For example, someone who will not say they suggested the restaurant if someone in the group said they didn't like it.

Synynoms could include: noncommittal, unaccountable, fickle. Someone who frequently makes disclamers. Not able to take the blame or own up to bad decisions.

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    Your question reminds me of the proverb, "Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan". – Erik Kowal Jul 18 '14 at 6:02

Consider flip-flopper, “A person, especially a politician, who changes his opinion”. Also adjectives inconsistent, inconstant, wishy-washy, and vacillating and the nouns fair weather friend and weathercock(“(figuratively) One who veers with every change of current opinion; a fickle, inconstant person”). [Sources: wiktionary]

It seems to me the words revisionist and reversionist ought to apply; but while the former has an appropriate sense (“a reviser”), it often is understood in its other senses: “an advocate of revision, especially of some political or religious doctrine” and “any advocate of doctrines, theories, or practices that depart from established authority or doctrine”; and reversionist often is understood in its sense “a person who advocates reverting to the conditions, customs, ideals, etc., of an earlier era” which is not quite appropriate. [Sources: dictionary.reference.com]

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I think opportunist could fit your description:

  • one who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve an end, often with no regard for principles or consequences.

  • a person who adapts his actions, responses, etc, to take advantage of opportunities, circumstances, etc

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