Obama Howler of the Year!

This is from an Obama supporter on the blog, but I think it’s a wonderful summary of the intellectual dishonest that support for Obama has caused in so many people:

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Nothing is more public a financing system than to only accept money from individual donors.

What next? There is nothing more black than white? There is nothing more up than down? There is nothing more warlike than peace?

I need to thank Eddie and Jeffrey for first pushing me into the idea that the Obama campaign was basically deceptive. While these commentators support Obama in spite of his dishonesty, if the “Private Funding is Public” meme actually originated with Camp Obama, I guess this proves their point!

I had not heard this one before. I am literally laughing out loud!

5 thoughts on “Obama Howler of the Year!”

  1. By “individual donors” I assume bill is referring to non-corporate individual donors, right? If so… I wonder why he is anti-free speech when it comes to corporate donors… or in his world do individuals who group together as a corporation lose their right to free speech?

  2. I accept the honor. I’d like to thank those who made this possible – the Sun (god), and Joe Pesci. God bless Joe Pesci.

  3. Obama BAAAD.

    No, but seriously. Although the majority of the money that Obama is getting is being raised the way that it should be (grassroots, individual donors rather than corporations) what I don’t like is that he is still allowing himself the option of still taking corporate money.
    If the campaign was to come out and say that the online individual contributions would be the only money that they would accept, that might bring back the credibility in this dept. As it is, the only money they’re accepting is ALL.

    *Still not voting for McCain unless I get a time machine to take me back to 2000

  4. As an addendum, after reading the specific quote again.

    The Obama campaign is probably fuzzing the line between corporate and individual, utilizing the legal acceptance of a corporation as an individual, but not acknowledging it as such in an effort to appear to be anti-corporation, which is popular.

  5. Brendan,

    Get this: $30,000/plate!

    Courtesy of the New York Times [1] and Weekly Standard [2],

    Now there seems to be a new Barack Obama on the hustings. First, he broke his promise to try to keep both major parties within public-financing limits for the general election. His team explained that, saying he had a grass-roots-based model and that while he was forgoing public money, he also was eschewing gold-plated fund-raisers. These days he’s on a high-roller hunt.

    Even his own chief money collector, Penny Pritzker, suggests that the magic of $20 donations from the Web was less a matter of principle than of scheduling. “We have not been able to have much of the senator’s time during the primaries, so we have had to rely more on the Internet,” she explained as she and her team busily scheduled more than a dozen big-ticket events over the next few weeks at which the target price for quality time with the candidate is more than $30,000 per person.

    It may be the old politics, but it’s still “change” because Obama says so!


    I’m sure Obama will govern in a relatively more lefty manner than McCain, in spite of his turns against FISA, against MoveOn, and against late-term abortion [3]. Voting on that assumption surely is reasonable.

    Hopefully he’ll be a Democratic Bush III — a Bill Clinton, in other words — who continues our policies of foreign intervention, globalization, and so on.

    [1] http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/04/opinion/04fri1.html?_r=1&ref=opinion&oref=slogin
    [2] http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2008/07/required_reading_6.asp
    [3] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2008/07/04/obama-against-choice.html

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