Sunday, October 7, 2012

America Deserves Better Than Etch-A-Sketch Politics

By Dale Bowling

Well, as prophesized by the Romney Campaign earlier this year, Mitt Romney has had his Etch-A-Sketch Moment.

You may remember that Romney spent much of the year trying to outconservative his rivals in order to get the Republican nomination. He had to be more pro-life than Santorum, more hawkish than Gingrich, more slash-and-burn than Ron Paul.

The brouhaha developed when a senior staffer said that after the primaries, Romney could change his views like you shake an etch-a-sketch.

The last week and especially Wednesday night's debate represent the Etch-A-Sketch moment we've been waiting for.

Massive tax cuts for the wealthy? Never heard of it!- Mr Romney would have us believe. Spending cuts across the board?, oh no no, My Good Man. Republicans are going to invest in education among many other noble government endeavors. 47% of Americans as irresponsible parasites?- who could say such a thing about hard-working Americans?

We've had eighteen months of Republicans calling for the same policies that got us into this mess to begin with. America deserves better.

To find this moderate Mitt Romney believeable, you must either have never encountered him before this week or willfully forget everything you knew about him leading up to the debate.

Or have been clunked it the head of an Etch-A-Sketch.


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