By Gary P Jackson
Got turned on to this website yesterday and just had to share.
Everyone knows Mitt Romney is a human windsock, the ultimate finger-in-the-wind politician. The man flips and flops so much that he makes John Kerry looked like a principled leader! Now someone has put together a neat website that gives you random flip-flops on demand. It's like a slot machine filled with creamy goodness!
Here are some examples of what you'll find:
WHICH MITT ROMNEY ARE WE GETTING THIS YEAR?
On health care reform:
'I like mandates. The mandates work.' 
'I think it's unconstitutional on the 10th Amendment front.' 
'I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose.' 
'I never really called myself pro-choice.' 
Pandering to hunters on the second amendment, then to liberals:
'I've been a hunter pretty much all my life.' 
'Any description of my being a hunter is an overstatement of capability.' 
On being a Conservative: [not like anyone in their right mind ever thought he was]
'Relative to the leading candidates, some people see me as being more conservative.' 
'I'm not the most conservative candidate.' 
On stem cell research:
'I will work and fight for stem cell research.' 
'In the end, I became persuaded that the stem-cell debate was grounded in a false premise.' 
On government bailouts:
'The TARP program... was nevertheless necessary to keep banks from collapsing in a cascade of failures.' 
'When government is... bailing out banks... we have every good reason to be alarmed.' 
'I'm going to take burdens off the back of the auto industry.' 
'Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check.' 
On taxes for the rich. His first answer was smarter, but always with a finger in the wind, his message "evolved" with what he thought were the prevailing winds. Notice it "evolved" toward the liberal point of view, which is Romney's default setting.
'I believe the tax on capital gains should be zero.' 
'It's a tax cut for fat cats.' 
Here's the "best" one. This is one Romney goes back and forth on.
He's run as the "anti-Reagan" then as the "natural heir" to the Reagan legacy, and when that didn't work in 2008, he promptly went on tour with Jeb Bush declairing "The era of Reagan is over." Of course, as always, Romney is on the wrong side of history, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Reagan's birth, Ronnie couldn't be more popular. The Republican base have never lusted after someone with Reagan's proven leadership more.
'I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.' 
'Ronald Reagan is... my hero.' 
The bottom line? Mitt Romney is a lot like Texas weather. If you don't like what you see, hang around, it will change in a little bit. Mitt Romney really has no core values, no core principles. He simply says whatever he thinks people want to hear. It's why he has never been able to lead on any issue. A guy like Romney can't lead, cannot be proactive. All he can do is react to situations after the fact. Even then, he can't settle on what to do. He's not capable of being the nation's Chief Executive and the military's Commander-in-Chief.
For more Romney flip-flops, check out the website here.