Monday, July 21, 2008

Say it ain't so Senator!

I've had a few folks ask me questions about what is going on with Sen. Obama and his seemly sudden turn to the right. I don't claim to have all the answers, but I'll take a shot at a couple.

Why did Sen. Obama go back on his pledge to use public campaign money?

Well, this is a simple one. He wants to win. He is raising all kinds of money, much more than he would get from public financing. He is out raising McCain. Only a dope would give up that advantage just to prove a point.

And it is important to note, he isn't taking a dime from lobbyists. The money he is raising is from regular folks like you and me...and David Geffen.

Why did Sen. Obama vote for the FISA bill that gives the government the tools they need to tear away my rights as an American?

I'm guessing here, but I think it was like this: The bill was going to pass anyway and he didn't want anyone to call him soft on terrorism. It sucks, but running for President means you have to do a few things you'd not normally do.


Jim said...

I know you're just guessing, but didn't want to appear soft on terrorism so instead he appears "soft" on civil liberties and privacy rights?

The T-Dude said...

Concidering how atrocious the Bush administration has been, I don't think he's very worried about people thinking he won't be better on civil liberties.

Anonymous said...

FISA: Obama is a constitutional lawyer and is well aware that once he gets into office he can easily take FISA totally off the table.