Romney slams Santorum for following Romney’s Advice

Mitt Romney, January 28, 2012:

In my state of Massachusetts, you could register as an independent and go vote in which—either primary happens to be very interesting. And any chance I got to vote against Bill Clinton or Ted Kennedy, I took.

Mitt Romney, today:

It’s outrageous to see Rick Santorum team up with the Obama people and go out after union labor in Detroit and try to get them to vote against me. […] Look, we don’t want Democrats deciding who our nominee is going to be. […] I just think it’s outrageous and disgusting. […] This is reminiscent of the dirty tricks of the past, and it’s got to end, and I think Rick Santorum has a lot of explaining to do.

Mitt Romney, February 18, 2007:

When there was no real contest in the Republican primary, I’d vote in the Democrat [sic] primary, vote for the person who I thought would be the weakest opponent for a Republican. […] I’d go in their primary, just like a lot of other folks, and voted against the person who I thought was the strongest Democrat. […] So, yeah, as an independent, I’ll go in and play in their primary, but I’m a Republican, and have been through my life. […] But a registered independent, so I could vote in either primary.

I’ve mentioned this before but it has become crystal clear that Romney thinks “politics” is an excuse for gross hypocrisy.

Daily Kos: Video: Mitt Romney denounces Operation Hilarity one month after endorsing it

UPDATE: Just wanted to point out that sign in the video (around :17)…”Romney, Great for ’68″….which is fine and dandy.  But when applied to Mitt…in the 21st century?  Not so much.

Romney caught in Pander-Lie about his dad…again

“I think my dad had a job, like, being the grand master or whatever of the 50th celebration of the automobile in Detroit,” Romney said at a Tea Party rally in Milford. “They painted Woodward Avenue with gold paint. My memory’s a little foggy here, so, uh, but – yeah I was probably four or something like that. But they had the cars go down Woodward Avenue.”

His memory was a little foggy, however, because he wasn’t born.

The Golden Jubilee, as the event was called, occurred nine months before Romney’s birth.

“Mitt doesn’t say he was there, in fact, he says his memory was foggy,” the aide said. “He was simply telling the story about his dad.

In 2007, Romney had to acknowledge that he had not watched his father march with Martin Luther King Jr., as he had asserted in a nationally televised debate. Romney said at the time that his father had told him that he had marched with King and that he was using the word “saw” in a “figurative sense.”

“I did not see it with my own eyes, but I saw him in the sense of being aware of his participation in that great effort,” Romney said then.

One thing that’s nice about being a “Master of the Universe”?  No one questions your bullshit name dropping (to your face).  Things are slightly different outside the world of leveraged buyouts and corporate “creative destruction”, Mitt.   Not everyone out here is going to kiss your ass when you lie, like they did at Bain.

Mitt Romney remembers Detroit celebration from before he was born – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –

How Global Warming Creates More Snow in Northern Europe and the Northeastern U.S.

If less of the ocean is ice-covered in autumn, it releases more heat, warming the atmosphere.

This reduces the air temperature difference between the Arctic and latitudes further south, over the Atlantic Ocean.

In turn, this reduces the strength of the northern jet stream, which usually brings milder, wetter weather to Europe from the west.

It is these “blocking” conditions that keep the UK and the other affected regions supplied with cold air.

The researchers also found that the extra evaporation from the Arctic Ocean makes the air more humid, with some of the additional water content falling out as snow.

“I agree with the study – I have no beef with the case that declining Arctic sea ice can drive easterly winds and produce colder winters over Europe,” commented Adam Scaife, head of monthly to decadal prediction at the UK Met Office.

Research in other institutions, including the Met Office, confirmed the argument, he said.

Sadly, the “it’s snowing therefore science is a lie” argument finds lots of takers and this explanation is longer than a commercial, so despite the fact that it explains *and* predicts the observed data, it will be widely dismissed by idiots.

BBC News – Melting Arctic link to cold, snowy UK winters