Monday, April 30, 2012

Let them explain it.

President Obama on what he said he would do, and how he did it:


As far as what others said they would do, we are starting to see some major re-writing of history. Mitt Romney, who in fact objected to candidate Obama's plans to move into Pakistan if necessary to take out bin Laden, now says something completely different.

Romney also previously said that he would not have bailed out the auto companies, authoring a famous op-ed piece called "Let Detroit go bankrupt." Now he is actually trying to claim credit for Obama's plan to save Detroit. According to top aide Eric Fehrnstrom:
His position on the bailout was exactly what President Obama followed. . . . Consider that the crown jewel. The only economic success that President Obama has had is because he followed Mitt Romney’s advice.
(For a detailed analysis of exactly how different Romney's ideas about dealing with the auto industry were from Obama's, go to this Daily Kos post.)

The Romney campaign has thus given rise to a new term to describe taking credit for things you actually opposed. Check out the hashtag #fehrnstroming on twitter for some other hilarious examples of things Romney should take credit for. 

Next thing you know, Romney will try to take credit for the health care reform law. On second thought, he actually could take some credit for that.

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