Friday, June 27, 2008

Flip-flopping Away

Barack Obama was for the D.C. gun ban before he was against it. Now that the Supreme Court has said the obvious -- that the ban was unconstitutional -- and now that Obama is running for president, he is all of the sudden in favor of the right to bear arms.

Though he markets himself as a deity rather than a politician, his amition is such that he will say anything, reverse any position to get elected. Obama uses his oratorical skills to parse words in a way that looks more and more Clintonian.

Last year, Obama took the position that D.C. gun ban was constitutional:

In a story entitled, "Court to Hear Gun Case," the Chicago Tribune's James Oliphant and Michael J. Higgins wrote ". . . the campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said that he '...believes that we can recognize and respect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and the right of local communities to enact common sense laws to combat violence and save lives. Obama believes the D.C. handgun law is constitutional.'" (Emphasis added.)

Now, the Obama camp backpedals:

"That statement was obviously an inartful attempt to explain the Senator's consistent position," Obama spokesman Bill Burton tells ABC News.

"Inartful"? That is the one adjective that can never be applied with a straight face to Obama.

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