Mitt Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul was asked about the super PAC ad that suggested Mitt Romney's cavalier attitude toward layoffs while at Bain Capital may have caused the death of a woman. Saul defended Romney, as spokespeople do, and then things got a little off-topic:
But in defending Romney, she veered way off message, explaining that if the steelworker, Joe Soptic, had lived in Massachusetts, he and his wife would have been able to get health insurance under Romney's health-care reform legislation.
Here's what she told Fox anchor Bill Hemmer, via Think Progress:
SAUL: To that point, you know, if people had been in Massachusetts under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care. There are a lot of people losing their jobs and their health care in President Obama’s economy.
Yep. She did it. She dared to mention the subject-that-must-never-be-spoken-by-Republicans-but-rhymes-with-Momneycare! And now, suddenly, every Republican in America suddenly remembers that Mitt Romney invented Romneycare and they're losing their shit over it. This comment thread on National Review's Corner blog has become my favorite comment thread of the day. It's just full of beautiful gems of disappointment:
She should be fired for mentioning Romneycare.
Double FACEPALM Romney hired this idiot. He also hired Eric Fehrnstrom. That says a lot about his management skills. As long as these two clowns are with this campaign, I think Romney loses in the fall. Just utterly hopeless.
Ya' ever have one of those days you feel like hooking up jumper cables to your ears and connecting it to an electric fence...
(Thanks to slog tipper Dan. Many more choice comments are after the jump.)
Andrea Saul is apparently a holdover from Landslide McCain's 2008 Campaign.
And people wonder why so many of us have doubts whenever Romney claims that he will actaully work hard to repeal ObamaCare.
Look back at the choices — Gingrich, Perry, Santorum, Paul, Bachmann, ... .
Spokeswoman had to be an Obama plant.
A Juan McCain retread. Lovely.
If I wanted a leftist pushing socialized medicine, I'd just vote for Obama. RIP, Romney Candidacy, August 8, 2012. He'll have plenty of time to jetski and shop for Levi's. Is this the best we can do? Bring on decline. Might as well find a way to enjoy rather than fighting it.
Wow, just wow.
Sigh... Again, the GOP brings a tickle feather to a gunfight during the Presidential General Election. Most of us, excepting trolls, would have answered that question with a howitzer.
This is what happens when you vote for "experience" or "electability" and not your conscience.