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Profile in Cowardice: Mitt Romney Rejects the Debt Deal

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Mitt Romney demonstrates, yet again, why he lacks the character for higher office:

“As President, my plan would have produced a budget that was cut, capped and balanced – not one that opens the door to higher taxes and puts defense cuts on the table. President Obama’s leadership failure has pushed the economy to the brink at the eleventh hour and 59th minute. While I appreciate the extraordinarily difficult situation President Obama’s lack of leadership has placed Republican Members of Congress in, I personally cannot support this deal.”

This graceless kow-tow to the Tea Party makes sense politically. But it is a lie. His “plan” could never have passed. Furthermore, by releasing this crap this morning,  he hasn’t made Boehner’s task any easier in gathering votes for this dreadful-but-less-dreadful-than-any-other-votable alternative. Yecch.