Thursday, August 9, 2012

Don’t Say That Word

Romney press secretary Andrea Saul is in deep shit now:

A Mitt Romney spokesperson offered an unusual counterattack Wednesday to an ad in which a laid-off steelworker blames the presumptive GOP nominee for his family losing health care: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor’s universal health care law.

“To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News. “There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President [Barack] Obama’s economy.”

Ooh, the bats are really pissed now. Rule #1 for Republicans: Never mention the signature accomplishment of the Romney tenure in Massachusetts. It never happened, and it wasn’t the word-for-word model for what became the Affordable Care Act. There is no way Mr. Romney can win the Republican base if they knew what he did for sick people who couldn’t afford health insurance: that’s socialism.