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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:02 PM
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Romney reverses himself, supports anti-union law
Source: Associated Press

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) A day after he refused to endorse an Ohio ballot
measure that limits public employee union rights, Republican
presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he is "110
percent" behind the effort.


While he was in Ohio on Tuesday, Romney seemed to distance himself
from anti-union measures that have lost popularity in recent months.
Campaigning a day later, the former Massachusetts governor told
reporters that he supports the ballot measure aimed at restricting
collective bargaining rights for state employees.

"I'm sorry if I created any confusion in that regard. I fully support
Gov. (John) Kasich's I think it's called Question Two in Ohio. Fully
support that," Romney said after visiting a local GOP office in the
Washington suburbs. "Actually, on my website, I think back as early as
April, I laid out that I support Question Two and Gov. Kasich's effort
to restrict collective bargaining in Ohio."

Romney's rivals criticized him for not supporting the measure, which
he previously endorsed but has seen its popularity falter.

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ijLYY...



Once again, in the face of the ninety percent movement, Romney brags about how he strongly supports crushing employee rights after cowardly ducking the issue in Ohio where the issue is front and center. Not only is he a right winger and flip flopper, but he is a chicken hawk weeney.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:09 PM
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1. And they called poor Kerry a flip-flopper??? nt
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:40 AM
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11. That was my first thought too
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:26 PM
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2. Maybe it's because of his time spent in MA,
where even Democrats seem to support limiting Union bargaining rights.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:54 AM
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5. Now they do. That was not true when Romney was Governor, though.
Mass. had nothing to do with Romney's flip flops.

Romney says whatever he thinks saying at that moment will best accomplish his lifelong desire to become POTUS.

That is the root of all his flip flops.

When Romney ran against Senator Kennedy, you would have almost thought Romney was the more liberal candidate. Ditto when he ran for Governor of Massachusetts.

He began changing position after position part way through his term, around the time that Dummya had done very well (on a state by state electoral vote basis) against Kerry. I don't know if that is what inspired Romney to change. I just know that was roughly the timing.

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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:17 AM
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8. My point was that perhaps he looked at his old state
and found that even Massachusetts DEMOCRATS were willing to limit the collective bargaining rights of public employees, and since all the repukes were in favor of it, and even a good number of Dems (at least based on the vote in MA), it must be a "winning" position.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:31 AM
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3. For now I believe that Romney will be the nominee,
but if the Republican voters get tired of his flip flopping and liberal influence from Massachusetts then eventually Perry will become the nominee. Herman Cain I think might be the running mate.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:01 AM
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6. Romney has clearly been the establishment candidate from the start.
And the media has cooperated with them in that big time.

Even as Cain led Romney in the polls, the press was saying Cain is not a serious candidate (the very same media that had pronounced that winning the meaningless Iowa straw poll meant that no one could deny that Bachman was now a serious candidate--even though she said the first shot fired in American Revolution was fired in New Hampshire, a rather ironic mistake for a Tea Party candidate).

Honestly, the Party establishment choosing a candidate and the media acting as their accomplices both sicken me so much.
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:34 AM
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4. The Fat Cat MA Flip-Flopper reversed himself AGAIN, you mean. That's a double flip-flop.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 01:35 AM by ClarkUSA
He was originally for it. Then he was against it. Now he's for it again (probably after an aide informed him that news organizations had noted he was for it when the anti-union first came out).
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:03 AM
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7. "He was anti-choice, he was pro-choice, he was multiple choice."
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 02:13 AM by No Elephants
Senator Ted Kennedy, on being asked during an interview if Romney had not been pro-choice when he ran against Kennedy for a Senate seat.

(Lord, I miss the quick Kennedy wit.)

"I cannot stress this enough: No one, no one, likes Mitt Romney." Jon Stewart, on the Daily Show

"How can I put this? Romney has displayed a certain versatility of conviction." George Will, on This Week




Republicans do not trust Romney because they feel they cannot possibly know which position he will take if he gets into power.

However, I can tell them exactly what he will do at every juncture.

He will take whatever position he feels will, at that moment, most help him get re-elected.

That is what governs (no pun intended) all his flip flops--his overweening personal ambition.

The man does not have a principled bone in body.

If he did, he'd throw it to the dogs in a heartbeat, if he thought so doing would improve his chances of becoming or remaining POTUS.
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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:53 AM
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9. I wonder what Mitt will say;
When asked if he wears his 'Magic Underwear?'

Not that this question will be asked by anyone who has any hope of getting an answer. Just thought it would be funny to see Mitt's facial response.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:14 AM
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10. Romney has few if any beliefs beyond his own self-interest
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