Sunday, June 29, 2008

FLIP-FLOP OBAMA


I am not talking about those shoes that were called thongs when I was much younger. Now thongs are underwear, butt floss to be exact, and flip-flops are sandals. You know what I am talking about and no I am not talking about that. I am talking about the candidates. I don't think either candidate can run away from the flip-flop label. But I do think Obama is the King of the flip and the flop. He is all over the place on foreign policy, campaign finance, NAFTA, immigration, marijuana legalization, actually running for President (he said in '04 that he will not run), single-layer health care (socialized medicine, now he calls it universal) and he voted to repeal the Patriot Act and then voted for it (yea I know that was a major run on sentence and I don't really care). He has also changed his mind repeatedly regarding the 2nd amendment, and upon the Supreme Courts ruling even claimed to be consistent on supporting gun rights. I say let's pry his cold dead hands from his rifle, that IS how much he cherishes that constitutional right, right? It is only bitter people who cling to their guns. Obama appears to be addicted to mind "change"ing. So I think if Dem's want to go THERE, I say let's do. Let's discuss the flip-flops. From where I sit Obama is the best at flipping it and the best at convincing his "fans" that he doesn't flop it. I am sure he agrees. And disagrees. And opposes. And favors. He is at least consistent about being inconsistent. I really "hope" that he won't "change" his mind when he becomes President. But I suspect that "yes he will". Don't go changin' to try and please me, I won't vote for you just the way you are!

13 comments:

Mustang said...

Having secured the liberal (socialist) base, Obama now seeks to convince the moderate left and center that he’s really not all that much of a Marxist. I wish I could say that most people will see through his charade. I’ve already heard some people talking about what a flopper McCain is . . . and it is true that McCain is moving a bit further to the right (domestic drilling) for the same reasons. This is what politicians do, and it illustrates to facts. The first is that if they were honest brokers of sane foreign and domestic policy, flopping wouldn’t be necessary. Second, we can’t trust any politician further than we can throw them. As I said today in my recent post, “hope” depends on who you are. Socialists hope for more stuff; conservatives hope for an end to socialist stupidity. Heck, I even have my own hope . . .

Semper Fi

Z said...

Good to hear Mustang optimistic!!..we need that!

Nikki, you ruined all these years of my thoughts of the hot little relationship between Peaches and Herb, and now you're ruining another song for me? (smile!)

No surprise that such a political neophyte as Obama would change .... what amuses me is when I hear Joe Biden, a big fan of his, say it's "normal" for a man to change his mind.."he's learning.."

LEARNING? How long can we figure he's got to LEARN before he's ready for the presidency? I'm thinking it should be a LOT more time than November!?

namaste said...

hey nik, we rented the movie, lions for lambs, this weekend. i thought about you thru the whole movie. it's exactly the kind of liberal propoganda that hollywood types produce that you're always talking about. i was wondering if obama's ppl put the movie together to garner votes for him. haha.

the sad and scary thing with politicians is they ALL lie and that's never going to change. even if you start out honest, the political machine only spins for liars.

~m

Paul is a Hermit said...

Learning and changing is normal. This man stands in front of the press saying words people want to hear but the important part is what he doesn't say and is found in his history and the press lets him go, almost always.

Suddenly being for the rights of individuals to own firearms does not necessarily mean he won't regulate it to death if he's President; won't destroy their manufacture or importation. As has been done with building refineries or oil drilling.

Frankly, neither can be expected to keep their word as people understand it. The difference is, Obama is getting a free ride and voters with a cursory interest are believing him.

Sandi said...

I'm with Maria. They all say what they need to and when they need to in order to get votes. Their stories change with the wind. Sad state of affairs, but it's been this way ever since I can remember. At least this time both candidates speak English!

Nikki said...

Mustang, he has secured the libs and now he has to try to woo, you are so right about that. Its funny to watch them try to please everyone. I am sure George is sitting back and laughing thinking good luck you will please no one. :)N

Z, I am sorry to have ruined all your peaches and herb thoughts!lol, I do think they broke up a long time ago haha. Joe Biden what a putz. He is the king of the flip flop who's he giving the "learning" label too? no room to talk its a constant flip flop world for all politicians! :)N

Maria, I have heard about that show. I think it had some big names if I recall...Tom, Meryl and some others. Even the heavies didn't carry that one to the hearts and minds of americans...yep all politicians lie. Its time they all admit it so we can all quit saying it! right on chickie! :)N

Paul, very well said. I do think it is a problem for Obama that he claims such moral superiority that now we all can hop on all of his inferiority. He made his bed, now he can lie in it. and of course there is no stopping operation defeat obama! :)N

Sandi, you are right. I think that is something we can all agree on. Getting the politicians to stop is something that will never happen. Pick the one that will screw us the least I say! and yes english is a good thing lol! :)n

Johnny Utah said...

whoa whoa whoa. Obama is too green to be the king of anything. McCain's had a few turnabouts himself. Only a few flips matter, they must be ideologically betraying to ruin a man.

Nikki said...

hey Johnny, if you are running for Prez green anything isn't such a good thing. When you run for the big job, you get dissected its part of the drill. I do agree that the flips don't matter, even ideologically, its just more fodder for the republicans. What does matter is acting like you are an oak when you are absolutely not. :)N

PolitiPornster said...

So far in the general campaign, I've been impressed with McCain's consistency. Johnny Mac has maintained his opposition to the Bush Tax Cuts, he still opposes off shore drilling, drilling in ANWR, and He has consistently railed against groups supporting hate like Bob Jones U. Yep, he is rock among the tall blades of grass that bend with wind of politics.

Oh, I'm sorry. Someone just came into my office and informed me that Johnny Walnuts has changed his position on all of the items listed above. My GOP talking points memo tells me that he has "evolved" not that evolution is real, it's just a theory.

Nikki said...

Hey politipornster, I knew someone would take the bait. I just figured more people would...haha I know John has flipped and flopped. Just trying to keep the peeps from making it stick by pointing out their guy does it too...I mean what politician doesn't right? Obama doesn't seem to do any wrong in the eyes of his fans. just keeping it real and helping out the dems...and thanks for the comment! :)N

Freadom said...

Hold the phone. Since he flip flops so much, what are the chances he flip flops from the left to the right? Oh, not so good I presume.

Sally said...

McCain is ahead on the flip-flop count. Obama is ahead on the IQ count.

Nikki said...

WOW Sally, you have convinced me. Your nuanced argument has convinced me to vote for Obama...thanks for pointing out the error of my ways...:)N