Of course: 2014 Obama’s position on Ex-Im Bank is the opposite of 2008 Obama’s

posted at 7:21 pm on August 1, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

In the words of my friend Jim Geraghty of National Review, every single Obama statement has an expiration date.

2008: The Export Import Bank is “little more than a fund for corporate welfare.”

2014:

“But for some reason, right now the House Republicans have decided that we shouldn’t do this, which means that when American companies go overseas and they’re trying to close a sale on selling Boeing planes, for example, or a GE turbine or some other American product that has all kinds of subcontractors behind it and is creating all kinds of jobs and all of sorts of small businesses depend on that sale, and that American company’s going up against a German company or a Chinese company, and the Chinese and the American — the German company are providing financing and the American company isn’t, we may lose that sale,” Obama argued.

“Why — when did that become something that Republicans opposed? It’d be like me having a car dealership for Ford, and the Toyota dealership offers somebody financing and I don’t. We will lose business, and we’ll lose jobs if we don’t pass it,” Obama continued.

I could ask the same question in reverse. “Why, uhhhh, when did that become something that President Obama supported?” Indeed, some conservatives oppose it for some reason. What could that reason be? It could be the exact reason Obama claimed to object to it in 2008.

I’m genuinely curious about something like this. There are so very many incidents like this—shameless, complete 180s, most of which completely disregard the fact he ever held another position. And, now such declarations are separated by so much more time. Do you think he remembers saying this in 2008? Or, was it just one of the thousand reasonable sounding positions Favs wrote down in a giant list for him, ready to be called forth flanked by a phalanx of straw men at any moment. Do you think he has any idea what his own position on Ex-Im Bank is beyond position-that-plausibly-allows-mockery-of-slim-majority-of-Republicans-on-national-stage?

Lesser figures— you know, like Republicans running for state senate and stuff—are required to know and adhere to various policy positions and explain when they don’t. A spokesperson at the White House has, at least, had to clarify their change in position once on this, thanks to the Washington Post. It’s just a restatement of the new position without explaining the change beyond, “because recession.” His 2008 remarks came about a week after the initial crash of the markets and implosion of banking that led to TARP in October. At that time, eliminating the Ex-Im’s “corporate welfare,” as he himself termed it, was still part of his vision for “Reforming Washington.”

Since the President took office, the Ex-Im bank has served an important role in helping firms access financing when private sources of finance dried up as a result of the recession in the beginning of the administration. Since then, the Ex-Im bank has been a vital source for these firms, and is key to helping us achieve our export goals and supporting thousands of businesses across the country large and small. We urge Congress to act to reauthorize the bank

When asked by the Post, the White House added, “Reagan did it.” (paraphrased)

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Shameless hypocrite aka Democrat.

ramesees on August 1, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Zer0 has groown. Nothing coming out of the District of Corruption can be trysted. It doesn’t matter if it’s from the GOP, or the DimoKKKraps. Both parties , along with th bureaucrats, are utterly corrupt.

Quartermaster on August 1, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I could ask the same question in reverse. “Why, uhhhh, when did that become something that President Obama supported?”

When it was him and his cronies that started profiting from it. Not everyone is willing to leave the White House dead broke.

Flange on August 1, 2014 at 7:28 PM

presidentin’ = Hard

SMACKRUNNER on August 1, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Great pic of our first Black & Blue President, MKH …

ShainS on August 1, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Wise Latina:

A Mexican drug trafficker who assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent and sent him to the emergency room got his assault charges dismissed in exchange for pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges.

Earlier this week Miguel Angel Andrade went before U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez where he pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle loaded with more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana when he was arrested in the area known as La Rosita, Texas.

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/08/01/Mexican-Drug-Trafficker-Assaults-Border-Patrol-Agent-Gets-Charges-Dismissed

davidk on August 1, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Position.
Is.
Evolving.

{See how ‘brilliant’ he is?

socalcon on August 1, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Mr. Geraghty is only half right. Either the One says (something) (anything) (everything) with an expiration date OR it’s just an outright lie from the get-go. Frequently it’s both. And to think 40% have no clue …

Infidelius on August 1, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Time for another pivot and a laser like focus!

KMC1 on August 1, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Great pic of our first Black & Blue President, MKH …

ShainS on August 1, 2014 at 7:32 PM

love his blue eyeshadow!

poppieseeds on August 1, 2014 at 7:45 PM

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davidk on August 1, 2014 at 7:49 PM

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davidk on August 1, 2014 at 7:51 PM

US Senator McCain: ‘We are with the Israelis…if they don’t have the Iron Dome, they can’t defend themselves’

The US Senate passed Friday the $2.7 billion border security funding bill that included $225 million in funding for Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system.

The funding bill had stalled on Thursday when it failed to clear a procedural hurdle, not related to Israel or the operation on Gaza, by a vote of 50-44, 10 short of the 60 needed with the Republicans objecting to the cost of the measure.

But by Friday the bill had been approved with unanimous support.

http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/americas/38834-140801-us-senate-stalls-iron-dome-funding

davidk on August 1, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Mr. Geraghty is only half right. Either the One says (something) (anything) (everything) with an expiration date OR it’s just an outright lie from the get-go. Frequently it’s both. And to think 40% 51% have no clue …

Infidelius on August 1, 2014 at 7:44 PM

FIFY, since Obama was re-elected in 2012.

Obama 2008: America is allied with Eastasia, and at war with Eurasia.

Obama 2014: America is allied with Eurasia, and at war with Eastasia.

Next President, 2017: America is allied with no one, and at war with the rest of the world, because of Obama.

Steve Z on August 1, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Zer0 has groown. Nothing coming out of the District of Corruption can be trysted. It doesn’t matter if it’s from the GOP, or the DimoKKKraps. Both parties , along with th bureaucrats, are utterly corrupt.

Quartermaster on August 1, 2014 at 7:28 PM

You mean that Obama didn’t have a tryst with Chris Matthews?

Steve Z on August 1, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Mr. Geraghty is only half right. Either the One says (something) (anything) (everything) with an expiration date OR it’s just an outright lie from the get-go. Frequently it’s both. And to think 40% have no clue

Infidelius on August 1, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Do you remember that poll a few months back where only 15% said Obama never lies? My point is, even most of that 40% is aware that he lies, so there’s more to it than cluelessness. They just don’t care that he lies, which is worse.

non-nonpartisan on August 1, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Throwback Flip-Flops

GOP = Flip-Flop
Jugears = Evolve

LSM and their double-standards.

Patriot Vet on August 1, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Do you remember that poll a few months back where only 15% said Obama never lies? My point is, even most of that 40% is aware that he lies, so there’s more to it than cluelessness. They just don’t care that he lies, which is worse.

non-nonpartisan on August 1, 2014 at 8:11 PM

They think it’s funny, which I guess it might be if you’re stoned.

98ZJUSMC on August 1, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Does Obamacare cover whiplash?

rbj on August 1, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Wait…so when did he go through the budget ‘line by line’ and eliminate unnecessary spending, as he claimed he’d do there? Can’t believe so many gullible morons bought it hook, line, and sinker.

changer1701 on August 1, 2014 at 9:04 PM

I’m genuinely curious about something like this. There are so very many incidents like this—shameless, complete 180s, most of which completely disregard the fact he ever held another position.

You don’t think that he actually LIED to get into office??? GASP.

The Rogue Tomato on August 1, 2014 at 9:08 PM

You don’t think that he actually LIED to get into office??? GASP.

The Rogue Tomato on August 1, 2014 at 9:08 PM

I don’t think he’s capable of telling the truth. Anymore than either of the Clintons are.

The difference is that while Bill Clinton is a compulsive liar, and Hillary! is a vicious, unprincipled beeyotch who lies just for the thrill of it, even when telling the truth would be in her own best interest, The One only sees the fantasy universe in his head.

And there, everything is true whenever he wants it to be.

When he finally leaves, I suspect he’ll be singing a little jingle along the lines of,

I only listen to the voices in my head,

Oh, I only listen the voices in my head.

(Finale) I ONLY LISS-TEN TO THE VOIIICCESS INN MYYY HEADDDDD!!

clear ether

eon

eon on August 1, 2014 at 9:28 PM

2008 was before Obama realized he could use the EXIM Bank as a payoff for political support.

Adjoran on August 1, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Obama has no idea what his speechwriters have him say. Other than his usual redistribution schtick.

disa on August 1, 2014 at 9:39 PM

We’ve always been at war with Eastasia.

TheYeomanFarmer on August 1, 2014 at 10:18 PM

You mean that Obama didn’t have a tryst with Chris Matthews?
Steve Z on August 1, 2014 at 8:01 PM

presidentin’ = Hard
SMACKRUNNER on August 1, 2014 at 7:31 PM

1. He lacks the wherewithal to get anything “up” for any kind of tryst.

2. Again, Hard What?

3. Gutless, slimy, parasitical monster. [Apologies to slimy, parasitical monsters everywhere].

RL on August 1, 2014 at 10:20 PM

I think stories like these are what’s most infuriating about the idiotic pundits who keep regurgitating the mantra that all conservatives do is “hate” on Obama or act as “obstructionists.” The man doesn’t stand for anything on principle other than amassing power and political expediency. That’s all. Nothing more. Almost everything he’s ever said during the ’08 campaign has rung hollow and if done over, he wouldn’t have had a shot in hell of winning the presidency.

Aizen on August 1, 2014 at 10:29 PM

The LiV will never believe this…

ExpressoBold on August 1, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Well, duh.

This empty headed, jug eared imbecile has no beliefs or morality held dear, he is merely a cypher that reads what is on his magical telewubbies in an overly dramatic baritone.

He has no idea what he read yesterday today or tomorrow, he merely delivers it in a palatable and tv drama quality manner that entertains the chuckleheads waiting on their free stuff.

Everybody wins. Except, you know…America.

Bread and circus. Then neo Nero futzing around on a golf course.

Yippee n’ stuff. Enjoy the suck, evabody.

GrassMudHorsey on August 2, 2014 at 12:43 AM

the White House added, “Reagan did it.”

This is known Officially as the Alan Colmes Defense.

RADIOONE on August 2, 2014 at 7:34 AM

O’Bozo — The Clown President

Jaibones on August 2, 2014 at 8:12 AM

The Evolver in Chief

RdLake on August 2, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Let me be perfectly clear, uh, ah, er, duh, uh, uh, um, I, er, uh, we, uh, er, um, BUSH.

vnvet on August 2, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Pants. Crease.

Kenosha Kid on August 2, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Position.
Is.
Evolving.

From monkeys.

Dolce Far Niente on August 2, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Anywhere I can find an updated compilation of his promises and the subsequent contradiction?

I realize his blind followers don’t care, but perhaps there are a few GDIs (fraternity lingo for Gosh darn independents, as it were) who might wake up.

My sister has a friend who actually posted a story claiming that Obama has the second lowest deficits in USA history. Some people will believe anything.

mankai on August 2, 2014 at 11:04 AM