consultants are sandburs

Monday, October 22, 2012

I want to post something about wanting everybody to agree with me, but then I have to take both sides of too many issues. Multiple positions on truly complicated things. Plans have to be formulated with no offending detail, but soundbite fresh. I suffer Romnesia.

Guardian, this link; This excerpt:

Now that we're 18 days out from the election, Mr 'Severely Conservative' wants you to think he was severely kidding about everything he said over the last year. He told folks he was "the ideal candidate" for the Tea Party. Now suddenly he's saying, "what, who, me?" He's forgetting what his own positions are, and he's betting that you will, too.

I mean, he's changing up so much and backtracking and sidestepping, we've got to name this condition that he's going through. I think it's called Romnesia. That's what it's called. I think that's what he's going through.

Now, I'm not a medical doctor, but I do want to go over some of the symptoms with you because I want to make sure nobody else catches it.

If you say you're for equal pay for equal work, but you keep refusing to say whether or not you'd sign a bill that protects equal pay for equal work – you might have Romnesia.

If you say women should have access to contraceptive care, but you support legislation that would let your employer deny you contraceptive care – you might have a case of Romnesia.

If you say you'll protect a woman's right to choose, but you stand up at a primary debate and said that you'd be delighted to sign a law outlawing that right to choose in all cases, man, you've definitely got Romnesia.

Now, this extends to other issues. If you say earlier in the year, I'm going to give a tax cut to the top 1% and then in a debate you say, I don't know anything about giving tax cuts to rich folks – you need to get a thermometer, take your temperature, because you've probably got Romnesia.

Good news at the end of that linked segment, this disease is curable. Have a look. The Guardian item is a buffet of US election items, including characterizing MSNBC's "Chris Matthews going Howard Beale (but without the coherence) after the first presidential debate." Or,

The Republican party has lone been warning about the possibility of voter registration fraud and .... what's this? From the Los Angeles Times:

A man who was being paid to register voters by the Republican Party of Virginia was arrested Thursday after he was seen dumping eight registration forms into a dumpster.

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