Jim Demint and various other republicans (now that “obamacare” has been upheld by the supreme court) are sending letters to all 50 governors urging them to not comply with the law and refuse to set up private health insurance exchanges (one of the provisions in the bill). This was a republican idea, just as the individual mandate was a republican idea that was thought up by a conservative think tank and legislatively supported almost exclusively by republicans until obama thought it was a good idea too – then it was vilified.
“Obamacare” was modeled after “romneycare”, the healthcare plan Mitt Romney set up in his own state. Demint had this to say about “obamacare”:
“I urge every governor to stop implementing the health care exchanges that would help implement the harmful effects of this misguided law. Americans have loudly rejected this federal takeover of health care, and governors should join with the people and reject its implementation.”
And of course by “americans” he means “republicans”, since belief that the bill should be repealed is held squarely down party lines with roughly as many opposing as are in favor.
Similarly when george bush was elected by one of the narrowest margins in history he declared it a “mandate” from the american people. And sarah palin likes being back in “real america”. Disgusting rhetoric.
But anyway, I digress… So yeah demint thinks obamacare is evil! That the whole nation should have a system of universal healthcare implemented by the government is despicable!
Unless it’s being implemented by a republican like mitt romney. When asked to comment on romney’s government implemented universal healthcare system his response was glowing praise. He even said (I shit you not) “the whole country should do what mitt romney did in massachusettes.”
If John McCain had been elected and championed the same cause republicans would be singing his praises for fixing the healthcare system in america.