Friday, May 23, 2008

Obama's Flip-Flopping and his Appeasement of the US Electorate

Barack Obama's policy of appeasement has already been discredited throughout history as an ineffectual and disastrous policy. But what about his policy of appeasement right here in the US? Can he win over the minds and hearts of voters by flip-flopping and waffling on various political issues in order to appease a wide array of voters?

In January of 2004, Barack Obama said it was time "to end the embargo with Cuba" because it had "utterly failed in the effort to overthrow Castro."

[Perhaps this is the reason Fidel Castro endorsed his candidacy. Of course, former Nicaraguan President and Sandinista leader, Daniel Ortega also endorsed his candidacy.]

But in 2007 Obama said, "As president, I'll maintain the embargo -- it's an important inducement for change because we know that Castro's death will not guarantee freedom." - Source

He has flip-flopped on Nafta; on the war in Iraq; on a US troop withdrawal from Iraq; on his willingness to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmandinejad; on PAYGO; on the US Patriot Act, on repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and on public financing - and the list goes on....

Only time will tell if this kind of waffling - as a means of appeasing the entire US electorate - will help him win the general election. But one thing is for certain - Obama's policy of appeasement and his constant flip-flopping has certainly helped him lock up the Democratic Presidential nomination.

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