Expanded Flip Flop

Proving once again that in Barack's eyes, any position that matches up with the polls is a good position, The One has now expanded his flip flop on the oil crisis. Last week, he backed off of his opposition to offshore drilling. Today...
Democrat Barack Obama called today for tapping the nation's strategic oil reserves to help drive down gasoline prices, a shift from his previous position on the issue.

The reversal is the second refinement in Obama's energy policy. Last week, he said that he would reluctantly consider accepting some offshore oil drilling. Obama had previously said he opposed such drilling, which is strongly backed by rival John McCain, who has urged that states be allowed to decide whether to drill.
Losing ground to McCain on the issues, Barack has now adopted McCain's positions, even while arguing that McCain holds the wrong positions! Oh, this Obama is a slippery character.
In his speech at Michigan State University, Obama, who celebrates his 47th birthday today, tipped his hat to McCain, quoting the Arizona Republican: "Our dangerous dependence on foreign oil has been 30 years in the making and was caused by the failure of politicians in Washington to think long-term about the future of the country," Obama said.

"What Sen. McCain neglected to mention was that during those 30 years, he was in Washington for 26 of them," Obama said.
And remember when, during primary season, Barack attacked McCain's gas tax rollback proposal as a gimmick? Barack now supports the gimmicks of tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserves and a Windfall Profits Tax, both of which may sound good to voters, but would have no positive effect on the price of oil.

To learn why, read this:

Tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is an energy solution for politicians who are not serious about real energy solutions, but H.R 6578 seeks to do just that.
And this:
...according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), is that the 1980s windfall profits tax depressed the domestic production and extraction industry and furthered our dependence on foreign sources of oil.1