Friday, September 21, 2012

Mitt Romney’s Latest Flip-Flop: Only D.C. Insiders, Can Change Washington

  From: American Progress Action Fund comes the latest new tactic from the Romney campaign: only those Washington insiders who messed things up can change Washington. That would explain why he has so many of Bush’s people surrounding him.

Mitt Romney touted the ability of Washington insiders and politicians to change the course of the country on Thursday, seizing on a quote from President Obama during a Univision forum. “I think that I’ve learned some lessons over the last four years, and the most important lesson I’ve learned is that you can’t change Washington from the inside,” Obama said. “You can only change it from the outside. That’s how I got elected, and that’s how the big accomplishments like health care got done, was because we mobilized the American people to speak out.”

Romney appeared to disagree during a rally at Sarasota, Florida, telling the crowd that he will change the country — not with the support of his constituents or his base — but by bringing “Republicans and Democrats” together to implement his agenda:

ROMNEY: He said he can’t change Washington from inside. He can only change it from outside. Well, we’ll give him that chance in November, he’s going outside. I can change Washington, I will change Washington, I’ll get the job done from the inside. Republicans and Democrats will come together.

   I take it that the American populace is not supposed to notice that Mitt can’t even get the Republican Party to come around to him, and yet he will perform a miracle so that Democrats and his party will live happily ever after?  What planet does this clown live on?

   Another item. Not that this would be something new for Mitt but with this new view Mitt flip-flops once again.

The new attack is a departure from Romney’s repeated claims that only Washington outsiders, particularly those with private sector experience, can change the course of the country. The GOP presidential candidate has previously said that he plans to fill his cabinet with appointees from the business world (people like Meg Whitman or BET President Debra Lee), eschewing career politicians or bureaucrats.

    Mitt wants you to take him seriously? Really?

During a debate in December, when he characterized many of his GOP opponents as career politicians, Romney said, “having spent my life in the private sector, I understand where jobs are created. They’re not created in government, they’re not created in Washington. They’re created on Main Streets and streets all over America.”

Back in 2007, Romney agreed that change does not start in Washington. “I don’t think you change Washington from the inside. I think you change it from the outside,” he said on December 30, 2007.

   Let’s show Mitt that you can change Washington from the outside by keeping him out of the White House.