Say What? Mitt Romney Once Again Has the Nerve to Say Obama’s Problem is Dishonesty

proceed-mittA couple weeks back I wrote an article where I mocked Mitt Romney for saying President Obama needed to be more honest.  Of all people who might try to lecture someone about the need to be honest about anything, Mitt Romney is the last person who should be talking.

Well, he’s at it again.  This time he said Obama’s real problem with “Obamacare” has been his dishonesty.  The man who built an entire presidential campaign based on one lie after another is trying to call someone else out for being dishonest?  Please.

I’ve actually joked that Mitt Romney is the one issue that actually brought Republicans and Democrats together.  They both agreed he was a pathological liar — Mr. Etch-A-Sketch.  If you don’t agree with Mitt Romney now, just give him 5 minutes, he’ll change his mind.

During an interview with CBS, Mitt Romney said:

“The real problem that the president has is a broken promise.  That’s, of course, what’s really striking at the heart of his term.  When the systems are working, people will still lose, and already have, millions of people losing their insurance they were promised they would not.”

I guess Mitt Romney wouldn’t have had to worry about breaking promises had he become president.  After all, he never provided a single detail during his entire campaign of how he planned to accomplish anything he said he would do.

He also went on to say that until “Obamacare” is fundamentally changed, it will continue to fail.

Ironic considering the Affordable Care Act is almost an identical clone to what Mitt Romney passed while he was Governor of Massachusetts.  I guess he’s saying that his landmark accomplishment as governor is a failure.

Hell, he once said during a GOP primary debate a few years ago that the health care law he passed in Massachusetts should be a model for the rest of the country to follow.  Of course, that was until President Obama supported the law.  Now it’s a radical socialist liberal idea that’s doomed to fail.

Let’s also not forget that the individual mandate is originally a conservative idea.  The fact of the matter is, liberals want true universal health care.  The reason “Obamacare” is built the way that it is stems from Republican opposition to the law.  Had President Obama and Democrats gotten what they really wanted, many of the problems we’re seeing with the law now wouldn’t even be issues.

And let’s not forget that at every possible turn, Republicans from the federal to the state levels have done everything they possibly could to impede the success of the health care law.  Then if we really want to talk about dishonesty concerning the health care law, Republicans should be the last ones to talk.  Nearly every attack Republicans have used against the Affordable Care Act has been a blatant lie.

While I’ll fully admit “Obamacare” has its issues, and President Obama should have been more honest about the ability for some Americans to keep their current health insurance, Mitt Romney (or almost any Republican for that matter) is the last person who should be lecturing anyone about being dishonest.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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