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(ABC)   In what must be one of the most brazen acts of flip-flopitude in history, Romney decides to take credit for the Obama auto industry bailout   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 127
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2012-02-16 07:53:07 PM  
Wow, that really is stunning. These guys have zero personal integrity.
 
2012-02-16 07:57:10 PM  
I read that headline and thought, "Oh surely that's an exaggeration."

Then I RTFA. Every time I think they can't get any lower, they find a way.
 
2012-02-16 08:02:24 PM  
He has a lot of explaining to do, but maybe he can spin this as "crony capitalism done right".
 
2012-02-16 08:19:22 PM  
Mitt Romney is possibly the most dishonest politician ever.
 
2012-02-16 09:05:16 PM  
If you don't like what Rmoney has to say about something, just wait a minute.
 
2012-02-16 09:30:26 PM  
This is a guy wh wrote an op-ed in 2008 stating unequivocally that GM and Chrysler should be left to fail.
 
2012-02-16 10:26:23 PM  

CougarJeff: I read that headline and thought, "Oh surely that's an exaggeration."

Then I RTFA. Every time I think they can't get any lower, they find a way.


I almost made the exact same post. In other words, THIS.
 
2012-02-16 10:26:36 PM  
Following in the brave footsteps of Perry, Bachmann, Santorum, Romney leaps into the lunatic asylum at Charenton.

Naked bums to follow.
 
2012-02-16 10:28:23 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: This is a guy wh wrote an op-ed in 2008 stating unequivocally that GM and Chrysler should be left to fail.


Didn't he write an op-ed MONDAY that said they should have been left to fail?

Does anybody have a link to that one?
 
2012-02-16 10:29:52 PM  
Rick Santorum may be a gay hating, women oppressing, theocratic despot, but at least he's honest.
 
2012-02-16 10:31:44 PM  

depmode98: Rick Santorum may be a gay hating, women oppressing, theocratic despot, but at least he's honest.


Depends on what your definition of honest is. I mean they've both been lying out their asses about basically everything they campaign on.
 
2012-02-16 10:31:57 PM  
This is about as surprising as the rising sun. OF COURSE it's now a classic GOP idea.
 
2012-02-16 10:32:18 PM  
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Mitt Romney just pulled a mutant flip-flop. He's Mr. Fantastic.
 
2012-02-16 10:33:21 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: This is a guy wh wrote an op-ed in 2008 stating unequivocally that GM and Chrysler should be left to fail.


Article mentioned he was critical of bailout but fails to mention a full page rant or even a quote?

Damn lamestream media.
 
2012-02-16 10:34:56 PM  
I thought that the millionaire son of a millionaire auto-exec-cum-governor calling himself a self-made man who feared the pink slip was the most shamelessly dishonest thing I had ever heard a politician say. I thought Romney had put himself up in the record books with that one.

Fortunately, he has outdone himself entirely. It's like Romney is convinced that the public has no memory whatsoever, and that anything he says, people will swallow.

I'm a moderate! Ha ha, no, I'm "severely conservative," whateverthefark that means. Need me to be pro-choice? Sure. Pro-life? Why not! Pro-choice again? Gotcha. Pro-life again? God gave me a revelation! I'm for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and by that I actually mean I'm not. Global warming is real, except of course it isn't. And, of course, Romneycare with its individual mandate was the crowning achievement of my governorship, but I never supported it, um, I mean it was a mistake, um, I mean Obama's health-care plan sucks.

And now, fark Detroit, let 'em die, government interference will only make it worse, Obama is a failure for bailing out Detroit, oh hey they're posting huge profits and paying back the loans ha ha I'm glad Obama followed my advice.
 
2012-02-16 10:34:58 PM  
How does he not have whiplash from all these flip flops?
 
2012-02-16 10:35:03 PM  

ghare: If you don't like what Rmoney has to say about something, just wait a minute.


I said this the other night: These clowns make you long for the days of Nixon, who looks like a class act compared to these guys.

Unfarkingbelieveable.
 
2012-02-16 10:35:08 PM  

MFAWG: cameroncrazy1984: This is a guy wh wrote an op-ed in 2008 stating unequivocally that GM and Chrysler should be left to fail.

Didn't he write an op-ed MONDAY that said they should have been left to fail?

Does anybody have a link to that one?


I think that was more bringing it back up to use against him, or he just reiterated it. I'm not seeing an editorial.
 
2012-02-16 10:35:16 PM  
Did he ... he did.

I'm glad it went through a managed bankruptcy process, which I recommended from the very beginning, to shed unnecessary costs and get its footing again.

Uhh ...

GM reported today earning $7.6 billion in 2011, a 62 percent increase from 2010. GM and Chrysler received approximately $80 billion in bailout money from the Bush and Obama administrations; each filed for bankruptcy in 2009.

Romney, long an opponent of the auto bailout, has said the program was an example of "crony capitalism" by the Obama administration


I'm confused. So ... did the Government help the auto industry? Was it you? Which is it, Rmoney?
 
2012-02-16 10:35:24 PM  
Strange. Sci-fi always told me that when a robot encountered a logical paradox, it's head would explode.
 
2012-02-16 10:37:10 PM  
That's it. As soon as I sober up, I'm going to write to Romney and tell him that me and 100,000 other strapping young bucks in my state will vote for him -- in the GENERAL, no less -- if he'll let each of us, you know, have a go at him.

For 100,000 votes I lay even 1:1 odds that he'll agree to mass buggery.
 
2012-02-16 10:37:33 PM  
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He's your private candidate, a candidate for money, he'll do what you want him to do.
 
2012-02-16 10:38:26 PM  

Derp Du Jour: cameroncrazy1984: This is a guy wh wrote an op-ed in 2008 stating unequivocally that GM and Chrysler should be left to fail.

Article mentioned he was critical of bailout but fails to mention a full page rant or even a quote?

Damn lamestream media.


He even wrote the op-ed for the Detroit News. He made it clear to everyone in Michigan that the auto industry shouldn't be bailed out. Now he can explain that to everyone working for GM, who just reported one of their most profitable quarters in history.

I'm surprised Santorum isn't painting the Michigan airwaves with this fact, possibly because Santorum was against it too?
 
2012-02-16 10:38:47 PM  
FTA: "I'm glad it went through a managed bankruptcy process, which I recommended from the very beginning, to shed unnecessary costs and get its footing again. I'm delighted it's profitable."

I can't stand this guy for a plethora of reasons, but since when is "recommending" something equal to "Taking credit for"? I think ABC might have overstated this in its rush to trash anyone not on the left.
 
2012-02-16 10:39:38 PM  

GhostFish: Strange. Sci-fi always told me that when a robot encountered a logical paradox, it's head would explode.


It's become self-aware. Well, not totally self-aware, of course. If it were completely self-aware, shame would kick in. Lord knows that hasn't happened yet. But long ago it became self-aware enough to lie for profit.
 
2012-02-16 10:40:56 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Did he ... he did.

I'm glad it went through a managed bankruptcy process, which I recommended from the very beginning, to shed unnecessary costs and get its footing again.

Uhh ...

GM reported today earning $7.6 billion in 2011, a 62 percent increase from 2010. GM and Chrysler received approximately $80 billion in bailout money from the Bush and Obama administrations; each filed for bankruptcy in 2009.

Romney, long an opponent of the auto bailout, has said the program was an example of "crony capitalism" by the Obama administration

I'm confused. So ... did the Government help the auto industry? Was it you? Which is it, Rmoney?


His complaint Tuesday was that investors were at the end of the line instead of first, the way god intended.

Socialism, in other words. Yes, really.
 
2012-02-16 10:41:08 PM  

DeltaPunch: Derp Du Jour: cameroncrazy1984: This is a guy wh wrote an op-ed in 2008 stating unequivocally that GM and Chrysler should be left to fail.

Article mentioned he was critical of bailout but fails to mention a full page rant or even a quote?

Damn lamestream media.

He even wrote the op-ed for the Detroit News. He made it clear to everyone in Michigan that the auto industry shouldn't be bailed out. Now he can explain that to everyone working for GM, who just reported one of their most profitable quarters in history.

I'm surprised Santorum isn't painting the Michigan airwaves with this fact, possibly because Santorum was against it too?


He doesn't have the money for that. It's a damn shame. I'd love to see Romney lose my home state.
 
2012-02-16 10:43:22 PM  

Curse of the Goth Kids: That's it. As soon as I sober up, I'm going to write to Romney and tell him that me and 100,000 other strapping young bucks in my state will vote for him -- in the GENERAL, no less -- if he'll let each of us, you know, have a go at him.

For 100,000 votes I lay even 1:1 odds that he'll agree to mass buggery.


Now way. Mitt is so tight you couldn't hammer a hat pin into his bung hole using a ball peen hammer.

/Mitt is so tight that when he farts, dogs howl.
 
2012-02-16 10:43:23 PM  
A Romney flip-flop. I. Am. Shocked.

And didn't he just write an OP ED a week ago talking about how he thought the auto industry should have been allowed to die?
 
2012-02-16 10:43:31 PM  

Is_What_It_Is: I think ABC might have overstated this in its rush to trash anyone not on the left.


You know an anti-Republican story is damning when the best the Fark Independents can do is "well, um...the Fark submitter used the word "takes credit" when Romney was merely praising himself for recommending something he actually opposed vociferously for years, so, you know, this is really a librulmeedja conspiracy to trash Republicans."
 
2012-02-16 10:44:38 PM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Curse of the Goth Kids: That's it. As soon as I sober up, I'm going to write to Romney and tell him that me and 100,000 other strapping young bucks in my state will vote for him -- in the GENERAL, no less -- if he'll let each of us, you know, have a go at him.

For 100,000 votes I lay even 1:1 odds that he'll agree to mass buggery.

Now way. Mitt is so tight you couldn't hammer a hat pin into his bung hole using a ball peen hammer.

/Mitt is so tight that when he farts, dogs howl.


For 100,000 votes my friend, we can fix the hell out of that.
 
2012-02-16 10:45:37 PM  

CravenMorehead: A Romney flip-flop. I. Am. Shocked.

And didn't he just write an OP ED a week ago talking about how he thought the auto industry should have been allowed to die?


All things flow. You cannot step into the same stream twice. Who can say for sure that Romney believed anything yesterday? That was then. Then is gone. What matters is now. And now Romney is for it, and that is all you need to know. What of tomorrow? Who cares, for tomorrow may never come. Live in the moment, never thinking of past or future, for past and future are illusions. There is only today. Embrace the Way of Romney.
 
2012-02-16 10:45:47 PM  
So he completely reversed his position in 4 years. I imagine that would make for a fun presidential term.
 
2012-02-16 10:46:02 PM  
Wow. I honestly expected subby to have exaggerated, but he really is taking credit for it. The man has absolutely no shame.
 
2012-02-16 10:46:15 PM  

terriblist: He doesn't have the money for that. It's a damn shame. I'd love to see Romney lose my home state.


He still might by the looks of things
 
2012-02-16 10:46:32 PM  

Is_What_It_Is: I can't stand this guy for a plethora of reasons, but since when is "recommending" something equal to "Taking credit for"?


Let us see...

"I'm glad it went through a managed bankruptcy process, which I recommended from the very beginning, to shed unnecessary costs and get its footing again. I'm delighted it's profitable."

To me, "recommended" is different from "supported" in "recommended" is active and implies Romney made a recommendation to someone who was able to get this accomplished before the decision was made. This may be a small piece of credit, but he clearly wants an amount of credit for what has happened with GM, else he would use "supported" which is passive.

When I make a recommendation for something, which gets used and has positive results, my friends and peers will often credit me, which is not undue. For me to say, when those positive results emerge, I made the recommendation is for me to seek the credit.
 
2012-02-16 10:48:45 PM  
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/can't believe I forgot this
 
2012-02-16 10:49:32 PM  
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This character had some words of wisdom for those who are tempted to celebrate prematurely. I think Obama is going to win, but by a smaller margin than he did in 2008, in no small part because many thousands of potential voters are going to stay home while assuming that Obama "has it in the bag".
 
2012-02-16 10:49:36 PM  
Does this mean, that if I don't like what Romney says, I should vote for him because he's likely to do the opposite?
 
2012-02-16 10:49:53 PM  

Curse of the Goth Kids: That's it. As soon as I sober up, I'm going to write to Romney and tell him that me and 100,000 other strapping young bucks in my state will vote for him -- in the GENERAL, no less -- if he'll let each of us, you know, have a go at him.

For 100,000 votes I lay even 1:1 odds that he'll agree to mass buggery.


If you buttfark a mormon, you're automatical mormon baptized and when you die you're going straight to mormon heaven, no coffee, no beer. Just sitting around with other mormons fake grinning like an idiot waiting for the stars to burn out. Yeah, I get it, haha. But is it worth it?
 
2012-02-16 10:50:13 PM  

culebra: [i.zdnet.com image 375x518]

This character had some words of wisdom for those who are tempted to celebrate prematurely. I think Obama is going to win, but by a smaller margin than he did in 2008, in no small part because many thousands of potential voters are going to stay home while assuming that Obama "has it in the bag".


Rats. Wrong thread.
 
2012-02-16 10:51:06 PM  
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2012-02-16 10:51:32 PM  
The bailouts are wrong!
The bailouts were irresponsible!
The bailouts worked?
They were my idea!
The bailouts should have been bigger!
They should have been smaller!
They were just right!
The bailouts should not have been plaid!
They should have been classic Romney Tartan!
The bailouts were, and should have always been, and will be in the future, but wouldn't be if it weren't for me and what you want them to have been and always to have been, if that's good for you, because I stand with you, the American People!
 
2012-02-16 10:51:36 PM  

wademh: Does this mean, that if I don't like what Romney says, I should vote for him because he's likely to do the opposite?


By year 2 of his Presidency he will, but unfortunately by year 4 he'll have cycled around again back to his original position.
 
2012-02-16 10:53:05 PM  

ghare: If you don't like what Rmoney has to say about something, just wait a minute.


That's not fair. He has one bedrock, driving core belief that never changes.

His belief that Mitt Romney should be President.
 
2012-02-16 10:53:07 PM  

emkajii: CravenMorehead: A Romney flip-flop. I. Am. Shocked.

And didn't he just write an OP ED a week ago talking about how he thought the auto industry should have been allowed to die?

All things flow. You cannot step into the same stream twice. Who can say for sure that Romney believed anything yesterday? That was then. Then is gone. What matters is now. And now Romney is for it, and that is all you need to know. What of tomorrow? Who cares, for tomorrow may never come. Live in the moment, never thinking of past or future, for past and future are illusions. There is only today. Embrace the Way of Romney.


don't make the Taoist in me respect Romney's lack of permanence! How can you know the flip without the flop?
 
2012-02-16 10:53:22 PM  

exatron: How does he not have whiplash from all these flip flops?


Weathervanes don't have spines.
 
2012-02-16 10:54:05 PM  

emkajii: CravenMorehead: A Romney flip-flop. I. Am. Shocked.

And didn't he just write an OP ED a week ago talking about how he thought the auto industry should have been allowed to die?

All things flow. You cannot step into the same stream twice. Who can say for sure that Romney believed anything yesterday? That was then. Then is gone. What matters is now. And now Romney is for it, and that is all you need to know. What of tomorrow? Who cares, for tomorrow may never come. Live in the moment, never thinking of past or future, for past and future are illusions. There is only today. Embrace the Way of Romney.


That was awesome!
 
2012-02-16 10:54:24 PM  

I Browse: [latinorebels.com image 400x310]


Well that's thoroughly disturbing.
 
2012-02-16 10:56:21 PM  

Andy Andy: terriblist: He doesn't have the money for that. It's a damn shame. I'd love to see Romney lose my home state.

He still might by the looks of things


Inshallah.
 
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