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100 Ways Mitt Romney Is Just Like Barack Obama-- What's the difference, SodaHead?

Max 2012/08/04 18:50:56
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The New York Times recently made a less than half-hearted attempt to summarize the similarities between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican Party nominee, Mitt Romney. As New York Magazine reports,
the Times wasn’t able to do much better than: They both like Star Trek,
Modern Family, and Chicken. Here at IVN, I thought we could find just a
few more similarities of just a little more substance.

The
following list isn’t just a bunch of opinions, but documented facts that
together draw a compelling picture: Far from being polar opposites, the
two “choices” offered as presidential candidates by this country’s two
main parties are nearly indistinguishable on the substantive public
policy challenges Americans face. Using the New York Times piece as a
starting point, here are 100 ways Mitt Romney is just like Barack Obama:

1. Star Trek

2. Modern Family

3. Chicken

4.
The signature legislative accomplishment of the man that Republicans
have chosen to repeal and replace “ObamaCare” was “RomneyCare,” which was the blueprint and model for The Affordable Care Act.

5. The most controversial aspect of “ObamaCare” for its critics, was the individual mandate. Mitt Romney, like Barack Obama, believes individual mandates can be a good ingredient of public policy.

6.
Mitt Romney reminds critics that he believed “RomneyCare” was good for
the state of Massachussetts, but shouldn’t be implemented nationwide,
and that’s how he’s substantively different from Barack Obama. In 2007,
however, Romney said:
“I’m proud of what we’ve done. If Massachusetts succeeds in
implementing it, then that will be a model for the nation,” suggesting
that, like Obama, he is not opposed to federal mandates either– just
controversial ones that his partisan opponents pass.

(Items 7 – 9)
As Jon Stewart points out on The Daily Show, Mitt Romney’s proposed
legislative replacement for “ObamaCare” would keep everything in it
other than the individual mandate,according to Mitt Romney’s own words:

7.
Like Obama and the Democrats provided for in the Affordable Care Act,
Romney’s legislative alternative would make sure people who want to keep
their current insurance can do so.

8. Like Barack Obama, Mitt
Romney wants to expand federal spending on Medicaid to help each state
cover residents who cannot afford health insurance.

9. Also like Obama, Romney’s “alternative” would make sure people with preexisting conditions will be covered.

10. Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama flip flopped on whether “ObamaCare” is or is not a tax when it was politically suitable.

11. The same Wall Street recipients of TARP bailout money that were top Obama donors in 2008 are top Romney donors in 2012.

Read more at the Independent Voter Network. By W.E. Messamore.


Read More: http://www.westernjournalism.com/100-ways-mitt-rom...

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  • relic 2012/08/05 01:02:40
    The difference is...
    relic
    Obama and Ron Paul share beliefs on Iran, Romney doesn't.
  • geegee 2012/08/04 23:36:30
    The difference is...
    geegee
    +1
    Mitt Romney is not a communist. He is definitely for the free enterprise system. He likes to make money ! Obama is a communist... He want big government to rule the people of this country.
  • Jkirk3279 geegee 2012/08/06 17:12:20
    Jkirk3279
    ERRRRHH ! No, sorry.

    A Communist wouldn't appoint former employees of Goldmann Sachs to his Cabinet. These people are dangerously hyper-capitalist.

    The real difference between Liberals and Conservatives, is that Liberals see the Government as our servant; we want it to pick up the trash, hunt down terrorists, keep our food and water safe, and enforce the laws.

    Conservatives want there to be nothing that "interferes" with their making money.

    So if they want to dump trash in the street, do business with terrorists, sell unsafe food, poison the water, and ignore the laws, they don't want the Government telling them no.

    This is why whenever a Conservative is pushing a bill called, say the "Clear Skies" Act, you'll find it actually allows MORE Mercury pollution, MORE Arsenic in drinking water.
  • ChiTownGirl 2012/08/04 23:21:51
    The difference is...
    ChiTownGirl
    There's a big difference when it comes to Obamacare vs Romneycare. Obama's aim has been single-payer all along, whereas Romney's was to cover the uninsured, which he did. He left everything else in place.

    Big difference: Romney already said that his first act in office when he becomes President will be R-E-P-E-A-L of the hog called Obamacare. Good enough for me!!
  • Jkirk3279 ChiTown... 2012/08/06 17:13:20
    Jkirk3279
    And yet Obama wasn't one of the cheerleaders promoting single-payer. Big of a hole in your theory.
  • ChiTown... Jkirk3279 2012/08/06 19:10:59
    ChiTownGirl
    I'll let you listen to it from the proverbial "horse's mouth." Here's Obama saying it himself. Going single-payer and eradicating all private healthcare plans is the death knell to the greatest healthcare in the world. When the government can control your body, it's all over.

  • DDevlin780 2012/08/04 21:32:20
    The difference is...
    DDevlin780
    +1
    Obama is a Socialist and a muslim lover
    Romney is a Capitalist and a Patriot

    What kind of country would you like to have?
  • disclaimer DDevlin780 2012/08/04 23:30:13
    disclaimer
    One where sheep like you don't live here.
  • geegee disclaimer 2012/08/04 23:38:05
    geegee
    +2
    disclaimer.. you are a fool. You are the sheep !!!
  • disclaimer geegee 2012/08/05 00:45:45
    disclaimer
    Then prove how Obama is a muslim lover.
  • relic disclaimer 2012/08/05 01:04:25
    relic
    +1
    Where in hell have you been the past three years, under some rock?
  • disclaimer relic 2012/08/05 18:56:35
    disclaimer
    +1
    You made the claim. The burden of proof is on you.
  • Max disclaimer 2012/08/05 19:03:53
    Max
    I'm sure you'll try to disclaim this slip of the tongue:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
  • disclaimer Max 2012/08/05 23:28:45
    disclaimer
    +1
    So you've never said something stupid accidentally before? If you can find more than that I might listen to you.
  • Max disclaimer 2012/08/06 00:20:58
    Max
    I've had a slip of the tongue before, also known as a Freudian slip, but I'm sure the words "my Muslim faith" would never come out of my mouth. In any case, it's not the first time he mentions that he's a Muslim. If you're interested in finding out the truth, it's not hard to find instances where he claims to be Muslim.

    I didn't dig to the bottom of this instance but here's another one I found with a few clicks:

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepa...
  • disclaimer Max 2012/08/06 01:22:23
  • relic disclaimer 2012/08/05 20:02:00
    relic
    +1
    Wow, talk about stupid!
    Harry Reid has rewritten the rules, it up to the accused person to come up with proof that it's false now.
  • disclaimer relic 2012/08/05 23:27:32
  • relic disclaimer 2012/08/06 00:02:48
    relic
    You're too stupid to explain it to. Watch a news program.
  • disclaimer relic 2012/08/06 01:24:53
    disclaimer
    No, I'd prefer it if you stopped using a false assumption to dodge a question you don't want to answer.

    Also, I'd just like to point out that I went to college when I was 14. Can't be stupid to do that.
  • flaca BN-0 2012/08/04 21:28:19
    The difference is...
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    Obama is in line with his party.
    Romney is not.
  • Donnie 2012/08/04 21:22:00
    There Is No Difference
    Donnie
    the only difference is the party affiliation.
  • brutusin~ Proud Apetheist 2012/08/04 20:29:41
    There Is No Difference
    brutusin~ Proud Apetheist
    There hasn't been a diffrence for awhile.
  • JimmyIIX 2012/08/04 19:37:44
    There Is No Difference
    JimmyIIX
    A vote for either miserably failed paradigm is a vote for the death of the Constitution. Here is my proof.

    Ladies and Gentlemen Your Welcome For Solving The Worlds Problems, James Everett
    Powell: Hear It Out All We Need Is The Collective Will
    Think of the Constitution as a person, let us call her Miss Liberty. obama has her strapped a table. Is now past the threatening stage with his weapons. Has a knife to her throat. And is now starting to slowly cut her up. So let us call it what it is. She is now his toucher victim. Bottom line that traitor has knife to LIBERTIES THROAT! AND IN THE OTHER HAND HE HOLDS OUR CONSTITUTION, WITH A LIGHTER! As soon as he is done slicing her throat, he is gonna burn the Constitution. And everyone is standing by with deer in headlights syndrome, stunned because they can't believe what they are witnessing. It is dearly upsetting that our Constitution being stepped on! By every loser in the last 65 years that dares to call himself an American. Millions of people have LOST THEIR LIVES FOR THESE SACRED DOCUMENTS! Executive Orders NDAA,NDRP sections (1021,1022),HR-347,13563, Small Arms Treaty, Law of the Sea Treaty, Arms Trade Treaty and the International Criminal Court. Are Direct Violations to the Constitutions of the United States of America! The...&

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    A vote for either miserably failed paradigm is a vote for the death of the Constitution. Here is my proof.

    Ladies and Gentlemen Your Welcome For Solving The Worlds Problems, James Everett
    Powell: Hear It Out All We Need Is The Collective Will
    Think of the Constitution as a person, let us call her Miss Liberty. obama has her strapped a table. Is now past the threatening stage with his weapons. Has a knife to her throat. And is now starting to slowly cut her up. So let us call it what it is. She is now his toucher victim. Bottom line that traitor has knife to LIBERTIES THROAT! AND IN THE OTHER HAND HE HOLDS OUR CONSTITUTION, WITH A LIGHTER! As soon as he is done slicing her throat, he is gonna burn the Constitution. And everyone is standing by with deer in headlights syndrome, stunned because they can't believe what they are witnessing. It is dearly upsetting that our Constitution being stepped on! By every loser in the last 65 years that dares to call himself an American. Millions of people have LOST THEIR LIVES FOR THESE SACRED DOCUMENTS! Executive Orders NDAA,NDRP sections (1021,1022),HR-347,13563, Small Arms Treaty, Law of the Sea Treaty, Arms Trade Treaty and the International Criminal Court. Are Direct Violations to the Constitutions of the United States of America! The "Small Arms Treaty", the "Law of the Sea Treaty, the "Arms Trade Treaty “and the "International Criminal Court" can be bundled into one giant effort to Remove Sovereignty from THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, giving the UN control over liberties of United States Citizens. NULLIFYING PROTECTIONS Americans have enjoyed since the birth of the United States. Our own government will become a colony and will be one step removed from what happens to us. The Executive Branch has taken the first step and made a shield around themselves from what's happening, by using the Federal Government as a weapon. The ground has already been laid for foreign troops to come on to our soil. With the current power attempted to be wielded by the Executive Branch and the Federal Government you no longer have ANY Constitutional Rights. Some of the most threatening removals are Habeas Corpus & Posse Comitatus. Executive Legislation now carries the Same Weight as Congressional Law. And now with Executive Legislation you no longer have any Constitutional Rights. And even if and when any or all of these treaties fall on their face, you have to look at intent. The Executive Branch with the Federal Government are tying us into the U.N. With treaties that WILL BIND FUTURE PRESIDENTS. A power given by the Constitution cannot be construed to authorize a destruction of other powers given in the same instrument.A treaty to change the organization of the Government, or to annihilate its sovereignty, to overturn its republican form, or to deprive it of its constitutional powers, would be void; because it would destroy what it was designed merely to fulfill, the will of the people. I think the Executive Branch is trying to create an entity to its own. Unbound by Constitutional Authority. Willing and 100% Able to impose international standards upon us.
    Every member of OUR Government is 100% Indictable under the "Regal Act". By always presenting a false budgetary basis, and asking for more money. They take the cash cow operations OFF the Budgetary Basis. And still have the nerve to leave the cost part of the profit centers ON THE FALSE BUDGETARY BASIS THEY PRESENT EVERY YEAR.
    Remember the truth I spoke of: Comprehensive Annual Financial Report(CAFRs)<-----"Real Problem" "Real Solution" ------>(CITA) Citizens Investment Trust Account. We have to change the principal of operation.
    With the Citizens Investment Trust Account all States of Government Remain, Satisfying ALL States. The CITA would attach to all levels of Government. From County to Congress, Identifying surpluses. Those Surpluses would then go into an Annuity Pension fund, this is all run by a citizens elected group of (CFA)Certified Financial Auditors. And then it would start paying all states of taxes. So this is like a win win situation. Theres a lot more to it. I highly suggest checking it out. It all has to do with the Budgetary Basis vs Liquid Investments and Composite Government.
    We could completely fund health care, with zero issues. It might sound like a lot. But this can all be done in three years. Just by changing the principal of operation. It would also cause a wave effect of responsible government. If we change our principal of operation it would quadrupole our industries, at all levels.It doesn't necessarily have to be something mandated. It can be something funded. If you understand, if we change our principal of operation. It will change the way we deal with all of it. I think our Founding Fathers would be extremely proud of us for doing it.
    "USA Composite Government"investments and ownership now well exceeds 100 trillion dollars internationally. Health Care? Why is this even an issue. Also think of our Boys and Girls in uniform. We could be sending them out in impenetrable armor. I don't know why our leaders are scared of it. It would triple there power.Our Government took over the investment arena over the last 65 years. They own and control every-thing now. This is what we should do.
    Restructure our Government to start working FOR US. By this I mean using the Citizens Investment Trust Account as the Back Bone to our economy. The retirement fund will cause will cause a discloser, only then can funds be distributed correctly.
    All states in power remain the same. They were smart enough to get there the first time, they should remain there. By changing the principal of operation. It will then be OK to work For Us, not sell us out to the highest bidder. It will not only cause a wave of responsible government on it's own. But untold mass influx to our economy.With the citizens tax retirement fund. It's growth is it's success. That's how you'll know it's working. 3 years, that's all. Three fin years. Can change the course of our entire nation and take control of our history. You wanna talk a massive movement to take a stance with your leaders. Congress then will truly be driven by the people. There nuts for not already having done it. The Senate would then be seen as gods. Then you would truly see men and women of the people, for the people, and by the people. We could influx massive amounts of money into hospitals. And I do mean massive.
    Then you would have scientists lining the fup to cure disease. Doctors and Teachers would then truly feel their power. And take a Rightful Higher Archy. In not only influence, but in the very way you wish for your life. As I said before USA composite government investments and ownership now well exceeds 100 trillion dollars internationally. We could have every Elementary, Middle, and High School at an Institutional Level. Every Hospital run by House. Our Boys and Girls in the Military walking around in mechanized armor. All we have to do. Is change the Principal of Operation. To the Editor Of the Constitution Jimmy
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  • tncdel 2012/08/04 19:16:13
  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2012/08/04 19:11:15
    The difference is...
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    +1
    Romney is an American.
  • james.bowman.146 2012/08/04 18:59:14
    There Is No Difference
    james.bowman.146
    +1
    They are sooooo similar. Romney is not going to be the answer. Neither is Obama. I'm voting third party, as it is the only chance this country has in 2012 to take a step forward.
    Gary Johnson
  • tncdel james.b... 2012/08/04 19:18:05
    tncdel
    My word... You choose someone almost as bad as Obama himself. Sad:
    https://www.numbersusa.com/co...
  • james.b... tncdel 2012/08/04 20:00:11 (edited)
    james.bowman.146
    +2
    He was Governor of New Mexico... All you have are immigration stats. Want some more stats? When he took over, New Mexico had a billion dollar deficit. When he left, he had a billion dollar surplus. Oh, and he cut taxes more than Romney. Job growth was number 1 in the United States. Romney was 49th. Johnson vetoed more than 40 times the bills than Romney. Johnson has been advocating for smaller government since he came on the map. Besides, your sources are flawed. He supports E-Verified.
  • Jkirk3279 james.b... 2012/08/07 00:56:36
    Jkirk3279
    You realize for that to actually happen would require the Earth to be struck by a Meteor that killed every other candidate?
  • james.b... Jkirk3279 2012/08/07 01:32:06
    james.bowman.146
    So should I just vote for Obama or Romney? Where I hate both equally? It's your logic that creates that universe where a third party cant get elected.
  • Transquesta 2012/08/04 18:56:39
    The difference is...
    Transquesta
    +2
    The difference is, Republican (Mussolinian) socialists acquire their power through fear whereas Democratic (Marxian) socialists acquire their power through envy. Both are slavemaster wannabes, but each has different ideas about how much and and what part of your life to control/own. Let there be no mistake, however, in that BOTH Republicans AND Democrats believe that you are government chattel.

    ONLY the libertarian party offers a clearly discernible difference. ONLY the libertarian party wishes to give the people back their lives--and Americans on the main are too stupid, dependent or both to recognize it.

    .
  • james.b... Transqu... 2012/08/04 19:00:12
    james.bowman.146
    +1
    Well said.
  • tncdel Transqu... 2012/08/04 19:25:03
    tncdel
    +1
    That would be my choice were it not for the fact that both Ron Paul and Gary Johnson don't pay much more than lip service to the Constitution when it comes to DOMESTIC national defense. In short, they suck when it comes to opposing the illegal alien invasion and Islamic encroachment.

    In 2008 I voted for Ron Paul by write-in vote as a protest to McCain. Both McCain and Obama are rated an F minus when it comes to opposing illegal immigration. Whereas, Romney is rated a B minus on it. Ron Paul gets a D minus. Gary Johnson an F.

    Further, talk's cheap. Although Ron Paul speaks the right things about balancing the budget and cutting taxes, he's really no more than an "armchair quarterback" on it. Whereas, Romney's "been there done that." See:
    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • Transqu... tncdel 2012/08/04 19:48:04
    Transquesta
    *In general* I agree. :-)
  • Razoreye001 2012/08/04 18:54:08
    The difference is...
    Razoreye001
    +4
    Obama is socially liberal.
  • james.b... Razorey... 2012/08/04 18:57:53
    james.bowman.146
    +1
    Is he? What has he done about the drug war, gay marriage, or Patriot Act?

    He ramped up tension with cartels (more so with Fast and Furious), leaves it to the states (like Bush), and signed NDAA (Patriot Act 2.0).
  • Razorey... james.b... 2012/08/04 19:26:54
    Razoreye001
    +3
    He has been in strong support of gay rights and women rights.
  • james.b... Razorey... 2012/08/04 20:02:55
    james.bowman.146
    Has he? "Leave it to the states." Don't kid yourself. As far as woman's rights, it's really more of the GOP attacking woman's rights.
  • tncdel james.b... 2012/08/04 19:32:24
    tncdel
    +1
    How are any of those things truly socially liberal? The Constitution gives no freedom to abuse the rights of others [as drug addicts do], nor does it give homosexuals the right to change the heterosexual definition of marriage. A homosexual man has THE EXACT SAME RIGHT as does a heterosexual man to marry a woman. If he chooses to not avail himself of that right, that of course is his prerogative, but that doesn't create a right for him to change the heterosexual definition of marriage. The Patriot Act, though unconstitutional, is in line with what socialist Libs want.

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