19 August 2008

The Flip-Flop: An Exhaustive Examination

Though not by me.

No, this in depth analysis is provided courtesy of American Thinker's Paul Shlichta. He's very good.

I highly recommend you peruse American Thinker daily. The blog--with all its writers--is thoughtful, intelligent, and incisive.

A selection from the post:
"Flip-flop" is usually just a politician's way of saying that an opponent has changed sides on an issue. But in fact, such a change can be good or bad. The primary index of infamy is not the degree or frequency of change but rather the motive for doing so. I therefore propose that we to define flip-flopping as "changing sides in a political issue for a dishonest or deceptive motive".
Flip-flopping probably hit its peak during the 2004 campaign when Kerry was successfully pegged as king flip-flopper by the Bush campaign. It will be interesting to see the degree of prominence it attains in the coming, final months of the 2008 Presidential campaign.

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