Another backflip from our esteemed candidate for the highest office in the land…Whoopdedoo! Another pledge bit the dust! Politics as usual is still alive and well. I imagine it was just too tempting when he took a look at all the moola pouring in and then looked at what he would have with public financing. My goodness, Money = Power when you can be bought. Question is: who is doing the purchase? Could it be some of his friends in Looowwww places that have been discussed previously on this blog? Change is coming, that is for sure..it just may not be a change we will like.
Welcome to the Loony Tunes 2008 elections! Just buy it..everything has it’s price right?
Hattip below: Atlas Shrugs
Obama rejects public finance. Obama signed his name on a piece of paper. He signed his name — and it’s worthless.
It was only, what?, five minutes ago that Obama was excoriating McCain for opting out of the public funding for elections? He practically made it a platform of his candidacy. Rockman writes:
Obama, the pride of bigots, cowards, anti-semites and anti-Americans worldwide, plus radical environmentalists now has a bigger fish to fry.
The guy has LIED (what else is new???) through his teeth to the late Tim Russert and others. He is clearly on record advocating accepting public funding for elections. Tim Russert, in clearly one of his last shows, asked him pointedly about that, and he still insisted he was for public funding.
Well, guess what folks?
Yesterday our he’ said he would seek out private funding. In other words, he told you average American citizens blinded by this charismatic nothing to take a hike. The funding from the Nazi Collaborator Soros and the rich elitists in Hollyweird and the Ivy Tower campuses is much more appealing to him. After all, he is of the same mindset as his other little Islamofascist appeasing friend, Miss Marie Antoinette Pelosi who essentially told the American driver – “let them fill their gas tanks with water” the other day.
Obama – and the Democrats – the party that fights for the RICH, the Elitists, the ILLEGAL Alien, and the Islamofascist – NOT for America.
Again, please pass on to any Lefty friends or acquaintances you have. Most are brain dead, but for the few who aren’t, have them listen to that last Russert interview with Obama. Remember too, that in Obama’s world: “Words Don’t Matter”.
OT but related: The man with no ethics and no spine is now trotting out the white side of his family – the side he wrote of with such contempt and disdain (not to mention poor disabused Grandma). Wearing the flag pin he used to refuse to wear:
And as if on cue, Obama’s newest TV ad — the first one aimed at the general election — is titled “Country I Love” and plays up his biography. “America is a country of strong families and strong values. My life’s been blessed by both,” Obama says, flag pin on his lapel, before a montage of photos showing a young Barack with his white relatives. “If I have the honor of taking the oath of office as president, it will be with a deep and abiding faith in the country I love.” If he does have that honor, it may also be because his campaign winds up winning the online propaganda war. (He will also take the oath on a Bible.) (more here)
He has already spent more money on TV ads in most states than any presidential candidate in history and employs about 1,000 paid staffers — and a legion of unpaid volunteers — working around the clock to spread the word about him.
Obamanation has hired a consortium of the top marketing people in the world – while McCain is doing a Harry Truman stumping America tour (where is he today? – touring flood zones in Iowa). Obama has created a war room to fight the schmears but won’t go to Iraq.
UPDATE Tman queries “Have you noticed the inordinate amount of banner ads for Obama on the web? I do a lot of online research and would have to estimate Obama ads outnumber McCain ads by at least 15-1″.
And that ain’t chump ccccccccccccccccccchange.
UPDATE: Van found this piece over at Powerline and writes, “An excellent (IMO) review of O’s rejection of public funds with background history. The pull quote, below, really worries me. I don’t think Mc’s team has any idea of what they are up against.
I worry for America. Disaster in the making. The Titanic comes to mind!”
Drawing on a vast array of voluntary contributors, Obama stands to raise several hundred million dollars and outspend John McCain by a margin of three or four or five to one. In doing so he is exploiting advantages he holds over McCain in organization and enthusiasm.
UPDATE: Obama’s Code RedObama’s Bundler, Osama’s Enabler
SHOULD A MAJOR PARTY CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT, WHO HAS PLEDGED HIS SUPPORT FOR OUR TROOPS, REJECT THE MONEY AND SUPPORT of an anti-American extremist who thinks Osama bin Laden had a “valid” argument on 9/11 and says she is currently acting “to undermine the war effort”? Barack Obama should be forced to make that decision about the ample funds he has received from Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans.
Obama started flip flopping early in his short Senate career. Who would have thought?
Not sure where to give credit for this find..I have had it saved and obviously forgot to credit it. My apologies. If I come across it again, I will come back and credit the find.
(CBS) The following is Sen. John McCain’s letter to to Sen. Barack Obama regarding ongoing Congressional efforts towards bipartisan lobbying reform: Thought it interesting…
February 6, 2006
The Honorable Barack Obama
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator Obama:
I would like to apologize to you for assuming that your private assurances to me regarding your desire to cooperate in our efforts to negotiate bipartisan lobbying reform legislation were sincere. When you approached me and insisted that despite your leadership’s preference to use the issue to gain a political advantage in the 2006 elections, you were personally committed to achieving a result that would reflect credit on the entire Senate and offer the country a better example of political leadership, I concluded your professed concern for the institution and the public interest was genuine and admirable. Thank you for disabusing me of such notions with your letter to me dated February 2, 2006, which explained your decision to withdraw from our bipartisan discussions. I’m embarrassed to admit that after all these years in politics I failed to interpret your previous assurances as typical rhetorical gloss routinely used in politics to make self-interested partisan posturing appear more noble. Again, sorry for the confusion, but please be assured I won’t make the same mistake again.
As you know, the Majority Leader has asked Chairman Collins to hold hearings and mark up a bill for floor consideration in early March. I fully support such timely action and I am confident that, together with Senator Lieberman, the Committee on Governmental Affairs will report out a meaningful, bipartisan bill.
You commented in your letter about my “interest in creating a task force to further study” this issue, as if to suggest I support delaying the consideration of much-needed reforms rather than allowing the committees of jurisdiction to hold hearings on the matter. Nothing could be further from the truth. The timely findings of a bipartisan working group could be very helpful to the committee in formulating legislation that will be reported to the full Senate. Since you are new to the Senate, you may not be aware of the fact that I have always supported fully the regular committee and legislative process in the Senate, and routinely urge Committee Chairmen to hold hearings on important issues. In fact, I urged Senator Collins to schedule a hearing upon the Senate’s return in January.
Furthermore, I have consistently maintained that any lobbying reform proposal be bipartisan. The bill Senators Joe Lieberman and Bill Nelson and I have introduced is evidence of that commitment as is my insistence that members of both parties be included in meetings to develop the legislation that will ultimately be considered on the Senate floor. As I explained in a recent letter to Senator Reid, and have publicly said many times, the American people do not see this as just a Republican problem or just a Democratic problem. They see it as yet another run-of-the-mill Washington scandal, and they expect it will generate just another round of partisan gamesmanship and posturing. Senator Lieberman and I, and many other members of this body, hope to exceed the public’s low expectations. We view this as an opportunity to bring transparency and accountability to the Congress, and, most importantly, to show the public that both parties will work together to address our failings.
As I noted, I initially believed you shared that goal. But I understand how important the opportunity to lead your party’s effort to exploit this issue must seem to a freshman Senator, and I hold no hard feelings over your earlier disingenuousness. Again, I have been around long enough to appreciate that in politics the public interest isn’t always a priority for every one of us. Good luck to you, Senator.
United States Senate