June 30, 2012

Latest anti-Romney talking point--projection...

Shiny object of the week - Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post:

...The newest talking point: Mitt Romney is vague or has no ideas. When he gives an answer they don't like (he's opposed to gay marriage), he's accused of ducking the issue. The most egregious variation is insisting Romney doesn't have anything with which to replace Obamacare. He certainly does.

Let's remind everyone: Romney has a tax plan with specified corporate and individual rates, a commitment to keep current progressivity, and territoriality for international businesses. On health care, he wants a premium-support Medicare plan, block-granting Medicaid, uniform tax treatment for individual- and employer-purchased insurance plans, interstate insurance sales, permission for small businesses to group together for insurance purchases, greater transparency and disclosure by insurance companies, and tort reform. On immigration, he has plans for family unification, legalization for those who serve in the military, expansion of visas for highly educated foreign students, employer verification and increased border control. He's got tons of other policies -- an outline for Social Security reform, expanded domestic energy development, reduction in the federal workforce and removal of Big Labor giveaways.

I could go on and on. So what accounts for the blatantly false assertion that has become the latest anti-Romney talking point?

It is a simple game of distraction or, if you prefer, a classic case of projection....
Posted by John Weidner at June 30, 2012 10:40 AM
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