Either Obama is full of it, or he is ineffectual and weak
By Erick Posted in 2008 | Obamafiles — Comments (19) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
There is a pattern out there. Jim Webb, Jay Rockefeller, Rand Beers, Wesley Clark, Tom Harkin, and a host of others are trying to discredit John McCain's most natural strength, at least a strength that polls very well.
All are making the case that because McCain was a prisoner of war and missed out on the action in Vietnam he really has no military experience to make himself competent in that arena.
Clark is a campaign surrogate for Obama. Rand Beers is an advisor. The others support Obama and are in various ways connected to the campaign.
I am not going to express outrage at the Obama campaign. This can be no surprise to any of us. The man is a compulsive befriender of dirtbags. His campaign excels at having dirtbag surrogates.
Likewise, Obama has no core principles. That the man had to give a speech defending his patriotism is generally proof that most most people recognize he has no patriotism except as a matter of convenience. His whole goal is to get elected President. He will say, do, and lie about anything to get there. It is his ambition. Just as his need to take issue against his country helped him with the far left voters who first sent him into office in Illinois, now he needs to embrace his country in toto to get to the next office.
We cannot be surprised at this.
But we can point something out.
When Obama said the Democrats would no longer take lobbyist money, the DCCC ignored him. The DNC itself is using lobbyist money to pay for its convention in total defiance of Barack Obama's orders.
Therefore, in this case, we are left with only two conclusions. Either this effort to diminish John McCain's service in the military is an intentional, willful strategy of the Obama campaign using surrogates while purportedly giving Obama plausible deniability, or Obama cannot tell them to stop because he is too weak and ineffectual for anyone in his party to take him seriously enough to listen to him.
The first is a disgusting trait of his character that should give one pause if they wish to vote for him. It is also, given what we already know about Obama, the most likely conclusion.
The second is a sign that in office, Obama would be a figurehead unable to stop or influence the leftists he would no doubt bring into office with him. The claims of moderate policy he wants would be ignored in favor of the radical advancement of liberalism his core supporters demand.
Either case makes Obama a bad choice for President.