Thursday, September 30, 2004

Flip Flopper In Chief

The idea that Bush is the real flip flopper in this race has been floating in the blogosphere forever. A conservative I told this to replied "well if there was some big list of George Bush flip flops, certainly the liberal media would be on all over it." Umm, no they weren't (and no they're not liberal.) It took constant harping by the blogs, then John Kerry to use it in his interview on Good Morning America and now finally it's being reported by the media.

Here are just a few:

Flip: Two months into the war, on May 29, 2003, Mr. Bush said weapons of mass destruction had been found. “We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories,” Mr. Bush told Polish television. “For those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they're wrong, we found them."

Flop: On Sept. 9, 2004, in Pennsylvania, Mr. Bush said: “I recognize we didn't find the stockpiles [of weapons] we all thought were there.”

Flip: President Bush initially opposed the creation of an independent commission to investigate the Sept. 11 attacks. In May 2002, he said, “Since it deals with such sensitive information, in my judgment, it's best for the ongoing war against terror that the investigation be done in the intelligence committee.”

Flop: Bowing to pressure from victims' families, Mr. Bush reversed his position. The following September, he backed an independent investigation.

Flip: During the 2000 campaign, Mr. Bush said he was against federal intervention regarding the issue of same-sex marriage. In an interview with CNN's Larry King, he said, states "can do what they want to do" on the issue. Vice President Cheney took the same stance.

Flop: Four years later, this past February, Mr. Bush announced his support for an amendment to the Constitution that defines marriage as being exclusively between men and women. The amendment would forbid states from doing "what they want to do" on same-sex marriage.


Post a Comment

<< Home