Yesterday in a Fox News interview responding to a Democratic ad, one of Romney’s top spokespeople said that a couple who lost their healthcare when Bain Capital laid off the husband would have been better off in Massachusetts because of Romney’s healthcare law.
Radical rightwingers like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter went nuts because, for the radical rightwing, the most important issue is to elect Romney to overturn President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Ann Coulter literally screamed on Sean Hannity’s show that Romney donors should call him immediately and demand that he fire this spokeswoman.
The very effective Democratic ad showed a worker talking about bein laid off by Romney’s Bain Capital, the subsequent loss of healthcare, and the ultimate death of his wife because of the Bain layoff and loss of healthcare.
It is a story that could be told by thousands upon thousands of American workers.
That is why President Obama and Democrats in the Congress passed the Affordable Healthcare Act.
And now the highest levels of the Romney Campaign have said that workers should have government assured healthcare sucking lots of oxygen out of the Romney Campaign.
The really odd thing to me is that after a year of six years of campaigning going back to the primaries against McCain, you still can’t get a straight answer out of Romney or the Romney Campaign about what they are for other than shoveling bushel baskets of 1,000 dollar bills at rich people.
We always knew the Romneys and their kind are clueless. They have no idea how we live and how we work. Romney has to go back to all his houses and cars.
Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work, coauthored by Dr. Richard Levins.Tags: acuff, affordable healthcare act, Barack Obama, healthcare, mitt romney, obama, obamacare, romney, Romney Campaign, stewart acuff