With this announcement, Mitt Romney manages to simultaneously (a) throw House Republicans under the bus, (b) undermine his argument that he is serious about controlling reckless federal spending, and (c) lend his support to an awful policy.

Twitter conservatives were not pleased:

http://twitter.com/#!/brendanmadigan/status/194515592135458816

Romney clearly is trying to reach out beyond the GOP voters he disparages as “Fox News true believers.” But left-of-center voters aren’t exactly rallying to Romney’s side:

https://twitter.com/#!/KKoz22/status/194510262957637632

https://twitter.com/#!/kmlynch10/status/194501296726867970

Pander #fail.

Update: The Romney campaign is paying Twitter to promote this tweet:

#StoptheSpending? Really?