CNSNews.com has invented a new attack on the Obama administration, based on last week's ruling finding President Obama's health care reform constitituional.
Matt Cover describes it in a June 29 article:
The White House said Friday that the Obamacare insurance mandate tax is a penalty for not having insurance – a statement that directly contradicts what the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Susan Jones targeted Nancy Pelosi with that attack in a July 2 article:
On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Obamacare’s individual mandate as a tax, but on Sunday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) refused to use that word, insisting that the mandate is a really a penalty.
Just one problem with that line of attack: A Romney campaign official is doing the exact same thing.
Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom has pointed out that "the governor has consistently described the mandate in Massachusetts as a penalty" -- and went on to defent that description.
Certainly we can look forward to Jones or Cover cranking out a story any day now about how the Romney campaign is calling the individual mandate a penalty when the majority of the Supreme Court calld it a tax, right?