GOP Debate and Liberal Zombies

This weekend I was in Manchester with my family and I had to stop at the baseball card store just past the Verizon Center for my son's baseball team, while I was there my daughter pointed out there were zombies walking past the store.  Sure enough there were hoards of people dressed like zombies as well as the NH Ghostbusters showing up in force for some kind of flash mob event.  Seeing all the people walking around like mindless zombies had me wondering if the Democrats were in town trying to take attention away from the Republican debate (which I believe may be why they continue to push the Weiner story).

I share that story because sure enough Blue Hampshire once again proves out for me that Democrats are unable to think for themselves.  In their write up on the Republican debate, which you can read in full HERE, they state:

Think Progress  took on the top 6 health care myths from last night's debate. This is handy rebuttal information for those who have Republicans in the family.

In other words here are your talking points all you unthinking zombies.

Being I like to stay informed I followed their link and looked at the 6 "myths" they choose to debunk.  Considering the source I expected bias comment but I always feel the best defense is looking at the counter arguments.

They point to 6 comments made in the debate, 2 by Bachmann, 1 from Romney, 1 from Pawlenty and 2 from Santorum.

You can read them yourself but I'm only interested in debating the ones from Bachmann and Romney since they are the front runners coming out of the debate.

CLAIM 1 FROM BACHMANN: The Congressional Budget Office said the Affordable Care Act will kill 800,000 jobs. FACT: The CBO actually found that some people would leave the workforce or work less because they can find affordable health coverage elsewhere. This is a reduction in the supply of labor, not a reduction in the supply of jobs.

So claiming people would simply stop working to suck off the wallet of others who now pay their health care is somehow a better response?

Regardless of how you look at it, be it how Bachmann put it or how our liberal friends put it, 800,000 less people will be working either because their jobs no longer exist or as I see as a worse option, that they simply choose not to work because they will get the rest of us to pay for what they worked for before.

CLAIM 2 FROM BACHMANN: Obamacare took $500 billion out of Medicare, shifted it to build a new entitlement for young people. FACT: The health law does not cut the current Medicare budget; it slows the growth in the program by removing $500 billion from future spending over the next 10 years.

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So Backmann claims Medicare was cut by $500 billion to which Democrats say no that's wrong but then turn around and say $500 billion was removed from it's budget over the next decade.  And that proves her wrong how exactly since it's saying the exact same thing?

CLAIM 3 FROM ROMNEY: I would issue an executive order paving the way for Obamacare waivers to all 50 states. FACT: The executive branch and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) don’t have the authority to grant blanket waivers — those powers are reserved for Congress.

In the case of Romney I am actually not defending him.  I point to this only because it's a perfect example of what makes Romney a bad choice.

That said however, let's examine the issue.  Mitt wishes to give states the authority to opt out of ObamaCare.  Interestingly enough, Obama himself already stated he'd be willing to allow states to opt out of the anti Constitution act as well.  So Democrats cannot argue that wavers would be a bad thing, their only argument here is that Romney claims he would give them the power via executive order to which they are stating the Executive Branch and Department of Health and Human Services doesn't have the authority to grant blanket waivers... yet in this article I just linked to here they are granting waivers by the hundreds.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – the federal agency charged with ensuring the law’s implementation – has also been issuing hundreds of waivers to businesses that argue the law will cause their costs to skyrocket.

We've also seen judges in a few states now rule ObamaCare anti constitutional.
If Mitt were smarter and knew the Constitution well, he would have argued from day one that RomneyCare as implemented in MA was allowed under the 10th Amendment giving states rights while ObamaCare is not one of the specific duties listed in Article I Section 8 of the Constitution.  That is the big distinction between both acts.
It's going to be interesting watching the race going forward.  I was a strong Ron Paul guy in the last race but Ron's too old now and missed his window.  He's coming off as old and tired even though he still is dead on when it comes to most issues.
Bachmann clearly came out the winner because she's the one people are talking about the most.  It doesn't matter who had the best responses when it comes to politics, it doesn't even matter who honestly finished the best... it comes down to who finished better then expected and has the most people talking about them.  Mitt was the front runner and was the one everyone was expecting to be the winner... he's popular and had his strong supporters claiming he won in many polls but when I turn on the news he's not the one they are talking about, Bachmann is.  That in my opinion makes her the clear winner of the debate and clearly someone I'll be reading more about in the next few weeks.