Mike Proto, the communications director for the New Jersey chapter of Americans for Prosperity, attacks both Chris Christie's rhetoric and record on health care.
To date, Gov. Christie has done nothing to stop the implementation of Obamacare in New Jersey. In fact, he has facilitated it at every turn.
The governor’s acquiescence to Obamacare was first signaled in 2010 by his initial refusal to join the multi-state lawsuit. While twenty-six other states, all led by Republican governors, became a party to the legal challenge in an historic effort to defend the rights of their citizens and to protect their state’s sovereignty, Gov. Christie insisted that his administration needed more time to review the matter.
To conservatives, that was probably a sin of commission.
Is there a sin of commission?
Ironically, just one month after the health care law was enacted, the Christie administration submitted its claim to obtain $141 million in federal funds to set up Obamacare’s high-risk insurance pools.
.... Two years ago, Governor Christie gave an address on health care before a group of Obamacare’s most ardent liberal supporters, AARP-New Jersey. During the speech the governor channeled President Obama, proclaiming, “I want everybody to have health insurance. I want everyone to be able to have health care.” In just about every way, the governor has lived up to this promise.
But here's the thing -- if conservatives can finally and grudgingly accept the godfather of ObamaCare as its nominee, why not Christie as his vice-president?
Or would that be the 20 mph of extra wind to create the imperfect, conservative storm for Romney in November?