The State of Ohio Blogger Alliance has undertaken the task of highlighting criticisms of the Obama ticket that the in-the-tank MSM works hard to downplay or outright ignore. The effort has been titled “Help Ohio Prevent Electing Obama Now” (HOPE ON), and, in all, 13 installments will be rolled out for blog readers to peruse and reflect upon.
Matt Hurley of Weapons of Mass Discussion has produced HOPE ON Part 4, complete with video. The video points out that when our U.S. Senators are gauged along the political spectrum, the one occupying the very far left end point along that spectrum is none other than Senator Obama. Senator Biden ranks as number 3 on the leftward end. For some perspective, Matt Hurley points out that Senator Bernie Sanders is an avowed socialist, and he ranks as number 4 on the leftward end.
From the Buckeye RINO perspective:
Obama has publicly stated that there is no Red America, no Blue America, only the United States of America. Are we all supposed to flock to the left-most point along the political spectrum in order to be united? How, exactly, is Barack Obama reaching to the other side of the aisle when he votes 97% of the time with the majority of his own party? Half the time that he doesn’t vote with the majority of the party, it’s because he took a stance even farther to the left, like he does on the abortion issue. So only one-point-five-percent of the time he votes to the right of the majority of his party? And even when he votes to the right, he’s likely to do so on an issue where both the Republicans and the Democrats are wrong, like a totally screwed-up system of getting warrants to wiretap. I want my 4th Amendment rights preserved, for Pete’s sake. From an ideological standpoint, Obama can’t even reach me. How are we supposed to believe him when he says he can reach across the aisle to provide leadership that can unite our country? He has a difficult enough time even appearing on Fox News or talking to ordinary reasonable people like Joe the Plumber. For crying out loud, when I was a Republican state rep candidate in a heavily Democrat district, I’d appear at any forum, talk with any of the media, and, especially, go door-to-door and talk to voters of any political persuasion. I made every attempt to connect, but Obama does not. If a Joe the Plumber comes along, his character has to be assassinated. If an anchor on Fox News wants an interview, forgetaboutit. Obama cannot unify with the rest of the country, which is why the country cannot unify with Obama. You can’t get there from here.
I’ve got news for Senator Obama. I know where Blue America is, and it’s not exactly crazy about guaranteeing my First Amendment rights. Judging by the Obama camp’s Orwellian communication tactics, I’m not optimistic that my more conservative voice will be heard during an Obama presidency.
McCain and I don’t agree on a number of issues, but there are some on which we do agree. McCain appears before all media, in any venue, and addresses ordinary people from across the political spectrum with respect. McCain is reaching out. He’s even reached out as far to the left as Obama is, on occasion (the socialistic bailout bill, for example). So, if there’s somebody that stands a chance of reaching everybody, it’s McCain, from the middle of the spectrum, not Obama, from the left end of the spectrum who has a hard time even reaching the middle (and expresses disdain while doing so), let alone those who are to the right of center, like me.
By the way, check out the additional commentary at BizzyBlog concerning what Obama might decree in the way of Executive Orders if he were President.