Flashback: Obama ‘unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution’

Flashback: Obama ‘unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution’

President Obama is not exactly known for being consistent on issues. Some of his more egregious statements are pretty well known, such as his stated position in 2003 on nationalizing health care, for example:

“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan. A single payer, health care plan, Universal health care plan, that is what I would like to see. But as you all know, we may not get there immediately…”  Barack Obama, March, 2003

Other oft-quoted creepy quotes include his statement on a “civilian national security force,” (By the way, did you know that this quote was “off-script”? He actually deviated from his speech on that one):

“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

Or how about his whispered statement to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on his “flexibility after the election.”

But there are some that you may not remember.

Liberty Unyielding is here to remind you:

“I am a big believer in our constitutional structure. I mean, I’m a law professor at the University of Chicago teaching constitutional law. I am a great admirer of our founding charter, and its resolve to prevent theocracies from forming, and its resolve to prevent disruptive strains of fundamentalism from taking root in this country.” Barack Obama, March, 2004

“When we run our budget into red ink for things that we want instead of things that we need, we’re indicating that we’re not yet full-grown.” Barack Obama, June 2006

“But I don’t think we are going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately, there’s going to be potentially some transition process. I can envision a decade out, or 15 years out, or 20 years out.” – Barack Obama at SEIU Health Care Forum,  March, 2007

“I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution,” Obama told an audience at a campaign fundraiser. “I believe in an attorney general who is actually the people’s lawyer, not the president’s lawyer.” – Barack Obama on George Bush, 2007

“I don’t want Bush-Cheney lite…I want a fundamental change.” Barack Obama referring to Hillary Clinton, 2007

“We are at the same levels of violence now that we were back in June of 2006.” Barack Obama on Troop Surge in Iraq in 2007

“As a general principle, I believe that the Constitution confers an individual right to bear arms. But just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can’t constrain the exercise of that right, in the same way that we have a right to private property but local governments can establish zoning ordinances that determine how you can use it.”  – Barack Obama, April 2008

“What I said was, I would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness.” – Barack Obama, April 2008 (Reminds me of this)

“And you don’t increase spending, unless you’re eliminating some spending or you’re finding some new revenue. That’s how we got an additional $4 trillion worth of debt under George Bush. That is helping to undermine our economy. And it’s going to change when I’m president of the United States.”  – Barack Obama, April 2008

“Are they living in a country where we are hated around the world because we don’t cooperate with other countries as effectively as we should? Are they living in a country where they are threatened by terrorism and a nuclear explosion could happen in a major American city? Are they living in a country in which because of a lack of sensible energy we are not only ransoming our future, but we’re also threatening the very livelihood of the planet?” Barack Obama on the futures of his daughters in America, 2008

“…no one’s more mindful than me of the fact that we can’t have a bill that simply blows up an additional entitlement that’s not paid for…Congress needs to know that when I say this has to be deficit neutral, I mean it.” Obama on Affordable Care Act, 2009

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Renee Nal

Renee Nal

Renee Nal is a co-founder of TavernKeepers.com, a news and political commentary site founded by former Glenn Beck interns. She is also the National Conservative Examiner. Renee is an associate producer for Trevor Loudon's political documentary, 'The Enemies Within.'


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