Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, 2008 US presidential candidate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The six-year anniversary of Romneycare (Where’s the celebration?)
Exactly six years ago yesterday, Mitt Romney signed Massachusetts health 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.
Surrounded by leaders like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and with the new law’s namesake, Lilly Ledbetter, at his side, President Barack Obama signs into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act -- a powerful tool to fight discrimination. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Fair Pay Act for women: Romney’s campaign not sure he would’ve signed if president
The morning after Rick Santorum left the race, the Romney campaign was asked whether Romney supports the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which helps to ensure women can get equal pay for equal work. Their answer (which should’ve been a no brainer): “We’ll get back to you on that.” This is a basic step to stop pay discrimination in the workplace, the first bill President Obama signed into law in office — and Romney’s campaign isn’t sure if their candidate would’ve signed it. We put together a short video, featuring Lilly Ledbetter, on why equal pay is “not Republican and it’s not Democrat. It’s civil rights.” Watch it, and share it with folks who should see it, too. President Obama is our “Warrior” and he needs all of us, his foot soldiers!
BARACK OBAMA IN 2012
AUTHOR: Sarah Devlin
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!