CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

Sports Talk with Barrick Obama

Tonight, as the first pitch of the 2008 World Series is thrown in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Republican Party of Florida highlights Senator Obama’s Top 10 flip-flops:

10. In June 2008, after the Supreme Court made its ruling, Barack Obama said the D.C. handgun ban was unconstitutional. However, in late 2007, his campaign released a statement that said “Obama believes the D.C. handgun law is constitutional.” [10]

9. Senator Obama constantly rails against Big Oil and the tax breaks they receive. As it turns out, Senator Obama voted in favor of the 2005 Bush-Cheney Energy Bill that gave billions of dollars in tax breaks to Big Oil companies. [9]

8. Barack Obama claims to have been a longtime advocate for public financing -- and he even agreed to accept it during the presidential campaign, but he broke his promise when he saw an opportunity to gain a political advantage. While John McCain releases information on all his donors, Senator Obama is hiding information about many of his donors. [8]

7. During the Democratic primary, Senator Obama said "I don't think NAFTA has been good for America, and I never have.” Now, Senator Obama says his anti-NAFTA rhetoric during the campaign was overheated and that NAFTA has been positive for the U.S. in many ways. [7]

6. At the annual AIPAC Policy Conference in June, Barack Obama said he supported Jerusalem being the “undivided” capital of Israel. In what might have been the quickest flip-flop in American politics, Obama said the very next day that he only meant the city should not be divided by barbed wire. [6]

5. In 2004, Obama said that it was time “to end the embargo with Cuba.” When he decided to run for the president in 2007, however, Obama changed course and said he would not “take off the embargo” as president because it is “an important inducement for change.” [5]

4. Senator Obama said repeatedly in the Democratic presidential debates that he would meet with leaders of State Sponsors of Terrorism “without precondition.” Since then, he has backtracked, and he now says he has always believed there should be preparations for such meetings. [4]

3. Senator Obama originally said he would reduce funding for NASA in order to pay for his education plan. Yet, when he came to Florida’s Space Coast recently, Obama pledged to increase spending for NASA. [3]

2. Senator Obama tells people that he will not raise their taxes, but he told Joe the Plumber that he planned to “spread the wealth” around. [2]

1. Last week, Barack Obama called himself a Phillies fan. Now, he claims to be showing love for the Rays. [1]For Immediate Release Contact: Katie Gordon


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