Romney's Etcha-Sketch Problem

  • GQjock

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    Mar 22, 2012 11:34 AM GMT
    Mitt Romney Platform 'Like An Etch A Sketch,' Top Spokesman Says
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/21/mitt-romney-etch-a-sketch_n_1369769.html

    JOHN FUGELSANG, POLITICAL COMEDIAN: Good morning, sir. It's fair to say that John McCain was considerably a more moderate candidate than the ones that Governor Romney faces now. Is there a concern that the pressure from Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to attach so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election?
    FEHRNSTROM: Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It's almost like an Etch a Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.


    This is especially telling because Mr Romney has been dogged by challenges that he changes his ideology and flip-flops whenever to suits him

    This is just verification

    oh and BTW?

    Etcha-Sketch was made by Ohio Art a company based there in that state for many years paying Union Labor 9 dollars and hour when they moved to China paying their laborers 24 cents an hour
    When the Chinese workers asked for more meat in their allowanceOhio Art said they felt bad ... but couldn't do anything because of price pressure from their main buyer Toys R Us
    Guess Who owns Toys R US???


    Huh? Rhymes with Schmain Schmapital
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    Mar 22, 2012 12:41 PM GMT
    Romney's campaign is a non-stop gaffe machine.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 22, 2012 12:46 PM GMT
    Thanks for the post, Joey.... what a ridiculous comment by one of his top aides... but it makes sense! Who knows what kind of position he'll have by the main event.....
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    Mar 22, 2012 12:58 PM GMT
    Everyone knows different things are emphasized at different points in a campaign. Was dumb to say it, but no big deal. The bigger problem is when a candidate campaigns as more moderate and governs differently, in this case more left, after being elected. Much bigger deal, but there will be an opportunity to deal with that in a few months.
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    Mar 22, 2012 2:54 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidEveryone knows different things are emphasized at different points in a campaign. Was dumb to say it, but no big deal. The bigger problem is when a candidate campaigns as more moderate and governs differently, in this case more left, after being elected. Much bigger deal, but there will be an opportunity to deal with that in a few months.


    Yes. I think President Obama will govern more to the left after reelection. Glad we're on the same page. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 22, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    socalfitness saidEveryone knows different things are emphasized at different points in a campaign. Was dumb to say it, but no big deal. The bigger problem is when a candidate campaigns as more moderate and governs differently, in this case more left, after being elected. Much bigger deal, but there will be an opportunity to deal with that in a few months.


    Yes. I think President Obama will govern more to the left after reelection. Glad we're on the same page. icon_lol.gif

    I think he will follow in the steps of Carter, but I doubt he'll spend any time building houses unless there is a photo op.
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    Mar 22, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidEveryone knows different things are emphasized at different points in a campaign. Was dumb to say it, but no big deal. The bigger problem is when a candidate campaigns as more moderate and governs differently, in this case more left, after being elected. Much bigger deal, but there will be an opportunity to deal with that in a few months.



    I just had to chuckle with that response.....
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    Mar 22, 2012 6:33 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    socalfitness saidEveryone knows different things are emphasized at different points in a campaign. Was dumb to say it, but no big deal. The bigger problem is when a candidate campaigns as more moderate and governs differently, in this case more left, after being elected. Much bigger deal, but there will be an opportunity to deal with that in a few months.



    I just had to chuckle with that response.....
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    Yup - me too.

    Socal's delusions grow bigger by the day.

    And on the topic - Mitt Romneycare ALREADY has established himself in the public consciousness as a two-faced double-dealing pandering flip-flopper.

    If the "severely conservative" Romney gets the nomination and starts trying to flip-flop back to the center - as his spokesman stated - Mitt will NOT be able to get away with it.

    The video of Mitt's past comments will prove what a lying untrustworthy shape-shifting phony he is.
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    Mar 22, 2012 6:43 PM GMT
    "If you like your current health plan, you can keep your current health plan. Period! If you like your current doctor, you can keep your current doctor. Period!"

    Liar much worse.
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    Mar 22, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    socalfitness said"If you like your current health plan, you can keep your current health plan. Period! If you like your current doctor, you can keep your current doctor. Period!"

    Liar much worse.


    Romney's entire stump speech is one long lie.... I'm curious as to how many people have had to change their health insurance plans or their doctors as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

    Any data on this?
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    Mar 22, 2012 6:53 PM GMT
    RickRick91 said
    HndsmKansan said
    socalfitness saidEveryone knows different things are emphasized at different points in a campaign. Was dumb to say it, but no big deal. The bigger problem is when a candidate campaigns as more moderate and governs differently, in this case more left, after being elected. Much bigger deal, but there will be an opportunity to deal with that in a few months.



    I just had to chuckle with that response.....
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    Yup - me too.

    I concur!
  • KissTheSky

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    Mar 22, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    Romney is the only major-party candidate I can ever remember who has absolute zero credibility on any issue, in terms of being believable. He has changed his position on every major issue so many times that the question of how he would govern if elected is a complete mystery. Who knows what he really stand for, if anything?
    Is he really even a Republican? He says he is now, but his record indicates otherwise. When he was Mass. governor, he was crafting universal healthcare mandates, attending Planned Parenthood fundraisers and supporting gay marriage. He was to the left of many Democrats.
    Since then he's "shaken the etch-a-sketch" and reversed himself on all those issues and has re-invented himself as a conservative.
    Based on his record, he could actually govern to the left of Obama on some issues if Mittens is somehow elected. Wouldn't that be a kick in the pants for our red-state friends? icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 23, 2012 2:57 AM GMT
    Next Fehrnstrom will announce that they've adopted "Making Flippy Floppy" as their campaign song.

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    Mar 23, 2012 3:23 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidRomney is the only major-party candidate I can ever remember who has absolute zero credibility on any issue, in terms of being believable. He has changed his position on every major issue so many times that the question of how he would govern if elected is a complete mystery. Who knows what he really stand for, if anything?
    Is he really even a Republican? He says he is now, but his record indicates otherwise. When he was Mass. governor, he was crafting universal healthcare mandates, attending Planned Parenthood fundraisers and supporting gay marriage. He was to the left of many Democrats.
    Since then he's "shaken the etch-a-sketch" and reversed himself on all those issues and has re-invented himself as a conservative.
    Based on his record, he could actually govern to the left of Obama on some issues if Mittens is somehow elected. Wouldn't that be a kick in the pants for our red-state friends? icon_lol.gif





    Given the fact that Mitt is a hardcore Mormon who's donated millions over the years to the Mormon party for them to spend on hard right conservative causes like helping to get Prop 8 passed in CA - its safe to assume that Mitt's moderate persona while running for and seving as MA governor was an act.

    MA is the most liberal state in the country.
    For Mitt to get elected he had to swing to the left.

    The one thing we know about Mitt Romneycare is that he'll mouth whatever lie he has to try to get himself elected.
    He obviously did that back when he was trying to get elected and stay popular in MA.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 23, 2012 7:28 AM GMT
    If Romney is the nominee... I absolutely can see numerous appearances this fall where he shows up and a contingent of democrats will be waving
    "Etcha Sketches". Hilarious. What a great idea to remind voters of what a fake this person is......
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 23, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
    Yet another GRASP at yet another STRAW on the part of the shaking-in-their-boots Democrats. It's amusing to watch.
  • DalTX

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    Mar 23, 2012 2:17 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidYet another GRASP at yet another STRAW on the part of the shaking-in-their-boots Democrats. It's amusing to watch.



    My 3rd time to ask you.....
    Does it bother you that he strapped his dog in a carrier on the roof of his car for a 12 hour ride?
    Really, I'm just curious if that bothers you.
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    Mar 23, 2012 2:19 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidYet another GRASP at yet another STRAW on the part of the shaking-in-their-boots Democrats. It's amusing to watch.
    I'm not a democrat.. and i'm NOT shaking in my 'boots'..

    The GOP has HUGE problems..
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    Mar 23, 2012 3:15 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    socalfitness said"If you like your current health plan, you can keep your current health plan. Period! If you like your current doctor, you can keep your current doctor. Period!"

    Liar much worse.


    Romney's entire stump speech is one long lie.... I'm curious as to how many people have had to change their health insurance plans or their doctors as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

    Any data on this?


    Good question. Would like to see same data on this too.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 23, 2012 3:21 PM GMT
    DalTX said
    CuriousJockAZ saidYet another GRASP at yet another STRAW on the part of the shaking-in-their-boots Democrats. It's amusing to watch.



    My 3rd time to ask you.....
    Does it bother you that he strapped his dog in a carrier on the roof of his car for a 12 hour ride?
    Really, I'm just curious if that bothers you.



    Speaking of "Grasping at Straws" - LOL! No, of course it doesn't bother me...and I am a life-long dog lover. By virtually ALL accounts, Mitt Romney is not only a loving husband, but also a loving father and family man. There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever in my mind that Mitt Romney or anyone else in the family would have done anything at all to put the beloved family dog in harms way. Having lived in warm weather climates most of my life, it is not at all uncommon to see dogs riding around in the back of pickups, hanging out of convertibles, etc, and the dogs seemingly LOVE it! Everything that I have read about this silly blown WAY out of proportion incident is that, not only was the dog securely fastened in a crate on the roof, but that it had a shield to protect it from the wind. The issue of the Romney family dog being on the roof of the car is the height of making a mountain out of a molehill in some sort of desperate attempt to find fault where it's not really deserved.
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    Mar 23, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
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    CuriousJockAZ saidYet another GRASP at yet another STRAW on the part of the shaking-in-their-boots Democrats. It's amusing to watch.

    My 3rd time to ask you.....
    Does it bother you that he strapped his dog in a carrier on the roof of his car for a 12 hour ride?
    Really, I'm just curious if that bothers you.

    Curious, there was an RJ member here last week who got beat up in the forum for asking how to train his dog to "go" indoors, because the owner has a medical problem with the cold spell that hit Arizona. A horrible person, shouldn't be allowed to own a dog, unfit to be called a human, etc, etc.

    So where does that put Romney, after what he actually did to a his own dog? Does he get a pass on that, we all politely look the other way? It's called a double standard, guys.
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    DalTX said
    CuriousJockAZ saidYet another GRASP at yet another STRAW on the part of the shaking-in-their-boots Democrats. It's amusing to watch.

    My 3rd time to ask you.....
    Does it bother you that he strapped his dog in a carrier on the roof of his car for a 12 hour ride?
    Really, I'm just curious if that bothers you.

    Curious, there was an RJ member here last week who got beat up in the forum for asking how to train his dog to "go" indoors, because the owner has a medical problem with the cold spell that hit Arizona. A horrible person, shouldn't be allowed to own a dog, unfit to be called a human, etc, etc.

    So where does that put Romney, after what he actually did to a his own dog? Does he get a pass on that, we all politely look the other way? It's called a double standard, guys.

    If the carrier were securely attached and there was no draft, then depending on the temperature it wasn't a big deal. Safer than dogs in the back of pick-ups and healthier than dogs with their heads out in the wind.

    But the big difference must have escaped you. One had mentioned the possibility of getting rid of his dog; that was not a factor in the other situation. Did you understand the major difference or were you somewhat marginally incapacitated when reading that other thread?
  • DalTX

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    Mar 23, 2012 4:30 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    DalTX said
    CuriousJockAZ saidYet another GRASP at yet another STRAW on the part of the shaking-in-their-boots Democrats. It's amusing to watch.



    My 3rd time to ask you.....
    Does it bother you that he strapped his dog in a carrier on the roof of his car for a 12 hour ride?
    Really, I'm just curious if that bothers you.



    Speaking of "Grasping at Straws" - LOL! No, of course it doesn't bother me...and I am a life-long dog lover. By virtually ALL accounts, Mitt Romney is not only a loving husband, but also a loving father and family man. There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever in my mind that Mitt Romney or anyone else in the family would have done anything at all to put the beloved family dog in harms way. Having lived in warm weather climates most of my life, it is not at all uncommon to see dogs riding around in the back of pickups, hanging out of convertibles, etc, and the dogs seemingly LOVE it! Everything that I have read about this silly blown WAY out of proportion incident is that, not only was the dog securely fastened in a crate on the roof, but that it had a shield to protect it from the wind. The issue of the Romney family dog being on the roof of the car is the height of making a mountain out of a molehill in some sort of desperate attempt to find fault where it's not really deserved.


    I hope I dont die and come back as your dog.
    We have a VERY different definition of "dog lover."
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    Mar 23, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
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    CuriousJockAZ saidYet another GRASP at yet another STRAW on the part of the shaking-in-their-boots Democrats. It's amusing to watch.
    I'm not a democrat.. and i'm NOT shaking in my 'boots'..

    The GOP has HUGE problems..


    Don't tell that to CrazyJockAZ. Clearly, only Democrats are the only one who noticed that Romney is the Etch-A-Sketch candidate. Certainly, Santorum, Gingrich, Ron Paul and their supporters aren't saying a thing about this flap. Obviously, the GOP base is in love with Romney, and movement conservatives aren't using the Etch-A-Sketch meme against Romney at all. Only Democrats.

    Mwahahahaha.
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    Mar 23, 2012 7:58 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidYet another GRASP at yet another STRAW on the part of the shaking-in-their-boots Democrats. It's amusing to watch.




    LMFAO!

    Yet another humorously delusional comment from Crazyjock!

    His comments and predictions have been proved dead wrong time and time again.