Mittens has criticized President Obama off-and-on for his alleged fondness for wealth redistribution, and lately Romney has been exploiting an out-of-context statement Obama made regarding the concept of wealth redistribution.
Of Romney’s latest dishonest attacks on Mr. Obama, Ezra Klein wrote:
It’s one thing to wildly misrepresent your opponent’s positions. But to wildly misrepresent your own? Mitt Romney, like pretty much every other American politician, believes in redistribution.
Specifically, the ‘issues’ section of his Web site says he believes in a progressive tax code, the Medicare program, the Medicaid program, the food stamp program, the Social Security program and pretty much every other feature of the federal government that’s involved in redistributing income. Romney might believe in slightly less redistribution than President Obama does, but the idea that he doesn’t believe in redistribution is belied by every single thing he has ever said he will do as president.
Well, first of all, I would repeal all of ObamaCare and replace it with, I think, the kind of reforms we really need. And I have experience in health care reform. Now and then the president says I’m the grandfather of ObamaCare. I don’t think he meant that as a compliment, but I’ll take it..during my primary we thought it might not be helpful.
There you have a man who admits that he lied in the Republican primary a year ago when he said:
I’d be careful about trusting what President Obama says as to what the source was of his plan, number one. But number two, if you think what we did in Massachusetts and what President Obama did are the same, boy, take a closer look…What the president did was simply wrong. It is the wrong course for America. It is not what we did in Massachusetts.
And we now know that Romney admits to siring redistributive health care reform in Massachusetts and, contrary to what he told Republicans in 2011, admits he is el abuelo of Obama’s version of health care reform for America.
But he also pledges, to the voters he has left, that Grandfather Romney will beat the living hell out of his redistributive grandchild should Americans give him a big enough stick on November 6.
What a dishonest, incoherent, uninspiring, and abusive grandfather he is.