Saturday, July 12, 2008

Obama's soul firesale:

William Yardly reports in the NYT today the natives are getting restless in the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.

Young grassroots activists, the types who would have otherwise have been voting for Ralph Nader or Dennis Kucinich, got sucked into Obama's message of . . . whatever it is . . . and registered as Dems to vote for the new messiah.

Now, however, Yardly writes, "after critics have accused Mr. Obama of shifting positions on issues like the war in Iraq, the Bush administration’s program of wiretapping without warrants, gun control and the death penalty — all in what some view as a shameless play to a general election audience "many of these kids have had it.

They're warning the Party they're going back to the green party or whereever they came from.

This is the part that kind of torks me off a little, this additude coming from the establishment, the grownups.

"Many Obama supporters said the most vocal complaining about various policy positions was largely relegated to liberal bloggers . . . 'I think it’s accentuated by the fact that Obama’s appeal is an appeal to idealism,' said Kari Chisholm, who runs a blog,, and does Internet strategy for Democratic candidates.

'They believe their ideology is the only idealism and Obama’s is very mainstream. I’m not surprised they’re getting a little cranky. They’ve always been kind of cranky. A mainstream Democrat has always been too mainstream for them.'”

A mainstream Democrat? Richard Nixon would be a liberal crank these days compared to how far right the Party has gone. All that crazy stuff about the environment, the death penalty, government spying, taxpayer funded faith-based policies (and probably abortion, too, if Obama's handlers think he thinks he can get a bump in the polls) is so out there on the fringe for the Democratic party.

Before you know it, Obama will be leading the charge on the march to Tehran (he's already ceded jerusalem to Israel) and anyone who dares question that will also be some wide-eyed liberal crank.

I understand the all out effort to get the White House back, but not at any price. If Obama winds up just being tweedle-dum once he gets in, what's the point?



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