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Mitt Romney – Either Naive Or A Panderer Be!

“I’m running for office, for Pete’s sake, I can’t have illegals.” – Mitt Romney

The problem with a candidate like Mitt Romney, who will say anything at anytime with no regard for what came before, is that it catches up with you. Steve Benen at the Washington Monthly shows us a great example of this.

…Here’s a gem from Iowa earlier today:

“Medicaid. You wonder what Medicaid is; those who aren’t into all this government stuff. You know, I have to admit, I didn’t know the differences between all these things until I got into government. Then I got into it and I understood that Medicaid is the health care program for the poor, by and large.”

I see. So, Mitt Romney, despite two degrees from Harvard, learned what Medicaid is when he became governor in 2002. He was 55 years old at the time.

Before he “got into government” and discovered what Medicaid is, Romney helped run a health company, which relied heavily on funding from — you guessed it — Medicare and Medicaid. What’s more, in his book, Romney boasts about having been a health care consultant, where he developed an expertise in how to deal with entitlements.

So he either really didn’t know about Medicaid, even after running a health company, or he’s just making shit up for whatever audience he’s talking to. More from Steve Benen…

Now, I know what some of you are thinking. “Romney didn’t mean what he said this morning,” you’re going to tell me. “He was only saying he didn’t understand Medicaid so that he could pretend to relate to the people in the audience. This wasn’t ignorance; it was pandering.”

Perhaps. I can’t say with certainty what Romney is ignorant of, and what he only pretends to be ignorant of.

This is going to be a fun year.

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December 17, 2011 - Posted by | 2012 Election, President Barack Obama, Republican Party | ,

3 Comments »

  1. No one else knows either, and if he thinks THAT’s going to win over the Christian Right (who would like some specifics about how to avoid paying anything to benefit the poor) then he’s definitely ignorant!

    Comment by Deborah Montesano | December 17, 2011 | Reply

  2. I vote for both. Romney is naive and a panderer extraordinaire because he’ll do/say anything to become POTUS. Anyone who doesn’t know this by now hasn’t been paying attention.

    Comment by majii | December 17, 2011 | Reply

  3. “Cutting welfare spending dramatically, I don’t think will hurt the poor,” Romney said.

    This has to be right up there with the most stupid things I’ve ever heard.

    Comment by staci | December 19, 2011 | Reply


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