Late Night: McCain Versus McCain, Iraq Edition

By: Sunday June 15, 2014 8:00 pm

Eager to change the subject now that he’s been caught spinning like a top on Bowe Bergdahl, McCain’s spent the past week yammering about how wrong President Obama was to withdraw troops from Iraq. But as HuffPo’s Andrew Hart notes, back in 2010 McCain congratulated former President Bush on setting in motion the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, even sending a tweet to that effect.


Republican Flip-Flopping on Akin Is a Sign of Romney’s Failure

By: Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00 am

With Todd Akin standing firm in his decision to remain on the Missouri ballot as the GOP candidate for US Senate, it falls to the rest of the Republican party leadership to flip-flop on their condemnations and fall into line.

And they have.

What’s curious, though, is that one of the flip-floppers is former MO senator and current Romney security affairs advisor Jim Talent, who is rumored to be in line for a possible cabinet post should Romney win. Either Romney will soon flip-flop on Akin as well, or Talent has decided that there will be no Romney administration come Jan 21, 2013, and he’d better help the GOP take the Senate. (Or, of course, both.)

Here’s the GOP’s current political calculus, courtesy of Todd Akin: The more Romney’s fortunes founder, the more the GOP needs to pull out all the stops to win the Senate, and if principles like “women are human beings, too” need to be sacrificed to the cause, so be it.

Mitt Back-Flips Back to His Flopped Flip

By: Monday July 4, 2011 7:15 pm

Who knows what Willard thinks?

Burr, McCaskill Flip-Flop for Wall Street on Audit the Fed

By: Wednesday May 5, 2010 8:35 am

Richard Burr and Claire McCaskill are signaling that they will flip-flop on Audit the Fed in order to protect Wall Street’s secret bailouts from scrutiny.

Administration Backtracks on Drilling; Strategy Still Baffling

By: Wednesday March 31, 2010 1:25 pm

On an oddly defensive conference call, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and White House environmental policy advisor Carol Browner tried to downplay the decision on offshore drilling as not the most important aspect of what was announced today, not as intrusive into coastal areas as suggested, and not even wholly the President’s decision, a remarkable pulling away from a policy they just advanced.

The Great American Flip-Flop: Sanders Will Now Work to Deny Up-or-Down Vote on Public Option

By: Friday March 19, 2010 4:30 pm

I have explained how if just one single senator that supported the public option offered an amendment during reconciliation, it would force an up or down vote on the matter. This means it would only take 51 votes to include a public option, and, at the very least, we would finally get to see on the record the senators that stood up for the American people, and which ones were fighting to protect the profits of the health insurance industry. Only a week ago, Bernie Sanders (I-VT) promised to stand up, if no other Democratic senator would, to offer a public option amendment and provide the country with a measure of accountability on the issue.

Lieberman: “Taking Care” of Almost-Seniors

By: Tuesday December 15, 2009 11:30 am

Under the Senate bill, without Medicare buy-in, insurance companies would be permitted to charge older people three times as much as they charge younger people. Yup, that’s “taking care” of seniors.

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