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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

Continue Reading at Liberty Unyielding…

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