Romney: Republicans in Washington Need to Stop Acting Like Democrats
MONROE, Mich.—Mitt Romney told businesspeople here, including two tea party members, that Republicans in Washington have been "acting like Democrats" and he will stop it because he is a different kind of Republican. Later in the day, at a another campaign stop, Romney collected the endorsement of Gov. Rick Snyder. >>>
When the GOP held majorities on Capitol Hill, he said, "Republicans started earmarking like crazy. Republicans spent too much money, way above the rate of inflation. Republicans didn't send programs back to the states. Republicans didn't eliminate programs, we added programs. We were doing exactly what the Democrats have done. And we can't keep doing that."
By contrast, said Romney, "I’m going to Washington not as the next step in my political career, because I don’t have a political career. My life was spent in the private sector." He said he would make Midwestern states, including his home state of Michigan and neighboring Ohio, into destinations for entrepreneurship and innovation.
While stomping his feet, Mitt was heard to mutter, I am Conservative. I am. I am.
Pot, meet kettle.