Romney quotes Keynes, cites Churchill

Keynes

Of course, since this is the modern GOP—in which, for the time being, John Maynard Keynes has become the hated father of Kenyan anti-colonial Marxism—Romney attributes the quote to the right-wing’s favorite honorary American, Winston Churchill. Pretty classic, really:

In the town hall of 250 people — with his oversized debt clock as a backdrop — Romney addressed perceptions and concerns that he is “a flip flopper.”

“In the private sector,” he said, “if you don’t change your view when the facts change, well you’ll get fired for being stubborn and stupid. Winston Churchill said, ‘When the facts change I change too, Madam.” What do you do?”

Another famous Churchill quote: When the facts are inconvenient to my pandering to the base—f@#k ’em!

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