Monday, September 21, 2009

Mittens Was For Bank Bailouts Before He Was Against It

Mitt Romney can 't seem to keep his stories straight.

So, for example, these Romney remarks from Saturday morning stood out.

"When government is trying to take over health care, buying car companies, bailing out banks, and giving half the White House staff the title of czar -- we have every good reason to be alarmed and to speak our mind!"

Most of this is garden-variety nonsense/pandering. It's not exactly shocking to learn that Romney is more than willing to play the role of hack to impress the Republican Party's base.

But Romney, in February*, said bailing out banks was "necessary to prevent a cascade of bank collapses. For free markets to work, there has to be a currency and a functioning financial system."

Perhaps he's changed his mind. Perhaps he's been unimpressed with the ways in which the banking system has been stabilized.

Or, more likely, Romney thinks this is what right-wing activists want to hear, so he'll disregard his own beliefs and previous statements to score a few points with the Teabagging crowd.

Andrew Sullivan added, "There's something quite refreshing about his open refusal to have any principles, or even to worry about the slightest consistency between one statement and the next."

It's Groucho Marx. Those are his principles. If you don't like them - he has others.

I just saw a clip of Mittens on Fox. He's as wooden as ever.

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