Wednesday, August 08, 2012

All of Mitt Romney's flip flops in one video. At least I THINK that's all of them!

H/T to UpWorthy.


  1. melissa4:10 AM

    The video reminds me of this (extremely catchy!) spoof music video entitled Hot Problems featuring Mitt and his robot clone:

  2. Anonymous4:32 AM

    Compilations like this need to keep coming. For anyone on earth that would still 'dither' on the presumptive nominee over Obama, they need to seriously examine their priorities.

    O/T, Sarah cant take credit for another upset against the establishment and progress another newbie wannabe - Steelman.

    1. Anonymous6:14 AM

      Maybe if she'd lose her fake accent (found nowhere in Alaska) and pronounce Steelman's name correctly (instead of Still-man) then the voters wouldn't have been so confused at the ballot box.

      Steelman lost to Huckabee-favored Akins to face a Democrat Incumbent in November. Ironically, that Dem, Claire McCaskill, is a wicked critic of the Alaska Native 8(a) program. Not that that was what drove Sarah to pimp an underqualified 'hottie' to the U.S. Senate. I think Sarah just wanted to show off her attachments in a super tight Superman knock-off tshirt from the Steelman campaign.

    2. Olivia8:40 AM

      Her fake accent comes directly from Lisa Leubner's mom, Mrs. Leubner, played by Jane Curtin on SNL.

  3. Perfect spot for this vid, G, immediately after the awesome™ video of the Olympic gymnast contorting and spinning his body throughout his vault.

    Mitt's ability to spin, flip-flop, and contort his positions with pretzel logic and outright lies is definitely of Olympic caliber.

    Mittens is so awesome™.

  4. angela4:56 AM

    Well that video and this article makes Willard a frightening character. And now I believe that stuff ex-Mormons say about the church having people lying for the lord.

  5. Gryphen, you really don't get it, do you? Mittens isn't just about the greatest pre-President this country has ever had DESPITE his seemingly endless gaffes and disturbing inadequacies but BECAUSE of them!!

    Here's an example from today's WaPo:
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Mitt Romney mistakenly confused the words “Sikh” and “sheik” at a fundraiser here Tuesday night when he offered his condolences to the victims of last weekend’s shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

    The presumptive Republican presidential nominee correctly spoke of the Sikh religion earlier in the day when he observed a moment of silence at a campaign event in Illinois. But at the Iowa fundraiser, he instead talked about the “sheik temple” and the “sheik people.” Sheik is an Arabic honorific, whereas Sikh is a religion with roots in South Asia.

    While you and your librul bolshevik blog buddies are recoiling in horror, REAL Amercia is delighting in proof that their newest hero/demi-god is a regular person just like they are, only with many more mansions, some car elevators and a string of poloponies (it's a Honeymooners reference in case you wanna look it up...)

    Don't we all know that goofy uncle, pre-Alzheimer's neighbor or guy that paces in front of the bus station? Would it really be so bad to have a president like that? Obviously not. Reagan remembered scenes in movies as if they happened in real life and he's still the homoerotic fantasy of 98% of more than half the conservatives in the country.

    Don't we all make word mistakes like Mittens does? For the past 2 months I've been calling Rmoney a 'doofus' and just yesterday I realized I'd meant to say 'dipshit' all along! How embarrassing....

    And that is why I am endorsing Milliard Willard Mittens "Mitt" Rmoney for president in 2012.


    1. Imray Klaatu narrowat. Macro praval berata luc denso entocrit. Yabutari axel bogetsio barengi degas.

      Translation: Greetings Klaatu. Continue to tell the world, they must all vote for that mystical emissary from another planet, Mitt Romney. If they do not, we will cut all power to their cities, their automobiles, their televisions on inauguration day. Further disobedience will result in their total destruction. Out.

    2. Highpeaks - Thx for the message. I hesitate to admit that I actually understood the text before reading your translation. That's quite disturbing....

  6. Anonymous5:39 AM

    ABC/WaPo: Romney Favorability Levels Off At Lowest Mark For A Presumptive Nominee

    According to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, 40 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of Romney — virtually identical to the 41 percent high-water mark that his favorability rating reached in the ABC/WaPo survey from late May. Compounding matters for the presumptive Republican nominee: the percentage of the public who view him unfavorably has jumped from 45 percent to 49 percent. Romney’s standing is even lower among independents, with only 37 percent of the bellwether voting bloc viewing him favorably compared with 50 percent who view him unfavorably.

    Romney’s 40 percent favorability mark represents the lowest midsummer personal popularity rating for a presumptive presidential nominee dating back to 1948.

  7. Anonymous5:40 AM

    WHOO HOO! Have you seen this Gryphen? Love those numbers.

  8. Anonymous5:42 AM

    Gumby has more positions than Mitt ... just barely.

  9. Anonymous5:51 AM

    Sandra Fluke - Why I'm Standing With President Obama Today

    ...This choice is personal for all of us because it will impact each of our lives. But for me, it's intensely personal. Earlier this year, I was publicly attacked by Rush Limbaugh and others for testifying before members of Congress. I had shared stories of my friends and other young women, stories no different from those I've heard from women who also worry about having the health care they need.

    Fortunately, we have a President who has fought for our right to quality, affordable care. That's the promise behind President Obama's health reform: we should have access to basic health care no matter where we work or study or what gender we are. And Obamacare is already delivering access to care for millions of women.

    As of one week ago, thanks to Obamacare, 47 million nationwide who are starting to get preventive care, like cancer screenings, well-woman visits and contraception, at no cost.

    When Obamacare takes full effect, we'll never again be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition like being a survivor of domestic violence or breast cancer, or having had a Caesarean section. Nor will we ever again be charged more than men for the same insurance just because we're women.

    Since day one, President Obama has fought for women's health care rights and the economic security that goes with access to affordable insurance. I wish that were true for Mitt Romney.

    Mr. Romney offers only dangerous promises to roll back these rights. I'm going to take him at his word -- and every woman in America should, too. On Obamacare, he says he'll "kill it dead" on day one, eliminating mandatory coverage for lifesaving preventive care and once again letting insurance companies play by their own rules.

    Mr. Romney has said over and over that he would "get rid" of federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which is a provider for more than 3 million people across the country who need cancer screenings and other basic health care. He also applauded a proposed law that would allow any employer, religious or not, to deny employees coverage for any medical service, not just contraception.

    That's an alarming lack of vision from someone who wants to lead our country. But

  10. Anonymous5:52 AM

    They were real people, with real lives, and we must remember them.

    A religious leader willing to do anything for his beloved, tight-knit Sikh community. A former farmer who left his fields in rural northern India and found a new home at the temple. A joke-telling Sikh priest whose family had just arrived from India. The mother who gave everything of herself for her family and her faith. A pair of brothers who lived together a half a world away from their family to serve as temple priests.

    These six were killed Sunday by a former Army soldier at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek. Here are their stories.

  11. Anonymous5:56 AM

    Mitt Romney Started Bain Capital With Money From Families Tied To Death Squads

    ...Romney could also have thanked investors from two other wealthy and powerful Central American clans -- the de Sola and Salaverria families, who the Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe have reported were founding investors in Bain Capital.

    While they were on the lookout for investments in the United States, members of some of these prominent families -- including the Salaverria, Poma, de Sola and Dueñas clans -- were also at the time financing, either directly or through political parties, death squads in El Salvador. The ruling classes were deploying the death squads to beat back left-wing guerrillas and reformers during El Salvador's civil war.

    The death squads committed atrocities on such a mass scale for so small a country that their killing spree sparked international condemnation. From 1979 to 1992, some 75,000 people were killed in the Salvadoran civil war, according to the United Nations. In 1982, two years before Romney began raising money from the oligarchs, El Salvador's independent Human Rights Commission reported that, of the 35,000 civilians killed, "most" died at the hands of death squads. A United Nations truth commission concluded in 1993 that 85 percent of the acts of violence were perpetrated by the right, while the left-wing Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, which was supported by the Cuban government, was responsible for 5 percent.

  12. Anonymous6:16 AM

    Mitt Romney Lost the Summer: Tax Returns, Overseas Gaffes, & More
    by Robert Shrum Aug 8, 2012 4:45 AM EDT

    Labor Day is weeks away, but the battle of the summer is over—and Obama won. Robert Shrum on the unreleased tax returns, easily foreseen Bain attacks, Olympic stumbles, inept tax plan, and other calamities that sank Romney.

    ...Romney’s tongue trouble during the primaries and his stumbles in Europe and Israel are part of a pervasive pattern that would manifest itself again and again once he found himself not so safely back on American soil. To put it bluntly, in the public arena, this self-styled business whiz is, well, kind of dumb, probably coldly brilliant as a numbers cruncher but persistently deficient in political IQ. Either he doesn’t listen to his advisers or they’re obtuse themselves, or fearful of speaking bluntly to a candidate who’s full of himself. Being a nearly all-powerful, seldom contradicted CEO is a lousy preparation for a presidential bid, and the attitudes that role can embed and harden would be dangerous in the Oval Office.

  13. Anonymous6:45 AM

    Romney’s Bain games

    ...In that sense, Romney seems to be playing a real-life version of Tiny Tower. By day, he warns the bitizens that they must work harder and produce more. By night, he courts the VIPs, whose support brings him more coins. Tiny Tower players are not concerned about the very poor, and they like being able to fire people.

    Like Bain, Tiny Tower nods to corporate responsibility: You improve your efficiency if you place bitizens in their “dream jobs.” But savvy players have discovered that you generate more tower bux if you fire people from their dream jobs and evict them from the tower after their birthdays pass.

    Cold and heartless, yes, but within the rules — and in Tiny Tower, that’s enough. In real life, other considerations should apply.

  14. The paylump finally got her "death squads." Funny thing is, they're on her side of the aisle! BWAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAAAAA!!!!!

    Mitt Romney Started Bain Capital With Money From Families Tied To Death Squads

  15. Dinty6:46 AM

    Perfect - spot on! I have been waiting for this video, so much so I was considering making one myself.

    This is exactly how I would have done it.

  16. Anonymous7:12 AM

    these are NOT 'flip flops'.
    they are Intentional.

    it is called "Lying for the Lord".
    when the church image or its leaders needed protection it was and is, okay to fib, deceive, distort, inflate, minimize, exaggerate, prevaricate or lie. You will read quotations by church leaders who admitted that deception is a useful tool to protect the church and its leaders "when they are in a tight spot," or "to beat the devil at his own game." They admit engaging in moral gymnastics; that God approves of deception - if it's done to protect the "Lord's Church" or "the brethren" as the leaders are called.

  17. Randall8:13 AM

    A liberal, a moderate, and a conservative walk into a bar...

    the bartender says

    "HI Mitt!"

  18. Anonymous8:16 AM

    Mitt Romney versus Bill Clinton

    ...Romney's claim is utterly ridiculous. He's referring to a memo from the Department of Health and Human Services to states encouraging them to apply for waivers to welfare rules so that they can experiment with different ways of running welfare programs. However, as the memo makes clear, any changes must lead to more welfare recipients getting work. Anything that reduces the amount of work will not be approved and would not be legal.
    Romney's claim is so bogus that even Ron Haskins, one of the Republicans who helped write welfare reform, told The Huffington Post that "there's no plausible scenario under which it really constitutes a serious attack on welfare reform."

    But Romney didn't just pick a fight with President Obama. He also picked a fight with President Clinton by featuring the former president so prominently in his ad. And Clinton's response to Romney's attack, issued yesterday, is scathing:

  19. Anonymous8:17 AM

    "As I've said many times, what's fascinating about the what's-in-Romney's-tax-returns story is that the man who has been running for president forever (presumably) could never bring himself to conduct his finances in such a way so as to make it politically possible for him to release the damn things."

    It's a real good point. Romney did release one year of tax returns, but that's hardly enough to defuse the issue. I assume that Romney knew that his wealth would be an issue in the campaign, one that he would have to deflect somehow. If he'd released the rest of his returns back in, say, April, that whole kerfuffle would be over and done with right now - unless, of course, something was amiss with the returns.

    I have been assuming that something was amiss. In an era when presidential candidates routinely release their income tax returns, Romney must have known this issue would come up. It seems reasonable to infer that he made a calculated decision that stonewalling on the matter would be preferable to showing the world how he was making and disposing of his money.

    The phrase "Cayman Islands" leaps to mind. I don't know, of course, but Romney has created the sort of vacuum that speculation rushes to fill.

    Read more:

  20. Anonymous10:14 AM

    Romney's choice: Make extremist base happy or lose key voters

    The hard-core conservative leaders in the Republican Party still need Mitt Romney to prove his conservative bona fides. Sure he talks lies a good game, but is the father of Obamacare truly on board with the agenda of selling off every part of the federal government that isn't nailed down? Is he a true believer in the no-taxes, small government, entirely privatized, anti-federal philosophy that is now the cornerstone of the Republican party? They don't think so, and they have one demand of him: choose Paul Ryan for Vice President.

  21. Anonymous10:16 AM

    Ann Romney gets her first real job: Officially named Mitt's chief adviser on lady things

    ...But, not acting in any official capacity—other than the official skirt behind which Mitt will be hiding when he doesn't have any good responses to criticism—has sometimes left you out of the loop. Like when you said the campaign was considering a lady vice presidential running mate, even though the campaign had already made perfectly clear it was only interested in an "incredibly boring white guy," and definitely no incredibly boring white ladies, because Sarah Palin had already "poisoned the well."
    Just think—now you'll get all the memos, Ann! Maybe, as official chief adviser on lady things, you'll even be able to help Mitt do something about that big, fat gender gap that just won't go away.

    But, Ann, don't put too much pressure on yourself. It's your first job, after all, and an entry-level one at that. And as much as Mitt does enjoy firing people, your job is probably safe. Probably.

  22. Anita Winecooler7:39 PM

    90 days to go, hopefully there will be a few "sequels" to this fine compilation of Mitt being Mitt.


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