International flip-floppery

Written By: - Date published: 12:02 pm, November 11th, 2007 - 7 comments
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c48b_12.JPGThought that we had a worldwide monopoly here in NZ on right wing flip-floppers with Don Brash, John Key et al?

Think again.

Turns out the right wing flip-flopper isn’t as rare as you might have thought – they’re found in other continents too.

The US Democrats are running an auction of a Mitt Romney flip-flop kit on eBay:

“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.”

Remind you of anyone?

This “Special edition” kit even contains a light-up holiday snowman – a tribute to Billiam, the snowman that Romney refused to take a question from in the US YouTube candidates debates.

7 comments on “International flip-floppery”

  1. milo 1

    Makes me think of Labour’s flip-flop on tax cuts.

  2. r0b 2

    So if National are so keen on tax cuts, why do they keep voting against them?

  3. milo 3

    Only on The Standard would National be accused of being anti-tax cut.

  4. all_your_base 4

    I guess we might need to define “flip-flop”.

    As per my post yesterday the PM stated very clearly “Tax cuts are a path to inequality and underdevelopment in today’s circumstances”. Presumably if circumstances change we need not assume that tax cuts would necessarily still be a path to inequality and underdevelopment”.

    I’d be quite prepared to grant John Key the same latituted but as far as I’m aware he made no such qualification of his statements on going to war in Iraq, nor on his assertion that “climate change is a complete and utter hoax”.

  5. r0b 5

    “Only on The Standard would National be accused of being anti-tax cut.”

    Well actions speak lounder than words I guess. They voted against the business tax cuts.

  6. milo 6


  7. r0b 7


    Oh come on Milo, you’re not even trying!

    Why did National vote against the business tax cuts?

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