Ask any ex-lib what did it for them…what was the last straw that led him away from the left and toward the right, and he will tell you it was the “assploding hypocrisy”.. Not every person who is drawn to feel-good liberalism is an Alinskyite, so stories like this one must make them recoil:
Mr. Obama established the commission in February, saying debt and deficits can “hobble our economy” and “saddle every child in America with an intolerable burden.”
Yet the president’s decision to establish a commission to address a problem he described as potentially catastrophic seems odd in light of his earlier criticism of commissions in general. As Ari Shapiro noted on National Public Radio today, the president mocked the notion of commissions to address problems back when he was a candidate.
Here’s Mr. Obama on September 18, 2008, not long after the economic collapse: “Senator McCain’s first answer to this economic crisis was – get ready for it – a commission. That’s Washington-speak for ‘we’ll get back to you later.’”
“Folks, we don’t need a commission to spend a few years and a lot of taxpayer money to tell us what’s going on in our economy,” he continued. “We don’t need a commission to tell us gas prices are high or that you can’t pay your bills. We don’t need a commission to tell us you’re losing your jobs. We don’t need a commission to study this crisis, we need a President who will solve it – and that’s the kind of President I intend to be.
If Obama has any core beliefs at all, it is that power is to be attained by any means available. Period. The “truth” is whatever he needs it to be on any given day.
Hat tip: Weasel Zippers