The GOP was for the individual mandate before they were against it.

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thomas Veil, May 20, 2011.

  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    OBJECTIVE reality
    Well well well.

    Interesting, isn't it, how many Republicans had actually supported the idea of the individual mandate?

    I don't buy the excuse that their 1993 plan was a poorly thought out response to "Hillarycare". I think what "evolved" in the interim was the tea party, and the GOP's pathetic desire to pander to them.

    Maybe Obama should go with this throughout the 2012 campaign -- "They were for it before they were against it." It's not like that argument hasn't worked before. ;)
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I'm all for an opposition party to the one in power but the Republican Party of today is ****ing pathetic. Actively and loudly opposing anything Obama does, much of which are ideas that came out of the Republican Party like mandates.

    His Middle East speech yesterday could have been delivered by George Bush yet they ran out and started the Obama is not a friend of Israel and how can we give aid when we're broke memes.

    Saw parts of an interview with John Huntsman this morning. This guy is crazy SANE Republican. :D Want to bet he doesn't make it out of New Hampshire.
  3. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    Ambassador to China, fluent in Chinese, appointed by Barack Obama.

    After seeing the latest crap to come out of a Republican's mouth about China, I don't see Huntsman getting too far.. He'll be accused of being a pinko commie trying to turn the US into Obama's socialist paradise.
  4. mcrain macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2002
    (Rather than reposting... ) I posted a thread about Gingrich's comments on FoxNews with Greta in which he admitted the 1993 plan was only proposed because the GOP was opposed to Hillary Clinton's proposed health care reform. It wasn't an honest proposal from the beginning.

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