David Nir at Daily Kos points out how big a flip-flopper Republican stealth candidate Terri Lynn Land is:
For the second time this campaign, Republican Terri Lynn Land seems to have no idea what her position on Obamacare is. On Thursday, Land said she “applauds” Michigan’s decision to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, which might seem like a politically sensible position, except for the fact that previously said she wants to repeal Obamacare in its entirety.
But how did she come to that extremist position in the first place? Last year, you may recall, Land declared that we were “past” the idea of defunding the ACA and instead said we have to “fix” the law. But later that same day, she flip-flopped to adopt the standard conservative view that Obamacare must be repealed. So if you’re counting, She’s now expressed four different stances on the healthcare law:
- I support defunding Obamacare.
- We’re past defunding now—we need to fix Obamacare.
- I support repealing Obamacare.
- I applaud Gov. Rick Snyder for expanding Medicaid under Obamacare.
Land makes that other notoriously wobbly Michigander—Mitt Romney—look like a model of consistency.
Somebody should ask Land about her ever-shifting positions. You know, if she ever does a public event where she takes questions from the press.