While the BBC says that Senator Barack Obama is proving hard to stop, Boston Herald columnist Margery Eagan, a self proclaimed “Obama girl” is having some misgivings: When backing Barack feels like joining a cult
I’m nervous about the “O’Bambi” factor. Will the terrorists move in next door when Obama’s in the White House?
I’m nervous because too many Obama-philes sound like Moonies, or Hare Krishnas, or the Hale-Bopp-Is-Coming-To-Get-Me nuts.
Applause for blowing his nose included.
Oh – I’m nervous because it’s all gone to his head and he hasn’t even won yet.
I’m nervous because it’s gone to a lot of other people’s heads as well. Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings introduced Obama last week in Baltimore and said, “This is not a campaign for president of the United States, this is a movement to change the world.”
And to save your soul, too.
Do you really want a President with a Messianic agenda?
I certainly don’t.
Then there’s the reality of the Obama campaign: Sister Toldjah explores Barack Obama’s ties to lobbyists and special interests
Let’s break this down: Obama saw the influence of lobbyists during his two little years in Washington, so he wanted to “take a different approach” to fundraising (cough) – which, as I noted before, now includes collecting cash from state lobbyists. This, in spite of the fact that as a state senator in Illinois for 8 years, surely he had to have seen the influence lobbyists had/have over state politicians – and what even the taint of having a lobbyist associated with a politician had to look like. Surely he knew this, because he took big money from them.
Obama’s “disdain” for lobbyists hasn’t stopped him from having – you guessed it – state lobbyists play prominent roles in his campaign.
There are also those foreign millions for Obama I posted about the other day. Sister Toldjah continues,
Regarding his (non-transparent) contributions of $200 or less, which constitute over $47 million to his campaign, that’s obviously very impressive, but over $92,000,000 has contributed by the $201+ donors, with $49 million of that being $2000+ donors.
As I noted earlier, my intent isn’t to make BO out to be this evil Washington ogre, but instead to prove that he’s no stranger to how the game works. He’s not a Washington outsider, and outside of being charming and eloquent, is not that different that most other Washington politicians and his agenda is pretty much standard fare for his side of the aisle. Dazzling smile and killer speeches aside, Barack Obama is a half term US Senator who served 8 years in the Illinois state senate, and who has gotten where he is today with an incredible amount of luck and smarts and help, and not just fom “the people,” but from big money, too.
But back to Obama girl Eagan; her question is,
I’m nervous because John McCain says Obama’s is “an eloquent but empty call for change” and in the wee, wee hours, a nagging voice whispers, suppose McCain’s right, too? Then what?
Then what, indeed.
Via “They were actually capturing tally-ban weapons because it was easier getting Taliban weapons than it was for them to get properly equipped by our current Commander in Chief.”
From Gateway Pundit commenter Amy Proctor:
Okay, Gateway, hubby e-mailed me pretty upset over the Obama transcript. He said this:
1. CPT’s command companies, not platoons.
2. Platoons are not divided up to go to 2 different theaters, EVER.
3. There is no ammo shortage in OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan). Many platoons are deployed to remote sites in the mountains and require aerial resupply. Those resupply missions are dependent on favorable weather conditions.
4. Taliban weapons are usually not very good and we would not use them without a very high level of command approval.
5. The CDR in Chief is so high above the platoon level that comment doesn’t even deserve a response.
He’s just trying to exploit democratic boilerplate about OIF being a diversion from “the good war” (OEF). He’s wrong on many levels. We are winning in OIF. I just left Baghdad. We have everything we need except for our OWN government to be united behind victory in OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom)
More at Amy Proctor‘s blog.
Kat says Obama’s got his countries confused.