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Obama Do Flip Flop
The flip -- On Wednesday, June 4th, Obama, appearing in front of the
American Israel Public Affairs Committee,
said Jerusalem should be Israel's undivided capital, saying,
"Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain
The flop -- Well, on Thursday, the 5th, Palestinian leaders reacted with
anger and dismay to this statement, so Obama immediately flip-flopped on
his support for Israel's stance on Jerusalem, saying Palestinians and
Israelis had to negotiate the future of the holy city.
The flip -- Yesterday, June 18th, Obama
said he would want to bring Osama ben Laden to justice "in a way
that allows the entire world to understand the murderous acts that he's
engaged in and not to make him into a martyr."
The flop -- Today, Obama
he would kill bin Laden without a trial, saying, "First of all, I think
there is an executive order out on Osama bin Laden's head. And if
I'm president, and we have the opportunity to capture him, we may not be
able to capture him alive."
Of course, there is no known Presidential Executive Order "out on Osama
bin Laden's head."
If Obama is unwilling to say kill Osama bin Laden, he cannot hide behind
an Executive Order that does not exist, mumbo jumbo about how he never
threatens, or the need for diplomacy.
And, watch Obama flip-flop his way around free trade and the FISA bill.
He makes John Kerry look like the Rock of Gibraltar.
Obama has no position on anything he'll
flip-flop all day long -- hell, he even makes stuff up as he goes along.
This guy will say absolutely anything he thinks people want to hear.
One More Flip-Flop, Or One More
Is it just one more flip-flop, or one more lie? Either
way, it is more proof that Obama's word isn't worth squat, and he and
the truth are complete strangers.
When the Obamamessiah campaign started 17 months ago, Obama
said he'd pursue public financing "aggressively." He
committed to it in a written questionnaire. He even said,
repeatedly, that he would meet personally with Senator John McCain to
discuss a deal.
On February 8th, 2007, MSNBC
""Senator Obama has long been a proponent of public financing of
campaigns and we are asking the FEC to take a step that could preserve
the public financing option for the party's nominees," said Obama
spokesman Bill Burton.
This flip-flop, or lie, makes Obama the first presidential candidate to opt out
of the current system since it was put in place after the Watergate
scandal and a complete hypocrite.
Don't tell me words don't matter. (00:48)
This is obviously "change we can believe in."
Obama is proving that he will say and do anything that will get him
elected to office -- he makes the Clintons look positively trustworthy
Here's a question to ponder -- how many of Obama's contributions,
pouring in to his website, are coming in from outside of the country, in
violation of the law?
There's Too Many
After using the radical left for his entire political career, Barack
Obama is clumsily
flip-flopping his way toward something resembling a "center."
His latest policy double-backflip caused so much rage among the
Obots that he’s now trying to reassure them his plan to
surrender hasn’t changed one bit
flip-flopped on unwarranted wiretapping, Israel, free trade, gun
control, the death penalty, faith based programs, welfare reform, abortion, the Patriot Act, campaign finance, and the Cuban
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I want you to help me compile a full list of Obama’s flip-flops.
Leave a comment fully documenting one or more flip-flops. Links
are critical. For maximum usefulness, I would like to see the
following for each flip-flop:
1) Obama’s original quote, with a link.
2) His later flip-flopping quote, also with a link.
Here’s an example of what I’m looking for:
Flip: Obama says the health exception for late-term abortions has
to be a serious physical issue:
I have repeatedly said that I think it’s entirely appropriate for states
to restrict or even prohibit late-term abortions as long as there is a
strict, well-defined exception for the health of the mother. Now,
I don’t think that 'mental distress' qualifies as the health of the
mother. I think it has to be a serious physical issue that arises
in pregnancy, where there are real, significant problems to the mother
carrying that child to term.
Flop: the health exception can include non-physical issues like
My only point is that in an area like partial birth abortion having a
mental, having a health exception can be defined rigorously . . . It can
be defined through physical health. It can be defined by serious
clinical mental health diseases.
Video proof of a flip-flop is even better. Link that if you have
it. I know there are videos like that out there. I want to
know about all of them.
Maximum participation, people! If you do this well, I can bring it
all together in a single, massive post that documents all of Obama’s
flip-flops. In that post, I’ll credit each person who first
documents a particular flip-flop to my satisfaction.
Now start documenting!
The last time I looked, there were 279
responses -- check 'em out.
Death To Osama
Three weeks ago, Barack Obama said that he would not make Osama bin
Laden into a martyr if he was captured. Today, Barack Obama
suddenly thinks the death penalty would be just fine for OBL. In a
CNN interview, Obama said about Osama bin Laden, "If he was captured
alive, then we would make a decision to bring the full weight of not
only US justice but world justice down on him. And, uh, I think
that I’ve said this before, that I am not a cheerleader for the death
penalty … I think it has to be reserved for only the most heinous
crimes, but I certainly think that plotting and engineering the death of
3,000 Americans justifies such an approach."
This is what he said on June 18th:
“What would be important would be for us to do it in a way that allows
the entire world to understand the murderous acts that he’s engaged in
and not to make him into a martyr, and to assure that the United States
government is abiding by basic conventions that would strengthen our
hand in the broader battle against terrorism."
Our Country Is Being Governed By Bold-Faced Liars
is reporting that the White House defended Obama’s use of a
so-called "signing statement" for the fiscal year 2011 budget compromise
even though candidate Obama said in 2008: "We’re not going to use
signing statements as a way of doing an end-run around Congress."
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that back in 2008 Obama
meant the president should not abuse signing statements -- not that he
was against ever using signing statements.
"He never said he was
opposed to all signing statements," Carney told reporters on Monday.
"We’ve pointed to numerous statements in the campaign where he made
clear that every president must maintain the right, of course, must
maintain the right, to have signing statements, to raise constitutional
concerns or objections about the laws passed by Congress that he signs
Questioner: Do you promise not to use presidential signings to get your way?
question. A straightforward answer -- no equivocation. I guess Carney means it depends on what the meaning of
Showing Clear Disdain For The War Powers Act
Trevor Loudon says
that Barack Obama basically stomped on the War Powers Act
last week in a hissy fit proclaiming that it did not apply to his Libyan
War/Conflict kinetic military action.
Showing clear disdain for the
Act and America in general, Obama claimed that it was not applicable
since the Libyan debacle was not actually a full-blown war. Under the
War Powers Act, a president has 60 days to get authorization from
Congress for any military involvement, and if he fails to get that
authorization, he must end the involvement within 30 days. The 60-day
authorization period expired on Friday the 20th. He penned a letter to
Congress saying that the role of the US in the conflict was so limited
that he does not need to seek congressional approval.
In a blatant act of Obama’s
word-smithing, ABC News reported the following:
"Since April 4," the
president wrote, "U.S. participation has consisted of: (1)
non-kinetic support to the NATO-led operation, including
intelligence, logistical support, and search and rescue assistance;
(2) aircraft that have assisted in the suppression and destruction
of air defenses in support of the no-fly zone; and (3) since April
23, precision strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles against a limited
set of clearly defined targets in support of the NATO-led
A senior administration official told ABC News
that the letter is intended to describe "a narrow US effort that is
intermittent and principally an effort to support the ongoing
NATO-led and UN-authorized civilian support mission and no fly
"The US role is one of support," the official
said, "and the kinetic pieces of that are intermittent."
Bovine excrement. From
the beginning of Obama’s invoking the Responsibility to Protect
Doctrine, the Obama administration has cited the 1973 War Powers Act as
the legal basis of its ability to conduct military activities for 60
days without first seeking a declaration of war from Congress. Now he
disowns the Act and in typical forked tongue fashion, he utilizes the
War Powers Act and then dismisses it when it is no longer pertinent to
his agenda. You know, sort of like the way he views our Constitution.
"In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to
be found," James Madison wrote, "than in the clause which confides the
question of war or peace to the legislature, and not to the executive
The Libyan debacle was never voted on because
Obama knew it would never be passed. Libya was not a current threat to
the US. I contend it was a dry run to see how Responsibility to Protect
would play out if used in other actions. Such as, just being
hypothetical here, Israel.