Romney’s Maxim: It’s a horrible idea, unless it works, then it was my idea.
“I’ll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry’s come back.”[…]
“It was the UAW and the president that delayed the idea of bankruptcy. I pushed the idea of a managed bankruptcy and finally when that was done, and help was given, the companies got back on their feet.”
Again: Mitt Romney opposed government backing for GM and Chrysler prior to bankruptcy. GM and Chrysler needed bridge loans to get to the pre-packaged bankruptcy and no one with the money required for such a big bankruptcy in the private sector was willing to do it. It’s a clear distinction, with a huge difference. For months he’s been running around and saying that Obama doesn’t understand the economy and yet he is either too dishonest or too ignorant to know he makes no f*cking sense when he claims he takes credit for the auto rescue.
Not only does Romney remind people of their asshole boss, he reminds them of their asshole boss who takes credit for everything he had nothing to do with.
So in one week, Romney feigned disgust with President Obama for leading the strategic efforts to capture and kill bin Laden and then taking credit for it, but then he takes credit for an auto-bailout implemented by Presidents Bush and Obama that he opposed while Romney was a professional campaigner for the last 5 years.