I Endorse Barack Obama for President
Thank you Hillary for doing the right thing and giving us this man as the Democratic Nominee
By Erick Posted in 2008 | Barack Obama | Cheap Suits Fold Easily | John McCain | Obamafiles — Comments (20) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
I take an unusual step today, I realize. A number of my friends, family, and closest associates will no doubt disown me. Rush Limbaugh will probably never mention RedState again. But I have to endorse Barack Obama for President.
I owe Barack Obama an endorsement. The campaign Barack Obama has run this far has earned him my admiration. While I've criticized people like Doug Kmiec for supporting Obama, I have seen the light.
I, Erick-Woods Erickson, do this day endorse Barack Obama for President. He has done all I have asked and now I should do at least one thing he asks and give him my support.
Please do read on . . .
When I beat up Obama for failing to repudiate Rev. Wright, Obama threw him under the bus.
When I punched Obama for telling the Teamsters he'd let them out of federal supervision, he backed down on that through a statement "clarification."
After I questioned Obama's patriotism because of his lack of a flag lapel pin, he put one on.
After harassing Obama for saying Iran was no threat, he willingly changed his mind and decided Iran is, in fact, a serious threat.
When Obama opened his mouth and lied about his family connection to the holocaust, he clarified again. Never mind that he's told several different groups several different variations -- he still attempted to do what I thought he needed to do.
When I bullied Obama over not going to Iraq with John McCain, his campaign decided he might just go.
Heck, I even picked on Barry for his "unilateral meetings with rogue nations" and Barry graciously nuanced his way out of it.
Then there's the other stuff like his fully transparent campaign. He harassed John McCain for being secretive like the Bushies, I punched back, and Obama released just one page on his medical history so we couldn't see that he actually has health problems due to his continued smoking. Likewise, he won't even release his birth certificate to prove he really is an American citizen. I love that he's willing to let this story and the whole "closet Muslim" story fester rather than be transparent like he claims he is. That just helps me out! And it signals that he really is just like the other guys; never mind the marketing.
Oh, and now after I demanded he throw Jim Johnson under the bus, Barry Obama does just that.
I love this guy. Everything I ask him to do, he does. Sure, sometimes I have to bop him on the nose, but just cause he's into S&M doesn't mean he's not my type of guy.
Hell, look at John McCain. People attack him over supporting the surge and he does not cave. Those of us on the right beat him up over believing in that global warming crap and he will not yield to us. We wanted him to support the Bush tax cuts and he refused. And he does not apologize for it! The nerve of that guy.
Some people call that leadership. I call it stubbornness. Contrast John McCain's stubborn refusal to do as I say when I say with Barry's willingness to cave faster than a Taliban member with an F/A-18 over head.*
I have to endorse Barry Obama. Thus far he's done nothing but signal his willingness to be my gimp. And me likey that!
*Note to the libs: this is a play on the word "cave" not a play on the word "Hussein".