February 28, 2008
Talking Points for "Obamacans"?
I don't know whether what I'm about to quote from is the Talk Left piece Glenn Reynolds linked earlier, but I couldn't get it to open, and I found this anyway. Whether it's the same piece or not, it's just too rich for me to ignore.
Former San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez looks at Barack Obama's record from a leftist point of view. To say that he finds it lacking is to put it mildly. I'm not an Obama supporter, but the points Gonzalez ticks off damn near looks like it was compiled for Republicans for Obama! And while I've been very easy with Obama, I have to say that if this stuff is even half true, I can breathe a bit easier.
I'll try to include most of the points in abbreviated form, but the whole piece is worth reading closely, and please bear in mind that the following has not verified for accuracy by me. According to Gonzalez, Obama committed all of the following sins:
....voted to approve every war appropriation the Republicans have put forward, totaling over $300 billion. He also voted to confirm Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of State despite her complicity in the Bush Administration's various false justifications for going to war in Iraq.Sheesh!
And this Obama guy calls himself a Democrat? Who'd have thought that all these years he was a secret tool of the right wing agenda?
(Now I'm wishing more than ever that I hadn't let RepublicansforObama.com lapse!)
I remain more loyal to my values, and I'm glad to say that I want no part in the Obama craze sweeping our country.Well, as a McCain supporter I can hardly describe myself as being into Obamamania. But I'm tempted to give the guy another long look. Gonzalez makes him appear to be not only to the right of Hillary, but substantially so.
After going through the Gonzalez post, I'm now finally able to read the link which wouldn't work earlier. It's a post by Jeralyn Merritt which approvingly links the Gonzalez post, but without the details. (It was fortuitous that I took the time to read source link in the time I couldn't get the post which linked it to open.)
It's probably worth pointing out that Gonzalez has just been selected as Ralph Nader's running mate.
Were I Gonzalez or Nader, I would much prefer to run against Hillary.
AFTERTHOUGHT: In the earlier days of this blog, I used to enjoy writing political satire. Increasingly, it seems that politics is becoming satire.
(Maybe I should take things more seriously.)
MORE: Oh, I almost forgot. Rush Limbaugh is urging Republicans to vote for Hillary.
No seriously, he is!
Does that mean Obama is for RINOs, but Hillary is for real conservatives?
(Please, someone, make it all stop before I lose my mind.)
posted by Eric on 02.28.08 at 03:50 PM
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