Gary Gross: Flip-Flops On Flip-Flopping
“The more that Barack Obama talks about energy policy, the more he sounds like a John Kerry flip-flopper.”
Now, aside from the fact that Gross wants to put words in Obama’s mouth that any honest person can tell are not there, he really ought to decide whether or not flip flopping is something to be ashamed of or whether it is something that people will “appreciate”. Less than two months ago, Gross was dismissing the flip flopping of his own candidate
as not such a big deal and actually something that people in the voting public will like.
“Let’s face facts. People know that politicians change their minds all the time. That’s factored into their opinions of politicians. That means, they’ll likely appreciate it when politicians flip-flop into the right policy.”
Really? Are we to believe that when John McCain flip flops on whether or not to allow offshore drilling it is an admirable flip flop but when Barack Obama flip flops on whether or not to allow offshore drilling it is bad? To be certain, Gross does try to explain away the McCain flip flop by making the case that it is acceptable because somehow McCain explained the reasons he had changed his mind. However, what Gross fails to realize is that his partisan blinders were on when reading and even when posting the passage about Obama’s reasoning.
“If, in order to get that passed, we have to compromise in terms of a careful, well thought-out drilling strategy that was carefully circumscribed to avoid significant environmental damage, I don’t want to be so rigid that we can’t get something done,”
WHAT? You mean to tell me that bastard flip flopped by saying he would consider it in order to reach a COMPROMISE! Oh, the humanity! We certainly cannot allow his reasoning to be that he wants to compromise with the other side in order to make sure there is no environmental damage. GIVE ME A BREAK. We want partisanship, partisanship, partisanship and will not tolerate people willing to be Bi-partisan. It is simply, unnatural.Their reasons for flip flopping were virtually identical and the only difference between them is that Gary Gross will gladly explain away any and all flip flops made by John McCain as admirable changes in policy while he will at the same time chastise Barack Obama for politicizing the issue. I would say that the only unreasonable flip flop in the above situation is the one made by Gross. Keep up the good work, Gary, I am certain you will get your Republican Party drone badge very soon.