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Obama = Class

Hillary keeps saying she’s the one best equipped to handle right wing attacks - even though she hasn’t done much of a job of it during her years in the Senate, regardless, Obama stepped up and shows us how it’s done HERE, via Glenn.

Money quote:

“About not wearing an American flag lapel pin, Obama said Republicans have no lock on patriotism.

“A party that presided over a war in which our troops did not get the body armor they needed, or were sending troops over who were untrained because of poor planning, or are not fulfilling the veterans’ benefits that these troops need when they come home, or are undermining our Constitution with warrantless wiretaps that are unnecessary?

“That is a debate I am very happy to have. We’ll see what the American people think is the true definition of patriotism.”

Two questions.

One, why isn’t Hillary directing any of the above toward the right wing?

Two: How can any of you support Hillary over Obama, on a day when he’s actually defending the Constitution and she’s mocking how Obama speaks and how his supporters love him?

Seriously.

Experience or not, Obama is showing he’s the one with class and poise.

3 Responses to “ Obama = Class”

  1. Sue Martin Says:

    Really, I don’t see how Obama can’t win - especially since he’ll fix your computer - and more! See http://obamawill.com

  2. TheSecretWeapon Says:

    I am not an Obama supporter (at least not yet), but I find the “he lacks experience” to be entirely unpersuasive — especially when it’s used as a comparison with Clinton. Obama’s “experience”, legislative accomplishments, age and outside-of-politics career is similar to Abraham Lincoln’s before Lincoln was elected. I vaguely recall that Lincoln was a pretty good president. Obviously, I’m not saying that Obama is the next Abe Lincoln. Rather, I’m pointing out that if voters had disqualifed Lincoln based on this same “he lacks experience” test, America would have missed out on one of its greatest presidents.

    So much of being president is about the ability to communicate and persuade. Obama has considerable skills in that area.

    Again, I’m not an Obama supporter — I disagree with him on many, many things. I have a tough time seeing myself voting for him (or for Clinton, or for McCain (or for any of the other candidates in this year’s race — a recurring theme for me since Bill Clinton first ran for office)). I just don’t like seeing stupid arguments bandied about.

    All this is a long way to say that I agree with Joshua’s point in this blog entry. ;)

  3. Joshua James Says:

    I’d say I don’t agree with Obama on everything, either. I was originally an Edwards supporter.

    And there are things I admire about H. Clinton.

    But it’s not about differences of opinion on policy, there are certain things that are deal-breakers - for example, the Iraq war - Clinton has dodged her vote on that, and she has enabled this President from the get-go. She’s a powerful member of the Dem party - she’s not a first term Senator like Obama, she’s someone with influence and power.

    And, like Pelosi and Reid, she’s not used hardly any of it.

    So Iraq’s a deal breaker for me.

    As is illegal spying and breaking of the Constitution. The FISA things a disgrace, a damned disgrace.

    She’s letting it go, like Pelosi and Reid, I suspect, because she knows the more frustrated people get with Bush, the more seats the Dems will take in the fall. Not a bad strategy, except she took an oath of office to defend and uphold the constitution and she’s throwing that out the window for personal gain.

    I don’t like that. So it’s hard to see voting for her. If it’s between her and McCain, I supposed, but really, she’s not as different from McCain as I’d like . . . she’s McCain lite, I think.

    That’ll piss folks off, but it’s how I see it.

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