Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Beyond words

I still meet conservatives all around me who don't know why Barack Obama would make a bad president. How do you explain to people that besides his almost Huckabeeish ignorance of history and foreign affairs and policy, he's just ridiculously socialistic. We have never had a president even close to as far left as he is.

Why doesn't anyone realize it? Probably because no one is asking him. Here's a good piece on the man behind the veneer.

...the truth is that Mr. Obama is the single most liberal senator in the entire U.S. Senate. He is more liberal than Ted Kennedy, Bernie Sanders, or Mrs. Clinton.

Never in my life have I seen a presidential frontrunner whose rhetoric is so far removed from his record. Walter Mondale promised to raise our taxes, and he lost. George McGovern promised military weakness, and he lost. Michael Dukakis promised a liberal domestic agenda, and he lost.

Yet Mr. Obama is promising all those things, and he's not behind in the polls. Why? Because the press has dealt with him as if he were in a beauty pageant.


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