Blog Running – ‘The Post’s View – Mitt Romney’s campaign insults voters’
‘THROUGH ALL THE flip-flops, there has been one consistency in the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: a contempt for the electorate’.
‘How else to explain his refusal to disclose essential information’?
‘There has been his chronic, baldly dishonest defense of mathematically impossible budget proposals’.
‘He promised to cut income tax rates without exploding the deficit or tilting the tax code toward the rich — but he refused to say how he could bring that off.
‘History has shown that it’s a lot easier to cut taxes than to reduce spending’.
‘Republican presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush promised to do both, managed to do only the first and (with plenty of help from Congress) greatly increased the national debt’.
‘Now Mr. Romney promises to reduce income tax rates by one-fifth — for the rich, that means from 35 percent to 28 percent — and to raise defense spending while balancing the budget’.
‘To do so, he would reduce other spending — unspecified — and take away deductions — unspecified’.
‘How, other than an assumption that voters are too dim to remember what Mr. Romney has said across the years and months, to account for his breathtaking ideological shifts’?
‘He was a friend of immigrants, then a scourge of immigrants, then again a friend’.
‘He was a Kissingerian foreign policy realist, then a McCain-like hawk, then a purveyor of peace’.
‘He pioneered Obamacare, he detested Obamacare, then he found elements in it to cherish’.
‘Assault weapons were bad, then good’.
‘Abortion was okay, then bad’.
‘Climate change was an urgent problem; then, not so much’.
‘Hurricane cleanup was a job for the states, until it was once again a job for the feds’.
‘Mr. Romney, by contrast, seems to be betting that voters have no memories, poor arithmetic skills and a general inability to look behind the curtain. We hope the results Tuesday prove him wrong’.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mitt-romneys-election-campaign-insults-voters/2012/11/02/69fcc1fc-2428-11e2-9313-3c7f59038d93_story.html