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Mitt Romney’s FlipFlops

Posted by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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Flip 1: “Roe v. Wade has gone too far.”
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Flop 1: “I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it.”
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Flip 2: “I respect and will protect a woman’s right to choose.”
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Flop 2: “I never really called myself pro-choice.”
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Flip 3: “I’ve been a hunter pretty much all my life.”
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Flop 3: “Any description of my being a hunter is an overstatement of capability.”
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Flip 4: “It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam.”
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Flop 4: “I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there.”
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Flip 5: “I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.”
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Flop 5: “Ronald Reagan is… my hero.”
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Flip 6: “I will work and fight for stem cell research.”
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Flop 6: “In the end, I became persuaded that the stem-cell debate was grounded in a false premise.”
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Flip 7: “I think the minimum wage ought to keep pace with inflation.”
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Flop 7: “There’s no question raising the minimum wage excessively causes a loss of jobs.”
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Flip 8: “I like mandates. The mandates work.”
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Flop 8: “I think it’s unconstitutional on the 10th Amendment front.”
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Flip 9: “I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.”
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Flop 9: “I did not see it with my own eyes.”
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Flip 10: “This is a completely airtight kennel mounted on the top of our car.”
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Flop 10: “They’re not happy that my dog loves fresh air.”
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Flip 11: “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”
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Flop 11: “He’s going to pay, and he will die.”
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Flip 12: “Those… paying taxes and not taking government benefits should begin a process toward application for citizenship.”
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Flop 12: “Amnesty only led to more people coming into the country.”
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Flip 13: “I’m not in favor of privatizing Social Security or making cuts.”
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Flop 13: “Social Security’s the easiest and that’s because you can give people a personal account.”
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Flip 14: “Based on the numbers of American Muslims… I cannot see that a cabinet position would be justified.”
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Flop 14: “A person should not be elected because of his faith nor should he be rejected because of his faith.”
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Flip 15: “I’m a strong believer in stating your position and not wavering.”
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Flop 15: “I changed my position.”
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Flip 16: “I would like to have campaign spending limits.”
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Flop 16: “The American people should be free to advocate for their candidates and their positions without burdensome limitations.”
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Flip 17: “I supported the assault weapon ban.”
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Flop 17: “I don’t support any gun control legislation.”
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Flip 18: “The TARP program… was nevertheless necessary to keep banks from collapsing in a cascade of failures.”
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Flop 18: “When government is… bailing out banks… we have every good reason to be alarmed.”
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Flip 19: “I’m going to take burdens off the back of the auto industry.”
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Flop 19: “Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check.”
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Flip 20: “When I first heard of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, I thought it sounded awfully silly.”
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Flop 20: “‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has worked well.”
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Flip 21: “I believe the tax on capital gains should be zero.”
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Flop 21: “It’s a tax cut for fat cats.”
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Flip 22: “These carbon emission limits will provide real and immediate progress.”
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Flop 22: “Republicans should never abandon pro-growth conservative principles in an effort to embrace the ideas of Al Gore.”
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Flip 23: “Relative to the leading candidates, some people see me as being more conservative.”
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Flop 23: “I’m not the most conservative candidate.”
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Flip 24: “It does take a village.”
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Flop 24: “It takes a family.”
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Flip 25: “I don’t line up with the NRA.”
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Flop 25: “I’m a member of the [NRA].”
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Flip 26: “The all-Democrat stimulus that was passed in early 2009 will accelerate the timing of the start of the recovery…”
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Flop 26: “The all-Democrat stimulus passed in early 2009 has been a failure.”
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Flip 27: “…the costs of health care will be reduced.”
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Flop 27: “We were unable to deal with… health care costs in Massachusetts.”
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Flip 28: “If Massachusetts succeeds in implementing it, then that will be a model for the nation.”
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Flop 28: “What works in one state may not be the answer for another.”
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by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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littlemascara
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:31 PM

it's amazing how in just like 12 hours he  can flip flop about 3 times on one issue alone.  Then there's Ryan, who lies about how fast they run a marathon, oh... someone who seems to lie about virtually everything!

_Kissy_
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I know all politicians lie, but damn RR make a damn sport of it.

Quoting littlemascara:

it's amazing how in just like 12 hours he  can flip flop about 3 times on one issue alone.  Then there's Ryan, who lies about how fast they run a marathon, oh... someone who seems to lie about virtually everything!


sarahjz
by Sarah on Oct. 11, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Yeeeeeep.

Virgo.Mama
by Brittney on Oct. 11, 2012 at 9:26 PM
That's quite a list
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