Trump Responds to Biden Bailing on His Campaign
'Democracy' Democrats Destroyed For Staging a Coup Against Biden
With Biden Out, Joe Manchin Considers Running for the Democratic Nomination
How Biden's Staff Found Out He Quit
Here We Go: Gavin Newsom Supporters Circulating Anti-Kamala Polling Memo
Joe Biden Quitting the 2024 Race Left the Liberal Media Devastated
Is Biden's Cabinet Now Joining the Plot to Oust Joe?
BREAKING: Joe Biden Drops Out of 2024 Race
'We Will Fight': Harris Responds After Biden Ends Campaign
'Not Fit to Run...Not Fit to Serve': Republican Leaders Demand Biden's Resignation
24 Hours Ago, Biden Insisted He Would Win the Election. What Changed?
AOC Has an Interesting Take on the Election
Here's How Kamala Harris Polls Against Trump — and It's Not Good for...
How Conservatives Are Reacting to Biden Dropping Out of the Race
Here's the First Democrat to Call on Secret Service Director Kim Cheatle to...

Turning on a "Dime"

Ah, the hypocrisy! 

After loud, high-minded attacks on SuperPacs (and even launching a deceptive, in-person attack against the Supreme Court for its decision upholding them at last year's State of the Union), the President' has now decided to support one.  

In another sense, however, the reversal falls perfectly within the framework of the President's longstanding hypocrisy when it comes to campaign finance.  In 2008, he pledged to seek public financing for his election (and accept the accompanying restrictions).  When it became clear he could flourish by breaking his pledge, he did it without hesitation -- becoming the first candidate to forgo public financing since the system was established in the '70's.

Now we have the same phenomenon.  When it suits him, we have the high-minded President standing for campaign fundraising principle -- and then, when that principle threatens to constrain him, he turns on a "dime" and all the foregoing rhetoric becomes "inoperative."

How emblematic of President Obama's modus operandi in so many areas -- from transparency to bipartisanship and so much, much more.


Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos