“Romnesia”–Obama uses a term from the far-left
You’ve probably heard “Romnesia” so much today that you’re no doubt sick of this term. Obama didn’t coin it, but borrows a term from the far-left.
From Mother Jones:
A Case of Romnesia
Mitt Romney’s long history of misremembering his past.
—By David Corn | Wed Jun. 20, 2012 3:00 AM PDT
If David Corn rings a bell, it may be because he’s often on MSNBC, a network that runs his Romney “47%” video on a non-stop loop.
Slightly earlier is the Daily Kos:
FRI MAY 18, 2012 AT 12:32 PM PDT
Another dazzling display of Romnesia: Mitch Daniels says we’re in ‘peacetime’
by Jed Lewison
Slightly earlier is Partisan Dawn:
I Invent A New Word: “Romnesia”
Posted by: Rick | May 16, 2012
rom·ne·sia [rom-nee-zhuh] noun. an apparent memory disorder exhibited by a person who apologizes for an egregious act of antisocial behavior while simultaneously claiming not to remember the act itself. [after Willard Mitt Romney (born 1947), American politician]
Slightly earlier still, from the Daily Kos:
FRI MAY 11, 2012 AT 11:06 AM PDT
The bully’s bully: Mitt Romney’s consigliere Eric Fehrnstrom
by Meteor Blades
Eric Fehrnstrom (The Shawmut Group) Mitt Romney’s credentials as a bully made a big splash Thursday. In a typical display of what Kossack AlyoshaKaramazov calls “Romnesia,” the all-but-official presidential nominee conveniently couldn’t remember the incident in which, aided by some of his pals, he attacked a gay student at his prep school and, while others held the boy to ground, whacked off his non-conformist long hair because “he can’t look like that.”
Ultimately, the origin for the term comes from exactly where you’d expect it to–The New York Times and its star columnist, Paul Krugman:
The Amnesia Candidate
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: April 22, 2012
Just how stupid does Mitt Romney think we are? If you’ve been following his campaign from the beginning, that’s a question you have probably asked many times.
This is especially true if you focus on private-sector jobs. Overall employment in the Obama years has been held back by mass layoffs of schoolteachers and other state and local government employees. But private-sector employment has recovered almost all the ground lost in the administration’s early months.
Oh yes, private sector employment is doing just fine. Paul Krugman has declared that this is so, and President Obama recently said the same thing (only to say later that this wasn’t what he’d said).
Romnesia? Obama thinks this is a winning term?
When you get your ideas from Mother Jones, Daily Kos and The New York Times, why should any conservative or independent voter trust you?