Posted - 8/8/2012 10:22:06 AM | show profile | flag this post
This guy is the Wile E. Coyote of presidential politics and his latest Acme ad attacks Obama for welfare reform.
It was a crude attempt to pit Obama and Bill Clinton against one another ahead of the Democratic Convention -- but only served to solidify the two -- and shape Obama in the mold of Bill Clinton as a welfare reformer.
Romney accused Obama of creating a "culture of dependency" by allowing waivers for states trying to move people from welfare to work.
Clinton not only supported the idea in the 1996 welfare reform efforts.
What's worse for Romney is that just seven years ago, he demanded the Bush administration do the same thing -- which only furthers Romney's image as a flip-flopper:
"Obama campaign officials also noted that as Massachusetts governor in 2005, Romney was one of 28 Republican governors who petitioned Congress for state welfare waivers that were more expansive than those he attacked Tuesday."
Shake, shake, shake that Etch-A-Sketch, Mitt!
Posted - 8/8/2012 11:18:15 AM | show profile | flag this post
Well, I don't know about Kim Jung-Il...
but Obama is pushing a welfare to work plan that Romney himself demanded the Bush administration follow in 2005.
Posted - 8/8/2012 11:39:55 AM | show profile | flag this post
What do you expect from a guy who confuses Sikh and sheik. Romneys a merman, right?
Posted - 8/8/2012 12:04:43 PM | show profile | flag this post
"It was a crude attempt
to pit Obama and Bill Clinton against one another"
The inescapable fact is that Barack Obama, by executive order, rolled back some of the provisions of Bill Clinton's welfare reform...especially the definition of "work."
The net effect was to give access to thousands morre people without requiring them to do any actual work in order to collect benefits.
Just another cynical attempt to buy the votes of traditional Democrat constituents who are wavering because of Obama's widely-known failures.
Posted - 8/8/2012 1:50:00 PM | show profile | flag this post
No he didn't, cruzo...
what he did was allow the states some room to meet the requirements of the Welfare to Work provisions of the 1996 reform act.
It's not nearly as big a "roll back" as Romney wanted in 2005.
Just another amazing Romney flip-flop! He could win a gold medal in political gymnastics!
Posted - 8/8/2012 1:53:19 PM | show profile | flag this post
This is another egregious case of
left wingers trying to blame Romney for something for which he had NO responsibility whatever. The PRESIDENT...Barack Obama...was the one who signed the executive order that rolled back the requirements for welfare.
Posted - 8/8/2012 1:58:03 PM | show profile | flag this post
Except he did NOT roll back the requirements...
He gave waivers to the states.
And Romney made a big fuss about it -- after demanding Bush do even more of it in 2005!
What a whiney little governor Mitt was!
Posted - 8/8/2012 2:08:29 PM | show profile | flag this post
Let's just see what FOX News...
"'Governor Romney released an ad today alleging that the Obama administration had weakened the work requirements of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act. That is not true,' Clinton said.
"He noted GOP governors had requested more flexibility and said the Obama administration is trying to make sure the work requirement holds. 'We need a bipartisan consensus to continue to help people move from welfare to work even during these hard times, not more misleading campaign ads,' Clinton said."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/08/bill-clinton-slams-new-romney-welfare-ad-says-it-is-disappointing/#ixzz22yWz8ddq