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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  • Gary Menten

    Mitt,

    Show your tax returns and we’ll see who’s the dishonest one.

    • Bine646

      pretty sure if he was breaking the law with those returns the IRS would be on him- do be jealous of success. Now lets get back to the obamacare debacle

      • Benjamin Spider

        No I think we should go back to the tax return, as he was the only one to show so little of it compared to many generations of candidates. You think we want to know because he might have broken some law, for that your an idiot. We want to see it because we want to know what tax loop holes he used. If you understood the form of capitalism Romney was in you would be concerned to (by the way its not the kind his dad was into).

      • Bine646

        Loop holes that alot of people use- not just Mitt? This capitalism you speak of- is this the same one that Obama supports over and over again?

      • Suzie

        Most of the people who qualify for Obamacare, are people who Mitt Romney could care less about, (you know that pesky 47% of the people he spoke about). All of a sudden the GOP seems so concerned about these people who they claim are getting a raw deal by Obamacare. Quit the B.S., you big bunch of hypocrites. You are just proving that you are even more of a joke than we thought you were after the shutdown. Guess what??? We see through your crap, and we are so damn sick of it. Or maybe, go ahead and keep it up, and you will just make our disdain for you get worse than it already is. I, for one, cannot wait until the next elections!

      • Ray

        I can’t wait either, were going to kick you Libtards to the curb.

      • Bine646

        it unbelievable how things can fail miserably yet noone wants to admit that they are part of the blame- these nuggets voted in Obama and now cannot admit he is one of the worst presidents in our history

      • Jim

        If Romney or McCain had been elected the revolution would be over by now and you would be just a memory. Obama saved your bacon.

      • Bine646

        hhahaha whatttt? Revolution- from libs? Occupy was going to pick up so steam huh get lost

      • Jim

        Go for it Ray. We knew a long time ago what you Fascist were about.

      • Suxie

        LOL! Oh, wow, I am just shaking in my boots. Bring it, you right-wing loser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Bine646

        440k have signed up for medicare/caid while 22k have signed up for Obamacare- how do you think thats going to workout exactly? Those systems were already broken. As for the shutdown- appears the GOP were right, the rollout was a disaster, it should of been postponed one year like Obama awarded Big Business- but yeah keep blaming the people who are right- bc Obama did not “know” what was happening with the law- just had his name and campaign all over it. Only knew enough to postpone it for Big Business buddies- hilarious- what a joke. Next elections? That is why 40 democrats have joined the GOP bill to revamp obamacare- someone is scared to lose their position in the upcoming elections hahahahaha

      • Suzie

        We will be the ones laughing over the next few years, not you right-wing, crazy people. We aren’t scared to lose anything, because we will win, AGAIN! Just wait and see! You better prepare yourselves to LOSE AGAIN! (By an even bigger margin)!

      • Bine646

        Why is this a competition? Should be whats best for america- guess what isnt good for us? Politicians like Obama

      • Suzie

        You are the one who said “someone is scared to lose their position in the upcoming elections hahahahaha”. Don’t start something and then try to turn it around as if I started it. Obama has been fine for me! Too bad you can’t say the same thing because he is our President for 3 more years!

      • Bine646

        They are scared bc their constituents are losing their insurance bc Obama lied? You say by an even bigger margin? Obama won by single digits? Slimmest of victories, democrats have lost positions- like in Colorado bc of their stances on things like gun control and healthcare. Now after this website disaster and insurance debacle you think dems (who backed this bill- when 55% or the majority of this country didnt, allowed the govt to shut down bc they would not budge on Obamacare and now have shown the world they have no control or sense of leadership) and you think you will win elections by even bigger margins- hilarious. Look at the last election in VA- dem barely won bc of this healthcare disaster when he was slated to win by double digits- wake up. Obama has been fine for you? You like higher taxes, increased debt, decreased wealth and being lied too- interesting and even more hilarious

      • Suzie

        Check out the amount of electoral votes he got, Bozo Bine!!! Obama 332, Romney 206. Real close, ya right. Popular vote: Obama won by almost 5 million more votes than Romney! 5 million isn’t close. Decreased wealth? For me, no. You, maybe? The debt has gone down by more than it ever has before under Obama. Get your facts straight, Mr. Hilarious!!!

      • Bine646

        Lets not start with electoral votes, let get to popular votes bc that is the american people. 5 million more votes? Thats the number dropped by insurance companies- Obama says that is a small percentage, apparently you think 5 million is alot so you must disagree with him here. Also, since I am not incharge of your financials, i will go with data given by the US Gov and Census Bureau- debt has increased, wealth has decreased in this country- over $12,600 per household btw 2010-11. Nice to see you increased. Debt- has increased for median households- from 50k in 2000 to nearly 75k in 2011. But again, you say the debt has gone down under Obama? Again- you are not very good with math? Bush ran the highest deficit ever when he left office- something like 500 billion- and everyone was irate. Obama ran a deficit of 1 trillion, only lowering it this year to 600 million. So again, we are still in a deficit for a budget which will add to our ever increasing debt. Time to take some math refresher courses. Ohh yeah, as for that election- seeing as Obamas approval rating is 40%- pretty sure he would have no chance of winning an election this yr- especially after its been proven he cooked the books for jobs last october

      • Suzie

        I don’t think you understand things like, the deficit and what it actually is, how much 5 million is, how many were dropped by insurance companies, the lies of cooked books to win an election, etc. You seem to be quite confused with your own B.S. I don’t need a math refresher course, you need a new brain. Good luck, Bine. I hope you can get your head out of your ass soon. 🙂

      • Bine646

        hahaha as you reply to none of what i said- love hitting people with facts and receiving remarks. Deficit is what we are over our budget- 600 bill this yr, that will add to our debt- 17 trillion. Thought Obama was going to cut that down? Thought Bush was such a bad guy for running a 400billion deficit?

      • Suzie

        I think you need anger management classes to deal with the real facts, one of which is that President Obama has 3 more years as our Country’s leader. I know, I know, that’s a tough one for you to swallow.

      • Bine646

        Wow very very strong rebuttal- really showing your intelligence level on that one

      • Suzie

        Yup, a 4.0 all the way through school, thank you very much!

      • Bine646

        Its on display- pfff

      • Gary Menten

        No-one said he was breaking the law…just lying about how much tax he paid. Thanks for the input but your boy still lost.

      • Bine646

        My boy- didnt vote for him. I think the real losers in that election were the Obama voters- boy did they get lied too.

      • Jim

        Kiss off-The whole tax system is dishonest, even if it “legal” to do the shit the 1% does, especially Romney.

      • Bine646

        Obama is part of that 1%. Getting slammed with high taxes sounds like a great time, i love wasting my money giving it to our govt. Website is a highlight of their incompetence- dont be upset these intelligent folks found a way to hold onto more of their hard earned money

      • Suzie

        OMG, you truly are hilarous!!! Delusional, and hilarious, and I would be willing to bet, a bit of a racist, too!

      • Bine646

        Wait- am i delusional bc Obama is part of the 1% bc he is worth over a million? Or am I hilarious that the website is only 60% completed yesterday? Which one?

      • Suzie

        I have a feeling you are delusional about a lot of things, like most of the haters. Hope it keeps getting to you that Obama is in for 3 more years, and the Affordable Care Act will be a huge success by then.

      • Bine646

        Glad you are part of the 30% of this country who wont admit hes been a disaster hahhahaha

      • Suzie

        Website is at 90% as of today. That’s pretty darn good in a short period of time. Looking better for the Prez everyday. Patience is a virtue and you need to learn that, “Whiny Biney”. 🙂

      • Bine646

        Short time? It took them three years? Why wouldnt the assemble this team to construct the website instead of giving the job to a company which failed before? Talk about a waste of tax dollars- ignore that fact. Also you can call me whiney- im with 70% of this country that is also whining about this waste

      • Suzie

        Vote for your fav in the next election, and if he/she wins maybe you will be happier. Although, I think you just like to complain way too much, like all the other haters out there. Try some positive thinking once in awhile. Might be helpful for that “Whiny Biney” attitude of yours.

      • Bine646

        This isnt about picking favorites, this is about moving our country forward- you however cannot seem to admit you were wrong- guess it comes to your pride. Its ok, you can stand with the minority in this country who also cannot admit Obama wasnt what we voted for

      • Suzie

        People who always need to have the last word are usually thick with insecurity, and anger that “their side didn’t win”. I am done responding to you, because your ignorance is so obvious I will no longer waste my time. Obama won, twice now, with the majority of votes, both popular, and electoral, which proves, by fact, that he is what the majority of us wanted. Too bad that you were in the minority. Time to get over it you big, whiny baby.

      • Bine646

        HAHAHAHAH- classic. Talks about the last words then ends it with “whiny baby.” Got to you with the pride comment, its ok, you cant admit you were wrong. I traveled from upstate ny for the inauguration, voted a certain way in 2008 (seems the same as you) but how we differ is I can admit when something is not right. Obama sold himself to the “majority” (if you wanna call the slim popular vote a majority) by spewing lie after lie after lie. Now some people, like you, cannot admit that they were wrong in believing him so much. You were probably a diehard Obama fan and now cannot come to grips.

        You have not presented me with any facts or data- all you can come up with is childish remarks like “whiny biney” or “whiny baby”. I work with children so I understand you are not mature enough to have a real conversation so I will leave you with these numbers to ponder (bc you, i knowwwww, think Bush’s numbers were bad): from factcheckdotorg if you dont believe me- unemployment rate: 7.2%, debt held by public: up 89%, consumer prices: up 10%, real house income: -5%, persons in poverty: up 6,700,000% LOOOOOOK AT THAT NUMBER SUZIE, total federal debt: up 58%.

        And you still cannot admit that he has not done all that he said he would- cannot admit that you were sold and now are so so so wrong- hahahahahahaha

  • Moonbeam

    Why is this guy still delivering his opinions? Why are they still interviewing him. Scram!

    • Bine646

      Bc he implemented a successful healthcare system in Mass and he is a successful business man so he understands how rollouts work- guess the lawyer doesnt- but thats right, Obama did not know things werent working properly, only knew enough to give a yr break on the mandate for big business

      • Common sense

        At the expense of gutting businesses and outsourcing the jobs.. Not to mention his relationship with China.. How’d that Olympic inquiry go there Mittens?
        “Democrats and even some Republicans have criticized Romney for taking credit for the 2002 games’ success while relying on federal funding to help cover costs as the Salt Lake Olympics sought to recover from financial mismanagement and corruption.

        “One of the things he talks about most is how he heroically showed up on the scene and bailed out and resolved the problems of the Salt Lake City Olympic Games,” Rick Santorum, now a Romney supporter, said in February when he opposed Romney for the GOP nomination. “He heroically bailed out the Salt Lake City Olympic Games by heroically going to Congress and asking them for tens of millions of dollars to bail out the Salt Lake Games – in an earmark.”
        -newsone. com/2027373/mitt-romney-olympic-scandal/

      • Kendall

        Mitt is currently in cahoots with other Massachusetts fat cats and are trying to bring the Olympics to Boston. What on Earth are they thinking? Boston is a great town. I’ve lived here my whole life, but we do not have the need for multi-billion dollar stadiums and event pavilions that will just sit and rot in the years following the games. Take a look at many cities who’ve hosted. While the Olympics, in theory, are fantastic, they’re also unnecessary cash cows. You just know Mitt’s just trying to make a buck. Again.

  • Matthew Reece

    I am no fan of Mitt Romney, but the premise of this article is a tu quoque fallacy.

  • regressive rightwing trash

    how come the regressive crybaby white trash rightwing scum at FOX “news” doesn’t interview good ol’ GW bush about issues of today ( including such little nuggets as foreign policy/war and OUR economy?)