January 10, 2008

A new kind of politics

Oh really?

A close examination of Obama's first campaign clouds the image he has cultivated throughout his political career: The man now running for president on a message of giving a voice to the voiceless first entered public office not by leveling the playing field, but by clearing it.
H/T to commenters Sally and gqmartinez at taylormarsh.com

1 comment:

NVFactCheck said...

Now let me get this straight ... when progressives challenge the potentially fraudulent signatures on petitions submitted, say by Sharron Angle and The Club For Grotwh ... on a petition submitted to qualify a measure to, say ... cut property taxes to the point that rural Nevada communities and schools will dry up and blow away ... that's OK?

But when a candidate for public office challenges the potentially fraudulent signatures on petitions to qualify opponents for the ballot -- and those signatures are in fact found to the fraudulent ... that's not OK?

Who's at fault in these two identical scenarios ... the person who collected what are later deemded to be fraudulent signatures to qualify for the ballot, or the person that challenges the legitimacy of fraudulent documents.

What's "progressive" about fraud?

One might expect the ardent supporters of the wife of a man who gave up his law license to avoid perjury proscecution to have this kind of twisted logic.

Sharron and the nutjobs on the right should be thrilled to know that the leader of the RDC will let them have a pass on fraudulent signatures in the future, in the interest of "leveling the playing field."