Barack Obama in Fairfax, Virginia, describing the symptoms of Romnesia:
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 he’s telling folks, ‘What? Who me?’ He’s forgetting what his own positions are. And he’s betting you will too.
He’s changing up so much and backtracking and side-stepping, we’ve got to name this condition he’s going through.
I think it’s called Romnesia.
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 nobody 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.
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 say that you’d be delighted to sign a law outlawing that right to choose in all cases, then you’ve definitely got Romnesia.
If you say earlier in the year, ‘I’m going to give a tax cut to the top one percent’ and then in a debate you say, ‘I don’t know anything about giving tax cuts to rich folks.’ Then you need to get a thermometer a take your temperature, because you probably have Romnesia.
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: “You probably have Romnesia.”
If you come down with a case of Romnesia 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!
We can fix you up! We’ve got a cure. We can make you well Virginia. This is a curable disease!