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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:36 AM

Top Romney Adviser Admits Romney LIED in Debate Tonight

Top Romney Adviser Admits Romney LIED in Debate Tonight

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For all Dkos readers who haven't seen the Talking Points Memo article where Romney's Top Adviser, Eric Ferhnstrom, admit Romney lied tonight during the debate -- I wanted to share it with you.

Pressed by TPM’s Evan McMorris-Santoro, Fehrnstrom said those who currently lack coverage because they have pre-existing conditions would need their states to implement their own laws — like Romney’s own Massachusetts health care law — that ban insurance company from discriminating against sick people.

“We’d like to see states do what Massachusetts did,” Fehrnstrom said. “In Massachusetts we have a ban on pre-existing conditions.”

TPM wrote:

After the first presidential debate at the University of Denver in Colorado on Wednesday night, one of Mitt Romney’s top advisers acknowledged that, as a result Romney’s plan to repeal Obamacare, people with pre-existing medical conditions would likely be unable to purchase insurance.

Eric Ferhnstrom is Romney adviser who told us Mitt would Etch-A-Sketch his way to the White House.

Romney is a pathological liar ---

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/04/1139644/-Top-Romney-Adviser-Admits-Romney-LIED-in-Debate-Tonight

It only gets better.




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ProSense Oct 2012 OP
young_at_heart Oct 2012 #1
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #8
pinboy3niner Oct 2012 #2
spanone Oct 2012 #3
renate Oct 2012 #4
fishwax Oct 2012 #5
DollarBillHines Oct 2012 #6
BarackTheVote Oct 2012 #7
politicasista Oct 2012 #9
rainbow4321 Oct 2012 #10
ProSense Oct 2012 #12
DallasNE Oct 2012 #11

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:55 AM

1. If he really is pathological, then how does one "debate" such a person?

I've seen many debates but this one was unlike any other. I think professional debaters are cringing tonight.

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Response to young_at_heart (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:02 AM

8. You can't debate someone like that. You can only let him go on and implicate himself.

Then unleash the ads and commercials of his own words on video, highlighting all of the lies and flip-flopping. There's no engaging a creature like this in a debate. It's all about the follow-through.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:00 AM

2. What Romney promises re pre-existing conditions:

On his campaign website, Romney promises that his health care plan would:

Prevent discrimination against individuals with pre-existing conditions who maintain continuous coverage

http://www.mittromney.com/issues/health-care


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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:02 AM

3. knr

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:05 AM

4. that's probably THE most popular aspect of Obamacare

Of course, he told his lie, convincingly, in front of the biggest audience he's ever going to get. But the Internet has changed the way the media have to work, even over the past four years, even though it's no longer new. Bloggers have more influence than they did four years ago and a lie will be called out as a lie in a much bigger way now. I hope the Romney campaign learns that to their sorrow in the next few days.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:08 AM

5. k/r

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:56 AM

6. He's Lying for the Lord, ProSense

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:02 AM

7. As I've been saying all night

any centrist position that Romney took tonight that might appeal to independent voters will be redacted by his advisors/surrogates. Calm down. The impression I get from the up/down who won question frames it that Wromney won by being a bully and by playing dirty. People might have to admit that the bully knocked down the smart kid, but everyone still has sympathy for the smart kid.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:05 AM

9. +1 n/t

Last edited Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:41 AM - Edit history (1)

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:05 AM

10. (looking at watch)

Well that was quick..first "admission" and the debate just ended how many hours ago? Guess they hoping a middle of the night "admission" is better than a start-of-the-next-day's-cable-shows "admission"??

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Response to rainbow4321 (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:05 AM

12. Yes, mission accomplished

They had most people high on bullshit for a moment.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:21 AM

11. Ferhnstrom Thinks He's Clever, I Guess

The only reason that Massachusetts was able to cover pre-existing conditions is because there is an insurance mandate, just like Obamacare. Doing health care on a State by State basis would also greatly increase the costs while not providing any more care. Which makes more sense, one set of rules or 51 sets of rules (includes DC, which would have to be approved by Congress). Here Romney wants his cake and eat it too by defending the Massachusetts law but repealing the nearly identical Obamacare law.

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