Obama Flip Flops On Scare Tactics

Back in June, President Obama said he wasn’t going to use scare tactics to win political battles. “I’m the President of the United States,” said Obama, “and I want to ensure that I am not engaging in scare tactics.”

Then, just two weeks later, Obama tried to scare the bejesus out of Americans by saying that he wasn’t sure if Social Security checks would go out on time if a deal to raise the debt ceiling wasn’t made in Congress:

So he won’t use scare tactics except when scare tactics are convenient for his political agenda.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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