In the video, Stevenson happily describes his conservativism by claiming that he’s “staunchly pro-life, staunchly right to carry, proud to be a born again Christian, proud to be the owner of a large firearm, and the holder of a right to carry permit.” He also tells us that he’s a licensed airplane mechanic and a licensed attorney. No word on if he owns a trebuchet.
Meanwhile, back in the present day, Stevenson is on a non-apology tour, offering up excuse after excuse as to why what he said wasn’t meant to hurt anyone. (When you apologize, you generally acknowledge that what you said was wrong, not that you didn’t mean anything by it.)
Among the excuses, he said he was part Cherokee and therefore couldn’t be racist, and that he was factually correct in that the federal government illegally grabbed power from the states by waging the Civil War. At least he acknowledged slavery was and is wrong.
I wonder what new RNC Chairman Michael Steele has to say about this clown? It’s pretty hard to believe that the Republican Party has truly gotten beyond race and the Southern Strategy when you’ve still got prominent members of the rank-and-file who are Confederate apologists.
Mitt Romney, the son of Michigan governor George W. Romney, is beloved among Republican elites here in Missouri. Matt Blunt and Jim Talent both endorsed him fairly early. Jack Jackson, Jason Crowell, Gary Nodler, Bryan Pratt, Shannon Cooper, David Day, Doug Funderbunk, Dwight Scharnhorst, Neal St. Onge, and Bryan Stevenson have all endorsed him, too. And in a recent e-mail, Rod Jetton (h/t Arch City Chronicle) details how he was won over at a meeting with Mitt, just like “when you go to those time-share presentations.” (That’s a direct quote – I kid you not.) Ed Martin was won over with the answer to the first question of the meeting – his own – which was about the Iraq warabortionuniversal health careglobal warming Romney’s Mormon faith, of course.
Romney has a record of moderate governance, working to balance budgets, preserve a woman’s right to choose, extend health care to every citizen. Of course, that gives him no chance in the Republican presidential primary, so now he’s running as the most conservative candidate in the race. Double Guantanamo! Slash taxes! No universal health care! Stay the course in Iraq!
In honor of his whiplash-inducing position changes, the Democratic National Committee is auctioning off a ‘Mitt Romney Flip Flop Kit” on eBay. Details below the flip.
The Democratic National Committee is auctioning off a special edition Mitt Romney Flip-Flop Kit.
Having apparently run out of policy positions to auction off this campaign season, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is now calling on his supporters to join him in selling off parts of their pasts too. Sure, smooth talking Mitt Romney is reportedly planning to spend as much as $60 million of his own money to win the GOP nomination. But his campaign is still looking to reverse its declining fundraising numbers by convincing supporters to auction off old belongings and give the proceeds to the campaign.
Since Romney has tried to smooth talk his way to the GOP nomination by shedding his previous positions on just about every issue in this campaign, his friends at the Democratic National Committee decided to join the fun by auctioning off Romney’s past. This one of a kind, special edition Mitt Romney Flip Flop Kit includes:
Mitt Romney’s Flip Flops on issues ranging from abortion, immigration, tax cuts, the Reagan administration, gay rights, campaign finance reform, climate change, conservatism, gambling, gun control, etc.;
A limited edition DVD of some of Romney’s more infamous flip-flops;
Flip-Flop flash cards in the shape of flip-flops so you can study on all of Mitt Romney’s various positions, courtesy of the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
A new pair of flip-flops;
A collectors edition foam flip-flop distributed at campaign events by a rival candidate;
A replica of the snowman that Mitt Romney is afraid to take questions from at the YouTube debate; and
A collection of Democratic signs, posters, pins and collectibles.
In order to avoid profiting from Romney’s flip-flopping, the DNC will donate an amount equal to the winning bid to a local pet shelter in honor of embattled Romney family dog Seamus. [http://www.democrats…]
Special note-our lawyers are making us say this-the winning bid is a contribution to the Democratic National Committee and is subject to the restrictions and limitations of federal campaign finance laws. The DNC will make a contribution equal to the amount of the winning bid to a local animal shelter. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
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