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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:47 PM

OH NO HE DIDN'T! Romney flips on FEMA

This was his big press conference today?

http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/10/31/mitt-romney-voices-stronger-support-for-fema/6i7wW1bPskqRY73mAptYzM/story.html

Mitt Romney on Wednesday stepped up his support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, further rebuffing accusations that he would end funding for disaster relief if elected president.

“I believe that FEMA plays a key role in working with states and localities to prepare for and respond to natural disasters,” Romney said in a statement. “As president, I will ensure FEMA has the funding it needs to fulfill its mission, while directing maximum resources to the first responders who work tirelessly to help those in need, because states and localities are in the best position to get aid to the individuals and communities affected by natural disasters.”

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Reply OH NO HE DIDN'T! Romney flips on FEMA (Original post)
Matariki Oct 2012 OP
rightsideout Oct 2012 #1
hedgehog Oct 2012 #4
gateley Oct 2012 #2
BainsBane Oct 2012 #3
Kber Oct 2012 #5
Politicalboi Oct 2012 #11
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #25
Life Long Dem Oct 2012 #6
Faygo Kid Oct 2012 #7
Guy Whitey Corngood Oct 2012 #8
Matariki Oct 2012 #10
Guy Whitey Corngood Oct 2012 #13
GentryDixon Oct 2012 #9
fried eggs Oct 2012 #12
barnabas63 Oct 2012 #14
TwilightGardener Oct 2012 #15
young_at_heart Oct 2012 #16
yellerpup Oct 2012 #17
TDale313 Oct 2012 #18
Marr Oct 2012 #19
Matariki Oct 2012 #24
courseofhistory Oct 2012 #20
Ilsa Oct 2012 #21
mac56 Oct 2012 #22
Ilsa Oct 2012 #23
spanone Nov 2012 #26

Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:48 PM

1. Flip-flopper

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Response to rightsideout (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:49 PM

4. Not quite a flip-flop; he wants to kill FEMA to save it!

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:48 PM

2. Oh my God! How does he have the balls to do that?

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:48 PM

3. Yet yesterday he ignored 12 questions

It took him two days to think of that flip flop? He's getting slower.

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:50 PM

5. And did anyone

Anyone at all ask him how he reconciles this with his stance from a few months ago?

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Response to Kber (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:53 PM

11. Oh, that would be negative

 

The "liberal" media can't do that.

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Response to Kber (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:39 PM

25. I believe they did and he refused to answer

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:50 PM

6. Shape shifting again

 

Total opposite of what he said during the debate.

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:50 PM

7. He is shameless.

His parents are spinning in their graves.

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:50 PM

8. Ha good one! Like you actually expected anything different? The fact that he has to come out and

say that tells you how pathetic and desperate he is. It's like coming out and reassuring people that you like puppies and will not kill any while in office.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:51 PM

10. He really embraces his inner liar. Ugh.

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Response to Matariki (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:54 PM

13. He makes lying corrupt career politicans go: "Man, that guy's a real lying douche!". nt

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:51 PM

9. He is so tiresome.

I cannot wait to see & hear the last of this man.

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:53 PM

12. He still doesn't get it

He's still talking about local communities and states, all of which are drowned out right now. His latest flip still doesn't address what happens when a group of neighboring states go through the same disaster.

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:54 PM

14. to late a**hat! nt

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:54 PM

15. What does Mittloaf change more: His mind or his underwear?

You decide, America.

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:55 PM

16. But, but---what about the 'private sector'?

Remember your earlier comment---private is even better than state???

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:55 PM

17. I think he just said, in Republican,

that "maximum resources" would be going to Halliburton first responders in a Rmoney presidency. Do what you can locally and if you need more help, we'll pay contractors to come help you. He'd probably send in extra security, too, to guard businesses.

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:56 PM

18. Weasel words.

He doesn't say he won't cut FEMA's funding, or that he doesn't still think states, local gov't, and the private sector can do it better. Just that he won't totally kill it. If FEMA got any money whatsoever, this statement could still technically true.

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:00 PM

19. The amount of flip-flopping Romney is allowed by the media is simply STUNNING.

 

I remember when a bit of MANUFACTURED flip-flopping on the part of Kerry was enough to brand him indecisive and untrustworthy, to hear media figures tell it. But Romney can change his defining positions from week to week and it's no big deal.

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Response to Marr (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:14 PM

24. I don't know, I think the media is calling him out lately

All the articles I've seen on this include his statement from last year about eliminating FEMA. And they were really hammering on him about that statement in the last couple days.

And there was a lot of media call-out about his lying Jeep ad.

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:00 PM

20. Liar, Flip flopper, Prevaricator, Panderer, Stooge, Craven, Brainless, Opportunist, Disgusting

IDIOT!

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:07 PM

21. He's a weather vane.

Whichever way the wind blows.

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:10 PM

22. I love the headline: "voices stronger support for FEMA"

Like he could have ever voiced LESS support for FEMA.

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:11 PM

23. Ask Ann Romney who the grown-up is now. nt

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:43 PM

26. he's going down lying. he's pathetic. too unstable to even visit the white house.

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