Hat tip to Sarah McLaughlin for the title; in other words, the gag only works if I explain it. And actually, still not.
A lot of people have called Mitt Romney inconsistent in his views, but that's because they simply aren't paying attention. Well I am. And here is a great example! In 2007 Mitt Romney was talking to Glenn Beck about health care and he said "When they show up at the hospital, they get care. They get free care paid for by you and me. If that’s not a form of socialism, I don’t know what is."
Wouldn't make a thing like that up! So you might think from that statement that Romney is against the emergency room system in this country. But au contraire, mon frere! Here he again, last night on 60 Minutes.
"Well, we do provide care for people who don't have insurance...If someone has a heart attack, they don't sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care. And different states have different ways of providing for that care."Has Romney changed his mind about emergency rooms? No! What we can conclude is he is a socialiast. It seems a little odd probably that a socialist ran Bain Capital but it's not like he was a communist. He was merely exercising the model of consolidating small companies so they could be run by a large central authority.