obama’s speech

Russell Korobkin details some praise for obama’s speech tonight which I generally agree with and then notes two weaknesses of which this is the 2nd:

Failing to attack the Bush administration for trampling the Constitution, trashing privacy rights, and mistreating prisoners of war.

Perhaps obama, as candidate for commander-in-chief, did not make this attack because he does not have a problem with at least the first two items on this list.

Or perhaps he fears the loss of too many votes from the Brooks and Dunn crowd, you know, the republicans.

obama the politician

obama continues to show his true colors, this time on offshore drilling, and Bryan nails him:

Obama doesn’t have to worry about sacrificing principles, he doesn’t have any.
Following on the heels of his FISA vote you have to wonder if there is anything he won’t give away for a “compromise”. I would say that assuming he will protect a woman’s right to choose is a pretty iffy proposition at this point. You have to wonder if Al Gore is regretting his endorsement.
For the record, no law is normally a better idea than a bad law.

This is not really new to Bryan but it can not be said enough. obama is another politician. They do not have your interests in mind just your votes.

Oh yea, there has been little legislation produced by congress, since its first session, that is not a result of deeply flawed compromises and when there is unanimity or near unanimity it is legislation of little consequence or something that should scare the stuffing out of you