A. Barton Hinkle on Mitt Romney's ObamaCare Flip-Flip


Lately liberals have been heaping scorn on conservatives for their about-face on the mandate. This is further evidence that the team-sports approach to politics is largely an exercise in patting yourself on the back by punching the other guy in the face. After all, writes A. Barton Hinkle, it's not as though the port side of the political spectrum has been a paragon of intellectual consistency either. In one breath, Democrats are praising the high court for upholding the mandate as a tax—and insisting it is not a tax at all in the next.