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For the sake of expediency – I will only include the ones since “the clinching”
“Does that mean that I can do everything that I’ve called for in this campaign right away?” Obama said. “Probably not. I think we’re going to have to phase it in.
Daily update: It’s Roe vs Wade under the bus now
This is an update – not really for a new flip-flop – bout for the major one on war going public (er)
(and his opposition to the war was NOT a fairy tale so stop saying that you racists!)
Also, none of the “going to the center” stuff the media uses for this.
To get to the center, BO would have to move LEFT
Also, I don’t for a second believe these reversals are afterthoughts. they are the intended direction of this media pushed candidate – wile the earlier, more progressive stands were hooks for the naive.
Interesting how both NY post (which I just added here) and McCain attacks on spineless flip flopping both miss this one:
they all say “it’s upcoming” I know they know of it. what are they waiting for? Denver? October?
According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.
Updating with the NY Post handy dandy diagram
Individuals have constitutional rights to possess a gun
After the high court ruling, Obama said in a statement he has “always believed that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms, but I also identify with the need for crime-ravaged communities to save their children from the violence that plagues our streets through common-sense, effective safety measures.” Politico
Updating the original post of June 22:
B0:” but it basically had a blanket prohibition and I disagree with that decision.”
In reality, Obama’s answer to the question had more in common with his Republican opponent than his party’s 1988
per his fans, MSNBC
“Sen. Obama does not support reimposing the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters,” press secretary Michael Ortiz said in an e-mail to B&C late Wednesday.
I mean, “who’s the fairest in the land?
He said he was reassured by the candidate’s response, which caused him to think that Mr. Obama might not differ all that much from Mr. McCain. Mr. Zebari said that in addition to promising a visit, Mr. Obama said that “be a Democratic administration, it will not take any irresponsible, reckless, sudden decisions or action to endanger your gains, your achievements, your stability or security
.and adding the new developments (when he let Americans know of it too)
GOP rival John McCain zinged Obama as a flip-flopper. “The major point here is that Sen. Obama refuses to acknowledge that he was wrong,” said McCain, adding that Obama “refuses to acknowledge that it [the surge] is succeeding.”
Salon sums up
What Barack Obama did here was wrong and destructive. He’s supporting a bill that is a full-scale assault on our Constitution and an endorsement of the premise that our laws can be broken by the political and corporate elite whenever the scary specter of The Terrorists can be invoked to justify it.
Boston Globe says:
Obama will be the first major party candidate since Watergate to reject public financing in the general election, instead relying on his base of more than 1.5 million donors for a war chest that could easily double or triple the $84.1 he would get in public financing. His decision deals a body blow both to the system of campaign finance and to his own reputation as a reform candidate.
Reaching out to evangelical voters, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is announcing plans that would expand President Bush’s program steering federal social service dollars to religious groups and — in a move sure to cause controversy — support their ability to hire and fire based on faith.
I wouldn’t be fulfilling God’s will unless I went out and did the Lord’s work,
“Meanwhile Obama is telling large contributor bundlers (rich folks) that he may delay the return of Clinton era tax rates for the rich
during our recent debates about the war in Iraq, … and a general providing his best counsel on how to move forward in Iraq was accused of betrayal.”
“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.”
Barack Obama may be pro-choice, but don’t tell that to the Matthew 25 Network. They are a PAC supporting Barack Obama for president and they believe his policies are definitely pro-life.
The Brody File has been give an exclusive sneak peek to the Web site “Pro-Life, Pro-Obama.
The “?” very likely means “upcoming:
Obama’s current team of economic advisers suggests that he will soon come out for the partial privatization of Social Security, camouflaged as “entitlement reform.”
New twist – deleting assurances on not rising the age from website
Now, tell me why, oh why, would the Obama campaign decide to delete the following sentence: “[Obama] does not believe it is necessary or fair to hardworking seniors to raise the retirement age.” Is he trying to stoke anxiety about his position on Social Security?
Wallis said he planned to talk to his “good friend” Barack Obama about an abortion reduction plank, and said he had discussed the idea with party chairman Howard Dean and had the support of at least one member of the Platform Committee, the Rev. Tony Campolo. “Abortion reduction should be a central Democratic Party plank in this election,”
Today, times changed for Obama, too. He joined McCain in the flip-flop brigade.
In an interview during a visit to Florida, the Democratic presidential candidate said he would favor limited new offshore drilling.
“The Republicans and the oil companies have been really beating the drums on drilling,” Obama said in an interview with the Palm Beach Post. “And so we don’t want gridlock. We want to get something done.”
First criticizing, then sponsoring with ads for $5 million
this is more of a flop-flip – hypocrisy and opportunism. Suddenly the rules don’t count anymore now that opposition is gone
In a matter of hours Obama went from taking credit for it to opposing it (a proposition of keeping the people threatened with evictions from their homes)
…screwing Roe and screwing me (OK, that’s just my increasing apprehension based on his servility to SCOTUS)
After the high court ruling, Obama said in a statement he has “always believed that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms,…
Obama generally supported tighter restrictions on firearms and served on the board of a foundation that funded legal scholarship advancing the theory that the Second Amendment does not protect individual gun owners’ rights, as well as 14 separate groups that ultimately signed an amicus brief supporting the D.C. ban.
Again, to twist his position like this
Obama asserted, citing a passage in Justice Antonin Scalia’s majority opinion…
Of course it makes sense for B0 to love Antonin Get over it Scalia. As much as it does to side with
Ronald – the media is fair enough to me- Reagan.
But I have to bring this question again:
Where’s your “progressive” candidate now , ers?
This comes from a RW source – but it’s an actual photo, and the seal is good too
Update – from the PUMA press release
An event, not designed to bring real unity, but to create a show of it for the media and mass consumption by the American people.
The setting is remote, making it difficult for people to attend. The entire road will be shut down in front of the elementary school where the event is to take place. Only official Obama campaign buses will be allowed to travel the road, forcing anyone wanting to attend the event to sign up on his web-site and park several miles away, then travel on his buses. This does not sound like a real attempt at addressing the causes of the disunity in the party. It seems like an elaborate way to control the media message and weed out dissent. It is Unity through purge.
And from Alegre’s account
The most revealing moment of the evening: early in his remarks, Senator Obama told us he would have to be “extraodordinarily humble.” Anybody who tells me he or she must be humble is telling me he or she is not about to be humble.
Update – More W echos
The HRC email the other day had a rsvp indicating invites would be given out. My $250 donor status didn’t rate getting me an email invite back. I think the place is going to be stacked with BO supporters only.
Per WMUR NH TV news at noon:
Off site parking only, no walk ins, must ride the bus, no signs, no tees, no bags
No Quarter gives us a rundown of B0’s arrogant stands at the Unity Pony meeting – calling it succinctly
Obama Bombs. As he describes B0’s failure to be generous or raise above the situation, I get a flashback to 2000 (how can I not?). Following another stolen election, another arrogant selected emperor wannabe went to the motions of “uniting” the nation – they were calling it “bipartisanship” before the Unity Pony.
I remember W went as far as showing uninvited to a Democratic congress retreat. Like B0, he’d been assured by way to many about his charm and he was on a “charm offensive” – where he charmingly offended everyone by calling them pet names and talking down to them.
And now, the W successor (according to the pundits at least) is doing the same at a meeting where he was supposed to ‘heal the rift” with the winning half of the voters – or at least – the only part he seems to care about – the donors.
he didn’t miss any opportunity to make things worse – such as with this comment:
3. What will you do to stop the sexist smear of Hillary? The questioner noted that Barack did nothing to quell the rampant sexist attacks on Hillary during the campaign and that she continues to be brutalized. Barack said, “Yes, I know. But there is another woman who has been brutalized as well. The healing will take a long time to fix.”
Yeah, I heard from Hollywood people that “doing the View can be brutal”. So can be a makeover.
So, there’s little wonder that
his real interest was getting access to the phone lists of Hillary’s donors and contacts. Hillary supporters at the gathering sat on their hands, their checkbooks, and their lists.
Mishun NOT accomplished
In the feel good Murdoch title, his AP titles poll results reassuringly
Poll: Most Clinton supporters back Obama
We go several paragraphs of BS to find out that “MOST” barely means 53% – hardly a cause to celebrate – when we are talking 18 Million voters.
They happily compare this number to the 40% from April and fill the article with all sort of “lifetime Democrat” type examples,
And what percentage did say they’ll vote McCain?
“Twenty-three percent of Clinton’s backers picked Republican John McCain over Obama. Of the rest, 16 percent were undecided, 5 percent were for independent candidate Ralph Nader and 3 percent said someone else.”
So, the buried lead is
8,460,000 voters – Democratic voters – will NOT support BO.