It's ok to be a partisan pundit but some of Liberal media types in Illinois getting a little unhinged with a guy who after all ditched Forest Claypool for Todd Stroger.
If Stroger the guy who will hang on Obama's coat tails to the White House, the country really in for a dismal four years.
Zorn (who's kept his head better) wrote back in Nov,
The stench of same-old-same-old from John Stroger's years of cronyism and bloat hung over the process, and Obama had every excuse to distance himself from it.Obama's website is about him and his threat he'll bring Cook County's grubby machinations and tawdry favor-swapping to Washington given the chance.
Instead came this letter--a body blow to Claypool Democrats and the idealists whose fantasy about Obama is that he will transcend the grubby machinations and tawdry favor-swapping of party politics--followed by word from Obama's office that he will appear on stage at a pro-Stroger rally Monday night.
Obama want's to abandon Liberals in Iraq. He wants to build walls of protectionism around the US. He endorsed the worst kind of government in Cook County. He's no progressive: unless that's what progressivism has become today.
Sweet should offer some analysis to defend all of this instead cheer leading the man.
The 2008 elections not about you or me but about what Americans are called to do. Liberals knew this once.
My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.Try squaring abandonment of our allies in Iraq with those words. But then maybe Sweet's right, Obama's all about telling us what America will do for you. Stroger should be warning enough about believing any of that.
Update: Credit John Howard. The Obama hype has been hoping problems go away by not talking about them much. Talk about pot smoking, his middle-name, and on-and-on. It takes an Austrialian ally to call out Obama on the mixed signels he sends to our enemies. Obama responded
The 45-year-old senator waded into a major foreign policy row just one day after formally announcing his candidacy, telling Mr Howard he should dispatch 20,000 Australians to Iraq if he wanted to back up his comments.
Obama voted to confirm Gen Petreaus for Iraq Command but introduced a non-binding (i.e. no defunding the war) resolution of no-confidence in Petreaus's mission. That's muddled, confused policy about war. It's not even anti-war, just a dodge.
Al-Qaeda's head of the Islamic State of Iraq, Abu Omar Al-Baghdadi said Victory from Allah, Victory is Near, and he's not muddled on his plan, ...to butcher the wounded Crusader tyrant and take advantage of the collapse of morale among [the Crusader] soldiers and commanders; to unite the ranks of the mujahideen and to strengthen the foundations of the Islamic State [of Iraq]. Al-Baghadadi picking up thoughts of demoralization from the talk of redeployment.
America can't redeploy from these butchers. They're coming for us. Obama supporters are going to need to offer more than hope. We'll have to fight them where ever we redeploy too.
A nice start would be Lynn Sweet and the rest of the media started asking the questions so we don't have to depend on Australians to wake us from this dream world.
xp Bill Baar's West Side