Stale Waffles: The Mitt’s Latest Flip-Flops on Issues
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance“
The Mitt did the Sunday talk show circuit. And it’s pretty clear he is reacting to polls and not principles. Again. Still.
Remember when The Mitt was going to repeal “Obamacare”? Appearing on “Meet the Press,” The Mitt announced:
I’m not getting rid of all of health care reform. There are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I’m going to put in place. One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage.
WC is amazed that The Mitt isn’t so dizzy he staggers…
Remember when Romney was going to balance the budget? Not so fast. Now The Mitt says he would seek to balance the budget in 8 to 10 years, perhaps after his own potential presidency would end. Any attempt to do so in a first term, The Mitt said, would have “a dramatic impact on the economy — too dramatic.” Simpson-Bowles, anyone?
What we are watching is The Mitt caught between his extremist Tea Party base and the need to attract the votes of the sane majority. The ones in touch with reality. The ones who don’t think government employment grew under President Obama (what Paul Krugman calls the Zombie That Ate Paul Rand’s Brain). The ones who understand trickle down doesn’t.
It is appalling that so many citizens are willing to even consider re-electing the horse thieves and clowns who wrecked our economy just four years ago. But perhaps The Mitt’s shift back to the middle is a dim recognition on his part that the electorate’s memory isn’t quite so short.