If Obama changed his mind on an issue since since 2008, does that make him a lia

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  1. IDONO profile image78
    IDONOposted 6 years ago

    If Obama changed his mind on an issue since since 2008, does that make him a liar?

    If the president doesn't answer to something almost immediately, he is said to be hiding something. If he says something and then changes his mind after certain events he I said to be a liar.

  2. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    I am not an Obama fan but I think his intentions are good whether I agree with him or not.

    Unlike many non-Obama fans, I do not think he is lying if he changes his mind, but perhaps he has had a genuine change of heart. I just can't see evil everywhere I look. I'm trying to put the best construction on things and it isn't always easy--but I'm trying.

    1. IDONO profile image78
      IDONOposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. I think we will see a lot more mind changing on his part because he no longer has to be concerned about re-election issues. I think we will see what he really believes instead of what his political party want us to believe.

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    ahorsebackposted 6 years ago

    Niether this time nor last did I vote for  Pres. Obama ,  I believed him then and now to be too politicaly  inexperienced to be president .    I have no  qualms with him  or his office  except I believe him to be to  much of a social and entitlemet reformer to be effective as a world leader .  He was elected completely out of political correctness by  Americans hoping for another " Chamelot ". Utopian   dreamers  . Is he a liar ? I don't think so , yet  I do believe he will be remembered for accoplishing very little in the end ......but the  ever increasing division of economic classes   in my  country

    1. IDONO profile image78
      IDONOposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      He's the most politically experienced president I know. He's the only president. Other than former presidents, who has more? I feel he'll accomplish a lot now. Popularity means nothing now. I didn't say it would all be good.

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image89
    M. T. Dremerposted 6 years ago

    That depends. If you say you don't like salad one day, then someone introduces you to a good salad and you change your mind, does that make you a liar? People change their minds about things every day, based on any number of variables, yet we like to attack politicians for doing the same thing. I understand that someone who changes their mind every day might come off as wishy washy, but changing stance on a long held issue, doesn't necessarily mean they've betrayed all of their constituents. There are a lot of issues that desperately need politicians to start changing their minds on. One of which is gay marriage. When Obama was elected, he was in favor of civil unions. Then, a few years later he changed his mind and decided gay marriage should be legal. This is an example of how changing ones mind can be a good, productive thing.

    1. IDONO profile image78
      IDONOposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, to a point. But changing his mind on an issue that now his view agrees with yours doesn't mean it's good. What if it were the other way around? Is it now good? Open-mindedness is the key.

  5. Tusitala Tom profile image64
    Tusitala Tomposted 6 years ago

    There is a saying, "As empty as a politcian's promise."   Certainly here in Australia this rings true, as almost everything politician, regardless of their political persuasion or party, once in power appear to backslide on a goodly number of their promises.    The promises are often made to get them into office.   All but the very naive among use realize this, but we vote them in, anyway.

    Personally, I think the the USA current president is more than your average politician.   I would classify him as a world statesman; one of the best presidents America has had - and think history will show this...though the way human nature works, it'll be after he's passed into the afterlife.

    President Obama took over just prior to the second largest economic crash in world history.  He didn't throw up his arms in despair but set to work endeavouring to bring about American economic recovery.  This meant a lot of 'belt tightening,' and people don't like that. 

    Whether Barack Obama can get America back is hard to say.  Chances are he'll get a lot of the hard work done before his final term is over, and the party and person who supersedes his/him will stand up to take the credit.   But that again, is what politicians tend to do.

    1. IDONO profile image78
      IDONOposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank Aussie. Isn't it sad that it takes someone on the other side of the world to recognize reality in the United States? People want him to cut programs as long as they aren't theirs. The saying is, " What's right doesn't always feel good." THX


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