Longtime Republicans torn between party loyalty and Obamacare
Jill Thacker and her daughter, JJ Thacker, share asthma medicine, since Jill's insurance doesn't pay for prescription drugs.
October 8th, 2012
08:10 AM ET
9 years ago

Longtime Republicans torn between party loyalty and Obamacare

(CNN) - Jill Thacker was dying for a cup of coffee when she recently ran into a 7-Eleven convenience store. To her pleasant surprise, the coffee was free - as long as she would commit to drinking it in either a red Mitt Romney cup or a blue Barack Obama cup.

"Which are you going to choose, Mom?" her son asked.


Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Mitt Romney
soundoff (5 Responses)

    People who vote against their own interest is absolutely insane.

    October 8, 2012 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  2. demwit

    Wow! How do I become a Senior CNN Medical Correspondent!?

    October 8, 2012 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  3. WiredweirdinSF

    Is it not amazing that the liberally biased media lets people like David Letterman and Stephanie Cutter get away with calling Mitt Romney a "felon" in front of national audience? Can you imagine the uproar and calls for resignation if some FOXNews personality said that about Huessein Obama. That folks is a clear and unadulterated example of liberal bias. Defend it dope addicts.

    October 8, 2012 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  4. Babyboomer

    I was wondering when some of these folks, who have been voting against their own interest for years, were going to figure it out. At some point you have to ask yourself if your dislike for President Obama and Democrats out weighs your responsibility to do what's best for your family and maybe even yourself. There are plenty of things this President has done to help the middle class and poor in this country but if the Affordable Health Care Act is the one thing that helps them to realize the need to keep going forward instead of backward then so be it. Bravo... Obama/Biden 2012

    October 8, 2012 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  5. Anonymous

    "Which are you going to choose, Mom?" her son asked."

    Mitt Romney has spent his entire life "lying for the lord". I rather think that "lying for the lord" carries as much weight with the Lord as "lying for votes" will carry weight with middle class Americans. If one has to lie to convince others to follow them, chances are that person isn't worth supporting ... or following. Mitt Romney is a shameless hustler. Nothing more, nothing less.

    October 8, 2012 09:42 am at 9:42 am |