The rhetoric has flown fast and furious over the past few months. A lot of people have talked about the flip flops. Romney was not saying things three years ago that he’s saying now. He is suddenly decidedly pro-family and pro tough budgets, a la VP Ryan’s budget ideas. He is suddenly out to repeal Obama Care, which is based on the system he put into place in Massachusetts. He was happy to trade with China, now he’s going to be tough on trade cheaters.
What few have been pointing out, however, is that the greatest flip-flopper of all is the one presently sitting in the White House. Over the last few months, Obama has suddenly done an about-face on raising student loan rates and severely restricting the ability to get them–a plan he had proposed earlier. Just in time for elections. Suddenly, Obama the guy who didn’t want us in the war in Afghanistan, is crowing about the assassination of Bin Laden. This to cover over the total lack of commitment to allowing troops (and embassy officials) to defend themselves. Just in time for elections. Then there are the concerned leader Hurricane Sandy photo-ops–a short departure from more pressing job of getting re-elected. Suddenly, gas prices are down 60 cents. Just in time for elections.
We could go on and on all day about who is more two-faced. But, understand that Romney really has only one goal: get the economy on track. The rest of what he says is nice fluff, patriotic and all. But it’s just what candidates say. All Candidates say these things, because they are politeness and encouragement for the troops. Bottom line, Romney knows how to turn businesses in the red into businesses in the black. Right now, America hemorrhaging red. It’s quite clear that Romney would keep Obama Care if he could make it economically feasible. If not, he’ll kill it. If some parts of it work, why not keep them? Should the baby always go out with the bath water? In short. Romney is pragmatist first, great idealist not so much.
But, Obama is not really moving to the center, as a very pragmatic Bill Clinton did for his second term. Obama is creating his own TV persona. He’s not really for lower taxes, he just plays that for TV. He’s not really for the troops, he just plays that for the TV specials. He’s not really for the 100%, or the 47%, it’s just his TV persona again.
I ran across this quote of an Obama TV interview from 2008, back when he was feeling his oats. Back then, Obama was the real Obama, and he told us straight what his true agenda was. My thanks to Chuck, anonymous Yahoo commenter, for supplying this quote.
Yes, he told us what he had planned to do. Few were listening. The following is a narrative from 2008 Sunday morning televised “Meet The Press”.
From Sunday’s -September 7, 2008.11:48:04 EST, “Meet The Press” The Then Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.
General Bill Gann’ USAF (ret) asked Obama to explain Why he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played. The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Section 171…During rendition of the National Anthem, when the Flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, “Stand and Face it”.
NOW GET THIS!!
Senator Obama replied: “As I’ve said the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides.” “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American Flag is a symbol of oppression”. “The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing.”
(Are You Ready For This???)
Obama continued” “The National Anthem should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing‘. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as redesign Our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middles East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails…perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments….”
When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom of disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice, which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several Flag burning ceremonies in the past”.
“Of course now, I have myself about to become the President of the United States and I have to put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward t becoming our Country’s First Black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America”
Be careful, students. The day after the election, the real Obama will come back, and your student loans, if you have them, will be the death of you. Beware, auto drivers. Today’s $3.50 gas will be $6.00. Beware, anyone projecting America anywhere in the world. Your legs will be cut out from under you, just like it’s silently being done already in Afghanistan to our troops.
The real Obama hates America. The real Obama was all about sticking it to the oppressors. That, America, is you and me in Obama’s book.
I don’t know if Romney will be good for America. But at least I know he will be a leader who actually likesAmerica.
- Obama or Romney? Let’s Find Out Which American Future Voters Will Choose (21stcenturyscreenshots.wordpress.com)
- Obama The Impostor From Indonesia! (politicalvelcraft.org)
- Obama said he doesn’t believe in America but wants to please our enemies! (paulmarcelrene.wordpress.com)
- Hell Has Frozen Over – Newsday Endorsed Mitt Romney (independentsentinel.com)