Skip to comments.[Twoface] Romney joins the Obama bashing [but flip flops on gun control, health care]
Posted on 05/15/2009 4:51:44 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
PHOENIX Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney joined Bush administration officials, including former Vice President Dick Cheney, in arguing today that President Obamas approach to combating terrorism had left the country less safe.
"It's the very kind of thinking that left America vulnerable to the attacks of September 11th," Romney told the National Rifle Association's annual gathering. And the approval of left-wing law professors and editorial boards wont be worth much if this country lets down its guard and suffers an attack."
Even while declaring an end to past interrogation practices he calls torture, Obama has alienated many in his own party with a cautious approach to the issue. He has rebuffed calls to investigate Bush administration policymakers and release photographs of in that military leaders have said would be unnecessarily provocative. Today, the White House announced it would resume the use of military commissions to try those in American custody, a practice that Obama had criticized as a candidate.
"I'm glad he's continuing to hold military tribunals for terrorists," said Romney, who also said he approved of Obamas hawkish approach to ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. "In fact, whenever he adopts the policies of John McCain and George W. Bush like this, Im glad."
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
"The best path to healthcare reform is to let the American people make their own decisions, not have those decisions forced on them by government," Romney said.
Oh this is rich.
Heavy irony in that quote!
He ought to be for “O-bozo Care” since it is very similar to “Romney Care”!
Romney joins the Obama bashing
I didn't change anything. I only added commentary and placed it in brackets, since it wasn't part of the original title.
Did you even read the part where Romney backtracked on RomneyCare?
Wish Romney were president instead of Obama — we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in now.
If Corky from ‘Life Goes On’ was President instead of Obama, we wouldn’t be in this mess either. That doesn’t mean I’d support him for President. Although, Corky is definitely preferable to Mitt Romney.
I don’t see the “flip-flop” on gun control.
I don’t hunt, but I own guns and can shoot straight and practice often. I’ve never had to point a gun at a human being but I believe in defense of myself and my family I could shoot to kill.
So am I a flip-flopper because I don’t hunt?
I’m just curious what your definition of “flip-flopping on gun control” is.
By the way, I believe the PRIMARY reason for gun rights isn’t to go hunting or even for self-defense but because the US Constitution not only recognizes gun ownership as a HUMAN right but also implies (at least to my way of thinking) that gun ownership is a duty of good citizenship.
But I don’t hunt. So am I a flip-flopper?
Isn't Romney a gun control supporter?
Mitt is perfect. He will beat Bambi in 2012.
Funny. That's what they said about McCain.
“I dont see the flip-flop on gun control.”
Apparently neither did the cheering crowd at the NRA.
Yes he is. When the so-called Federal “Assault Weapons” Ban expired in 2004, he was more than happy to make it permanent in Mass. when he signed a Mass version of the “Assault Weapons” ban in that state.
I think to some people here a political view is not acceptable unless it’s adhered to since birth. By that standard, it would be pretty darn hard for anyone to convert to Christianity (just to take one example) since such conversions could be seen as “flip-flopping”.
Some people here won’t accept agreement from others unless the others have met some historical prerequisites.
That not only sucks for the Republican Party, but it sucks for conservativism, too.
You can’t be a conservative because you weren’t a conservative before.
What a great standard to hold people to.
I thought the Boston Bilge—er, Globe—had gone out of business.
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