July 04, 2008

Obama vs. Obama

According to, Barack Obama "put his political career on the line" campaigning as "a candidate for the United States Senate in 2002" when he opposed going to war in Iraq.

They phrase it like this:

Now, I am not an Obama fan by any stretch and I didn't pay a lot of attention to him until he began running for President, but wasn't he just an Illinois state senator, speaking on the undercard of a Jesse Jackson speech on October, 2 2002?

Obama didn't announce his 2004 U.S. Senate bid until January of 2003.

His speech in Chicago would have long ago disappeared, lost in time like any other speech by any other unknown state legislator, had he not made it a focal point of his following campaigns.

Claiming that he "put his career on the line" by making a then obscure speech in front of a handful of agreeing Marxists organized by former Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) radicals Marilyn Katz and Carl Davidson is a significant exaggeration.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 4, 2008 11:41 AM

The funny past is the "Judgment You Can Trust" headline. He certainly has shown no judgment, and now he is crawfishing on the statements, so you can't trust him either.


Posted by: Two Dogs at July 4, 2008 12:02 PM

We're supposed to trust Senator Obama's judgement?

The same Senator Obama who sat for 20 years in that church?

The same Senator Obama who kicked off his political career at the home of a known and unrepentant terrorist?

The same Senator Obama who will sit down with Ahmadinnerjacket but won't meet with General Petraeus?

We're supposed to believe this is some paragon of good judgement?

Sorry, I'll pass on that particular Kool-aid.

Posted by: C-C-G at July 4, 2008 12:45 PM

On what basis did Obama oppose the Iraq War?
Was it because:
a)83 senators and a majority of the congress supported it?
b)The Intelligence agencies of the whole world agreed that saddam was a killer with WMD?
c)He thought that Saddam was really going to give in to international pressure, eventually?
d)His gut told him so?
If any of the above it says a great deal about Obamaīs style; if there is unanimity in the Senate and Congress; if there is agreement within the Intelligence Community; if there is an ongoing, building pressure from the United Nations--DONīT LISTEN!
Your gut knows the TRUTH about everything, Barack! Listen to your gut, and never confuse the grumblings of hunger with the wind of belligerence!

Posted by: elixelx at July 5, 2008 11:25 AM

Well the poor guy doesn't really have any accomplishments to speak of so he has to embellish where he can.

Posted by: Goldwater at July 6, 2008 12:31 AM

What are you trying to say? That he DOESN'T bring a "new" type of politics to the scene? Who but the Obamites believe he has?

He's a typical Illinois/Chicago politician who bamboozles the typical crowd, and no one else.

Posted by: DoorHold at July 6, 2008 11:33 AM

Here in Bible and Gun land, we call that a bald-face lie and the teller is a liar. For the "Immaculately Conceived" Mr. Obama, the seas cease to rise, so who's to complain about a little fib? I can see where some people would be put off by Jesus, if he lied every time His mouth had opened. Magic Negro, indeed.

Posted by: twolaneflash at July 7, 2008 08:54 AM

I wonder, given the news that Kerry was a D student, I wonder what Obama's grades were and how he got into the schools he did, given his own admitted failures in high school. I think the answer is fairly obvious.

Its sad to see this pattern of lies and deception and the failure of the media to investigate any number of scandals and flip flops.

Posted by: Thomas Jackson at July 9, 2008 01:06 PM