Thursday, January 31, 2008

Obama's Support for Rumsfeld and Bush (Video)

Obama's latest negative attack on Sen. Hillary Clinton distorts her record and paints her as the always-wrong candidate, while presenting himself as the candidate who was right on day one.

It's a testimony to the power of charm, or emotion, that Obama can get away with calling himself 'the unity candidate' while creating division in the Democratic Party by using RNC talking points against Hillary Clinton.

Obama, the unity candidate, can get away with the claim that he has better judgment than Hillary on the war and everything else, for now, largely because we know so little about him. Barack Obama continues to be the darling of the corporate media and his supporters are so swept away by the charm, charisma, and love that they really don't want to hear anything about all the times that Obama was wrong. Or all the times that Obama was right merely because he didn't vote.

Folks, it's getting awfully late in the primary season to know so little about a man who may be our nominee.

Today the candidate who advertises himself as the unity candidate asserts:

It's not enough to say you'll be ready from Day One — you have to be right from Day One.

In 2001, the candidate who for good reason continues to lose the liberal vote (52-34) to Hillary Clinton was, um, so very very wrong:

"I dont think that soon-to-be-Secretary Rumsfeld is in any way out of the mainstream of American political life. And I would argue that the same would be true for the vast majority of the Bush nominees, and I give him credit for that." -- Barack Obama, 2001

There can be no doubt that the RNC is happily doing the media's job and already they know more about Obama than we do.

My apologies to my friends who are Obama supporters, but I am wary of candidates who claim to be above politics as usual while employing RNC talking points and who claim to be uniters, not dividers, while overtly creating division -- on the left. But most of all, I am alarmed at how little we know about Barack Obama.