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Mitt Romney has just proven himself unfit to lead this country with what he said to David Gregory this morning about the defense cut sequester and the debt ceiling. Either he has selective memory or else he's just as cynical as we all thought he was.
Keep in mind, this is the same guy who didn't mention the troops in Afghanistan because you "talk about what is important." In his view, defense spending is important, but the troops? Meh.
Remember now, that debt ceiling deal exists because an otherwise routine act of Congress was turned into a political showboat by the likes of Paul Ryan and friends, who thought it would be a really great idea to allow the nation to default on its debt rather than pass a clean increase of the debt ceiling.
So when Mitt Romney says "I thought it was a mistake on the part of the White House to propose it. I think it was a mistake for Republicans to go along with it," what he is really saying is that the deadline to raise the debt ceiling should have passed without any Congressional action. That lack of action would have blown up the US economy and the global economy right alongside it, since US debt instruments are viewed as the safest investment there is by those at home and abroad.
He also proves he doesn't understand what the deal was or who proposed it. Mitch McConnell was the architect of the sequester, and the whole idea behind it was to force Congress to act on a more reasonable set of cuts rather than allowing the sequester to happen at all.
Mittens doesn't actually have an alternative plan. That would be too much like leadership. Instead he sits in front of David Gregory and smugly points his finger at the president, who was responsible for protecting the full faith and credit of the United States while facing a Congress who stubbornly refused to actually do anything useful.
Take heed, America. Mitt Romney is perfectly comfortable expanding the military-industrial complex while not giving a damn about the troops. He's also perfectly comfortable letting the country default on its debt rather than forcing Congress to actually do its job.
He calls that leadership.
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