Okay. That does it.
There's no way I'll ever support Obama now.
Frankly, I can't imagine how anyone who takes the time to listen to him and who cares about what happens to the future of America could.
The man is just dishonest. And his only interest is (and looks like has been for many years) simply to get his hands on the power of the Presidency.
He originally promised that he would take only public funding for his campaign until it turned out that would cost him money. So he reneged on his promise.
When he was campaigning in the primary he dissed NAFTA -- but when Canadians got upset one of his campaign spokespersons said that was just campaign talk.
He has supported gun control for his entire (if short) career and now he supports the right to bear arms.
He threatened to filibuster a bill to protect telephone companies from liability for their cooperation with national security wiretaps at one time, now he has voted for that very legislation.
He once told the Israelis that he was for an undivided Jerusalem. Now he has changed his mind.
He calls the Bush Administration incompetent, yet now he promotes using faith-based institutions to deliver services to the poor.
His stand on Iraq is on quicksand. First he says he'll get troops out on a 16-month timetable no matter what. Then he says he'll go to Iraq and talk see what the situation is and talk to the commanders before he makes any such decision. Then he turns around again and says, in effect, to heck with the commanders, he'll get them out in 16 months. (All he wants is to get elected. To hell with the security of our country, troops and the Middle East -- he just wants to get elected NO MATTER WHAT.)
His campaign is beginning to have a touch of hysteria about it -- his "calm" is more and more studied.
He has the backbone of an amoeba -- he promised to support merit pay for teachers until he had to face the union. Then he did an about face.
First he disagreed with Sen. Clinton’s proposal to impose Social Security taxes on income over $200,000 and wanted to tax all income, he has now adopted the Clinton position. (Either way, taxes go up for us all.)
Obama's lack of concern about rising energy prices and his lack of interest in trying to do anything about it because we won't see immediate results is just downright dumb -- and potentially lethal. He is afraid he'll lose the votes of environmentalists if he advocates using our own oil reserves. If he has done his homework (which I'm sure he hasn't -- he's in too much of a hurry), he knows we need to begin now to secure the future.
He's charming. He looks and sounds smart and empathetic. But charisma doesn't guarantee competence.
I wouldn't have any trouble at all with his changing positions on issues when he learns new facts. For example, if he had shown any interest in learning what is really happening (and has been happening the past two years when he was in the Senate) in Iraq, changing his views would have some credence with me. But he hasn't learned anything new -- he is changing with the wind in a frantic attempt to get elected.
There is nothing in his past that demonstrates a willingness to sacrifice for his country. He has done nothing to demonstrate that he is a man of honor and integrity. He asks college students not to pursue money when they graduate but to serve selflessly when he has not done that himself. (At least John Kennedy had served in the Navy when he said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
Obama has served only his own ambition -- even when he did "community service" there was nothing selfless in the way he did it or in the result he enjoyed from it.
Obama is a sham. He doesn't flip-flop. He flounders.