Sam Brownback just doesn't care for the cut of Mitt Romney's jib.
And old Sam isn't even a sailor.
Today Team Brownback kicked off "Six Mitt-Flops In Six Weeks. A Closer Look At The Various (and at times Contradictory) Positions of Big Love".
Sorry, we meant "Mitt Romney". Not "Big Love."
Noted: Tweaking Romney on his religion is funny. It really is. Because we couldn't care less that Mitt is a Mormon.
It's Romney's "pandering thing" that really puts us up into a tree. And joining us up in that tree is Sam Brownback.
Week 1 is on Mitt Romney's gun record. An excerpt from the Brownback email -
Mitt Romney's Record on Gun Rights:
Political Opportunism, Pandering and Flip-Flopping
1994: Romney says he doesn't line up with the NRA: "At another campaign stop that year, he told reporters: 'I don't line up with the NRA.'" (Scott Helman, "Romney retreats on gun control," Boston Globe, 1/14/07)
1994: Romney favored waiting periods on gun sales: "A former advocate of gun control, Romney during his 1994 run for the U.S. Senate backed measures the gun-rights group opposed, such as a five-day waiting period on gun sales and a ban on certain assault weapons." (David Abel, "Romney joined NRA in August, was advocate of gun control," Boston Globe, 2/19/07)
1994: Romney favored assault weapons ban: "He [Romney] is a supporter of the federal assault weapons ban." (Romney Campaign Website, 2002)
2002: Romney says he favors tough gun laws: "And as the GOP gubernatorial candidate in 2002, Romney lauded the state's strong laws during a debate against Democrat Shannon O'Brien. 'We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them,' he said. 'I won't chip away at them; I believe they protect us and provide for our safety.'" (Scott Helman, "Romney retreats on gun control," Boston Globe, 1/14/07)
August 2006: At age 59, and six months before announcing for President, Romney becomes a member of the NRA: "Speaking on ABC's 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos,' Romney said he signed up for a lifelong membership 'within the last year.'" (David Abel, "Romney joined NRA in August, was advocate of gun control," Boston Globe, 2/19/07)
February 2007: Romney says the NRA is doing good things: "'I think they're doing good things, and I believe in supporting the right to bear arms,' Romney said." (David Abel, "Romney joined NRA in August, was advocate of gun control," Boston Globe, 2/19/07)
April 2007: Romney says he's been a hunter all his life: "I've been a hunter pretty much all my life." ("Romney, self-described lifelong hunter, has hunted twice," Associated Press, 4/4/07)
April 2007: Romney campaign says Romney only hunted twice: "Questions about his hunting activities trailed Romney this past week after he remarked at a campaign stop that he has been a hunter nearly all his life. The next day, his campaign said Romney had gone hunting just twice -- once as a teenager in Idaho and last year with GOP donors in Georgia." (Glen Johnson, "Romney clarifies reports on hunting," Associated Press, 4/7/07)
April 2007: Romney says his campaign is wrong, he's hunted more then twice: "'The report that I only hunted twice is incorrect,' Romney said in a statement issued Friday. 'I've hunted small game numerous times, as a young man and as an adult.'" (Glen Johnson, "Romney clarifies reports on hunting," Associated Press, 4/7/07)
April 2007: "Lifelong hunter" Romney never took out a hunting license: "Officials in the four states where Mitt Romney has lived say the Republican presidential contender, who calls himself a lifelong hunter, never took out a license." (Glen Johnson, "Romney clarifies reports on hunting," Associated Press, 4/7/07)