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)