Thursday, December 18, 2008
Obama chose Rick Warren for the invocation ...
... because Jerry Falwell wasn't available.
The Christian fundamentalists are also very unhappy with this. To them, Warren is colluding with the enemy just by accepting Obama's invite.
I always assumed that Obama concealed his political positions to conceal his liberalism. Perhaps he has been concealing his political positions to conceal his conservatism!
Looking at his voting record Obama is a fairly conservative blue dog democrat. Laid down and gave his vote to Bush on FISA - torture - illegal wiretaps etc., think he voted for the credit card bankruptcy bill, and so on. He is way too religous for my taste.
My opinion he seems to be a bit of a homophobe that is a popular position in the black church.
Think he was lucky he was not in the Senate when the vote to use force in Iraq came up. I suspect he would of voted for it based on his warmongering campaign.
I really don't understand the lefty blogs crying that Obama is not a liberal - have you been paying any attention? At least he is smart and curious, and has to make better decisions than Bush; but I am pretty sure he has been pre-approved by the New World Order.
Mart wrote, Looking at his voting record Obama is a fairly conservative blue dog democrat.
I don't think that's really true. If you look at the scorecards put out by Americans for Democratic Action, his yearly scores are very close to Hillary's.
Of course, that hardly makes him the "most liberal Senator," as those idiotic propagandists at National Journal would have us believe. But he's not super conservative, either.
I should add that, by my own preferences, he's too conservative.
I really don't understand the lefty blogs crying that Obama is not a liberal - have you been paying any attention?
Me, all I did was read up on the ADA scorecards before the primary. By the time it got to my state (MD), it was him or Hillary. As I say above, they are about the same ideologically, but I gave the edge to Obama because (a) Hillary seems to have a problem with being consistent about her core values, (b) he seemed marginally (if only marginally) less hawkish.