David Brooks and Mitt Romney should get married. Brooks is the foremost weasel among pundits. Romney is No. 1 among politicians, and that’s saying something.
Latest example: The pious Mr. Mitt has been telling a new lie each day concerning where he stands on workers’ bargaining rights, which is exactly what we should expect from a guy who made a fortune putting thousands out of work:
In June, Romney expressed his support for SB 5, a law pushed through by Ohio’s Republican legislature and Gov. John Kasich that curtails workers’ bargaining rights. (Among other things, the law bans public-employee unions from bargaining over health insurance and makes public-employee striking illegal). Romney wrote on Facebook on June 18: “My friends in Ohio are fighting to defend crucial reforms that the state has put in place to limit the power of union bosses and keep taxes low. I stand with John R. Kasich and Ohio’s leaders as they take on this important fight to get control of government spending.”
Then yesterday, when visiting an Ohio phone bank in support of SB 5, which Ohio voters have a chance to repeal in a November referendum, Romney refused to take a position, saying he was “not terribly familiar” with the ballot initiatives.
And today? Another 180. Romney told reporters that he supports Gov. Kasich “110 percent.”