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Onion: Romney haunted by helping sick get health care

My favorite part:

“The major strike against Mitt Romney is that he not only tried to help people get medical care, he actually did help people get medical care,” conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg said. “No other Republican in the field has that type of baggage. And in the end, in order to defeat President Obama, the GOP needs someone who has a track record of never wanting to help sick people.”

via Mitt Romney Haunted By Past Of Trying To Help Uninsured Sick People | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.

Like a lot of good Onion stories, it’s funny because it has a grain of truth to it.

Whether Romney suffers in the 2012 primaries because he worked some pragmatic utilitarianism into his policies as governor will be the big test for the GOP. Does the party truly care about governing? Or just putting down “liberals”?

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  1. Lex
    April 26, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I used to think Republicans were guided by principle, most of which I agreed with, which is why I joined the party.

    After 1980, I began to suspect they were guided largely by an unswerving devotion to tax cuts to the wealthy beyond all else.

    After 1994, I began to suspect that they also were guided by wanting to stick it to Democrats and working people generally — they wanted to win, yes, but they also wanted their opponents to lose.

    After 2000, I decided they were just batshit.

    After 2008, between the death panels and the renascent Randianism and the birtherism, I decided that I had grossly overestimated the mental health of the party leadership.

    I haven’t seen the end of this particular movie, but I’ve seen several like it. None of them ends well.

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