Speaking to a crowd of 9,000 at a “Women’s Health Security” event, Barack Obama criticized his rival for trying to muddy his positions on issues like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and free access to contraceptive care in an effort to confuse voters.
“Now that we are 18 days out…Mr. ‘severely conservative’ wants you to believe he was kidding on all things he said last year,” the president said.
“He’s forgetting what his own positions are and he’s betting that you will too. We’ve got a name this condition that he’s going through. I think it’s called Romnesia!”
The Yahoo! News reports that Obama, a broad grin on his face, borrowed from the style of comedian Jeff Foxworthy, known for his “you might be a redneck” standup routines.
The comedy offered the American president a warm-up of sorts before the upcoming third round of the presidential debates which is scheduled on Monday in Boca Raton, Fla.
“If you say you’ll protect a woman’s right to choose, but you stand up at a primary debate and said that you’d be ‘delighted’ to sign a law outlawing that right to choose in all cases, man, you’ve definitely got Romnesia,” he said.
Ticking off symptoms that suggest one “might have Romnesia,” Barack Obama didn’t forget to offer up a solution.
“I’m not a medical doctor, but I do want to go over some of those symptoms so no one else catches it,” he continued.
“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 made over the six years you’ve been running for president, here’s the good news: Obamacare covers preexisting conditions! We can fix you up! We’ve got a cure!”
Bearing in mind on Romney’s “binders full of women” recent comment, the president reminded that the Republican nominee if elected, would be in charge of tapping new justices to the Supreme Court.
“You don’t want someone who needs to ask for binders full of women – you don’t want that guy,” he said. “You want a president who’s already appointed two unbelievable women to the Supreme Court of the United States.”
Mr. Obama also renewed his criticism of Romney’s economic plan aimed to fix American economy.
“Governor Romney’s got his sales pitch. We heard it the other night in the debate, he’s been running around talking about his five-point plan for the economy,” Obama said.
“He wants you to believe that somehow he’ll create 12 million jobs, cut taxes by $5 trillion, even though it favors the wealthiest Americans.”
He went on, adding: “None of this will add to the deficit. When folks who don’t actually work for Governor Romney start crunching the numbers, turns out tax plan doesn’t add up, jobs plan doesn’t create jobs, deficit plan doesn’t reduce the deficit.”
“Virginia, you’ve heard of the New Deal, you’ve heard of the Square Deal, the Fair Deal, Mitt Romney’s trying to give you a sketchy deal,” he said, to cheers. “And it’s really just a one-point plan, not a five-point plan. One point. Folks at the very top play by a different set of rules than all of you.”
Finally, the Democratic president urged voters to give him a chance to “finish the job” he started four years ago and to fulfill all his election vows: “I believe in you. I need you to keep believing in me. I want to finish the job.”