Inartful or not?

Flag Flipping and FloppingIn a July 4th Washington Post piece, “A Man of Seasoned Principles”, reprinted in the Philadelphia Inquirer on July 7th as “As he pivots right, pinning down Obama is harder than it seems” by Charles Krauthammer, Barack Obama’s turn to the right has been noted and now his revisions to policies, or turns to the right, as some have dubbed them, are discussed in his Op-Ed articles.

Krauthammer’s July 4th article also noted:

“In last week’s column, I thought I had thoroughly chronicled Obama’s brazen reversals of position and abandonment of principles — on public financing of campaigns, on NAFTA, on telecom immunity for post-Sept. 11 wiretaps, on unconditional talks with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — as he moved to the center for the general election campaign. I misjudged him. He was just getting started.”

He ends his article with an oblique reference to a word used in Obama’s reversal on his stand on Gun Control after the recent Supreme Court overturn of the Washington DC ordinance prohibiting handgun ownership in private homes. (Remember his characterization of the law as “inartful”)

“As Obama assiduously obliterates all differences with McCain on national security and social issues, he remains rightly confident that Bush fatigue, the lousy economy and his own charisma — he is easily the most dazzling political personality since John Kennedy — will carry him to the White House.

Of course, once he gets there he will have to figure out what he really believes. The conventional liberal/populist stuff he campaigned on during the primaries? Or the reversals he is so artfully offering up now?

I have no idea. Do you? Does he?”

To which we can only ask, in turn: Do the Democrats? Or do they really care as long as he might bring victory? Victory at any price, does have a price. Hope we don’t have to learn that hard lesson… again.

Scary option. Vote McCain!

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