Limbaugh Has Mittens Right Where He Wants Him

Good for Big O, who is nailing Romney for flopping around madly on the health care law’s insurance mandate. In a too-clever-by-half move, Romney, after years of defending the mandate against the charge that it was a tax, has now joined the rest of the right-wing horde—and against his own top adviser—in claiming the mandate is now a tax, via Justice John Roberts judicial alchemy.

About Romney’s reversal, Obama told WLWT in Cincinnati:

“The fact that a whole bunch of Republicans in Washington suddenly said this is a tax — for six years, he said it wasn’t, and now he suddenly reversed himself. And so, the question becomes ‘Are you doing that because of politics? Are you abandoning a principle that you fought for for six years simply because you’re getting pressure for two days?'” Obama said.

Where was the pressure coming from? Big O nailed one of the culprits, as the Associated Press reported:

Obama says in an interview with NBC affiliate WLWT in Cincinnati that Romney supported the individual mandate as Massachusetts governor but “has suddenly reversed himself.” Obama says it raises questions over whether Romney is abandoning a principal after “getting pressure for two days from Rush Limbaugh” or other critics.

Obama is right of course. Mittens is worried that folks like Limbaugh will turn on him, should he tell the truth about the mandate, or anything else for that matter. Limbaugh has Romney in his back pocket, and Mittens has to hope that the beefy broadcaster doesn’t sit on him one day and squish him like a bug.

Now, that is leadership, my friends.

1 Comment

  1. ansonburlingame

     /  July 6, 2012

    To all,

    Romney is now not in anyone’s back pocket other than about 125,000,000 or so prospective American voters. THAT is to whom he is “catering” in my view, just like Obama is doing. Maybe 65 Million (or so) will vote “for” one man and about 60 Million “for’ the other one, plus or minus.

    Obama, just like Romney, is going to do everything he can to hold his “base”. Limbaugh is part of that base just like Rev Al Sharpton and his followers are part of Obama’s base. Duane and most of his readers are part of Obama’s base as well, for sure, Jim Wheeler included in my view. Nothing will change your minds other than nuclear attack, etc. which will not happen.

    So in my view, forget the base(s). Who is really going to decide this election? Duane thinks it is such a simple choice that all he has to do is write about “rednecks” in Mo, (see below) and expect intelligent people to vote as he will vote.

    Are you kidding me?

    Are 60 Million voting Americans just stupid redneck? Are 60 Million Americans just stupid “spend whatever it takes” stupid Americans? Maybe.

    You know as well as I do that the 2-5 Million voters that will decide this election, nationally, will vote with their brains to decide the best path the follow in the next four years, at least.

    So stop this BS about axe wielding women in MO or “Limbaugh” whatevers. Try writing a blog that might convince ME or others like me that would decide to vote for Obama. No way of course could Duane or a Dem or GOP ad try to to do. They will only try to rally their base(s).

    How stupid might that be when the “base(s)” is going to vote GOP or Dem come hell or high water.

    I keep coming over here to find something upon which I can AGREE with and not simply rebut. No way, so far. Duane and most of his commenters think I am one of the 60 million (or so) but I can tell you that I am not. But what I read herein certainly makes me part of the 60 Million (or so).

    I keep coming “over here” for fresh ideas. But all I get is MSNBC and other BS, along with Union crap which even Wisconsin voters rejected!!!!

    Anson

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