View Full Version : Dear leader demands MORE doublethink II!

07-08-2011, 06:25 AM
Old "TRUTH":

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 11pt'>"America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit."</span>

-- Sen. Barack Obama, March 16, 2006</div></div>

New "TRUTH":

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 11pt'>"Nobody likes to be tagged as having increased the debt limit for the United States by a trillion dollars. As president, you start realizing, you know what, we can't play around with this stuff. . . . (Raising the limit is) important for the country."</span>

-- President Barack Obama, April 15, 2011 </div></div>

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This is where a leftist explains that dear leader didn't lie because he never intended to maintain that position in the first place.

FACTS, they are such stubborn things. (http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/apr/29/barack-obama/obama-regrets-2006-vote-against-raising-debt-limit/)

07-08-2011, 01:03 PM
Yes, he's changed his position.

A senator or House member has the luxury of political grandstanding, when the vote isn't decisive. That's what he did, as a senator.

A president has no such luxury when the decision is on a knife's edge, and the result is in doubt.

Isn't that obvious?