Fri Aug 10, 2012, 10:51 AM
maddezmom (133,476 posts)
Not even the Mittness protection program to hide his past can keep Romney and team from sometimes...
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Mitt Romney and the return of the repressed
Not even the Mittness protection program to hide his past can keep Romney and team from sometimes telling the truth
At a certain point, you have to feel sorry for Mitt Romney. He’s so determined to hide his Massachusetts moderate past, to deny his years as governor there, that he’s gone into his own self-created Mittness protection program. Now he wears a brand new identity, “severely conservative,” as he tries to court the GOP’s ultra-right Tea Party base.
Except every once in a while, though, Romney or the folks closest to him trip up. Something makes them tell, well, something like the truth. A month ago, after days of Romney hitting President Obama for the “massive tax increase” allegedly represented by Obamacare, Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom famously defended the fine levied on those who refused to buy insurance as a penalty not a tax, because his boss had done the same thing in Massachusetts.
This week Andrea Saul has unleashed the hounds of hell trying to defend her boss from a pro-Obama SuperPAC ad, in which a steelworker laid off in a Bain Capital buyout alleges his wife died because she lost her health insurance thanks to Romney. Amazingly, Saul resorted to touting Romneycare, insisting “if people had been in Massachusetts, under Gov. Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care.” The right immediately exploded with rage: how dare Saul invoke her boss’s signature accomplishment as governor, which he’s spent the entire campaign running away from? Have you no decency, madam?
Be the heroine of your life, not the victim. - Nora Ephron
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Fri Aug 10, 2012, 03:23 PM
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