Presented with a (short) comment

Mitt Romney in 2006, explaining that the health insurance mandate is not a tax:

Eric Fehrnstrom on Monday, confirming that the Romney campaign believes that the mandate is not a tax:

On Tuesday, conservative bloggers responded with this:

Conservatives to Mitt: Quit Now If You Won’t Fight Obamatax! Go Hard or Go Home!

Charles Krauthammer offered his advice to the Romney campaign:

I think this attempt…to be consistent and logical on the issue is a mistake. Even Chief Justice Roberts in his opinion is totally twisted in trying to decide if it’s a tax or a penalty. … Don’t worry about getting into a twist over this and forget about consistency. Use whatever end of the argument you need at the time.

The inevitable flip-flop:

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney yesterday emerged from a family vacation with a revamped attack on President Obama’s health-care mandate.

“It’s a tax,” declared Romney.

All of this led to what is probably my favorite Tweet of the last couple months:

And now for the promised (short) comment: I simply cannot imagine this spineless pathological liar as our president.

Author: Wiesman

Husband, father, video game developer, liberal, and perpetual Underdog.

4 thoughts on “Presented with a (short) comment”

  1. Sadly, it’s either Obama or Romney. It would be an act of treason to support Obama, or do anything that would help him win.

    1. Hi Gary, thanks for stopping by. I’m on the other side (politically) but have enjoyed reading your blog. I disagree with two parts of your comment.

      First, obviously I don’t think it’s an act of treason to support Obama and will be doing so enthusiastically. (FTR, I certainly don’t think you are committing an act of treason by supporting Romney, but this has always been an asymmetric rhetorical battle, hasn’t it?)

      Second, while you say “sadly, it’s either Obama or Romney” I say, “HAHAHAHAHAHA, it’s either Obama or Romney! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! What a terrible candidate the Republicans have nominated. Four more years!”

      Anyway, thanks again for posting.

    1. Yeah, it’s over the top.

      Within the political realm I think Romney shows a lack of spine in standing up for what he believes in. He fired a foreign policy spokesperson because he was gay and people complained, even though being gay should have no bearing on his ability to speak for the campaign about foreign policy. Also, within the political realm, Romney has shown a willingness to lie that goes beyond any presidential candidate I’ve ever seen.

      In his personal life, I have little doubt that Romney is a great guy and probably deals with family and friends in an honest manner, and probably there are incidents where he has shown great courage. I was speaking about his political life.

      Can you think of an example of Romney showing great political courage?


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