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(ABC News)   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
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2012-02-16 11:00:16 PM  
Someone must have seen his poll numbers disappearing in a surge of Santorum
 
2012-02-16 11:03:48 PM  

missiv: [geek-news.mtv.com image 618x562]
Mitt Romney just pulled a mutant flip-flop. He's Mr. Fantastic.


Romney looks a lot like Mr. Fantastic, actually... distinguished, middle-aged man with nice hair and graying temples. It should be easy for someone to photoshop Romney's face on that cartoon, or any other similar pic of Mr. Fantastic....

/just sayin'
 
2012-02-16 11:06:26 PM  

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


His processor is powered by a quantum computer which can arrive at 2 mutually exclusive conclusions at once.
 
2012-02-16 11:09:38 PM  

missiv: Mitt Romney just pulled a mutant flip-flop. He's Mr. Fantastic.


So Gingrich is then the thing, with Bachmann the invisible girl, and Perry the flamer. Who is Ron and Rick?
 
2012-02-16 11:13:06 PM  

Smackledorfer: missiv: Mitt Romney just pulled a mutant flip-flop. He's Mr. Fantastic.

So Gingrich is then the thing, with Bachmann the invisible girl, and Perry the flamer. Who is Ron and Rick?


img141.imageshack.us
 
2012-02-16 11:13:08 PM  

Smackledorfer: So Gingrich is then the thing, with Bachmann the invisible girl, and Perry the flamer. Who is Ron and Rick?


RON PAUL!!! is Doctor Doom...and who gives a shiat about Rick Perry?
 
2012-02-16 11:16:39 PM  
*sideshowbobstepsonrakeshudder.gif*
 
2012-02-16 11:18:52 PM  
I thought ace and Gary, but it wouldn't fit them, the other four fit: big ugly Gingrich blustering, flaming Perry all excited and running his mouth, Bachmann invisible to the debate moderators screaming that she is really there...

Doctor doom I can see. Crazy, hates big government unless he is doing it. Yes, he would think himself the perfect benevolent dictator I think.

Maybe scarecrow for santorum? Batshiat crazy and projecting his own issues of inferiority on others?

I don't read comics, so if it's not a cartoon I don't know it. Nerds, assemble!
 
2012-02-16 11:20:36 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".


I thought that was pretty accurate until the GOP started making noise about chastity belts being a valid form of contraception.

That shiat will NOT fly.
 
2012-02-16 11:21:28 PM  
That does it, I am voting for Santorum.
 
2012-02-16 11:21:29 PM  
So yesterday it was a despicable bailout but today it's an A-OK "managed bankruptcy"? Methinks Romney has managed to bankrupt his integrity.
 
2012-02-16 11:21:47 PM  
keep tryin' lil' buddy

www.kellylambertlab.com
 
2012-02-16 11:23:22 PM  

Tarl3k: Smackledorfer: So Gingrich is then the thing, with Bachmann the invisible girl, and Perry the flamer. Who is Ron and Rick?

RON PAUL!!! is Doctor Doom...and who gives a shiat about Rick Perry?


Gingrich is a much better Dr Doom IMO. I mean, he is literally campaigning on the idea of building a moon base
 
2012-02-16 11:25:59 PM  
 
2012-02-16 11:26:28 PM  

houginator: Tarl3k: Smackledorfer: So Gingrich is then the thing, with Bachmann the invisible girl, and Perry the flamer. Who is Ron and Rick?

RON PAUL!!! is Doctor Doom...and who gives a shiat about Rick Perry?

Gingrich is a much better Dr Doom IMO. I mean, he is literally campaigning on the idea of building a moon base


Gingrich would be better suited as Kingpin, but employing Dr Doom to build him the moonbase.
 
2012-02-16 11:37:09 PM  

I Browse: [latinorebels.com image 400x310]


Tired of political comics. Why the f*ck is his paper labeled "Mitt Romney Issue Positions"? We all understand the joke with the multiple mouths and his quote; instead, the artist assumes we need something more explicit to tell us what is happening. Not one seems to realize when you have to explain the joke, the setup is terrible.
 
2012-02-16 11:39:18 PM  
It helps to think of Romney as a product and not a person.
 
2012-02-16 11:46:41 PM  
Romney was also responsible for the killing of Bin Laden, the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi and the Giants winning the Super Bowl.
 
2012-02-16 11:51:23 PM  

odinsposse: So he completely reversed his position in 4 years. I imagine that would make for a fun presidential term.


"Mr. President, you know you just launched an unrecoverable strike on China, don't you?"

"You mean I can't change my mind?!??!"
 
2012-02-16 11:55:31 PM  

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


and by 2008, you mean TWO WHOLE FARKIN DAYS AGO http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120214/OPINION01/202140336/Romne y -op-ed--Taxpayers-should-get-GM-shares%E2%80%99-proceeds (new window)

LMAO
 
2012-02-16 11:57:14 PM  
"Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" - Rmoney's 2008 op-ed in New York Times.
 
2012-02-16 11:59:53 PM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" - Rmoney's 2008 op-ed in New York Times.


"IF General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye." First sentence. Done in one.
 
2012-02-17 12:02:34 AM  
He is un-f*cking-believable.
 
2012-02-17 12:03:14 AM  

Bermuda59: Romney was also responsible for the killing of Bin Laden, the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi and the Giants winning the Super Bowl.


Being a Mormon, I am certain Romney qualifies as an excellent tight-end.
 
2012-02-17 12:07:46 AM  

NFA: Wow, that really is stunning. These guys have zero personal integrity.


They're republicans. Integrity has a left-wing bias. The nomination process has always been a contest to see who can out-douchebag the other candidate. The rightards in the Teabag Gallery eat that sh*t up.
 
2012-02-17 12:08:33 AM  
Perhaps I'm naive, but I honestly think this one is going to come back to bite him hard. I mean he just came out TWO days ago and stood by his "Fark 'em" position.

Personally I think people can get over being told to go fark themselves. But being told that, then having the person insist he didn't say it right to your face? The guy already had integrity issues and his flip flopping had reached near-parody levels...but this is just simply to absurd to be ignored. He's going to get laughed at.
 
2012-02-17 12:17:27 AM  

Vangor: I Browse: [latinorebels.com image 400x310]

Tired of political comics. Why the f*ck is his paper labeled "Mitt Romney Issue Positions"? We all understand the joke with the multiple mouths and his quote; instead, the artist assumes we need something more explicit to tell us what is happening. Not one seems to realize when you have to explain the joke, the setup is terrible.



Like yours a bit more esoteric, eh? Well, we aim to please...


www.radosh.net
 
2012-02-17 12:22:04 AM  
Question: who is going to call him out on it? Gingrich? Santorum? Obama might keep it in the file for when he starts running, but it's obvious that someone in the Republican side is going to take Romney down a peg, and I'm wondering who it will be.

I'll go with Gingrich. He needs something to get him back into this fight, and slamming Romney as a Democrat with this just might work. Santorum's too busy selling his sweater vests to even pretend he has the bones to go head to head with Romney.
 
2012-02-17 12:24:43 AM  
Farking shameless.

Who exactly does he think he's fooling with this chameleon act?

/Aside from fools, obviously.
//Seriously getting "Zelig" flashbacks here.
 
2012-02-17 12:33:06 AM  
i3.squidoocdn.com
 
2012-02-17 12:43:54 AM  
So as far as I can tell, Romney was calling all along for a managed bankruptcy instead of a bailout, and now that the auto companies are doing well again, he's claiming that the bailout was in fact a managed bankruptcy all along, just like he wanted. It's even more ridiculous than at first glance, like a little layer cake of revisionism.
 
2012-02-17 12:47:20 AM  
If I were a Republican, I'd be offended by Romney's disingenuity. He obviously thinks his base are easily manipulated, flaming idiots.

I'd put an 'oh...wait' here, but seriously. Is this guy schizoid, or what? He was the moderate candidate, went full derp and he still hasn't figured out he can't play both sides. He's attempting damage control because he's losing a hell of a lot of white collar votes in Michigan. Educated, industry-informed, traditionally GOP-voting management, golden-parachute types that hate paying taxes and sweated out the bailout hearings, along with the white collar and service industries that surround and serve GM and the auto industry. Snyder's endorsement isn't going to fix this.

And once the Michigan primary is over, he'll go back to hating the auto companies again.
 
2012-02-17 12:54:00 AM  

Is_What_It_Is: 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.


Mitt Romney is the Heather Mills of presidential campaigns. He's a lying whore without a leg to stand on.
 
2012-02-17 01:08:12 AM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" - Rmoney's 2008 op-ed in New York Times.



Came here to link this. Good on you, pal.
 
2012-02-17 01:09:49 AM  

I Browse: Like yours a bit more esoteric, eh? Well, we aim to please...


Wow...not quite getting that one, but it's hilarious all the same. Thanks.
 
2012-02-17 01:24:00 AM  

KwameKilstrawberry: If I were a Republican, I'd be offended by Romney's disingenuity. He obviously thinks his base are easily manipulated, flaming idiots.


Well....of course his "base" is easily manipulated. Criminy,. these are Republicans we're talking about.

Onward Christian Soldiers!!
 
2012-02-17 01:36:11 AM  
FTA: Hours after General Motors announced that it earned its highest profit in its storied history last year...

GM is still not profitable. They paid the government loan back with government grant money (new window). It's a giant sinkhole and the taxpayers will never get that money back. Never.
 
2012-02-17 01:47:39 AM  
I don't get it... did he get tired of being labeled the super wealthy one-percenter?

He decided to go back to his other label of extreme flip-flopper?

Is it some "comfort level" he gets into?
 
2012-02-17 01:48:43 AM  
You know who I feel really sorry for? That deluded fool that was interviewed by the Daily Show, that one guy who really, REALLY liked Romney. I don't know why, but I feel really bad for him right now.
 
m00
2012-02-17 01:49:29 AM  

KwameKilstrawberry: If I were a Republican, I'd be offended by Romney's disingenuity. He obviously thinks his base are easily manipulated, flaming idiots.


Of course we're offended, why is why he keeps losing states. Even people who "support" Romney don't particularly like him - they just think he has the best chance of beating Obama. Personally, I find this logically absurd as his positions on all the major issues are identical to Obama's (or let's say he's flip flopped so much, on every major issue he has at some point had an identical position to the president), So it's kind of a "what's the point even if it were true" situation.
 
2012-02-17 01:52:52 AM  

m00: KwameKilstrawberry: If I were a Republican, I'd be offended by Romney's disingenuity. He obviously thinks his base are easily manipulated, flaming idiots.

Of course we're offended, why is why he keeps losing states. Even people who "support" Romney don't particularly like him - they just think he has the best chance of beating Obama. Personally, I find this logically absurd as his positions on all the major issues are identical to Obama's (or let's say he's flip flopped so much, on every major issue he has at some point had an identical position to the president), So it's kind of a "what's the point even if it were true" situation.


I think you guys should nominate Santorum. He could win.
 
2012-02-17 01:57:03 AM  
Wow. Romney is making it easy for Jon Stewart. Usually Stewart has to go back at least a week or two to catch someone in a blatant, public, 180-degree flip-flop.

Romney truely is the king of the Flip-Floppers.
 
2012-02-17 01:57:06 AM  
Has anyone considered that Romney is really out there to get Obama re-elected?

I think it takes a fine line and great skill to get the Republican nomination at the same time say the craziest shiat that he would drive the more moderate conservatives and the undecided voters to Obama.

Maybe the plan is to give Obama another 4 years to fix the economy and whatever else that needs fixing, then run the electable Republicans in 2016 against who? Biden? Clinton?
 
2012-02-17 02:05:04 AM  

DVOM: KwameKilstrawberry: If I were a Republican, I'd be offended by Romney's disingenuity. He obviously thinks his base are easily manipulated, flaming idiots.

Well....of course his "base" is easily manipulated. Criminy,. these are Republicans we're talking about.

Onward Christian Soldiers!!


Which is why I said, "I'd put an 'oh...wait' here..." There are still some underpitized Republicans out there - particularly in the business sector, who give not two shiats about the right-wing social rhetoric. Ask your average Detroit mid-to-upper level management financial services employee who voted for Bush in 2000 & 2008 if they are going to vote for Romney after this debacle. There are 6,000 white collar GM workers and another 4,000 workers in associated companies and industries in the Renaissance Center alone. Those of us who work here, in GM's house, will not soon forget the uncertainty and insecurity we went through until the bailout was finalized. We held our collective breath for weeks.

Given the historically low primary voter turnout, I'd say he's scrambling for every last vote he can get, so he flips. He flops. This crap might work in Grand Rapids but it isn't going to play in Metro Detroit. These are affluent, educated folks with memories that lasts longer than the latest GOP manufactured outrage. And they'll vote for anyone but Romney, a demographic he should easily win.
 
2012-02-17 02:06:49 AM  

m00: KwameKilstrawberry: If I were a Republican, I'd be offended by Romney's disingenuity. He obviously thinks his base are easily manipulated, flaming idiots.

Of course we're offended, why is why he keeps losing states. Even people who "support" Romney don't particularly like him - they just think he has the best chance of beating Obama. Personally, I find this logically absurd as his positions on all the major issues are identical to Obama's (or let's say he's flip flopped so much, on every major issue he has at some point had an identical position to the president), So it's kind of a "what's the point even if it were true" situation.


Because he is not a Democrat. If a Republican was running in the race that held 100% the same positions... Hell if he was MORE liberal than Obama and identified himself as a Republican and they knew he could beat Obama they'd vote for him.


They don't care so much about the politics as long as he is "one of us" and he can beat Obama.
 
2012-02-17 02:11:04 AM  

AeAe: Has anyone considered that Romney is really out there to get Obama re-elected?


I seriously was convinced that was Trump's secret angle. And then Romney trumps Trump's buffoonary.

These are throw-away candidates. All Romney can hope for now is to get a cabinet post in the next Republican president's administration for taking one for the team.
 
m00
2012-02-17 02:19:15 AM  

A Dark Evil Omen: m00: KwameKilstrawberry: If I were a Republican, I'd be offended by Romney's disingenuity. He obviously thinks his base are easily manipulated, flaming idiots.

Of course we're offended, why is why he keeps losing states. Even people who "support" Romney don't particularly like him - they just think he has the best chance of beating Obama. Personally, I find this logically absurd as his positions on all the major issues are identical to Obama's (or let's say he's flip flopped so much, on every major issue he has at some point had an identical position to the president), So it's kind of a "what's the point even if it were true" situation.

I think you guys should nominate Santorum. He could win.


Why? I disagree with Santorum on every issue. Although I do think he's honest and genuine. If it came down to Santorum v Obama I'd sit it out. If it came down to Paul or Gingrich, I'd vote for either over Obama. With Romney... I would seriously consider voting for Obama. If one accepts the notion that Obama's positions are harmful to the country, and if one accepts the notion that Romney is no better, we're faced with the choice of 4 years of bad policy or potentially 8 years of bad policy. Besides which, a Romney win would validate his campaign which I find incredibly detrimental to the future of our political system.

What we really have is a fight for the soul of the Republican party. And this is whether it goes in an evangelical direction (Santorum) or a libertarian direction (Paul). These are the only two honest candidates at this point. Gingrich has a lot of problems, but there are issues I agree with him on. Romney is dangerous. When Sarah Palin railed against capitalist corporate cronyism I think Romney is the perfect example of this.

I believe in capitalism. Bill Gates is a capitalist. Steve Jobs is a capitalist. They took a risk on an idea, profited wildly but so did everyone else around them down to the cooks and secretaries. But Romney for the most part engaged in LBOs. He used money heavily borrowed from the financial and banking sectors (due to his personal connections) -- sectors I might add that themselves are only profitable via corporate cronyism, and then used the LBO aspect to create a tax shield, saddled the company he purchased with the debt, and then shipped the jobs overseas in order to generate a personal profit that was completely divorced from his job performance. Where exactly does capitalism enter the equation?
 
2012-02-17 02:26:11 AM  

A Dark Evil Omen: nominate Santorum. He could win


Are you serious? Santorum is unelectable in the general.
 
2012-02-17 02:27:59 AM  

AeAe: A Dark Evil Omen: nominate Santorum. He could win

Are you serious? Santorum is unelectable in the general.


No way, I think he's got a real shot.
 
2012-02-17 02:32:29 AM  

A Dark Evil Omen: AeAe: A Dark Evil Omen: nominate Santorum. He could win

Are you serious? Santorum is unelectable in the general.

No way, I think he's got a real shot.


Wow.... ok.
 
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