President Obama showed some concern for his political rival today during a rally at George Mason University. The POTUS said that he was concerned that Mitt Romney suffered from a rare political disease known as “Romnesia” and he hopes that the GOP candidate gets help.
“We have got to name this condition he is going through. I think it is called Romnesia. I think that’s what it is called. Now I’m not a medical doctor. But I do want to go over some of the symptoms with you because I want to make sure nobody else catches it.”
Obama said that he wasn’t sure if the diagnosis was correct, but he did say that the GOP candidate was showing some of the symptoms of “Romnesia.”
Obama, borrowing the comedic formula of Jeff Foxworthy’s “you might be a redneck jokes,” said:
“If you say you’re for equal pay for equal work but you keep refusing to say whether or not you will sign a bill that protects equal pay for equal work, you might have Romnesia.
“If you say women should have access to contraceptive care, but you support legislation that would let employers deny contraceptive care, you might have a case of Romnesia.
“If you say you will protect a women’s right to choose but you stand up in a primary debate and say you’d be delighted to sign a law outlawing that right to choose in all cases, then you have definitely got Romnesia.”
But don’t worry; there is hope for Romney. The President said that, if he wins re-election, he’ll be able to get Romney help through Obamacare.
“If you come down with a case of Romnesia and you can’t seem to remember the policies that are still on your website, or the promises you have made over the six years you’ve been running for president, here is the good news: Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions. We can fix you up. We’ve got a cure. We can make you well.”
This isn’t the first time that Obama has used a catchy phrase to attack his opponent. Earlier this year, Obama accused the GOP candidate of acting like political folk hero Romney Hood, who steals from the poor and gives to the rich.
Do you think Mitt Romney suffers from “Romnesia?”
Obama isn’t the only one using humor as a political weapon. Last night at the Al Smith dinner, Mitt Romney and Obama traded zingers throughout the night.