Mitt “Flipper” Romney has gone on the attack, saying about Hillary “Swillary” Clinton, “Her view is the old, classic, European caricature that we describe of big government, big taxation, welfare state.” Although he may very well be right, Flipper still is no better since there’s no way to tell what he really stands for.
Flipper’s success at raising money is not surprising given the amount of flip-flopping that he’s done in order to position himself for evangelicals who make a habit of complaining about being ignored after they help GOP candidates win elections with their campaign contributions and ability to get the sheep into the voting booth. In addition to switching religions, Romney has flip-flopped on many issues, including abortion and even his political affiliation. It’s amazing how well the positions that he’s taken over the years have fit his target electorate and contributors.
Flipper claims that his latest religious flip-flop is a result of an experience he had while driving in a blizzard in which he saw a bright light and heard a voice tell him that he’d lost his way. While he doesn’t say whether this experience was alcohol induced, he does say that it led him to move away from his Mormon faith in a new Christian direction that he still has yet to choose. I suppose that Southern Baptist is looking pretty good, given his political aspirations. Then again, perhaps it will depend on who donated the most cash to his campaign.
Although Flipper’s use of a religious experience to justify his flip-flop is clever and appears to have been a success, it shows that he is not to be trusted by anyone. You can bet that as soon as there is a reason, he’ll find a new excuse in order to flip-flop again. This is a person who is out only for himself.
Of course, Swillery is no better. She is a clever con artist who can make just about anything that she proposes sound like it greatly benefits society when in reality it benefits and enriches her political aspirations. It is a well-know fact that many key Clinton (both Willie’s and Swillary’s) donors are PACs that are affiliated with large insurance companies. Swillary’s indebtedness to them can be seen in her Universal Healthcare Project from 1993, in which she proposed a managed competition framework, rather than a single payer program that would effectively eliminate the need for the huge private health insurers who have enriched both she and her husband.