Friday, March 09, 2012

The Romney Flipflops

In computer clustering we have an issue we call "ping-ponging", where system A comes up and assumes mastership of the cluster, system B comes up and becomes secondary, system B looks at system A and says "uh oh system A is sick" and reboots system A and assumes mastership, system A comes back up and becomes secondary, system A looks at system B and says "uh oh system B is sick", then reboots system B and assumes mastership. The cluster ends up ping-ponging between A and B as master, with a brief service interruption each time it ping-pongs due to the amount of time needed to transfer services.

So anyhow, this reminds me of the way The Romney switches between positions. A few weeks ago, The Romney supported an increase in the minimum wage. Today... not. Ping. Pong. Position A. Position B. Position A. Position B. Wash, rinse, repeat.

My personal belief is that The Romney is based on an early version of Windows 95 which gets a blue screen of death regularly and has to be re-installed from scratch because you can never get it to boot up again once it's blue-screened like that. That is why The Romney never seems to remember what The Romney said last week -- it's because the current install of the Romneybot 2.0 software didn't *exist* last week.

Hey, it's a theory ;).

- Badtux the Snarky Penguin


  1. If you can't change your mind are you sure you still have one?

  2. But if you change your mind about the same issue every other day because you calculate that your previous position is not popular with the particular audience that you're currently speaking to, what does that make you? Other than a wishy-washy panderer, that is?


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