Pancakes don’t flip this much at Waffle House…
Just one problem with that…Crawford came out against a full repeal of the bill last year:
First Congressional District Congressman Rick Crawford said the fervor among congressional Republicans to overturn the national health-care bill passed in March 2010 has waned, and there are parts of the plan that should remain law.
Crawford, R-Ark., of Jonesboro toured Lawrence County Memorial Hospital on Thursday morning and then met with physicians, board members and other hospital officials afterward.
“I don’t want to discuss this on a partisan basis by saying all of Obamacare is bad,” Crawford said. He gave few details about what parts of the law he supports or which ones need to be overturned.
That of course was actually a flip flop from campaigning for full repeal of the Affordable Care Act and bragging about voting to repeal it to his constituents.
This of course is likely an attempt to repair the damage done with his recent flip flop on taxing the rich, but between that flip flopping, this flip flopping, and his flip flopping on the payroll tax cut Crawford is almost making Mitt Romney look consistent…almost. Really, we probably should have seen this coming. Yeah it’s a sign of political desperation, but it’s also a sign of something else. Back when Crawford’s bankruptcy issue came up in ’10 he could have saved himself some trouble by fessing up to it and explaining if or when he’d payed his bills. Instead, he lied about it and made the problem worse. He’s doing the same thing now, picking a different position on the issue of the day based on what he thinks the political winds are. Politicians of course do this all the time, but most of them try not to be so transparent about it (not that that makes it excusable mind you). But for a guide who’s not good at lying, Rick Crawford sure does it a lot. He’s had a long running problem with the truth, and it’s catching up with him now.