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.
Here are my recaps of Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, and Part 11.
Return of the Conservatives has the scoop on part 12. Watch the video there or here. In 2007, Obama was rated the most liberal member of the Senate, with a whopping 95.5 rating on the liberal 100-point scale from National Journal, who reveals their rating methodology here. That’s just one measure. As pointed out at Return of the Conservatives, there are other measures. The Citizens Club for Growth rated Obama tied for last place with a zero rating in Obama’s first year in office. Also pointed out at Return of the Conservatives:
He has a 0% rating from the Americans for Tax Reform and a 13% rating from Citizens Against Government Waste. His hatred for the Second Amendment was clear with his support of the DC gun ban, and further it is no surprise that the NRA gives him a F rating, and the Gun Owners of America gives him a 0% rating.
From the Buckeye RINO perspective:
This video and the one for HOPE ON Part 4 are nearly identical in content, so you might want to pull up Part 4 for further commentary.
These liberal scores are just based upon votes. What isn’t measured are the ideals that Obama has held very close to the vest (HOPE ON Part 6) about where he ultimately wants to lead this country. Given the smoking gun of his 2001 radio interview, as mentioned in HOPE ON Part 8, that suggests that his liberal leanings equate with those of Bill Ayers (HOPE ON Part 7) except for the violence (Obama denounced the violence carried out and advocated for by Ayers, but never denounced the radical views of Ayers–in fact, as more of the puzzle pieces come together, the ideological portrait of Obama is resembling that of Ayers more and more), which would put Obama to the left of virtually every blogger in Ohio’s political blogosphere, to the left of every other presidential candidate, including Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney, and to the left of nearly every popular liberal icon, like Michael Moore, Jane Fonda, and Bill Maher, let alone the other U.S. Senators.
October 31, 2008 at 3:15 pm
We will find out soon enough if America is ready to elect someone so left that he makes Jimmy Carter look like he is the founder of the Heritage Foundation.
October 31, 2008 at 3:28 pm
Obama’s not only following all of Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” he’s also following the Orwell’s “1984.”
November 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm
I would have said that Sen Obama is following of the grand traditions of P T Barnum, with him as the ringmaster.
November 3, 2008 at 2:59 pm
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November 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm
Maybe even in the wizarding traditions of Lord Voldemort.
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