Friday, July 4, 2008

Is There a Sucker Born Every Minute?

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By SusanUnPC

It’s unfortunate that Barack Obama won instant supporters based on the “buzz” about a single speech against the war in 2002 — a speech so little noted by Chicago media that it had to be recreated in a studio for Obama’s campaign ads (see “The Staged Iraq War Speech & More “Creative” Embellishments“). A single speech never followed by further actions or even more words. Ambassador Joseph Wilson says that he looked everywhere for help before the Iraq War, and never once heard about Obama, let alone heard from him.

Yet, legions of supporters flocked to Obama based on that one speech. Now Obama has adopted a revisionist Iraq policy. “Never give a sucker an even break.” Is W.C. Fields now an Obama consultant? Here’s Mark Halperin’s title for this clip of Obama speaking in North Dakota today — Halperin’s notes on statements today are below:


In a second, quickly-scheduled press availability, the Senator insists his position on Iraq has not changed. Watch video above.

“I intend to end this war... That position has not changed. I have not equivocated on that position. I am not searching for maneuvering room with respect to that position.”

Though he also says:

“I have always reserved the right to do what’s best for America’s national interest… I would be a poor commander-in-chief if I didn’t take facts on the ground into account.”

McCain team responds: “Today, Barack Obama reversed (his) position, proving once again that his words do not matter. He has now adopted John McCain’s position….” Read full statement.

Earlier: Obama tells reporters in North Dakota he plans a “a thorough assessment” of his Iraq policy during his coming visit to the country. Read his full comments here.

RNC response: “There appears to be no issue that Barack Obama is not willing to reverse himself on for the sake of political expedience.”

It’s very easy to see why people would be drawn to a candidate who professed to be against the war early on and assured them, in speech after speech, that he’d end it quickly.

After eight years of George Bush and Dick Cheney, people were so desperate they were seeking a “savior.”

But, that’s never how it works out in the real world, only in movies. And that’s especially how it never works out in politics.

On public financing, FISA, and Iraq, Obama has shifted positions, sometimes 180 degrees, all for one reason: So he can win.

I just hope his followers don’t think he’ll become their savior once again if he’s elected.

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