This One is For Those Who Believe Obama Will Govern as a Centrist

And you know who you are.

Back in 2005, Obama apparently wrote a “diary” for the ultra left-wing Daily Kos. Turns out it was only two posts, but that is a diary to the Kossacks, so we’ll call it a diary. Anyway, a few things should be noted about the Daily Kos:

  1. It is as liberal as you can get on the political spectrum. The very fact that Obama contributed to it as a writer sits in direct conflict with his efforts to portray himself, and people’s perception of him, as a centrist. Take a gander around the Kos and you’ll see paranoia and insanity in it’s most naked form.
  2. The Kos has very definite anti-Semitic undertones. You could even say anti-Semitic overtones. An article from earlier this year, “Eulogy before the Inevitability of Self-Destruction: The Decline and Death of Israel,” pretty much says it all. The fact that Obama, good friend to Rashid Khalidi, has contributed to a site with such bigotry certainly gives merit to the argument that Obama is no friend to the Jews.

Now, to the article in question, Obama’s Kos piece from 2005 entitled, “Tone, Truth and the Democratic Party.” Well, truth has nothing to do with Obama’s writings, it’s all about tone. Obama instructs his groupies to tone it down, saying, “I am convinced that, our mutual frustrations and strongly-held beliefs notwithstanding, the strategy driving much of Democratic advocacy, and the tone of much of our rhetoric, is an impediment to creating a workable progressive majority in this country.” In other words, the only way to create a progressive (liberal) majority is to stop acting so darn leftist, and act more like a moderate. Not that you have to be moderate, just act like you are. Once we get into office, we can revert to our true left-wing selves. Muah-ha-ha.

Oh, and here’s a line worthy of big guffaw: “And I don’t believe we get there by vilifying good allies.” I’m sure Hillary Clinton would disagree with that.

Here’s one of my favorite lines from The Great Unifier: “Fighting on behalf of the poor and the vulnerable is not the same as fighting for homophobia and Halliburton.” There you have it, straight from the jackass’ mouth. If you don’t believe in the same things he does, then you must be a greedy homophobe who delights in the misfortune of others. The absolute gall of this guy to call others on their behavior when his own aunt lives in the slums of Boston, and he does absolutely nothing about it.

But what it all comes down to is this: “Let me be clear: I am not arguing that the Democrats should trim their sails and be more “centrist.”  In fact, I think the whole “centrist” versus “liberal” labels that continue to characterize the debate within the Democratic Party misses the mark.  Too often, the “centrist” label seems to mean compromise for compromise sake, whereas on issues like health care, energy, education and tackling poverty, I don’t think Democrats have been bold enough.” Obama fully intends to interfere with every institution he can get his hands on, and certainly not while acting as a centrist. His writings make it clear that his modus operandi is to act moderately to get elected, but revert to liberalism after taking the Oath of Office. It’s really not hard to see, but it is baffling why so many are blind to it.

[h/t: Sweetness and Light via Gateway Pundit]

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3 responses to “This One is For Those Who Believe Obama Will Govern as a Centrist

  1. jj

    Centrist would be a relief…But it would take a centrist to govern as one..That would be a MAJOR CHANGE and more than we can hope for in Obama.
    Centrist is not compromise..It’s an actual political party.
    Google the Centrist Party..

  2. drslogan

    Obama will govern only for a first couple of years. After this he will rule:
    http://drslogan.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/nov-4-your-county-your-call/

    this election is no longer about choosing between Republicans and Democrats. It’s about choosing between our democratic system as we know it and a totally different state. In that state — which Sen. Obama and people behind him have been working hard to create, free speech will be not so free. In that state, tolerance will not be so tolerant. And in that state many things you’ve been taking for granted will slowly but steadily cease to exist. Many — too many people – don’t realize this. They will vote for Sen. Obama, believing they vote for a bright shiny future. But it’s just a matter of time. In a year or two many of them will say “This is not Barack Obama I thought I knew”.

  3. Obama is a Muslim who actively practiced the faith for over 30 years before entering American politics; he is of partial Arab descent (his father lists his own race as “Arab”). In Indonesia, he studied the Koran in school as a child. It doesn’t surprise me that he would write a piece for Kos; he is certainly no moderate.

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