Courtesy of Captain Ed:
So what were Obama’s positions in 1996, according to the questionnaire that bears his handwriting?
* Opposed to parental notification on abortions. He amended this to say that he might possibly support it for 12- or 13-year-olds, but no older.
* Flatly opposed the death penalty, a position he denied ever having.
* Supported bans on the sale, possession, and manufacture of guns, again a position he denied ever taking.***
Once again, we have more evidence that Obama represents nothing more than the political winds. He has zero credibility, zero experience, and a penchant for telling people what they want to hear rather than any truth about what he actually believes. Either he lied to IVI or he’s lying now. In either case, it’s hardly the New Politics Obama has promised.
I guess it would be pointless for me to point out that just a few years ago, I agreed with Captain Ed on a number of things. Now, I think he is a total hack and unflinching, unthinking partisan shill for the GOP.
Guess what? I was not lying then when I thought those things, and I am not lying now. I would argue Obama’s change in positions is exceedingly minor compared to mine. Funny how that works, isn’t it?
As a side note, I do have to admit that the best part of this upcoming election will be watching the folks who, without hesitation, assisted in the defense of the most patently dishonest admistration ever running around calling people liars. That, and listening to members of the party that brought you the Southern Strategy calling Obama a racist. Comedy gold.
*** Update ***
he gave his famous anti-war speech in the middle of a heavily contested US Senate Race.
and while I think this is a little petty to nitpick over; he gave an interview with a sports mag where he said he was “raining threes” when he was 16. He should add inventing the three point line to his resume because his recollection of his athletic abilities predates the invention of the 3 point line.
That is it, I must now vote for Hillary.