One may think that all this talk about the constitutionality of Barack Obama's health care system would prove problematic for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — who actually invented Barack Obama's health care system back when it was still referred to as Mitt Romney's health care system — but no.
Because what you're failing to see is that Mitt Romney instituted a mandate system in a state, and Barack Obama did it in a country. And, you know, that makes it totally totally totally different, because, um… Hey, look! A robotosaurus! Yoinks!
In an interview on The View, Romney said his plan for Massachusetts — which like the national one mandates coverage — was never designed to be applied to other states.
"We addressed a problem in Massachusetts that was designed to solve problems for the people of Massachusetts," Romney during his appearance on the daytime talk show Tuesday. "But it is wrong and unconstitutional to take what is designed for one state and say we are going to apply that in every state."
"What we did will not work in Texas, will not work in California," the likely presidential candidate continued. "It is designed for the people of one state."
Considering the fact that Romney actually told Democrats to use RomneyCare as a model for ObamaCare, it seems unlikely that this argument is going to hold water going into the GOP primaries, with every Republican gunning to knock him down from his front runner status. Though, this seems somewhat unfair to me.
I mean, nobody actually expects Romney to hold an opinion for more than a three week span of time, do they?
Tags: Barack Obama, Constitution, Health Care, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney