What A Slimy Fellow Obama Is
by Gary Boatwright, Fri Apr 14, 2006 at 08:04:45 AM EDT
Hey! Don't blame me. I'm [just quoting ttp://www.thenation.com/doc/20060424/coc kburn] an article by Alexander Cockburn in the Nation, They Should Have Hissed Barack Obama by Alexander Cockburn:The war's coming home all right, in the form of people dreadfully wounded in body and spirit. Thousands of tragedies will unwind, often violently, for years to come. But for now, for the most part it's pictures on TV, not tears and terror on the hearth rug. So the Democrats in Congress aren't too worried about pressure from their antiwar constituents.
The awful six-termer Jane Harman faces a primary challenge from Marcy Winograd in Southern California, after a couple of unions defied tradition and endorsed Winograd. Meanwhile, at the other end of the country in Connecticut, Senator Joe Lieberman faced a decidedly cool audience at a big Democratic dinner at the end of March and got bailed out by brother senator Barack Obama from Illinois, who told the crowd to haul out their checkbooks and make sure Lieberman gets returned for another term.
Any friend of Joe Lieberman's is no friend of mine, no friend of the progressive movement and certainly no friend of the anti-war movement. Am I the only one who didn't know that Obama was a Bush lite warmonger?
Here's the paragraph in Alexander Cockburn's article I quote in my title:What kind of a signal is this? Here is Obama, endlessly hailed as the brightest rising star in the Democratic firmament, delivering (at a closely watched political dinner, with Lieberman's primary opponent, Ned Lamont, sitting in the crowd) a ringing endorsement of his "mentor," Lieberman, Bush's closest Democratic ally on the Iraq War, one of the architects of welfare "reform" and overall pretty much a symbol of everything that's been wrong with the Democratic Party for the past twenty years. What a slimy fellow Obama is, as befits a man symbolizing everything that will continue to be wrong with the Democratic Party for the next twenty years.
Every time I look up he's doing something disgusting, like distancing himself from his fellow senator Dick Durbin for denouncing the torture center at Guantánamo or cheerleading the nuke-Iran crowd.
It's official now. Barak Obama is a warmonger torture freak Lieberman clone.