Friday, August 10, 2012

Conservatives Ballistic After Romney Spokesperson Praises "Romneycare"

A controversial pro-Obama Priorities USA ad links Mitt Romney's activities at Bain Capital with a woman's death after her husband was laid off and lost his health benefits. Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul (left) caused an uproar among conservatives with her response on Fox News:

SAUL: To that point, you know, if people had been in Massachusetts under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care. There are a lot of people losing their jobs and their health care in President Obama’s economy.

Saul is referring to the health care law that Romney, as governor, passed in Massachusetts. It features an individual mandate and was a model for President Obama's Affordable Care Act–which Romney has pledged to repeal. Prominent conservatives were infuriated by Saul; Erick Erickson of RedState tweeted, "This might just be the moment Mitt Romney lost the election." Most revealing of all were the words of Rush Limbaugh, who said, “Andrea Saul’s appearance on Fox was a potential gold mine for Obama supporters. They can say, ‘Romneycare was the basis for our health care.’ ” Yes, Rush, they certainly can. Listen as Limbaugh's head explodes over the issue:

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