Mitt Romney spent a majority of his 2012 presidential campaign slamming the very program he set up while governor of Massachusetts. Oh, he was proud of it while governor, but the minute he threw his hat into the presidential ring, he collapsed under pressure from Republicans who broke out in hives at the very thought of affordable healthcare for millions of previously uninsured Americans.
In an obituary Romney wrote for his friend and founder of Staples, Tom Stemberg, Romney writes:
Without Tom pushing it, I don’t think we would have had Romneycare. Without Romneycare, I don’t think we would have Obamacare. So, without Tom, a lot of people wouldn’t have health insurance.
Apparently, during conversations between the two, Stemberg told Romney that “if he really wanted to help, he should give everyone access to healthcare.” Smart man.
Romney admits that this was the right thing to do, and that the success of “Romneycare” in Massachusetts was the basis for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
The Republican party was fully prepared to support Mitt Romney and his wonderful health care record in Massachusetts if HE was elected President. However, if the very same program was successfully implemented by a Democratic President (who just happened to be black), then it would suddenly be the ruination of the country.
So here we have Mitt Romney, Republican, now admitting that the very program he vilified in speech after speech on the campaign trail, the program based on his OWN successful state program, is, in fact, a good thing for the American people. In typical Republican fashion, he put his party and campaign contributors ahead of the wants and needs of the American people, contrary to what he REALLY believed.
If this doesn’t convince you that the Republican party doesn’t give a rat’s ass about everyday Americans, then nothing else will.
Let’s take a look at what Romney had to say about Obamacare during the 2012 debates in the video below:
Featured image via inamericablogs.cnn.com.