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Obama diagnoses Romney with case of ‘Romnesia’

By David Ferguson
Friday, October 19, 2012 13:27 EDT
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Pres Obama speaks in Fairfax Va via screencap
 
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At a campaign rally in Fairfax, Virginia this afternoon, President Barack Obama went after his opponent former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s habit of adapting his political tune to whatever audience he is speaking to, a habit that Obama dubbed “Romnesia.”

“Now that we’re 18 days out from the election,” Obama said, “Mr. ‘Severely Conservative’ wants you to think he was severely kidding about everything he said over the last year.  He told folks he was the ideal candidate for the Tea Party, now suddenly he’s saying, ‘What, who, me?’”

“He’s forgetting what his positions are,” continued Obama, “and he’s betting you will, too.  I mean, he’s changing up so much and backtracking, sidestepping.  We’ve got to name this condition that he’s going through.  I think it’s called ‘Romnesia.’”

The crowd cheered the president’s newly coined term as he reminded them that he isn’t a medical doctor, but that he would like to review a list of symptoms.

“If you say you’re for equal pay for equal work, but you keep refusing to say whether you’d sign a bill that protects equal pay for equal work, you might have Romnesia,” Obama said, falling into a call-and-response rhythm that will be familiar to Jeff Foxworthy fans.  ”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.”

He continued in this vein on the topics of abortion rights, tax cuts and more.

“If you come down with a case of Romnesia,” said Obama, “and you can’t seem to remember the policies that are still on your website, or the promises that you’ve made over the six years that you’ve been running for president, here’s the good news!  Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions.”

Watch the video, embedded via YouTube, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
 
 
 
 
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