Flip flop. flip flop!

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    I'm having trouble keeping up with just exactly what this twit stands for. Does he change his mind about things whenever the wind blows? And people would really vote for this guy to run an entire country?

    Kerry Signed Letter Backing Gay Marriage

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry (news - web sites), who opposes gay marriage and hints he might support a limited ban, just two years ago signed a letter with other congressional colleagues urging the Massachusetts legislature to drop a constitutional amendment outlawing homosexual nuptials.

    And when Kerry opposed federal legislation in 1996 that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, he compared the law to 1960s efforts in the South to criminalize interracial marriages and accused his supporters of engaging in the "politics of division."

    "This is an unconstitutional, unprecedented, unnecessary and mean-spirited bill," Kerry declared then even as 85 senators and President Clinton (news - web sites) supported the measure.

    As his home state grapples with a historical Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling that could permit homosexual marriages, Kerry's own comments on the campaign trail are being compared by Republicans, Democratic rivals and even his own constituents to his prior record.

    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=sto...11/ap_on_el_pr/kerry_gay_marriage_2&printer=1
     
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    :laugh: And they call us Delusional....:laugh: :laugh:
     
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    What flip-flop?????????????

    He opposed that particular Constitutional amendment on gay marriage. That doesn't mean he opposes EVERY bill banning gay marriage.

    According to the article John Kerry opposed the amendment because he believed it would be detrimental to the civil rights of gays and lesbians. He supports civil unions. There is no flip-flop here. Try again.

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    then just what do you call flip-flopping???? In the instance........ max-headroom does a good imatation of kerry....
     
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    not the first time he's been accused of flipflopping and with his record it certainly won't be the last.
     
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    He's far from a model of consistency! FLIP FLOP! :laugh:

    His voting record will spell his doom. He'll vote his ass today and his elbow tomorrow.
     
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    Click the link and read the article. There is no flip-flop here. Maybe he's changed his opinion on some issues, haven't we all? Bush certainly has, so has every other politician and for that matter human being. Opinions, positions, stances will change as we acquire new information. I used to support capital punishment. After seeing so many cases of innocent people being convicted and given a death sentence then released, my opinion changed. I used to believe that Santa Claus came down my chimney on Christmas. I acquired new information and my position on that issue changed. Have I flip-flopped?

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    Have you went to the John Kerry school of flip flopping yourself?
     
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    I'm voting for the candidate who supports my God-given right to marry a toaster. Anyone else is a narrow-minded, racist bigot!
     
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    If thats what floats your boat...
     

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