Obama Praises Romney For Pioneering Obamacare

President Barack Obama visited Boston, Massachusetts last week on a fundraising mission. While there, he not only raised a boat-load of cash for his re-election campaign, but he also heaped words of praise upon one of his likely GOP opponents. Obama gave former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney a back-handed complement when he said,

“Yes, we passed health care with an assist from a former Massachusetts governor. Great idea!”

Obama’s remark was greeted with applause and laughter from the throng of supporters at the Boston Center of the Arts.

CNN reports, “Obama was of course referring to his health care reform law, passed and signed last year, that he has repeatedly – and probably at time facetiously – said was modeled on the landmark 2006 health care reform law signed into law in Massachusetts by then-Governor Mitch Romney.

The similarities between the Massachusetts law and the federal law have become a major sticking point for the probable 2012 contender. As he tests the waters for a presidential run, Romney continues to face questions from conservatives who deride a provision in the both the Massachusetts and federal health care laws that requires people to buy medical insurance or pay a tax penalty.”

In essence, Obama’s Boston visit accomplished at least two goals. He raised over two million dollars and he undermined one of his likely opponents in his very own backyard.

Well played, Mr. President.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more singing along with today’s topical, song parody. Please enjoy!

The Great Pretender song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1oJuwkXr0E

MITT IS THE GREAT PRETENDER

(sung to The Platters song “The Great Pretender”)

Oh yes, Mitt’s the great pretender
Pretending that he is so swell
His needs are such; he pretends too much
The truth he simply cannot tell

Oh yes, Mitt’s the great pretender
Romney’s true beliefs are unknown
Mitt plays the game; flip-flops without shame
With no firm beliefs of his own

He was pro-choice he had us all believe
But when he faced strife, he switched up to pro-life

Oh yes, Mitt’s the great pretender
His opinion changes by town
Mitt claims to be what he’s not; you see
He wears his deceit like a crown
Romney is a flip-flopping clown

In Mass., health reform was what he achieved
He now says he feels health reform needs repeal

Yes, Mitt’s the great pretender
Just switching positions around
Ol’ Mitt Romney is not what you see
He wears his deceit like a crown
Romney is a flip-flopping clown

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Posted on May 23, 2011, in Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Republican and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Burned! Well played, President!

    LOL, dog abuser billionaire.

  2. Sticky Wicket

    Fox News have defined the GOP as the party of nutty teabaggers hell bent on destroying Medicare so we can afford tax subsidies for Big Oil in a deranged free-market solution to exorbitant gas prices.

    Romney is the only ‘grown up’ establishment candidate remaining and he’s being pilloried for a plan that allows insurance companies to continue racking up massive profits for not doing much more than shuffling paper. Well played, Sirs!

  3. and speaking of flippity floppity, Scott Brown now says he will NOT support Paul Ryan’s plan. “While I applaud Ryan for getting the conversation started, I cannot support his specific plan — and therefore will vote ‘no’ on his budget,” Translation: I’m a Republican Senator in MASSACHUSETTS for cripes sake, how the heck would I have a chance of getting re-elected if I voted for that plan???

    • McConnell gave Republican Senators permission to save their behinds in a vote on the Ryan plan.
      One wonders how teabaggin’ Rand Paul would vote? During his election campaign the KY optometrist opposed cuts to Medicare Physician payments arguing that “Physicians should be allowed to make a comfortable living,” Especially if they tend to vote Republican!

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