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Please forgive the Governor. He’s suffering from Romnesia.

It’s not Governor Romney’s fault that he seems to change his mind so often. Apparently he just suffers from Romnesia. What else could explain how he’s changed his mind on:

Roe vs. Wade
Capital gains and taxing the rich
A woman’s right to choose
Assault weapon ban
Minimum wage
Stem cell research
Saving the auto industry
Universal healthcare
Campaign spending limits
Privatizing Social Security
Carbon emission standards

Of course, Romney handlers don’t see anything wrong that their candidate suffers from Romnesia. In fact it was Romney Communications Director, Eric Fehrnstrom, who attributed, although inadvertently, the Governor’s Romnesia and Etch-a-Sketch moniker to his boss when he explained how Romney could have strong views one way and diamtrically opposite views later. Fehrnstrom said, “Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch-A-Sketch, you can kind of shake it up and we start all over.”

Even Romney aides admit to Romney’s saying one thing one day and the exact opposite later.

Examples of Romnesia

We’ve listed a dozen examples of  how Romnesia has effected the Republican candidate. But here’s an even better cataloging of Romney’s many flip-flops. It from Liberals Unite, an online haven for Liberals or anyone who wants to pin Romney down to find out his real opinion. (Hint: It depends who he’s talking to.)

Here’s Liberals Unite’s list of Romney flip-flops along with the relevant sources:
“I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it.”  Source
“Roe v. Wade has gone too far.” Source

“I don’t line up with the NRA.” Source
“I’m a member of the [NRA].” Source

“I like mandates. The mandates work.” Source 
“I think it’s unconstitutional on the 10th Amendment front.” Source 

“I respect and will protect a woman’s right to choose.” Source
“I never really called myself pro-choice.” Source

“I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.” Source
“I did not see it with my own eyes.” Source

“I supported the assault weapon ban.” Source
“I don’t support any gun control legislation.”  Source

“I think the minimum wage ought to keep pace with inflation.” Source
“There’s no question raising the minimum wage excessively causes a loss of jobs.”  Source

“I will work and fight for stem cell research.”  Source
“In the end, I became persuaded that the stem-cell debate was grounded in a false premise.”  Source   

“I would like to have campaign spending limits.”  Source  
“The American people should be free to advocate for their candidates and their positions without burdensome limitations.”  Source  

“I’m a strong believer in stating your position and not wavering.” Source
“I changed my position.” Source 

“Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check.” Source
“I’ll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry’s come back.” Source

“I’m not in favor of privatizing Social Security or making cuts.” Source 
“Social Security’s the easiest and that’s because you can give people a personal account.” Source

“I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.” Source
“Ronald Reagan is… my hero.” Source  

“I’ve been a hunter pretty much all my life.” Source
“Any description of my being a hunter is an overstatement of capability.” Source 

“If Massachusetts succeeds in implementing it, then that will be a model for the nation.” Source 
“What works in one state may not be the answer for another.” Source

“It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam.” Source
“I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there.” Source

“It’s a tax cut for fat cats.” Source
“I believe the tax on capital gains should be zero.” Source

“It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.” Source
“He’s going to pay, and he will die.” Source 

“Relative to the leading candidates, some people see me as being more conservative.” Source
“I’m not the most conservative candidate.” “I’m not the most conservative candidate.” Source

“The TARP program… was nevertheless necessary to keep banks from collapsing in a cascade of failures.”Source
“When government is… bailing out banks… we have every good reason to be alarmed.” Source

“These carbon emission limits will provide real and immediate progress.” Source
“Republicans should never abandon pro-growth conservative principles in an effort to embrace the ideas of Al Gore.” Source

“This is a completely airtight kennel mounted on the top of our car.”  Source
‘They’re not happy that my dog loves fresh air.” Source

“Those… paying taxes and not taking government benefits should begin a process toward application for citizenship.” Source
“Amnesty only led to more people coming into the country.” Source

“When I first heard of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, I thought it sounded awfully silly.” Source
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has worked well.” Source

So please give the Governor a break. After all, he suffers from Romnesia. And remember whatever he says, well, he doesn’t really mean it.

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