Obama’s flimsy resume gives nation liberal cause for alarm
By Jim Wooten | Friday, June 6, 2008, 08:38 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Oh goodness, what have we done?
Democrats desperate to regain the White House, and thus eliminate any obstacle to precipitous flight from the reality that there are, indeed, evil people who wish and will try to kill us, and from the reality that free and functioning markets, and not bureaucrats, distribute wealth, now find themselves with a standard-bearer. My goodness, what have we done?
He’s a charming fellow, no doubt. Charming and most liberal — the most liberal member of the U.S. Senate, according to the National Journal. He has come this far, defeating the political machine once thought invincible, the second phase of the Clinton Dynasty, on the promise of change and the vague suggestion that he alone is the messiah who can move America beyond partisanship. On those promises, the young flock to him, enraptured by the rhetoric and his relative youth.
The reality is, of course, that not a one of his admirers can point to a single thing in Barack Obama’s past, and especially in his brief two years in the U.S. Senate, that supports the supposition that he’s anything other than the kind of politician the nation has repeatedly rejected when offered up by national Democrats — George McGovern, Michael Dukakis, John Kerry, Al Gore.
He’s a doctrinaire liberal who, like that wing of the Democratic Party, voted to deny both Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito a place on the U.S. Supreme Court despite their exceptional, undisputed qualifications. He’s a doctrinaire liberal who would lead his party in quick retreat from Iraq and who would offer the nation a round of tax increases that would either destroy the incentive to work or create a new industry in tax avoidance.