Monday, August 08, 2011

Liberals buzz over brutal takedown of Obama | Campaign 2012

Liberals buzz over brutal takedown of Obama | Campaign 2012:

Surprise. What many of us Obama watchers since the race against Bobby Rush knew, and what only those watchers from the right were willing to say. Illinois's liberal left media kept quiet.
"Why has Obama been such a disappointment? Westen comes up with a few theories that sound strikingly familiar to Obama's critics on the right. Perhaps Obama 'is simply not up to the task' of being president. Perhaps the Democrats who were so dazzled by his campaign speeches should have noticed 'some disquieting aspects of his biography.' Among those disquieting aspects: 'that he had accomplished very little before he ran for president, having never run a business or a state; that he had a singularly unremarkable career as a law professor, publishing nothing in 12 years at the University of Chicago other than an autobiography; and that, before joining the United States Senate, he had voted 'present' (instead of 'yea' or 'nay') 130 times, sometimes dodging difficult issues.' Go to any conservative blog, and you'll find many similar critiques, dating to well before the 2008 election.

There's just one thing missing from Westen's indictment. If Obama has been such a profound disappointment, such a profound failure, why hasn't someone in the liberal wing of the Democratic party launched a primary challenge against him? Westen doesn't even mention the possibility."

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