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Ed Driscoll

Obama Promise Meets Expiration Date

August 2nd, 2014 - 12:22 pm

“Of course: 2014 Obama’s position on [the Export Import Bank] is the opposite of 2008 Obama’s,” Mary Katharine Ham writes at Hot Air, as can be seen in the above video, edited together by the Washington Free Beacon. The WFB’s video also serves as useful how-to guide for watching tennis at Wimbledon, given how robotically 2008-era Obama scans his stereo teleprompters to stay on his script.

The script is different these days, of course. As MKH writes, “In the words of my friend Jim Geraghty of National Review, every single Obama statement has an expiration date,” adding:

I’m genuinely curious about something like this. There are so very many incidents like this—shameless, complete 180s, most of which completely disregard the fact he ever held another position. And, now such declarations are separated by so much more time. Do you think he remembers saying this in 2008? Or, was it just one of the thousand reasonable sounding positions Favs wrote down in a giant list for him, ready to be called forth flanked by a phalanx of straw men at any moment. Do you think he has any idea what his own position on Ex-Im Bank is beyond position-that-plausibly-allows-mockery-of-slim-majority-of-Republicans-on-national-stage?

Yet another example of President Obama’s chief existential dilemma: nobody loves big totalitarian corporatist 1930s-era government more than he does — but he’s just not very good at both managing the Leviathan and as he’s admitted, explaining how it works to the voters. It’s enough to make a lazy sort of fella begin to just accept the trappings of the job, and the paycheck that somehow magically appears each week, and Obamaphone in everything else.

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Many have said it in many ways.

The creature simply doesn't accept the concept of truth as it is commonly accepted. In his ego engorged brain, whatever he says is right, regardless of whatever has gone on before, including his own statements, all of which are fantasies anyway.

He really is unique. History is full of liars of all stripes. But there has never been one as oblivious to reality as this guy. If it wasn't for 200+ years of tradition in the United States, this criminal would have already done as much damage as the malevolent dictators of the mid to late 20th century. My fear is that he has seeded the ground and that the violence and destruction that will follow little Johnny Clueless will rage for decades and exceed anything that has happened before. We are seeing the beginnings of it now. It's everywhere.
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There are so very many incidents like this—shameless, complete 180s, most of which completely disregard the fact he ever held another position. And, now such declarations are separated by so much more time. Do you think he remembers saying this in 2008? Or, was it just one of the thousand reasonable sounding positions Favs wrote down in a giant list for him, ready to be called forth flanked by a phalanx of straw men at any moment.

Obama has been cocooned, treated like the Golden Child by other Democrats and the big media for so much of his adult life, as well as never really exposing himself to contrary opinions, it's a combination of what he thinks he can get away with and how he actually believes the world is supposed to work for Barack Obama.

He can change his position 180 degrees and expects the people who are, you know, not evil right-wing Republicans to follow along because Obama's the champion of justice, and if it requires a Orwellian shift in your past stated position to frame the argument properly at this moment in time, it's OK because the ends justify the means when Barack Obama's doing it. And none of his enablers have ever told him it's wrong or made him pay a price for flip-flopping (and it doesn't matter if the non-enablers do it, because see 'evil right-wing Republicans' above...)
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Any truth to the rumor that Obama failed an audition for a Village People cover group because he came across as too "twee"?
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Mullah Soereto's Broken promises aren't about forgetfulness or expiration dates.
It's part of his religion:
http://www.islam-watch.org/warner/taqiyya-islamic-principle-lying-for-allah.htm
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