I was reading an opinion article by Katrina vanden Heuvel, that appears in today's Washington Post, and she really hits the nail on the head with her assessment of Mitt's policies. Not only does she believe they are a punchline, but that they are also very insulting to ALL of we Americans. Check it below the Cheeto.....
At first glance, it might seem as if Mitt Romney’s path — from voting in the 1992 Democratic presidential primary to being the 2012 Republican presidential nominee — was linear. But over the past, winding, 20 years, Romney has held every possible view on every possible issue — often at the same time. When it comes to policy, he’s been downright promiscuous.bolding by diarist
He was for a woman’s right to choose before he was against it. He was for tax cuts for the rich before he was against them. He was for – no, he wrote – health reform before he was against it … before he was for the parts that everybody liked.
This isn’t a platform — it’s a punchline.
Yes, indeed. The only problem with this punchline is that it is neither funny, nor is it at all healthy for our nation, divided as it is right now, to keep lying about anything and everything while being so egotistical and down right aristocratic as to believe that the little people won't notice.
Let's see what other information Ms. vanden Heuvel has to offer on Mitt the twit.
Why is Romney able to so seamlessly move from one view to another? And why is he getting away with it?Yes, my friends. The party of Family Values is all about Lyin' for Jeebus as long as their guy gets elected. It's the evangelical way (not to mention the greedy bastid way as well).
For one thing, much of the media treat the presidential election like a horse race, so Romney’s whirling dervish moves on policy are just part of the contest. Meanwhile, the extremist GOP base that once subjected its candidates to a battery of purity tests is now concentrated on ousting President Obama. And the GOP establishment is ready to forgive Romney for just about anything — as long as he wins.
And this, just to bring it all together.
His solution is to sign on to the fanatical policies of the extreme right, and then duck and cover to confuse independents about where he really stands.If you have a few minutes, please go read the entire piece. I'm very much liking that here in the final weeks before the election, some of the people that work in the more prominent media outlets are actually calling bullshit on Romney and his little side kick, Ryan. Late, but better than never.
This isn’t just bad for the nation — it’s insulting.
And yes. as the author ends the article, let's hope this actually continues to happen.
Tuesday’s town hall debate is an opportunity for voters — and President Obama — to articulate the real consequences that Romney’s real policies will have on real people’s lives. So let’s hope that, at the debate, voters will finally demand that Romney get real.