Skip to comments.Obama Camp Rips Romney Flip-Flops (Dems already honing in on Mitt-flops)
Posted on 10/13/2011 2:49:46 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
......"It's a "pattern time and time again," said senior campaign strategist David Axelrod. "Its consistent with a guy who ran for the governorship and the Senate in Massachusetts as a pro-choice moderate who supported civil unions and environmental protections to the guy you see today hard after the Tea Party vote who has thrown all his positions over. If "you are willing to change positions on fundamental issues of principle, how can we know what you would do as president?" asked Axelrod.
The Democratic National Committee has already established a YouTube channel called "Which Mitt" which highlights his Mitt-flops."..................
(Excerpt) Read more at newser.com ...
Romneys Troubling Appointments (Mitt's environmental policy team now works for Obama) ......."Significantly, two of Romneys appointments have how found a home in the Obama White House.....Gina McCarthy, the chief EPA clean air regulator,.......Another Romney environmental adviser in the effort to regulate greenhouse gases is now Obamas Director of Science and Technology Policy, John Holdren."....once floated the idea of forced abortions,....
Romneys Advisers Met With Obama to Help Craft Obamacare Three of Mitt Romneys advisers went to the White House at least a dozen times in 2009 to consult on the former Massachusetts governors health care plan that President Obama used as a model for his initiative -- now a federal law that all the Republican presidential candidates want to repeal."....
April 2006, Massachusetts Governor signs the Massachusetts healthcare law as Senator Ted Kennedy looks on.
Which Mitt video
What does Mitt Romney stand for? Find out: Which Mitt site
In 1994, while running to be Massachusetts' next U.S. senator, Mitt Romney said: "I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years that we should sustain and support it. And I sustain and support that law and the right of a woman to make that choice." October 25, 1994
But, as a Republican Party primary candidate in the 2008 presidential election, he said: "And that is why, as a pro-life Republican, I am in favor of having the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade." September 5, 2007"
Isn’t this a bit early?
Either the Rats know the fix is already in, and Romney will be the nominee, or they would rather run against someone else.
Well, even a broken clock is correct two times a day. Obama and Romney are joined a the hip on this one. Chronic flip floppers. Pot calls kettle black. Sheesh, Axelrod!
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I’ve been saying this was going to happen. Romney seems unable to answer a simple “yes” or “no” question, and they know it. They’re going to bludgeon him with it. Guilty or not, Romney will look like he’s hiding something.
I accept Mitt Romney’s contention that needed to govern as a liberal Democrat to be the Governor of Massachusetts.
I accept Mitt Romney’s contention that he needs to repudiate all of his former positions in order to win a Republican primary for President.
But here’s the the thing...
Mitt Romney needs to do these things, but we do not need to vote for Mitt Romney. We have alternatives, even if Mitt Romney does not.
Now, we can envision a scenario where we all need to vote for Mitt Romney to prevent some much greater evil from taking place, but we should all be careful not to put ourselves in that position.
"It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing.
Romney is an ascendant guy."
Sen. John Kerry (D) to Don Imus on RomneyCARE:
"I like this health care bill".
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) on RomneyCARE:
"To come up with a bipartisan plan in this polarized environment is commendable."
What drives Mitt Romney? Why does he do the things he does?
It is my contention that Romney is writing his own life story, and he has decided that his story will include being a Governor, a successful businessman, and President of the United States. So he does whatever he needs to do to make those things happen.
This willingness to do whatever it takes enabled him to be ruthless in the business world, which led to great success. This willingness to do whatever it takes made it possible for him to adopt the Democrat agenda in Massachusetts and saddle that unfortunate state with Romneycare. And his willingness to do whatever it takes now makes it easy for him to ditch all of his previous positions, take white-out to his writings, and parrot the Republican line of today.
But if he were to be elected President, what would be Mitt’s motivation then? If we can divine that, it would give us a much better indication of what he would do as President than listening to any of his speeches now.
I submit to you that about the time Mitt takes his hand off the Bible on Inaugeration Day, he will start thinking about his Legacy as a Great President. And he will quickly figure out that the best way to secure that Legacy as a Great President will be to reach out to the Democrats and give the Washington Establishment exactly what it wants.
Imagine Mitt at a debate laying out all the flip flops Obama has if Obama has the nerve to bring this up. Guantanamo, Open meetings to the public on health care, 5 days to read the bills, no past lobbiest in my administration and the list goes on.
"Stretch from the Fantastic 4 and IslamObama, begone! You will not defile ths Holy Temple! "
Sounds like the WH is already running against Mittens. It is like he has already won the primaries and he is now the Republican nominee.
All true but who's the MSM going to hammer? Not the magick muslim that's for sure. Soetoro can flip and flop like a fresh caught tuna laying on deck and it won't make a bit of difference. Take a look at the coverage of Occupy Wall St. Outrageous behavior and do we hear much from the media? Aside from some local talk shows I sure haven't. Now think back to how those Tea Party rallies were covered. Get the point? Our nominee can only defeat the satanic 0bama forces with the truth.
No, Romney is worse.
With Obama, you know what you are getting. With Romney, you don't.
Romney is much more like Bill Clinton.....he will say and do anything for a vote.
I am not a Mitt fan, just stating a fact that Romney would wipe Obama out in a debate. The MSM always hammers the Republican, but people will have a chance to hear our candidate speak for themself and it is important to have someone that can articulate a position which is why I don't like Perry. He can barely string a sentence together. It is also why I like Cain. He is articulate and energetic and knows how to lead.
....."What if it's a Romney/Christie ticket?" said one insider. "(New Jersey Gov. Chris) Christie could be wrongly seen by some as the Bill Clinton of the Republican Party."
Los Angeles veteran political consultant Bill Carrick had a bit of advice today for his fellow Democrats: "Everyone has to get over their complaining and suck it up and go to work."
What does that mean for Hollywood? "People are going to have to dig deep and help the Obama for President campaign," Carrick said. "Some of the traditional players are going to have to help the super PAC effort to define Romney by spring. We just can't let him have a free ride into the convention." Source
Yes, Axelrod is running a strange strategy here. Wounding this early isn’t necessary. I suspect that Obama needs to move to the ‘center’ being so far Left that the country doesn’t want him.
David has calculated that is Obama can come off a the reasonable compromise candidate that they can beat a conservative GOP candidate. That’s a smart strategy as independents will, sadly and once again, determine this election.
Watch how they paint Cain, who can seem harsh and extreme. He tends to mention the interviewers name too many times, although I like the attitude especially when George S. is lying/manipulating, but will independents be turned off by that. The main fight is jobs and the economy and Obama loses on that count. What will Axelrod do to counter that? Fear - abortion, homosexuality, etc. Cain neutralizes a lot of that just by being black.
Earlier this week I read an article that the Democrats are going to follow the plan used by the hugely unpopular governer of California, Gray Davis in 1998. All polls had him losing to Richard Riordin the L.A. Mayor. So during primary season, Davis’ team spent ot’s money demonizing Riordin as a RINO and insufficiently conservative. Dan Lundgren a conservative got the Republican nomination and rthen was trounced in the general election. Obama is doing the same thing here. The one republican they don’t want to face is Romney who has no actual history of conservative policy that Obama can use to scare moderates and independents. Obama knows Romney will be a formidible debate opponent and the flip flops at worst means that Romney no longer holds positions that Obama supports.
I’m unhappy Perry has been this cycle’s Fred Thompson. I don’t think there is any candidate who gets me enthused the way Palin did...but so be it. In the end, we don’t build up our chances in 2012 by tearing down whoever will eventually run against Obama. Rather than trash talking who we don’t like, find out and promote the values and policies of candidates we like and persuade us to vote for someone; rather than against someone (as the one you are now against may be the one we may need to vote for). ain has neither the money nor the organization to get the nomination. A vote for him is a vote for Romney as the anti-Rinos are gonna split between Cain, Perry, and Bachman. Of those three, only Perry has the organization and money to take on Romney. Perry’s poor debate performance does not bode well for him as a national candidate; however, if debate prowess were the deciding factor, then Gingrich would be the nominee.
I’m not sure what a Romneybot is; if it suggests blindly spouting that Romney is the next Reagan, count me out. My analysis and posts concerning the candidates is not based on who holds the most positions with which I agree (that may be Bachman); my posts concern which candidate I think can raise enough money and win enough states to beat Obama. Beating Oboma is the only thing that matters. All other principals are secondary. It’s no good having principals when not a single one of them will be held by the person in the White House; especially when the current occupant poses an existential threat to every value for which Freep stands. I am familiar with the writings of those of us who post here. IF (and it’s a BIG IF) Romney has had a conservative epiphany, he surely shares manybut perhaps not even mostof the values of conservatives. It is possible he is a Manchurian candidate who plans on continuing to increase the powers of government if elected. Nevetheless, the devil we know (current POTUS), is far more dangerous than the devil we don’t know.
So I don’t understand this; if like Rush said, they want Romney so they know they can beat him, why are they attacking him now? If Cain keeps going and the delegates vote for Cain then Romney is out of the picture. Are the delegates going to vote against the will of the people en masse? I doubt that. Are the delegates necessarily rinos? I don’t think so. Someone show me what I’m missing.
Your post made me think of an article I read earlier this morning.
Who are they going after the hardest?
It is not their primary. It’s our primary. So we should not worry about what the Democrats want or don’t want, and start worrying about what we want.
If we pick Romney in the primary, the best we can do in 2012 is either Romney or Obama as President. I think we can all agree that neither of those is a particularly good result.
Let’s pick a candidate whom we would actually want to win.
Mittens is a disaster and has never had any epiphany and the Obama want this weak link.
Mittens supports the
warming hoax , created Obamacare and his aides helped design obamacare, Mittens aide now works for Obama reckless EPA , and he was pro abortion vs now anti abortion .
The list goes on .
Do you really think this rich guy who is so out of touch that he decided to
Rebuild his Calif beach mansion can win at this time.
The guy is phony and cold .
The GOP base will stay home in droves just like McNuts in 2008
The demrat objective in “attacking” Romney is to make him look like someone a conservative could live with. It is not about defeating him. Demrats were quoted (Google it) months ago saying their preferred opponent was Romney. They didn’t say that because they thought he would be easy to defeat. They said it because if he won the demrats still won—albeit with a Marxist lite “opponent”.
To pretend Romney is anything more than a demrat-controlled RINO—after Romneycare and his election as governor of the Marxist state of Massachusettes—is naive on a scale beyond measurement.
“So I dont understand this; if like Rush said, they want Romney so they know they can beat him, why are they attacking him now? If Cain keeps going and the delegates vote for Cain then Romney is out of the picture. Are the delegates going to vote against the will of the people en masse? I doubt that. Are the delegates necessarily rinos? I dont think so. Someone show me what Im missing.”
Here’s one possible theory-may not be correct, but something I just thought of. Maybe Obama really does want to face Romney and he’s going after him now thinking that the GOP base hates Obama so much that they will rally to defend Romney and believe he’s really a conservative cause he’s being attacked by the “real” enemy.
Then again, I doubt the people in the WH are really that smart. More likely they actually buy into the same garbage the establishment GOP does, that facing a “moderate” like Romney will be harder than a conservative cause they can’t marginalize him. But I think the WH also knows they have more ammo to use against Romney than they could possibly get to in a short general election cycle. So that could be a reason why their starting to use it now.
Hopefully that clears it all up for you :)
The flip flops issue is only a small part of the strategy that Obama is going to use against Romney if he is the nominee. The main part of their strategy is to run as Obama the defender of the little guy against greedy and ruthless Romney the CEO of Bain Capital a financial firm that sells and buys companies and in the process many people lose their jobs. This is the same tactic that Ted Kennedy used against Romney in 1994 during the Massachusetts senate race and it was very successful (watch the Kennedy TV ads against Romney on this issue, they are available on youtube). We will see those people hurt by Romneys company in endless TV ads and they will be interviewed on TV again and again and again. In this environment where a majority of voters cannot stand Wall Street it is the ultimate foolishness to nominate a Wall Street Man with all the meaning of the word to run against Obama. Romneys is the dream opponent for Obama, he fits the class warfare playbook to the letter.
Obamacare is anathema and its real author is Mitt Romney, who now says he wants to repeal it.
People; stop focusing on the debates as if it is what make or win elections, this is just getting ridiculous. There are six months of hard campaigning and only 2 or 3 debates. Elections are not won or lost in debates but rather are won through daily campaigning, meeting voters, speeches, and very importantly political ads. It is how you define your opponent in the six months of campaigning and how you sell yourself is what make someone win or lose and election.
I guess they should be honing their spelling skills.
.....Someone show me what Im missing.
Who are they going after the hardest?
I’d cut and pasted that -— looks like the editor caught it and made the fix.
They're ALL going after PERRY!
I heard on Fox last night that there are 13 more debates. Is that possible?
Yeah I guess it’s true. There have been 8 already plus 1 that was cancelled.
That would be insane if true.
It's both . Next comes waving the bloody shirt of Mormon fear. Well at least O has found new friends at this site . Not that it will help him much . The normals will soon get tired of the constant anti Mormon attacks from the extreme ends of both parties. Enter the snake handlers.
Obama has consistently been a COMMUNIST, AMERICA HATER AND APOLOGIST FOR AMERICA. He even wanted to apologize to Japan for Hiroshima! That should be receiving more publicity and that should be the final nail in the Obama coffin. The Obama presidency is dangerous. The GOP nominee must be supported to get this incompetent boob out of office. We have a pretty decent field.
What is it with people from Massachusetts? Seems not all that long ago a certain senator from there was "for many things before he was against it" running as the dim candidate for president.
His lack of performance is critical...he looks confused, unsure, and at times is incoherent. None of that generates enthusiasm for his leadership, and it shows in his poll numbers. I also heard that he didn't take the advice of his staff to “practice” the debate ahead of time...again a bad decision and says something about his leadership potential. The sad thing was his performance hasn't improved. How does that happen?
These candidates HAVE to hit the ground running if they are going to have both the chance at gaining the nomination and winning the election. Perry should not be learning how to debate on the road to the presidency. His lack of a command performance is showing in his free fall poll numbers. I just don't believe he can get back on track.
Cain and Gingrich have had command performances in the debates and it is now showing in their rising poll numbers.
I am still supporting Perry till the end and I just donated to his campaign again an hour ago. I am not going to vote for someone based on 30 seconds zingers and sound bites in a debate because Presidents do not govern, enact policies, and work with Congress in 30 second sound bites.
I totally honor your right to continue supporting him! He could make a comeback...I was only making the point that unfortunately these debates have made/are making an impact in public opinion.
It is important that all “supporters” of candidates continue to support their candidate into the first few primaries. That’s when things will get narrowed real quick. Then we will all have to begin making a choice to get behind the one that emerges. Until then keep stumping for the one we like now.
In their 2007 endorsement of Romney, the National Review editors pointed out that in 1994, when he tried to unseat Ted Kennedy, he ran against higher taxes and government-run health care, and for school choice, a balanced budget amendment, welfare reform, and tougher measures to stop illegal immigration.
No way! Not this time! The base is committed to electing the best candidate which will be ABO (Anybody BUT Obama). There is a great deal of rumbling in the ranks now because everyone wants their favorite to be the “one.” When the primaries are over the base and 55% of the general electorate will go out and vote for ABO. You're right many did sit home the last election, and felt self-righteous not voting...but in the end what did that self-righteous attitude cost them and America? People have repented and the game is on to change the name on the oval office to ABO!
I was hoping you were quoting someone so read your post again. It's none of my business, but are you between 20 and 40? The reason I ask is because that means you were brainwashed for at least 20 and up to 40 years by socialists. You must read articles and studies by scientists who know and understand this. If you do, you will understand that it is a hoax designed to control -- once you do, so many other things will make sense to you.
Thanks for the link, that’s what it shows.