Thursday, July 03, 2008


How does the media get, 'I will change my position on Iraq' from the phrase 'will continue to refine my policies'? Really, how the hell do they get there? The word that they are focusing on is 'refine'. What do you do when you refine? You can refine oil or coal. Now, does that mean that you change the actual substance into another? No. When you refine, you get closer to the substance's 'pure' state.

Quite simply, what Obama was saying was that he was working on a more perfectly articulated plan of getting out of Iraq. I am not shoehorning here. That is what he literally said. Yet, the media went crazy saying that he flip-flopped, and when Obama came back to say 'you are all idiots' (he actually didn't say that), they say that he had to clear up some inarticulate phrasing.

I mean really, this is what they have to do to show that he is a flip-flopper? Really? Meanwhile, McCain is changing his policies mid-sentence and he is still a straight-talkin' maverick.

I think as we get closer to the election, I am going to be drinking my own weight in whiskey.


Tony Kondaks said...

Do pledged Obama delegates have the obligation to switch votes at the convention if they feel that he no longer represents the sentiments of those that elected him?

The DNC rules not only allow it, they encourage it:

Disco said...

Tony, Tony, Tony....thanks for posting your ridiculous web page. Nice to see the Reich righties posing as lefties are out in full force. Why don't you get some original ideas, instead of being a sneaky little amateur saboteur? I'm confused though... you say that you are not a US citizen on your pledgednotbound page, but on another page you represent yourself as abstaining from the vote ? Representing yourself on different pages in different ways to make your point? Please don't flip flop :).

John new Orleans fitness said...

The new BHO doctrine - when the going gets tough we leave, but if the going gets easy we stay. I would think that since the surge is indeed working this would comport well well BHO’s original position of immediately pulling out of Iraq - our presence is not needed. Now he is hesitant to leave Iraq. I am missing something.

Anonymous said...

I don't think you read my original post. Mr John New Orleans Fitness. I think it is abundantly clear that 'BHO' (I like the constant referencing of the middle name- maybe you should also mention that he is a negro) has not changed his opinion on Iraq.

Tony Kondaks said...

Dear Disco,

Could you please show me where I said I would abstain from voting? What I wrote on the LewRockwell piece was "...I would be sitting out the coming election." Sitting out the coming election is not the same as abstaining from voting. One can sit out an election by not supporting or working for a candidate or party, something I as a non-citizen would have the right to do.