March 26, 2008

LET'S GIVE MR. MACGILLIS THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT...:

In Obama's New Message, Some Foes See Old Liberalism (Alec MacGillis, 3/26/08, Washington Post)

[A]s Obama heads into the final presidential primaries, Sen. John McCain and other Republicans have already started to brand him a standard-order left-winger, "a down-the-line liberal," as McCain strategist Charles R. Black Jr. put it, in a long line of Democratic White House hopefuls.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign has also started slapping the L-word on Obama, warning that his appeal among moderate voters will diminish as they become more aware of liberal positions he took in the past, such as calling for single-payer health care and an end to the U.S. embargo against Cuba. "The evidence is that the more [voters] have been learning about him, the more his coalition has been shrinking," Clinton strategist Mark Penn said.

The double-barreled attack has presented Democratic voters with some persistent questions about Obama: Just how liberal is he? And even if he truly is a new kind of candidate, can he avoid being pigeonholed with an old label under sustained assault?

Despite being rated the most liberal senator in 2007 by the National Journal, Obama has sought to confound easy categorization.


...and assume he couldn't keep a straight face while he typed that last sentence any more than you can keep one reading it.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 26, 2008 7:22 AM
Comments

"the terms have lost their meaning". You know Liberals have lost all arguments when they claim their standard has no meaning, re-brand themselves as "Progressives", and constantly try to hide their record of Liberalism.

We should run as Conservatives, and let the country decide. It's worked fairly well since the Summer of Love.

Posted by: JonSK at March 26, 2008 8:12 AM

We need a new updated term for uber-delusional progressives. Barking moonbats comes to mind.

Posted by: erp at March 26, 2008 10:16 AM
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