21
Jun
08

Big Trouble in Little Obama

Baracka Obama’s pledge to take only public financing was recently abandoned.  He claims he needs private money to battle the eeeeeviilllll 527s that the Republicans are organizing in their shadow rooms, plotting with Satan, Kali, Shiva, Tiamat, Loki, Walt Disney, and any other evil superpower of the universe.

Seriously,  he thinks that the Republicans (the same Republicans who are floating a candidate that can’t rouse the base) are plotting against him.

And Obama said he refused to let the Democrats be hampered when the Republican National Committee (RNC), political action committees and “527” groups plan to spend millions on “smears and attacks.”

He’s even played the race card already.

“[The Republicans are] going to try to make you afraid of me. He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?”

It’s exquisite paranoia.

So, he’s using this excuse to justify reneging on his pledge to take only public money so he can continue to take gobs and gobs of private money (and if you think this money is coming exclusively from “concerned citizens”, you’re an idealistic fool).  Considering he’s already pledged not to have any lobbyists on his staff (and that was quickly disproven), he’s losing any credibility as a reformer.  And it seems editors of newspapers, those who elevated him during the primary campaign, are steamed that he is such a boldface liar.  We’ll see if they start a more critical evaluation of their paper messiah, or if they’ll continue to be loyal soldiers and attack McCain and leave Obama alone.

I’m guessing the hurt the editors are feeling is going to trump party loyalty.  When you lie like that, the “Straight-Take Express” is looking pretty darn good.

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3 Responses to “Big Trouble in Little Obama”


  1. 1 goodtimepolitics
    June 21, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Obama also has trouble with supporting the Bush Spy Bill! 🙂
    http://goodtimepolitics.com/2008/06/20/freedom-of-expression-vs-separation-of-church-and-state/

  2. 2 William
    June 21, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    TPM:

    “It’s quite a thing to see John McCain denouncing Barack Obama for breaking his word on public financing when McCain himself is at this moment breaking the law in continuing to spend over the spending limits he promised to abide by through the primary season in exchange for public financing. (By the FEC’s rules, we’re still in the primary phase of the election and will be until the conventions.) … this is not hyperbole or some throw away line. He’s really doing it. McCain opting into public financing, accepted the spending limits and then profited from that opt-in by securing a campaign saving loan. And then he used some clever, but not clever enough lawyering, to opt back out. And the person charged with saying what flies and what doesn’t — the Republican head of the FEC — said he’s not allowed to do that. He can’t opt out unilaterally unless the FEC says he can.”

  3. 3 docattheautopsy
    June 22, 2008 at 12:44 am

    Fine. Bash McCain all you want. They’re both politicians, and McCain’s broke his word to the GOP base numerous times.

    Obama, on the other hand, is the one out there preaching “Change”. Are you going to recognize him for what he is– a politician formed from the mold of the Chicago political machine?

    I scanned your blog– still no criticism of any Democrat. Way to be a paragon of the intellectual class. Open mind my ass.


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