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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Arpege Man strikes again

The man who promises them anything is at it again. Yep, Myth Romney has a new health care proposal.

The father of the insurance mandate, the centerpiece of what conservatives loved before Barack Obama adopted it for his own health care law, continues his tradition of standing by his principles as if they were encased in quicksand.

The Globe reports Romney will offer a new outline that includes tax breaks for consumers buying coverage on the open market; a requirement that insurers cover patients with preexisting conditions; and provisions giving states more power in the health coverage arena.

The goal is to try and change the subject from how ObamaCare really is just RomneyCare, a sore point that hurts him among Republican primary voter,

What's more likely is it will highlight, yet again, the um, flexibility, of the Romney belief system and his desire to say and do whatever it takes to close a deal.

Surely the Romney brain trust can see the penchant for promising anything, for squishy values that have run on both sides of controversial issues, are far more threatening to his political chances?

It's probably safe the say the only thing people trust less than a politician is a salesman trying to close a deal on a product with known problems. Sure you might get a good deal, but then what?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what makes the deal, like Barack pledging to the Armenian holocaust survivors that he'd hold Turkeys feet to the fire while he's campaigning, then he backs down when he's elected.

May 11, 2011 8:08 AM  

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