Baaaad Marky Brown here. None of the cool, calm, collected columnist he usually demonstrates — more like his 2008 primary campaign against racist Dems who did not vote for Obama.
Mitt Romney on Tuesday reclaimed welfare as a central issue for Republicans this campaign season based on a specious and cynical claim that President Barack Obama has “dismantled” Clinton-era welfare reform.
Specious and cynical: the issue is joined, gloves off, aiming at jugular.
It’s been 16 years since former President Bill Clinton led a bipartisan effort to fix the nation’s welfare laws, most notably by requiring recipients to work or go to school.
And ever since, Republicans have rued the loss of one of their favorite red-meat issues on the campaign trail. It’s tough to rail against “welfare mothers”— long a favored target of political panderers of all stripes — when you’ve already taken credit for fixing the welfare system
Oh gosh, those old welfare mothers and political panderers. Go Mark! (At this point the careful reader went to the next thing, unable to deal for the moment with the baaaaad Marky B.