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The New Obama Dance..The Flip and Hedge

by @ 5:01 on August 2, 2008. Filed under Energy.

After looking foolish attempting to explain that the surge didn’t cause the increased security in Iraq, Barack Obama has learned that when you have no core beliefs and are forced to change a position to get elected, you need to make sure that you hedge your changes to keep maintain plausible deniability on the issue with your radical base.

After telling us numerous times that he was against any increased oil drilling, today, Barack waffled on the topic.   When discussing  a new proposal put together by a bipartisan group of Congressmen Barack said:

“‘If, in order to get that passed, we have to compromise in terms of a careful, well thought-out drilling strategy that was carefully circumscribed to avoid significant environmental damage – I don’t want to be so rigid that we can’t get something done,’ Obama said.”

Obviously Barack has seen that McCain’s closing in the national polls is as much about McCain’s position on energy as it is people’s concern about the Obama “risk” factor, hence his change.

“Don’t want to be rigid?” He’s giving cooked spaghetti a bad name he’s so “flexible” on his positions.

As I mentioned, Barack hedged his flexibility with:

“‘I think it’s important for the American people to understand we’re not going to drill our way out of this problem,’ he said. ‘It’s also important to recognize if you start drilling now you won’t see a drop of oil for ten years, which means its not going to have a significant impact on short-term prices. Every expert agrees on that.'”

I think Barack’s hedge let the Dem’s cat out of the bag.

Barack and the Dems know that they are behind the eight ball with energy. They will be forced to accept some form of an energy compromise, prior to the election, to mollify the strong public sentiment on the issue. However, just because they agree to the bill, doesn’t mean that they will take the next step and clear the decks so that stupid, inane, time wasting and meant to intentionally block, lawsuits, from the Dem’s leftest compatriots, are prevented. Of course not.

Barack, Harry and Nancy will do what they consider politically expedient for the election and then conspire with the Envirowhacko portion of their base to ensure that not “a drop of oil for ten years.”

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