Saturday, October 20, 2012

Obama Diagnoses "Romnesia"

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More on Romnesia at Snark Amendment

Obama at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, October 19, 2012

(My Transcript)

The choice between going backward and going forward has never been so clear.

But now that we're 18 days out from the election, 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 is saying, 'What? Who me?'

He's forgetting what his own positions are. And he's bettin' that you are too.

I mean, he's changing up so much and he's backtracking, and side-steppin' -

We've gotta name this condition that he's going through.

I think it's called "Romnesia."

(Cheers from the Crowd)

I think that's what he's going through. I'm not a medical doctor, but I do want to go over some of the symptoms with you because I want to make sure no one else catches it.


If you say you're for equal pay for equal work, but you keep refusing to say whether or not you'd sign a bill that protects equal pay for equal work, you might have Romnesia.

(Laughter and Cheers)

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.

If you say you'll protect a woman's right to choose, but you stand up at a primary debate and you said you'd be 'delighted' to sign a law outlawing that right to choose in all cases, man, you've definitely got Romnesia.

(Laughter and Cheers)

Now, this extends to other issues. If you say earlier in the year 'I'm going to give a tax cut to the top 1%, and then in a debate he says 'I don't know anything about giving tax cuts to the rich folks.' That - that - you need to get a thermometer and take a temperature, 'cause you've probably got Romnesia.

(Clapping and Cheers)

If you say that you're a champion of the coal industry, when while you were governor you stood in front of a coal plant and said 'This plant will kill you,' . . .

(Crowd Shouts "You Could Have Romnesia!)

That's the Romnesia.

So, I think you're becoming able to identify these symptoms. And if you come down with a case of Romnesia . . .

(President laughs, crowd laughs)

. . . and you can't seem to remember the policies that are still on your website, or the promises you've made over the six years you've been running for President, here's the Good News!

Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions!!!

(Crowd Roars)

We can fix you up!!! We've got a cure!!! We can make you well, Virginia. This is a curable disease. Ha ha.

Women! Men! All of you! These are family issues, these are economic issues. I want my daughters to have the same opportunities as anybody's sons. I believe America does better, the economy does better grows more and we create more jobs when everybody participates. When everyone's getting a fair shot. Everybody's getting a fair shake. Everybody's playing by the same rules. Everybody's doing their fair share.

That's why I'm running for a second term for President of the United States. I need you to help me finish the job!

(Crowd roars)

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