Jun 26 2008

Obama Finally Exposes His Lying Nature To His ‘Base’ – Updated

Presidential candidate Barack Obama just broke the hearts of just about everyone who helped him defeat Hillary Clinton to become the liberal (and Democrat) Presidential candidate. Obama through his liberal supporters under the bus on one of the key signature liberal issues.  Specifically, the new FISA laws put into place by President Bush and Democrats after 9-11 exposed how fear of some mythical second-coming of Nixon –  wherein politicians could use the intelligence resources of this nation to attack political opponents under the smoke screen defending the nation – paled in comparison to the real threat of people inside this country coordinating attack plans with known terrorists outside this country.  In what has got to be one of the most blatant come-ons and political lies ever inflicted on voters, Barack Obama has come full circle on the issue of the FISA-NSA relationship, changing his position 180 degrees from promises he made just weeks ago during the democrat primaries:

At a presser today, Obama weighed in again on the FISA cave, and suffice it to say that what he said won’t make opponents any less unhappy about Obama’s position than they were already.

Asked specifically why he’s supporting the current FISA bill when he’d promised months ago to support a filibuster of an earlier version of the bill, Obama suggested flat out that “national security” overrides the question of telecom immunity…


As one liberal blogger noted both Hillary and Obama abandoned their supporters tonight as they declined to filibuster the bill, and in fact did not vote on the last opportunity to stop the FISA changes from becoming law for another 6 years, and providing the telecoms basic immunity from the liberal trial lawyers:

The FISA Cloture vote just passed. The Senate will now consider the motion to proceed with the bill, then they’ll head to the bill itself (corrected procedural details, h/t and thanks to CBolt). Various motions will be put forward to strip immunity, odds are they will fail. Then a number of the 80 who voted to restrict debate will vote against FISA so they can say they were against the bill. However this was the real vote, and the rest is almost certainly nothing but kabuki for the rubes.

This has to be agonizingly painful the those who actually believed Obama was more than a forked tongue, self serving pol.  The man led them to believe he was ‘change’, that he would undo all the changes Bush and the Reps made after 9-11.  He was the new democrat Messiah who came from on high to cleanse the Earth and America of conservatism. Now they know the truth – Obama will do and say anything to get elected.  I cannot tell you how much I am enjoying the lesson being taught to those radical liberals right now.

Did they think they would undo Bush’s ‘crimes’ (aka – his actions to protect Americans from another 9-11). Did they really think there would be impeachment hearings?  Did they really think they would get Bush’s and Cheney;’s heads on a platter? Did they really believe the Democrats could stop our success in Iraq?

Is the left really as naive and gullible as all that?  Apparently so.  And now they understand why I am and ex-Democrat, conservative leaning independent. Never believe the party BS. Never take a politicians word (except for George W Bush – who always said what he meant and did what he said he would do).  Never believe in miracles or perfection. Those are fairy tales told to children who don’t know any better.

Update: More here as the far left begins to break from Obama:

When former Sen. John Edwards dropped out of the presidential race, the progressive Netroots took their affections to Barack Obama, defending him against attack from Hillary Rodham Clinton and others.

But with his support of a government surveillance bill that offers retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies — a bill that he vowed last year to filibuster — the honeymoon has ended.

The FISA debate marks the presumptive Democratic nominee’s first serious break from the liberal Netroots in the general election. He is still their candidate, but the FISA issue has reignited skepticism among major bloggers, who had largely pushed aside doubts about Obama when Edwards, their favored candidate, ended his bid in February.

Here’s the real killer – why did the Dem leadership bottle up the vote on this legislation until after the Democrat primaries? This bill has been languishing for months, and could have been a deciding factor in which democrat candidate got the nod? Why was this signature issue not debated so the Democrat Party could use it as an indication of who best represents their (far left) views?

For some strange reason both parties have become disconnected from most voters. Both parties are probably more disliked than liked. The fringes – left and right – are a place to be avoided this election year, the year of the centrists. But each party has a slightly different problem.

For the GOP their problem is a vocal minority started a civil war over issues like Harriet Myers and Immigration Reform which created an ugly rift between conservatives and ‘true’ conservatives. The ‘true’ conservatives have been losing support (and moderate voters) ever since they railed against their allies. It cost them Congress and could have cost them White House except the conservative side still has more moderate, centrist voters than far right voters and they nominated what many consider the greatest, most treasonous, most RINO (Republican In Name Only) ever: John McCain.

On the Democrat side the liberals (far left) actually hold more control than the far right do on the GOP side. They have been pushing national leaders who toe the far left line. The Democrats won Congress by actually fielding a series of centrist, conservative, blue dog democrats – proving out the theory the nation is still center right, but with emphasis on the word “center”. Their nominee, the blank slate Obama who has simply reflected the wishes of the far left due to his lack of clear positions, became the symbol of a rising far left which had spent years on the back bench of the Democrat party. The dream was Pelosi, Reid and Obama would resurrect the failed and unpopular liberal movement.

But now, in a move that has even surprised me in its abruptness, Obama has dumped the far left again without any rationale or believable pretense. And the Democrat leadership somehow delayed this key vote until after the party’s nomination process was over. Coincidence? I think not.

The difference between the parties is the GOP is being openly pulled to respect the center and moderates they dissed so badly the last couple of years, while the Dems seem to be more in the mode of trying to dupe their base into believing miracles they have no intention of trying to make happen. Remember the plan to surrender Iraq to al-Qaeda from 2007?

Update: BTW, there seems to be a general putsch inside the Obama campaign to rid itself of far left baggage, not that is has served his purpose. See Gateway Pundit for the latest example.

15 responses so far

15 Responses to “Obama Finally Exposes His Lying Nature To His ‘Base’ – Updated”

  1. robert verdi says:

    The left is going to tell themsleves he did it to be tough and win the general election. Why, because the reailty is too frightening for them. The idea that elected Democrats have played a double game by exploiting their paranoia and rage against President Bush all the while recognizing that Bush was acting properly and with cause is too much to bear. To accept it would crumble the worldview of many of them. So the left will go back to its bumper sticker thinking, “Bush Lied”, Impeach now, etc. All the while Democrat politicans garner votes, prestige and donations while tacitly supporting our President.

  2. WWS says:

    As far as “trying to be tough” – did anyone go to that site and look at the details of the FISA cloture vote?

    Obama didn’t even show up!!! Well, that’s dedication and toughness under pressure for ya!!!

  3. kathie says:

    So on what issue is Obama believable?

    The George Soros crowd is going to discover that no democrat is really going to throw America under the bus. Next the nondrillers will be drilling. In reality this President did the best job humanly possible under the circumstances of 911. He not only kept this country safe, he kept the economy going and expanding, he foresaw the energy crunch and proposed a comprehensive strategy, he tried to tackle Social Security. As a matter of fact he did or tried to do everything he said he would and that includes immigration, faith base initiative, holding schools accountable. He never tried to fool voters. I would say he was a very rare politician and we are going to miss him!

  4. dave m says:

    Lying – Shmying!
    What’s a little lie when the Big One sails through?
    Obama is probably not eligible to run for President on account of
    not being a natural born American:

    Can you think of a bigger lie to all of America?

    Read all about it:

    Don’t expect to see this as breaking news on Rupert Murdoch’s
    (Obama’s a rock star) media outlets.

    October surprise? Maybe. If it can be kept hushed that long,
    which seems unlikely.

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  6. WWS says:

    I don’t think that Obama has a citizenship problem; this would have shown up before, as others have pointed out. The real problem, and the reason he wants to hide his birth certificate, is that it will almost certainly show that his parents were not married when he was born, which means that he is, and always has been quite literally a bastard. Worse yet, he’s the product of a foolish white woman who throughout her life engaged in serial infatuations with dark-skinned foreigners, and a father who dumped the crazy white women and the pesky kid as soon as he could. (Barak has pretty openly admitted this and discussed it in one of the books he has published – even he knows his mother is disgusting, which explains some of his comments about her and the way he’s always distanced himself from her and her family.)

    I believe that’s the reason the birth certificate is being hidden, but of course hiding it just makes people want to talk about it even more.

  7. kathie says:

    WWS I think calling his mother “disgusting” is not appropriate. People do things that are not always in their best interest or others best interest, that does not make them disgusting, foolish maybe!

  8. Dc says:

    K. Powers did an editorial at the NY Post defending Obama’s lies as simply shrewd politics. ie…all politicians lie, therefore Obama is just playing the game and it’s fortunate for democrats he’s good at it.

    As to the implication of Obama being caught in one lie after another, she just said just what you suggested…..”so what”.

    Democrats don’t “lie”….that’s just good/shrewd politics.

  9. Neo says:

    Obama’s decision to embrace a compromise on FISA legislation — a virtual slap in the face to some progressive bloggers demanding no legal immunity for telecommunications companies — was the catalyst of the recent chatter. Other concerns arose days prior when Obama cut an advertisement on behalf of a conservative southern Democrat whose primary challenger was favored by the liberal blogosphere.

    I suggest that the “nutroots’ get used to disappointment as their “high water mark” has already past.

    With Obama and McCain now tied at 45%, Obama will be under even more pressure to move to the “center”, leaving the progressives to grumble amongst themselves.

  10. Terrye says:

    It is going to get more and more difficult for Obama. The money might start to dry up if the left thinks he is lying to them. Of course he is. He has always has been. The man is a pure opportunist.

  11. Terrye says:

    And people can call this shrewd politics if they like. But those idealistic young people did not chant Obama’s name and drool at the sight of him for politics as usual. In the end, this could well dampen enthusiasm. And that was his greatest asset.

  12. WWS says:

    Kathy – the evidence suggests that Obama’s mother was a communist sympathizer who despised Christianity and the American concept of family. She dumped her own child off on her parents so she could run around the world pursuing her marxist fantasies. Here’s a short biography, and I’ve found nothing to disprove anything in this account.


    Personally, I stand by my characterization of her as disgusting.

  13. BarbaraS says:


    Looking at that post shows me it is worse than I thought. I have thought he was a muslim and acommunist because of his father but now his mother is even worse. And when the article mentioned Seattle that showed me right there the grandparents were extreme left too.

    But I don’t think people care that much about illegitamacy any more. I don’t even care about him being black. What I care about is that he is a communist, a liar, the shiftiest politicician I have ever seen and an inexperienced fool. Also he is a closet muslim and I don’t think he would have America’s best interests at heart.

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