Monday, June 20, 2011

Like Fox Muldar

They want to believe.

Mitt Romney and Obama apologists have plenty of differences, but one thing they do agree on is that Obama's health care plan that will force people to buy private health insurance is clearly different from Romney's health care plan that forced people to buy private health insurance, and it would be absurd to equate or even compare the two. Romney was at it again this week, acknowledging that the similarities between the two plans are a liability for him while still trying to explain why this rose isn't actually a rose as long as he calls it a chicken pot pie.


It's hard to imagine a better illustration of Obama's Midas touch: all he has to do is adopt Republican policies as his own, and they instantly turn from liberal defeats into golden progressive achievements!


I watched a debate a few years ago between Romney and a doctor from Physicians for a National Health Program—whose rejection of Romney-style private insurance mandates and advocacy for a single-payer health system was so commonplace as to be a banal article of faith among Democrats at the time. Of course, that was before a Democratic president's embrace of Romney's system changed many of their minds for them, and they switched from opposing private mandates to supporting them, usually without even passing acknowledgment of the extreme cognitive dissonance.

John Caruso

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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