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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:34 PM
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Obama was against Atlantic coast oil drilling than rethunk it and is now rethinking it again!
Edited on Thu Apr-29-10 09:37 PM by Better Believe It
I wonder what President Obama will think in August and later this November about Atlantic coast offshore oil drilling?

Obama was for single payer health care and than rethunk it.

Later Obama was for a public option in health care and than rethunk it.

President Obama rethinks stuff a lot!

Cool!


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LakeSamish706 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:37 PM
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1. Not sure what all of that means, but I certainly hope he rethinks more off shore drilling! n/t
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:52 PM
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9. And sticks to his position against offshore oil drilling before he changed it.
Edited on Thu Apr-29-10 09:52 PM by Better Believe It
No more flip flopping, what he correctly accused John McCain of doing in the 2008 election. Oppose offshore oil drilling and stick to it President Obama!





Obama challenges McCain on offshore oil drilling, security
June 18, 2008

Obama and McCain also clashed over energy policies. McCain accused his Democratic opponent of recycling impractical ideas by supporting a tax on windfall oil company profits. Obama criticized his rival's proposed energy plan which called for an end to a federal moratorium on offshore oil drilling.

Obama was quick to criticize McCain for switching positions on offshore drilling. "I think he continues to find himself being pushed further and further to the right in ways that in my mind don't show a lot of leadership," he said.

Obama also said there is "no way that allowing offshore drilling would lower gas prices right now. At best you are looking at five years or more down the road."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008...


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Barack Obama on Offshore Oil Drilling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8fkbEuCQss

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LakeSamish706 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:56 PM
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11. You did your home work, and good for you, cause I have never believed
in oil movement (since the Exxon Valdez spill). There are other kinds of energy available and we should be exploring those and harvesting if available.
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Strelnikov_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:38 PM
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2. Constructive criticism, Mods? n/t
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LakeSamish706 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:41 PM
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3. Whats your problem with this OP? It's right on as far as I can see! n/t
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:43 PM
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4. I think you hit reply when you thought you hit alert.
:shrug:
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:44 PM
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5. Why do you ask? Did Obama NOT change his mind on a number
issues that were important to those who elected him? Was he not FOR a PO before he was against it eg?

Was he not AGAINST mandated insurance before he was for it? And did he not state in the primaries that he was against Offshore drilling before changing his mind recently? Was he not FOR Public School education and support for teachers, (remember that moving speech he made about the value of teachers) before his Education Sec. started a war on teachers and the Public Schools?

I'm not sure what you think constructive criticism is. I understood that criticizing anyone is fine so long as it is factual. I think it's very constructive for citizens not to put blinders on regarding the people they elect. That is what Bush supporters did and we critized them for it. Now, we have people telling us that we need to put blinders on. How is that going to help anything?
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LakeSamish706 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:48 PM
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6. Good post and right on... If this site were to Degenerate to that level, I would
be so outta here.
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:52 PM
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8. Why don't you alert on the OP if you think it's not "constructive"?

What's with the ugly little snide remarks? - Obviously meant for the general audience, not "Mods" (otherwise, you would've contacted Mods directly). :wtf:

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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:29 AM
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16. I don't think the "mods" scour threads waiting to be engaged,
Alert if you feel the post is against the rules.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:50 PM
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7. I hope he rethinks the $54B nuclear bail-out. nt
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:55 PM
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10. Me too! Now that needs some serious rethinking!
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:59 PM
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12. He supported marriage equality when he was a state senate candidate.
Then he ran for higher office and God got in the mix somehow.
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 10:06 PM
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13. He supported single payer back then as well
Edited on Thu Apr-29-10 10:06 PM by dflprincess
but he now claims that opinion "evolved".
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 10:35 PM
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15. His opinions always seem to evolve in a decidedly rightward direction. n/t
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:29 AM
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17. He's pragmatic. nt
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 07:31 AM
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18. And a chess master. n/t
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 10:11 PM
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14. It's be nice if he gave US a clue
Like, say, telling his Press Secretary what his official position is.
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