Romney Campaign Cites ‘Biased’ and ‘Liberal’ Think Tank

It appears that the Romney campaign has flip flopped yet again on the Tax Policy Center. During the primary, you may recall, he cited the group and called them a “nonpartisan think tank” when they pointed out that Rick Perry’s tax plan would explode the debt. But when they said the same thing about his tax plan, they were suddenly a “liberal think tank” that had put out “just another biased study from a former Obama staffer.” Now they’re citing the group themselves to attack Obama and they’re back to being “nonpartisan.” What a shock.

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  • shouldbeworking

    Darn Liberals! The problem with them isI they never take a position and stick to it.

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    Crimeny, how many unmedicated bipolar people can a presidential campaign employ?

    I only wish it were a rhetorical question.

  • davidworthington

    There is a stretch on this but I, in part, blame the rise in parliamentary debate as the most populous form of collegiate debate. Unable, by rule, to use evidence; with topics released 15 or 20 minutes before the debate; there is no serious analysis or evidence used to support claims. The consequence is a mish-mash of bad argument piled on top of bullshit with an abundance of contradictions. It isn’t the activity itself, its that people (coaches, participants, judges) are willing to continue this horrible excuse for argument. My trouble is in the link to presidential politics, but I really do think there is one there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=597316935 ashleybell

    @Gregory in Seattle… Wrong diagnosis. not bipolor. sociopathy. Normal people would be mortified to be caught lying again and again on such a grand scale. The fact that not only does it not matter to them, they continue to use it as a strategy. You have to remember, the most important thing the conservative/ socipathic leadership has learned in the past four years especially, is that they can lie with UTTER impunity. Before that, they had some sense of the limits to which they could lie to their constituency. They found out that their constituency has absolutely no standards whatsover and so simoly ‘let it fly’ as it were… And its had negligible effect on the true believers. As far as their constituents go, I believe we can honestly say that America now has a significant subculture of ‘learned sociopathy.’ To not be insulted by being lied to makes you stupid…At best.

  • matty1

    Unable, by rule, to use evidence

    Really? Do you mean unable to bring in supporting materials like books or articles to show their opponent or do you actually mean that any reference to facts will be shot down with “Objection he’s using evidence”.

  • Nemo

    I thought it was funny when the Romney camp cited the American Enterprise Institute as “nonpartisan”.

  • http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    To be fair, those were all different Romneys.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    …he cited the group and called them a “nonpartisan think tank” when they pointed out that Rick Perry’s tax plan would explode the debt.

    You don’t need a third party analysis to tell you that a tax plan will explode the debt. You just need to know it was proposed by a Republican.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    ‘I thought it was funny when the Romney camp cited the American Enterprise Institute as “nonpartisan”.’

    Technically they are. “Partisan” means being affiliated with one or another political party. The AEI, while having a very large and obvious ideological bent, is non-partisan.

  • Nemo

    I knew someone would say that.

    Hey, it’s not often that Chris Wallace and I agree.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXsx6N1ph-g