Sunday, June 22, 2008

Broken Contract, Broken Word, No Problem for Obama

Senator Obama's opt-out of public financing came as no surprise. It was a politically expediant move. However, the switch is disconcerting, not just because he broke his word or changed his mind; it's troubling because he signed a pledge. When most Americans sign a 'pledge' it's considered a legally binding contract. Yet this was a 'pledge' and not a contract? So it should be noted that a pledge from Senator Obama is a non-binding agreement. Signature, no signature, this is different than changing on a position, he promised to do 'x' signed off on it then did 'y'. Politically it was most likely the right thing to do, he will have much more money this way. However, he revealed to the American people in the process that a promise, a pledge, and his word are negotiable.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Respectfully, Obama's not shown that his promise, written pledge and/or his word are negotiable.

Nor has he just revealed this.

He's shown, yet once again, that his words and pledges and promises mean nothing. Period.

Anonymous said...

Seeing you people cry about this is laughable.

Anonymous said...

"Seeing you people cry about this is laughable." Do you not realize that when you sign your name to a document, you must adhere to the document. It's kind of like signing the U.S. Constitution - now all government officials are to uphold the laws of this country. Apparently, Obama thinks he can get away with not using the laws?

Anonymous said...

Exuse me - I meant Declaration of Independence. I apologize for the mistake. You get the idea though.

HughMuckable said...

"Seeing you people cry about this is laughable."

- As laughable as watching you people cry about his flip/flop on FISA? Or NAFTA? Do you think this will be the last time "you people" get forked over when the wind blowing thru B.O.'s empty suit changes direction?

FYI - the "you people" crying the most about the financing flip/flop are B.O.'s pals like Mark Shields, WaPo, et al.

Anonymous said...

Seems like standard Obamaspeak to me.

CHANGE ... what you'll have left after I raise taxes.
CHANGE ... your gas prices upwards, but gradually
CHANGE ... my hat size because every day my head gets bigger
CHANGE ... the national motto to: In Obama We Trust.
CHANGE ... what I do to my story depending upon whom I'm talking to.
CHANGE ... what I do every day to my foreign policy
CHANGE ... what I do to my trade policy depending upon whom I'm talking to
CHANGE ... your lifestyle because the rest of the world doesn't like you
CHANGE ... my friends when they turn out NOT to be "The person I knew"
CHANGE ... what my radical left-wing ideologue handlers have in store for you
CHANGE ... what I do to facts to suit my needs.
CHANGE ... FISA line that we crossed but I have now moved back
CHANGE ... from public to private campaign financing because I can raise more money
CHANGE ... I'll debate John McCain anytime, anywhere; except when and where he asks me.
CHANGE ... the words of others and claim they're mine, because words count.
CHANGE ... more of you into victims of something and build government programs to take care of you
CHANGE ... you into a ward of the state so that I OWN you and your vote
CHANGE ... your mind and believe in me for I am the Obamessiah come to save you
CHANGE ... into giggling sycophants; liberal mainstream media do under the spell of the Obamessiah
CHANGE ... the chant I use to control the weak-minded Obamanized masses
CHANGE ... into an Obamatron; join the cult, repeat the chant: CHANGE, CHANGE, CHANGE ...
CHANGE ... what I plan to do to America because it's the greatest country on the planet.
CHANGE ... the national anthems of all the nations of the world to Kumbaya using my messianic foreign policy skills
CHANGE ... into mumble-mouthed idiot when I don't have prepared speech to read.
CHANGE ... what I said because my rhetoric was overheated and amplified
CHANGE ... but not for us, not the left-wing liberal elite, CHANGE is for YOU.
CHANGE ... anything and everything I've said or done in my life if it will help me win
CHANGE ... the definition of change to: What I say, when I say it, to whom I say it.
CHANGE ... I can CHANGE when it suits me
CHANGE ... you can believe in for a day or two
CHANGE ... you can't keep up with
CHANGE ... your underwear because you'll defecate in your pants when you wake up to find out what the left-wing liberal ideologues have done after gaining complete control of government.

CHANGE ... you better freaking BELIEVE in because it will WORK you over.
Obama: the AUDACITY to count on you and I being DOPEs