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Come on, sing it with me. Oops I did it again….I think I did it again I made you believe….
Yet another flip flop from our favorite flopper, Mitt Romney. As Governor of Massachusetts he put into place the first universal health care system in America which is now the blue print for ObamaCare.
But here’s what he’s saying now………….
It is hard to believe but Fox News actually mentioned this past weekend the Washington Post-ABC News Poll for choice of Republican nominee in 2012 that Huckabee topped by five points. Maybe when his success is so much in your face they have to address it since he is employed there and has the number one cable news show on the weekends.
In the latest Fox News Dynamics Poll Mike Huckabee is once again at the top in a statistical tie. This is great news with so much time before the 2012 campaign kicks off which leaves him plenty of air time on both his TV show and his ABC Radio show The Huckabee Report to state his platform and gain more loyal supporters.
The opening comments he had on his Fox News show Huckabee about the Obama health care proposal and its plan to limit doctor’s pay struck a nerve with America. I haven’t heard too many other 2012 Republican prospects speak out like this against ObamaCare but perhaps that is because RomneyCare in Massachusetts is the blueprint that the President is following.
I want my doctor to make good money. I want him or her to be the smartest kid in his class, not the average. I want my doctor to enjoy being a doctor, and don’t want the doctor coming into the operating room worrying about paying the rent, but thinking of how to keep me healthy enough so I can pay my own rent. If we keep talking about limiting doctor salaries, we might get people who really aren’t that good, but they were willing to do the job at a discount.
I don’t care if Oprah made $275 million last year or if Kobe Bryant brought down $45 million. But if a member of my family has a brain tumor, I don’t want Oprah or Kobe doing the operation. I want the best neurosurgeon I can find, and I won’t be looking for the low bidder or seeing if there is a coupon in the paper for 10% off the cost. I want someone who has worked real hard to know what he’s doing and does it well. And if he’s really, really good at it, he’ll still only make about a penny for each dollar that Oprah makes.
If one of the results of the government fixing health care is to encourage the smart people to do what Oprah does and the dumb people to become doctors, then thanks, but no thanks. I need a good doctor a lot more than I need Oprah. And I want my doctor to make a lot of money.
Read Huckabee’s complete remarks here.
The other day I saw a bumper sticker on a car that said I vote Democrat because they care about people. I just had to laugh at the irony of it all. Care about people? Really?
The recent poster child for “caring about people” is the aide to Democrat Representative Paul Tonko of New York who admitted while talking about the health care legislation that she gets paid to read the bill for Tonko. I guess caring about people means that you spend a trillion dollars of your constituents’ money on something you didn’t even read.
The aide then goes on to admit that “probably the best part of the bill is the increase in Hospice care which will solve the prolonging of life issue.” It looks like Democrats care about people so much that they got both ends of the life spectrum covered. They dole out money to snuff out life in the beginning stages and now they fund ending life sooner in the later stages. I guess they only care about you if you meet their criteria of quality of human life.
It all makes sense. In order for ObamaCare to even remotely work there has to be a fixed amount of people that it can cover. How do you achieve that? Promote abortions (which taxpayers will be footing the bill for) and dying with dignity. To heck with you if it costs too much to keep you alive. Remember, Democrats care about people. Hope and Change.
On August 22 Team Huck members from around the country will get together to make phone calls on behalf of Bob McDonnell for Governor of Virginia which is a 2009 election. Members are encouraged to host Huck PAC house parties with guests making the phone calls with a goal of 10,000 calls nationwide. Bob McDonnell is a solid conservative and has what it takes to be a great leader and Team Huck is doing everything they can to ensure his victory.
In polling news, Governor Huckabee tops yet another 2012 poll for choice of Republican nominee. In this poll he is leading by five points which is outside of the margin of error. Don’t hold your breath that any one in the conservative news outlets will whisper a word of this. Maybe some day they will learn that they do not pick the Republican standard bearer; we do.
Last presidential primary season Governor Huckabee set himself apart from his Republican rivals by focusing on preventative care to help bring down the cost of health care. He now has not held back and is one of the leading voices against President Obama’s and the Democrat’s new health care plan that they are desperately trying to shove through Congress.
He first released a post on Huck PAC about the issue that stated Humpty Dumpty could not be put back together again. He also gives insight on how he would fix the health care system make it more affordable.
No, preventative health care measures won’t reduce the cost of health care, at least for a generation, but it is a necessary step. We must also take steps to reduce the costs of employer provided health care. Our businesses can’t compete in a global market when they face demands from employees for more and more coverage without any regard for the costs. That is simply human nature – when a person isn’t paying for something, they want the very best they can get. I believe that we must transition from an employer based system to a consumer based system.
His next shot at ObamaCare was on his Fox News show this past weekend in which he makes it clear what a government run health care system would do to our country.
The bill creates both a new government-run system and a new mandate requiring almost all employers either to provide health care or pay a big fat tax. President Obama says if you like your insurance, you can keep it. But how can you keep something that no longer exists?
Many employers will decide it’s cheaper and easier to pay the tax, forcing their employees onto the government plan. For those who still have private insurance, the government will just undercut those private plans by subsidizing the government plan and taking away the tax advantage of a private, employer plan. The government plan will be the only game in town.
Those bureaucrats who will make your medical decisions probably won’t love your grandmother or your newborn in neo-natal intensive care as much as you do.
Almost half of the uninsured either qualify for existing government programs, but haven’t enrolled, or they can comfortably afford insurance, but choose not to buy it.
Some are illegals you’ll get to pay for. The rest of the uninsured are less than 10 percent of our population. Why not bring them onboard, instead of throwing all of us over the side? Why destroy a system that works for more than nine out of 10 Americans?
The new PPP national monthly survey that came out today shows for the fourth time in a row that Governor Mike Huckabee would be the best Republican to take on President Barack Obama in 2012. The other thing that is apparent in this poll is that Huckabee is the only Republican with positive favorables among both men and women and across all age demographics while dominating three out of the four regions of the United States.
It seems that even though the past four PPP surveys have shown Huckabee as the strongest Republican against President Obama with the highest favorables the Rassmussen Poll chose to leave his name out completely in today’s numbers released showing head to head match-ups. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if Mitt Romney is tied with Obama in this Rasmussen Poll then Mike Huckbee would have been beating him if he would have been included. Rasmussen is supposed to be a trusted pollster. What a disappointment.
I shouldn’t be so hard on Rasmussen for doing this because Huckabee’s own employer, Fox News, leaves him out of the 2012 line-up continuously and only refers to the two out of ten or more polls that he has not topped. The blatant disrespect of him by Faux News is sickening and confirms my belief that they and their precious country club Republican buddies are scared to death that “one of them” may not be our standard bearer.
I have not commented much on the other 2012 prospects mainly because it is so early and also because every other week one seems to do something that is catastrophic to their career. I’m still trying to make sense of why Mark Sanford is still Governor of South Carolina and what Governor Palin’s plans are once she leaves office since something new falls out of her mouth every day, and it is only a matter of time before the electorate sees the connection between ObamaCare and RomneyCare. All I know is that Mike Huckabee’s star is still shining pretty brightly.
As an Iowan, Huckabee’s endorsement of BobVander Plaats to be our next Governor speaks volumes. Bob is a solid fiscal and social conservative who understands the Constitution and the role of the three branches of government. On April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court legislated from the bench and ordered same-sex marriage. Bob is fighting for the will of the people to be heard and has promised to issue an executive order on day one as Governor stopping same-sex marriage until the people of Iowa have a chance to vote on it or the legislature rectifies the court’s decision.
I am proud to be a member of Team Huck and support this incredible candidate. Join today!
Also, in polling news Governor Huckabee is one of the top picks of 2012 contenders once again in a latest Rasmussen poll. He also outperforms all of his competitors in favorables.
Don’t you think it is time for President Obama to grow up and take responsibility for the state of the nation? Quit blaming Bush!