In regards to political flip-flopping, the majority of politicians do that either because of a sincere change in conviction or for votes. The important thing is how they flip-flop. In 2008 Obama stated that he believes marriage is “between a man and a woman” and that he is “not in favor of gay marriage.” Just recently he changed his tune and said he supports gay marriage. I would say that is a flip –flop in the wrong direction since I support traditional marriage between a man and a woman.
Obama’s Statements Concerning Gay Marriage:
Illinois Senator 1996: “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages,”
Campaign 2008: “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.” – April 17, 2008,
President 2012: “I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” – May 9, 2012, as president, in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC News.
The problem with Obama’s flip-flop was that it occurred during his 2008 Presidential campaign, leading people to believe that he had Christian values when in fact he doesn’t. Now that’s what I call a lie
Romney at one time supported a woman’s right to choose an abortion even though he was against it personally (1994), but later changed his conviction to anti-abortion beginning in 2005. You can View his statements on this site: http://www.ontheissues.org/mitt_romney.htm .
I would say that was a flip-flop in the right direction since I am pro-Life.
So in conclusion, I would say vote for the one who now represents your Core-Values.
As far as the Health Care Issue: The Democratic majority in congress passed the Bill without knowing what was in it. This was Nancy Pelosi’s statement to congress when asked what was in the 2,0000 pages-
“But we have to pass the health care bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Now that’s scary. The funding for this bill is over 1 trillion dollars. We are already in debt for 16 trillion in which Obama during his campaign promised to reduce the dept. There’s a flip-flop for you. Instead, he increased the spending by 5 trillion. We already have a program called Medicaid that pays for many families who do not have Health Insurance. Many of these families are illegal immigrants and are part of the 46-50% that do not pay taxes. Where do you suppose the money will come from to fund such an enormous Health Care Program?
Finally, are you aware that members of congress and the senate have exempt themselves from the Government Health Care Program?
- Flip-flop-flip-flop. Obama’s gay-marriage stance isn’t an evolution. (miamiherald.typepad.com)