Hypocrisy of the Day

ArrowUTurnJake Tapper, writing in ABC’s “Political Punch” blog, compared two Barack Obamas.

The Barack Obama of January 29, 2010…

We’re not going to be able to do anything about any of these entitlements if what we do is characterize whatever proposals are put out there as, ‘Well, you know, that’s — the other party’s being irresponsible. The other party is trying to hurt our senior citizens. That the other party is doing X, Y, Z.

…and the Barack Obama of today…

One vision has been championed by Republicans in the House of Representatives and embraced by several of their party’s presidential candidates… This is a vision that says up to 50 million Americans have to lose their health insurance in order for us to reduce the deficit. And who are those 50 million Americans? Many are someone’s grandparents who wouldn’t be able afford nursing home care without Medicaid. Many are poor children. Some are middle-class families who have children with autism or Down’s syndrome. Some are kids with disabilities so severe that they require 24-hour care. These are the Americans we’d be telling to fend for themselves.

Maybe his teleprompter changed over the past year?

Depressingly, the top public comment to this post on the ABC blog when I read it is a complaint from someone named Martin that the discussion is all about race:

That’s all you right wingers do is complain on this blog. Most of you are likely white racist males who are mad because the president is black. Well, get over yourselves. For years, I had to put up with many white guys who were president that didn’t really excite me either. And let’s not even talk about GWB, that’s way too easy! Some of you guys will still be complaining when Obama gets re-elected. America is changing, quit lashing out because you are scared, no you are not getting your country back so deal with it!

Maybe Obama’s teleprompter is a white racist trying to make him look like a hypocrite.

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