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Old 03-22-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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This flip-flopper in unbelievable:

Alec MacGillis: When Romney Liked High Gas Prices | The New Republic

Looks like this is going to be another position where he will have to "etch a sketch".
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Greater Washington, DC
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He said he welcomed people recognizing that the high gas prices probably wouldn't go away... keep in mind the average gas price in 2006 was $2.68 for unleaded. If Romney supports gas being $2.68, he's got my vote!

But seriously, it's not a flip flop when we're talking about prices that are about $1.50 more than that in many places. It's whole different animal to say we can deal with $2.68 than to say we can deal with $4.10
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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Nowhere in there is a quote from Romney that says "I welcome high gas prices". I also don't find the idea of someone believing that gas prices would continue to go up as somehow anti-Republican or anti-conservative. I also don't find it incongruous for a conservative to advocate for all energy resources or for slashing state spending on SUVs.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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I need some new shoes to wear around the house. Gonna go head to the shoe store and get some Romney flip flops. lol!
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:25 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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I need some new shoes to wear around the house. Gonna go head to the shoe store and get some Romney flip flops. lol!
I was looking for some flip flops at my store and all they had in stock was the used and abused flip flops from the 2008 Obama campaign.

Go out and get a pair of those Obama flip flops, they are much bigger and guaranteed to only last a few days before they flip flop again.

Romney flip flops would be high class and well made, Obamas, well they would be in the discount section at the end of the fish aisle.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:54 PM
 
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I was looking for some flip flops at my store and all they had in stock was the used and abused flip flops from the 2008 Obama campaign.

Go out and get a pair of those Obama flip flops, they are much bigger and guaranteed to only last a few days before they flip flop again.

Romney flip flops would be high class and well made, Obamas, well they would be in the discount section at the end of the fish aisle.
Obama hasnt flip flop on major issues like abortion.

He flip flops on minor issues like the mandate,to get things through
congress its called compromise and governing,thats different than making position changes on the campaign trail.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: NC
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Nowhere in there is a quote from Romney that says "I welcome high gas prices". I also don't find the idea of someone believing that gas prices would continue to go up as somehow anti-Republican or anti-conservative. I also don't find it incongruous for a conservative to advocate for all energy resources or for slashing state spending on SUVs.
The exact quote is

“I’m very much in favor of people recognizing that these high gasoline prices are probably here to stay.” --W.M. Romney

Romney: For high gas prices before he was against them - The Washington Post

Basically it comes from a time when Romney was arguing in favor of state gasoline taxes.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Texas
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A 2.5 cent fee per gallon...yeah, that's some huge tax.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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This flip-flopper in unbelievable:

Alec MacGillis: When Romney Liked High Gas Prices | The New Republic

Looks like this is going to be another position where he will have to "etch a sketch".
According to Alec MacGillis and the liberal publication: this doesn't mean Romney ever really said he liked high gas prices. I believe, again, you or maybe Alec are taking statements and spinning them to fit your agenda. How about taking more time to build up your man in others eyes, instead of thinking you will make any headway by blasting others. it isn't working, I don't think.

Nita
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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The exact quote is

Im very much in favor of people recognizing that these high gasoline prices are probably here to stay. --W.M. Romney

Romney: For high gas prices before he was against them - The Washington Post

Basically it comes from a time when Romney was arguing in favor of state gasoline taxes.
Where does that mean he welcomes it?

I could say 'I'm in favor of people recognizing that Social Security is in trouble' but that doesn't mean I welcome Social Security to be in trouble.
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