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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Tanned, rested and ready

Just when Republicans thought they won a PR skirmish, their worst nightmare reemerges. Yes, Myth Romney is back.

When last we heard from Mr. 47 percent, Romney was blaming "gifts" from Barack Obama as a reason for his loss in November. There was the odd look at Romney pumping gas (though no shots of his parking in his car elevator.)

With Romney on the sidelines, the GOP lost two skirmishes -- the manufactured fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling "crises" -- but seemed to be feeling their oats by playing to a stalemate over sequestration.

Cue Our Man Myth:
“No one can think that’s been a success for the president,” Romney said in an interview excerpt aired on Fox News. “He didn’t think the sequester would happen. It is happening, but to date what we’ve seen is the president out campaigning to the American people, doing rallies around the country, flying around the country and berating Republicans and blaming and pointing. Now, what does that do? That causes the Republicans to retrench and to put up a wall and to fight back. It’s a very natural human emotion. The president has the opportunity to lead the nation and to bring Republicans and Democrats together. It’s a job he’s got to do, and it’s a job only the president can do.”
Leadership lessons from Romney? Been there, don't that, tossed 'em in the trash.

What's next? Good citizenship pointers from Shelly Adelson?

If Republicans were even 1 percent as good at governing as they are with playing politics we would not be a nation in gridlock.

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