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Verilli Not Administration's Worst Lawyer After All

Joe296 Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 7:34 AM
The MA Healthcare Law was passed by a heavily Democratic controlled state legislature. The people of MA strongly favored the law and wanted it passed. Romney signed the bill into law as Governor. The MA legislature would have overridden his veto had he vetoed the bill. I do not see the difference between this and Rick Santorum voting against a "right to work" bill because he claims his state is heavily unionized and he would have lost his job had he voted for it.
Joe1947 Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 8:40 AM
Well, for one thing, a "right to work" law isnt' going to be the major issue in the upcoming campaign. Obamacare/Romneycare will, and Romney is the one GOP candidate who's weakest on the issue. So nominating him - which the GOP is certain to do, at this point - will take away perhaps its greatest weapon against Emperor Palpatine. Oh, and, of course, Romney doesn't say "I didn't like the law, and still don't, but I *had* to sign...." He still defends it. Imagine if Romney had vetoed it on principle, and the Dem legislature had passed it over the veto; consider how strong the GOP could be against Palpatine. But Romney's "principles" seem AWOL. Trust him? I don't, not in the least.
The reason tea partiers carried signs saying "Read the Constitution!" was that we were hoping people would read the Constitution.

Alas, we still have Rick Santorum saying Obamacare is the same as what he calls "Romneycare"; the otherwise brilliant Mickey Kaus sniffing that if states can mandate insurance purchases, then we're "not talking about some basic individual liberty to not purchase stuff" (no, just the nation's founding document, which protects "basic individual liberties" by putting constraints on Congress); and the former law professor, Barack Obama, alleging that a "good example" of judicial activism would be the Supreme Court (in his...