Obama changes position

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    Obama changes position

    “Today, the U.S. Senate will approve legislation providing the immunity Barack Obama supposedly opposed, and despite his promise, he will not support a filibuster. What Barack Obama will do is show that he's willing to change positions, break campaign commitments and undermine his own words in his quest for higher office."

    The FISA fight: Before going to New York for those fundraisers, Obama spends his day on the Senate floor, where he will vote for the compromise FISA legislation, which has angered some of his supporters. Not surprisingly, the McCain campaign has already pounced on this. "A few short months ago, Barack Obama outwardly opposed terrorist surveillance legislation, saying that he would filibuster any bill that includes immunity for American telecommunications companies that had been asked by the government to participate in the program,” McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds said in a statement. “Today, the U.S. Senate will approve legislation providing the immunity Barack Obama supposedly opposed, and despite his promise, he will not support a filibuster. What Barack Obama will do is show that he's willing to change positions, break campaign commitments and undermine his own words in his quest for higher office."

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    Are you shocked he is just another politician?
     
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    Folks, we've got a live salmon here, flailing on the boat. A year ago he ripped this as unconstitutional, all the while ripping Bush for trashing the constitution. He just helped sign it into law today.

    Obama latest reversal
     
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    What do you expect from a political Animal who only wants votes and power.
     
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    Thom Hartmann was explaining why 30 Democrats voted for this FISA bill.

    1. Some were paid off

    2. Some were covering their own butts.

    3. Some made a politically calculated move.

    Obama did number three. Thom said, "he shouldn't have, because the Republicans are goiing to beat him up regardless.

    Keep in mind EVERY Republican voted for this bill. So don't vote for McCain based on this. I'd say the lesser of the two evils is the Democrats. And they are the only ones that might undo this next year.

    PS. The ACLU is going to sue the government, but it can't be in civil court. And, it is much harder to get a guilty verdict in criminal court.
     

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