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Mitt(wit) Romney Flip-Flops Yet Again!

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has no convictions and no shame. He has been the perpetrator of more flip-flops than any cook at the International House of Pancakes. Also, it appears that he will be unable to prevent himself from continuing this trend.

The man who has changed his position on abortion (“abortion should be safe and legal” and “I will preserve and protect a woman’s right to choose”/”I am pro-life); immigration (“illegal immigrants should have a chance to obtain citizenship”/”my position is …no special pathway to citizenship”); support of Ronald Reagan (“I was an Independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan -Bush”/ “Ronald Reagan is my hero”); gun control (I support the Brady gun control law. That’s not going to make me the hero of the NRA” and “I have a gun of my own”/”I’m after the NRA’s endorsement” and “I do not personally own a gun”); climate change (“I think the global warming debate is pretty over and recognize the need associated with providing sources which do not generate the heat that is currently provided by fossil fuels” and “I concur that climate change is beginning to have an effect on our natural resources and that now is the time to take action”/”I have to tell you with regards to global warming that that’s something, which you’re right, the scientists haven’t entirely resolved” and “Republicans should never abandon pro-growth conservative principles in an effort to embrace the ideas of Al Gore”); Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (“the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians to serve openly and honestly in our nation’s military”/”the last 10 years have convinced me that the policy is working and there is no need to change it”); his favorite book (on 4/30/07 he said L. Ron Hubbard’s “Battlefield Earth”/ on 5/1/07 he said “Huckleberry Finn”); a health care law with personal mandates (He signed  the Massachusetts plan with mandates into law/ He opposes the national plan with the very same mandates); and no-tax pledges (in 2006 he referred to them as “Government by gimmickry”/in 2008 he signed a no tax pledge); has now done it again.

This week Romney has flip-flopped his position on contraception. The Maddow Blog reports that “the Obama administration’s decision to require coverage of contraception as preventive care under the Affordable Care Act is, according to the former governor, an ‘attack on religious liberty’.” Romney told voters in Colorado yesterday that “churches and the institutions they run” will “have to provide for their employees, free of charge, contraceptives, morning-after pills — in other words abortive pills and the like — at no cost.”

First of all, Romney’s assertion is just one of his many lies (See “Obama has made the economy worse”, Obama “has not created any new jobs”, “Obama’s massive defense cuts” {the defense budget has increased each year under Obama}, and when he said in a debate that Mitt is his first name). As the Maddow Blog makes clear, “The administration’s policy already exempts churches and other houses of worship and “doesn’t require any individual or employer to violate a religious belief — it simply ensures that their employees with different beliefs have the same access to birth control as all other women.”

Romney is not only lying, however. He is also flip-flopping once again because Obama’s policy is also one that Romney once supported. You see, while Romney yesterday condemned the idea of requiring religious institutions to provide emergency contraception, he once supported such a stance when he was Governor of Massachusetts. While Governor he signed into law a bill which required all Massachusetts hospitals, including Catholic hospitals, to provide emergency contraception. The Maddow Blog includes this quote from C.J. Doyle, Executive Director of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts,

“He is very consistent at working both sides of the street on the same issue at the same time. His record on this issue has been one of very cynical and tactical manipulation.”

So there you have it. Add contraception to the very long list of Mitt(wit) Romney’s flip-flops.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more singing along with today’s topical, song parody. Please enjoy!

Flipper theme song link:


(sung to the TV theme of “Flipper)

They call him Flip-Mitt, Flip-Mitt, his change of mind, frightening,
That Mitt Romney;  No veracity,
And we know Flip-Mitt, just loves to steal his own thunder,
Mind gone asunder; flip-flop does he!

Everyone knows, dear ol’ Mitt Romney
Changes his mind oh, so frequently,
Changes his views to impress his peers,
Says anything to induce cheers

They call him Flip-Mitt, Flip-Mitt, in need of enlightening,
No one you see, is impressed with he,
And we know Flip-Mitt and his cronies must all wonder,
Just how he blunders effortlessly.