thanks mitt!

CBS: … Mitt Romney jumped into the 2012 presidential race today with a video that reminds voters of one of his greatest strengths as a candidate: his economic credentials. Democrats, meanwhile, are busy reminding voters of one of his biggest weaknesses as a candidate in the Republican presidential primary: his association with health care reform.

Democratic officials in key primary states are holding “celebrations” this week to mark the fifth-year anniversary of the health care plan Romney implemented in Massachusetts.

The White House has said the nation has Romney to thank for inspiring the president’s health care overhaul…so it was clearly tongue-in-cheek when the New Hampshire Democratic Party announced that tomorrow, politicians and health care advocates will hold an event to “thank Romney for providing the critical momentum necessary to get President Obama’s vision of health reform through Congress and signed into law”.

“Mitt Romney is nothing short of a founding father of modern health reform,” reads a press release from the state party, “a person who has left an indelible mark on Massachusetts’ health care reform as well as the national health reform law and its major elements, including the individual responsibility provision which is critical to making the law work and lowering costs for all who enter the system.”

…The Tuesday event in Concord will feature over-sized thank you card as well a birthday cake to mark the anniversary of Romney’s plan… Democrats in Iowa are holding a similar event at a children’s furniture and accessories shop called Simply for Giggles….

…The DNC says on its blog that other states are holding their own events to mark the anniversary of Romney’s plan. It says the Massachusetts reforms “helped blaze a trail for progressive reform” and points out that Romney stood by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, a liberal icon, as he signed the state reforms into law.

The DNC is encouraging its supporters to tweet, “Thanks @mittromney, founding father of health care reform, on its 5th bday! B/c of you, nat’l health care reform is a reality! #fitn #TYMitt.”

9 Responses to “thanks mitt!”

  1. 1 obamalia
    April 11, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Mitt- the gift that keeps on giving!!!

  2. 2 Carolyn
    April 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    During his tenure Massachusetts was 47th out of 50 in job creation…..Massachusetts, which has Harvard, MIT, Brandeis, UMass, Boston General, Brigham and Women’s and THE RED SOX…..this was a four year low point for them. We were there for a visit in 2006 at the end of his term. He left the state, and the people could not wait for him to get out! However, I understand that the health program is very beneficial to residents, and that is a good thing. The one good thing is the thing he wants to disavow! Happy Anniversary.

  3. 4 LYNN
    April 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm


  4. 5 Me4obama
    April 11, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Mitt Romney will never be president. If he was a democrat he will have a chance but republicans will never accept a Mormon, who passed health care, was once pro choice, pro gay marriage. They have no soul. Good nite my O family.

  5. 6 LunarSea
    April 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    OMG this just gets better and better. My advice, invest heavily in popcorn. It’s going to be an entertaining show. (provided we all stick together, even when things look down)

    I gotta say tho, I enjoy the spirit of the Dem party so much more than the nasty hate filled thugs and mad hatters. This reminds me of when Reid and Co. had a tent offering tea and donut holes at the Nevada Hatters festival during the election.

    I wonder how it will all read 50 years from now?

  6. 7 Hachikō
    April 11, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    “Simply for giggles” sublimely appropriate.

  7. 8 Shirley
    April 12, 2011 at 8:10 am

    You know what?????? I think MITT Is In a PICKLE. Don’t know how he’ll wiggle out of this one. It’s gonna be Interesting, LOL

  8. 9 Ladyhawke
    April 12, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Steve Benen was on a roll yesterday explaining some of the potential roadblocks for Mittens. Let’s just say it’s not just healthcare reform he should be worried about:


    Indeed, his Republican rivals — likely to gang up on him from the outset — probably look at Romney like a pinata waiting to get hit. We’re talking about a former pro-choice governor who supported gay rights, gun control, and combating climate change, who distanced himself from Reagan, who loved a health care mandate, and who attended Planned Parenthood fundraisers. Perhaps no one in American public life over the last generation has changed his mind about so many issues, so quickly. Mitt Romney, for all intends and purposes, personifies the “flip-flopper.”
    As for the jobs record Romney is so excited to talk about, he was governor of Massachusetts for four years, and during that time, his state’s record on job creation was “one of the worst in the country.” Adding insult to injury, “By the end of his four years in office, Massachusetts had squeezed out a net gain in payroll jobs of just 1 percent, compared with job growth of 5.3 percent for the nation as a whole.”

    How bad is Romney’s record? During his tenure, Massachusetts ranked 47th out of 50 states in jobs growth. There’s a reason he didn’t seek re-election — Romney was wildly unpopular in his home state after one term.


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