Monday, June 30, 2008

Heckles from the left field stands getting louder for Obama

What is Barack Obama and his Cult of Change going to do about these valid criticisms? Blaming them on some mysterious Republican fear machine won't work, because these come from the left side of the political aisle.

First, from NPR's "normally liberal Scott Simon" comes a stinging rebuke of Obama's decision not to accept public financing for the general election campaign.

Speaking of NPR, two years ago, Obama appeared on All Things Considered and said:

The whole issue of money is one I'm constantly struggling with, because my preferance would be that we've got public financing of campaigns and nobody has to raise any money whatsoever. Source: Lisa Rogak's Barack Obama In His Own Words.

Of course one could argue that since Obama raised all the avaiable money out there, that it's impossible for other candidates to get some of their own.

Then there is Obama's flip flop on the Foreign Intellegence Surveillance Act, from Miles Mogulescu in the Huffington Post:

When Barack Obama was on The Daily Show recently, Jon Stewart ended the program with the question, "I wonder when he'll break our hearts?" The answer should not come as a surprise to any mature progressive -- soon. With Obama's announced intention to vote for the FISA bill which will legalize much of George Bush's illegal wiretapping policies (My note: think about what this guy wrote), our hearts may be broken even sooner than expected.

Unpaid and unofficial Obama campaign staffer Keith Olbermann defended this reversal last week, which drew the ire of the Democratic netroots.

Obama hasn't been called on the carpet for his gun control flip flop by the Left--yet.

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2 comments:

Levois said...

I'm still trying to figure out the whole sexism angle that some women in the party are attempting to use against Obama? I know many of them are upset that Hillary didn't get the nomination but how is that sexism. Personally, I won't say Hillary is a bad candidate, but I certainly think she has baggage. If the woman in question running for President wasn't Hillary who knows perhaps Obama's people might be claiming racism because they'd be upset Obama didn't get it.

Pam said...

Now that Obama has to play to the center to woo centrists and righties, the lefties are in a snit. What did they think would happen, that the majority would embrace a Marxist? He has to at least make an appearance of being the candidate for all the people...