It’s rather maddening. I’m sitting watching Lou Dobbs discuss the presidential campaign and his guests, which come from both sides of the aisle, are just sitting and laughing as they talk about all the things the McCain campaign has brought out about Obama, and how none seem to stick. Obama’s advocate doesn’t even dispute any of it. Dobbs finds some humor in Obama being called a “redistributor” now.
Sure, there is some bafflement about how come it took so long to dig out some of these things, and how Obama has more than his fair share of having his “coat-tail” hanging out on things. But the funny part is how nobody seems to care.
Obama does have more than his share of baggage. He lacks a real record, with no record of achievement at all. In fact, one of the very few bills he’s put out since he has been in the senate has been criticized by his own party. Nobody seems to care. He’s far far left of the mainstream on most every issue. Nobody seems to care. He has many many questionable associations. Nobody cares. That he is a socialist isn’t even questioned. Nobody cares. That his positions on the issues change almost daily…nobody questions at all.
In two years he’s earned the reputation as THE most liberal Senator. Not number two. Not number eight. Number 1. Nobody notices.
Barack Obama IS a socialist, and was mentored by a communist Frank Marshall Davis. He’s been involved with other socialist groups, walking the walk and talking the talk. When you talk to his supporters about these issues of concern, redistribution of wealth for instance, you will get some story about Joe the plumber not really being a plumber and how plumbers don’t make $250,000 a year… but they don’t answer the first thing about redistribution of wealth, what it means, and its effect. Obama gets a pass.
Obama says one thing, then his supporters say another, and when you question the difference between the two you get some abstract hope and promises answer about how your questioning of it all is actually racist and McCain has seven houses and Obama cares more than the others and kids sing and birds chirp and… you still don’t get a real answer. But nobody seems to mind.
Obama has been involved with a lot of what lead to our current economic conditions, working on ground level with groups that advocated the policies that directly lead to the situation. He lawyered on there behalf, and trained them. In two short years in the Senate he became a darling, earning the number two spot in receiving donations from those that brought us to this. He tells you that it’s the policies of “the last eight years” that got us into this mess, which is a bald faced lie. We buy it.
Obama, the democrat, says he’s gonna give you a tax cut. Schumer, the democrat, says don’t hold your breath… the term is four years so keep “hope” alive. Obama, the democrat, says he’s gonna go after Osama bin Laden, and steer our military onto the path that it needs to be. Barney Frank, the democrat, says he wants the military cut by 25%. Never mind we are dealing with some of the most threatening times and threatening regimes in a long long time. Swish…, right on by without a word…
Obama’s running mate, Joe Biden, tells a closed door meeting that the world faces a threat from Obama being tested by some of these enemies that seek to do us harm. The response? Disbelief that Biden would have said such a silly thing, and how Biden has a habit of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time… Never mind that it’s most probably true. That part nobody seems to care about.
It’s all so frustrating.
In all fairness, some people do care, and care quite a bit… but is it enough. Hopefully, for the rest, they won’t ever have to care.