Look! It’s two! Two! Two mints in one!
Fast forward to 2012. Reince Priebus calls it a tax, Willard Romney and his top adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, call it a penalty. Talk about disarray:
Look! It’s two! Two! Two fees in one!
Republicans in Congress, and even some top Romney surrogates, however, are still holding on to the “tax” talking point. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who may be on Romney’s vice presidential short list, told Fox News’ Fox & Friends Tuesday morning that the mandate is both a “penalty” and a “tax,” something Romney himself has previously claimed.