Do you suffer from forgetfulness on your positions? Do you change your mind day-to-day? Is side-stepping a common occurrence? If you answered yes to any of these conditions, you may suffer from “Romnesia.”
President Obama, who only plays a doctor on TV, diagnosed Republican rival Mitt Romney with this condition Friday at a rally in Fairfax, Virginia.
“He’s forgetting what his own positions are and he’s betting that you will too. I mean, he’s changing up so much, backtracking and sidestepping,” Obama told the crowd. “We’ve got to name this condition that he’s going through. I think it’s called Romnesia.”
Obama said symptoms also include saying “you’ll protect a women’s right to choose, but you stand up at a primary debate and said you’d be delighted to sign a law outlawing that right to choose in all cases.”
How to know when to call a doctor? Obama advised, “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 preexisting conditions.”
Vice President Biden warned it’s contagious and expressed concern this illness has spread to Congressman Paul Ryan. “All of sudden Paul Ryan the budget hawk, the guy that introduced a whole budget that already passed … the House of Representatives,” Biden said. “He doesn’t remember what it does to the vital programs that mean so much to working people.”
It’s that time of year – election time – something’s going around.