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When you have a diary saying Apparently, Even Barack Obama Thinks You're Stupid?

We'll include Barack Obama in the mix of politicians that apparently think all you who were following the FISA debates are as dumb as day-old pill bugs, and it's depressing as hell to have to do so. He may be the Democratic nominee, but he can still write a milquetoast, self-congratulatory justification for choosing the easy way out with the best of them.

You know, I don't mind politicians not agreeing with me much of the time. Or most of the time. And at this point, I'm more than used to various parts of our Constitution being considered strictly optional, and being given away like beads at Mardi Gras.

But it does grate, immeasurably, when they feed us bull and tell us it's candy. I had hoped that, given the length of time it took Obama to come up with a statement, they were going to come up with something substantive. Instead, it appears they were using that time to come up with an assortment of logic-insulting bunk.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat Jun 21st, 2008 at 05:27:23 PM EST
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Hunter is seriously pissed - and why not?
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Jun 21st, 2008 at 06:45:01 PM EST
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refers to this episode:

Daily Kos: Barack Obama: Patron Saint of Daily Kos

Our Senate endorsement vote, warts and all, showed that the community was willing to be strategic in their choice of candidates. Nothing wrong with that, and it's a level of practicality that I often encourage.

Old one, but Kos linked to it recently.

The criticism of Obama in the blogosphere looks a bit like scales dropping from the eyes, is what I meant to say. Not that Obama is evil, but he seems not willing to fight on principle on some issues that - rightly - matter deeply to the blogosphere, like civil rights. Of course, some people (Atrios, Greenwald) have always been more sceptical of Obama. I haven't really seen that on the front page of DKos a lot, before this weekend.

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sat Jun 21st, 2008 at 10:34:24 PM EST
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