Obama has no trouble making the issue about race a non-issue, but he cowers at the suggestion that he is a pure unadulterated left wing liberal along the lines of Ted Kennedy and George McGovern. Be Honest with America Barack.
As once again stated in an op ed today in the Wall Street Journal:
National Journal rated him as the most liberal person in the Senate in 2007, and for good reason. On economic policy, Mr. Obama favors higher income, Social Security and corporate taxes. He supports massive increases in domestic spending and greater government regulation of the economy. He favors a significantly larger role for the federal government in health care. He opposes the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Mr. Obama has criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a partial birth abortion ban, and he wants to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. He voted against John Roberts and Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court. In Illinois, Mr. Obama supported banning the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns. And he supports granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.
On national security matters, Mr. Obama voted to deny legal immunity to telecom companies that have cooperated with the government in warrantless wiretapping of suspected terrorists. He wants to grant habeas corpus rights to detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. He supports a full-scale withdrawal from Iraq. And he says, in his first year in office, he would meet with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea without preconditions.
It’s no wonder that Mr. Obama has been endorsed by Moveon.org – one of the most radical groups within the liberal universe.
And yet he is touted as a new Democrat? In a pig’s eye perhaps. Nothing but another cult-of-personality friends. He’s a repackaged unabashed McGovern liberal. So come out of the closet Barack. Admit what you are and if the public want a repackaged 1970’s era McGovern liberal then they will vote for you. But don’t tout yourself as a “new” democrat.
*** UPDATE *** Check out this op ed in today’s Washington Post on Obama’s extremist abortion position. Read it here.