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June 05, 2009

Oh My Sweet Fancy Moses: Real Yahoo/USNews Headine -- "Obama's Flip-Flops for the Public Good"

Oh, are they? You know, the problem isn't really that he's flip-flopping per se. It's that he lied for corrupt political advantage for two years without the media challenging him on his claims and "positions."

And now that he reverses himself on these positions -- having never really intended to follow-through on them in the first place; just to attack his opponents by staking out fantasy-positions no credible candidate would embrace -- the ObaMedia is now obligated to sell the changes to his liberal base.

His liberal base keeps him afloat, after all. So they will have to be sold a bill of goods. Almost as bad as a bill of goods as the media has been selling the rest off us for 50 years.

So don't worry, liberals and Obama voters! Trust the MSM: All of Obama's broken promises are for your own good.

You were just too dumb and too partisan (or just too dumb, period) for him to give it to you straight before. Now that you let him boink you six ways 'till Sunday, he can 'fess up that he has some light herpes.

But you know you wanted it. If he'd told you the truth, you wouldn't have gotten into bed with him so readily, and that would have been your loss. Because seriously, he's really a god in bed.

In the end, Americans will understand and accept a president who changes course, as long as he does it for the public good or to acknowledge new realities, not for crass partisan reasons or to curry favor with particular interest groups. But there is hell to pay if a president breaks a fundamental promise and can't justify it. Perhaps the best example is George H. W. Bush, who violated his "read my lips--no new taxes" pledge from the 1988 campaign. Partly as a result, Bush lost his re-election bid in 1992.

So far, Obama's shifts have not risen to the level of a fundamental change in his views or a redefinition of his presidency. If Obama can continue to demonstrate his commitment to everyday Americans, and get results, voters probably won't hold either his flexibility or his flip-flops against him.

"New realities." These are of course old realities. But when you reverse your position and break your promises, as you always expected you would, it's helpful to claim that "circumstances have changed."

And so you see here the roll-out of the media campaign of Obama's biggest broken promise yet (which I'm sure powdered-bottoms like this dickbag will deem to not be "fundamental") --

Obama's sudden discovery that "circumstances have changed" and that he will, despite two full years of solemn vows, sadly, reluctantly, have to raise taxes on all but the poorest Americans after all.

And it will all be for the "public good," you understand.

His promise still stands. Minus a zero: No one making under $25,000 per year will pay a single dime in new taxes. Sure, it's a zero different from the old promise, but think about it: A zero is nothing at all, so really, this is not a change at all.

Sometimes you really want it but you don't know you want it, and you need someone to just do it. Ask Guy Cimbalo.

Thanks to TerryN.

PS: Anyone heard the WH promise to not raise taxes since they got elected?

I submit that this promise was made a lot before November 4, 2008 and not a single time since.

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