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2012-10-10 11:27:13 AM  

snocone: Cythraul: 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.

What race is ORANGE?


whatever species snooki is from.
 
2012-10-10 11:27:38 AM  
Romney has obviously been consulting with the SunTan Woman.
Sexxxxxy!
 
2012-10-10 11:27:52 AM  

snocone: Cythraul: 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.

What race is ORANGE?


Oompa Loompa?
 
2012-10-10 11:28:15 AM  
Abortion yes, waterboarding, no... WTF?

So he is a flip flopper? What do you call a president who supported DOMA then repealed DADT?
 
2012-10-10 11:29:18 AM  

Joe Blowme: Abortion yes, waterboarding, no... WTF?

So he is a flip flopper? What do you call a president who supported DOMA then repealed DADT?


A good follower of instruction.
Crappy instruction, but a good stooge.
 
2012-10-10 11:30:16 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.


You mean like Obama on Gitmo, Foreign policy, Detention, the Drug War, and gay marriage?
 
2012-10-10 11:30:27 AM  
I trust Romney about as far as I can throw a cubic centimeter of neutronium.
 
2012-10-10 11:31:04 AM  

Joe Blowme: Abortion yes, waterboarding, no... WTF?

So he is a flip flopper? What do you call a president who supported DOMA then repealed DADT?


It's almost as if the Defense of Marriage Act and Don't Ask Don't Tell are two different pieces of legislation, with different goals, objectives, and laws.
 
2012-10-10 11:33:11 AM  

Aarontology: Joe Blowme: Abortion yes, waterboarding, no... WTF?

So he is a flip flopper? What do you call a president who supported DOMA then repealed DADT?

It's almost as if the Defense of Marriage Act and Don't Ask Don't Tell are two different pieces of legislation, with different goals, objectives, and laws.


Nah, that angle sounds like it is fact-based. Can't be.
 
2012-10-10 11:33:18 AM  

Ordinary Genius: 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.

You mean like Obama on Gitmo, Foreign policy, Detention, the Drug War, and gay marriage?


Did Obama say he was going to close Gitmo, then claim he was going to keep it open the next day and deny he was going to close Gitmo? Because that's how Romney operates.

See, Romney flips flops on the issues multiple times within a week. You actually don't know what he really stands for. Those things, we know Obama changed and has been consistent with it once he's changed. he doesn't say one thing to one person, then say the exact opposite the next day like Romney does with every single issue.
 
2012-10-10 11:34:08 AM  
Quantum Romney strikes again
 
2012-10-10 11:34:16 AM  

FlashHarry: flippity-flop!


But it doesn't matter because he said it with confidence! He looked Poised and In Control ™ and that's what matters above all else!
 
2012-10-10 11:34:52 AM  

Ordinary Genius: 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.

You mean like Obama on Gitmo, Foreign policy, Detention, the Drug War, and gay marriage?


It's all fine and good to bring up examples of Obama's stances changing over time. But can you tell me what Mitt Romney's position is on abortion right now? It's one thing to change your mind. But the Romney campaign cannot even explain what his state of mind is. They are attempting to portray him as holding mutually exclusive views, in the hopes that everyone will see something they like.
 
2012-10-10 11:35:53 AM  
I hope the good Christian folk on the right appreciate how they've been used to get a lying moderate as their candidate.

Hee hee hee. Hurts, don't it?

/it'll really hurt when he sends your loved ones--not his--to war with Iran via the draft. Enjoy the ride.
 
2012-10-10 11:36:00 AM  
Yes, let's move on to more important news. This is so tiresome.

Now, did you see that Lindsay Lohan and her mother Dina started arguing in the car and it escalated when they got home late last night. We're told it became physical with Lindsay sustaining a cut on her leg. We're also told there was property damage -- including a broken bracelet of Lindsay's -- that occurred during the scuffle.
 
2012-10-10 11:36:20 AM  

someonelse: It's all fine and good to bring up examples of Obama's stances changing over time. But can you tell me what Mitt Romney's position is on abortion right now? It's one thing to change your mind. But the Romney campaign cannot even explain what his state of mind is. They are attempting to portray him as holding mutually exclusive views, in the hopes that everyone will see something they like.


Exactly. Once Obama changed his mind, it stayed changed. Romney's mind changes depending on the house and the audience.

It's almost impossible to pin down what exactly Mitt Romney really stands for since it changes from day to day.
 
2012-10-10 11:36:24 AM  
Seriously, can anybody explain what Romney's position actually is on this issue?
 
2012-10-10 11:36:33 AM  
And guess what? Not a single Romney voter changed their vote because of this...and not a single Obama voter changed their vote because of this.
 
2012-10-10 11:37:05 AM  
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2012-10-10 11:37:39 AM  
Cythraul: "Then have the moderator move that person aside, pull in a conservative voter ... and say, "how about now?""

Or just put a 'spokesman' next to the podium who steps in to 'spin' after every question.
Moderator: "blah blah abortion?"
Romney: "I'm not going to support or push for any legislation limiting abortion."
Spokesman: (steps over to microphone) "What Mitt was referring to, was no legislation *in addition to* the legislation to limit abortion that he's already voiced support for, and pledged to pursue."
 
2012-10-10 11:37:47 AM  
If this guy wins, we are all very well and truly farked. I only have 10% faith in humanity as it is now. A Romney presidency will reduce that to, oh, lets just be poetic and say 1%.
 
2012-10-10 11:37:47 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: I hope the good Christian folk on the right appreciate how they've been used to get a lying moderate as their candidate.

Hee hee hee. Hurts, don't it?

/it'll really hurt when he sends your loved ones--not his--to war with Iran via the draft. Enjoy the ride.


He'll send Bapp. That's why they had a spare.
 
2012-10-10 11:38:11 AM  

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

Ten minutes? At this rate they are walking stuff back while he is still on the podium!


They should do an SNL skit kind of like the Garrett Morris "Help for the hard of hearing"... have some guy in a bubble in the corner while Romney is talking that translates the statement for the Ultra Conservatives. Heck, someone could just take Romney clips and do it themselves on You Tube..
 
2012-10-10 11:38:51 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: And guess what? Not a single Romney voter changed their vote because of this...and not a single Obama voter changed their vote because of this.


No, but some single issue religious people who were already unhappy with Romney just decided not to bother voting.
 
2012-10-10 11:38:52 AM  

someonelse: Ordinary Genius: 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.

You mean like Obama on Gitmo, Foreign policy, Detention, the Drug War, and gay marriage?

It's all fine and good to bring up examples of Obama's stances changing over time. But can you tell me what Mitt Romney's position is on abortion right now? It's one thing to change your mind. But the Romney campaign cannot even explain what his state of mind is. They are attempting to portray him as holding mutually exclusive views, in the hopes that everyone will see something they like.


I agree. My point was simply that both candidates suck.
 
2012-10-10 11:40:11 AM  

someonelse: They are attempting to portray him as holding mutually exclusive views, in the hopes that everyone will see something they like.


someone will think "I like how he won't ban abortion." and another will think "I like how he will ban abortion."

They are both right and he will get both of their votes. This bold face lying and holding two opposing views at the same time and straight up not giving a f*ck is a game changer. It is amazing.

I am actually impressed. Disgusted...but impressed.

And Romney himself doesn't even know what he will do if he becomes President.
 
2012-10-10 11:41:13 AM  

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He seems so sincere that it doesn't matter what he says as long as it's stated forcefully and indignantly. "That is NOT my position, Mr. President!" True enough.
 
2012-10-10 11:41:39 AM  
Romney/Yenmor 2012
 
2012-10-10 11:41:54 AM  

busy chillin': And Romney himself doesn't even know what he will do if he becomes President.


The way it shoudl be looked at is since Romney doesn't appear to have any convictions of principles at all aside from his own advancement, we can only conclude he'd sign whatever the GOP sent his way.

And since the GOP has gone full teabagger, he will, govern like one of them.
 
2012-10-10 11:42:21 AM  

busy chillin': someonelse: They are attempting to portray him as holding mutually exclusive views, in the hopes that everyone will see something they like.

someone will think "I like how he won't ban abortion." and another will think "I like how he will ban abortion."

They are both right and he will get both of their votes. This bold face lying and holding two opposing views at the same time and straight up not giving a f*ck is a game changer. It is amazing.

I am actually impressed. Disgusted...but impressed.

And Romney himself doesn't even know what he will do if he becomes President.


poop his magic underwear? Is that even allowed? does that make them not magical anymore?...these are the real questions that need to be asked.
 
2012-10-10 11:42:36 AM  

Nuuu: bhcompy: There is nothing contradictory about these statements. Appointing a judge or getting rid of funding is not legislation. He's just speaking politician speak in a very literal way, so no one can claim he lied.

Getting rid of funding is legislation. All discretionary funding goes through appropriation bills that have to undergo the normal legislative process to become laws, i.e., legislation.


Not necessarily. An executive order could suffice
 
2012-10-10 11:43:27 AM  

busy chillin': someonelse: They are attempting to portray him as holding mutually exclusive views, in the hopes that everyone will see something they like.

someone will think "I like how he won't ban abortion." and another will think "I like how he will ban abortion."

They are both right and he will get both of their votes. This bold face lying and holding two opposing views at the same time and straight up not giving a f*ck is a game changer. It is amazing.

I am actually impressed. Disgusted...but impressed.

And Romney himself doesn't even know what he will do if he becomes President.


Yes he does! He'll do his best to be a figurehead, a stooge, a puppet and a special interest kowtower. All in the name of profit and power. God bless us, every one!
 
2012-10-10 11:44:11 AM  

Ordinary Genius: busy chillin': someonelse: They are attempting to portray him as holding mutually exclusive views, in the hopes that everyone will see something they like.

someone will think "I like how he won't ban abortion." and another will think "I like how he will ban abortion."

They are both right and he will get both of their votes. This bold face lying and holding two opposing views at the same time and straight up not giving a f*ck is a game changer. It is amazing.

I am actually impressed. Disgusted...but impressed.

And Romney himself doesn't even know what he will do if he becomes President.

poop his magic underwear? Is that even allowed? does that make them not magical anymore?...these are the real questions that need to be asked.


He does not have to.
He will be told what to do/say, if, if, if aaaw crap!
You fools really buy into this chit don't you?
 
2012-10-10 11:44:23 AM  

Aarontology: busy chillin': And Romney himself doesn't even know what he will do if he becomes President.

The way it shoudl be looked at is since Romney doesn't appear to have any convictions of principles at all aside from his own advancement, we can only conclude he'd sign whatever the GOP sent his way.

And since the GOP has gone full teabagger, he will, govern like one of them.


I can agree with that.
 
2012-10-10 11:44:35 AM  

someonelse: Ordinary Genius: 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.

You mean like Obama on Gitmo, Foreign policy, Detention, the Drug War, and gay marriage?

It's all fine and good to bring up examples of Obama's stances changing over time. But can you tell me what Mitt Romney's position is on abortion right now? It's one thing to change your mind. But the Romney campaign cannot even explain what his state of mind is. They are attempting to portray him as holding mutually exclusive views, in the hopes that everyone will see something they like.


Gitmo is an odd place to draw a line. Gitmo can't closed any time soon. Simply can't because many of the folks cannot be put into our justice system now. Chains of evidence, chains of custody, it's all messed up because of the corners cut how folks were captured and detained. They go into our justice system, they will have to be released immediately. That is the legacy of the Bush years, a prison full of folks we can't legally hold here, and who cannot now be released because they will be a beacon for the very folks we're trying to combat. Had we treated terrorism as a law enforcement matter, and NOT cut corners or ignored standing laws, we might have gotten them tried and convicted, but given their treatment and how they were detained, they are in a legal Limbo right now. Plain and simple. Obama got left with the bag on this one, and folks are peeing themselves over the few folks we could try, because they are political cowards who don't want the boogeymen in their backyards.

The Drug War? That's a odd thing, considering that the Executive is sort of forced to uphold the laws of the land. Even the ones he doesn't like. It would be nice if folks didn't pee themselves with the thought of legalization of pot, but that's what we are left with, and so long as that is the law, then we are sort of stuck with it.

Marriage equality? It's time for us to actually fulfill the promise of equality under the law, and actually uphold religious freedom. It's well past time, and this former Republican fully favors marriage equality, on Constitutional grounds--especially that pesky freedom of religion and equality under the law. None of my damn business what consenting adults do in their own homes and in their own churches.

That is a bit different than Romney speaking out of both sides of his mouth, at the same damn time. The man has all the political backbone of an octopus...
 
2012-10-10 11:45:35 AM  

serial_crusher: gilgigamesh: 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?

I'm suggesting that he didn't say what the headline quotes him as saying. He said he's not going to push for legislation to limit abortions, but if somebody else were to push for it, we would support them.


No.

He said, ""There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda." Weasel words aside, that means he doesn't plan to support anti-abortion laws, which is the exact opposite of what you claim.

Its noteworthy that in 2007 and 2011, he supported amending the constitution to define life at conception, which is about as big of a pro-life agenda as you can have. So now that's changed... and then changed back again by the campaign. All to further muddy the waters.

serial_crusher:See, he's not pro-legislation-limiting-abortions. He's pro-choice, where the choice is whether or not to limit abortions through legislation.

I am pro-choice with gun ownership, where the choice is whether or not to limit gun ownership through legislation. That makes just as much sense, right?
 
2012-10-10 11:45:39 AM  

Ordinary Genius: And Romney himself doesn't even know what he will do if he becomes President.

poop his magic underwear? Is that even allowed? does that make them not magical anymore?...these are the real questions that need to be asked.



I think he knows damn well what he intends to do; His primary goal is to reduce or eliminate cap gains taxes so he and his heirs can live basically tax-free (until another administration realizes they need the money and put the tax back)
 
2012-10-10 11:46:15 AM  

Reverend Monkeypants:

He'll do his best to be a figurehead, a stooge, a puppet and a special interest kowtower. All in the name of profit and power. God bless us, every one!


I can agree with that, too.
 
GBB
2012-10-10 11:46:27 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: And guess what? Not a single Romney voter changed their vote because of this...and not a single Obama voter changed their vote because of this.


but what about the undecided? Any possibility this might sway them toward Romney? Considering that they haven't committed one way or the other so far, you think they will pick up on the behavior of his changing view, or only see that he's more Central right-this-second?
 
2012-10-10 11:48:02 AM  
Debate # 1:
Smirk. Lie using Reagan voice. Smarmy grin. Lie using Eastwood voice. Repeat.
The winner!
 
GBB
2012-10-10 11:48:53 AM  

Ordinary Genius: busy chillin': someonelse: They are attempting to portray him as holding mutually exclusive views, in the hopes that everyone will see something they like.

someone will think "I like how he won't ban abortion." and another will think "I like how he will ban abortion."

They are both right and he will get both of their votes. This bold face lying and holding two opposing views at the same time and straight up not giving a f*ck is a game changer. It is amazing.

I am actually impressed. Disgusted...but impressed.

And Romney himself doesn't even know what he will do if he becomes President.

poop his magic underwear? Is that even allowed? does that make them not magical anymore?...these are the real questions that need to be asked.


Considering he changes platform like they were underware, I don't think it'll matter.
 
2012-10-10 11:51:01 AM  
I think i'm just going to start calling him FlipFlopney
 
2012-10-10 11:51:57 AM  

monoski: Ordinary Genius: And Romney himself doesn't even know what he will do if he becomes President.

poop his magic underwear? Is that even allowed? does that make them not magical anymore?...these are the real questions that need to be asked.


I think he knows damn well what he intends to do; His primary goal is to reduce or eliminate cap gains taxes so he and his heirs can live basically tax-free (until another administration realizes they need the money and put the tax back)


You left out:

1 War with Iran so he and his buddies can make hundreds of billions off the blood of other people's sons and daughters

2. Privatize Social Security--just like George Bush tried to do so, during the next financial meltdown created by lack of enforcement, trillions will be transferred to the rich.

3. Get rid of PBS so Frontline can't make anymore critical documentaries.

There's so much more but I have a headache just thinking about the fact that the same people who re-eclected Bush Cheney will be voting again. I don't have anyone in my circle who are draftable so I just give up. I'll vote for Obama even though I've been a registered Republican virtually all my life.
 
2012-10-10 11:54:01 AM  
Oh, now I believe him.
 
2012-10-10 11:55:01 AM  
Gotta give it to him, he's a great politician. He always finds a means to have it both ways.
He's basically saying, "there's none on the agenda NOW I would support" to group 1... and to group 2 he finishes it with "but if there were, I'd support it".

/Now: "I know of now girls at the moment I want to rape."
//2 hours from now: "but if I found one, I would rape her."
 
2012-10-10 11:55:14 AM  
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2012-10-10 11:55:49 AM  
Remember folks, they will say, and do anything to accomplish their publicly stated mission:

McConnell: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
 
2012-10-10 11:56:04 AM  

Aarontology: 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.


He's pandering to try to get votes. His politics before the election and as governor suggest that he's far more of a centrist than he's campaigning as but he needs the Republican base to win so he's trying to balance telling them what they want to hear while not alienating more moderate voters.
 
2012-10-10 11:56:05 AM  

Ordinary Genius: You mean like Obama on Gitmo, Foreign policy, Detention, the Drug War, and gay marriage?


All but the gay marriage thing were because of Congress and you know it. You're willingly talking bullshiat hoping some people are too dumb to realize. You should be on Romney's staff. And you should be one of his employees too.
 
2012-10-10 11:57:29 AM  

Mike_LowELL: I just find it hilarious how Democrats make such a huge deal out of "flip-flopping", as they call it. I have never once heard a Republican call any Democratic candidate a flip-flopper, because Republicans do not brand their opponents and Republicans prefer to debate the issues. Republicans do not resort to name-calling, you stupid liberals. Deal with it. Mitchell "Thaddeus" Romney is more intelligent than any of you, and it shouldn't be surprising that when he speaks, that philosophers, academics, experts, and the common man all come together to determine what Romney has actually said. From there, people find multiple interpretations. And from there, people claim he has given many different positions on the same issue. "Misinterpretation of ideas" is not "Romney took multiple positions on the same issue". The end. Go home. Taxbongo lost the election. Stop being jealous that Romney is smarter than you.


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