Obama’s flip-flopping June (and earlier “Revisions”)
“Is his campaign dishonest or disorganized?”
is the title of an article in July 4th Philadelphia Inquirer by Jonathan Last, a regular commentator for the newspaper. You can read it online by CLICKING HERE.
The article expanded on the Headline in the 4th City & Suburbs Edition on Obama’s claim that Revising is not Flip-Flopping.
You can hear and see the comments he made at one interview on the AP video website by CLICKING HERE.
It’s buried in there, but he has added significant wiggle room, in our opinion, to his earlier firm promise of getting the US out of Iraq in 16 months.
If you do not mind a short commercial first, the Video Interview from ABCNews.com on July 3rd (SEE BY CLICKING HERE), you’ll hear him proclaim he’s not changing and then in a follow up question he talks about refining this policy and now is saying ASAP rather that a firm 16 month plan.
The “Revision Process” now has become an “example” of how it could go.
He seems to be moving closer to the McCain position every day. We wouldn’t be surprised to hear him say someday really soon that we should win in Iraq and not pull out just yet. He might even go so far as to admit that telling our adversaries when we plan to leave works to the enemies benefit, not ours.
Jonathan Last has gone further and provides more details of some of Obama’s other recent Flips..er..Flops..er..”Revisions”.
Remember these listed below are in addition to Barack Obama’s reneging on his promise to accept Public Campaign money that he and John McCain both made.
That caused even the New York Times to figuratively gasp for breath!
- After The Supreme Court overturned Washington DC’s handgun ban, “the Obama campaign disavowed a 2007 statement it had made about the constitutionality of gun laws as ‘inartful‘.”
- Obama declined to participate in a series of 10 town hall-style meetings with McCain after promising to meet him anytime, anywhere.
- ..”Obama’s , Jim Johnson, was compromised by his ties to the subprime lender Countrywide. Obama called the story ‘overblown and irrelevant’. Two days later Johnson was cashiered.”
- Obama promised he would support a filibuster of any FISA bill that would grant retroactive immunity for telecom companies who helped the government with wiretapping. Last week, Obama announced that he would only not filibuster but instead he planned to vote for it.
- Obama promised that ‘Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided’. An Obama adviser has “clarified” that statement
- Here’s the campaign’s confusing explanation: “So [Obama] used a word to represent what he did not want to see again, and then realized afterwards that that word is a code word in the Middle East.” It remains unclear what situation Obama sees as preferable for Israel’s capital.
- In 2004, Obama said “that Iran was more dangerous than the Soviet Union, in May, he changed his mind, saying that Iran doesn’t “pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us”.
- Due to criticism over his Iran “Revision”, Obama Revised again: Now, Iran is a “grave threat” to America.
- Obama has said the USA’s “existing legal system is adequate for dealing with terrorists. In the first attack against the World Trade Center, he said ‘we were able to arrest those responsible, put them on trial. They are currently in U.S. prisons, incapacitated’. Which isn’t quite right: one of the terrorists involved in that attack, Abdul Rahman Yasin, fled afterwards to Iraq where he worked openly with Saddam Hussein’s regime”.
In a June TV ad, “Obama boasted of having ‘extended health care for wounded troops who had been neglected’. The law to which he was referring is the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the Senate 91 to 3. Obama was one of six senators not present to vote for it.”
Jonathan Last Summarizes his take on the Obama Revising Experiences as follows:
“Obama’s very bad June suggests two possibilities: He may be one of the more unprincipled politicians we’ve seen recently – remember, Obama once mocked the Clintons for their prevarications, saying ‘They don’t tell you what they mean’. Or perhaps his mistakes are honest – which would make the Obama campaign one of the more intellectually disorganized enterprises in recent presidential history.
“It’s unclear which prospect is greater cause for concern.”
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