    • Texas Granny

      Agreen, but we can’t continue to settle for the lesser of two evils like the candidates we get from the RNC.

    • ELLEN

      I AGREE.

    • Lee

      OK. Now, your comment sounds a great deal like a person who is gearing up for a try at the oval office himself!
      Will you man up and do so, or is talk cheap?

    • http://yahoo pat williams

      firemall,you are one stupid man! if you vote indipendent you are giving Obama a second term. the dems already have their base that will be loyal to Obama, you are splitting the remaining votes so they have 50% we have 25% each. anyone would be better for our country than Obama. THINK ABOUT IT!

    • CW>Ross

      This is so true we have to have only one running and every one else back that person

    • Jim

      Don’t these stupid SOB’s understand that we (Texans) don’t want any of their crap?

    • judy

      you got that absolutely right. if this is tne best then I will write in Peter Griffen from Family Guy. at least we know he is off center and know what to expect.

    • http://Twitter Tejanojack

      Here’s the deal folks. Demos want Romney nominated, because he can’t defeat Barry. Like Firemall, enough conservatives will vote independant to give Barry the win. Why do you think all of the lefty talking heads are bashing Palin for critisizing Romney? The Demos want Romney nominated, because they know he has the poorest chance of beating Barry, and even if Romney gets lucky and wins, the Demos know Romney is manageable, just like he was in Mass. Romney is an unprincipled flip-flopper, political hack. He’ll do and say anything to get elected and re-elected and he’ll sell out anyone to do it. Romney is the Republican version of Obama. Is that what you want Firemall? I know you don’t, so get busy now and get a good candidate nominated. V/r, Tejano Jack

    • Texas Granny

      You are absolutely right about the Dems/Romney, but we can’t allow the RNC to give us another candidate like John McCain.

    • Maurice E. Conatser

      like Texas? What does Rom mean how many people living between the ages 18 and 35, at least 25% of the total population who buys health insuranc at that age. I didn’t and I am now 92 and I do have health insurance because I need it that why.Rom is just plain out of touch with reality.

      MEC in Tenn.

    • Lloyd Goldrick, Albuquerque

      YOu post is one long stream of nonsequiturs. The GOP congress did vote to repeal Obamacare and it had no chance in the Senate as you well know, not because GOP did not support it there but because they did not have the numbers. What chance is there that BHO will sign legislation repealing his claim to fame? So in going independent you doom us to 4 more years of BHO and eliminate any chance of getting rid of Obamacare once and for all. Lacking logic altogether is your approach.

  • Texan

    Hey Mitt, the majority of that 25% uninsured in Texas are illegals and we are not interested in giving them any reason to stay.
    I will not vote for Romney. He is a liberal attempting to act like a conservative.

    • Larry W Chavis

      The same can be said of most of the Republican field. Every 2 or 4 years they sing a conservative anthem, and stab us in the back once elected.

      It’s time to end the phony two-party system…time for another Revolution, of sorts.

    • http://patriotupdate.com Rick

      2 parties — really?
      Republican, Democrat, Green, Libertarian, Independent, Socialist, “The rent is too damn high” (sorry couldn’t resist)

      Anyway, the point is – sadly, the president (currently) is going to be elected by having an R or a D by their name. I am afraid that is a fact at this time. What we DO need to do is keep electing TEA Party Constitutional Conservatives that will weed out the establishment Republican elites until the TEA Party replaces the Republican party from within.

      Even a lousy Republican will be better than obama — at least it might slow down the destruction of our country a little until we can get a Conservative that believes in the Constitution.

      Even Ron Paul is running for that R by his name because he knows that a Libertarian cannot win.

    • Frank

      push for term limits and end the seniority issue. Stop the pensions. 2 terms only, for all. That balso will stop the corruption and greed thats going on in Washington. Ever wonder why a politition doesn’t want to lose his job? Where else can you go and get a job making $174,000 a yr and after 4 years become a millionaire.

    • http://PatriotUpdate Lubbockscatwoman

      Amen, Frank! Term limits is our only hope of really getting things changed in Washington. And, they don’t need to keep getting paid once they are out of office. They can save for retirement like the majority of Americans do. If it’s good enough for US, then it darned sure ought to be good enough for them (though you know they won’t see it that way!).

    • http://roygoinart Roy

      when will it ever begin??????

    • http://! Bobcat

      Bachmann/Palin 2012

    • Lee

      Revolution–YES!
      Business as usual— No!
      Some of your remarks — eh!

    • ihatelibs

      It’s Cain or Bachman!

    • http://n/a Ray F. Broussard

      I don’t know much about Backman but I do know Herman Cain and he’s my man

    • Charlie Kincaid

      Watch Cain and his willingness to appoint Muslims.

    • Aristophanes

      charlie – read the previous post re this subject!! Herman Cain said if he could find a muslim who would put America and the Constitution first. He also said he doubted there was a muslim out there who could do that!!! Or are you a libtard masquerading as a conservative just trying to get true conservatives not to vote for a good man?

    • Charlie

      Mr. Kincaid,

      With all due respect, you are either:

      1. An idiot.
      2. Brain-dead.
      3. Illiterate.
      4. A tin-foil hat conspiracy theorist.
      or 5., a racist.

      The conservative and libertarian movement, and this country in general, whether liberal or conservative has neither need nor room for people such as those in aforementioned categories attempting to direct public discourse; as is, I think we have too many of them.

      Or, perhaps the other poster is right: you’re simply a control-freak leftist trying to stir the pot. Quite unsuccessfully from what I’m observing, too.

    • Texas Granny

      You need to go back and listen to his reply again and not just what you wanted to hear.

    • Vickie

      Herman Cain says alot good things, but you have to look at what he is doing. He says he will appoint Muslims to his administration, is this something we want? Do we also want somebody who serves on the Federal Reserve Board? Isen’t the Reserve Board part of the problem?. We as mericans think we need a Central Banking System, but we do not. WE did just find before the Federal Reserve came along. The Federal Reserve appointed when men met on Jekel Island in 1933; the Federal Reserve was put in for these men who wanted to get rich off the American people. and we think we need this system? We may as well cut off our right arm and be done with it, because that is exactly what we are doing to ourselves as long as this Federal Reserve is enforced.

    • http://roygoinart Roy

      WEll said. This establishment is not a government agency, an this is who receives the interest on our debt…………..

    • Aristophanes

      vickie, et al – and this is why I figure our country is screwed. You people want to nitpick at every little thing. obozo is the worst president we have ever had; but, you want someone who is perfect to run against him. Herman Cain is NOT pro-muslim like obozo obviously is – you are taking what he said out of context. Conservatives do not need lame stream media or demoncrats to trash our candidates, conservatives do a fine job of trashing our own candidates!!! STOP EXPECTING PERFECTION!!! Herman Cain sounds like the best choice we have. Get it together, otherwise, we will have another 4 years of obamanation and will have no one to blame but ourselves.

    • judy

      I agree cain is not the answer.

    • jake

      Vickie Girl you definitely need spell check. At least proofread what you are going to publish so you don’t make the readers of the posting think we of a like mind are incapable of posting an intelligent response. Do your homework girl—reread what you post!!

    • Texas Granny

      Vickie, for the last time get it right! Mr. Cain said that he would consider putting a Muslim in his administration if he could find one that put our Constitution and Bill of Rights before his own beliefs, but that he thought his chances of finding a Muslim like that slim to none! Do You Understand?

    • ComeRide TheWhale

      The reality is that the Republican establishment will NEVER allow Paul, Cain, Bachman, Santorum or Pailin to be nominated. You have 4 to choose from Romney, Pawlenty, Huntsman or Gingrich. If you don’t like them be prepared to vote for a 3rd party.

    • http://poemsforlife.net Beverly

      It’s being assumed that there will even be an election in 2012! I think there won’t be, but we can still pray and plan like there will be one!

    • ComeRide TheWhale

      Why don’t you think there will be an election Beverly?

    • Texas Granny

      I agree with you Beverly, I think the Liar-in-Chief will declare Marshall Law, then there will be no election. Obama knows we are on to him and we don’t like what we see.

    • Janet Lynn

      Come on folks, Gingrich already shot himself in the foot with his HEALTH CARE statements. There are more candidates to arrive so I would be so quick to name names……..Romney – BORING and too much baggage right out of the gate. I must have missed Cain saying he would appoint muslims to his cabinet. I’ll be listening for that. Love the comment that OBAMA Saved us………from what I ask. Things are ten times worse over the last two years than before he took office. He’s an incompetent boob

    • NIELS OLSEN kimberly, idaho

      AND A VERY COMPETENT COMMUNIST.

    • Texas Granny

      Janet, you can go to hermancain.com I believe is Mr. Cain’s website.

    • M. Thoms

      The Republican insiders want another “insider” that will “play the game” with them….and the Democrats!

      There is little to no difference between the two parties… One is just a little louder than the other.

    • Patrick Henry

      If we had a viable 3rd. Party that might be a good idea, but most likely it will just siphon off votes and ensure an Obama re-election. Better yet, we shouldn’t have ANY Parties, just vote for the candidates beliefs and credentials, if they are Conservative or Liberal. I like the Tea Party just as it is, a watchdog on people running for office, because if they were to become a 3rd. Party, they would end up like the other two Parties we have now. BUT, is there such a thing as a Conservative Democrat? NO! ! !

    • Vickie

      The only reason why Dr. Ron Paul is considered a long shot is because the American People want to vote for what is convenient. As long as we Americans are willing to settle for the next best thing that is all we are going to get, and quite frankly that is what we deserve. To get Dr. Ron Paul elected is going to take a long hard fight He has practically all the Media against who is going to pick him apart piece by piece except for a few alternative media. Take a stand for the best Candidate, that is Dr. Ron Paul. We must not believe whatever the media says that is bad against him, and tell the other candidates a bon voyage.

    • http://! Bobcat

      Bachmann Cain is for the muslims, that would be as bad as having obummer again

    • Texas Granny

      You’ve been drinking too much of the cocaine laced liberl kool-aid Bobcat, go back to sleep.

    • Texas Granny

      Oops, I meant liberal.

    • Lee

      I am extremely doubtful about Cain right now! He’s just too cozy with illegals, and I’m nor sure about Bachman! Will wait a bit longer before I make up my mind!

    • http://patriotupdate.com Rick

      I will not vote for Mitt Romney in the primary because he is not Conservative and he is the republican elite’s choice it appears – if they can’t get another McCain RINO. I will support Conservatives like Cain, Palin (if she gets in), Bachmann (if she gets in)– but in the General election against obama – I will vote Romney if he does in fact get the Republican nomination. That is the ONLY way we can get rid of obama and ANY Republican is better than obama!

      I didn’t like McCain – but I voted for him. Well, actually, I voted for Palin!

    • ComeRide TheWhale

      Same old same old the Republican establishment plays social conservatives for fools every time knowing that they’ll pull the R lever no matter who they pick or how they perform once elected.

    • Aristophanes

      and you knew how obummer would be once elected? Let me borrow your crystal ball!!!

    • Lee

      And the donkey heads don’t do the same?

    • am2sweet

      You are right about Texas. Regarding Massachusetts if his healthcare system is what they think is good then we have dumb rocks in a pile there. It is nothing more than socialized medicine which is a Nazi thing and one I don’t agree with. He’s likely to redo Obamas healthcare and make us take it. Again we’d have someone shoving something down our throats.

    • Dave

      “We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada. And I think now, isn’t that ironic?” –Sarah Palin, admitting that her family used to get treatment in Canada’s single-payer health care system, despite having demonized such government-run programs as socialized medicine that will lead to death-panel-like rationing, March 6, 2010

    • Lee

      It is true many Americans have gone across the border for Canadian medical assistance. Many Americans have gone to Mexico for the same reason. What strikes me as odd is that while Mexican medical facilities are pretty much what we have here, the Mexicans will come over the border to the U.S. for medical help. Sounds more like greener grass on the other side of the fence to me.

    • nik

      am2sweet am2uninformed. If socialized medicine in “Nazi” as you claim why then does Israel have it? Or is Israel a Nazi state? (By the way, Israeli health care is better and much cheaper than US health care, and covers everybody. Who has the best health care system in the world according to the World Health Organziation? France!)

    • Alton

      As a former Texan, thank God for Texas then, because they are trying to protect their Republic, unlike our president who is trying to destroy our country which is also a Republic. Mitt I am not sure you are the right fit.

    • judy

      I will take your Perry when he is done with the state dems causing trouble.

    • Patrick Henry

      You got that right, with 20-30 Million Illegal trespassers sucking our health care, education, welfare, etc dollars dry we will never have affordable health care until we fully Secure the Border, have Mandatory E-Verify, and Enforce our Laws…….

  • Mike Dorsey

    Herman Cain does sound good! ALL of them are a far cry from the Progressive in office! I do question if Truimp, who is no longer running (at this point) may be part of the big money elite club like the “Bilderburg” group, I don’t have any evidence but his wishy washy view of illegals rings an alarm in my head, that he could be apart of the problem! I’ve gotten to distrust the ultra rich for that reason alone! Would Romney fit that catigory, I don’t know.

    • http://! Bobcat

      Bachmann/Palin
      West about all that i see that are any good
      NO Romney or Cain

    • judy

      while I am leery of voting for a blackman I would take West. I think he is fast on his feet, no pun intended and cares about all Americans. I would like to see him paired with either of the ladies, prefer Sarah. Why is it Black,Indians,Hispanics,etc can be voted in yet it is almost taboo to put a woman in high office? Not all women need to ask a man about what their ideas should be. This country has still not come far enough.

    • Lee

      I have a dreadful feeling Romney would be far too willing to look the other way with illegals.
      I have known the family for years, but this one bothers me.

    • GWY

      The person in office now isn’t a Progressive. He is a hardcore communist!

  • http://patriotupdate.com Rick

    coggin – come on –
    “I don’t trust Cain yet. He has said he would possibly appoint a Muslim to the Cabinet”
    There is a diffence between a Muslim and a radical islamic terrorist – but you have to know what the person’s beliefs are so you can know how to evaluate their ideas or opinions. Herman Cain would be a good choice for Conservatives.

    As you can tell from all the posts – Romney is in huge trouble because if he is nominated – because he will not say that Romneycare was a mistake that at least only happened on the state level and he has learned so he can absolutely oppose Obamacare – now the dems can say there is no difference in him and obama and obamacare is off the table.

    I would like to have all the Republican candidates (and “pundits” – Rove, Morris and Krothhammer)asked if they will stand behind and support, and ask that all of their supporters to provide 110% support to the eventual Republican nominee? Will they all sign a pledge to this support?

    I do not support the “Republican Party” in the primaries. I support my Conservative (individual) candidates with my time, my efforts and my money. But I will support the Republican in the general election – as I hope and believe anyone that is striving to have the R by their name – because let’s face it, right now, only an R or a D is going to win the presidency – should support the eventual winner of the R for their name.

    Debra Medina, while running in the Republican Primary for Governor of Texas said if she did not get the Republican nomination, she would not necissarily be able to vote for the Republican nominee – she just lost my vote!

    Our mission, like has been said before – we MUST defeat obama and get his administration out of the White House.

    • Charlie Kincaid

      I don’t split hairs between Muslim and Islamic extremist when it comes to government appointments. If you will study what Islam is about, and Dr. David Jeremiah has a great book “What in the World is Going On? that reveals the truth about Islam, you will see that it’s not safe to appoint anyone who is a Muslim, as you never know what their actions may entail.

    • ComeRide TheWhale

      After reading the Hebrew Bible for many years, I don’t think there could possibly be a more violent religion than Judaism. If Muslims are excluded from the Cabinet because of their faith shouldn’t Jews be excluded as well?

    • http://roygoinart Roy

      Didn’t know they blew up people for virgins…………

    • ComeRide TheWhale

      Read the Bible for yourself–Their God commanded that they slay whole populations including women and children.

    • ComeRide TheWhale

      Deuteronomy 3:6 and there are many,many more references like it.

    • Dave

      Is this what you’re talking about Whale Rider?

      It baffles my mind that the Old Testament is still included with the Christian bible.

      Suppose you hear in one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their fellow citizens astray by encouraging them to worship foreign gods. In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully. If you find it is true and can prove that such a detestable act has occurred among you, you must attack that town and completely destroy all its inhabitants, as well as all the livestock. Then you must pile all the plunder in the middle of the street and burn it. Put the entire town to the torch as a burnt offering to the LORD your God. That town must remain a ruin forever; it may never be rebuilt. Keep none of the plunder that has been set apart for destruction. Then the LORD will turn from his fierce anger and be merciful to you. He will have compassion on you and make you a great nation, just as he solemnly promised your ancestors. “The LORD your God will be merciful only if you obey him and keep all the commands I am giving you today, doing what is pleasing to him.” (Deuteronomy 13:13-19 )

    • ComeRide TheWhale

      Yes, thanks for quoting the passage. Most Chrisitans I know consider the Hebrew Bible to be part of their holy text.
      My point is that people can not be excluded from the cabinet because of their religion. Judaism as you’ve demonstrated is filled with many violent texts.
      Christians don’t have such texts if you stick to just the New Testament but so called Christian nations have a long history of religious warfare and persecutions. That doesn’t mean a Chrisitian, a Jew or a Muslim shouldn’t be able to serve his country.

    • Frank

      read the koran and you will see what way a muslim will go. They are not allowed by their fake religion to make peace with an infidel. They are supposed to make you believe they like and repect you but it’s a lie. No where in the koran are yhe words (love, peace), but every verse has hate, kill and destroy. Reigion of peace, bull turds.

    • Lee

      It baffles me why so many Christians deny the Old Testament, and don’t want it included in any way, shape or form!
      All it is is a history of the human race, and unfortunately for the Christians, it does include things they don’t want to think about—like giant Gods who came from above, and mated with human women. Unfortunately for so many Christians, signs of those giants crop up occasionally, as with our tall NBA players and massive football players. If they are not giants, I don’t know what would be.

    • M. Thoms

      Excuse me but there is no difference between a muslim and a muslim terrorist! They both follow the Islam cult, they both follow the same Islam Laws…which is to kill the infidels and promote Islam by whatever means possible..

    • ComeRide TheWhale

      You might ask the natives of the America’s what they think about Christian terrorists. Horrible things have been done in the names of all religions not just Islam.

    • M. Thoms

      You don’t know what you are talking about! There are NO Christian terrorists! This country was founded on Christian values and it is still a Christian country.

      Islam is the most “blood-thirsty,” violet, and barbaric cult known to man. It has been that way for centuries and will never change. it allows pedophilia, killings and beating of women and children, and women are treated as chattel. Brave terrorist hide behind women and children as they use them for shields. These cowards do not fight but they run and hide in rat-holes after planting bombs to mutilate their enemies…How brave and honorable!… Don’t talk to Americans
      with any kind of pride in Islam! Go back to sawing off some more heads, beat up some more children, or some other such honorable duties of muslim men…

    • M. Thoms

      The “violet” should be “violent!”

  • Dennis, Retired USCG

    I am a 36 year resident of Massachusetts. I am not a liberal but I live in “liberal-land.” I watched “Romney-Care” be installed and have lived under the fall-out. Before Mitt put his grimy “mitts” all over healthcare here in liberal-land, getting to see my doctor was never a problem and the state budget deficit was not in a “perilous” condition. Now I never get to see “my doctor” (joke) and the best I can hope for is an appointment with a PA or nurse practitioner. Also, “Romneycare” has pushed the state budget deficit way long into the red. I don’t mean here to denegrate PA’s or nurse practioner’s. My experience is that many of them are better at what they do than the MD’s. Just making the point that if you want to see an MD you better be ready for a many month wait. We DO NOT need “Mitt” for president but we must can Obama or this country is toast.

    • http://PatriotUpdate Another Retired USAF M/Sgt

      Finally, someone who lives with it! I can’t understand why someone that sounds and acts like Obama! Too many people threw the cards in the wind in the last election for the sake of “CHANGE”,—and look what we got. After the last election, there was a video suvey taken with college kids about the candidates. 95% answered wrong and when asked who said what, only 2 gave the correct answer. People don’t listen. Obama told us what he was going to do with energy but “we the people” didn’t listen. I really like Bachmann but thats me. I really think she has what it takes.

  • Sir Wizard

    I have an idea Mitt…YOU CAN SECEDE! Then we won’t have to listen to your stupidity. If you end up being the Republican nominee, I’d vote for you, but then, I’d vote for Elmer Fudd to get Obama Bin Spendin outa there.

  • TommyGun

    Everytime one of those dumocrats leave
    Washington their seats have to be defumagated.

    • http://roygoinart Roy

      If we keep electing lawyers this is what we will get. Try to elect the common man for change….

  • Hal

    Why is everyone focused on how many don’t have insurance? If you do a timeline, you will see that starting in the 50’s and 60’s, insurance became a way of holding employees. Individual doctors, etc. were not wealthy enough to pay large awards in settlement by attorneys but insurance companies could. Law suits forced doctors, etc. to carry insurance and all that made it almost necessary for everyone to have insurance, so the escalation began and went totally out of control. If you want to control HC cost, start as Texas started, with torque reform and work backwards to eliminate insurance; another layer of cost and profit that primarily supports the greedy and a bunch of lawyers.

    • Jude

      It’s “tort” reform, the consequence of multimedia over reading.

  • John

    Allen West deserves serious consideration. A man of integrity, honor and adherence to the Constitution. He has demonstrated he is willing to fight and will not weasel out. Looks a damn sight better than the RINOs parading around now!

    • http://n/a Ray F. Broussard

      Who is Allen West?

    • Aristophanes

      Lt. Col. Allen West is retired from the Army. I have heard him speak on several things and he definitely is not afraid to voice his opinion. He is a true conservative who also knows muslim history. There is an awesome video of him, at a townhall meeting, letting a muslim have it!!! Allen West is a true conservative from the state of Florida (my state). I wish he would run for president; but, he does not seem to be interested.

    • Captain PJ

      Right now, Colonel west just wants to serve his congressional district. Give him some time.

    • http://patriotupdate.com Rick

      Alan West is a great great man and I supported him in Florida (from here in Texas) but I don’t believe he wants to persue that office at this time.

      I could support him if that is what he chose – but I support him staying where he is too if that is what is in his heart.

  • J

    If every state was like Texas, we would have the healthiest country on the planet and creeps like Obama would never come close to public office. Romney is just another big government, old line Republican, ready to sell us out for more power.

    • Marie

      We at least know how much trouble we are in with NOBAMA.
      But the saddest thing of all will be watching the GOP select another RINO.

      The Dems will be happy with another RINO, because it will secure NOBAMA for another term.

      If he gets in again, he will make it so he is KING.

      I bet it will be the end of democraTIC ELECTIONS as we know it.

      TRUST THE LORD. HE IS NIGH.

    • Hal

      You are so right about Romney. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and serves only the corporate world which he knows and understands, re: American Motors. We need only to take the yoke of government regulation and taxes off the backs of business to return to economic greatness but still need to protect the people in the process.

  • http://http/aol.com sean murry

    better keep an eye on Romney i hope he is not a rino.

    • GWY

      Romney is a RINO

  • Barbara

    You got that right Romney from what I know if your health care reform it’s ti costly and is not working out for the people of Massachusetts.
    Health care is not the same as it once was. There was a time when you went to the doctor and you could tell him everything that was going on, now you have to tell them the one thing that is of most importance never mind the fact that the two could be related.
    In fact it was I that had to insist that my husbands doctor look at his blood pressure because they were not paying attention to it.
    Some of our problems go to the doctors as well, those that just give medicine for money in pushing the drugs for pay back.
    We have a county hospital that made millions of the tax payers back. Though it is the best hospital now once you get in.
    Now don’t you think that a doctor should be held accountable if he removes the wrong limb? That’s like giving a person a drive a car and not hold them accountable if they crash into another car.

  • Charlie Kincaid

    Cain is dangerous with his desire to put a Muslim in government. He’s not strong enough on immigration. Rick Perry, on the other hand, would be an awesome president! Allen West, an American war hero, would stand up for what’s right.

    • http://n/a Ray F. Broussard

      Cain is dangerous only to the big spenders and left leaning big government types. He began by saying he would never put a Muslim in his cabinet and when criticized he backpedaled and agreed that possibly he would. He does not desire nor plan to do so. I am watching him and if he backpedals on anything else I will drop him.

    • M. Thoms

      Ray, you got that backwards! Cain said that HE WOULD appoint a muslim to a powerful position in our government! When the uproar started….THEN, he backpedaled! Lets get the facts right.

  • Ron

    You rightwingers are all a little crazy. You can’t go back to 1789 and nobody would want to.

    Bush and Obama saved our economy from a 1930 type depression. Nobody in the Republican party can bring jobs or 1789. All they will say is tax cuts and cut spending.

    Which spending do you want to cut? People will not approve of elimination of social security and medicare.

    • Charlie Kincaid

      Just stay in your little world….

    • Charlie Kincaid

      The liberal Dems wanting to raise taxes are what is killing jobs. Not the conservative agenda.

    • Ron

      We live in a democracy. That requires COMPROMISE. The majority still rules.

    • M. Thoms

      Actually, it is a REPUBLIC, and I wish the majority did rule.

      The tail wags the dog in this country because of the radical left and their political correct baloney..

    • http://n/a Ray F. Broussard

      What spending do I want to cut, all of it. I am even willing to cut defense a little bit but I do want to cut the heart out of Educational spending for that belongs to the states and little if any Federal spending on Education makes much difference and often makes problems for locally managed schools.

    • Charlie Kincaid

      I don’t agree with cutting Medicare or Social Security. They’re not welfare, we pay into those. If I’m not going to have it when I get old, stop taking it out of my paycheck. If you would stop giving all the help to the illegals, that alone would pay off much of the national debt and put us in a better financial situation as a country.

    • Joe

      Cut them all. They should be privatized. That is not the role of government.

    • Charlie Kincaid

      You can’t cut benefits to people who have paid in all their lives. That’s theft. Now, Dave Ramsey has tried for years to get them to privatize SS. It’s simple. The ones who are on it now, we can afford to pay for. Those who are not yet on it, they get tax breaks for what they’ve already paid in, and they invest in private investments. Make it a law, so they don’t blow all their money and then try to live off the government. Better rate of return and you’ll retire with more.

    • Mule Chewing Briars

      “Help” for illegals amounts to how much of the budget? Maybe .08%? When did Conservatives become such pinheads? The real elephants in the tent are Medicare/Medicaid (23%), Social Security (21%) and Defense (20%)

      You could fund an entitlement program whereby a person with skin darker than a grocery bag could go into a convenience store and receive a week’s supply of orange soda, Slim Jims and Hot Fries on demand, and it would disappear into the Federal Budget like a can of Dr. Pepper poured into Lake Michigan.

    • http://roygoinart Roy

      I don’t know where you get your statistics, but right is right, and freeloaders must go…….

    • M. Thoms

      Charlie is right, real Americans pay into both those programs.

      Cut spending by kicking the illegal aliens off all entitlement programs and medicare and social security. These illegals are sucking up all the taxpayer dollars possible and the government encourages it. Cut them off medicaid, as well! We cannot absorb every poor and uneducated person in the world that wants to come and “kill the golden goose.”

      If we didn’t have to provide them with food, clothing, healthcare, education, pay for all their babies, put up with all their crimes and coddle them will all the entitlement programs we can possible give them….we wouldn’t have a deficit!!

    • Marvin

      Based on his many comments Charlie could use some additional information; Like you do pay into SS and Medicare, however, the outtake has a 3-1 edge over the input! How long can we run our home with a 3-1 ratio? How is the govt. any different? Having said that surely there is someway to sit down and honestly discuss specific problems (not allowing side issues) and come to a conclusion. As Rodney King said “can’t we just all get along?”

    • M. Thoms

      It would cost us a lot less if we would just protect our borders like all the other countries.

    • Joe

      I don’t think these specific programs should be cut suddenly, but gradually. People that have paid in for so long get their money back (that money is there by the way). But, we should ween the country away. It is an AWFUL program. People should care for themselves as much as it is possible. Family helps next, then Church, then community etc. The Feds should never be the first in line. That is NOT their job. That is not why we elect them.

    • M. Thoms

      When these “Great Society” programs were started, people were never meant to live long enough to collect any of the money they contributed.
      The average life span was much shorter than it is now..The politicians thought that people were not likely to live long enough to collect. The government considered these new programs to be another source of income.. To their dismay, it has not turned out to be the proverbial “cash cow,” for them as they intended. Turns out the health-care provided by medicare was so good people started living too long….But, obama has the solution to this problem.

    • http://patriotupdate.com Rick

      Ron – you DO realize that the government (and I mean dems and repubs) in taxation has nothing to do with raising income to the national government (to supposedly pay our debt)- taxation is all about CONTROL of the people. Every time taxes have been cut – the income to the government INCREASED! Look it up.

      So if you need more money, what do you do – raise taxes? HONK – you lose. That decreases income to the government. So why do they do it? To CONTROL our activities.

      We MUST cut spending – period! First step is get rid of the “politically correct” term “entitlement” and get the term back to what it was – welfare. Or I wouldn’t even mind if we change it to “Gift” from someone who has worked for it to someone that needs it. Not someone that just wants it and doesn’t want to work for it.

    • K

      Home values in many places have declined more that they did in the 1930’s depression. Even with all the protections that were built into the system (some of which were dismantled) to protect again a 1930’s type depression, worse is coming. Obama and his lapdogs are purposefully at fault.

  • Charlie Kincaid

    Obama saved the economy? Whatever!

    • armyvet

      Saved the economy? When was that? I am still waiting to see it.

    • CW>Ross

      THIS IS THE BEST JOKE YET

  • Joe

    This headline is sure deceitful. He wasn’t attacking Texas nor is he saying Universal Insurance is good.
    Romney is Conservative and would do better than ANY other candidate for fixing the economy. I think with some urging from the Right, he will enact policies to eliminate so much of the bureaucracy that plagues our nation.
    I have not chosen my candidate yet, but don’t discount Romney. We cannot be divided as Conservatives. That is how Obama got elected in the first place. It was ours to lose, just like this time.

  • American Patriot

    Impeach them all, vote them out, get rid of them by force. What ever it takes like our fore father did. Save our Republic, we only have a short time to do it. I am fed up with this bunch that think they are aristocrats.
    Lets start getting ride of government agencies. EPA, Department of non education (brain washing) FAA, ATF, FDA and all the other Abrevations including Abomo big spender and chief.

    • K

      you mean Obama, big spender and thief

    • M. Thoms

      There is so much waste in government spending that we could cut the budget in half. Get rid of all the useless agencies that serve no purpose and are ineffective.

      Why not START AT THE TOP with these cuts. Get rid of all the lavish benefits, retirement programs, and premiere health-care for these politicians and government workers!! Put them on a “coke and Doritos” plan, instead of the “champagne and caviar” one they voted for themselves.

      By the way, their pay should be commensurate with the quality of the job they do. If they are doing a bad job… When the economy is in the tank, unemployment is high, and it looks like the country is going to default, they need a BIG pay-cut.

  • Nik

    I have to admit I don’t much about these candidates yet.

  • JAWS

    We have no leadership. Obama talks pretty and smart but that is where it stops. He has never rolled up his sleeves to get into the weeds to clear the away the old way of doing the peoples business. I’m talking of you and I. The politics that are being played are with no forseeable break through. No b ody wants to budge because they are afraid they will end up on the wrong side. There isn’t a side. United We Stand That is where leadership is needed by Obama. We will never see the leadership from him that this great country of ours needs now, today. Obamacare is not the way to help everyone. Reform is needed. We all agree. We need to do it in steps so change is controlled and the implementation is handled in a way that isn’t forced by way of a mandate. Tackle each problem individually. The leader has to have a strategy in order to keep order. Plan your work and then work your plan.
    This administration has so many problems. The boat is sinking without the plugs to keep us above water.
    Every man and women that have consistently held out for more entitlements need to get off their butts and help the country and the people that have taken care of them for generations. If your legal get a job, if your illegal either become legal or go back home. Our borders must be secured before we can expect to fix the problem we have today.
    I can go on and on. Without leadership we will not keep this ship afloat. We are always the first in all the world to help those in need, but at home we can’t keep our ship in order. Handouts and bailouts to those that want us dead is insane. It’s like we are a factoring country with no expectation or plans of getting any of the help back. We give, give and they take and take and they have the audacity to ask and expect more. Who are they? Too many for me to list. It all comes back to the lack of leadership and tenacity. Our fearful leader Obama only gets tough when it comes to spouting off against the GOP. Otherwise he is missing in action, on the golf course I suppose. Does anybody know?

    • NIELS OLSEN kimberly, idaho

      HE SPENDS HIS TIME PRACTICING SALUTING THE USA FLAG WITH HIS LEFT HAND WITH HIS HAUGHTIN TAUT WIFE.

  • KeithJ

    Obamacare needs to be overturned first and foremost. Then we need to work on malpractice reform legislation do that doctors aren’t forced to run additional batteries of tests just to cover their potential liabilities. A mandated streamlining of paperwork nationally will make processing more efficient. And a cap on hospital and medical professional liabilities will reduce costs overall as well as contributing to a decrease in malpractice insurance rates which hurt everyone presently.

    A few prudent steps will go a long way to reducing medical costs without breaking the back of the nation. DOWN WITH OBAMACARE

    • http://roygoinart Roy

      There will be 60,000 fewer doctors in the next 4 years……There is little time to turn the tide.

    • http://! Bobcat

      how can we put more people on medical roles with fewer doctors? you have to wait long enough to see a doctor now.

  • Captain PJ

    30 years ago there were only a few people in every city who determined what stories made the evening news. 30 years ago the media could determine winners and losers in the marketplace of ideas. 30 years ago Pelosi and the Democrats could have gotten away with all the damage they have done to our country.

    30 years ago they didn’t have to reckon with us. They didn’t have to reckon with the Internet. They didn’t have to reckon with the Tea Party. Liberals are out of ideas. This upcoming campaign, starting witht he budget debate, ours to win or lose.

    After the Republican campaign is over, we must unite behind the candidate. We have a lot more to lose than just the next election.

    • Captain PJ

      Obama has to run on a failed presidency, although he’ll argue it was a great success. The employment cake is already baked for 2012, and the country will still be near at the 9% unemployment mark–or even higher!

      18 months from now, and even if home prices stage a modest rebound in the enxt year they can’t recover to anywhere near 2008 values bu the time votes are cast. The high flying IPOs are making new billionaires but America’s middle class is staring at flat wages and higher health insurance premiums and the many promises of Obamcare haven’t materialized.

    • Captain PJ

      Obama’s three signature laws–the “stimulus,” obamacare, and the banking “reform” have all failed to do anything except burden America with an astonishing and dangerous debt that is growing like a lethal malignancy.

      Other than the bin Laden sanction, everything else about his presidency and his leadership abroad has been feckless, flaccid and full of apologies for American power and purpose. The president’s hostility towards israel has shocked even his own party’s base voters.

    • Captain PJ

      This is the real storyline of 2012–the referendum on a presidnet who make Jimmy Carter look strong and decisive. All of the Republicans in the race should be making these points each day from now until the party selects a nominee and then all of them who didn’t succeed must continue the effort to unseat Obama because they are each committed to the country’s future and the U-turn the country so desperately needs.

    • State Cop

      Obama had nothing to do with Bin Laden, it was the CIA that had it in progress before he even knew about it..In fact,they had to get him off the golf course to view the operation !!!

    • Captain PJ

      True…but, nonetheless, he’s the president and any military success is rightly or wrongly attributed to the sitting president.

  • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

    Theft by Government
    With the arrival of the twentieth century the American people have been introduced to a new way of theft – theft by government. Make no mistake, governments have always existed on the backs of the people they govern, our government is no different. Governments do not create wealth, they do not produce anything, and at a minimum can be a nuisance and at worse a tyrannical nightmare.

  • ONTIME

    Let’s get back to states rights and get the damn government out of health care. Give the insurance companies the freedom to cross state lines and compete and for those who have difficulty affording insurance a co-operative fund between ins co’s and state government could fill the gap. I for one am incensed that the Fed government has encouraged this bloated style of pandering and handout society, get the frigging government out of the way and let the free market competiton and states rights handle the problems.

  • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

    “You cannot help the poor
    by destroying the rich.
    You cannot strengthen the weak
    by weakening the strong.
    You cannot bring about prosperity
    by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot lift the wage earner up
    by pulling the wage payer down.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of man
    by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot build character and courage
    by taking away people’s initiative and independence.
    You cannot help people permanently
    by doing for them,
    what they could and
    should do for themselves.”

    Abraham Lincoln

  • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

    Obama is the shepherd I did not want.
    He leadeth me beside the still factories.

    He restoreth my faith in the Republican party.
    He guideth me in the path of unemployment for his party’s sake.

    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the bread line,
    I shall fear no hunger, for his bailouts are with me.

    He has anointed my income with taxes,
    My expenses runneth over.

    Surely, poverty and hard living will follow me all the days of my life,
    And I will live in a mortgaged home forever..

    I am glad I am American,
    I am glad that I am free,

    But I wish I was a dog,
    And Obama was a tree!

    • http://! Bobcat

      or a fire hydrant!!

    • Dwayne

      Raymond: You sure made my day with your poem or prayer, what ever. That is a great one, and my hearty laugh for the day. Thanks. Your either an ex or present Marine, and my hat is off to you, from an ex NavalAir during the Korean War. Keep up the great work.

    • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

      I was in the Marine Corp.

  • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

    BEND OVER AND PREPARE TO RECEIVE YOUR BOUNTY!
    President Obama completed the UNHOLY and ANTI-AMERICAN TRIFECTA:

    1st president in 110 years to miss the annual Army-Navy Football Game.
    1st president to not attend any Christmas religious observance.
    1st president to stay on vacation after a terrorist attack.

    AND ALL IN THE SAME MONTH! WHAT A GREAT PRESIDENT

  • NIELS OLSEN kimberly, idaho

    WHAT DO I WANT. I WANT AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHO IS PRESIDENTIAL. I WANT A LEADER. I WANT A CONSTITUTIONALIST. I WANT A STATESMAN. AND MOST OF ALL I WANT A PRESIDENT WHO WILL BE A SERVANT TO THE GREAT PEOPLE OF THIS GREAT NATION.
    THE NEXT 12 MONTHS WILL ALLOW ALL OF US TO SEE THE FIELD OF CANDIDATES MATURE AND NARROW TO THE 2 OR 3 WHO WILL BE THE BEST. I AM A REALIST, SO A CANDIDATE WITH IMPERFECTIONS WILL BE EXPECTED.
    POLLSTERS TEND TO INFLUENCE THE THINKING OF THOSE UNDECIDED. NOW IS THE TIME TO ALLOW THE CANDIDATES TO MATURE WITHOUT POLLS TELLING THE CANDIDATES HOW TO SWAY US.
    MAY OUR NEXT PRESIDENT BE OUR SERVANT AND NOT OUR TASKMASTER.

    • Joe

      Well said.

    • AZ Don

      The only reason anyone will be undecided in this race is apathy. Anyone really interested in the welfare of their country will research and decide who is best without listening to someone else’s opinion.

  • Jack

    Views here would be much more interesting if the name calling was dropped. What is wrong with you?

    • M. Thoms

      Virgin Ears,,,,..Relax!

  • GLORIA KORN

    A ticket consisting of Chris Christy/Michelle Bachmann would be my preference. Wish they would throw their hats in the ring. They both have the guts to stand up against the bullies in office now for what is right for we the people.

  • Nedlip

    I liked Herman Cain until I found out he was on the Fed Board for 4 years. He would NEVER audit the Fed! They are his friends.

  • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

    The economy is so bad that I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

    I ordered a burger at McDonald’s, and the kid behind the counter asked, “Can you afford fries with that?”

    CEO’s are now playing miniature golf.

    If the bank returns your check marked “Insufficient Funds,” you have to call them and ask if they mean you or them.

    Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.

    McDonald’s is selling the 1/4 ‘ouncer’.

    Parents in Beverly Hills and Malibu are firing their nannies and learning their children’s names.

    A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico .

    Hillary took her stockbroker hunting.

    Motel Six won’t leave the light on anymore.

    The Mafia is laying off judges.

    BP Oil laid off 25 Congressmen.

    Congress says they are looking into the Bernard Madoff scandal. Oh Great!! The guy who made $50 Billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $1.5 Trillion disappear!

    And, finally…

    I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, Social Security, retirement funds, and our bleak future, that I called the Suicide Lifeline and was connected to a call center in Pakistan. When I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck..

  • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

    Obama & The Little Girl.

    A little girl asked Obama about whales.

    Obama said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it is a very large mammal, its throat is very small.

    The little girl said, “But how can that be? Jonah was swallowed by a whale.”

    Irritated, Obama reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human. “It is physically impossible!” he said.

    Undaunted, the little girl said, “Well, when I get to heaven I will ask Jonah.”

    To this, Obama said, “What if Jonah went to hell?”

    The little girl replied, “Then YOU ask him!”

  • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

    OBAMA HEALTH CARE PLAN

    Your annual breast exam is done at the airport.
    Directions to your doctor’s office include “Take a left when you enter the trailer park.”
    The tongue depressors taste faintly of Fudgesicles.
    The only proctologist in the plan is “Gus” from Roto-Rooter.
    The only item listed under Preventive Care Coverage is “an apple a day…”
    Your primary care physician is wearing the pants you gave to Goodwill last month.
    “The patient is responsible for 200% of out-of-network charges,” is not a typographical error.
    The only expense covered 100% is “embalming.”
    Your Prozac comes in different colors with little M’s on them.

  • jr

    Agreed. I saw him briefly one time and he is not the man(or woman) I will support. Reminds me of a puff of hot air.

  • K

    Interesting to live in interesting times.

  • Nik

    According to these polls Sarah has a good shot at the Republican nomination.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/02/sarah-palin-polls-gop-nomination_n_869949.html

  • edward h

    Any of the Republican or Tea Party presidential hopefuls would be far preferable to the incumbent. The question really is which one is most in tune with the revolution we need, and electable?

  • Edward Ferrer

    I am a registered Independent, but may return
    to the GOP. I’d like to vote in their primaries. I’m leaning to either Sarah Palin,
    Michelle Bachmann, or Jim De Mint! Folks, all I have to say is, MAY THE BEST MAN (OR WOMAN)
    WINS! Any Conservative is IMO, better than Mitt Romney or any RINO (Republican In Name Only!). Of course,even BETTER than “Obamessiah”! Again, may the best man, or
    woman win! (Even So, Come Quickly, Lord Jesus!)

  • http://none jn deich

    25% is probably the illegals!They get free

    care!

  • BarleyWheets

    Voting for Mitt Romney is like jumping from the FIRE into the frying pan! RomneyCare, ObamaCare One and the SAME! WE DO NOT need this king of person in the White House we already have a crooked enough one there as it is!

    • Ed

      Our senate and Congress is the Most Corrupt EVER since Obummer has been handin cash bribes!!!! All the Brown Nosers jumped on the cash like flies on Sh_t!!!!

  • Lon Dugan

    If Romney would just admit that he made a mistake in Mass. and that it was wrong there and wrong in the nation, he would be doing a lot better. You cannot have it both ways. But he tries to defend himself and claim that Obama is wrong. Why not just say we tried it, it did not work, it was a terrible plan and then move on.

    • AZ Don

      He did, he said he knew there were problems with it and if he were still governor he would fix them.

  • Bill

    The headline of this article is misleading in that it reads as though Romney is criticizing Texas. His point, obviously, is that different states need different options for health insurance/care. Texas’ 25% uninsured rate is in large part because of the huge illegal alien presence here; they simply go the ER where they get treatment then never pay the bill. Hospitals are required to provide treatment for anything serious. Romney is correct that
    Massachusetts is very different from Texas (Thank God!)
    Please do not spin headlines to imply something false!

  • Darryl

    Romney is the best the GOP has. He’s smart, educated, a proven business leader, and he even looks like a president…at least the way one should look. All you anti-Romney people obviously don’t know anything about him. We had a new face in 2008, and look what it got us. A bankrupt nation with unpayable debts, and a dollar that’s tanking. Obama is deliberatly destroying the Amercia we have known so he can create a new United States of Marxism. Romney’s the guy who can beat him up. Whoever is the GOP candidate, must win.

  • R.F. HORKA

    PALIN SCARES HELL OUT OF THE DEMS AND OUT OF THE ELITE IVEY LEAGUE REPUBLICIAN ESTABLISHMENT BECAUSE OF HER PAST RECORD OF CLEANING OUT THE CORRUPT ALASKA STATE HOUSE OF ELITE/ESTABLISHED REPUBS & DEMS BOTH. SHE TOOK ON BIG OIL (EXXONMOBILE/SHELL) AND KICKED THEIR BUTTS. PEOPLE WENT TO JAIL(WHERE 90% OF CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE) AND THE BUSINESS AS USUAL CAME TO AN END!!!!! NO WONDER EVERYBODY IN THE BELTWAY ARE SHAKING..SHE IS THE ONLY PERSON WITH THAT KIND OF RECORD. ROMNEY IS ANOTHER McCAIN WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET ALONE(IVY LEAGUE ELITE/BELT WAY BOY). TRUMP IS TOUGH ENOUGH TO KICK ASS & TAKE NAMES. HE DOESN’T LIKE THE IVY LEAGUE ELITES AND WOULD LIKE NOTHING BETTER THAN CLEANING OUT THE BELTWAY BY STREAMLINING OUR GOVERNMENT AND GET OUR ECONOMY BACK IN THE BLACK.

  • Michael Laborde

    Infighting will only give the rats and Barack Hussein Barry Obama four more years to finish off Our country. Let us have discussions about the candidates, but don’t tear them down. In the end we will have a better chance to defeat this so-called administration and have someone we can work with instead someone who is against us. If you are looking for the perfect candidate, you won’t find any. The rats want us divided so they can have their way with this country and become dictators.

  • kenneth dameron

    The headline for this article is misleading, and thus implies that Romney is somehow disparaging Texas. What he is really saying is that the demographics of a state like Texas differed markedly from those of Massachusetts. Undoubtedly, many of the uninured in Texax are illegal aliens, who get medical care either through Medicaid or by simply showing up at an emergency room (which is mandated by law to provide medical care). No physician will refuse treatment simply because the patient is incapable of paying his/her fee.
    Having straightened out the misleading headline, let me chime in on the upcoming presidential race. Obama has been a terrible disappointment (I rue the time when I would have done almost anything to defeat Hillary)! His performance over the past 2 1/2 years has been abysmal. The sad truth is, though, that I do not believe McCain would have done much better. The prospective slate of Republicans for the 2012 race has not yet sorted itself out. It seems that most, if not all of them, have significant flaws, from Gingrich’s foot in mouth disease, to Paul’s extreme Libertarian position, to Romney’s not quite a democrat, etc. At this point, I would lean toward Pawlenty, but remain open to someone better.

  • George

    The comments regarding an article on Romney seem to have spilled over the entire field so I might as well do a little review myself. I’m not sure I could support Ron Paul unless it was a question of him or BO. I like Cain, but I’m a bit concerned that he wasn’t aware of the Palestinian demand for a Right of Return (No way). Pawlenty says he is now against Cap and Trade, but I would like to know what his “Come to Jesus” moment was. I like both Palin and Bachmann — not much to qualify there. Romney also inspires confidence in me. He is correct in stating that the states are the laboratories of freedom and things permissible there are not necessarily permissible for the Feds, but I don’t see how even there a mandate to purchase a product can be acceptable. I’ll accept his assurance that he will give universal waivers from the Destruction of Healthcare Plan and work to repeal it, but I would like to see a Constitutional argument on that.

  • doug

    Romney has credability when it comes to saving organizations and making them profitable. He recognizes what makes a company flourish and what makes them fail. It is why he is a multimillionaire. He saved the winter olympics in Utah from being a financial disaster to to being a financial success. He know how to run a project successfully, he knows how to teach guide and direct a staff effectively. Romney has a tool set that is much stronger and more capable than that of Obama.

    Businesses are not creating jobs because they are afraid of what is coming. Government today likes to say they are looking to the future, but in reality they are looking at how long they can push off paying the debt we as americans cannot afford to pay because polititians has spent money they do not have nor did they have and used future predictions of how much money would be available so they can spend today. Businesses look a the future as to what they need to do to grow and be profitable in the future. Businesses want to determine the best time to make investments that will make money create jobs and create success.

    Romney has the understanding of what it will take to fix the economy. Some of the fixing is changing how government is operating today and making it easier to do business. The other part is business leaders need to feel confident that business investment will lead to profitability and growth.

    Romney has the clout to help grow the economy.

  • AZ Don

    There are a lot of personal opinions and very little reasoning posted here.

  • Claudia Pearson

    I agree that, if healthcare is to be provided by and controlled by gov’t, it only could be done in certain states,depending on it’s demographics. Romney is correct and I hope he ismy GOP candidate!

  • GWY

    The thing that would absolutely fix health care would be for the government to get completely out of it. Politicians like Romney will always try any gimmick to keep themselves in office. We need some constitution obeying, God loving people to replace politicians in government offices.

    • nik

      @gwy: So no medicare? No Veterans Administration hospitals? What about army and marine medics? Hand wounded soldiers on the battlefield a claim form instead of a tourniquet?

  • Janice Fortin

    There’s a good possibility that Rick Perry will run for office. We must listen to all
    candidates and make the choice of a lifetime. Tho muslims can practice their own religion, I think there is serious fault with allowing them to take oath of officein congress on the KORAN. CAREFUL! READ THAT KORAN. IT DOES NOT CONTAIN THE BASICS OF
    AMERICAN POLICY. BAD MISTAKE TO ACCEPT THE KORAN AS TO WHAT THAT CONGRESSMAN IS VOWING TO DO. ALSO COMPLETELY IGNORES WHAT AMERICA REALLY STANDS FOR……AMERICA CANNOT BE INTIMIDATED ANY LONGER BY RIDICULOUS SCREAMS OF DISCRIMINATION WHEN SOMETHING IS ACTUALLY A THREAT TO THE GOV OF THE USA.

    • Karen

      With Egypt going to the Muslim brotherhood our America will soon not exist. People better wake up

    • OneCitizenOfTheRepublic

      Yeah, yeah…those illegal aliens are not too big on paying for health care insurance when they can get it for free…like education, housing, etc….

      Stop putting bird seed in the bird feeders and the illegal alien problem goes away without a cent spent.

      If the damn yankees would just let us round all the illegals up and send them up north, Texas would have no more problems either.

      Hey, if you love the illegals so much…you can have ALL of ours…if Texas can leave the union…cause we are dang tired of paying for them.

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      This is one citizen who agrees. We don’t need illegals and we don’t need to give them welfare, or bird seed…they could grow up to be vultures just like some of our illustrous leaders. They love to pick our pockets of all the seed money we have. They only know how to breed, squawk and stink in the streets.

    • JMF

      Hello OCOTR,I am a Yankee, but understand there are many of us who agree with you and revere the great state of Texas!

    • Jim N

      Hey OneCitizen, I used to live in Chicago, the most dispicable of the sanctuary cities,and all those illegals come through your borders. Perhaps we should round ‘em all up and send them back to Texas for y’all to repatriate.

    • http://www.battleforjustice.com Knox Harrington

      Your tax paying dollars go to the CIA created “Muslim Brotherhood” because of anti-Constitution candidates like Romney, that guy is so liberal it’s scarey

    • Viva

      Knox – please cite proof that Romney is anti-Constitution. And I have never read/heard of him being “liberal”. So, enlighten us. Thanks.

    • No Mitt Mitch Mitchell whatever it is

      Mitt is some kinda name. Just can’t figure out what. Walter Mitt-y? That fits. Whimpy greedy liar. Another grinner pretty boy. NO. GO AWAY.

      Remember J Christian Adams? Lawyer with the DOJ who was brave and upheld Constitution and quit when that dept head said she would allow no cases brought by her lawyers when the perp was black and the victim white? Issue was The Black Panthers accused of interfering with VOTERS. JCA spoke to those “sinators” at their Hearing. ha. What happened? Hope some Conservative Christian American group talks with this guy about running for Pres. Can’t you see him on the platform with Big Daddy? ha ha

    • http://n/a Gloria

      Janice you are a gem. This is our country
      and we will not be dictated to by outsiders, two World Wars were fought over that Principle

    • http://www.battleforjustice.com Knox Harrington

      Well guys, now the Patriot Act took away the rights that the veterans of WWII fought for. We gotta get back to the Constitution for America and the world’s sake

    • GIVEMEFREEDOM

      Thanks for some real clear thinking Janice.

    • Bill, ths school bus driver

      A devout Muslim is disqualified for public office, as he cannot swear to defend the Constitution with the conviction of a Christian. Many religions allow lying to non believers as part of their faith. The Jewish faith does (day of atonement).
      Our nation is a Christian nation!
      As for Romneycare, it is unconstitutional at the Federal level, plain and simple.
      Reform of health care must start with the relationship between big pharma and big medicine. That’s where the money goes.

    • CharlieB

      Bill,
      the Jewish faith does NOT allow lying to people of other faiths anymore than Christianity does. Islam is another matter though and for many of them, anything said to a non Muslim is just fine. BTW, the Day of Atonement has nothing to do with other people Jewish or not, but only between the person and the Lord. Please refrain from commenting on things that you don’t have any real knowledge of…

    • mack

      My understanding of the Jews religion is that they can lie to anyone that is not of their faith.

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      Think Trump/Palin for 2012!

    • Raptor1

      That’s out, but I could go for Bachmann/Palin.

    • Chris in California

      Doesn’t seem to me that it would make much difference. None of them keep their oath of office anyway. None of the follow the constitution.

    • Doug

      We shouldn’t allow muslims in Congress. Their allegiance will NEVER be to America, only to the geo-political, para-military organization known as islam.

    • Fenderman52

      The same is true as to the oath taken when becoming a citizen of America. For that reason alone Muslims should never be allowed to become citizens.

    • Sunny

      Good comment! I agree wholeheartedly.

    • cheryl

      We already have a lying Muslin in office. He’s our president.

    • That Mouthy Lady

      I will not vote for Rick Perry, even though he’s pro-life, because he’s forcing all young girls (around 11 years old) to take a dangerous vaccination, on the ASSUMPTION that they are sexually active! The drug has killed some girls, & endangered many others with side effects. I will not vote for him for President nor for Governor, again!

    • James

      That requirement went away almost as soon as it started. That was back in 2007 and is no longer valid. Keep up with what is going on and check your facts before you post things that are not true.

    • http://x Patty

      Mouthy Lady, I’m just curious……….is that the ONLY reason you don’t like Perry? I don’t like the mandatory vaccine either, but what about everything else? Is he acceptable? He looks to be a real conservative in his policies and his agendas. It seems that the people of Texas could vote the vaccine thing away.

    • Coyote

      I thought that bill didn’t pass even though Perry did try to get it through. That was several years ago.

    • Paul G

      I am not a huge fan of Rick Perry, however, get out from underneath that ROCK. The injection program was never started because we Texans raised so much cane about the program it was dropped!
      I hope you were not dumb enough to have voted for Bill White!

    • gaetano

      I hate people that don`t know what the hell they are talking about.You are one, stupid, person to believe that idiotic statement.

    • Graywolf

      Sorry, you are wrong. That went away a long time ago. It would be a good idea to immunize ALL teenagers. The age to start the shots is a problem when we have 11 year olds giving birth.

    • http://juan-gilberto@hotmail.com El Lobo Solo

      Perry was in favor toll roads & the Trans Texas Corridor, but had the good sense to shrink away from the issue before it seriously damaged his career. As for the vaccine, I think he got bad advice from his advisors, making it mandatory was ill advised, but should have been made available on a voluntary basis decided between the parents & child. Perry has kept the tax rate down, attracted jobs to Texas & has been strong on border issues.

    • opar5

      To understand what Islam (and Islamic doctrine) is all about, Google Koran 9:29 and read it carefully. It’s talking about you and yours. Islamic doctrine came from Allah through Mohammed, the final prophet, and he’s dead, thus it is not open for amendment, revision, or disposal.

    • Larry Donn

      The Koran was written by an “uninspired” Mohammed, the Bible was written by writers inspired by God. The Koran teaches hate and violence, the Bible teaches peace and love.
      “Allah” is not God, but Satan masquerading as God.

    • Patriotic American

      You want to learn aobu tthe Koran and what it teaches, but you shy away from it because its dull, boring and uninspired? Go to http://www.teawithterrorist.com You will find that this is a great story written in a fictional format. All of the quotes from the Koran can be looked up on-line. The book is free to read on-line and is very, very interesting. It’s starts with a group of special ops soldiers from several countries on a mission in the middle east and things go very badly from there. Then they have to stop biological attacks here in the states. Great read!

    • Sandra

      Did anyone else see the defense the WH is using to conterdict the claim people don’t have a “choice” as to whether they buy health insurnace or not? I read in “The 5″ the WH is arguing you have “a choice” you can work and pay, or you can work less, or quit, and NOT HAVE TO PAY. OUR GOVERNMENT AT IT BEST. “I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!”

    • Gail Kendall

      AMEN! re comments on Muslim, the Bible, and protecting the U.S. of America. Good for you! Americans have got to get a grip on what is good for America and its citizens who love our country, and not what our country can do for them.

    • Delite Gaddie

      I liked hearing why Romney passed Romneycare in Massachusetts. It made sense. Why should the 7% who could pay or keep themselves insured, get a free ride on the backs of the 93% with insurance? It was a very unfair system. He and the Massachusetts legislature, first sought answers to the problem and then passed legislation– Romneycare–to fix the “free ride” of some uninsured in their state. He noted that what does work, they can keep and what does not work they can easily change at the state level.

      With Obamacare, we are doomed because we can probably never change it at the federal level.

  • http://yahoo.com tod

    Romney said last Friday that Global warming was REAL!Wander who’s side he’s on?

    • Walt

      TOD—Don’t you think Al and Mitt have a lot in common? Which direction was the wind blowing THIS morning? Romney will fall off the fence left or right depending on the wind!

    • George

      Do Not Spread False Infomation

    • BOB

      about what. you make that statement and nothing behind, grow up jerk.

    • That Mouthy Lady

      Romney can go pound sand. I won’t vote for him, as I smell RINO on him.

    • Sam

      Romney may believe that there is global warming and he would be right but for different reasons than what the politicians are stating. Many years ago the world was a mass of underground testing of the A-bomb. This led to what some scientists say was a tilting of the earth’s axis by a degree and one half. This small increase in the tilt causes the sun to strike different areas at different angles than it once did. If you take an old school globe and place a ball in your hand and then fabricate a few straight wires or whatever to represent the suns rays you will see how the increased tilt can change a lot of things around the globe.

    • opar5

      Global warming IS real, but the world hasn’t yet returned to the pre-little Ice Age temperatures where wine-grade grapes could be grown in England; maybe it never will, but we’ve been having global temperature variances since our planet developed an atmosphere. Nobody’s been able to show that we’re contributing even as much to “global warming” as any volcano or hydro-thermal vent burping once a year.

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      I am not defending Romney or Gore but yes global warming is real! We have global warming and pollution is an increasing problem. There is over fishing which means some species of fish may soon become extinct. Our forest is being cut down for comercial development, our farms are being gobbled up for the same reason….all of this comes from over population!We do need to fight global warming, pollution and over population. We still need to drill for more oil locally,but in a sane safe way. We need to cut fuel taxes, we need to insist on blended fuels using alternative fuels where ever possible. Bio fuels are not our enemy, our enemy is those who lie about them. There are many different feed stocks for making them. High food prices are the results of high fuel prices, over population and shrinking farm land. There is much that needs to be done but we need sane well informed people to achieve these goals before we have a true food shortage and soaring prices that we simply cannot afford. Elect smart conservative, God fearing people who will truly represent you and just not a handful of greedy idiots proclaiming to be for you and for our country.

    • gaetano

      You forgot one, WE NEED TO GET RID OF OBASTARD

    • D.B Cooper

      Our food source can’t be used for fuel, any idiot can see that this is stupid!

    • Sunflower

      The corn used for ethanol is grown for animal feed not human consumption; after being processed for ethanol it is then sent to the feed lots for animal feed so therefore it has a two-fold purpose!!

  • http:Google Connie B.

    I too have heard good things about Allen West. And I still maintain that Sarah is presidential material; that is if she would chose the right running mate. Perhaps West would be the one? After all; could she do worse then BHO? Heck Minnie Mouse could do better. And yes;;Tomcat,,if unfortunately Romney ends up being nominated we’ll have little choice . But let’s just wait and see what happens. You never know what may pop up before 2012. Hopefully; a viable candidate that can at least dish it out as well as take it; and not do a McCain on us..

    • Austin J Richards

      I understand DeMint is looking hard at taking a stab at the presidency, you know the position, not the person, and I believe he would be a strong leader. Michelle Bachman is also a good possibility. Now she and DeMint I believe would be a great pair. As for Palin, she has about 6 talking points and all of her answers are based upon those points. Yes we need smaller government, and to retrieve fuel sources from US soil, but she has never, to my knowledge, produced any concrete plans. However, DeMint and Bachman do. At this point I think I would settle for Howdy Dudy instead of Obama.

    • celticwaryor

      Austin, it’s Howdy Doody, not “Howdy Dudy!” :)

    • Paul G

      I would take Howdy Duty or Howdy Dooty or Bozo The Clown instead of obummer!

    • Trish

      I hope that whoever gets the GOP nomination will tag Herman Cain for VP (that is, if Herman doesn’t win the nomination himself). Herman is an experienced executor. (National Restaurant Assoc.) He understands monetary policy (President of the Federal Reserve – Kansas City). He has strong, common sense, opinions and he is wonderful at explaining issues in common, everyday, language that even our public school indoctrinated people can understand.

    • Paul G

      I am a Southern White Guy and I like Herman a lot!
      I was a bit dismayed about comments reported to have been said by him regarding appointing muslims to Cabinet posts.

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      What were the comments concerning Muslims?

    • A concerned grandparent

      If I’m not mistaken, he stated that Muslims should NOT serve in Congress because their first and only loyalty is to Islam.

    • http://THEHEM@RCN.COM RED-WHITE-BLUE

      Allen West. Now there is a hard nosed American. Straight shooter, and a no nonsense man. I wonder what dirt the Dum*s can dig up on him.

    • Pops

      Just imagine the following combination for pres and vice-pres:

      CHRIS CHRISTIE AND ALLEN WEST

      A hard to beat combo

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      Napolatino/anybody, would be better! He knows more law than all of the other candidates put together. He is very conservative, very likable, and very patriotic. The trouble is we need to pick a combination of candidates who have some expeience, who are moderately conservative, God fearing, patriotic, and yet have STAR quality. I mean by that they need to be able to attract followers to them, and then galvanize them into a loyal band who will not desert them come hell or high waterwhen the going gets tough.

  • http:Google Connie B.

    And Janice? I like Perry; unfortunately there’s always something people don’t like about a candidate. I think you have to weigh the pros and cons and if the candidate rates highly on most issues ; well let the one that irks you drop. Because you’ll most likely never see everything you desire in any one candidate. Research and then you just have to go with your gut.

    • Donna

      Watch Perry on Cap and Trade! The Texas people rejected open borders and super highway running thru their property the last time this was a biggie push by Perry! never underestimate what a man with a mission will do! Also, Perry has asked for help with the Texas borders…does he really want fed help or is this some political advantage point for a possible Prez. run? I’m not sold on Perry and I am a Texas resident?
      Some people are VERY unsure that Perry will stand for We The People and will be another democratic buddy if he decides to run for Prez!
      Perry may be the one that will be another golf player with the obummer just like Boehner!
      Just a little added concern…..Perry is reported to be renting a $10,000 a month property while the Gov. mansion is being updated and repairs made! Big concern for waste! If we remodel our homes, we have to live in part of the house while a part is being remolded! If money is a big issue with Perry (he’s cutting education jobs; then, don’t remodel and live in a 10K property! Fine example for budget cuts!

    • James

      The reason that he is not living in the Govenors Mansion is that it is being repaired from a major fire that some idiot set a few years ago.

    • gaetano

      You must be a very stupid person. Rick Perry has great ideas and your statement is right. The people did object the highways you are talking about. But maybe you should understand that Mr. Perry lets the people vote on his ideas and it’s the people who decide in Texas. Place Texas number one on the jobs list ,also the economy. One could only hope that he runs for office.

    • Paul G

      Perfect!

  • http://yahoo.com Gale

    Ya know folks, I’ve read most of these and one thing I have seen, no unity. I spent 9 yr’s in the Marine Corps and WE were ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL. Made us stand above the others. We conservatives have to be that way or we will have another 4 years of Obama. Sure isn’t what I want.

    • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

      Gale says:
      June 3, 2011 at 6:56 pm
      Ya know folks, I’ve read most of these and one thing I have seen, no unity. I spent 9 yr’s in the Marine Corps and WE were ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL. Made us stand above the others. We conservatives have to be that way or we will have another 4 years of Obama. Sure isn’t what I want.
      …………………………………………………..
      It’s not about “unity,” it’s about putting the right person in office.

    • Elaine P

      It is about putting a GOD-Fearing American born person who really loves America. And who will get us out of the United Nations, IMF, and the One World Government. Obama has embraced this One World Government and is governing America by the United Nations Laws. And so did George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and the other George Bush. Please go to this website and read ALL the Articles on AGENDA 21. http://www.AmericanPolicy.org. You will be shocked and frightened after reading these Articles.See what Obama,the UN, George Soros and the other elitist have planned for America.Our way of living is going to change drastic. Humans will be lower than insects.
      Agenda 21 says not sustainable for Private citizens to own land.Land will be taken over by the State(UN)The Middle Class can not eat meat any longer because not sustainable. Not sustainable to have air-conditioning. Go to site and read ALL Articles. You will see what I am talking about.Pass info to all the people you know. We got to get the goons out.

    • Elaine P

      And one more thing. The UN has already passed a Law making Insects the same level as humans.
      Next, step, they will be higher than humans.
      UN has passed a law that animals can be represented by Lawyers. Next, will be Insects and everything else. Humans in their eyes are the lowest of the lowest. In other words, the Environmental Elitist hate humans.

    • steve costa

      We need to pass a law making the UN building a home for Americas’ disabled Veterans. THEY are the highest form of life.
      The UN should be told to relocate itself outside of the US at once.
      Former US Ambassador to UN, John Bolton for President. He’s got a great record for keeping the UN from imposing global numbness like gun control in America. The UN treaty on small arms Hillary Clinton and Obama are trying to sneak through is absolutely scary. If that passes we’re all permanently disarmed and enslaved with absolutely no hope.

    • Patriotic American

      The UN doesn’t tell ME what to do!

    • Buckeye

      show some proof of the insect being the same as human life.

    • David

      It is about unity! Get it straight people. We have to unite with one candidate. Let’s do it!!

    • http://DailyConservative Beverly

      Very well put…neither do I, and I truly appreciate your service and dedication.
      Semper fi

    • Austin J

      Raymond, thank you for your service. God bless you and yours.

    • That Mouthy Lady

      If BO DOES manage to win, we patriots will see to it he doesn’t stay in office. Make of that what you will….

    • Sam

      Siemper Fi Gale Siemper Fi

    • http://x Patty

      Gale, I hear you and I think that we are all just evaluating who’s out there right now. When we’ve heard a few debates and the playing field narrows, we’ll start circling the wagon. It’s early right now so allow us some time to kick the ball a bit. But I agree, when the time comes, we all need to join up and back our person.

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      You are right Gale, there is little unity. I still think Judge Andrew Napolitano has the temperament, the knowledge, humor, and intestinal fortitude to become the greatest leader this country has ever had….yes even superior to Ronald Reagan. He just needs the right VP on the ticket with him….a fire brand that will create a lot of excitement and draw the crowds to him. Once they get to know him they will fall in love with this rolypoly man, but not because he can be hoodwinked or walked over. He is about as smart as they come. He knows the law and knows its Constitutional function. He would defend the Constitution and the right to bear arms, and to worship God the way we are supposed to do. He is firm but not overly abrasive when making his point on any given subject. Like I said, I like many of these candidates and would vote for them, but the fact is he is heads and shoulders above them in so many ways! You really should check him out for yourselves to see if I am right.

  • PatriotGal

    I wouldn’t vote for Mitt Romney if he were the ONLY candidate running in all parties!

    • GIVEMEFREEDOM

      I’ll vote for Romney if he’s the last conservative candidate standing.
      AND I’d even vote for an empty orange juice can over Obama.

    • Troy S.

      Romney is not and has never been conservative. Republican does not = conservative.

  • John

    “…in Massachusetts, 93 percent of people were insured,” Romney said

    Five years ago, Massachusetts adopted its “universal health care” plan, which served as the template for President Obama’s subsequent national health care legislation.

    However, Massachusetts’ problems of rising health costs and worsening access foreshadow similar problems for the rest of America — as well as how to avoid them.

    The Massachusetts Medical Society recently reported that the state law has resulted in “longer patient wait times [and] continued difficult access to primary care physicians.” The average wait time in Massachusetts to see an internal medicine physician is now 48 days — double the national average.

    Over half of primary care practices are no longer accepting new patients. Fewer physicians are accepting the state-run Commonwealth Care and Commonwealth Choice insurance plans.

    So although Massachusetts politicians frequently boast that they have increased “coverage,” many patients cannot find doctors to provide them with actual medical care.

    Meanwhile health costs continue to skyrocket out of control, both for the state government and for privately insured patients.

    In a recent Forbes article, Sally Pipes notes that over the next 10 years, the plan will cost the state government $2 billion more than predicted. Similarly, prior to the new law insurance prices in Massachusetts increased at a rate 3.7% slower than the national average; after the “reform,” they’re increasing 5.8% faster.

    Fortunately, it’s not too late for the rest of America to learn from Massachusetts.

    Instead of adopting that failed system at the national level, Americans should demand that Congress “defund” and repeal ObamaCare — and adopt genuine free-market health care reforms like those advocated by Tea Party physician-activist Dr. Milton Wolfand Whole Foods CEO John Mackey.

    Such reforms include fixing the tax code to put employer-provided health insurance and individually-owned health insurance on a level playing field, repealing costly mandates specifying which benefits insurers must offer, allowing individuals to purchase health insurance across state lines, and eliminating monopolistic medical licensing requirements that prevent doctors from practicing across state lines.

    These reforms would lower costs and improve access to quality medical care, while respecting the individual rights of patients, doctors, and insurers.

    The ongoing failure of the “universal health care” plan in Massachusetts serves as a clear warning to the rest of America. The only question is whether we’ll heed it.

    patriotupdate
    May 13, 2011

    • Sharon

      I’m not sure who I will vote for at this point. I want to weigh each candidate and basically ‘vote for the lesser of 2 evils’. Anyone but Obama! Anyway, Massachusetts health care has been changed by the governor after Romney and not in a way that benefits the people. The original plan Romney put into place was really not bad from what I have been reading.

    • Lou

      agree totally with you BUT you left out the need for Tort reform; not ONLY in Medicine but in every aspect of our society; the Tort system we labor under has emasculated our ability to compete with other countries

    • ron o

      I assume that you would prefer that uninsured people die rather than cost money.

      PITIFUL — where are your priorities?

    • John

      I can not stop “uninsured” people from dying nor can I stop “insured” people from dying.

      Also there are dozens of state and federal government and non-government programs that will assist in all their medical needs.

      Plus it is illegal for hospitals to refuse medical treatment to “anyone” regardless of their financial or insurance situation.

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      I like your thinking and agree with you about health costs, and how we should be insured. As for Romney although I would vote for him over Obama, I think he would serve the party better as a financial advisor or some such similar position. We need Judge Andrew Napolitano and a firebrand by his side who isn’t afraid to call a spade a spade. But he needs to be the leader, but he would also make a great VP if you folks think someone else would be better at the head of the tickdet, however they definitely will not be smarter than him. He is smart, he is patriotic, he knows the law and will protect it and protect Dermocracy to the limit.

  • trp878

    I too am looking deeply into all announced & unannounced candidates. The one that has the guts to stand up and be counted on what is great for this country. No politicians, no special interests, no big corp. backing, or lobbyists, etc. No “has beens”. Just a down to earth candidate that loves our country, has moral values, ethics and is a God loving person and the backbone to stop all the garbage that is transpiring within Our Country. Appears to be a “tall order”, but I’m waiting, watching and very optimistic.

    • http://deleted Concerned Conservative

      Check out Herman Cain.

    • Sandra Parrott

      I was watching Herman Cain with interest until he flip-flopped on a question regarding whether he would appoint a muslim to his cabinet. He replied unhesitatingly with “No” but later changed his response. I’m afraid it’s politics as usual with Herman Cain, too.

    • ANN

      NO, NO, NO to Herman Cane or however he spells it. Just like all the John Kerrys in the past, Cane was against it before he was for it. Just wonder today, where he stands!

    • Sam

      I like what I hear from Herman Cain. He is exactly what this country needs based on his attitude,fortitude,morality, and Christianity. He is almost too good to be true. Ya’ll know that ole saying.

    • Buyerbwear

      Take a good look at Ron Paul. My friend keeps saying he is too old; I reminded her she said the same thing 4 years ago, and yet, this so-called conservative lady voted for Obama. I’m wondering if she’d rather have The Clueless One as President over Dr. No?!

    • That Mouthy Lady

      I think you’ve just described Hermann Cain, Allen West, & Sarah Palin.

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      If you are serious then check Judge Napolitano out. He appears on Fox News as a guest from time to time.

  • http://www.livelovelaughandopinionate.blogspot.com M J katz The Writer

    I am concerned that the GOP will choose someone from their ‘Mens’ Club’ group instead of listening to who the American public really wants. And Romney is definitely a Club Member up there in D.C.

    This Flipflopper recites political rhetoric like I used to recite nursery rhymes to my kids.

    Since he announced that he was now running for the office of President, I’ve listened to two interviews Romney has had in which he was pointedly asked each time what HE would do differently if elected to the presidency…and all he keeps saying is how obummer “did” this, “didn’t do” that, or “should have done” something else.

    While I may agree with Romney that obummer should/shouldn’t have done certain things, I’m still waiting to hear what Romney, himself, is bringing to the table. So far the only sound being heard right now is that of crickets chirping!

    And a lot of “America is Great” emotional rhetoric that means nothing at the end of the day.

    Oh…and now he says that Romneycare “was right for the people in Massachusetts”. No apologies given now for THIS train wreck.

    (No, Mr. Romney. I’m from Massachusetts and it WASN’T “right” for us…just for you and your friends.)

    I want a person sitting in our Presidential seat to be business-savvy with a successful track record to prove it, intelligent and articulate, a clear-thinking debator who stays ‘on subject’, and a person who loves and obeys our Constitution. And someone who is NOT a FLIPFLOPPER.

    I’m going with Herman Cain.
    http://www.hermancain.com

  • GIVEMEFREEDOM

    25% of the population in Texas is uninsured?
    Yup that’s close to the number of illegal aliens and other minorities that should no better but don’t.
    Most of Huston’s unemployed minorities call an ambulance when they get sick (chest cold). They get a free ride to and from the free emergency room treatment.
    BUT also in Texas they have a cap/limit on frivolous law suits against physicians. The result is the waiting time to see a physician is minutes not days or months. Physicians are not afraid to practice medicine in Texas. I wish they’d finish practicing and get on with the real deal.

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      Sounds like they have gthe right plan.

    • Troy S.

      When is the last time you went to a doctor’s office or an E.R. in Texas? Obviously not lately, as it takes hours to see my doctor every time I go and the waiting time in the E.R. is even longer because all of Mexico is using it for a doctor’s office.

    • http://patriotupdate.com dottie

      Troy s I dont know what dr. you are seeing but i have seen more than a few and the wait is about 15 minutes.It hasnt been years ago either. Maybe you should change doctors. I live in the Ft. Worth Texas area.

    • Malcom

      Physicians are not the major problem in Texas, or any other State.. POLITICIANS are the problem, everywhere.
      They won’t make a stand against any controversial topic– it’s all about POWER for them. They won’t tackle the problems of 1)false malpracice suits, 2) limitation on attorney awards on any real malpractice case, 3) the Muslims’ belief that they want their kind of religion/shariah laws implemented when our own government wants not to allow any other religious symbols in government, 4) “rights ?” to illegal aliens, 5) our tax system, 6) how to cut back on our government spending and balance out budget (B.O. hasn’t passed a budget since he has been in office), 7) our ownership of land, 8) whether we should have the right to speak about the government, 9) whether we should be able to own guns, 10) what kind of schooling our kids should have 11) whether we should give free education to “illegal” aliens, 12) whether just being born on USA soil is a test of one’s citizenship (? if I were born in France, whould I be a French citizen?—I BEG TO THINK NOT), 13) what we should do with Medicare/Medicaid, 14) what our basic language should be, 15) support of our allies in the world, 16) defense of our way of life by keeping a strong defense system 17)or even if “global warming” is real, just like the ice age was real (and it is, but not USA MAN-MADE global warming; there is more pollution from just ONE volcano eruption than we contribute to the atmosphere each year (maybe we need Superman to plug all the volcanos and put out all the fires around the world) and, even if we totally change our life overnight, the rest of the world will not change their pollution habits (they get all of our old cars, and our old way of life). OH, I forgot, Al Gore’s “hot air” is contributing much to this so call MAN MADE global warming. Global climate changes occur in cycles, and take place over muliti-year periods.
      YES, it is our politicians who are filling their already “fat” pockets with perks, free trips, free retirement money and free medical Rx for the rest of their lives(just after serving ONE term in office)—-that is the major problem! Oh, I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture.
      By the way, be sure you put that toxic light bulb (it contains Mercury in small amounts (4-5 mg per bulb)in your socket next year, or you might get fined. Congress passed this law several years ago, without thinking. Do you actually think people will dispose of these millions of expensive bulbs in environmentally safe ways–NOT !! These expensive bulbs save energy over a short period of time, but,in order to last 6-10 years, you must allow them to stay on all the time, so they don’t really save energy over an extended time. Also turning them off and on doesn’t allow them to last much longer than the safer incandescent bulb. More toxic pollution, thanks to our politicians..

  • buddy9210

    So Cubbies, do you think that Romney is a “Rhino?” Remember, ” Ye shall know them by their fruits!!” So Cubbies, this is yet another Rhino who wants to go along to get along!!! And therefore, the American people who a good majority are Conservative do not want this mentality in the WH!! WE want things fixed, not the same ole, same ole!! So this is what we need, there is someone out there that is a strong conservative and not this milk toast crap!!!

    • Sandra Parrott

      Agree wholeheartedly!

    • Chris in California

      It’s RINO not Rhino. Republican In Name Only… No “H” in this type of RINO. And Yes, Romney is a RINO of the first order. Very little difference between him and McCain politically.

      I really hope Sarah or Michelle, or Herman or Allen are picked as our candidate and one of the remainders are picked as running mates.

    • That Mouthy Lady

      AMEN!!!!!!!

    • opar5

      Amen, Chris!

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      I like them also Chris, but everbody should take time to check out Judge Andrew Napolitano, of course he may choose not to run, but what a brain. This guy is not only smart he is conservative, God fearing, and knows the law and can’t be hoodwinked easily like some folks can.

  • Donna

    Currently I do not support Romney, Cain, Newt,
    Palenty, Rudy, the Donald, Huckabee, the Pauls, and the rest like them!
    I am very concerned that these guys and ones like them will be major converters to get along and play games of golf with obummer! Look what Boehner has done!Who I think may be FOR the People are the proven people and I am reading all I can about each candidate! This time I vote it will NOT be for another Boehner type!

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      Donna check out Judge Andrew Napolitano he appears on Fox News a lot. Make up a score card then go down the line checking off whether he passes your criteria or not. You may be surprised along with a lot of others on this site, that this man is by far the best qualified candiate in the country! My wife and I often listened to him over the past several years and even back then said he would make the best President this country could ever hope to have.

    • Troy S.

      Obviously Donna has never checked Ron Paul’s voting record as he is the only constitutionalist that we have in the House, his son Rand being the only one in the Senate.

  • Donna

    read about Agenda 21……with eyes wide open!

    Google it and see for yourself!

    ElaineP’s comment is a big issue!

  • Gary

    If all the illegals left Texas , most people would infact be insured !!!

  • carlos J. Negron

    Look for perfection in a candidate and you will never find it.

    Who better to deal with the health care problem than one who has confronted and done something about it?Learn from the past and correct where necessary to attain the best possible health care.

    Remember government is composed of people juat like you and I. All politicians are the same as you or I. Stop putting these candidates on a pedestal which is unrealistic.When voting, consider who the candidate will bring in to run the day to day government and then cast your ballot.

    I for one will give Romney serious consideration and if he has Jeb Bush as his running mate that consideration will be elevated.

    A Romney/Bush candidacy for 2012 looks interesting indeed.

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      Carlos I like the fact that you believe a candidate could learn from his past mistakes, however if you want a really intelligent, God fearing, patriotic man who knows the law and will enforce it, then look no furthered…he is Judge Andrew Napolitano!

  • AlaskanWolf

    The biggest and most important choice we have to make is in the primarys. It’s at this point that we have the most choices to put our best most conservative runner in the contest. Once a one is chosen, all must get behind them an put them in the white house. Keep your minds open and don’t be a one issue voter. While I agree Newt, Romney, Paul and Huckabee have WAY to much baggage to consider the others currently in the race deserve a chance to whoo us with promises, most of which can’t be believed. You’re going to have to read between the lines when listening to their spew and hope to make an educated guess that you will be proud of if they are elected.
    I know what I have written don’t leave many choices at this point but others will join the fray soon, maybe a true conservative, I mean it COULD happen, right?
    Be open minded and don’t be a one issue voter, we have to pick the best runner that isn’t a RINO.
    Why is Reagan dead when you need him?

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      I liked Reagan also Alaskan Wolf. But apparently you have never listened to Judge Andrew Napolitano. He knows more law than all of the other candidates put together. He is patriotic, God fearing,and believes in our form of govenment. If he could be persuaded to run he would be the best in the land bar none!

  • dfrank

    Romney might be lots of things; but, anyone who does not believe he will be business friendly, maybe even to a fault, is simply being deliberately silly. And, right now, we need something or someone who can make America more business friendly — and in a hurry. As a matter of fact 2012 could even be too late.

    When you’re dancing you need a musician, when you’re sick you need a doctor and when your economy is on life support, you need an experienced businessman, one who understands the needs of business and does not mind seeing a company turn a profit. And, the condition of our economy today is so perilous we can not afford the time for any more on-the-job training.

    • Chris in California

      You need business to be healthy in order to employ people. So business friendly can be good. Note I say “can be good.” doesn’t necessarily mean it will be.

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      Romeney should have a position in the next admistration as a finacial advisor.

  • http://DailyConservative Beverly

    Keep in mind that Mass. is the state where the rest of the nation’s taxpayers have made millions just in overruns on their road system. Also, keep in mind that “Romneycare” is breaking the state of Mass, just like the states of Ca. and Arizona.
    It’s funny to me when people made a lot less money (I KNOW prices were lower), but people provided for their families not the government.The government needs to get out of our beds, off our commodes, out of our washing machines, drive out of our garages, and let free enterprise take over.
    How many of those “uninsured” are 18-25 year olds that feel they’re healthy and don’t need insurance, how many are illegal aliens, and how many are people who simply live on the dole? Just the same difference as some of the homeless who choose to be homeless.

    • Richard brenner

      Check out the road feasko farce that was Kennedy’s deal and probably not done yet.

  • wild bill

    Here we go again the conservative voices all shouting something different. obama’s on the way, get ready for the melt down

    • D.B Cooper

      THE Grrreeeaaattt Reverend Wright said,” GD America.” I say,” Damn Obama and his Mama!”

  • RoBoTech

    Altho I have my preferred GOP candidate, one thing I am convinced of is ANY GOP candidate that wins the Primary NEEDS to have West as his VP choice.
    For a lot of reasons that I won’t go into. Figure them out for yourself.
    But, it would be a win win choice.
    That is IF West can be convinced to be a VP. In 2020, He would be in line for POTUS.

  • Eastern Eagle

    We need a Tea Party President. Somebody with BALLS to do the Politically INCORRECT thing. See what needs to be DONE and fucking DO IT!! I’m tired of all the BS that passes for “business as usual” in this country. Time to shed the blood of tyrants!!

    • Chris in California

      You may be right but you won’t convince anyone by using obscene language.

    • That Mouthy Lady

      I understand your PASSION, but could you please refrain from using the trashy language that the LEFT so loves? Let THEM have the sewer mouth!

      Also, please note that your wish for candidates to have male “plumbing” denigrates wonderful candidates such as Bachmann & Palin. They certainly are highly qualified people, despite the lack of giblets, yet I defy ANYONE to claim either lady lacks =courage!=

    • D.B Cooper

      Eagle, you said it like it needs to be said, I guess the 1st ammendment is recognized by Yahoo

  • Orley

    I feel sorry for those that are so uneducated that they can’t express themselves without using a bunch of profanity.

  • Insurgent

    Romney is just like all politicains:
    If their eyes are blue, they are one quart low !!!!!!

  • North mexiico texan

    What do you expect 50% of the state is illegals on welefare… the other 25% are just to lazy to work

  • North-mexico-texan

    what do you expect 50%illegal and the other 25% unable to make enough to pay for insurance

  • northmexicotexan

    what do you expect in texas the population is 50% illegals and others do not make enough to pay for the insurance due to all the illegals

  • SA Jim

    I’m a strong conservative and live in Texas and I don’t want to see Rick Perry run for President. It was different with Bush – the democrats liked him as governor. Democrats hate Perry, and for fairly good reasons. He is too extravagant – he took a $10,000 per month apartment after the fire in the governor’s mansion. He mismanaged how school taxes are assessed. The deficit for the next two years was between $25 and $37 million depending on how you figure future growth in the state. He rejected federal money in some cases and took it in other cases. It makes you wonder. He does have good points, but there are too many issues. I believe that Obama would destroy him in a debate. I hate to say that. Gov. Perry needs to keep out of the race.

    • Coyote

      It’s not an apartment. It’s a big house with all the trimmings. I think he could get by with less to save Texas money. It’s also been going on for a long time. Will the repairs/remodeling ever be complete.

  • William

    Carlos, with all due respect,these politicians are not at all like us, at least not like most of us. I don’t lie,I don’t cheat and I don’t steal.I don’t change my story depending on who’s listening.I, unlike many in office today, truly love my country and all the righteous people therein. I have and will continue to teach my children by example. I personally believe we can do much better than what has already come forward to run against Oblah blah !

    • That Mouthy Lady

      I once ran for & won a local office, & in my time there, I met many, many politicians, both well-known & not. I must tell you, I was surprised & very heartened to discover that the vast majority of them were sane, ethical, honest & Godly people (all Republicans, of course…:o), genuinely there to try to help people & fight for good.

      It’s not wise (OR correct) to paint most of =any= group of people with the broad, crude brush of bigotry.

      Just rejoice to know it’s NOT really as bad as you assume, & remember that you hear about the bad ones because =that’s the kind that sells in the media.=

  • William

    I don’t think any of the early candidates,including Cain and Perry are what we need . We still have time to find the right one. I am in agreement with an earlier poster,I would rather vote for a dead cockroach than Oblah blah !

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      Think Napolitano!

  • wayne

    So , in other words Romney is a f,,,king communist too. F,,,,k him.

  • William

    Allen West is certainly an interesting choice.I already have respect for this man. Unfortunately he has already said he will continue his term in congress. I don’t believe we or anyone else should coerce him into changing that thought!

  • That Mouthy Lady

    ELAINE: The U.N. is RUN by insects….

    They must be pitched out of the U.S., & all monies paid to them STOPPED.

    • celticwaryor

      You’re absolutely spot on with that comment!

    • ARMYOF69

      The only reason the UN is till here in the USA, is because of the old saying;
      Keep your friends close to you, but keep your enemies even closer.

  • William

    I believe I said MANY in office today. That’s NOT all by any stretch. There’s no bigotry here, just eyes open !

  • Jason

    Mitt Romney has been tap to be the next president by the New World Order and the Main Stream Media will make it appear as if the people want him. This is how Obama was elected to presidency. MSM is owned by the world banks and Soros.

  • Coyote

    Why single out Texas Romney??? We certainly aren’t the only state with lots of people uninsured. Lots of other states are overrun with illegals……like CA. & there are plenty more. Then there are those who are unemployed due to this disaster of an economy & can no longer afford healthcare. Clean up the government, get people back to work, get rid of the illegals or make them become citizens & pay taxes or they can go back where they came from. If they like it here so much they can pay taxes like the rest of us. They certainly have no business on any of our programs when they don’t pay taxes on the money they earn & they don’t pay into Social Security.

  • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

    A federal judge has ordered a Texas school district to prohibit public prayer at a high school graduation ceremony.

    Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery’s order against the Medina Valley Independent School District also forbids students from using specific religious words including “prayer” and “amen.”

    The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by Christa and Danny Schultz. Their son is among those scheduled to participate in Saturday’s graduation ceremony. The judge declared that the Schultz family and their son would “suffer irreparable harm” if anyone prayed at the ceremony.

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      Think Judge Napolitan! He would up hold the constitution. Check him out on Fox.

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      Thde Judge’s name is Andrew Napolitano.

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      This key board is giving me a fit. Please excuse the many errors I have made.

  • Ridge Runner

    Every one should google this agenda 21 and read it for what it is.Also google fema camps and read it for their purpose. Al so this fema law was signed into efect by none other than the peanut man in 1979.This agenda 21 was signed on by both bushes and bill clinton. Our federal parks and federal lands are being run under u.n. mandate.

  • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

    “Campbell Soup is joining the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in sponsoring the Islamic Conference in Montreal. Campbell’s is lending all of its prestige and reputation to legitimize a conference permeated by the Muslim Brotherhood in association with ISNA, an organization that is nevertheless still linked to the financing of terrorist activities in the United States.

    ISNA is on the list of organizations designated unindicted co-conspirators by the U.S. government. Jamal Badawi, one of the featured speakers of the conference, is also designated an unindicted co-conspirator. He appears on the documents the U.S. government as “individuals who have participated in fundraisers for the Holy Land Foundation.”…”

  • Sharon

    Hey Folks, I enjoy reading everyone’s opinions. So far for me I haven’t seen anyone who might be a good next GOP Prez. I too resided in TX for seven years. TX is a huge state and one that is not easy to govern. Vastly different the north from the south and the east to the west. I think Gov. Perry is on his third term and no one else has ever done that. This country needs a strong minded, strong willed individual to tow the line because it is going to take a long time to put this country back in shape again. Some of us many never live to see that happen. So much repair is needed but there needs to be someone come along that can unite this country and get our values back once again and put education back in order. Our text books have been altered with lies about our history that the older books held with truth. We have a huge hill to climb but with good leadership it can be done. My concerns for this country are many and it is unbelievable to me that anyone would have considered letting BO be vetted for the job is not qualified to handle in anyway, except for his “long standing desire” to bring this country down. Everyone in DC seems to be involved in the corruption which is very troubling. One and all have a Blessed Day!

    • http://none Floyd Hardee

      Got to go also Sharon. Check out Judge Andrew Napolitano. If he is not on the ticket he certainly should be considered for a prominent position in the next administration.

    • ARMYOF69

      I would dearly love to see the Judge at least at VP position , to keep all those criminal politicians at bay .

  • Hansen

    Has anyone read how Australia handles their immigrant problem? If immigrants don’t believe in Australia’s way of doing things, their laws or beliefs then they are invited to go home. Interesting thought. I am a Texan and happened to love our state. Perhaps it should be Romney go home.

  • Rockyspoon

    Why does the title of this article say “Romney: States like Texas make Health Care Reform Impossible” then right below that he complains Texas has 25% of their population without insurance coverage while Massachusettes had just 7% uninsured? He doesn’t realize it isn’t the relative numbers of the uninsured that’s critical–it’s just flat out wrong to impose a government mandate that I buy something, especially health insurance, which (in a weird way) doesn’t really insure your health–no, it just pays for the doctor visit, the drugs, medical tests, and any surgeries, hospital time, etc. etc. You get better typically without the intrusion of your doctor (unless you just want the symptoms of your disease/malady to go away, then by all means take all the drugs you can get because they don’t cure you–they just handle the symptoms). And rather than you think I’m a bit overboard on this, I’m a licensed health/life insurance agent with a lot of experience in what doctors do to their patients, and most of it isn’t good. And voting for this idiot Romney isn’t what I plan on doing.

    • ARMYOF69

      Good for you. The fact that any government official can FORCE us WE THE PEOPLE to purchase ANYTHING at all is beyond comprehension.
      We currently have a DICTATORSHIP in full bloom.

  • Rosco1776

    Going against the grain for over 30 years,
    Ron Paul 2012!!

  • Dr. JPFisher, III

    The more we American’s express our opinions the more we display our ignorance!

    We are an elected representative Republic form of Constitutional governance by democracy, where in God we trust, and we are now and always have been dominated by Christian religious faithful, myself and 14 generations of my family before me included. But we are NOT a Christian nation and the first of The Ten Bill of Rights, granted and protected by our Constitution, states that fact clearly as any 2nd or 3rd grader could tell you!

    Please stop following the poor and shallow example of the political and historical ignorance being shown by many of the flash- in-the-pan candidates claiming their undeserved right to run for the Presidency.

    We are the largest single business enterprise in the world and I firmly believe this is still the greatest nation on earth. Unfortunately, however, we have allowed career politicos to take control and ownership-like exclusive possession of our government leaving us a very sad outlook. Without a successful experienced business leader of integrity, unquestionable honesty and ethical-morality at the helm this ship on the rocks is a NOW DOOMED!

    November 6th, 2012, the fiftieth anniversary of another government ship-saving election, is the last chance for us to pick a winner as our leader. It will be the last and best, if not the only remaining, hope for saving this nation from economic and fiscal collapse, social disaster and jungle warfare in the streets. Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio, soon to be joined by Texas, Arizona and Californian, have a lot in common with Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Syria and the like…

    The well intending but poorly led Tea Party has been hijacked by phony, self-serving, career politicos who are the historical real root cause of our nation’s problems today.

    Our foolish and stubborn political ideologue demands remind me of the words of one of the smartest men to ever walk the face of this earth, Dr. Albert Einstein. He often said “you cannot expect to solve your problems using the same mind-set or individuals who created the problems in the first place!”

    Everyone (86%) in America seems to recognize our need for new direction and new leadership with more appropriate experience. If you have even in the least said you would like to see one of the twenty or so clearly unelectable, ignorant, career politico dominated crowd coming from the public trough to seek the highest and once most esteemed office in the land I would question and deny your “thinking”. I would dispute your obviously uninformed and low intellect, and consider challenging your base patriotism as a result!

    We are still a great but very troubled Union of Fifty United States of America! Wake up Mr. and Mrs. America …. Before it is too late and all is lost… Don’t let the political power brokers, the career politicos, the media and the “pundits” decide for us who and what our choices will be next year!

    I pledge to never again vote for the lesser of two evils just to avoid the evil of the two lessers.

    ‘Nough said, so be it, and Amen!

    Dr. Mark Twain, III, NdP, B.A., J.D., D.Pc, D.Ec, D.Sc
    The Independent American Statesman
    MTwainIII@aol.com
    Boca Raton, FL

  • skyghost

    I have been reading the post and one person said we have to get behind one candidate and I agree. That does not mean that the candidate I wish be get behind is in the race yet. Many are thinking it through. We also have to do our homework on the candidates. We do have to be solid behind one candidate but we have to choose that candidate wisely. We want representation for the working man and woman not one of the elites. WE must have a conservative that stands for the values of our nation. There are many things that have yet to be taken into consideration. I want to see the entire field of candidates all announced and running and then choose the best and strongest conservative in the group. We cannot stand behind a RINO that is clear. Let’s let the field be known and then we can deal with getting behind a single person and fighting to elect that person.

    • ARMYOF69

      Good thinking. There’s plenty of time left before picking on one for the POTUSA.

  • ARMYOF69

    Romney is a super rich fellow, and now wants to be RULER..that’s all folks.
    Vote : Michele and Sarah…..

    • Viva

      In 2-3 last Polls, Herman Cain tied with Sarah Palin, with Romney first. I think Cain is very good. He recently said Obama couldn’t run a pizza place. Agree. Somewhere I read the phrase, “Beat Obama With a Cain”.
      I would enlarge it with, “Let’s Beat Obama With a Cain”! Wouldn’t the public love to hear that? Wouldn’t they love to say it!! Imagine that on a billboard. News on candidates usually mention Cain last, saying he doesn’t have ‘name recognition’. Well they sure aren’t helping! Let’s post it and send the idea to friends, etc. He’ll get ‘name recognition’ in a hurry. Like, “Who is this person named Cain!” And what a clever slogan!!!! So folks, “Let’s beat Obama with a Cain”!

  • JMJ

    Is Romney on drugs or what? If this anti-constitutional law is so great, then why don’t these politicians, turn in their tax-payed health cards and be forced to pay for their own health care? Let them try to find a competent doctor that will take new patients or sit for hours in the emergency room (if they can get in) waiting to be seen by someone that you wouldn’t take your pet to. How many people now have “health insurance” but can’t afford to pay their bills, buy food, own a car or be able to use a taxi-cab? It is so nice to be able to be so far away from reality, isn’t it? +JMJ+

  • ARMYOF69

    There is a person of integrity still out there, and somewhat unnoticed who I would vote for in a NY second: Ambassador John Bolton

    • Viva

      I read he supports gay marriage!

  • D.B Cooper

    Hey Clown Politicians, just follow the constitution and everything will take care of itself.

  • Brian Jeffrey

    I hope we don’t have another stupid republican primary election like we had last time with that jackass we had running against B.O.

    Here in Texas, we didn’t even get to vote in the primary because it was already decided who it would be before we got a chance at the polls. I believe all states should vote on the same day in the primary election just like with the presidential election. I felt betrayed and left out of the voting process. I would never have voted for McCain in the primaries. For some reason the yankees in the north chose my presidential hopeful for me. This is not right.

    • Terry Houston

      I totally agree with your summation of the primaries for 2008. I never voted for McCain in the primary because I knew he had no chance…too old and too nice = loser.

  • Viva

    According to “Newsmax” mag, a muslim was in the Revolutionary War, and there have been muslims in U.S. ever since. So for all those years since, Muslims here have not insisted upon special places, exceptions to our laws, or requirements of the rest of the public. Why is that? Why is it now, in recent years, there is so much demand for their accomodations? Is it just the “screaky wheel” reaction from the ‘radical’ Muslims? Or is it the unenlightened, PC crowd, who want to love everybody? Our Constitution certainly is not compatible with the Koran beliefs.

  • Viva

    Romney’s comment is an insult to Perry. I understand Texas has their own, good health care. If most states could/would reform theirs, there would be NO need at the federal level and U.S. would be better off. The feds need to allow purchase of policies across state lines; need to contract with pharmaceuticals for lower prices; put a ceiling on tort payments; let small businesses join groups for insurance for employees, and keep HSA’s for those who want them. (Obama is thinking of taking them over! Just like student loans.) They could help, but with liberals in there, they won’t! We need 6 more Senate seats, at least.
    If Perry is a good governor, he should stay there. Texas has influence!

  • Jana

    Perry/Palin ticket looks very good. Then there is the Palin/Perry ticket. That looks very good also.

  • Roger Wolfe

    Rommey is a loser. If we let the dems pick our candidate – again – we will get four more to the marxist

    • Ojai_guy

      I do agree with Romney. 97% insured populace means that the state had little to do and gov’t bureaucrats do well, doing little.

    • Barbara

      And Massachusetts is still getting Federal money to help keep the program afloat.

    • Packrat

      Look at what Romney said, he said Romneycare would not work in Texas and that’s why he is against the same thing in TX. . 97% were insured in Mass. but only 25% in TX.

    • DaveinTexas

      I believe that he said 25% were uninsured in Texas. I don’t know if that is an accurate number.

    • Gwendolyn

      The uninsured in Texas are mainly the illegals. They make use of the free Clinics and ER’s, so have no need for insurance. Any Threat to life disease or surgical procedure needed is taken care of by going to an ER. Unhappily, in most cases, illegals waiting for a heart transplant are first in line!

    • kysteelgirl

      He forgets Texas taxpayers pick-up the tab for millions of illegals.

    • Dean Palmer

      I just love how these clowns throw all these “percentage” numbers around without ever siting their sources! Rest assured, the total number of uninsured is most likely much higher. Metacrawler it and all the REAL numbers are there to anyone who takes the time to look it up.

    • Gerry C

      Romney was wrong. If Romney care was so good why did he move to another state the day after he left office? Romney care’s individual mandate was nothing but a bailout for the insurance companies. The only good thing about it is those of us who don’t want insurance and never go to the doctor can get out of paying the tax by claiming the religious exemption.

    • Michael Saxman

      Folks, there’s a LOT going on in Washington, definately. But, a lot, and I mean a bunch, of what Obama and the Democrats have done to us could be ‘undone’ if we all send emails and make phone calls to Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and to our OWN Representatives in the House about Obama’s fraudulent birth certificate. Since he wasn’t eligible to be elected, most of what he’s done could be changed back by Congress. If we make this a huge issue, Obama can be impeached long before 2012’s election! Wouldn’t THAT be a lot better than waiting that long and HOPING Obama is defeated then?

    • Patriotic American

      Not going to happen. The Senate, the House and our government is not going to admit they were wrong and put an unqualified candidate in office. I’ll believe it when it happens.

    • http://T Anna Salerno

      I agree that the Congress will not start any impeachment because they all knew barry hussein was not eligible to be president and none stood up and did anything about it!! Nancy Piglosi should be prosecuted along with the other Dumbocraps who hid this fact about our criminal fraud muslim of a usuper in the White House!!

  • steve costa

    If there’s any pockets of hope left for removing DA socialism in America Texas is most definitely one of them.
    At best Romney is another submarine socialist like President Onumby was during his campaign. Only when elected will he reveal HIS agenda, and only then will we find out it was concealed because its NOT what we want. Onumby told us “change” because he knows WE DO NOT WANT SOCIALISM.
    A real republican can not get elected in Assachussetts. (not a typo)
    Here in The “Live free or die” State of New Hampshire we have broomed most of them from the legislature. We have veto proof majoritys in both the house and senate.

    • Gerry C

      The only way the Reubs lose this time arround is for the establishment to get its house boy Nitwitt Romney as the nominee. That guarentees the 50 million Tea Partiers sit the election out, and that is what the Left wants most.

    • Keith

      This T-Partier wouldn’t sit the election out, he would vote for Obama to punish the Republican establishment.

    • Linda H

      I don’t think so! You must have the wrong
      opinion of Tea Partyers. We won’t vote for
      Obama even if Mitt was our only choice.
      We might even form a third party.

    • Suzie Jenson

      Linda.
      , We should not start a 3rd party. Big mistake. That would give vites to Obama. Whoever the Rep. candidate is , that’s who we vote for or we have no chance to defeat Obama. Look into Herman Cain.

    • Marcella Barros

      You are not a t party person. It’s an oxymoron to say you’d vote for Obama when t party people are patriots and know Obama is far from that. You are a fool and a liar.

    • kysteelgirl

      I would cut off my arm before I vote for obama.

    • King of Scotland

      Vote for Obama?? YOU are seriously either a fraud or not a Tea Party supporter. NO WAY would anyone sign up for 4 more years of stealing our liberty and socializing the country. NO WAY.

    • Patriotic American

      Sit out the election? Never! Vote for someone other than a RINO and split the vote? Your da#n right I would, just to prove to the Pubs that the Tea Party will not vote for a Pub candidate just because there is an (R) after his/her name. The Tea Party people consider it their patriotic duty to vote and vote we will, in mass numbers even. But, vote for another RINO like McCain just because that the ‘best’ thing going? NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!! If the Pubs loose this one, they can only blame themselves. They, although they would like to claim ignorancy, know exactly what type of candidate the Tea Party wants. If they DON’T give it to us, then we will run our own or if the only choice is to vote for a RINO or the big eared Commie in the White House, then you’re going to get the Big Eared Commie in the White House as I personally refuse to vote for a RINO. Pubs, if your candidate loses, blame yourself for running a RINO!

    • King of Scotland

      You are naive and a political dunce. F on this year’s election report card…

    • geoff williams

      If Romney wins the Republican primary, there will be hope that we can oust Obama. Palin is absolutley UNELECTABLE. She talks like a half-wit high school girl. People are wrong for attacking Romney for what he did for Mass. on as local level. The tea Pary movement and conservatism in general is all about local government. Any Tea Partyist who sits the election out because Romney is the candidate, is a true idiot and will be party to Obamas second term.

    • Terry Houston

      Romney cannot beat Obama…too much Romneycare baggage. It has to be Cain, West, Bachmann or a combination. Repubs just do not have the leader to get out there and attack Obama and win. All we have are a bunch of whiners and weiners…OK, he is a Demo.

  • ITISME

    Steve, I agree JB for pres! He would
    not be afraid to do the right thing for
    the USA – no PC BS for JB. But of course,
    ANYONE of the GOP canidates would be better
    then BO.

    • http://x Patty

      Do you mean Jeb Bush? He wouldn’t do what is right! He’s a total softie on IMMIGRATION. No way, no how……….Like so many others, he may be a great guy on a few issues, say taxes or shrinking government, but the candidate needs to be “well rounded”. Not good in a couple of areas and “stinking” in other areas……….This is the problem with Romney, Pawlenty, Ron Paul, Trump, and a few others. They only shine on a couple of areas……..They suck on all the rest……………

    • Terry Houston

      Agree!

  • Mike from Texas

    Pardon my French but, f u c k Mitt Romney. He is just as big a piece of crap as Obozo is. Maybe worse, he just says what republicans want to hear. Look up RINO in the dictionary and you’ll find his picture.

    • King of Scotland

      You cannot be serious. Did you vote for Perry? Why do we have so many damned toll roads across Texas stealing our money to drive on State highways? BS!! The state takes taxpayer money, then give us toll roads instead of building them with taxes.

  • polishsniper

    Romney ,you and Ron Paul need to go on a cruise somewhere.You and your home town health care and Ron the 60’s hippie who hasn’t got a clue.Take McCain with you if you got an extra seat on the bus.While your at it ,take the worthless UN with you. Then you all can sing cum-bi-yah together.Go home so we don’t get embarrassed, will you.

  • Clifford Marchant

    I like Mitt Romney.He has good business savvy, looks and speaks presidentially, and has the infrastructure in place to put a winning run on a sitting president. He’ll get my vote for president if he gets the nomination.Not because I think the other candidates are dolts and morons, but because I believe he is the best qualified candidate.

    • Terry Houston

      Romneycare will sink him. Another Obama in better clothes.

  • Buckeye

    Romney finally got something right as in Texas 10% of the people own it all, 10% are visitors and the other 80% don’t know their left foot from the right and they vote as they are told as is evident from the people they have had in office in the last few years.

  • Buckeye

    Check the records Bush attended the first meeting in regard to the UN small arms treaty and agreed that there would be a next meetiung but it was scheduled to be after he left office.

  • King of Scotland

    Romney 2012!! The only choioce there is. The only thing that matters is to beat Obama.

  • King of Scotland

    Romneycare will NOT sink him. It was a state measure for a state problem — he has already said he would issue an immediate executive order giving all 50 states a waiver on Obamacare. Romney said that any mandated program has to be done at the state level, not by the Federal government