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Massachusetts Liberal

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

"Message: I care"

Not since George H.W. Bush marveled at a supermarket scanner have we seen a Republican quite as out of touch with the American Experience as Willard M. Romney.

It was another day, another mixed message as Romney stared directly into a camera to offer a message that he hoped would make 47 percent of voters forget what he said about them when he didn't know there was a camera recording his conversation with rich donors in a Boca Raton mansion.
“President Obama and I both care about poor and middle-class families,” Mr. Romney says in the ad. “The difference is my policies will make things better for them.” 
By cutting taxes on the wealthy and telling 60 Minutes he thought his 14 percent tax rate was fair?

Multiple Choice Myth then doubled down on his insincerity, insisting a sign of his empathy with middle America is the fact that he supported RomneyCare, the Massachusetts health care reform law that he has sped away from throughout the campaign season.
“Don’t forget — I got everybody in my state insured,” Romney told NBC late Wednesday afternoon. “One hundred percent of the kids in our state had health insurance. I don’t think there’s anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record.”
Yet true to form, the Kama Sutra Kandidate did an immediate back flip:
I will repeal Obamacare and replace it with real health care reform,” Romney said during the rally in Toledo, Ohio. “Obamacare is really Exhibit No. 1 of the president’s political philosophy, and that is that government knows better than people how to run your lives.”
The gyrations could have conservatives running for high blood pressure medication, much as they did the last time the Romney camp professed any love for its orphan child.
Prominent conservative blogger Erick Erickson said it could “mark the day the Romney campaign died.”
 But at least he would have health care.

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