Ever since abandoning the good ship Captains Quarters to become Michelle Malkin’s Gilligan on the SS Earthbound Cheerleader , Cap’n Ed has gone a little cabin crazy and the occasional synapses of honest common sense have gone the way of his hair. Today, Cap’n Ed discovers that Barack Obama doesn’t exactly hold the same views that he held… in 1996:
So what were Obama’s positions in 1996, according to the questionnaire that bears his handwriting?
* Opposed to parental notification on abortions. He amended this to say that he might possibly support it for 12- or 13-year-olds, but no older.
* Flatly opposed the death penalty, a position he denied ever having.
* Supported bans on the sale, possession, and manufacture of guns, again a position he denied ever taking.
Those positions won’t even fly with a large number of Democrats, let alone in a general election. The Hillary Clinton campaign has already begun making the argument to superdelegates that Obama holds extremist views so out of touch with the American electorate that he can’t possibly win in November. The questionnaire will bolster that argument, especially on guns, where the Democrats had tried to soften their stance since Al Gore lost his home state of Tennessee in 2000.
Once again, we have more evidence that Obama represents nothing more than the political winds. He has zero credibility, zero experience, and a penchant for telling people what they want to hear rather than any truth about what he actually believes. Either he lied to IVI or he’s lying now.
Telling people what they want to hear rather than what they actually believe? What kind of monster would do such a thing? I’m glad you asked: