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Obama: I was for the D.C. handgun ban before I was against it

Obama has a history of being ardently against guns. For example, look at this questionnaire he filled out showing us his anti-gun agenda from the Politico:

Of course, now that the DC handgun ban has been overturned, Obama's singing a different tune. He wants us to believe that he just loves the Second Amendment, and would never want to take guns away from honest Americans! Unfortunately for him, though, not everyone's sipping the Obamamessiah Kool-Aid. He seems to think that everyone is so enamored of him, that they won't bother looking at what he's said in the past.

Take this video from Hot Air, for example:

See, in today's politics, there's this newfangled thing called the internet. It means that millions of Americans are able to do their own research, separate from the biased and shoddy reporting done by the mainstream media, and that your ultra-liberal background won't just quietly fade away with no one the wiser. If you're the most liberal Senator in Washington, we're going to know about it. But of course, what can Obama do except lie about where he stands? He has to run on an empty vehicle of HOPE! and CHANGE! because if Americans knew just how liberal he really is, he knows he'd never win. So it's spin, spin, spin for Obama.

So when it comes to guns, what's the answer for Obama? That he was for the unconstitutional handgun ban in Washington, D.C. before he was against it? Sorry, buddy. That didn't cut it in 2004. And it's not gonna cut it now.

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit


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Obama's a fine example of a... (Below threshold)

Obama's a fine example of a movie screen. It just sits there and shows what people project onto it.

The man seems so incapable ... (Below threshold)

The man seems so incapable of holding a consistent position on anything I put together a little graphic to replace his great seal of Obama:

http://nomayo.mu.nu/presidential_graphics

It's just Obama's chickens ... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

It's just Obama's chickens coming home to roost. You would think that after 20 plus years under Wright's mentorship Obama would know better than to let them chickens out in the first place. When asked such questions he should just talk about hope and change (as in hope the guy changes the question). Hey, if you're an empty suite you should only give empty answers suitable for all the air head voters.

On looking at the video a s... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

On looking at the video a second time it's apparent that Obama has been caught in a lie by the dictionary definition of a lie, which is to make an "untruthful statement with the intention to deceive." This is not a mistake because the reporter reminded him of his prior position. Obama lied to the American public, but I doubt any of the MSM reporters will call him out on it.

We know the MSM will not ex... (Below threshold)
OLDPUPPYMAX:

We know the MSM will not expose Barry Hussein for what he is and what he believes. The question is, will Juan McCain do the job? Or will telling the truth about a Marxist be dirty pool because he's---gasp---BLACK!!! Only McCain knows the answer and I shudder to think what his stupidity is capable of.

McCain has a history of bei... (Below threshold)
Brian:

McCain has a history of being ardently against the GI Bill. For example, look at this statement he made showing us his anti-GI Bill agenda:

Encouraging people to choose to not become noncommissioned officers would hurt the military and our country very badly."

Of course, now that the GI Bill has passed, McCain's singing a different tune. He wants us to believe that he just loves the troops, and would never want to take benefits away from honest soldiers! Unfortunately for him, though, not everyone's sipping the McCain Kool-Aid. He seems to think that everyone is so enamored of him, that they won't bother looking at what he's said in the past.

See, in today's politics, there's this newfangled thing called the internet. It means that millions of Americans are able to do their own research, separate from the biased and shoddy reporting done by the right-wing blogs, and that your ultra-Bushie background won't just quietly fade away with no one the wiser.

I'm happy to tell you that we probably agreed to an increase in educational benefits for our veterans that not only gives them increase in their educational benefits, but if they stay in for a certain period of time than they can transfer those educational benefits to their spouses and or children. That's a very important aspect, I think, of incentivizing people to stay in the military.

Ditto for privatizing Social Security: youtube.com/watch?v=FyBwMy27Aoc

And he holds the speed record for flip-flopping, on gay marriage: youtube.com/watch?v=NeBw28tX5Nw

The man seems incapable of holding a consistent position on anything.

Policitians pander. They lie. Get over it.

Unfortunately, this is just... (Below threshold)
Linoge Author Profile Page:

Unfortunately, this is just business as usual for Obama... The good news is that the information about his blatant attempts to squelch the Second Amendment and people's rights to self defense and firearms in the past is getting more and more airtime... Not on the MSM venues, of course, but there are a plethora of weblogs documenting it thoroughly out there.

And there is one thing for certain - a zebra can never change its stripes. If people think that his stances have really changed on topics like firearms, they are completely and utterly daft.

He is almost like John Kerr... (Below threshold)

He is almost like John Kerry, and Michelle Obama is like Tear-re-saaaah with her stupid comments, but if you say anything you are a racist.

Policitians pander... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
Policitians pander. They lie. Get over it.

I don't remember you being so dismissive of supposed lies by Bush. Now that Obama has been caught in a genuine lie, and one that's not about sex, it seems you're singing a different tune. Is that what Obama means by change you can believe in? What, he's going to make Bush look like a tower of virtue even to liberals?

The difference between McCain and Obama is that Obama is running as a "different kind of politician", but the reality is he's a throwback to the machine made Chicago politicians of the past.

Obama has flipped fl... (Below threshold)


Obama has flipped flopped on the D.C. gun ban, public financing, FISA reform, debating John McCain, the status of Jerusalem and when he'd meet with the dictators....in the course of a few weeks.

His challenge is that he has to cram all of this flip flopping into the short period of time between the end of the primary and the convention, which, as Mac says in #9 above, makes him look like what he actually is.

Let me clarify.... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Let me clarify.

Campaigning policitians pander. They lie. Get over it.

The difference between McCain and Obama is that Obama is running as a "different kind of politician", but the reality is he's a throwback to the machine made Chicago politicians of the past.

And the "non-elitist" McCain owns seven homes. And the "maverick" McCain voted in line with Bush 89% of the time.

There is no difference in how they're running.

Obama has flipped floppe... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Obama has flipped flopped on the D.C. gun ban, public financing, FISA reform, debating John McCain, the status of Jerusalem and when he'd meet with the dictators....in the course of a few weeks.

And McCain has flip flopped on campaign reform, Roe v. Wade, gay marriage, tax cuts, warrantless wiretapping. Your point?

BrianI made my point... (Below threshold)

Brian
I made my point in #10.

That Obama's flip flops are... (Below threshold)
Brian:

That Obama's flip flops are compressed into a few months, whereas McCain's are spread over years?

Some point!

His challenge is that he... (Below threshold)

His challenge is that he has to cram all of this flip flopping into the short period of time between the end of the primary and the convention, which, as Mac says in #9 above, makes him look like what he actually is.

My point, Brian, is my conclusion. How can this be so difficult for you to grasp?


I guess I just found it har... (Below threshold)
Brian:

I guess I just found it hard to believe that you were still pressing a point that I showed to be BS in #11.

Next time I'll know not to give you the benefit of the doubt.

There is no differ... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
There is no difference in how they're running.

Except that Obama claims to be something different. In fact, it's his main appeal to the air head crowed. Now that even you have seen through his BS, maybe liberals will start asking the tough questions before they vote for him. Na, that would be too much to hope for such a change.

No, Brian, you've establish... (Below threshold)

No, Brian, you've established nothing in your #11 comment other than to say: "McCain does it too".

Except that Obama claims... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Except that Obama claims to be something different.

As does McCain. For the rest of your post, right back atcha.

you've established nothi... (Below threshold)
Brian:

you've established nothing in your #11 comment other than to say: "McCain does it too".

Exactly, which shows #9's point that there's a "difference between McCain and Obama" to be BS.

"I'M ASKING YOU TO... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
"I'M ASKING YOU TO BELIEVE. Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... I'm asking you to believe in yours."

That statement is at the very top of the official Obama campaign site. You won't find a similar fluff statement on the McCain site. The McCain site is issue orientated, maybe too much so.

Brian says "There is no difference in how they're running."

That's obviously nonsense. They're running very different styles of campaigns and Obama's lie significantly undermines his style. Flip flops and lies by McCain fit better within his maverick persona and his issue orientated style, and thus, they are less damaging. It's what McCain's supporters expect. You can't say the same of Obama's supporters, some of whom will be devastated when they come to realize Obama is just a throwback to the corrupt machine made Chicago politicians of the past.

For the rest of yo... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
For the rest of your post, right back atcha.

I see you run out of logic there Brian. What, you think this is some sort of school yard quarrel? Obama's main companion themes are hope and change. Meaningless statements, but nevertheless, effective with the air head crowd. The same crowd that accuses Bush of lying. Well, now that Obama is a proven liar, all hope for not having a liar in the White house has vanished.

You're pretending like that's not significant, but it won't fly. Changing the subject to "McCain is also a liar" doesn't change the fact that Obama has just shot himself in the foot. It's ironic that Obama would wound himself over the 2nd amendment.

So being a "maverick" inher... (Below threshold)
Brian:

So being a "maverick" inherently involves flip flops and lies, and yet he embraces this label. And McCain's supporters expect him to flip flop and lie, so he accommodates them by doing so. But this should be taken as "less damaging" to him because it's expected.

Please, write McCain's staff, and suggest that as a new campaign position.

"My friends, you want flip flops and lies, and I give them to you. But my opponent's supporters do not expect him to lie, and yet he does too. Therefore, I'm the better candidate."

I see you run out of log... (Below threshold)
Brian:

I see you run out of logic there Brian.

No, your arguments have just turned into accusing Obama of doing exactly what McCain does, with Obama campaigning on change, and McCain not. That is simply false. McCain campaigns on being a maverick and not representing Bush's 3rd term. Does he need to use simpler words in his campaign slogan for you to get what he's saying?

"My friends, you w... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
"My friends, you want flip flops and lies, and I give them to you. But my opponent's supporters do not expect him to lie, and yet he does too. Therefore, I'm the better candidate."

McCain already uses the essence of that statement in his campaign. It's simply stated as Experience. You said it yourself "Politicians pander. They lie. Get over it.", so why are you now acting surprised when that's what supporters of McCain have come to expect from any "experienced" politician? Obama is not running on his experience. He's running on Hope and Change and as being some different kind of politician. The point is that Obama's lie is far more damaging than some equivalent lie by McCain. Maybe you really can't see that, or your too proud to admit it.

At about 1:00 in the first ... (Below threshold)
the struggler:

At about 1:00 in the first video he almost slips and says "I think we can move beyond the contra..."

He was gonna say contradictions.Freudian slip.

McCain campaigns o... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
McCain campaigns on being a maverick and not representing Bush's 3rd term.

I see Obama standing behind signs saying Hope and Change, but I have never seen McCain standing behind a sign saying Maverick, and "not representing Bush's 3rd term" is no more a slogan of McCain's champaign than "not representing Carter's 2nd term" is a slogan of Obama's champaign. At least be intellectually honest enough to get the campaign slogans right.

One of the things Obama supporters hope to change is getting the truth from the president. Is that not so? You think they're ok with electing a liar because McCain is also a liar? McCain's supporters have no such illusions as we know that "Politicians pander. They lie", and we got over it long ago.

Brian, nice try at changing... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Brian, nice try at changing the subject. Kind of juvinile though. I know you are but so are you? Or are you semi living proof smoking bud causes brain damage? The topic is not McCain but Obama, try to focus. After viewing the attached video, I did not notice one clip of McCain. Obama on the otherhand presents two different positions. Obama lied, anti gun nuts died.

I recently came across an a... (Below threshold)
Jeremy Farmwald:

I recently came across an article listing a voting record for Obama while an Illinois state senator where he voted AGAINST a bill that would allow someone to use deadly force against an intruder IN THEIR OWN HOME, commonly referred to as a "castle" law. After the bill was vetoed by the governor, he voted AGAINST and override of the veto. The bill still became law, but didn't he just state guns were acceptable for self defense. He wouldn't even support a law allowing self defense.

McCain has proved he is ver... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

McCain has proved he is very different then most conservative republicans. There is no debate there. McCain has a record to research, while Obama has nothing of any significance. McCain and Obama are accepting monies like all politicians, except Obama is claiming that he wouldn't do it. Obama is a liar, plain and simple. Oh yeah! The seven "homes" McCain has, he married. ww

I hate guns! Guns kill peop... (Below threshold)
justice58:

I hate guns! Guns kill people!

I hate guns! Guns ... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
I hate guns! Guns kill people!

Yes, and some people in some circumstances need killing. If they invade your home and you don't have a gun you have already decided to submit and put yourself and your family at their mercy. If you have a gun you can still decide to submit, but you can also decide to fight. Waiting until you know the exact circumstances before you commit to a course of action is the wiser move. Get wise, get a gun and learn how to use it to defend yourself and your family. You already know how to submit.

Shorter Brian: McCain does ... (Below threshold)

Shorter Brian: McCain does it, too.

Yeah, that's a real swell argument.

And wait a minute, wasn't "... (Below threshold)

And wait a minute, wasn't "justice58" the commenter who was on here a few months ago vociferously defending Mike Nifong's prosecution of the Duke "rape" case, and how the lacrosse players were obviously guilty and all that?

I wonder what "justice58" has to say now?

It's not because he was con... (Below threshold)
JTR:

It's not because he was convinced that the ban was ineffective and counter-productive, and being a rational human being changed his opinion on something based on new information. No, he's an evil muslim black lying faggt, and anyone who changes their mind about anything is a wishy washy flip flopping incarnation of satan.

There is nothing worse for a politician than changing your opinion on a subject. I never understood this as it's one of the most important traits for somebody in charge of anything at all.




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