Robert Stein 1924-2014

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Sunday, November 03, 2013

"What? Me Worry?" Mitt is Back

Time passes so quickly when you’re having fun. It seems only a year ago that Mitt Romney lost some election or other and disappeared from sight. Now he’s back, with that goofy Alfred E Neumann smile, to remind us of what we have been missing.

The man of a thousand political positions turns up on “Meet the Press” to exhibit again his brilliant flexibility with truth. This time he is not only denying for the umpteenth time that Obamacare is similar to his Massachusetts plan but picking up on the current GOP attack line that, contrary to the President’s promise, some people are losing their current insurance.

His successor Deval Patrick follows to point out that only a tiny percentage with sub-standard policies fall into this category and will be able to get better coverage at lower cost when the technical glitches are fixed and to say that Obama “needs to be out talking about the fundamental good that the Affordable Care Act does for people. And this is provoking him to do so--and I think that’s a great thing.”

But not to worry. The Mitt we knew and loved in 2012 is not concerned with such trivialities and is coolly touting the GOP crop of candidates for 2016, pointedly omitting only Ted Cruz, who is insufficiently “What, Me Worry?” for Romney’s taste.

The wayward mind is prompted to wonder how a President Mitt would be faring now with the Tea Party diehards in Congress. After discovering he couldn’t “repeal Obamacare on Day One,” as he promised in the campaign, how would he be handling such as Cruz in a Congress that doesn’t bend with the political winds as easily as he does.

Failing to find a thousand-and-first face to satisfy them, would President Romney be facing their impeachment calls for being too Alfred E?

1 comment:

Sandra Hall said...

Thank you for saying exactly what I was thinking when Meet The Press made the mistake of hosting Mitt Romney to comment on "the lies" of the ACA. Seriously? When did he ever have a position on any issue that wasn't designed for whichever way the political winds were blowing?