Another Change You Can Believe In

Fresh off his post-primary promise not to question existing US policy on Israel, Mr. Obama has now revealed even more of what he meant by “change.”  Apparently, the unnamed “changes” he promised during his pathetic battle with the walking disease known as Hillary Clinton were not alterations in the murderous/suicidal policies of our troubled market totalitarian neo-racist nation, but rather swift, sharp shifts away from the things millions of poor, deluded Obama people thought they were voting for:

The general campaign is on, independent voters are up for grabs, and Barack Obama is toning down his populist rhetoric – at least when it comes to free trade.

In an interview with Fortune to be featured in the magazine’s upcoming issue, the presumptive Democratic nominee backed off his harshest attacks on the free trade agreement and indicated he didn’t want to unilaterally reopen negotiations on NAFTA.

“Sometimes during campaigns the rhetoric gets overheated and amplified,” he conceded, after I reminded him that he had called NAFTA “devastating” and “a big mistake.”

Does that mean his rhetoric was overheated and amplified? “Politicians are always guilty of that, and I don’t exempt myself,” he answered.

4 Replies to “Another Change You Can Believe In”

  1. Almost adding insult to injury, Obama’s own web site ( http://factcheck.barackobama.com/factcheck/2008/06/18/fact_check_on_fortune_intervie.php ) tries to shrug this off to his supporters who liked his “overheated and amplified rhetoric” by explaining to them at length what those of us farther to the left already knew: “But my core position has never changed. It’s been consistent if you look all the way through.” I predict we’ll be hearing that mantra more and more from him in the months (and years if he becomes President) ahead on a whole lot of issues.

    Now, just the very next day after the above was posted, we get this little gem from him: ( http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/201032.php ) “It is not all that I would want. But given the legitimate threats we face, providing effective intelligence collection tools with appropriate safeguards is too important to delay. So I support the compromise ….”
    Obama’s decision to support the FISA craven surrender is number ten quinzillion in the list of items that prove he is a mere candibot willing to sell out, in this case the Bill of Rights, for his true evilian masters.

  2. I do not believe that he is willing to sell out after reading the link that you provided it is clear that he will make compromises but is against survellience that is illegal. If you think he is a sell out go into any store and we are all being spied on for the sake of security we should all be very clear what we want as Americans so are they following the the Bill of Rights come on! We are being ripped off as a society and preyed upon by corporations, that would like nothing more than shut us all up and be manipulated into believing this is for our safety. If he is a sell out then we have all sold out for the premise of safety and security.

  3. It’s not necessarily just one thing in isolation that is alarming about Obama. It’s kind of like on Columbo: lots of little things, each of which might individually be trivial and each of which might be easily explained away, all add up to strongly focusing the detective’s suspicion and making him know whodunit. So with Obama, it’s not just the individual thing that this week he said “Faith-based initiatives? Bring ’em on!” (obviously I’m paraphrasing here). And it’s not just that last week he said (quoting, not paraphrasing this time), “My view on FISA has always been that the issue of the phone companies per se is not one that overrides the security interests of the American people.” No, it’s lots and lots of little things that add up to his entire campaign being “Bait and Switch”: mentioning “change” since that is what we are all desperately salivating for but really offering it only as one word in this line from a Neil Diamond song: “Except for the names and a few other changes, if you talk about me, the story is the same one.”

    On a comedy tv show a while back (called “Almost Live”), there was a scene in which two happy people are lying back on top of a pickup truck, drinking beer, enjoying life. One of them says contentedly, “It doesn’t get better than this!” The other one (played by Bill Nye) suddenly sits up and says worriedly, “It doesn’t?” Only when enough people start having that last response to the status quo (which definitely includes Obama) can anything REALLY change.

  4. You brought up some valuable points that are hard to to deny that we need to start asking is this all there is and should/why do we settle?

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