ABC Attempts To Fabricate A Flip-Flop


Mitt Romney ‘Not Getting Rid of All of Health Care Reform’

Opening paragraphs:

“Mitt Romney raised some eyebrows today when he said, “I’m not getting rid of all of healthcare reform.”

That sounded quite different from the mantra he has repeated for months, that he would “repeal Obamacare.”

Though the Romney campaign quickly said there has been no change in position, it’s clear that despite the rhetoric, the Republican nominee would keep some of the popular elements of President Obama’s healthcare reform act.

“Well, I’m not getting rid of all of healthcare reform,” Romney said in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“Of course there are a number of things that I like in healthcare reform that I’m going to put in place,” he said. “One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage.””

Hey ABC, check with Andrea Mitchell on how to perpetrate a fraud next time.

Without batting an eye, ABC attempts to make this into a flip-flop, ignoring that Romney has stated the above since the very beginning of his campaign. Romney’s statements here in no way mean he is not going to stick to his promise to repeal Obamacare. That was hit one in the article, the next part was to highlight the vouchers proposed by Paul Ryan:

“Their voucher plan for Medicare would bankrupt Medicare,” Obama later told the 3,000 supporters who attended the rally.

Hey, ummm.. ABC? That’s Obama repeating the lie from his acceptance speech, “And I will — I will never turn Medicare into a voucher.” About two days after his speech, this happened:

Surprise! HHS pilot program to send 2 million poor seniors from Medicare into … “voucher” programs

Ouch. Yeah…Nice try, ABC. Next time, get tips on perpetrating a fraud from Andrea Mitchell. Oh and pro-tip: Don’t cite a full leftist group like Center for American Progress as the source for your horror show figure on costs.  Definitely don’t leave off their full title either, which is Center for American Progress ACTION FUND. I laugh at their “About Us” page every time a media lapdog like ABC links to them. Whoever wrote it needs to look up the definitions of Non-Partisan, Independent and Progressive:

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Related Reading:

Paul Ryan’s Medicare Plan Sounds Just Like Zeke Emanuel’s Voucher System


About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is the former Co-Founder and Managing Editor at American Lens. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of Her past writing can also be found at IJ review, Breitbart, FOX news, Da Tech Guy Blog, Heartland Institute, Civitas Institute and Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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