At a speech in Virginia at George Mason University yesterday afternoon Obama addressed his running opponent Mitt Romney‘s “backtracking” and “sidestepping” ways, humorously labeling the condition “Romnesia.”
Here are the symptoms, so 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.
This extends to other issues, if you say earlier in the year I’m gonna give a tax cut to the top %1, then in the debate you say “I don’t know anything about giving tax cuts to rich folks,” you need to get a thermometer and take your temperature because you’ve probably got Romnesia.
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