Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mitt Romney is accidentally honest

From the Washington Examiner:
All credentialed media checking into the Republican National Convention are being given a swag bag featuring brochures and items from various sponsors such as sunglasses and a pocket fan. But the bag also contains a copy of the original hardcover version of Mitt Romney’s book, No Apology, in which he suggested his approach to health care in Massachusetts could be accomplished in the rest of the country.

The allusion was later altered for the paperback version of the book, a change that became a contentious issue during the Republican primary.

On page 177 of the hardcover version of No Apology that’s being given out at the RNC, Romney describes his Massachusetts health care law and writes: “We can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country, and it can be done without letting government take over health care.”

This language was problematic, because it implied, contrary to what Romney has said elsewhere, that Romney thought his Massachusetts health care law could be a model for the nation.

No, no, no! Romney thought his health care plan was too good for the rest of the country. That was the problem.

But really, he'd have been better off handing out the paperback version, I Apologize, instead, don't you think?

Unless this is another Etch-A-Sketch moment, perhaps? Did the Republicans see a poll that showed voter support for Romneycare Obamacare? If so, maybe it's time to shake that Etch-A-Sketch again.

After all, the Republican primary is over. It's time to stop lying to the loony Republican base and start lying to the nation as a whole.

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