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Earlier today, I asked Tim Pawlenty to comment on likely 2012 rival Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health care plan, but he declined to do so, citing Reagan’s 11th Commandment about not attacking fellow Republicans.
Yet it raised my eyebrows when Pawlenty, during his speech to the general CPAC audience, went out of his way early on to criticize not just the national health care law but the individual mandate in particular, describing it as an affront to liberty.
“The individual mandate in ObamaCare is right out of Jimmy Carter,” Pawlenty said.
The mandate, of course, was a central feature of RomneyCare (which Romney defended during his 2008 presidential bid) before being adopted by President Obama.
During his own speech, Romney steered clear of talking about health care.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?