Skip to comments.Obama Shifts on Welfare Reform ( Change )
Posted on 07/02/2008 5:59:19 PM PDT by george76
Barack Obama aligned himself with welfare reform on Monday, launching a television ad which touts the way the overhaul "slashed the rolls by 80 percent." Obama leaves out, however, that he was against the 1996 federal legislation which precipitated the caseload reduction.
"I am not a defender of the status quo with respect to welfare," Obama said on the floor of the Illinois state Senate on May 31, 1997. "Having said that, I probably would not have supported the federal legislation, because I think it had some problems."
Obama's transformation from critic to champion of welfare reform is the latest in a series of moves to the center. Since capturing the Democratic nomination, the Obama campaign has altered its stances on Social Security taxes, meeting with rogue leaders without preconditions, and the constitutionality of Washington, D.C.'s, sweeping gun ban.
The shift in Obama's rhetoric on welfare reform has proceeded in stages. When former President Bill Clinton was poised to sign welfare reform while running for re-election in 1996, Obama called it "disturbing."
A decade later, as an underdog running for president against Clinton's wife, he spent 2007 avoiding the subject.
By the time Obama emerged as the Democratic frontrunner in the spring of 2008, he began leaving the impression that he was for it all along.
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I was against it before I was for it.
Now I am for it.
Barack Obama aligned himself with welfare reform on Monday, launching a television ad which touts the way the overhaul “slashed the rolls by 80 percent.”
YEAH, BY SENDING THEM CHECKS UNDER A NEW ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM named redistribution!
Just posted but it’s on topic...Dick M. was on the The Factor tonight (I know, I know...who believes him) said that Mrs. Clinton was hovering because you never know. He said that Barrys new ad is filled with more lies, this time on welfare reform, and that if McCain attacked him right now on it, instead of traveling the world, he could change the campaign. Actually Dick said that whoever makes the best move in the next few days could take the lead by 10 points and remain there until Election Day. But thats just Dick M. and his predictions.
ABC reported on this inconsistency!! This is seriously bad news for Osama.
Hillary is still in the race ?
She has huge campaign bills that she needs to pay before the DNC in August.
As Hillary said about RFK...
She still has those delegates and well, you know...anything could happen from now until convention time.
Was this when Dick was on at 7 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:45 AM, 12:45 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:05 PM, 3:10 PM, 4:20 PM, 6:10 PM...or wait, it was on The Factor. But don’t worry; if you missed Dick, he’ll be on at 8:05 PM, and 9:10 PM for a recap.
The most left-wing senator is trying to move to the center for the general election. I prefer to trust his voting record. I will consider everything he says between now and the election will be a carefully crafted lie.
As phoney as a $3 bill....................
That’s so funny...but true. Oh, his line for today is—I don’t know what McCain’s doing in Columbia and Mexico...I didn’t know they had electoral votes. (I’ve heard it at least three times today.)
The list of Obama flips is getting longer.
Character matters and so does integrity.
Just installed one on my SUV. The moonbats on my commute to Mass will absolutely love it.
The only thing this guy is really accomplished at is pandering. Otherwise, he really is Odumbo. His White House is likely to be the most inept in US history. Four years and out.
There are others, whose minds are still open, who certainly will look into the facts, and anything we can do to help them understand the truth about this man is an effort well spent.
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