The six-year anniversary of Romneycare (Where’s the celebration?)
Exactly six years ago yesterday, Mitt Romney signed Massachusettshealth reform, or Romneycare, into law. At the time he called it a model for the nation. Six years later, and you don’t hear him celebrating it. Why? Because this godfather of Obamacare is promising to repeal national health reform on Day One in office. So much for a model for the nation. We put together a video explaining it — check it out, pass it on, and make sure people know ROMNEY’s trying to take away the very protections he once fought for.
That Saturday Night Live would lead with a Rick Santorum sketch was a given, but it was unexpected that Santorum, played by Andy Samberg, and Mitt Romney, played by Jason Sudeikis, would meet at a bar to go over the primary season that was. I’ve complained a lot about the Republican primary cold opens, but this sketch was good. Mitt tipped the waitress with money in a sealed envelope, telling the waitress to give it to her husband since he’ll know better what to do with it (“Don’t spend it on birth control!” Santorum yelled after her), and were joined by Bill Hader’s Rick Perry, who regretted constantly “taking a deuce every time [he opened] his mouth” during the campaign season.
Oh, Kristen Wiig’s Michele Bachmann and Keenan Thompson’s Herman Cain also showed up, and the whole gang participated in a heartfelt rendition of Green Day’s “(Good Riddance) Time Of Your Life.” Good writing, solid impressions, the song is a joke unto itself, and it didn’t overstay its welcome. It’s a miracle! And good riddance to you, Republican primary season!
Keeping his word: 5 ways our president supports economic opportunities for women
Governor Romney spent a good deal of this week attacking President Obama’s economic record among women. President Obama has said, “Every decision I make is all about making sure … all our daughters and all our sons grow up in a country that gives them the chance to be anything they set their minds to.” That includes supporting economic policies that help women, like extending the payroll tax cut — which helps 75 million women — or granting more than 16,000 business loans to small businesses owned by women. Check out the top five ways our President has kept his word to women.