Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Obama's Appeal Depends On Your
Definition Of Change

by Stuart Rothenberg - February 25th, 2008 - Real Clear Politics

In politics, the devil is always in the details, and except in rare cases, Obama has either avoided them or, more importantly, failed to note the obvious contradictions in his message and his record.


When he [Obama] was asked by Leon Harris how he reconciles his support for the D.C. gun ban, which was declared unconstitutional by a federal court last year and which bars all handguns not registered before 1976, with his statement that he has "no intention of taking away folks' guns," Obama launched into a confusing explanation of "conflicting traditions in this country."

He ended his monologue by saying, "We can have a reasonable, thoughtful gun control measure that I think respects the Second Amendment and people's traditions." But the D.C. gun ban is based on the premise that the Second Amendment doesn't give individuals the right to own a gun.

You therefore have to ask, "Does Obama think we are so stupid we do not realize the contradictions in his positions? Or is he so duplicitous he thinks he can continue to con the American people with feel good rhetoric that he does not truly believe?"

Obama continues his campaign of lofty rhetoric and happy predictions of unity with people who are diametrically opposed to the tyrannical socialism at the heart of his campaign. Socialism has always failed. It will not succeed this time because the "happy hater", Barack Obama, sells it with glowing but dishonest prose.


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