Obama Not Changing Much
July 9, 2008
Why don’t the Obama fanatics talk – or blog – about his support for FISA and his adoption of faith based initiatives? Ideology, inconveniences, and cognitive dissonance. (I’m way more worried about creeping threats to the Establishment Clause – from liberals even! – than I am about the Second Amendment.) Those are precisely the kind of things I hate Bush for, but when Obama does them, silence. OK, maybe he’s compromising to win the election, but that’s not exactly change, is it? And, needless to say, it would be way too much to ask for the left that is pissed at Bush for scuttling science to call Obama out for this howler:
“We’ve seen just a skyrocketing autism rate. Some people are suspicious that it’s connected to the vaccines. This person included. The science right now is inconclusive, but we have to research it.”
The science right now is fucking conclusive, and it ain’t on Obama’s side. (But, never fear, Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy are on the case.) Next up for Obama’s bad science, an “open-minded” appreciation of homeopathy?
I like him, and really want him to win, but I’m not expecting much. And, btw, I thought his speech in Iowa was dumb.
Those are some reasons I’m dubious. But here’s what America’s really worried about: