What ever happened to politicians taking a stand on an issue and holding to that position? We are not talking about positions that may change due to economic or social changes within our society like whether to drill offshore or not due to the ever rising price of oil. We are talking about positions regarding the Constitution and Amendments, like a position on the right to bear arms.
The folks at Hot Air make a very good point in that Barack Obama has yet to figure out You Tube or the instant fact checking capability of the internet. Fact checking and discovering candidate flip-flopping is no longer just the job of the media but now the duty of the many on the web.
Now, with video on line and millions of fact-checkers scrutinizing every statement, any obviously false statement will get exposed in short order. Yesterday’s assertion by Barack Obama that he never said the DC gun ban overturned by the Supreme Court was constitutional or that he supported it became the latest in his flip-flops to be exposed by a simple review of the videotape record:
In February 2008 Obama provides an explanation of how the DC gun ban is part of a Constitutional effort at gun control. Fast forward to June 26, 2008 after the SCOTUS ruled in favor of upholding the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution and declared the DC ban was unconstitutional. However, once again as the Gateway Pundit points out, “Bang! Bang!… Bambi Gunned Down on YouTube.”
Obama has done a complete 180 on gun bans, attempting to paint himself as a moderate when the paltry record of Obama’s political stands shows just the opposite. (Ed Morrissey, Hot Air)
Doesn’t Barack Obama sound like yet another past Democratic Presidential wannbe, John Kerry, in that he was for it before he was against it.