I love this story. It proves what I’ve been saying about Barack Obama for a long time.
During his first run for elected office, Barack Obama played a greater role than his aides now acknowledge in crafting liberal stands on gun control, the death penalty and abortionâ€“ positions that appear at odds with the more moderate image heâ€™s projected during his presidential campaign.
The evidence comes from an amended version of an Illinois voter groupâ€™s detailed questionnaire, filed under his name during his 1996 bid for a state Senate seat.
Late last year, in response to a Politico story about Obamaâ€™s answers to the original questionnaire, his aides said he â€œnever saw or approvedâ€ the questionnaire.
They asserted the responses were filled out by a campaign aide who â€œunintentionally mischaracterize(d) his position.â€
But a Politico examination determined that Obama was actually interviewed about the issues on the questionnaire by the liberal Chicago non-profit group that issued it. And it found that Obama â€“ the day after sitting for the interview â€“ filed an amended version of the questionnaire, which appears to contain Obamaâ€™s own handwritten notes adding to one answer.
There are two major components to this story.
1.) Obama lied about filling out the questionnaire. Lying is not good for a presidential campaign, just asked Hillary Clinton. And he lied for a reason, the stances on issues that were laid out in this questionnaire are extremely liberal and not good for a presidential run, which usually favors moderates.
2.) Obama’s a gecko, he will portray his beliefs differently depending on who’s he talking to, who’s voting for him, or who’s interviewing him. For example, the article states, “But a Politico examination determined that Obama was actually interviewed about the issues on the questionnaire by the liberal Chicago non-profit group that issued it.” So the questionnaire comes from a liberal group, do you think if the questionnaire came from and independent or moderate group the answers would have been different? I think so.
This guy is playing a game, he’s morphing his beliefs into something less damning in an effort to get elected president. It’s unfortunate that people haven’t realized that yet.
If you want more information on what exactly was filled out on the form click the link to the story.