It looks like Obama The Liar’s pandering to the crowd is quickly being made manifest to the assembled Yobos of the Democratic (haha) Party, as Silverwolf so uncannily prognosticated in his last blog. He just hadn’t forseen it would happen so quickly, and in such a tidal wave.
Perhaps the most egregious of his latest lies, or “refinements of his positions” is on the new FISA Bill which passed last week in Congress. In October 2007 Senator Obama pledged that if the FISA Bill contained provisions granting legal immunity to the telecoms, he would not only vote against it, but also filibuster the Bill. Last week’s Bill granted the telecoms legal immunity; Obama voted for it.
Then there was his written pledge in Nov. 2007 to opt into the public campaign finance system if Senator McCain would also agree to do so. McCain immediately accepted the proposal, which Obama ackowledged. Now Obama says forget it, he’s not going to take public money. Of course, he’s now gotten much more from conning the public into private donations, so that “principled” stand has gone the way of his FISA pledge.
Meanwhile, the pro-abortionists are in a tizzy because last year the Supreme Court ruled that Fed funds could not be used for Federally funded late term abortions, based solely on mental distress to the mother. Senator Obama said he strongly disagreed with the ruling at the time. This last week he said that mental distress alone should not qualify as a reason for late term abortion. The pro-choicers don’t know whether they’re coming or going.
And then there was his plan for a withdrawal from Iraq over 16 months, at the rate of 1 to 2 Divisions a month. Then he said he might alter that rate based on the assessments of the Generals (who obviously want to be there to keep that bloated military budget growing) and might have to “refine” his thinking. This quick change forced him to hastily call another press conference, to defend his re-definition of a 16-month withdrawal, which now may or may not be 16-months (how much you want to bet it’s not 16-months? Silverwolf is game.). And of course he maintains there would have to be “some presence” until 2013. Some withdrawal!
Let’s remember though, to be fair, that he has not budged from his support, along with the former Liberal Democrat Senator, Tom Daschle, for the ethanol program, which is not only driving up the price of food astronomically for Americans, but literally beginning to starve millions in Africa and the poorest nations of the third world. Guess that what you might call Black solidarity, and caring about the poor. Looks like another “audacious” stand for compassion, for how would those prosperous mid-West corn farmers survive without their ethanol subsidies?
Yesterday, on board his campaign plane, Obama is quoted as having said, “I wasn’t saying anything that I hadn’t said before. That I didn’t say a year ago. Or when I was a U.S. Senator. If you look at our position, it’s been very consistent.”
The Liar’s pander bare.
Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf