It seems he is now embracing positions 180 degrees away from positions he held just a few years ago.
This is a sure sign of a man without principle or conviction. Someone who is just playing politics and feels no need to take a consistent stand on anything.
Of course, no one among his fawning media fans will call him on this, so the general public is unaware at how much he flip-flops on issues. But the Spin Cycle isn't like the rest. We just report the truth. For example:
The Libya War
In 2007 Sen. Barack Hussein Obama emphatically stated that:
"the Constitution does not give the president the authority to unilaterally authorize a military attack unless it is needed to stop an actual or imminent attack on the United States."In 2011 President Barack Hussein Obama said:
"Today I authorized the Armed Forces of the United States to begin a limited military action in Libya in support of an international effort to protect Libyan civilians. That action has now begun."There was no Congressional authorization, and there was no actual or imminent threat to the USA according to his own Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. The President made this attack for "humanitarian reasons."
Raising the Debt Ceiling
Upon casting a vote against raising the debt ceiling in 2006, Mr. Obama said, in part:
"America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit."
But today, in 2011, President Obama wants our Debt Ceiling raised again!
And today it's 60% higher than it was in 2006, thanks to the last five years of profligate spending by Congressional Democrats and President Obama's own failed stimulus plan and generous bailouts to his corporate friends.
If there was a "failure of leadership" when President Bush was running a $285 billion deficit, then what do you call it when President Obama's deficit spending is OVER FIVE TIMES LARGER at $1.6 trillion per year?
Why doesn't anyone in the mainstream media notice the blatant hypocrisy here?
On Importing Oil
In 2008, during a campaign debate Candidate Obama said:
"In ten years, we can reduce our dependence so that we no longer have to import oil from the Middle East or Venezuela. Number one, we need to expand domestic production and that means telling the oil companies the 68 million acres that they currently have leased that they’re not drilling, use them or lose them."But in 2010 President Obama announced that he will not allow offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or off the Atlantic coast for at least seven more years. And that drilling off the Pacific coast will be banned at least until 2017.
This will cause us to be more dependent on imported oil, not less.
Jobs, the War on Terror, the Bush Tax Cuts, etc.
Candidate Obama slammed President Bush's 4.8% unemployment rate citing mismanagement by the President. Yet his own unemployment rate is nearly twice as high. And he calls this a "recovery."
Candidate Obama slammed President Bush for giving "tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans" and vowed he would repeal them. But, when they were about to expire at the end of last year.... he extended them.
Candidate Obama vowed he would repeal the Patriot Act, and that he would end warrant-less wiretapping of terror suspects, and the indefinite detention of terrorist prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
But President Obama extended and expanded the Patriot Act, continued warrant-less wiretapping, and has not changed detaining terrorists.
When you look at the promises made by Barack Obama and then look at what he actually has done, there are only two conclusions you can come to. Either this man is an incredible hypocrite, or he is just a pathological liar. Or perhaps he is both?