Dave Weigel asks:
“How did Carly Fiorina become an anti-abortion hero?”
And the simple answer is- because she said so. That basically is all you need as a Republican- just say something, and the spin machine and the rubes take care of the rest. I mean, really:
Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich, with their seven+ (and I may be missing a few) marriages are staunch defenders of family values. Why? Because they said so!
Sarah Palin even though she gave out the biggest socialized oil revenue checks in Alaskan history, is a staunch anti-socialism crusader. Why? Because she said so!
Mitt Romney is firmly pro-choice! And now he is firmly anti-abortion. And he had nothing to do with Romney care. Why? Because he said so!
John McCain was a maverick for a decade and then he was never a maverick. Why? Because he said so!
Republicans, despite offering no plans for substantive budget cuts and promising to waging multiple wars while cutting taxes are fiscal conservatives. Why? BEcause they said so!
See how this works?