Candidate Obama says that individual mandate is unconstitutional. President Obama says it’s fine, or perhaps why pay attention to that old, hard to understand document. But that’s the price one can pay when one has no principles, and doesn’t rely on logic or facts for argument.
What we see here is, indirectly, what’s meant by the claim that Modern American Leftism is based on deceit. What was Obama doing in these two instances? Clearly, using logic and fact in a purely tactical way to advance his agenda and personal interests. But what are those? Without stable principles, without some publicly acknowledged foundation, one can’t know. I think that’s on purpose, that MALists such as Obama know they dare not come right out and say what they think. Therefore they emit a continuous fog of deception. This is just another example.