Face the facts Obama is a blue dog Democrat he is no progressive:
by Joshuagen, Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 03:06:44 AM EST
Most people here are in total denial and do not want to face facts. It is fantastic that Bush is gone and it is equally fantastic that McCain got crushed but those facts do not make Obama a progressive.
Let us look at the issues and his positions:
He is for extraordinary rendition.If I may jog your memory
Sen. Obama Promised to Support Repealing PATRIOT Act, then Voted to Extend it.
He is against Gay and Lesbian marriages.
Rick Warren is his buddy "wink wink nod nod"
Do you remember Donnie McClurkin in SC?
His plans for faith based initiative are indistinguishable from those of Bush's.
Rhetoric on NAFTA that we heard in Ohio last year was just that.
Commerce secretary pick Judd Gregg scores 0% on AFL-CIO union issues.
His fiscal brain trust consists of "Banker bailing" Geithner and Summers.
He has picked Gen James Jones who could have been McCain's pick to head the NSC. He had no problem selecting "Anne Oakley" to be the SOS. Perhaps in the end she would turn out to be lot more "progressive" than him.
He prefers "blue dog" Kathleen Sebelius over progressive "Howard Dean".
He thinks Time Kaine is a great replacement for Dean.
If he barks like a "Blue Dog" he is a blue dog.
Thank God we did not elect McCain.