Allow me to set the stage. Let’s return to the halcyon days of yesteryear when Mitt Romney and his fellow Republicans were bashing each other over the head in the Republican primaries.
In order to distinguish himself from his opponents in a state he was expected to win handily, Romney launched his first anti-Obama ad.
In case you’ve forgotten, Eric Fehrnstrom is better remembered for his “etch-a-sketch” and the “mandate is a tax, just like it was in Massachusetts” comments.
The latest firestorm on the right is fueled by the following quote:
However, if you take the time to put that comment in context, it takes on an entirely different tone:
Of course, to the dittoheads out there, it’s far easier to feed a 10 second sound bite into their hate inflated guts than to spend 3 minutes digesting the facts.
As for Mr. Romney, like so much in his past, he simply chose to forget what he had said previously.