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(Huffington Post)   Mitt Romney: I have no plans to support any legislation limiting abortion. Romney Spokesperson: What he meant was, he supports legislation limiting abortion. Media: Well that makes complete sense; let's move on   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 252
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2012-10-10 08:25:27 AM
flippity-flop!
 
2012-10-10 08:46:50 AM
Romney surrogates must order antacids by the crate.
 
2012-10-10 08:54:50 AM
Erik Fehrstrom said that Romney could completely change his positions on abortion, taxes and anything else and hardly any Republican would notice.
 
2012-10-10 08:56:03 AM

imontheinternet: Romney surrogates must order antacids by the crate.


I picture them as the person who cleans up behind the elephants when the circus comes to town.
 
2012-10-10 09:05:40 AM

imontheinternet: Romney surrogates must order antacids by the crate.


I imagine the daily mirror-staring psych up job they must do to themselves. "Okay, Tom...you gotta go out there and give it your best. *deep breath and muscle flex* Now, don't read the paper today until you feel you're ready *glances at front page* MOTHER F*CKER! He said what about abortion?! For the love of a merciful...okay...just calm down, Tom...you're doing this because the President is a negro."

Aaaaannnnnnd...scene.
 
2012-10-10 09:08:43 AM
I think Romney flip flopped on abortion because if he were to be elected, he couldn't profit off disposing the remains like he did at Bain.

So absent of the profit motive, the political motive takes over.
 
2012-10-10 09:09:37 AM

Delay: Erik Fehrstrom said that Romney could completely change his positions on abortion, taxes and anything else and hardly any Republican would notice.


well, apart from a few liberal pundits on msnbc, they've got the media in their pocket. and when most republicans get their news from fox news, which is the de facto media arm of the mainstream GOP, it's pretty easy for them to control the message: vote for "not the black guy".
 
2012-10-10 09:14:35 AM

Delay: Erik Fehrstrom said that Romney could completely change his positions on abortion, taxes and anything else and hardly any Republican would notice.


"He's got good hair, okay? And a strong chin! I swear to god, I don't even know what you people want anymore."
 
2012-10-10 09:21:18 AM

FlashHarry: it's pretty easy for them to control the message: vote for "not the black guy".


Well, it's weird that Romney's own spokesperson does more to expose Romney's BS than the media.
 
2012-10-10 09:21:26 AM
Has a comet passed close to earth? Something is strange because I've never seen a politician say one thing that sides with a group of people, then take the other side with another group. Never!
 
2012-10-10 09:21:49 AM
He's going to say whatever it takes to get elected, and his base understands this.
 
2012-10-10 09:23:48 AM

WhiskeyBender: Has a comet passed close to earth? Something is strange because I've never seen a politician say one thing that sides with a group of people, then take the other side with another group. Never!


I've never seen one do it on literally every single issue like Romney has.
 
2012-10-10 09:26:21 AM
Stupid libs, haven't you ever heard of a candidate's position on an issue evolving? Like your precious Obama's opinion on gay marriage?

In this case, Romney's position on abortion simply evolves by adapting to whomever he happens to be talking to at that given moment.
 
2012-10-10 09:26:39 AM

Aarontology: WhiskeyBender: Has a comet passed close to earth? Something is strange because I've never seen a politician say one thing that sides with a group of people, then take the other side with another group. Never!

I've never seen one do it on literally every single issue like Romney has.


You're right. I haven't seen one issue he has stayed constant on. Well..taxes now that I think about it, but that is a given.
 
2012-10-10 09:26:59 AM

WhiskeyBender: Has a comet passed close to earth? Something is strange because I've never seen a politician say one thing that sides with a group of people, then take the other side with another group. Never!


romney does it like breathing. for him, it's effortless and regular. there is no politician in living memory who has flip flopped so often and with out compunction.
 
2012-10-10 09:28:08 AM
GALAHAD: Let us taunt the 24 hour media cycle. It may become so cross that it will make a mistake.
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2012-10-10 09:33:18 AM

Sybarite: He's going to say whatever it takes to get elected, and his base understands this.


During the debate Romney claimed that "half" of the green firms the stimulus invested in "have gone out of business" and noted that "a number of them happened to be owned by people who were contributors to your campaigns. I had a friend who said you don't just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers, all right?"

Actual number: less than 1% says Michael Grunwald.
 
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2012-10-10 09:33:57 AM
After you take both sides of an issue enough times, the media just gets tired of reporting the same thing over and over. It just isn't news.
 
2012-10-10 09:34:31 AM

Delay: FlashHarry: it's pretty easy for them to control the message: vote for "not the black guy".

Well, it's weird that Romney's own spokesperson does more to expose Romney's BS than the media.


It's actually a pattern, and it seems to be a deliberate tactic.

Romney's campaign has been trying to play both sides of controversial issues by having the candidate say one thing in public -- the mainstream view -- only to have his campaign walk the statement back almost immediately. That way the low information mainstream voters hear what they want to hear and get on with life. When the base complains about his position, the campaign can say he "misspoke" and the record has been corrected. But most voters don't know about the walk-back.

I've noticed it happens all the time; far too often to be simple error or ineptitude.
 
2012-10-10 09:35:09 AM

Sybarite: He's going to say whatever it takes to get elected, and his base understands this.


It would be so refreshing if they just admitted it. "We want him over Obama so we're OK with him lying and cheating to do it."
 
2012-10-10 09:36:31 AM

gilgigamesh: Delay: FlashHarry: it's pretty easy for them to control the message: vote for "not the black guy".

Well, it's weird that Romney's own spokesperson does more to expose Romney's BS than the media.

It's actually a pattern, and it seems to be a deliberate tactic.

Romney's campaign has been trying to play both sides of controversial issues by having the candidate say one thing in public -- the mainstream view -- only to have his campaign walk the statement back almost immediately. That way the low information mainstream voters hear what they want to hear and get on with life. When the base complains about his position, the campaign can say he "misspoke" and the record has been corrected. But most voters don't know about the walk-back.

I've noticed it happens all the time; far too often to be simple error or ineptitude.


Romney is the first true, pureblood corporate candidate, and he has the marketing strategy to prove it.
 
2012-10-10 09:37:38 AM
if he wins the election, I severely doubt he will be actually running the country.
 
2012-10-10 09:37:57 AM
"There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda,"

Good lord; all you have to do is read between the lines there.
 
2012-10-10 09:38:08 AM

Diogenes: Sybarite: He's going to say whatever it takes to get elected, and his base understands this.

It would be so refreshing if they just admitted it. "We want him over Obama so we're OK with him lying and cheating to do it."


The silence is deafening.
 
2012-10-10 09:41:32 AM
Don't like what Mitt Romney says? Wait ten minutes.
 
2012-10-10 09:45:01 AM
Media: "It is critical to us that he actually be a viable contender so that we can have ratings. So we're just going to run with whatever message gets him there, ok?"
 
2012-10-10 09:45:23 AM

ib_thinkin: Don't like what Mitt Romney says? Wait ten minutes.


Has he flip-flopped on his support of a same-sex constitutional ban yet? Now that would be a very impressive flip-flop.
 
2012-10-10 09:45:51 AM
I think its obvious that Romney will say anything to get elected. He's a shameless liar.
 
2012-10-10 09:46:57 AM
shrug. Every time I use the phrase "pro-abortion" in a thread, I get a slew of herpaderp about how there's a difference between people who support your right to have an abortion, and those who plan on having one themselves.
 
2012-10-10 09:51:12 AM

Diogenes: Sybarite: He's going to say whatever it takes to get elected, and his base understands this.

It would be so refreshing if they just admitted it. "We want him over Obama so we're OK with him lying and cheating to do it."


"We would vote for a farking Cylon if he were running against Obama. And I think we are."
 
2012-10-10 09:51:54 AM

ManateeGag: if he wins the election, I severely doubt he will be actually running the country.


Get used to it. Romney can't run an administration if his folks have no idea of where he stands on both domestic and foreign issues. It's institutional paralysis and setting up dedicated staff to failure. No wonder so many of Romney's companies went bankrupt and no wonder his campaign was in shambles before the debate.
 
2012-10-10 09:52:58 AM

serial_crusher: shrug. Every time I use the phrase "pro-abortion" in a thread, I get a slew of herpaderp about how there's a difference between people who support your right to have an abortion, and those who plan on having one themselves everyone knows I'm a tool.

 
2012-10-10 09:53:08 AM

serial_crusher: shrug. Every time I use the phrase "pro-abortion" in a thread, I get a slew of herpaderp about how there's a difference between people who support your right to have an abortion, and those who plan on having one themselves.


What does that have to do with what Romney said? Are you suggesting he thinks its morally wrong, but also thinks abortion should be a legal alternative for those who want it?
 
2012-10-10 09:55:33 AM

serial_crusher: shrug. Every time I use the phrase "pro-abortion" in a thread, I get a slew of herpaderp about how there's a difference between people who support your right to have an abortion, and those who plan on having one themselves.


No, you probably get a lecture on the difference between being in favor of abortions generally and being in favor of not telling women what to do. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney says he's not going to support anti-abortion legislation, and then his campaign corrects him: he will, he just forgot that he will.

The long and short of it: you're both buffoons.
 
2012-10-10 09:56:48 AM
"There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda," the Republican presidential nominee told The Des Moines Register in an interview.

I'm reminded of Clevinger's interrogation in Catch 22 and want to ask Romney if there is any legislation with regards to abortion that he's not familiar with that would become part of his agenda.

I know the corporate media wanted to make the election closer to boost ratings but if they keep helping Mitt lie they'll have elected him president.
 
2012-10-10 09:57:14 AM

ManateeGag: if he wins the election, I severely doubt he will be actually running the country.


He'll be working with a team of engineers to find a way to manipulate the space/time continuum so that he can physically ship the US to China.
 
2012-10-10 09:58:30 AM

Mugato: ManateeGag: if he wins the election, I severely doubt he will be actually running the country.

He'll be working with a team of engineers to find a way to manipulate the space/time continuum so that he can physically ship the US to China.


I thought he was going to declare all other religions illegal and establish the first Mormon Empire?
 
2012-10-10 10:02:52 AM

Cythraul: Mugato: ManateeGag: if he wins the election, I severely doubt he will be actually running the country.

He'll be working with a team of engineers to find a way to manipulate the space/time continuum so that he can physically ship the US to China.

I thought he was going to declare all other religions illegal and establish the first Mormon Empire?


So, tiny American flags AND a pair of magic underware for everyone?
 
2012-10-10 10:03:01 AM
y'know...if Romney flipped this quick on abortion - what makes anyone believe that he'll stay strong on the economy? or foreign policy? or anything else for that matter? the guy is either a lying bottom feeder or he's just got no spine. either way he's not a good fit for the job of President.
 
2012-10-10 10:04:20 AM

CapeFearCadaver: Cythraul: Mugato: ManateeGag: if he wins the election, I severely doubt he will be actually running the country.

He'll be working with a team of engineers to find a way to manipulate the space/time continuum so that he can physically ship the US to China.

I thought he was going to declare all other religions illegal and establish the first Mormon Empire?

So, tiny American flags AND a pair of magic underware for everyone?


I kinda like the idea of magic underwear, actually... in a perverted sort of way.
 
2012-10-10 10:05:13 AM

Weaver95: y'know...if Romney flipped this quick on abortion - what makes anyone believe that he'll stay strong on the economy? or foreign policy? or anything else for that matter? the guy is either a lying bottom feeder or he's just got no spine. either way he's not a good fit for the job of President.


this MUST be the message of the obama campaign for the remaining weeks. articulate your vision and contrast it with the flip-flops of your challenger.
 
2012-10-10 10:05:28 AM

Weaver95: y'know...if Romney flipped this quick on abortion - what makes anyone believe that he'll stay strong on the economy? or foreign policy? or anything else for that matter? the guy is either a lying bottom feeder or he's just got no spine. either way he's not a good fit for the job of President.


One thing he can't flip-flop on is his race, which is probably why some of his supporters continue to support him.
 
2012-10-10 10:07:04 AM

Weaver95: y'know...if Romney flipped this quick on abortion - what makes anyone believe that he'll stay strong on the economy? or foreign policy? or anything else for that matter? the guy is either a lying bottom feeder or he's just got no spine. either way he's not a good fit for the job of President.


No one thinks he's a good fit for America. People are voting for him because they're voting against Obama. I haven't heard one argument for Romney, just arguments against Obama.

.... although I may have heard one guy who obviously knows nothing about what Romney did as a businessman say that because he's a successful businessman he'd make a good President but that's all
 
2012-10-10 10:10:08 AM

Mugato: .... although I may have heard one guy who obviously knows nothing about what Romney did as a businessman say that because he's a successful businessman he'd make a good President but that's all


Every time I hear "The President is CEO of the world's most powerful ________," I want to fly into a murderous, Constitutionally-inspired rage.
 
2012-10-10 10:12:30 AM

Cythraul: One thing he can't flip-flop on is his race, which is probably why some of his supporters continue to support him.


Sure?

imgace.com
 
2012-10-10 10:13:19 AM

FlashHarry: Weaver95: y'know...if Romney flipped this quick on abortion - what makes anyone believe that he'll stay strong on the economy? or foreign policy? or anything else for that matter? the guy is either a lying bottom feeder or he's just got no spine. either way he's not a good fit for the job of President.

this MUST be the message of the obama campaign for the remaining weeks. articulate your vision and contrast it with the flip-flops of your challenger.


i'm planning on helping with an Obama phone bank on thursday. i'll make note of it.
 
2012-10-10 10:13:53 AM
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2012-10-10 10:15:31 AM

Weaver95: y'know...if Romney flipped this quick on abortion - what makes anyone believe that he'll stay strong on the economy? or foreign policy? or anything else for that matter? the guy is either a lying bottom feeder or he's just got no spine. either way he's not a good fit for the job of President.


Nothing has really changed since his days from Maine.

It's not that he lacks spine, it's that he lacks principles...
 
2012-10-10 10:24:25 AM

Weaver95: i'm planning on helping with an Obama phone bank on thursday. i'll make note of it.


The Obama campaign has its speechwriters too. And they attempt to have Obama appear to appeal to as many voters as possible, But when Obama does speak, at least apart from his debate performance, you actually sense that he takes ownership of what he is saying. It's not just a cynical act.
 
2012-10-10 10:26:22 AM
Why would the media want to expose any of Romney's lying or flip flopping?

Romney is their candidate. Most media are mid-six, or 7 figures incomes.

In other words, the 1%.
 
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