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Monday, July 07, 2008

Documenting Obama's Flip Flops

Barack Obama in his dash to the center after running his primary to the left of Hillary has changed or moderated his views so many times in such a short period of time that I don't know if documenting them can be done. He is spinning so fast on issues like FISA, gun control, abortion, the death penalty, and even the war in Iraq that he makes John Kerry look like a statue by comparison. He is starting to remind this country boy of what we call grunts, young catfish that grunt when caught, in the way he flops around when removed from the water and tossed on the dock. Take Obama away from his teleprompter and adoring spasmodic crowds and he is just like that catfish out of water with a stream of umms and ahhs resembling the grunts of the baby catfish. I can't keep up with all his flopping around and would just as soon toss him back because he sure ain't a keeper.
Anyway Patterico is attempting to compile and document all of Obama's recent flips and flops, one daunting task, and he has asked for help from his readership. If anybody can pull it off it is Patterico. He offers this as an example.

Flip: Obama says the health exception for late-term abortions has to be a serious physical issue:
I have repeatedly said that I think it’s entirely appropriate for states to restrict or even prohibit late-term abortions as long as there is a strict, well-defined exception for the health of the mother. Now, I don’t think that ‘mental distress’ qualifies as the health of the mother. I think it has to be a serious physical issue that arises in pregnancy, where there are real, significant problems to the mother carrying that child to term.
Flop: the health exception can include non-physical issues like mental diseases:
My only point is that in an area like partial birth abortion having a mental, having a health exception can be defined rigorously . . . It can be defined through physical health. It can be defined by serious clinical mental health diseases.
Barack also voted against the "Born Alive Act" as an Illinois State Senator that would protect those babies that survived abortive attempts and were born anyway, he also opposed the partial birth abortion ban which is basically being supportive of infanticide. I am not big on social conservative issues like abortion but those stances are thoroughly disgusting even to this grouchy old goat.


Trader Rick said...

You are not "big" on issues like abortion, Goat? Come on. When this century gets its paragraph in a history of the world written Two Thousand Years from now (assuming, I know), probably in Spanish or Chinese, the main topic will be all the INNOCENT, HELPLESS HUMAN BEINGS that were BRUTALLY MURDERED BY THEIR MOTHERS WITH THE COMPLICITY OF PHYSICIANS AND GOVERNMENTS...

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the - Web Reconnaissance for 07/08/2008 A short recon of what’s out there that might draw your attention, updated throughout the day...so check back often.

Gayle said...

Today Obama came out and denied that he was moving toward the center. Everyone can see it, but he says he's not doing it. The arrogant megalomaniac thinks we're all stupid! That's why we are religious and have guns, ya know. :)

Goat said...

Rick, I am prolife but I am more into fiscal and security issues than I am social ones so they are less of a litmus test for me.