POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Amy Davidson writes in New Yorker about Mitt Romney’s confusing statements regarding Obamacare … LEW: Amy has raised and provided evidence for the position that Mitt Romney changes positions so often because he really doesn’t understand what each position means. In other words, it is less a case of being deceptive than being stupid. As Amy asks, “Which is worse?”

Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 11, 2012

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poor Mitt is confused

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Amy Davidson writes in New Yorker (9/10/12) …

  • “Well, I’m not getting rid of all of health-care reform,” Mitt Romney told David Gregory on “Meet the Press.”
  • “Of course, there are a number of things that I like in health-care reform that I’m going to put in place.
  • One is to make sure that those with preëxisting conditions can get coverage.
  • Two is to assure that the marketplace allows for individuals to have policies that cover their— their family up to whatever age they might like.”
  • “And you know, even in Massachusetts where I was governor, our plan there deals with preëxisting conditions and with young people,” Romney told Gregory.
  • Without the rest of Obamacare, how would the preëxisting provision be paid for?
  • Romney’s campaign quickly came in to say that he did not mean what he said.
  • Was Romney trying to be deceptive—to tell people not to be worried when they should be—or was he just confused? (And which is worse?)
  • That would assume that Romney really understood what he has promised. He may not.
  • One wonders if he even understands what it means, in someone’s life, to have a preëxisting condition.
  • what the Romneys seem to miss is the interconnection of the financial and the medical, even as, for most Americans, those have become inseparable.

read the entire post at … http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closeread/2012/09/does-mitt-have-a-preexisting-problem.html

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