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Saturday, October 20, 2012 6:39 AM
Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...
Quote:After an evening of light-hearted jabs, President Barack Obama returned to his cutting criticism of rival Mitt Romney Friday, accusing the GOP nominee of forgetting the hard right positions he took during the GOP primary in order to seem more moderate.
Obama, speaking at a rally in the Northern Virginia suburb of Fairfax, told the crowd his opponent was suffering "Romnesia" after seeming to change his position on contraception, coal, equal pay, and taxes.
"He told folks he was the ideal candidate for the tea party," Obama said of Romney's stance during the primary season. "Now suddenly he is saying 'what, who me?' He is forgetting what his own positions are and he is betting that you are too. I mean he is changing up so much, back tracking and sidestepping."
Obama said he and his supporters needed to come up with a term for "this condition he is going through," striking upon "Romnesia."
"That's what it's called," Obama declared. "Now I'm not a medical doctor. But I do want to go over some of the symptoms with you because I want to make sure nobody else catches it."
He continued using the neologism to slam Romney for what he said was a slippery set of positions, including on a set of issues important to women.
"If you say you're for equal pay for equal work but you keep refusing to say whether or not you will sign a bill that protects equal pay for equal work, you might have Romnesia," Obama said, referring to the Republican candidate's stance on the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which strengthens the ability of women to sue employers over unequal pay.
Vice President Joe Biden piled on Friday, saying at a separate event in Florida that "Romnesia" was a "bad disease."
"And it's contagious, because all of a sudden Paul Ryan, the budget hawk, the guy who introduced a whole budget plan that actually already passed, it already passed the House of Representatives. All of a sudden he doesn't remember it, he doesn't remember it," he said, referring to Romney's running mate.
Romney has yet to clearly state his position on the law, though an adviser said after the second presidential debate that Romney would not seek to repeal it as president.
Obama continued Friday, "If you say women should have access to contraceptive care, but you support legislation that would let employers deny contraceptive care, you might have a case of Romnesia. If you say you will protect a women's right to choose but you stand up in a primary debate and say you'd be delighted to sign a law outlawing that right to choose in all cases, then you have definitely got Romnesia." More at http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/19/obama-diagnoses-romnesia/
Saturday, October 20, 2012 7:19 AM
Quote:Originally posted by Niki2:
And I LOVED Obama's next line: "The good news is, Obamacare covers PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS!" Hee, hee, hee..
Saturday, October 20, 2012 7:58 AM
America loves a winner!
Sunday, October 21, 2012 6:32 AM
Sunday, October 21, 2012 7:05 AM
Quote:Originally posted by Niki2:
Funnier than hell. "Romnesia" is shallow, yada, yada, but "Obamaloney"? Nah, I'm sure that's adult, amusingly on-point and perfectly appropriate. Sigh...
Sunday, October 21, 2012 2:16 PM
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Keeping order in every verse
Monday, October 22, 2012 3:38 PM
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