It's fitting that we begin with a reminder of what Barack Obama said about Rev. Wright back on March 18, 2008 during his big speech on race titled "A More Perfect Union." In defending him and making excuses for his behavior, Obama said that Rev. Wright "contains within him the contradictions – the good and the bad – of the community that he has served diligently for so many years." The same can certainly be said about the man they call Barack Obama as well.
As Wizbang would subsequently point out, the irony is not lost on many of us cynics out here that a scant 42 days later, Obama would kick the Reverend to the curb AND quit his House of Worship all together, in the name of political expediency. Morphing from
"I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community"
"And I want to be very clear that, moving forward, Reverend Wright does not speak for me. He does not speak for our campaign. I cannot prevent him from continuing to make these outrageous remarks, but what I do want him to be very clear about, as well as all of you and the American people, is that when I say that I find these comments appalling, I mean it"
was an amazing spectacle to behold.
Funny, that last...he means everything he says...until he doesn't, and the contradictions Obama "contains within him" continue to grow.
There have been a number of recent Obama flip flops, again in the name of political expediency - but this "race" business just seems to haunt him at every turn. On the one hand Barack Obama insists this race isn't about race yet he can't seem to help himself, bringing it up over, and over, and over again. Then he denies trying to play the race card, only to ultimately admit to having done so.
It's been fairly clear to me for many many years that Democrats enjoy living a double standard and having it both ways, but why does Obama care so much more about his race than most of the rest of us? Inquiring minds really want to know. I don't claim to have the answer, but understanding his obsession with an issue that is supposed to be a NON-issue will go a long way in vetting the man who would be Commander in Chief. For my money, I don't see much there there.
Back in June, Obama opposed expanded drilling, calling it futile yet a scant 40 some odd days later now hesuggests he "might" support it. Obama is fast earning the nickname "40 day Man" among we cynics out here.
Back in April when John McCain proposed a gas tax holiday and Obama called it a bad idea, saying it would force "big oil" to pass the cost on to us (missing the point, apparently, of the holiday being from Federal tax dollars). He went on to lament that this proposed tax holiday "would deprive the federal highway fund of its revenue source for needed infrastructure repairs", yet mentioned none of these concerns when he suggested $1,000.00 rebates that he says he'll fund by grabbing big oil by the throat and making them cough up BILLIONS for his folly.
Perhaps the most concerning of Obama contradictions comes in this latest exchange on the idea of reparations and apologizing to descendants of slaves in particular, and people of color in general. As I reported a few days ago, Obama left open the idea of reparations in this article calling for deeds not words.
Trust is impossible when it comes to the relationship between Politicians and their constituents. Obama gives us every reason to remain cynical in that regard. I forget who said it, but "better the devil you know than the devil you don't" and all that...
Obama can't stay in one place more than 40 days. Where do you think he'll be by the mid terms?