The Center for American Progress put together a well-documented Bush flip-flop list, ably and succinctly summarized by Daily Kos yesterday. Here 'tis:
Bush opposes the Department of Homeland Security.
Bush supports the Department of Homeland Security.
Bush says we found the weapons of mass destruction.
Bush says we didn't find the weapons of mass destruction.
Bush supports free trade.
Bush supports restrictions on trade (steel tariffs).
Bush supports free trade again (rescinds steel tariffs).
Bush wants Osama dead or alive.
Bush doesn't care about Osama.
Bush supports mandatory caps on carbon dioxide.
Bush opposes mandatory caps on carbon dioxide.
Bush resists an outside investigation on WMD intelligence failure.
Bush supports an outside investigation on WMD intelligence failure.
Bush opposes creation of independent 9/11 commission.
Bush supports creation of independent 9/11 commission.
Bush opposes time extension for 9/11 commission.
Bush supports time extension for 9/11 commission.
Bush limits testimony in front of 9/11 commission to one hour
Bush sets no time limit for testimony.
Bush says gay marriage is a state issue.
Bush supports constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
Bush opposes nation building.
Bush supports nation building.
Bush says it is impossible to distinguish between al Qaeda and Saddam.
Bush says Saddam had no role in al Qaeda plot.
Bush vows to have a UN [Iraq] vote no matter what.
Bush withdraws request for vote.
Bush opposes [Middle East] summits.
Bush supports summits.
Bush opposes McCain-Feingold.
Bush signs McCain-Feingold into law.
Add to this list, the latest, just out in the press this a.m.:
Bush refuses to declassify thousands of Clinton-era documents for 9/11 commission.
Bush agrees to allow 9/11 commission to review Clinton documents.
Saturday, April 03, 2004
The Bush Flip-Flops
Posted by J.W. Williamson at 4/03/2004 11:17:00 AM
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