Temporal Consistency Can Bite You in the Ass
John Boehner, April 25, 2011, in an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl:
JONATHAN KARL: Now Paul Ryan’s budget, which you voted for, which all but a handful of your members voted for, it ends Medicare as we know it.
SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER: Now that’s Democrat talk.
JONATHAN KARL: Okay, what does it do then?
SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER: I wanted to call it somethin’ else, because that’s what it is. It transforms Medicare into a plan that’s very similar to the President’s own healthcare bill.
Hmm, OK. Let’s see, what did Boehner say about “the president’s own healthcare bill”? Allow me to introduce John Boehner, on November 3, 2010, talking about Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which he called a “monstrosity”:
Listen, I believe that the health care bill that was enacted by the current Congress will kill jobs in America, ruin the best health care system in the world, and bankrupt our country.
So, taking Boehner at his word, he wants to “transform Medicare into a plan that’s very similar” to a “monstrosity” that “will kill jobs in America, ruin the best health care system in the world, and bankrupt our country.”
Keep talkin’, John. Those Democratic campaign ads won’t write themselves, y’know.