Topic: Mitt Romney

The Truth About Medicare

If Grandpa or Grandma in Florida are worried that Obamacare threatens Medicare, here’s your short answer: You have paid into Medicare for years and rely upon it.  When you need it, it will be there.  Obama has not cut anything from Medicare.  There are NO CUTS TO MEDICARE BENEFITS.  Obama stopped the government from OVERPAYING for Medicare Advantage.  Now, America’s seniors won’t keep subsidizing private insurance marketing, profits and administration.  Those savings help pay for better health care for everyone, including you.  Anyone who … Read More

Live Long and Prosper

Let’s start with the most basic proposition: Government is run by the people for the benefit of the people; private insurance companies exist to make a profit for investors.  Why else would we need a law to make insurance companies cover children with pre-existing conditions?  Why else would we need a law to make them cover check-ups and preventative care?  Why else would we need a law to keep your insurance company from dropping you if you get sick?  The private insurance system … Read More

We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby! Don’t Let Them Push Us Back.

Are these Republicans for real?  Just as we women are proving our mettle in combat and in the boardroom, we have to fight for our right to …contraception?  As women earn more degrees at every level of education than men, we have to fight to prove that we have the intelligence to make our own health decisions?  They’ve got to be kidding! The Republican Party’s War on Women is real.  Here are some of the facts: Contraception.  Under Obamacare, all health care plans except those … Read More

Vice President Paul Ryan? It’s On!

We can’t believe it either.  Mitt Romney actually chose Paul Ryan as his running mate — Paul Ryan, the most conservative VP running mate ever selected. This means two things: 1. Mitt Romney is running scared.  He would never have taken such a huge risk on a far-right, unpopular VP had he felt like he was cruising to the White House. 2. We absolutely cannot allow Mitt Romney to win.  As bad as a President Romney would be, you can be … Read More

I Was Kicked Out of a Mitt Romney Event and Arrested. I’m Still Trying to Figure Out Why.

(Originally posted at I’d been in New Hampshire for the past several days to follow the campaign and see some of the candidates in-person. Yesterday morning, I was chatting up a Romney campaign staffer before an event at the Gilchrist Manufacturing Company in Hudson, NH, when a police officer approached. Sir, we have to ask you to leave the premises. “Sir, is this about my backpack? I’d be happy to show you – there’s nothing dangerous in there.” “No, … Read More

Who’s Counting? And Who Counts?

What can I tell you about the Iowa Republican Primary that you don’t know already? That Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum were neck and neck for most of the evening? That Romney “won” by only eight votes? That libertarian Ron Paul was close on their heels? That Newt Gingrich seemed dead in the water, having missed the deadline for the South Carolina primary, but announced he was headed for New Hampshire? That Michelle Bachman dropped out today after her poor … Read More