Friday, February 3, 2012

Romney Shows Additional Signs of Being an Educable Whore

Glory be, he might actually want to win this thing.

Here's the main thrust:

"My own view is clear. I stand with the Catholic Bishops and all religious organizations in their strenuous objection to this liberty- and conscience-stifling regulation.  I am committed to overturning Obamacare root and branch. If I am elected President, on day one of my administration I will issue an executive order directing my Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue a waiver from its requirements to all 50 states. And on day one I will eliminate the Obama administration rule that compels religious institutions to violate the tenets of their own faith. Such rules don’t belong in the America that I believe in."

First, he states his intent to overturn Obamacare in full.  Secondly, he describes actions that he would actually have the authority to do unilaterally (issue a waver to all 50 states and eliminating a previous administration rule).  This is encouraging, it demonstrates that Romney might actually understand what a president can actually DO.

Standing up for the Catholic church against bullying by the current administration is also very good politics.  This sort of action is likely to improve Romney's standing among evangelicals---many of whom, it turns out, actually hold the Pope in very high esteem.  The Pope often receives a more respectful hearing from conservative or reactionary evangelicals than he does from his own flock.


Dr. Michael Bauman said...

I agree.

For the record, I take "educable whore" to be "infinitely pliable" and "deviously unprincipled." Romney is a nose of wax. If you vote for Romney, you just don't know what you're getting for your vote.

Jehu said...

Educable whores are better than anything that's been on offer from the Republican party as nominees for quite a long time. Such a whore, in office, would want to get reelected. This is the reason why, for instance, Clinton, was able to be worked with on welfare reform. When the population at large agrees with your position set moreso than does the elite (e.g. on immigration, affirmative action, or diversity), what you want is a whore. Since there's no way in hell we'll get a nominee who is a principled advocate of our interests, this will have to suffice. The last thing we need is a 'compassionate conservative'.