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And Now, For Obama's Next Flip-Flop: Iraq [Krauthammer Alert]
Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 3, 2008 | Charles Krauthammer

Posted on 07/04/2008 5:41:11 AM PDT by Zakeet

You'll notice Barack Obama is now wearing a flag pin. Again. During the primary campaign, he refused to, explaining that he'd worn one after 9/11 but then stopped because it "became a substitute for, I think, true patriotism."

So why is he back to sporting pseudo-patriotism on his chest? Need you ask? The primaries are over.

While seducing the hard-core MoveOn Democrats that delivered him the caucuses — hence, the Democratic nomination — Obama not only disdained the pin. He disparaged it. Now that he's running in a general election against John McCain, and in dire need of the gun-and-God-clinging working-class votes he could not win against Hillary Clinton, the pin is back. His country 'tis of thee.

[Snip]

Obama's seasonally adjusted principles are beginning to pile up: NAFTA, campaign finance reform, warrantless wiretaps, flag pins, gun control. What's left?

Iraq. The reversal is coming, and soon.

Two weeks ago, I predicted that by Election Day Obama will have erased all meaningful differences with McCain on withdrawal from Iraq. I underestimated Obama's cynicism. He will make the move much sooner.

He will use his upcoming Iraq trip to acknowledge the remarkable improvements on the ground and to abandon his primary season commitment to a fixed 16-month timetable for removal of all combat troops.

The shift has already begun. On Thursday, he said that his "original position" on withdrawal has always been that "we've got to make sure that our troops are safe and that Iraq is stable." And that "when I go to Iraq, I'll have more information and will continue to refine my policies."

[Snip]

Done. And with that, the Obama of the primaries, the Obama with last year's most liberal voting record in the Senate, will have disappeared into the collective memory hole.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibdeditorials.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008election; democrat; flagpin; flipflop; iraq; krauthammer; obama

1 posted on 07/04/2008 5:41:12 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

In other words, lie through his skinny ass about what he stands for, only for votes, only to get into the House in the D.C. Hood, where he then can show his true Muzzie and Marxist colors.


2 posted on 07/04/2008 5:44:33 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (Congress in session, the White House occupied - Your freedom, liberty and rights are in jeopardy.)
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To: Zakeet
Obama's seasonally adjusted principles are beginning to pile up:

What a great line, ROFLMAO!

3 posted on 07/04/2008 5:46:37 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Zakeet

Great cartoon. What Berserk Obeyme stands for is the antithesis of our country’s origin.


4 posted on 07/04/2008 5:46:41 AM PDT by Eurale
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To: Zakeet

Obama is showing himself to be a spineless toady who will say anything (and probably do anything) to get elected. The good news is if you don’t like his policies/positions wait a while... he’ll change. Of course, if you do like them don’t get too comfortable... he’ll change those too.


5 posted on 07/04/2008 5:52:44 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: Zakeet

The following should be a standard response to anyone in your place of work who asks the following question (or one like it):

“What is Obama’s position on___________?”

RESPONSE: “What day is it?”


6 posted on 07/04/2008 5:54:19 AM PDT by TheRobb7 (Mutiny at the Convention: The Last, Best Hope for Conservatives in '08)
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To: RetiredArmy
Obama is a typical, lying, self-centered politician. In other words, a typical far-left Democrat.

How strong would this country be if there were more Dims like Zell Miller?

7 posted on 07/04/2008 5:55:15 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (If Hillary is elected, her legacy will be telling the American people: Better put some ice on that.)
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To: Zakeet
“once he gets there he will have to figure out what he really believes.”

And he won't have long. North Korea, Iran, Somalia, etc. all have leaders who will test him early on to see what he is made of... Charisma won't work with guys who really play by “Chicago Rules”.

8 posted on 07/04/2008 5:57:23 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: RetiredArmy

I sure do hope that the average American citizen out there wakes up and pays attention to this idiot. He scares the heck out of me and I’m really afraid that there are too many lazy people that like the thought of having everything done for them. That is what 60 years of liberalism has done to us. I’m tired of my hard earned money paying for them. It’s funny. I will complain about these things and I will get these people giving me the look of “I can’t believe how insensitive you are!” I tell them that I am not insensitive, I’m all for helping someone who REALLY needs help, not lazya$$ people.


9 posted on 07/04/2008 5:58:13 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: Zakeet
Obama's FIRST Flip-Flop: IRAN...

May 18, 2008: Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don't pose a serious threat to us. ...they spend 1/100th of what we spend on the military. I mean, if Iran ever tried to pose a serious threat to us, they wouldn't stand a chance.


May 20, 2008: Iran is a grave threat. It has an illicit nuclear program. It supports terrorism across the regions and militias in Iraq. It threatens Israel's existence. It denies the Holocaust.

Source for these genuine quotes: NewsBusters.org:
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2008/05/23/fnc-shows-obamas-iran-flip-flop-colmes-might-talk-hitler

10 posted on 07/04/2008 6:02:12 AM PDT by ETL (Plenty of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at my FR home page)
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To: Zakeet
IN A TIME OF WAR JOHN MCCAIN SERVED AND SUFFERED FOR HIS COUNTRY.



WHILE BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA SERVED HIMSELF...AND STILL DOES.

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA - CHANGE YOU CAN COUNT ON, BUT DON'T WANT

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

11 posted on 07/04/2008 6:04:59 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Zakeet

Well, Charles has hit the nail right slap-dab on the head, as usual. But, what will be really interesting, will be watching the MSM get all twisted up in knots trying to spin BHO’s “refined policy” on the war. And all those anti-war supporters? Wonder if there’s any more room under the bus for them?
Oh, and maybe somebody should give a “wake-up” call to the McPain staff....2nd thought, maybe not. They would only botch it up, per usual.


12 posted on 07/04/2008 6:05:28 AM PDT by WeldonsRight (Right and (apparently) wrong at the same time)
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To: Zakeet

BTTT


13 posted on 07/04/2008 6:06:00 AM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists)
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To: Zakeet
i disagree with the tag line on krauthammers article.

the day obama is elected, is the first day of his campaign to get re elected to a second term.

so you wont see any difference.

whatever makes sense from polling or political pov will be his position.

speaking the “hard truths”. dont make me laugh.

14 posted on 07/04/2008 6:09:53 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Zakeet

Flipper Theme Song:

They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning,
No-one you see, is smarter than he,
And we know Flipper, lives in a world full of wonder,
Tricks he will do when children appear,
And how they laugh when he's near!

15 posted on 07/04/2008 6:14:10 AM PDT by Joiseydude
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
if there were more Dims like Zell Miller?

What a great fantasy. There would be no or minimal Federal income tax, fewer federal bureaucracies, you could own all the guns you wanted and take them anywhere you went, crime rates would be nearly zero, and I wouldn't have to worry that my children will have to fight for their freedom against an all powerful government that has enslaved them. I could live with that.

16 posted on 07/04/2008 6:22:14 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (I have Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance policies.)
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To: syriacus

DaNCe Studio

Dems can rumba. Dems can samba.
Can they dance the chic OBAMBA?

Can they follow their “change” master
As he spins around much faster?

If he guides them to the right
Will they slide from him with fright?

Dems preferred the macarena.
Which was not so insane-a.


17 posted on 07/04/2008 6:35:06 AM PDT by syriacus (Democrats got THEIR "change" in Election 2006. Are WE better off now?)
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To: Jeff Head
The contemporaneous picture of John McCain and Barack Obama is revealing.

John McCain endured captivity in service to the United States while...

...Barack Hussein Obama studied the Koran in a "nonradical" madrassa in Indonesia.

18 posted on 07/04/2008 6:39:24 AM PDT by ricks_place
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To: southernindymom
I sure do hope that the average American citizen out there wakes up and pays attention to this idiot.

The problem is that by Fall his position on Iraq will hardly differ from McCain's. The flipflop charge will mean little because the change will take one of McCain's most effective weapons out of his hands. By November you can have victory in Iraq and "Change" too. Forgotten will be "Bush's war." And the media will strive mightily to help the doofuses out there to forget.

19 posted on 07/04/2008 6:52:11 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: WeldonsRight
"watching the MSM get all twisted up"

The MSM will create any "reality" that serves Obama. If Obama takes office, the "no WMD's in Iraq" "failure" will become a Pointe du Hoc ("no guns") "success". Whether a military attack is a success or failure is determined by the bias of the MSM and they can do it anytime it suits their needs and spin it any way they want.

20 posted on 07/04/2008 7:09:43 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: Zakeet


21 posted on 07/04/2008 7:14:29 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©® - CTHULHU/SHOGGOTH '08 = Nothing LESS!!!)
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To: RetiredArmy
Photobucket
“People get the government they deserve.” Joseph deMaistre.

And when people become THIS freaking STUPID and inattentive to their freedoms, THIS is the candidate they deserve.

1 minute satirical Obama video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR6b-kWncI4

Hurry before some diversity loving (RIGHT!) Obamaniac at YouTube pulls it.


22 posted on 07/04/2008 7:43:20 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

There were, they’ve just been systematically turfed out, or decided to change their opinions (abortion), of the democrat party over the past thirty years.


23 posted on 07/04/2008 8:27:31 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: hinckley buzzard

The real “problem” is Iraq and defense are McCain’s ONLY weapons so far. He has of course given away the immigration issue and any economic rationality he voices will be rendered moot by his insane dedication to the church of Global Warming.

Like dubya and his dad he is far to lordly and noble to descend into sullying his celestial graciousness by pointing out Obama’s flip-flops, dirty laundry and dodgy associates.

Maverick John intends to win based on Iraq, Vietnam heroism and his own irresistable force of character.

So there, got it?


24 posted on 07/04/2008 8:32:47 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Zakeet

McCain has to define Obama, pronto. If Obama comes as close to McCain as he was to Hillary — then Krauthammer has it right — Obama’s charisma will win it for him. McCain has got to hammer the commie for what he is and NOT play the “I’m above the fray” role.. or if he does play the role then get the swift boaters to hammer him mercilessly. Obama has to look like shredded commie Swiss Cheese and not some hip, black Emperor gracefully ascending his rightful throne. Mangulation of Obama with attention mostly on McCain’s pluses & virtues, otherwise, it’s over now... (Well, maybe not, Bush can bomb Iran and that would throw in a spicy wild card into the mix for the elections.)


25 posted on 07/04/2008 1:08:21 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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