Ann Romney joined Kate Bolduan on CNN’s New Day in order to hawk her new book and remind everyone that if only Mitt had been elected, none of these problems would exist. Mitt Romney would be so much better at handling the economy and the ObamaCare rollout.
If only You People had voted for Mitt, there wouldn’t be all of these issues with the healthcare website. “He would have been a wonderful president, so it’s a frustration for me to see all that’s going on right now and know that it would have been different if he had been there.”
She doesn’t mention that if Romney had been elected there would be no affordable healthcare – after all, he ran against it. So yes, that would be “different”.
Ann Romney, like much of the country thanks to her party and the media, is under the erroneous impression that the biggest problem facing Americans is that they can’t keep their junk insurance and that there is no replacement for the junk insurance. It’s unclear how she can think this, especially as she tells us that she talked to Americans as they toured the country, discussing their concerns with healthcare insurance. Forty-seven million non-elderly people were uninsured in 2012, according to Kaiser.
After questioning who was telling the “truth”, Mrs. Romney continued taking advantage of yet another down moment for the President, “Wait a minute we were told we could keep our coverage and it’s like now they’ve been taken away and they have nothing to replace it with.”
In point of fact, the cancellation notices the media can’t stop hyping have only been sent to some of the 5% of Americans who get insurance on the individual insurance market, and their polices were being canceled for not being good enough. There are replacements, or what I’d call Real Insurance, per the exchanges. The replacements won’t discriminate based on pre-existing conditions, drop them when they get sick or deny them key benefits. In any world, these replacements are better.
Ann Romney claimed that it was very important that people have coverage, which is odd since her husband ran on repealing ObamaCare.
Mrs. Romney would love to be in the White House instead of a private citizen, “I’d really like to be there. I’d like to see Mitt there.”
Yes, because that healthcare rollout would have been so much better under Mitt….
Remember Mitt’s Project Orca? The “unmitigated disaster” known as Project Orca? A refresher from a Romney campaign volunteer who happened to know a few things about tech:
This wasn’t really the GOP’s effort, it was Team Romney’s. And perhaps “unprecedented” would fit if we’re discussing failure…
So, the end result was that 30,000+ of the most active and fired-up volunteers were wandering around confused and frustrated when they could have been doing anything else to help. Like driving people to the polls, phone-banking, walking door-to-door, etc. We lost by fairly small margins in Florida, Virginia, Ohio and Colorado. If this had worked could it have closed the gap? I sure hope not for my sanity’s sake.
Gosh, just imagine if they had had to change everything in their system because Republicans refused to run the exchanges in the states and then refused to grant any money to upgrade the federal system to handle the new load. Huh.
Also, unlike ObamaCare, when this volunteer tried to call someone for six straight hours on election day to send off the alarms, all of his messages went to voicemail — including his calls to the “local victory center”.
If Mitt Romney were in the White House right now and you had a problem using the website, his administration would not be apologizing or trying to fix it. They would be denying it, just like Bush and all of his enablers — including the media, denied the looming financial crisis.
Remember, it’s not patriotic to question the Very Important Business Men of the GOP. If you persisted in annoying them with news that their website wasn’t working, you would be reminded that you are a taker and thus do not deserve a working website.
All of this presumes, of course, that Romney did not repeal affordable care on the first day of his reign.
It’s been a year and we haven’t yet arrived at the Gracious Losers arc for the Romneys. Buy Ann’s book and remember, if things are bad now it’s because you voted for the wrong person.
Watch the full interview here.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
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