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.

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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?