Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Democratic rising star

Barack Obama is supposed to be the rising start of the Democratic party. He's young, black, successful and energetic. Unfortunately(for them) he's also a very typical democrat. Here is is on Sunday sounding like a sensible moderate guy that isn't a moonbat type:
AP Wire | 01/29/2006 | Sen. Obama criticizes filibuster tactic: "'We need to recognize, because Judge Alito will be confirmed, that, if we're going to oppose a nominee that we've got to persuade the American people that, in fact, their values are at stake,' Obama said.

'There is an over-reliance on the part of Democrats for procedural maneuvers,' he told ABC's 'This Week.'

Sens. John Kerry and Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts are urging fellow Democrats to support a filibuster, citing in part Alito's conservative record on abortion and deference to executive power."

"There's one way to guarantee that the judges who are appointed to the Supreme Court are judges that reflect our values. And that's to win elections," Obama said.
However in that same article he falls in to the Democratic trap of confusing conservatism with extremism. %51 of America voted for a President with conservative views on abortion, death penalty, and affirmative action. You may not agree with the conservative line on these issues but you can hardly call them extreme. And yet that's exactly what Obama does:
Obama cast Alito as a judge "who is contrary to core American values, not just liberal values."
So even though he knows Alito is going to be confirmed and realizes that the only solution for his party is to win elections, he still calls conservatives "contrary to core American values". He even joined Kerry, Kennedy, Reid, and Pelosi in their stupid fillibuster attempt last night:
One Independent, Jim Jeffords of Vermont, voted no on cutting off debate, as did 24 Democrats, including Evan Bayh (Ind.), Joe Biden (Del.), Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein of Calif.; Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer of N.Y.; Mark Dayton (Minn.), Christopher Dodd (Conn.), Dick Durbin and Barack Obama of Ill.; Russ Feingold (Wis.) Kennedy and Kerry (Mass.), Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez of N.J.; Patrick Leahy (Vt.); Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow of Mich.; Barbara Mikulski and Paul Sarbanes of Md.; Patty Murray (Wash.); Jack Reed (R.I.); Harry Reid (Nev.); and Ron Wyden of Oregon.
He's LYING to you!! He knows that Alito is not a monster who hates women, blacks and children. He just disagrees with Alito on many issues. Instead of ensuring that Alito is a qualified jurist and then giving him a fair shake as the Republicans did during the Clinton years, he joins in the smearing of a good man. Notice where he says: "....we've got to persuade the American people that, in fact, their values are at stake,". That's the only way they can advance their agenda, scarying the bejezus out of people that the Republicans want to take us back to the dark ages. Ask Tom Daschle how that works Mr. Obama.

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