Sunday, June 29, 2008

Obama and the Jello Effect...

First, it was campaign financing. Barack Obama made a pact with John McCain that, if the two were to be their party's nominees, each would accept public financing for the general election. Now we know he will opt out.

Then he tells that he will "support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies." Now he's voting in favor of the FISA bill.

He trashed NAFTA during the primaries and trashed Hillary Clinton because her husband approved it (even though she opposed NAFTA and lobbied AGAINST her husband), but now calls his previous NAFTA comments "overheated" and essentially endorses what one of his senior economic advisers privately told the Canadians ~ all that anti-trade rhetoric was nothing more than political posturing.

Remember his pledge to meet with Iran's Ahmadinejad without any "preconditions"? Well, this week he clarified that there would be "preparations."

Now, is he making noises about staying in Iraq?? Iraq folks. His number one issue against Hillary. His website pronounces, " "Obama will remove one to two combat brigades each month, and have all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months." But just recently, his key foreign policy advisor Samantha Power, spoke to that commitment. "You can't make a commitment in March 2008 about what circumstances will be like in January of 2009."

Obama has repeatedly told people one thing and then flipped. Or he's told one group one thing and turned around in a day or so and told another group the exact opposite.

And, what do his supporters have to say about these turnarounds? He's weighing the issue. He's being flexible.

Are you freakin' serious ?? Flexible ???

Gumby is flexible. You can stick a nail in Gumby's foot and he ends up walking around in circles, but at least he's anchored to something.

Obama is more like jello. You stick a nail in Obama's foot, but he just slides away.

Cross posted on my Myspace blog.

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