Open Thread


Artist - Monte Wolverton

In other news, Mitt Romney is now kinda sorta running on some aspects of Obamcare/Romneycare. Maybe.

It's important to keep in mind that this isn't the first time someone on Team Romney has offered faint praise of Obamacare/Romneycare, but they walked it back by the end of the next day every time.

Also -- it has now been one year since President Obama introduced the American Jobs Act and one year since the Republicans began obstructing it.

  • Rollo Tamasi

    Within Hours, Mitt Romney Takes Back Everything He Said About Preexisting Conditions

    • Razor

      Jesus tapdancing Christ, who is pulling this guy’s strings? Insurance lobbyists, Super PACs, or the WORST campaign team ever?

      • Draxiar

        And why don’t his supporters see the obvious wishy-washy convictions?

        • Razor

          Because they can’t see through the black guy?

          • Draxiar

            Thanks for the assist Razor!

    • ninjaf

      This comment cracked me up, and seems so right on target:

      “He opens his mouth,a gum ball falls out and then his staff are scurrying around trying to pick them up.” – commenter keepntch

  • JMAshby

    Romney has already walked back his Obamacare comments.

    • Oscar Jimison

      Even still, I wouldn’t be surprised if at some point he tries to take credit for Obamacare.

  • D_C_Wilson

    Romney’s campaign pretty much walks back everything sooner or later. A few days ago, Romney said in an interview that he opposed abortion except in cases of rape and incest, or to protect the life or health of the mother. Within hours, his campaign issued a statement that said he didn’t really mean the health part.

    This is the problem that comes with making up all of your positions based on which way the political winds are blowing. You have to constantly remember which positions are your current ones vs. last week’s positions.

  • mrbrink

    Right wing Republicans should be in prison for standing in between Americans and millions of jobs like this. Unemployment is the direct failure of the corporate sector that is currently unwilling, or unable to meet demand.

    So when the private sector fails to meet this demand, it is the people’s government that must meet that demand.

    Obstructing government from alleviating this disparity, this human suffering and hopelessness, with no alternative in sight, is an immoral betrayal of god and country.

    You don’t just do nothing and hope that free market principles save the day. You don’t just do nothing for the sake of winning an election. Criminal negligence and indifference isn’t a principle. It’s a personality disorder.

    • Brutlyhonest

      It’s even worse than doing nothing, good sir. They are actively sabotaging the recovery by sitting on wads of cash they could use to expand and hire. Paying CEOs and other execs obscene amounts while demanding more and more from the workers for the same or less pay.

      I still can’t grasp how any working class person can support the modern republican party.